Group 19 believes they have been transparent in conveying their new structure for the 2020 competition, after clubs said they were left confused by the changes.
At their Annual General Meeting on Sunday, Group 19 put forward a proposal for a one grade competition structure for next year. The 2019 competition had been split into two divisions.
Australian Community Media reported on Monday the Group's committee presented a new format which would see first and second divisions scrapped along with first division's reserve grade competition.
In its place, one division would be formed with all men's teams in one grade, a league tag and under-18 competition.
The competition would then either be split into an east and west conference or, after the completion of early rounds, split into tiers.
The structure, which was voted on, was put forward alongside a first grade and reserve grade structure.
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.
On Thursday, ACM revealed clubs were left confused as to what they were voting for and later admitted they didn't understand the proposed changes.
Group 19 committee member Michel Watkins-Milne responded to this, on social media.
"People are very very quick to run the group down when the whole truth has not been told. Both these suggestions were emailed to clubs," she wrote on Facebook.
"Clubs also had a chance to come to two separate meetings and voice their suggestions or concerns. This was done and is how the two proposals came about.
"They were than emailed to clubs. Clubs come to the meeting there was a discussion for quiet a period of time until things were getting outta control and going around and around in circles.
"Every club wanted something different. Not to suit the comp but to suit their own club or themselves. The two proposals were than explained and every club at the meeting was asked to vote on it. They have voted and this is what they have got."
Four clubs have already started exploring other competition options outside the Group 19 area.
Uralla Tigers president Steven Vanery confirmed he is "going to the Group 4 AGM on Sunday with an application form."
Watkins-Milne said the committee doesn't mind if clubs look to depart the Group.
"The group does listen to our clubs but at the end of the day we are here to have football played on the field and if clubs want to go to group 4 that's fine," she said.
"They are not guaranteed to get accepted nor are they guaranteed to like their structure either."
Watkins-Milne also said members of the public were more than welcome to join the committee to help plan the season.
"There were three positions declared vacant at the AGM," she said.
"Not one of which were contested. So if clubs or individuals have a problem with who is running the group, they certainly don't have enough love for the game to put their hand up to help."