TUMBARUMBA will turn its attention to next year's 50th anniversary celebrations after withdrawing from the Upper Murray league this season.
While the league could call off football in the next 48 hours, the Roos were the first club to make their intentions public after voting on Tuesday night.
Club president Monty Waters described the decision as a "no-brainer".
"There is still such uncertainly and we don't want to be going into mid-November," Waters said.
"I thought we'd get on the front foot and I think a few more clubs will follow us.
"Bush footy is about socialising and, if you can't do that, you lose half of your appeal.
"We were hit hard by the fires and this extra work that would have been involved to have our footy season would have been just too much.
We were hit hard by the fires and this extra work that would have been involved to have our footy season would have been just too muchRoo president Monty Waters
"We'll come back next year."
It is believed several other Upper Murray clubs have indicated they will also be bypassing the season due to coronavirus pandemic concerns.
Waters said clubs had held back on announcing their intentions due to fears of neighbouring leagues poaching their players.
"We had a meeting 10 days ago and nobody was prepared to pull the pin on the season because they were worried that if we bailed out and the Tallangatta league went ahead all of our players would go to the Tallangatta league," he said.
"I'd be happy if all leagues had a blanket ban."
The TDFL is due to meet on Wednesday night where officials could abandon the season following last weekend's jump in coronavirus cases.