The Dubbo Basketball Association is one of four in the region which has stepped up and formed a new competition to provide for female players.
The Women's Western Rural League will start next month, with sides from Dubbo, Orange, Bathurst, and Lithgow taking part.
The competition has been designed to offer something for those who are missing out after many regional leagues in the past two years have been cancelled because of COVID-19.
But it's also more than that for the Dubbo Rams, as it will provide younger players the chance to develop while it allows some of the more experienced squad members the chance to get back out on the court together and enjoy themselves.
"This is something for the girls to have a go at and it's fun," Dubbo's Claire Bynon said.
"A lot have had uni and a lot of us are mums so it's hard to commit but it's only four weeks and it's something they want to do every year.
"We just women to have something to do and this is a good kick in the butt to get going again."
It was Orange Basketball Association president Craig Harvey who put forward the idea of a regional league given there was again no State League this year.
A desire to provide something for senior players was a real focus and Bynon, who has a long involvement with Dubbo basketball and is a former State League player herself, was all too happy to join.
The Rams women haven't competed since the 2019 State League season but they have already been back at training in the lead-up to their round one match at Orange on August 7.
Teams will play each other once before a finals day, which is expected to be at Orange.
Bynon is set to coach the side and may even step on to the court after that competitive fire was stoked again during recent training sessions.
"I think it will be a hoot," she said.
"If I can mange to hold it all together and even get on the court for a few minutes here and there, I'm really looking forward to it."
Cara Gordon, Caitlin Colliver, and Abbie Merritt have all played State League in the past and are set to play in the Rural League while Brooke Winterton will have the chance to play alongside her daughter, Lara.
Aaliyah Hargraves, and Amber and Georgia Hill are some of the other juniors who have attended training sessions and Bynon knows this league can have a major impact on their development.
"It's a good mix of oldies and youngies and just coming together on Monday night for a scrimmage for an hour, everyone is really enjoying it," she said.
"From a personal point of view, I started playing with women when I was 16 and you look up to them that little bit more.
"It's a different style because the women don't put up with any crap."
And while fun and development is a focus, the competitive edge is still well and truly there for Bynon and her teammates.
"We're not just going for a game, we go to win," she added.
It's an exciting time for the female game in Dubbo as a 'I Am A Girl' clinic for junior players at Sportsworld proved hugely popular on Friday.
Chrystal O'Brien, who received a scholarship to promote and work in the women's game, was behind the clinic and Bynon was delighted to see it succeed.
"We only had 19 originally and then spread the word and had more than 30," she said.
"For our first, it was really good and lovely to see the under 14 and under 16 girls come along and take a younger one under their wing. It was a lot of fun."