Business Helps Tasmania Get To The AFL Side
Tasmania has been aiming to get to the AFL side and this might become a reality soon as a corporate team known to be of high profile recently decided to give them a boost. The goal of the business is to develop a business plan which will match and fit the club before the end of 2019. This is good news for fans who are excited to AFL store merchandise’s new addition if it comes to a successful ending.
The corporate team was spearheaded by Brett Godfrey who is Virgin’s co-founder. They were able to meet and discuss in person for the first time. Godfrey said that they are willing to present how they will help the club achieve the growth they are looking for and not create the opposite result. Their main goal at the moment is to create a match-fit in order for them to pursue their business case so that they will be ready when the chance is presented to them.
According to Gillon McLachlan, the boss of the league, Tasmania has already been approved to have a provisional VFL license which is to be given in 2021. The starting steps have already been taken and everything is in order for them to start an AFL team which is based in the island state.
Godfrey added that they have also recruited the former chief financial officer from GWS who is currently working as the CEO of TasRacing, Paul Eriksson. They have also added to their list the former boss of Woolworths, Grant O’Brien. Their goal is to make a business case from scratch similar to presenting a startup firm.
He explained that it might seem like a corporate thing to do but this is the way things should be handled. The best chance for them is to make sure that they meet the standard that was placed before them by the AFL. The project team will take into consideration the pathways they are taking in the football community, the club membership they will be offering and the requirements on the government and the financial sector. In a few years, the AFL store will soon feature products from the team representing the island state.