Football Federation Tasmania has expressed their disappointment after FC Tasmania’s bid for a
Tasmanian team to be included in the A-League was not shortlisted.
Football Federation Tasmania President Bob Gordon said the organisation was in strong support of
the bid and thanked FC Tasmania for their considerable efforts during the application process.
“FC Tasmania’s bid to be a part of the A-League presented a wonderful opportunity for Tasmania to
have its very own team competing at the highest national level in a football code,” Mr Gordon said.
“We would like to commend FC Tasmania for having the vision and belief for a Tasmanian A-League
team and for putting their best foot forward in an effort to progress the game in the state.
“Having a Tasmanian team in the A-League would provide a great pathway for local players aspiring
to play at highest level in Australia and the flow on effects in areas of infrastructure and
development would benefit the entire Tasmanian community.
“While the announcement today is disappointing, the fact that a serious bid has progressed to this
stage highlights that Tasmanian football is well and truly on the national radar.
“Football Federation Australia has indicated that they intend to add more clubs to the A-League in
the coming years and we hope the progress from this unsuccessful bid will help the cause for a Tasmanian A-League team in the future.”
“We look forward to working closely with FC Tasmania and the Tasmanian State Government to
capitalise on any further opportunities to progress the world game in this state.”