Larry Kestelman on Aussie Hoopla podcast
Right near the end of Kestelman's interview on the Aussie Hoopla podcast he made an interesting statement - none of the 8 teams in the league right now will ever vanish from the competition ("ever" presumably means while he is in charge, at least). Not sure what Townsville's fanbase would think of that, but at least it means the regional teams like Hawks/Taipans are secure - I think having 2 NSW teams is ideal, and Brisbane/Cairns are both great locations considering they are dipping their toes in the Asian market.
Some good comments on the attempted Asian expansion too, not terribly surprising (looking/hoping for Asian ownership for the Bullets, sponsorship $$$), but interesting to hear it straight from the horse's mouth. With the type of names the league is pulling in at the moment, it gives me at least a bit of comfort knowing that someone like Kestelman is in charge and presumably we aren't going to see half the league go bankrupt in the next 2-3 years.