AFL Tasmania chairman Dominic Baker denied any truth to a rumour circulating in Northern football circles yesterday that his board was intending to resign.
With the state's football governing body under scrutiny from the parliamentary inquiry investigating how the $500,000 granted to it annually by the stage government was being spent, Baker said AFL Tasmania was prepared to front the inquiry if called, but confirmed it was consulting with its bosses at AFL House in Melbourne about the best way to do that.
"There will be no resignation of the AFL Tasmania board or of anybody on the board," he said.
"AFL Tasmania is the AFL's representative in Tasmania so when we require advice we get it directly off the AFL.
"We've been working with and seeking advice from the AFL on this parliamentary inquiry process from the very beginning so the AFL is right over the top of it.
"At the end of the day we will get our advice on how to handle the process directly from the AFL's government liaison and legal team but there is nothing sinister in that - that's what we do anyway for advice."
Baker said the AFL had nothing to hide and had no issue with fronting the parliamentary committee but it was a matter of deciding what process they used do that.
"I expect we will be called but we've had no formal communication to say we're required as yet and have been getting most of our information from the newspaper," he said.
"We're happy to front the inquiry - there is no issue around whether we will or won't.
"I suppose what we are particularly concerned about is the scope of the inquiry reads that the committee will be investigating how AFL Tas spends the $500,000 it receives from the government.
"We're more than happy to answer questions in that regard and have nothing to hide in that respect."