REIGNING premier Osborne has been given approval by the Hume league's board to play in the Riverina league this season.
The Tigers were given the green light to apply for entry during a meeting at Walbundrie on Wednesday night.
They will stay affiliated with the Hume league to avoid any potential problems in returning for the 2021 season and are likely to play under a permit system.
It is believed Osborne must field first and reserve grade and under-17 sides to be allowed into the Riverina league which would mean the Tigers' under-14s would remain in the Hume league.
The Riverina league is set to decide next week if Osborne will be allowed entry with the move appearing to be a formality.
Osborne has an alternative jumper in place to avoid a clash with Wagga Tigers' playing strip.
The club explored the option of playing in the Riverina league after the Hume league abandoned its premiership season in May due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Osborne, Lockhart and Culcairn were the only clubs who voted for playing into October due to a late start to the season.
The Hume league will play no senior football this year but is in the process of putting together an under 14 and 17 fixture.
Most clubs have indicated they plan to field two sides depending on numbers.
"We are working through a draw at the moment with a lot of things being taken into consideration," Hume league president Brendan I'Anson said.
"It's a balancing act but we have said all along that we want to give the kids sport."
Hume's netball competition will go ahead despite several clubs indicating they won't be fielding A grade sides.