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Tasmanian Greens pledge money for A-League team

A push for a Tasmanian A-League team has strengthened with the pledge of $50,000 by the Tasmanian Greens.

The political party has backed the State Government's decision to fund a feasibility study into the plans to get Tasmania United into football's top flight and Greens leader Nick McKim said some extra money would help get the proposed team off the ground.

"AFL gets a pretty good run out of the Government, and fair enough," he said.

"But it's time that soccer, or football, got some Government assistance, because an A-League team in Tasmania could find the next Harry Kewell or Timmy Cahill.

"And if they're coming up through the ranks in Tasmania, we need to do everything we can to support them."

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