A TSLW disbandment is looking increasingly likely as Tasmanian football continues to suffer the fallout from coronavirus.
The league's troubles came under the spotlight last month when North Launceston indicated it would not field a side in 2021, leaving just four sides - Launceston, Clarence, Glenorchy and Kingborough - to compete.
Kingborough, who have not beaten any of the aforementioned three teams since the TSLW began in 2017, were hesitant to take part in a four-team competition while Lauderdale and North Hobart are reportedly two years off being able to compete at State League level.
Should the TSLW not go ahead, the three Hobart clubs would likely have the option of dropping back to the SFLW, where Kingborough already has a team, while potential new homes for the Northern clubs appear less certain.
North Launceston president Thane Brady said the Bombers would ideally keep a senior program next season, while 2020 premiers Launceston are also keeping their options open.
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Launceston president Sandra Boland said she remained uncertain about where her side would play in 2021 despite a series of meetings between clubs and AFL Tasmania since the conclusion of the season in October.
"For me it's about finding a home for our girls to play in a competition that's of value to furthering their footy ambitions," Boland said.
"We're working with everybody that we can and all the parties that we can to find the best solution."
Lack of funding has been a major concern for TSLW clubs for some time.
Former North Launceston coach Dean Smith, who resigned early last month, said an "unfair" push for his players to finance their own football program in 2021 highlighted the severity of the problem.
The Bombers had started promisingly with successive finals appearances after joining the TSLW in 2019, but are no certainty to field a senior side in any competition next year despite healthy playing stocks.
"After an exhaustive review into our club operations it became clear we were not able to continue participating in the TSLW," Brady said.
"We have worked hard to develop a comprehensive girls' program.
"Ideally, we have a senior program for these players to graduate into.
"To this end we drafted and circulated an alternative model to satisfy both community and talent pathways.
"We are not directly involved in any conversations currently occurring."
Head of AFL Tasmania Damian Gill said: "We are working closely with all clubs on the path forward for season 2021."
Launceston, Glenorchy, Clarence and Kingborough have contested all four seasons of the TSLW with Burnie competing in 2017 and 2018 and Lauderdale in 2019.
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