Josh Ponting has not ruled out a possible return to North Launceston in the future and in the same breath will push Rocherlea talent to pursue all State League opportunities.
The star NTFA signing was bullish about his short-term goals after a shock departure from the club that included four TSL premiership wins.
Ponting said he wanted "to give something back" to the Tigers, but in turn that would be sent back to the Bombers amid a fostering relationship between the two clubs.
"I want to kick back, but also give back to [Rocherlea] football club - they were a big part pushing me to North as a junior and saw something in me to try my hand," he said.
"So I'd like to not only give back to the football club, but now give something back to the juniors coming through.
"Hopefully there is a few that want to have a crack at North, while Rocherlea will continue to do what it has always done and that's push their kids to try the top level."
Ponting is already feeling bouyant before another hard slog in the preseason begins.
The onballer can envisage the Tigers already returning back to their last NTFA glory days when they were caught up trading flags from 2011-2018 with South Launceston.
Rocherlea's latest success was 2016 and this year exited from the finals in the semis.
"I'm pretty keen to get back and work with some of the young guys they have coming through," Ponting said.
"Obviously, they've missed out by just a little bit this year, so hopefully it's about adding a little bit of experience on the side with Jordan Cousens and Zane Brown and with myself coming in, we can now help guide those younger boys that few steps closer."
Ponting will bring a stellar football CV from the one he first took to Invermay.
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The last part was a Bombers' premiership, a Darrel Baldock Medal for best afield in the grand final and an Alastair Lynch Medal for best over the course of this year.
But the 25-year-old insists ticking off the accomplishments during September was not part of the deal to leave.
"That didn't have much to do with it - I made the decision last Saturday," he said.
"It was a tough decision that I had contemplated going back for family reasons."
Ponting's wife, Claudia, is expecting to deliver the couple's first child and Ponting wants to spend more time at home than all over the state.
That is for 2020 at least.
Nothing is committed past a return season at Rocherlea after a seven-year hiatus.
"I'm just a year-by-year proposition first to see how things go," Ponting said.
"Having a baby is a bit of an unknown for me, so we'll play it by ear at first.
"If Rocherlea are happy and I'm happy, I'll more likely to stick around, but I'm not going to rule a line through saying I just won't go back to North Launceston at all."
Ponting left the Northern Bombers as arguably Tasmania's best player after back-to-back Lynch Medals.
That reputation matters little for the selfless team star.
"I don't really pay too much attention to the individual stuff in football to stay at North," he said.
"It didn't really factor in too much into it.
"It was more about a family-based decision and just sort of taking a step back.
"But I'm very grateful that I have achieved a lot at a young age.
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