A successful Australia-New Zealand bid for the 2023 women's World Cup would make ripples in the Apple Isle, says Football Tasmania women's development officer Debra Banks.
A decision on who will host the event's ninth instalment will be made on Friday morning, with Colombia the only remaining threat to Australia's first-ever World Cup.
Launceston's UTAS Stadium could host as many as three group stage matches and act as a training base should the bid be successful.
Banks, who has overseen the state's women's stocks since February last year, said a successful outcome on Friday would have huge ramifications for playing numbers across the state.
'It's such a huge impact for us in Tasmania, I don't think people quite understand that yet because we're such an AFL state," Banks said.
"But when you look at the impact that it has on community, economy, that national pride, having home teams on home soil and just awakening what could be perhaps considered a male-dominated sport run by men ... having that impact on that and that recognition that having women around is really good for business.
"I think even hearing that we've won on the early hours on Friday, I'm going to speculate that those girls we've lost because of COVID will come back - that's what I'm hoping.
"Because I think that their heart and their passion for football is reignited - you want to be part of something really huge."
Football Tasmania has made a concerted push for more government funding in the past 12 months as soccer continues to enjoy its status as the state's most popular team sport.
Banks said there was still plenty more room for growth, particularly should more venues be made available in the future.
"My energy is definitely in looking at those grassroots girls coming through and seeing how much fun they all have and trying to grow participation too," she said.
"Already Tasmania has one of the highest participation of female players nationally - we're already at 27 per cent - and then I like working individually with clubs on how to boost their own participation.
"I'm working with a club at the moment that are already hitting 30 per cent participation, whereas three years ago they had hardly any women and girls at their club.
"The France World Cup last year was a massive success and every time you see a World Cup like that participation will increase so we've definitively seen an impact from that."
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While women's numbers are good statewide, Ulverstone carries the burden of being the only Northern team in the six-team Women's Super League following Launceston City's withdrawal early last year.
Eight teams will compete in this season's women's Northern Championship after 2016 title winner City returned from a year off.
"Some clubs are nailing it - they've really worked hard in the female area - and some clubs aren't going quite so well," Banks said.
"But it depends on age group and you know how women work - my daughter left primary school football with seven of her girlfriends to go to one club, so they essentially went as their own team to join a club and that's how you'll find it.
"They have to have a sense of belonging to perform whereas boys have to perform to have a sense of belonging - that's the mantra that you see across the board with women's team sports.
"So where some girls have gone they'll take five of their friends with them and also in certain age groups they just haven't gone through, whereas in others they have.
"So it's not clear-cut whether we are losing numbers or we are gaining numbers [from coronavirus].
"Some teams have lost numbers but not across the board."
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