After exhausting all funding avenues, Inverell Polocrosse Club has created a GoFundMe page, raising money to purchase their current playing fields.
The club has privately leased 44 acres at Eddy Park Lane since 2013, however the landowners have reached retirement age and are ready to sell.
Inverell Polocrosse Club has a rich history throughout the district, dating back to 1951. The club has had many homes in that time, but none quite as established.
President Alexander Wrobel said in a seven-year period members have spent countless hours building facilities, upgrading surfaces and maintaining grounds.
"Unfortunately, we are set to lose all of this hard work, as the owners have been looking to sell for the past three years. The land belongs to previous members of the club, they've been very flexible and accommodating but have reached a point where it's time to sell and we all understand that," he said.
When applying for grant funding, the club found limited opportunities to meet criteria, which was usually outlined for infrastructure, and were unsuccessful.
Inverell Shire Council was also approached for assistance, Mr Wrobel said.
"The council are supportive of buying the land but are not willing to pay the asking price. They are willing to pay the Valuer General land value. The other hard aspect of this is the size of land we need to hold our events; there isn't any other suitable locations around town that offers the same space."
Eddy Park Lane features five fields, each taking up just over a hectare. As each weekend is a different competition, the club needs multiple fields to adequately host their regular gala weekends and events.
Then, due to the number of travelling competitors, a similar space is needed for camping grounds and storing competitors' horses, floats and trucks.
The club has tried borrowing money from the bank themselves to purchase the block. However, the bank ruled there wasn't enough earning potential.
"Because of drought, we haven't been as financial these last three years as we have in the past. We've started the GoFundMe page hoping we can raise enough money to buy the land and pay for legal fees attached to that," he said.
In jeopardy of not having a local venue, Mr Wrobel worried that if there was no playing fields in Inverell members would lose interest in the sport.
Multiple families, many from the rural community, plan their weekend social outings around local polocrosse games.
"If say the husband plays, it's an opportunity for the whole family to come into town, go for a shop, buy a few things from the shops and then meet grandparents, uncles and aunties at the game later to spectate," he said.
One option for the club is to take up vacant ground at Glen Innes.
"It would be sad for Inverell locals to have to go and play in another town. It would also be sad for the local shops to miss out on the economic boost from visitors spending money in town whilst here for competitions.
"I think it's important for Inverell to get behind us and support us as we hope to bring people to town to support the community with future events."
To find out more information, or to donate to Inverell Polocrosse Club head to the GoFundMe page: www.gofundme.com/f/inverell-polocrosse-club-fields