I was surprised when we were dropped all the way to a 1 team comp, numbers wise we always had 2 teams, even if they 2nd wasn't the best quality.
Not necessarily so..... At the time we needed to confirm 2 teams for the season we were unable to due to lack of numbers. On the 7th July we only had 32 registered players. When the season started we could put a Halligan's team on the field for round one but still uncertain if we could maintain for the season. We didn't play a Halligan's in round 3 due to lack of numbers. From there we had an influx of players and were able to front a side each week.
Hopefully, all those guys will come back next year and we can maintain the rebuilding process.