After an announcement from FFT today that left many asking what’s new we are keen to air a few queries of our own.
Firstly, let us state that we are firmly for a T-League. Having not been old enough to really immerse ourselves in the old State League we are eager to see a statewide competition get off the ground (as long as the right checks and balances are in place).
Having said that, once the league is announced as going ahead (which we expect to now happen at the end of July) more questions will arise.
How will player contracts work? How will clubs be protected? How will the competition be structured? Who can sponsor and what shirt real estate will be available to major club sponsors?
But more importantly we want to know if the very best players in our state will support the league? It stands to reason that crowds and sponsorship dollars will only grow if the quality of the product grows too and that will require concentration of Tasmania’s talent.
So here’s the big question, and it is for the players that are reading this that know and feel they are at the upper echelons of the game in our State.