Saturday wasn't quite the NTFA's day as the Northern regional football competition went down in all three representative matches held at Invermay Park.
The punters flocked in to watch their Northern friends and family however, with 1603 in attendance for the three clashes.
With one day of representative football over, another gets started on Sunday as the Tasmania Devils NAB League side and Tasmania's under-25 side featuring former AFL players Kieran Lovell, Josh McGuinness and Sam Siggins take the field on UTAS Stadium.
With the AFL dream potentially over for those listed, former Geelong player and current Bulldog Ryan Gardner made his AFL debut last weekend for his new club after being picked up in the mid-season draft.
The North West Coast recruit spoke to Alex Fair through the week and that is one not to be missed.