Tasmania asks for ‘agency date’ on AFL licence vote

The Tasmanian authorities stays assured the AFL will award the state its personal group however has requested the league to set a agency date for the presidents’ vote to happen.

Officers from the Apple Isle have utilized refined stress on the AFL, reiterating that Tasmania had “important authorities and taxpayer funding” underpinning the push for a brand new membership.

The vote was initially scheduled for a while in August, however time is quick operating out.

Tasmanian Premier Jeremy Rockliff stated he was in “fixed contact” with AFL chief govt Gillon McLachlan and his understanding was that the vote may nonetheless occur earlier than the tip of the month and so they had been nonetheless in negotiations.

Moreover, the state’s Sports activities Minister Nic Avenue referred to as for an actual date for the vote.

“If they don’t seem to be going to fulfill the August 31 deadline, then we want a agency date when a call shall be made,” Avenue stated.

“Every little thing they’ve communicated to us has been constructive. We nonetheless consider within the bid, we nonetheless suppose we’re going to get a sure, however, we want to know when precisely that shall be so we are able to put some planning in place for the introduction of a group.”

Rockliff stated Tasmania wished to ensure they received the whole lot proper and the provide of $150 million in funding together with $10 million a yr over 10 years remained in place regardless of stories the AFL wished extra public cash dedicated.

“We’ve put ahead a really robust bid and the AFL has stated it’s a robust bid,” Rockliff stated.

“We consider that bid can help an AFL licence for Tasmania. We’re nonetheless in discussions and there’s a lot to work via.

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