Riverina and Farrer League clubs will decide the fate of representative football in their respective competitions.
Hume League this week announced their intention to step away from senior representative football from next year, following on from AFL Victoria's decision to axe its community championships.
The developments were discussed in brief at a delegates meeting of Riverina and Farrer League clubs on Monday night.
Both leagues will put it to their clubs to decide the fate of representative football, and netball, in AFL Riverina.
"I raised it with our guys (on Monday night) because we budget for rep footy," Riverina League president Chris Flanigan said.
"Personally, I like rep footy. It's a reward for players and it's a way to highlight the league. So from a league perspective, I still like rep footy but at the end of the day it will be the clubs that make the decision."
Flanigan said he will give Riverina League clubs time to go away and discuss the issue before making a decision early in the new year.
Farrer League president David Oehm is keen to make a decision before Christmas. He canvassed Farrer clubs' thoughts on representative football and netball recently and only got four responses, mostly in favour of continuing.
Oehm, who has been a big supporter of representative football and netball, can see the writing on the wall.
"I've been a strong advocate of rep footy for a long time but I can see it coming to an end," Oehm said.
"I'm at the point where I don't want to spend ludicrous money and run at a big loss. Whatever we decide, we're not going to take up any options that will be unfinancial for the league."
With a lack of options in terms of opposition, Oehm put forward the idea of a rematch against Riverina League.
"We'll see what RFL want to do. They might not want to play against us and if they don't, that's understandable," he said.
"It would allow rep footy to continue that way, and give the players a chance to play against the best."
Southern NSW AFL community football and facilities manager Paul Habel said they will support leagues and help find opposition should they choose to continue with both representative football and netball.
Northern Riverina League has also decided to withdraw from it's annual representative clash against Central West next year.