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Wally from Will...
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Any word of when the Tassie Devils will join the VFL? 

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UpTheDolphins
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Pretty sure they're meant to enter in 2026 at the absolute latest in preparation for a 2028 AFL entry. But I also heard at one stage it could be next year.

Wally from Will...
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I'd heard 2025 but i thought there may have been some announcement about that tonight - used to enjoy journeying down to Tassie when they were in the comp previously 

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Bearsman
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Same Wal. Dates haven't been finalised yet, but looks like 2028 for the AFL team, and possibly next year for VFL, but most likely is 2026.

The new club already has 40,000+ members - foundation memberships were only $10 hence the large number.

vfa
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Tassie Devils will be in VFL in 2026.

Wally from Will...
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from today's Currant Bun: 

The Devils VFL team was mooted for 2025 but will be pushed back to 2026, with its coach to be announced mid-2025 and squad to come after that.

The Tasmanian VFLW team will follow a similar timeline for a start also in 2026, one year before the Devils debut in the AFLW.

 

So, if it's in the Herald-Sun it simply must be true - the other question is does Tasmania retain a team in the VFL and VFLW after they start playing in the AFL and AFLW? or will that conclude as it did with Gold Coast?

MegaA
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Yould think theirs a need for a seconds side (unless they form a alignment with a club which is unlikely) therefore vfl inclusion post AFL club launch would be most likely as playing in a Tasmanian competition wouldn't be beneficial. 

 

Out of curiosity,  what was the idea of having a Tasmanian side in the competition initially? 

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Wally from Will...
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They should have their own development side but if money is an issue then perhaps an alignment with North Melbourne could be on the cards as they did previously and there is some sort of alignment with Tasmania and North with the AFLW side i think 

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Bearsman
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Worst jumper in history? A yellow map of Tassie with a background of puke green, and a little red trim. Must have been all of 5 minutes gone into the design. Surely they could come up with something better than this??

 

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Wally from Will...
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It's the traditional Tassie state representative team jumper from way back 

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UpTheDolphins
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The map on that guernsey is far less detailed than the one on the state guernsey, plus the red is a lighter shade.

Hopefully it's just a temporary thing - the state representative guernsey should be reserved for players from Tasmania, not a football club that will have plenty of recruits from the mainland. I actually think something like the old Brisbane Bears guernsey (their last one before merging with Fitzroy) would work well with Tasmania's colours.

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NorthPort
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I'm not sure how I feel about a 'club' wearing a state representative jumper in a home and away competition.

I'd have preferred to see this beauty resurrected!

 

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* It's time to restore the VFA name.

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NorthPort
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I'm not sure how I feel about a 'club' wearing a state representative jumper in a home and away competition.

I'd have preferred to see this beauty resurrected!

 

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* It's time to restore the VFA name.

digs
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My tip is that it will not last. Quick current design to please all for starters.

Once established will be updated to a more refreshing strip.

 

 

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NorthPort
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Agree Digs. They will revamp the jumper design in less than 3 years. 👍

 


* It's time to restore the VFA name.

Wally from Will...
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Matthew Richardson was a bit evasive about the use of the jumper on 3AW last night - seems they will be using it for at least one game so there must be other designs in the pipeline 

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blackrocker
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Our ocassional poster Wizard could be xommissioned to design the jumper 

Smokolotso
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More thought went into running Commonwealth games, and a little imagination wouldn't have hurt,like idk... maybe a Tassie Devil instead of an unshaven Sheila..