Believers | Tasmanian Football Club


There's a spirit here. Hard to describe. Impossible to ignore. We're all born with it.
This fight. This gravel rash grit. This devil-like determination. By joining the last push to play on, we can all come together to share this spirit with the great game and with the world at large. Join those who already Believe Tasmanian.

The Believers have been there from the start and the Tasmania Football Club is forever grateful for the work and engagement the Believers have created to show support for the team the state deserves.

Check out the great content that Believe Tasmanian created in the build-up to the formation of the Club!


Ricky Ponting - EP 14

Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting believes Tasmania is deserving of an AFL team and the state is eager to embrace a long-waited football team.

Rodney Eade - EP 13

Rodney Eade believes Gillon McLachlan’s legacy rests on Tasmania securing an AFL licence.

Caroline Wilson - EP 12

Walkley Award-winning journalist Caroline Wilson believes a Tasmania AFL licence will by the league's greatest contribution to the game, with a new footy entity likely to significantly enhance the state off the field.

Jack Riewoldt - EP 11

Richmond champion Jack Riewoldt would consider defecting from the Tigers to play for the new Tasmania franchise, if the island state is granted a 19th licence.

Scott Clayton - EP 10

Accomplished AFL recruiter Scott Clayton believes the AFL has the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity "to do the right thing" in granting footy-mad state Tasmania a 19th licence.

Alastair Clarkson - EP 09

Super coach Alastair Clarkson has emphatically debunked concerns that a Tasmania AFL and AFLW team will struggle with player retention, as the four-time premiership coach predicting an Apple Isle licence will likely keep players and staff in the state “fo

Robert Shaw - EP 08

Tassie royalty Robert Shaw believes a Tasmania licence will reignite the island’s talent pathway and create a new wave of heroes for budding AFL youngsters to aspire to.

Nick Riewoldt - EP 07

St Kilda’s longest serving captain, Nick Riewoldt, believes Tasmania will secure a 19th AFL and AFLW licence following decades of failed endeavours.

Matthew Richardson - EP 06

Three-time All-Australian, Matthew Richardson, believes “it’s time” for Tasmania to be included in the AFL with a dedicated men’s and women’s football team.

Chris Fagan - EP 05

Brisbane Lions coach Chris Fagan believes a Tasmanian AFL an AFLW team will be the league’s sleeping giant, with tens of thousands of footy fans set to sign up to become members of the 19th franchise.

Michael Roach - EP 04

Dual Coleman medallist Michael Roach believes Tasmania’s accomplished honour roll of VFL/AFL champions is a strong enough case for the state to be granted an AFL/W outfit.

Tim Lane - EP 03

Leading AFL broadcaster Tim Lane believes Tasmanian AFL and AFLW teams will be the “most unifying event” in the state’s history.



I want to be a Tassie Devil, play in the AFL and win a premiership. It’s great to have both men and women playing for Tassie in a national competition.


Having a team in Tasmania is exciting. It means more opportunities for local talent, more support for women’s footy, and a chance to showcase our state on a national level.


I support Fremantle, but I would change to Tasmania once they’re in the competition. It’s my dream to play on the MCG and it would be amazing to do it as Tassie Devil.


Having a Tassie team is an absolute dream come true. It will provide so many young footballers the opportunity to achieve their dream without moving away from home.


It’s good because it means I have more opportunity to make it to the AFL. It also hopefully means it will bring more funding for small clubs like Deloraine to help make our clubs better.


This is such an exciting opportunity for football in Tasmania. It’s a chance for men and women to represent our state and play with real pride. This is my dream come true.


I’ve grown up loving and watching footy. I’m so looking forward to watching our own team take the field in 2028 – it would be a dream come true if I could play!


Having an AFLW/AFL team means younger generations will have a team from their home state to strive towards. Wearing the Tasmanian guernsey is a privilege and honour. It creates a sense of pride.


Having our own team means that local talent can really be recognised. It opens up new opportunities and rewards the time and effort that players put in.


Having an AFL team in Tasmania will create dreams and pathways for all young Tasmanian kids. It will also encourage more to play AFL and the quality of football in the state will improve.


I just love playing the game. Our own AFL team has been a dream since I was a little kid. We can all appreciate what the team will do for footy across Tassie.


An AFLW team will increase the pathway and drive for women’s football. It creates opportunities for younger girls to really work hard as it feels so much close to achieve.

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