Earlier this afternoon, FFT President Sean Collins made the announcement from KGV House in Glenorchy.
“Due diligence was taken with all five applicants, we reviewed their submissions thoroughly and met with each club for them to present their case. Following this process it was clear that Clarence United and Launceston City should be the two successful applicants,” Mr Collins explained.
“Clarence United demonstrated a whole of club approach which impressed the board as well as being in a position to field a competitive team over the course of the licence.
“It is clear Launceston City have been on an upward trajectory and the performance of their club on and off the pitch reinforced their position as a member of the Victory League.
“No doubt Glenorchy Knights and their supporters will be disappointed that they have missed out on this occasion, having been a previous licence holder. However, FFT will continue to be available to offer advice and assistance to them and any other clubs aspiring to opportunities, which may arise in the future.
“Clearly the Victory League is not a closed shop and Clarence are the beneficiaries of it this time around,” Mr Collins said.
A MASSIVE congratulations to the committee and members of our great club who have fought, sweat and bled for this announcement. It’s a fantastic result for them and for the club.
Onwards and upwards. CUFC FOR LIFE.