AFL still may split the state in halves

The AFL could still be willing to support two teams playing in Tasmania contrary to its own internal report on favouring a one-team model.

AFL game and market developmentgeneral manager, Simon Lethlean, would not preventHawthorn and North Melbourne pursuingtheir own futuredeals with the Tasmanian government to play home games in the state.

Hawthorn aresigned to play four games a seasonat Aurora Stadium until 2021 and the Kangaroos are working on anarrangement with the governmentfor three games at Blundstone Arena.

The AFL had supportedSimon Garlick’s report that one club play seven games a year out of Hobart and Launceston as the “preferred model”.

“We understandthe current landscape and if we have two clubs that want to keep working away and doing a great job, we’ll support them,”Lethlean told Melbourneradio.

“There is five years to go untilwe work out if they both want to be there.If there’s one club that wants to be the focus,we’ll embrace that.”

PENSIVE: Simon Lethlean has not ruled out retaining two AFL clubs in Tasmania.

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