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.
A Tasmanian AFL team will likely not be ready by 2023, and it would be better to look towards a 2025 goal, according to Chair of the AFL task force, Brett Godfrey.
Mr Godfrey speaks to Brian Carlton this morning about where things are at with the task force and a standalone AFL team for the state. He says that it would make sense to align a Tas AFL license with the AFL broadcasting deal, which he understands may be extended to 2025.
Mr Godfrey also discusses comments made by President of Hawthorn Football Club Jeff Kennett, and where a Tassie team should be based.
The number one rule to getting a Tasmanian AFL team over the line is unification between the North and South, according to Chair of the AFL Project Team, Brett Godfrey.
Mr Godfrey is best known as co-founder and chief executive Virgin Airlines, and is also heavily involved in several tourism projects across Tasmania.
Mr Godfrey is in Tasmania today for the first meeting of the AFL Project Team, and speaks with Brian Carlton about his thoughts on how to proceed for a Tasmanian AFL team. He notes that footy is 'bread and butter' to Tasmania, and says the project team will give it a 'red hot go.'
A 21 year-old axeman from Sheffield has had an extraordinary weekend in Sweden at the 2019 Stihl Timbersport World Rookie Championship.
Josh Bakes set a new world record, two national records and three personal bests at the championship, and overall took home second place. Originally tied on first place for points, a countback saw him lose the gold medal by just 0.23 seconds.
Josh talks to Brian Carlton this morning about these amazing achievements. Brian is also joined by World Champion Axeman David Foster, to discuss just how remarkable Tasmania’s young and upcoming talent is.
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.
A Tasmanian sports administrator says that Australians are very forgiving of our sports people, which is perhaps why we don’t 'point the finger' as hard at our own as others.
The Australian sporting community is in disarray following the announcement that swimmer Shayna Jack had to withdraw from the World Championships in South Korea last week due to a positive drug test.
This comes after a controversial week where Mack Horton protested against Chinese swimmer Sun Yang by refusing to share a podium with him. Mack protested Yang on allegations of drug cheating.
Brian Roe is a sports administrator, based in Launceston, and has participated in six Olympics games as an athletics officiator. He joins Brian Carlton in the studio to discuss the current issues, and says that reforms of the processes around positive drug tests are essential.
'You can’t count anyone out this weekend’, says one of the lead drivers in the Supercars Championship.
Chaz Mostert, of Bottle-O Racing and Supercheap Auto Racing, is at Symmons Plains counting down to this weekend’s Tasmania Tyrepower Supersprint. He may not have been prepared for the cooler Tassie weather, but says he will give it his all on the track.
Chaz talks to Brian Carlton this morning about his strategies for this weekend.
Former Tasmanian Ariarne Titmus shows she won’t be slowing down any time soon, with the 18 year-old swimming some her best times ever at the national titles in Adelaide this week.
Last night Ariarne equalled her Australian and Commonwealth records in the 400m freestyle, winning the race in just 3 min 59 seconds. Her father Steve Titmus says Ariarne is now only 1 of 3 women to ever do the 400m freestyle in a time under 4 minutes.
Steve joins Martin Agatyn this morning to talk about Ariarne’s latest success, what’s next, and says that she will always be a Tasmanian.