A maiden season in the Women's Super League has left Launceston United co-coach Frank Compton urging another Northern club to make the same step up.
After remaining undefeated en route to last season's Northern Championship Women's title, the Birch Avenue club decided to tackle the statewide competition and has since reached a cup final and remains on course for a top-two finish.
Fourth-placed Devonport has also enjoyed a successful promotion but, with only two representatives from the North in the seven-team league, Compton would like to see another Launceston club sign up, eliminate the weekly bye and match the geographical split of the men's NPL.
"I would love it to go to eight. I don't think it would drain the talent spread too badly," he said.
"Devonport have really improved. We had a good start and maybe dropped off a bit but between the two of us, we're flying the flag pretty well.
"When I see the way Ulverstone and University are playing, they would be good enough to get a licence and Beechside are very close as well.
"But we would welcome another team from the North. That would give us a real fillip and it would be great to see."
In the previous two seasons, Ulverstone was the only Northern side in a six-team statewide league following Launceston City's withdrawal after finishing third in 2018.
Compton's former club Riverside and Northern Rangers sit behind Ulverstone in this season's NCW having finished as the top two sides from 2017-19.
Launceston sides have won eight of the last nine NCW titles with Rangers in the top three for the past five seasons and Olympic led to the 2019 championship by Compton's co-coach at United, Lynden Prince.
Compton said United definitely made the right move with the club still able to field a NCW side.
"I feel we are on the right path but it has to be right for the club. We've been extremely well supported by the club and cannot thank them enough.
"I've been really impressed with how the NCW group has adapted. We have not had any forfeits at all. We've shipped a few goals but to push Ulverstone 6-3 on Saturday shows where we're at. We just need another five or six in that team and really want to see it as a stepping stone for players to the WSL."
Compton also wanted to see more opportunity for juniors. Currently players have to be 16 to play seniors unless given an exemption such as 15-year-old Jess McCallumsmith this season. "She has played almost every game and not looked out of place. To me it makes sense to have that chance," he added.