WODONGA Saints want to play regular matches at Bethanga.
Club president David Hansford said more than 500 people had signed a petition with officials to outline their plans during an information night in the township next week.
Moves are already underway to construct netball courts with the Saints setting up a GoFundMe page.
Hansford said it was too early to determine how many matches the club would play at Bethanga or whether it could develop into a permanent arrangement.
“I reckon I get a phone call a week asking when we are coming,” Hansford said.
“It’s been huge.
“I have 500 to 600 signatures on a petition saying get back out here ASAP.
“I’ve had calls from the pub, the fire brigade, the rec reserve, people in Albury saying they will come back to the club if we go back there and phone calls from footballers at other clubs saying they will come back if it happens.
“It’s been really positive so far.”
The club moved from Bethanga to Wodonga’s John Flower Oval in 2002 and is keen to return in a bid to shore up its future.
Hansford believes the switch would help broaden its supporter base, bolster finances and assist with finding volunteers.
“We want to get back to our grassroots,” he said.
“That’s the main thing.
“The club has only had a little bit to do with Bethanga since it moved into town.
“It’s about the club giving back to the town.
“It’s only early days and too early to say how many matches we would play and when that would be but there has been a lot of interest.
“Next Friday’s meeting is the first step.”
Wodonga Saints played a one-off match at Bethanga in 2013.
Tallangatta and District league general manager Gavin Rendell supported Bethanga’s decision to explore its options.
“It’s good that the club has some options,” Rendell said.
Wodonga Saints and Wodonga presently use John Flower Oval on alternate weeks.
Friday’s meeting will be held at Bethanga Pub from 6.30pm.