THE parliamentary inquiry into football in Tasmania will call next week for submissions from "all levels" of the game, committee chairman and Windermere MLC Ivan Dean said yesterday.
The inquiry, which is looking at the funding provided to AFL Tasmania by the state government and how it is used to support and develop community football, already has some people in mind it would like to hear from.
But it put out a more general call to anyone involved with the game who might have evidence to present.
"There will be a number of organisations that we will be making direct contact with, to invite them to come forward, and that will involve most of the football competitions around the state," Mr Dean said.
"It is about speaking to anyone that can give us evidence in regards to the terms of reference of the inquiry, and that doesn't have to be people necessarily involved with their clubs any longer, such as ex-presidents who might want to take the opportunity to talk to us."
Mr Dean said the committee wanted to ensure that the $500,000 that the state provided to AFL Tasmania was value for money.
"We're asking people to come in (with their evidence) as quickly as they possibly can," he said.
"We're anxious that this inquiry commences as soon as possible, and we don't want it to drag on.
"Ideally we'd like it wrapped up this year, but that would depend on the interest in this inquiry and the amount of witnesses that there are."The committee will hear evidence on October 21 and 23.