North Queensland Fury chairman Don Matheson has revealed how Darwin and the top end of Australia are keen on getting behind the new club.
As pre-season kicked off this week, Matheson said Darwin and the Northern Territory were interested in getting involved with the Fury.
"Darwin are very eager to get behind the club, they showed an interest from the day we started our bid process," Matheson said.
"They made contact with us, wanted in some way to be included in what we are putting together and we are just picking up on that.
"Who knows, the Northern Territory might be in a position to put their own team together one day - we are here to help the game, that's what it is all about."