This weekend, North Melbourne will play the Gold Coast Suns in Hobart, and today I’m calling on Tasmanians to turn up to send a message loud and clear to the AFL and our detractors that we want our own AFL team.
While there is no doubt the Suns aren’t the most successful team in the AFL, this is a great opportunity to show our passion for the game, and how it’s an integral part of our sporting heritage and lifestyle.
In partnership with the North Melbourne Football Club, who have publicly supported our aspiration to have our own team, and the Mercury Newspaper, there will be a number of incentives to encourage people to turn up and show our support.
These include support from North Melbourne to offer free tickets for all children who turn up with a responsible adult and a goal kicking competition at half time, which should be a bit of fun and which I’ll be taking part in.
My clear message to Tasmanians is to get right behind our AFL bid and turn up on the weekend to show our support for Tasmania getting its own team.