Patricia Ward, a resident at Arcare Burnside, came to Melbourne from Tasmania in 1978 and had to make the big, lifelong decision about which AFL team to barrack for. While she was doing her research, she came across Hawthorn whose jumpers reminded her of Tasmanian Tigers. When she found out that Tasmania sponsored the Hawks, her decision was made.
Almost forty years later, she doesn’t regret her decision one bit. ‘I have always wondered though, that if Tasmania can sponsor a team, why can’t they have their own team? They could call them the Tasmanian Tigers.’ Patricia comments.
Pat believes that one day, her dream of seeing a Tasmanian team playing footy at the MCG sill come true. She might even jump ship for the occasion.