SOUTH Launceston Football Club will know within a fortnight whether or not it has been accepted into the NTFA competition from next season.
Representatives from the Bulldogs and the Meander Valley Suns both met NTFA clubs last night to put their final submissions and field questions with the Suns applying to join division 2 from the Leven Association and the Bulldogs looking to enter division 1 from the State League.
``Our clubs had questions to ask both applicants about Leg 1player availability and finances and those sort of things but it was a good, amicable meeting and the clubs concerned spoke to the meeting,'' NTFA general manager Robert Anderson said.
``Now that our clubs have got all the information they need to make a decision, we are calling Meander and South back to meet us on September 10, when a final vote will be taken by the 18 clubs.''
The Meander Valley Suns was represented at the meeting by its president Leigh Watts with South Launceston's representatives being interim vice-president Rod Patterson and three former Bulldogs players and committee members in Jade Elmer, Nigel Page and Drew Alexander.
``We discussed their respective facilities with them and South spoke about what they have at Youngtown,'' Anderson said.
``And Meander is working with councils out there to do some work on their change room facilities.
``South's financial situation was mentioned and they stated that they are confident that their sponsors will remain on board.
``They have functions coming up between now and Christmas which they expect will be good revenue earners and they don't see a problem in the club continuing on financially.''
Anderson said the Bulldogs believed they could field three teams in division 1 next season if accepted from their under-16 and under-18 base with the possibility of some of the current senior playing group being retained after the State League season wraps up.
Meanwhile, the NTFA has wrapped up its investigation into a melee that erupted during the three-quarter time break in the second semi-final between Fingal and Old Scotch two weeks ago.
Anderson said the board had decided on penalties to be issued but declined to outline what they were until the clubs had been advised in writing.