AFL Victoria is undertaking a restructure across various regions, including the Western District and Wimmera.
AFL Western District oversees five competitions - Hampden, Warrnambool and District, Mininera and District, South West District and Western Victoria Female Football League.
The board charged with governing football in south-west Victoria has undergone a major restructure.
AFL Western District commission, including chair Gerard Lucas, was thanked for its "contribution to football in the region" in a memorandum sent to leagues and clubs. It was unclear what the new structure is and whether the board would be replaced.
Mininera chairman John Box believes there were too many changes in regional football.
"A lot of people don't know or understand what the commissioners do," he said.
"Proposals which I've heard could come into effect would see more people put in place to be hands on.
"People can double up in positions and so it might allow more grassroots people more involvement."
Box said he believed too much work was put on Regional Administration Center for the amount of leagues there was to look after in Western District.
"We only would meet with the commission once a year, at the start of the year," he said. "Otherwise there was no other real communication between the league and commission. I don't think the changes that are happening now will have a great impact on football in general."
Mr Box said he hoped the leagues were able to look after themselves, with the backing of the AFL.
"More work needs to be done to make things such as clearances and communication between leagues easier," he said.
"I think that's what's lost in country football. Before there were Regional Administration Centers, the leagues would meet twice a year and there was more communication between leagues and sharing of ideas.
"We've lost that now. I'm dead against the situation where everyone looks after their own leagues. Everyone wants to look after their own backyard to a certain extent but I think if we work as a bigger group the sport would be a lot better off."
In a document, seen by Australian Community Media,stated changes to the commission structure would include "AFL Victoria having representation on the AFL Western District commission".
"This will allow AFL Victoria to provide greater support and investment into the region for the future," it read.
"An advisory board will be established to assist and guide football decisions and issues, with representation coming from the local football and netball communities."
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