Group 19's new format for 2020 has left clubs and players scratching their heads at where they will end up for the new season.
Australian Community Media reported on Monday the Group put forward, at their Annual General Meeting on Sunday, a one grade competition from next year.
Clubs voted on the new structure at the meeting but later admitted they didn't understand what they were voting for.
Clubs have been asked to nominate for Group 19 in 2020 but will not find out who or where they will play until after nominations have been done.
The Group's committee will then make the final decision on whether the competition will either be split into an east and west conference or, after the completion of early rounds, will be split into tiers.
Since we reported the new structure on Monday, clubs have contacted Australian CommunityMedia and indicated they would vote differently if they had realised what they were voting for.
Three clubs who attended the meeting admitted they didn't understand the proposal which was put forward and would change their vote to one of in favour of a first and reserve grade structure.
A further two clubs who weren't at the meeting revealed they would also vote for the first and reserve grade structure.
Since receiving feedback from clubs, ACM contacted Greater Northern regional area manager Scott Bone who advised "the clubs need to go back and if there are members of clubs that are not happy, those that are affiliated with clubs need to push back through their clubs to the Group."
ACM asked for feedback from the public on their thoughts on the new structure and received numerous responses with mixed reviews.
A handful were in favour of the new structure but the majority were against it citing "this will wreck country football" and concerns over the sustainability of the "smaller, weaker teams" and "bush clubs."