As Kim Odewahn steps back from her role as deputy chair of the Ovens and Murray, she knows that the league will always remain a big part of her life.
Odewahn's service began at Wodonga in 1998 before becoming a netball executive the following year.
She joined the league's board in 2005 and has spent the last four years as vice-chair.
Having served throughout what has been the competition's most challenging two seasons, Odewahn said the time felt right to start her next chapter.
"I think it's just time now for me to spend time with my family," she said.
"It was heartbreaking not to get a season last year.
"To be able to get 13 games in this year in very uncertain times was a credit to the clubs, as well as the board."
Odewahn leaves with many treasured memories.
She was team manager for Wodonga's 2002 premiership side, while the 2008 Association Championships will always hold a special place in her heart.
"We had come close, and we've come close since then, but to win it in 2008 with that group of girls, coaches and staff was amazing," she said.
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Interleague has always been a passion for Odewahn, as was the establishment of opportunities for under-16 netballers, which has now become under-17s.
"That's a wonderful asset to the league," Odewahn said.
"Seeing Tayla Furborough win the B-grade and Kara O'Donohue win the C-grade best and fairest this season, those kids came up through the under-16s and it's very heartwarming."
She credits those she worked alongside, including Toni Wilson, Paula Cary and Tamara Mathews, as well as chairmen Greg Claney, Graeme Patterson and David Sinclair.
"I think the board has been lucky to have very professional people in that role and it was an honour to serve under them," Odewahn said.
"I love the netball side, but I'm proud to say I learnt so much about football during my 16 years on the board."
But most of all, she thanked her husband Anthony for his tireless support.
He'll remain as secretary of the league's tribunal, however Kim hopes the pair will have more time to enjoy their second love- camping.
But spending time with their children and grandchildren is first on her list.
"We'll still go along to games, it's just part of our life," she said.
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