|Two Clubs that have applied for T-League are Prospect Knights|
and the Northern Rangers.
FFT have today issued a press release that puts us in no better picture as to where we were yesterday, only that a major sponsor is in discussions and that FFT believe they are close to gaining a commitment.
As most people were already aware, the T-League looks promising, but for clubs who will have aspirations to be a part of this league, FFT are not making life easy to get organised. At this stage FFT are remaining on track to announce successful clubs in August, which will leave most clubs, approximately 6 weeks to finalise everything and commence training in mid October. Im sure many would have been hoping for an announcement sooner ifp possible, but this is unlikely.
The press release reads:
The Football Federation Tasmania Board Has approved the T‐League, The new Tasmanian State football league, to commence in 2013, Subject to the finalisation of a contract with the major sponsor.
“We Wanted to honour the end of June Deadline that we set ourselves to the football community, and today we are able to say that we’re almost over the line,” Mr Boulous said.
|South Hobart and Launceston City also applied for T-League|
“We’ve gone out to the community and the support we’ve received in difficult times has been really heartening and exciting for football.
“We’re waiting on finalising a contract with our major sponsor and when complete, the league will have the green light”.
Mr Boulous said that until the sponsorship contract was finalised with the major sponsor; it was unlikely that FFT would be making further comment on the T‐League.
Announcements on successful applicant clubs, sponsors, opportunities for clubs and the football community to engage in planning for the T‐League and the underpinning league structures that cater for players, male and female of all ages and abilities will follow later this month.
FFT outlined in the T‐League application form that clubs that were successful in gaining entry into the T-league would be announced by 6 August 2012.
FFT Remains firmly on track to meet this timeline.