If Albury Thunder had known the federal government was keen to provide money for women's change rooms through its controversial sports grants program, the club could have built new facilities this year.
But it missed out because it was never told about the opportunity before the election.
Farrer was not one of the marginal seats that received most of the funding and have become a focus of the sports rorts controversy.
Albury Thunder Junior Rugby League Club has made a submission to the government's Administration of Sports Grants inquiry, signed by president Scott Harris.
"It is the view of my club that insufficient attention is paid to advising sporting bodies of the availability of grants," it stated.
"For instance, the series of grants under inquiry were unknown to this club. Had they been we would have been an applicant.
"We would recommend that a channel of communication be established at club level for notifying of grants."
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The Thunder proposed coming up with a way to identify the weaknesses at each sporting organisation, which could be addressed with government funding over time.
For the rugby league club, that was facilities for women and girls following a big increase in participation numbers.
After missing out, the Thunder are trying to provide female players and referees with facilities themselves by leasing a 40-foot container.
"This will replace the hoop with material sewn around and held up by a mother for the child to change within," the submission stated.
Former federal minister Bridget McKenzie had defended the allocation of the grants before she resigned from the front bench last month, saying the money had helped build women's change rooms.
Albury Thunder Junior Rugby League Club treasurer Keith Martine told The Border Mail it was important to tell the government the club still has an ongoing need for women's facilities.
"Women and girls are playing football when they didn't play 10 years ago ... It's a wonderful thing for them to be playing, but we can't even provide change rooms for them," he said.
"A grant from that would have probably put us over the line, we'd have something really flash by the end of this year. We needed to let them know that down here in Albury we're in an AFL area and we struggle, but we've got nearly 300 kids and many supportive parents."
He said the club had received good support from Albury Council, Farrer MP Sussan Ley and Albury MP Justin Clancy.
Senator McKenzie awarded 73 per cent of the sports grants to projects not among those recommended by Sport Australia. The government inquiry this week heard that Sport Australia had twice warned the office of Wodonga-based senator about the risks of its separate assessment of grants.
Labor MPs also voiced their criticisms in Parliament this week, including at Senator McKenzie's decision to resign over her Wangaratta Clay Target Club membership, rather than the rorts scandal.
"The reason why she should have resigned is all the reasons that are being drip fed out right now-that this process was corrupt, that this process stinks and that the $100 million of taxpayer funds used by those opposite where for Liberal Party purposes," Labor MP Pat Conroy said.