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Tasmania make bid for A-League team

A consortium in Tasmania has made a daring bid for a Tasmanian team to enter the A-League. The Tasmanian A-League Taskforce officially launched a website yesterday to begin the process of making a Tasmanian A-League club a reality.

"Our next step is a feasibility study to underpin the business and economic case for an A-League team playing from Tasmania," said John McGirr, head of the Tasmania bid.

Leading Australian football commentator Simon Hill also expressed his desire to see a team based in the Apple Isle.

"There is absolutely room for a Tasmanian team in the A-League," Hill said.

"I don't understand why Tasmania is so under-represented on the national stage (across all sports).

"There are a lot of parallels between Tasmania and Central Coast," Hill added.

"They have around 300 to 400,000 people and they involve the local community and go out to schools and it is a very family friendly atmosphere.

"If the Mariners can do it, there is no reason why Tasmania can't do it."

Andrew Slevison
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