Management statement regarding TSL fixture delay

The revised TSL fixture was set for release today and in some instances was in the process of being shared but the release of the fixture has now been delayed.

The following statement is from AFL Tasmania CEO Rob Auld regarding the delay:

“The Tasmanian State League has delayed the release of the revised TSL Fixture due to concerns over Burnie’s ability to field teams in 2018.

“Through multiple conversations with Burnie President Steve Dowling, Burnie have demonstrated strong progress off-field with regards to filling key positions in the club and financial stability. Their challenges at this point in time are isolated to player numbers.

“What is important is the Burnie Football Club have not withdrawn from the state league.

“Burnie President Steve Dowling wanted to alert the TSL to the club’s concerns over player numbers which has led to the delay in the publishing of the fixture.

“We will work closely with Burnie over the next 48-72 hours with a view to finalising their position by the end of this week.

“Regardless of the outcome, we remain committed to the TSL as a competition.”