Geelong defender Jake Kolodjashnij has thrown his support behind Tasmania’s bid for an AFL club, saying the thirst is there for a team to thrive.
Debate is still raging as to whether the AFL should expand to 19 clubs in order to get a team in Tasmania.
The Tasmanian government’s plans for a $750 million stadium on Hobart’s waterfront also remain up in the air, with questions about who will fund the project.
The AFL wants the Tasmanian government to fund the majority of the stadium, but Tasmanian premier Jeremy Rockliff says his government isn’t willing to pay more than half of the bill.
Kolodjashnij, who was born in Tasmania, said the huge support thrown behind NBL newcomers Tasmania JackJumpers last season was further proof of the hunger for sport in the state.
If all goes smoothly, a Tasmanian AFL team could be in place by 2026.
“I’m all for it,” Kolodjashnij said.
“Being a Tassie boy and…