There appears to be 2 Elephants in the Tassie room and if the AFL can't see see it or ignore it they are dumb.The NBL, riding on a crest of a wave of improving crowds & ratings, is soon almost certain to establish an NBL team in Hobart.
At long last, the NBL is set to return to Tasmania. According to a report in The Mercury, a deal involving the redevelopment of the Derwent Entertainment Centre (DEC) is imminent, paving the way for Tasmania to return to the NBL for the 2021/22 season.pickandroll.com.au
GR Basketball is growing strongly in Tasmania, as is GR soccer- both at record levels.
Male GR AF club & school competition nos. have been in a long term decline in Tasmania- & the once magnificent Tasmanian recruitment gold mine of star players into the VFL/AFL has, tragically, been greatly diminishing.
Will the introduction of a Tasmanian NBL team provide a stimulus for the AFL to "rescue" the neglected & demoralised Tasmanian GR AF- by introducing a Tas. 19th team into the AFL (which is being widely predicted,starting c. 2025)?
At the moment Tassie is a 100% AF state, but that COULD alter.