The AFL need to get their ‘big boy’ pants and deliver solutions to fix Tasmanian football, according to Senator Steve Martin.
In his first speech to the Senate yesterday, Senator Martin slammed the AFL’s response to Tasmania’s football crisis. He also mentioned the importance of education, and that he is proud to have set a High Court precedent with his election.
Senator Martin speaks with Brian Carlton about his speech, the AFL and his support for the Federal Government’s tax cuts for companies.
The AFL steering committee has finally handed down its recommendations for Tasmanian football, three months after it was formed.
There was no promise to work towards a stand-alone Tasmanian AFL team. However, recommendations included a provisional license for a VFL team in 2021, a team in the TAC cup, and an additional $1.4 million.
Sports Journalist, Rob Fairs (Fairsy), and President of the North Launceston Football Club, Thane Brady, join Brian Carlton to discuss the recommendations and what they mean for Tasmanian football.
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The AFL steering committee says that they will be ‘responsible’ for football on the North-West Coast, but what does this mean?
Fixing talent pathways, a talent manager and a regional football hub is all on the agenda for the North-West, but Burnie Dockers President, Stephen Dowling, says he cannot see Burnie re-entering the TSL anytime in the near future.
Listen as Brian Carlton and Mr Dowling discuss the findings of the AFL steering committee:
A crisis meeting held last night in Circular Head wasn’t enough to save the Giants for this year’s NWFL.
The club, which is celebrating its 100th year this year, had many people turn up to the meeting, but did not have enough people that could commit 100% to playing all games, leaving them with a player shortage. As a result, the team will withdraw from the NWFL, including their women’s and junior teams.
President of the Circular Head Giants, Nic Bellinger, speaks to Brian Carlton about this disappointing outcome.
When it comes to Tasmanian football, ‘the buck stops with Gill[an McLachlan]’, according to President of the Burnie Dockers Football Club, Stephen Dowling.
Mr McLachlan was in Devonport last Thursday to meet with all seven TSL presidents, as the June 30 deadline nears closer for the steering committee.
Mr Dowling speaks to Brian Carlton about the current situation of football on the North-West, and says that Tasmanian football needs to work closely together to make sure there are appropriate talent pathways in Tasmania.
The CAMS Australian Rally Championship is set to light up Launceston on Friday night, eight years after the Tarmac Rally was last in Tasmania in 2010.
The main event will be at the Inveresk Super Special held at the Launceston Showgrounds –with entry to the rally free.
Ben Newman is the General Manager of Buckby Motors, and will also be participating in the CAMS Australian Rally Championship. He worked hard to bring this event to Launceston, and joins Brian Carlton in the studio to talk about this exciting experience for Launceston.
They don’t according to former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who is calling for a ban on US rapper Macklemore from performing at this weekend’s NRL grand final.
The calls for the ban began after Macklemore announced he will perform his pro-equality song ‘Same Love’.
Brian Carlton has never heard the song, so he takes a listen on air to find out about the controversy. LAFM Program Director, Steve Segale, also weighs in on why a rapper would have been asked to perform, rather than a rock band.
If the AFL drops out of their agreement with the Tasmanian State League (TSL), there will be a declaration of war.
That’s according to President of the North Launceston Football Club Thane Brady, who attended a meeting in Melbourne with Tigers President Paul Gadomski to present to the AFL steering committee yesterday.
Their focus was particularly on the TSL, and the best practice model going forward.
Mr Brady tells Brian Carlton that if the TSL was dropped, there would be ‘enough groundswell around Tasmania to make life pretty difficult for the AFL’.
The steering committee has promised a decision on June 30.