TWL North will expand again in 2019 after Old Scotch confirmed it would field a team for the first time.
South Launceston and George Town completed their maiden seasons this year as the competition stretched to six teams, and it is believed as many as eight clubs could battle for the premiership in 2019.
Liz Dickson, who has co-ordinated the Thistles’ TWL North push, said the club was looking to draw players from many different avenues in the lead-up to its inaugural season.
Dickson said the club also hoped to strengthen its ties with NTJFA heavyweight East Launceston, who, like the Thistles, train at the NTCA Ground.
“It’s a very exciting time for Old Scotch to be embracing a women’s team, we’re very excited about the opportunity that they’re giving us,” Dickson said.
“A pathway (from East Launceston) is what we’re keen to foster and provide, but also there’s probably girls out there who’d just love to have a game of footy, so even if they haven’t been exposed at junior level, why not try at a senior level?
“You’ve got girls who go to the gym three times a week, but they mightn’t have ever been involved in a team sport and this is an opportunity to come and have a go.”
Old Scotch will host a women’s information session at the NTCA Ground at 6pm September 25.