Clarkson joins Tasmania’s bid for new AFL team

Tasmania’s hopes of getting a standalone AFL staff has been bolstered with the addition of Alastair Clarkson as an advisor to the taskforce behind the bid.

Based on The Age, Clarkson will obtain a six-month contract to advise the Tasmanian group because it prepares to pitch the thought of a nineteenth staff to AFL presidents subsequent 12 months.

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Clarkson’s signing was introduced by Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein in state parliament immediately.

The four-time premiership winner is predicted to offer recommendation on a funding technique, a proposed Hobart-based stadium, in addition to state soccer pathways and expertise identification.

Clarkson, who’s presently finding out in america, has beforehand expressed nice curiosity in a nineteenth staff being based mostly within the Apple Isle, saying he would contemplate teaching the staff himself.

“From this far out, if I used to be unemployed like I’m now I would be placing my hand up huge time to become involved in such an thrilling enterprise,” he advised SEN in September.

Clarkson’s Hawthorn groups recurrently performed house video games in Tasmania throughout his 17-season tenure as coach, and the 53-year-old has been a giant advocate of the state’s proposal for a standalone staff.

“I simply assume that we have to reinvigorate footy down in Tasmania, and it’ll take a time frame to do this,” he stated.

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“We would like, in 5 – 6 years’ time if that was the time that Tasmania got here into the [AFL] competitors, we need to ensure that the majority of the gamers who’re going to play for the Tassie facet are heartland Tassie folks.

“Tassie ought to already, for my part, have a staff within the competitors and since it hasn’t, effectively let’s roll up the sleeves and ensure… none of this quasi stuff. Let’s get a Tassie standalone staff out of the Tassie market. Let’s take our time to construct it up.”

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