I think he will be huge in the AFL bid - just by lending his name to the campaign. But he is also clearly a great strategic thinker and powerful advocate.I'm just interested to know if people think Alistair Clarkson would be a good help for Tassie's AFL bid and if you think he would likely coach a Tassie team.
Could see him do a Roos type limited tenure and handover at GCS followed by a move to Tassie to set them up. I’m sure the fine details could quickly be sorted during a coffee with Gil.Unless the AFL pay his wage for the next 5 or 6 years I imagine he is going to be coaching GCS or GWS when Tasmania get a team or merge with another team.
I struggle to see a new Stadium in Hobart being viable unless it's used for other sports and concerts.Clarkson will provide assistance in developing a strategy for funding the new team, a proposed stadium in Hobart, state football pathways and talent identification as the taskforce creates a runway towards a standalone AFL team in Tasmania.
“Alastair will use his existing knowledge and access to prime American sports teams to provide specification on what is required for a best-of-breed training and high-performance centre,” Mr Gutwein said.
“He’ll also provide input on the best way to engage with ex-Tasmanian AFL players, here and interstate.”
Which sports and what concerts though?