Australian Football League's Tasmania Pushes For Melbourne-Based AFL Club To Relocatate
Australian Football League club Tasmania is pushing for one Melbourne-based AFL club "to commit to a 'semi-relocation' by playing eight games annually in the state, which also hopes to one day have its own team," according to Samantha Lane of THE AGE. No longer satisfied with Hawthorn and North Melbourne playing a total of seven games between them each season down south, AFL Tasmania CEO Scott Wade "has a plan for one to make a more profound leap over Bass Strait." AFL Tasmania tabled a new strategy this week, titled ''Building a Strong Future with AFL Football,'' which outlines its vision. While AFL Deputy CEO Gillon McLachlan would not comment on Thursday, Wade said he was ''confident that the AFL is willing to have a very serious look at this'' (THE AGE, 6/28).