Narromine Jets committee member Sally Everett is the latest voice from the bush to feature on country music star Jason Owen's online chat show.
Episode six of How Ya Goin' with Jason Owen: Life on the Land features Ms Everett who discusses the ways COVID-19 has impacted the rugby league football club.
Ms Everett said it was a great opportunity to chat with Jason, to highlight how small communities are doing it tough.
"Jason is so passionate and connected to his home area, it was wonderful to chat all things Jets and how COVID has affected our small community," she said.
"As a smaller club competing against bigger more financial clubs in Group 11, it was a privilege to chat about our club and the passion our volunteers have for the Jets family."
During the episode Ms Everett discusses the impacts the pandemic has had on the community of Narromine, in particular the ways it has affected the club, from sponsorship, mental health and community spirit.
While Group 11 hosted a modified season of football, Ms Everett said the Jets were unable to participate to ensure they would remain viable for the future.
However according to Ms Everett, not having football on a Sunday has had a big impact on the mental health of the community. She said weekly social interaction at a game had been so vital for mental health, especially during years of drought.
"When the teams are struggling you can imagine what's happening locally," she said.
"Mental health issues don't discriminate. We really need to keep those conversations coming.
"Last year the Dubbo neighbourhood centre was a beneficiary of the Jets - one of them was mental health support. People need to know its okay to not be okay."
Successive years of drought, followed by a pandemic has further dampened the local economy, and added more pressure to the club's sponsorship.
"We have a really loyal sponsorship base we're extremely thankful for, because we can't function without this. But they've struggled as well. They've been hit by drought, then COVID," Ms Everett said.
"Our major sponsor is the Narromine USMC, and they were shut down really early in the pandemic, so it's been really difficult for them; and while they're operating now, they're certainly not operating at full capacity."
"We have lots of little local family businesses that sponsor us as well, and they just don't have disposable income or cash that they've previously had."
The Jets who are a volunteer-run club have been working tirelessly to find solutions to raise money to keep the club viable including a ball, and club reunion.
Currently Ms Everett and her husband Anthony are also hosting a number Fijian players who were bought over to Australia to play for the club this year.
She said while they haven't played a game yet due to COVID-19, they are enjoying Australian culture and getting to know Narromine.
"They love being part of the jets, they feel so welcome and love the culture of the club and community," she said.
"They are loving every minute of being in town and made some great friends."
Despite high hopes for 2020, the club are positive for the future.
The new season of Mr Owen's online chat show 'How Ya Goin' with Jason Owen: Life on the Land' celebrates the hard working people in rural communities.
The series features six inspiring Aussies living on the land and discusses the ups and downs of life during 2020 and how they coped with the challenges of bushfires, drought and COVID.
"No one's done it tougher than people in regional communities this year," Mr Owen said.
"These folks have had everything thrown at them - drought, bushfires, economic woes and COVID-19 challenges.
"So I wanted to chat to farmers and community members who do so much for our nation. I wanted to hear their ups and downs and share their amazing stories of resilience. These people are the real heroes."
The episode will feature on Jason Owen's Facebook page on November 15.