After a successful return of the Western Premier League (WPL) this year, officials will be hoping to expand the competition heading into next season.
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Dubbo sides took three of the seven spots in this year's league, with Dubbo FC going on to down Macquarie United in a massive local derby grand final.
Orana Spurs were also part of the competition while Orange's Barnstoneworth United, Lithgow Workmen's, Panorama FC of Bathurst and Parkes Cobras also took part in the first regional league since 2012.
"The seven teams from last year will be offered retention of staying in the WPL," he said.
"It'll just be a process of allowing other clubs within Bathurst, Orange, Lachlan and Lithgow to potentially join."
"Three was also the limit we looked at within an association, so the concept of how the WPL is formatted, it's the associations right to say which three clubs within their association go into the WPL."
Fearnley said Orange Waratahs is the main team in the region that he'd like to see join the WPL, but there's potential interest in other locations right across the region.
"Obviously Orange Waratahs is one we'd like in the WPL, given they were originally going to be a part of it," he said.
"Mudgee has indicated some interest about joining and obviously another Bathurst club would be ideal. You've got Collegians and Abercrombie who played in the grand final, so there's probably discussion between Bathurst District Football and those clubs about where they see themselves, about whether they can do it."
Parkes coach Meghan Kempson was also in favour of the Waratahs potentially joining the league.
"I think we can definitely expect the inclusion of the Waratahs from Orange and potentially an additional Bathurst side," said Kempson.
"Ideally I'd like to see the introduction of a women's competition within the next couple of years too."
Fearnley said the association wouldn't just be looking to the bigger towns.
"There's also potential for Cowra, Forbes and Young - who are all a part of the Lachlan Soccer Association - to enter teams.
"There's no talks there yet but we'll go to Lachlan and see if there's interest for anyone there, including Cowra, but there's also potential for Forbes and Young.
"Young do play in Football Wagga but they're definitely a part of Lachlan," he said.
After their up-and-down inaugural season, Kempson was a little more bullish on the Cobra's chances in 2021.
"I'm aiming for us to make the top four.
"If we line up with a similar squad and have a strong preseason, I genuinely believe that we will push the top teams and get consistent results."
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