The 2022 NTFA season could look rather different, with a salary cap officially confirmed to come into play.
Speaking with The Examiner, NTFA president Scott Rigby said the idea, which has been on the agenda for years, finally came to fruition during last season's time off and will affect the competition next season.
"There's a lot of work that's been transpired and looking back and reflecting, it's quite humbling to see where we've come from as a state in that space," he said.
"Conversations that have evolved even in the last 12 months, particularly around the Tassie Footy Board and obviously the working group that was attached to that.
"There's been a lot of work and obviously a change of personnel with AFL Tas but from an NTFA perspective, we certainly have been one of the leaders in that space trying to implement that and I think it will only be a good thing."
The change is set to impact community football around Tasmania, with the Southern Football League and the North-West Football League also implementing the cap for the betterment of the game.
It's hoped that the cap will encourage the Apple Isle's best players to play in the State League.
"All of us agree that we want the elite to play in the elite and the top to play at the top level, there's no issue with that but it's got to be equal and build to that standard.
"And the salary cap has to work with the player points system, there are still some competitions that don't have the player points system in place, there's inconsistencies with that across the leagues.
"So what we want to do is build a consistent approach so the players are aware that it's exactly the same if you play in the North-West or the NTFA."
Alongside Rigby, NWFL president Andrew Richardson was a leader in getting the statewide cap put into place, saying that players and clubs should be held accountable for breaches.
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