ECHUCA president Brett Stevens says his club's interest in joining the Bendigo Football-Netball League is "simmering below the surface".
The BFNL has sounded out the Murray Bombers about a possible return to the BFNL, where Echuca previously played until 1973.
Echuca has spent the past 40 years in the Goulburn Valley Football League, winning five flags, but is on the BFNL's radar for 2015.
"At this stage, everything is on hold until we have our annual general meeting in the second week of November," Stevens said on Friday.
"After that we'll treat it as things move forward.
"We'd be expecting the Bendigo league may want to talk to us, but at this stage we've said to them to put everything on hold until the new committee is formed and then we'll address things as they happen."
AFL Country Victoria timelines won't allow Echuca, which won just one senior game this year, to make any move to the BFNL until at least 2015.
"2014 is not a possibility, but 2015... you never know," Stevens said.
"At this stage nothing further has happened apart from the initial contact from the Bendigo footy league.
"We're not approaching the league, but if we get approached, it will be treated accordingly."
The approach of the BFNL to the Murray Bombers was revealed in August and created plenty of discussion among the Echuca community.
"If it's reopened again I'm sure it will create a fair bit more discussion," Stevens said.
"At the moment, it's just simmering below the surface at the club.
"I've written a letter to the Bendigo league telling them there's no point discussing anything until the new committee is in position, but if they want to talk to us, we'll listen."
AFLCV regional operations manager Justin Abrams said the BFNL was keen to pursue Echuca for the 2015 season.
"We are still enthusiastic to speak and keep the dialogue open with Echuca," Abrams said.
"There's a process we've got to go through, but we'd certainly like to talk about 2015 with them.
"We've got three or four hurdles we've got to jump first before we can talk to them, but they are all achievable.
"It comes back to having a strong competition and growing for the future and hopefully, it shakes the clubs up who are on the fringes now to propel along."