Dubbo Westside has issued a desperate plea for players, with the club in "crisis" just three weeks out from the 2019 Group 11 season.
The Rabbitohs are struggling for numbers in all grades, leading Group 11 secretary Paul Loxley to say he's not confident the club will be there when round one kicks off on April 28.
Westside committee members met with Group 11 officials on Tuesday night to discuss the issue and develop plans on how to overcome the problem and ensure the club's future.
"This is a crisis," Westside secretary Brooke Mallison said.
"But we're not going anywhere and we're not walking away. The last thing you want to see is a club fold."
The Rabbitohs were forced to forfeit juniors at last weekend's Parkes Nines, while the seniors and league tag sides also battled.
The cruel irony for Westside is this year has seen the club take a more professional approach off the field with Brooke and her husband Wayne coming on board to take over the administration and financial issues with the club.
Loxley said he grew frustrated with former committees not fulfilling their duties, but Mallison said there is no point focusing on what happened in the past.
"It looks like you're taking five steps forward and then you take two steps back," she said.
"But we've got to keep moving forward.
"The past is the past and we're not worried about that . We're all on board ... a football club is not a charity, it's a business."
Westside returned to the Group 11 competition in 2014, having not played since 1999 prior to that.
After the first grade side finished seventh in its first season back, it then made the finals in 2015.
That result marks the club's best since its return, with three successive wooden spoons having been collected since that finals run.
There has been major success in both league tag and reserve grades, with both of sides winning premierships in recent seasons.
While having serious concerns for the club's future currently, Loxley did praise the current board for its work.
The numbers are dire and the competition couldn't go ahead right now the way things are.Group 11 secretary Paul Loxley
However, it's now time for the players to back-up the work being done off the field.
"If traditional Westside players want to see the club survive they've got to show this committee some support, not just at training," Loxley said.
"Otherwise there will be no Westside in 2019. The numbers are dire and the competition couldn't go ahead right now the way things are."
The club is working to right itself.
Thursday night's training session will involve a "bring a buddy" program, where every Westside player across all grades must bring a friend a long in the hope they will join the club.
"We need the help of players past and present," Mallison said.
"Come and get on the field and have some fun."
Mallison couldn't praise the current playing group enough.
The numbers might not be huge but a committed group has been at the Riverbank Ovals each Tuesday and Thursday night, putting in the work under first grade captain-coach Matt Naden.
Naden was appointed the sole captain-coach last year after working alongside Claude Gordon in the top job last summer.
Naden has admitted numbers will always be an issue and has said time and again dedication and commitment will be the biggest issue for the Rabbitohs this season.
"It's still really positive, which is great," Mallison said of training currently.
"The numbers haven't got the players down, they're still putting in 100 percent effort and a big thing for us is we finish every training session with a laugh."
Westside is scheduled to have trials against the Narromine Jets at Barden Park on Saturday, with matches being played in juniors, league tag, and seniors.
Any interested players can attend training on Thursday night or get in touch with Mallison at 0418 978 359.
Westside trains every Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm at the Riverbank Ovals while Saturday's trial games start from 1pm.