UPDATE: A decline in player and volunteer numbers has forced the Horsham RSL Diggers and Pimpinio football netball clubs to consider merging.
The two clubs will meet with members on Wednesday night to debate a possible merger.
Horsham RSL Diggers president Peter Miller said a general decline in football player and volunteer numbers across the Wimmera had made sustainability difficult for many clubs in recent years.
"Even the top teams struggle to field two sides each week and the overall standard has suffered over the past decade," he said.
"Both clubs are taking the front foot here and looking at their future rather than just rolling onto the inevitable," he said.
"We could continue on as we are and things could turn around with one good season of recruiting but this is a more sensible approach and hopefully we can achieve an outcome.
"I know that everyone I have spoken to at our club is very positive about the initiative.
"A merger creates a bigger following and a bigger volunteer base, which eases the pressure from the hard workers that we have."
Pimpinio president Wally Dumesny said a small group from each club discussed whether a merger could work.
"It was suggested to us that our two clubs would make a perfect marriage because what one club might lack, the other club was strong in the same area," he said.
"I'm sure we won't be the only club looking at these options because we all know we are struggling to find enough decent players to compete at a reasonable standard that's just how it is."
Mr Dumesny said Wednesday night's meeting at Horsham Cycling Club rooms was open to all financial and life members of both clubs.
"We will have a panel that will put forward its case and both clubs will have their say and we will field questions from the floor," he said.
"Naturally there are a lot of logistics to consider.
"After that the two clubs will go away and vote on the merger and vote on which league would be the best option."
The meeting starts at 7.30pm and will be chaired by former AFL Victoria Wimmera development manager Geoff Burdett.