Hawthorn has welcomed the birth of the Tasmania Devils Football Club, after the name, logo and guernsey of AFL’s 19th team was revealed.

In a landmark evening for the football-loving state, the Devils identity was unveiled on Monday, along with the new club’s colours, which will be the iconic green guernsey with the enlarged Tassie map on the front.

Hawthorn CEO Ash Klein said the club was full of praise about the introduction of Tasmania as the competition’s newest team.

“As a club, we were delighted to see the excitement generated by the unveiling of the Tasmania Devils Football Club name, logo and colours – this is a dream realised by so many people,” Klein said.

“Tasmania is a proud football state with rich history, and it is now so pleasing to see the Devils take their first steps on their journey to the AFL.

“As a club, we have immersed ourselves across the state for more than two decades through our home matches at UTAS Stadium and various school programs.

“Tassie absolutely remains our ‘home away from home’, and we remain committed to the growth of football in the state and stand willing to help in any way we can.”