Albury City's bid to play in Wagga's Pascoe Cup this season could be held up by a constitutional law.
City was granted approval by Football Wagga executives and member clubs on Wednesday to join its senior men's league after the AWFA season was cancelled on Sunday night.
However, there's still requirements to be met to make the move official.
City coach Ricky Piltz said AWFA has given them the green light to play in the Wagga competition and is hopeful everything else will fall into place.
"We've had verbal encouragement from the AWFA board, so it's going to be a matter of how it goes with the constitutional laws," Piltz said.
"Now that AWFA has called it, they can understand that and we're only going for the season and will be back next year.
"I think we have to deregister from AWFA, register with Wagga as a club and then deregister from there to come back. It's a bit of paperwork and mucking around, but I think the benefits outweigh it."
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A crisis meeting was called on Sunday night where clubs voted 9-3 against the season going ahead.
Piltz said the playing group contemplated staying registered for some practice matches, but the competitive desire was still there.
"To make the club stick together, especially the senior squad, if I didn't find a competitive opportunity somewhere the interest would have died off," he said.
"All the senior players are committed and keen to do it. It's fantastic we've found somewhere we could possibly go and give it a good crack.
"Even at training on Tuesday night, I had 20 blokes there. Obviously I can't take 20 with me each week, but if I keep getting those numbers, it's a good sign.
"I told the guys (about Wagga) on Tuesday night, so to still have 20 there even after the season had been called off was pretty good."
Piltz has ruled out trying to add players to his squad from rival AWFA clubs.
"Part of the deal was we weren't taking up an Albury representative team and that's the way we wanted it," he said.
"I wanted to keep the Albury City boys together and we've got our entire senior squad committed to the season."
City is set to take on Pascoe Cup side Lake Albert in a practice match on Sunday, a week out from the proposed season start date of July 12.
"Lake Albert was third last year and lost the grand final," Piltz added.
"This weekend will give us a good indication of where we sit and how we're going to go this year."
Albury City finished fourth on the AWFA league table last year.