Northern Championship premier Launceston United will make the jump to Women's Super League in 2021.
Unbeaten in the league last season, United have been awarded a three-year licence for a seven-team state league which will include Devonport and Taroona.
Ulverstone, who were the sole Northern outfit in last season's WSL, were not offered a licence while fellow 2020 competitor University chose not to apply.
United's involvement will see Launceston represented in the WSL for the first time since 2018 and comes as the city prepares to host A-League content in 2021 and Women's World Cup matches in 2023.
New United co-coach Frank Compton said the club would continue to field an XI in the Northern Championship.
"The girls seem extremely enthusiastic about the challenge," Compton said.
"It's a big time for women's football with the World Cup not too far down the track which is huge, but for the club itself it's a big chance to take a step forwards and hopefully create a pathway for younger players.
"We'll be looking forwards and seeing the World Cup not necessarily as a chance to be in the team, but something to feed off and kickstart their careers in soccer."
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United has returned to training ahead of the season and is hoping to add squad depth to the side that blitzed last year's Championship.
"We're looking to do it with mostly [the players] we used last year ... I'd say 75 per cent of that team will be involved and I think that's the least they deserve for such a good season with [2020 coach Cameron Heazlewood] last year," Compton said.
"It's going to be a challenge and we might have the odd week where we realise there's a gap, but we're hopeful if we can use the template from Riverside over the last couple of years, they've done well to become a competitive team in the state league ... there's no reason we can't take that over to the female side."
The three new WSL clubs will compete alongside Olympia, Clarence Zebras, Kingborough and South Hobart when the league season gets under way in autumn.
Football Tasmania president Bob Gordon said another Northern side could yet join the competition before the end of the 2023 licence period.
"While we have made the decision to proceed with a seven-team competition in 2021 and all clubs have been offered a three-year licence, we believe an important strategic priority will be to work towards an eight-team competition as we lead into the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2023," Gordon said.
"This may well see an additional team added in either the North-West or North - subject of course to the club being able to meet the criteria.
"This will help ensure we are providing important pathway opportunities for girls and young women throughout the state and build on the participation growth we have experienced, in particular in junior football."
Women's Minister Sarah Courtney said: "I would like to congratulate Northern Championship premiers, Launceston United, for being promoted to the Women's Super League for the upcoming season.
"This is a significant and important step for the women's game as we prepare for the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2023."
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