The first phase of AFL Tasmania's football futures project is officially complete, with the preliminary findings released on Thursday.
Described as "anecdotal feedback" from the surveys, written submissions and town-hall meetings of phase one, the findings don't reflect recommendations, which will be released in draft form in late October.
AFL Tasmania are aiming for a concrete version of those recommendations to be ready by the end of the year, with head of the organisation Damian Gill pleased with the engagement so far.
"It is great to have genuine buy in for the project and to have so many Tasmanians invested in playing their part in setting up Tassie footy for success.
"I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to participate and contribute.
"Football in Tasmania is generally in good shape, but we know it can be even stronger and the ambition of this project is to create a game plan to get us there.
"We are looking at the entire local footy landscape to find the formula for overall success and drive growth of the game."
The findings noted "polar opinions on the role of the TSL going forward", accepting that the current seven-team model isn't preferred in the long term with no aspirations for a North-West side to enter the league.
Suggestions were featured that a co-ordinated statewide model or more inter-regional representative play could replace the current TSL one.
The sustainability of all competitions statewide was a pillar of the survey findings, with a combined 64% of respondents either agreeing or strongly agreeing the structures need to change.
A "reduced enthusiasm" among some female players was also mentioned due to the TSLW's disbandment this season, with an end goal for female and male pathway structures to be aligned.
The Northern meetings and respondents agreed that the loss of the TSLW has seen standards drop among the elite female players, with only several sides consolidating those members.
As a whole, the transition to a two-division senior league in the NTFA over the past few decades has been seen as a positive, creating a more sustainable product.
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However, some clubs have are still struggling for numbers, resulting in double-ups some weeks, with the belief that "getting the tiers of the competition right" may solve the issue, along with a statewide points system.
With the preliminary findings available to read through AFL Tasmania's Facebook page or website, feedback can be submitted through the firstname.lastname@example.org email address by October 8.
"The intent of this project has always been to find the solutions together as a football community," Gill said.
"We really want players, coaches, umpires, volunteers and anyone with an interest in Tasmanian football to review the preliminary findings and ensure they see themselves reflected in it.
"The more input we get from right across Tasmanian football, the better we are placed to make recommendations."