He doesn't know how it will happen, but former AFL kicking supremo Jay Schulz has said Tasmania deserves its own team.
As stakes continue to mount in the Tasmanian AFL saga, the former Richmond and Port Adelaide forward believed something could be worked out.
"I think there should be something worked into this, I'm not sure how that might work and I think they're [AFL] not sure either," Schulz said.
"I think it would be good for Tassie if they could base a team down here and play half of their games in Hobart and half in Launnie."
The 35-year-old has been conducting his kicking clinics for junior players throughout the North, and has observed the strong footballing community that remains even as participation declines.
"Even when you look at country Victoria or where I'm from in country South Australia last year with COVID and everything being shut down .... everyone was sort of going into their shell a bit and hesitant in getting back," Schulz said.
"Community sport, whether it be football, soccer, netball ...it's so important for kids growing up and for the community as well in bringing people together."
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Schulz said a singular team for Tassie meant the state would unite the state.
"It's got a lot of merit and I think people want to support a side where, at the moment, half support the Kangaroos and half support the hawks," he said.
"I think having their own team that was their own, it's something Tassie would really get behind.
"How it's going to work, I don't know, but I think in the future it will happen."
Meanwhile, Schulz remains with the Northern Bombers in a training capacity as they prepare for the upcoming season.
While playing in the TSL is off the table, he said clubs from other competitions had reached out.
"There's been a few that have asked to play maybe a once off game which I might do, I haven't decided yet," he said.
"I'm more than happy to play two or three games throughout the year with different clubs through the season and help support the local community."