A landmark day for Tasmanian football yesterday, with North Melbourne and Tasmania winning a joint AFLW licence.

Tasmania will be represented on the national stage in a meaningful, connected joint venture with the North Melbourne Football Club.

The licence will be added to the Nab AFLW competition from 2019.

What does it mean for Tasmania?

  • For the first time ever a team in a national AFL competition will have Tasmania represented. The AFLW team will officially carry ‘Tasmania’ in its competition name, it will be known as the North Melbourne Tasmania Kangaroos.
  • When playing in Tasmania the team will wear a special Tassie Kangaroos guernsey (pictured below) with the Tasmania map featured prominently.

    What do you think of the Tassie Kangaroos Guernsey?

    What do you think of the Tassie Kangaroos Guernsey?

  • The Tassie Kangaroos will have a training base in Tasmania (exact location still TBD)
  • The team will play at least half their home games in Tasmania at UTAS Stadium with the potential to also play at other venues around the state (fixture dependent)
  • New strong and direct AFLW talent pathway for Tasmania
  • There will be new staff and initiatives to help accelerate the development of Tasmanian female talent
  • Tasmania’s top Women’s talent will not have to move elsewhere to chase an AFLW dream from 2019
  • The aim of North Melbourne and the Tasmanian Government is to have half the playing list from Tasmania over time.
AFL Tasmanias Trish Squires with Tasmanian AFLW aspirants Nicole Bresnehan and Loveth Ochayi

AFL Tasmanias Trish Squires with Tasmanian AFLW aspirants Nicole Bresnehan and Loveth Ochayi