GOAL IS CLOSER
THE state’s AFL Taskforce yesterday gave the Government and Opposition a look at its first draft of the business case for a Tassie AFL team — and is on course to deliver its report next month.
THE AFL Taskforce is on track to deliver its business case to the State Government next month — but it may not be made public until the New Year.
It is understood the business case will be presented to the Government by the second week of December after Taskforce chairman Brett Godfrey met the Government and Opposition in Hobart yesterday.
The meeting with the Government came after a two-day Taskforce “page turn” reading of the first draft of the business case as they finalise recommendations and findings.
But the Government and the Taskforce are remaining tight-lipped on details at the moment.
“The AFL Taskforce has been providing regular updates to Government as it progresses with its report and business case for a Tasmanian AFL and AFLW team,” Premier Will Hodgman said.
“I would like to acknowledge the tremendous work the
Taskforce is doing and the strong support that continues to be demonstrated by the Tasmanian community for a team of our own.
“We now look forward to the report and business case being finalised by the end of the year for review by Government.”
The Taskforce website, unitedwestand.com.au, has gained almost 64,000 pledges of support for Tasmania joining the AFL to become the league’s 19th club.