NORTH Albury Sports Club members have voted overwhelming in support of its wind-up via an online portal on Saturday.
The COVID-19 crisis resulted in an earlier than expected closure of the club before 95 per cent of the 120 members voted in favour of the wind-up and other related steps on Saturday.
An extraordinary meeting to be held at the club had to be called off due to social gathering restrictions.
But members were given a three-hour window to vote online on four motions relating to the sports club wind-up.
They included the appointment of Chamberlain's SBR as the liquidator who will distribute any surplus company assets, following payment to all creditors and administration costs, to the North Albury football-netball, junior football, bowling and cricket clubs on an equal basis.
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"We haven't got the money in the bank yet," NASC chairman Dean Luhrs said.
"We're still waiting for Liquor and Gaming approval to allow those clubs who want them to have them.
"It is the only thing we've got dangling over our heads."
Proceeds from those sales will go to eliminating long-term debts to the Australian Taxation Office and NAB bank.
The sports club shut its doors last Monday along with other licensed clubs and pubs in line with tougher COVID-19 restrictions announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Food stock at the club at the time of the closure was donated to an aged care facility in Union Road and alcohol sold to a local pub.
The Bunton Park facility is being handed back to Albury Council which is in talks with sporting clubs about a future operating model.
But a meeting to progress those talks scheduled for last Wednesday had to be called off due to COVID-19 social gathering restrictions.
The Ovens and Murray and Albury-Wodonga junior football and netball competitions North Albury clubs play in are on hold to at least May 31 with a four-week training bloc to be held before any shorterned competition starts.
Football and cricket are both played at Bunton Park unlike other O and M clubs including Albury, Corowa-Rutherglen and Yarrawonga.