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Media Release: Greens to fund feasibility study into Tasmanian women’s football team

Media Release
Nick McKim 17 May 2016

The Australian Greens have committed to funding a comprehensive study into the feasibility of a Tasmanian women’s football side competing in the national competition.

”We want to see a Tasmanian team that plays here, trains here and with a substantial component of local players,” Greens Senator for Tasmania Nick McKim said.

“A Tasmanian team would encourage female participation in sport, and give our athletes a platform to compete at the highest level without having to leave the state.”

“That’s why we are committing $100,000 to a feasibility study into the costs and benefits of setting up a Tasmanian women’s team.”

“Unfortunately, the state government’s inaction and the AFL’s negligence of Tasmania have meant a missed opportunity for the first year of the competition.”

“However, we believe the team could realistically be set up in time for the 2018 season.” 

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