AFL Tasmania has asked State League clubs to attend an extraordinary meeting next month to diffuse concerns raised over transparency and governance.
TSL club presidents will meet with AFL administration and board members on Monday, September 16, in Hobart.
AFL Tasmania met with all 10 club presidents last month in Campbell Town.
This meeting is seen as a response to a letter written last week by five of the State League's foundation clubs expressing misgivings about AFL Tasmania's planning and direction for next season.
The foundation clubs highlighted financial transparency, governance and resources and risk management as key areas of concern.
``We obviously received a letter with concerns from five of our State League clubs and we thought it was a good opportunity to get our clubs in front of our directors which hasn't happened for over 12 months,'' AFL Tasmania chief executive Scott Wade said.
``We will answer all their questions and I'm sure we will walk away from the meeting with everyone committed to the future _ or that's what we would like to think will happen _ and it is a good opportunity for the board to answer questions from the clubs so they hear it from a different voice.''
AFL Tasmania wants clubs to sign a new 10-year licence agreement from 2014.
Uncertainty and turmoil surrounding the demise of Hobart, North Hobart and South Launceston, the entry of new licence entities and backtracking over the Devonport licence has caused angst among some clubs.
``We walked away from the Campbell Town meeting and I think most presidents thought it was a positive meeting,'' Wade said.
``From our point of view not much has changed _ Hobart pulled out of the joint venture and putting Devonport on hold for 12 months _ but clearly some clubs that were happy a month ago for some strange reason are not happy now.
``So hopefully we will have a chat about it and we're confident we can settle everyone down and they will once again be committed to the future.''
Launceston president Malcolm Atkins welcomed the meeting as a chance to clarify issues.