A TRUCE has been called in the internal war at crisis footy club South Launceston.
Bulldogs president Ian Goninon announced yesterday that representatives of the board and the group of life members pushing for its removal had thrashed out their differences and reached a compromise solution on Tuesday night.
An interim board has been formed which will guide the club until a special members' meeting on October 2 when all board positions will be thrown open.
``In the past few weeks a passionate group of South Launceston members have shown concern for the club and its direction,'' Goninon said.
``Both parties have come to a consensus to ensure they provide the playing group with additional support.
``This means the board has been extended to 12 people with an independent chairman to be announced - the additional six members coming from that group.''
A group from the interim board is working on an application for the club to join the NTFA in 2014 with an initial meeting scheduled for Monday to sort out the requirements.
Both Goninon and life member group spokesman Rod Patterson said it was a great outcome for the club on and off field, with Patterson looking forward ``to getting the club back on track''.
Goninon urged all members and supporters to support the club by attending the next major function night on August 24.
Goninon will remain as president until the October 2 meeting and is prepared to stand again if wanted.
``Daniel Smedley will remain on and to look after the team but obviously from the club perspective that's heading in another direction so he will be assigned a few items that he is working on currently - but the board will operate the club separate from Daniel,'' he said.
The Bulldogs compromise came on the same day that AFL Tasmania launched the new Kingborough Tigers Club which will join the TSL from next season.