#226. Ego got in the way previously when the topic was raised between clubs, and would be one of the major reasons it hasn't gone further since.
So yes, you can.
Senior and Youth league teams do not dictate a clubs direction, but pathways do. And when the best a promising junior can play is the senior teams on offer on the Peninsula, it's no wonder the Peninsula has a history of losing promising players to Frankston, Dandenong etc.
Your example regarding merging Knox, Dandenong and Waverley together is a bit pointless, considering they are already very large Associations in their own right.
A size the 3 Peninsula clubs could get close to if they joined.
Instead, how successful it would be for the area, if Dandenong split into 3 smaller clubs, with lower placed senior and Youth League teams, and if that would be better for the local participants? That's what the Peninsula has now.
Also preposterous to assume that a merge of the 3 clubs would limit the opportunity of participation. If anything, it could extend the reach of the sport, with more resources.