It's time for a Tasmanian AFL team
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The time has come for Tasmania to get its own footy team, and Bob Cheek is pledging to make it happen. The Zap Fitness CEO and former Clarence and Tasmanian footy champion has announced a plan to kick-start a stand-alone Tasmanian AFL Women's team, with a $1 million sponsorship.
“As an ex-state player and proud 7th generation Tasmanian, I was excited to hear the news that Tassie was going to get a women’s team in the AFL,” Cheek explains. “Then to learn that it would likely be a hybrid with North Melbourne or Hawthorn was bitterly disappointing.”
“Tassie deserves its own team, not just a half of someone else’s. Tassie deserves its own guernsey. So I’m pledging one million dollars over five years to sponsor a stand-alone, 100 percent Tasmanian women's AFL team.”
The AFL has made it clear they support a women’s team in Tasmania and is meeting this Friday, April 21 to decide on the expansion of the competition in 2019. Add your signature now to tell the AFL that it's time that Tasmanian had a team to call its own!
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