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Last push for Tasmanian AFL license revealed

Jack Riewoldt of the Tigers celebrates kicking a goal  during the Round 18 AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and Brisbane Lions at Metricon Stadium in Gold Coast, Friday , July 17 , 2021. (AAP Image/Jason O'brien) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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The leaders of three political parties have come together to a last push for an AFL License.

The Premier has been joined by Labor leader Rebecca White and Greens leader Cassy O'Connor for the launch of Believe Tasmanian.

The campaign calls on residents to lend their voices to the cause and become a part of the call for a Tasmanian AFL team.

The hope is that thousands register their support as future members, in a bid to prove to AFL executives and club presidents that the state is ready for a team.

Big players like Nick & Jack Riewoldt have voiced their support, with four-time AFL premiership coach Alastair Clarkson also backing the campaign for a 19th licence.

Jeremy Rockliff points to the Taskforce and independent review.

"The decision not only stacks up financially, but will complete the AFL by making it a truly national competition," Mr Rockliff said.

The Opposition's Rebecca White maintains the support behind the JackJumpers shows that we're ready.

"The AFL team bid stacks up financially and there is bipartisan agreement for any deal struck between the AFL and the Tasmanian Government," Ms White said.

Greens Leader Cassy O'Connor agrees.

"The Greens are determined that, if The State’s license bid is successful, Tasmania’s mens’ and women’s teams will have the same start date in 2027."

To read about Believe Tasmanian in full, or voice your support for a new team, check out the campaign website here.