AFL launches first big play for Tasmanian licence

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The AFL has confirmed it has enactment successful spot a taskforce to enactment with the Tasmanian authorities surrounding the imaginable for a franchise licence for the state.

The contention had earlier confirmed that adjacent twelvemonth the AFL volition enactment guardant its presumption for a Tasmanian licence to nine presidents, arsenic good arsenic a backing exemplary for the full industry.

The backing exemplary volition measure some nine backing and the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for the 2023 and 2024 seasons.

AFL broadcasting brag Travis Auld and AFL General Manager Sam Graham volition pb the appraisal of a imaginable bid for a Tasmanian licence.

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AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan. (Getty)

"We are astatine a precise important juncture successful the continued appraisal of modelling for a imaginable squad successful Tasmania and the announcement contiguous reflects the value it has wrong AFL caput office," said AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan.

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"Travis and Sam volition pb our work, Travis having precocious played a important enactment relation successful ensuring the past 2 AFL and AFLW seasons were successfully navigated passim the COVID pandemic.

"Sam, antecedently holding cardinal enactment roles crossed crippled improvement and our maturation successful NSW, volition solely absorption connected this project, ensuring we person a preferred presumption to instrumentality to the AFL nine presidents adjacent year."

Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein successful October confirmed that legendary manager Alastair Clarkson would enactment arsenic an advisor to a authorities taskforce down the bid.

It's understood Clarkson volition person a six-month declaration to counsel the Tasmanian radical arsenic it prepares to transportation the idea.

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