The decline of rugby league in small, bush communities continues with Walcha Rugby League opting to call it quits before the 2021 season.
The club was due to field their Roos men's and Jillaroos women's teams in the coming Group 19 season.
A call was put out to players throughout January for players to attend pre-season training sessions but the turn out was dismal and the club's committee made a decision at a meeting last Wednesday to fold.
"It was a fairly easy decision really," Walcha publicity officer AJ Cross said.
"Lack of numbers, no one showing any interest, they didn't show up to any training runs
"They were buying a captain-coach at one stage, it doesn't matter, you need people in town to be interested enough in playing.
"If you haven't got numbers, you can't do it."
Cross said even the attendance at the meeting was poor.
"There was less than 10 people there," he said.
"It was over in half an hour.
"It was disappointing because if you let it go, it is going to take a big effort to get it going again."
While there was slim to no interest in men lining up for the club, there was a few women interested to play in the league tag and 9s competition.
But, Group 19 rules insist women cannot take the field unless there's a men's team attached to the club.
"When there's no men there's no women and I think most of the women who were interested will probably go and play union," Cross said.
Walcha's departure reduces the amount of clubs in the Group 19 area further with Moree Boars opting to transfer to Group 4 while Tenterfield are aiming to play in the revived Border Rivers competition.
Warialda have also called it quits.