ABOUT THE HOBART FOOTBALL CLUB

Profile: Located centrally, in the heart of Hobart, at the TCA Ground on the Queen’s Domain, the Hobart Football Club (HFC) is a community-based AFL Club, fielding 11 teams from Auskick to Junior Boys and Girls, Under 19s, Reserves, Senior Men, Senior Women and Masters. The Club has a membership distribution in excess of 650. The Club is well established in the Southern Football League (SFL) and continues with its proud history forged over 70 years. The club’s home, the TCA Ground, is currently undergoing expansion with major playing surface redevelopment having occurred, a new State of the Art Electronic Video scoreboard and plans in place for other facilities redevelopment and additions.

History & Success

Founded in 1944, The ‘Tigers’ have won 10 premierships and have been successful in supporting over 25 players reaching AFL/VFL level. Players such as Triple Brownlow Medallist Ian Stewart, Triple Premiership player Alastair Lynch, Collingwood’s Jeremy Howe and North Melbourne’s Aaron Hall.

TANFL/TFL Statewide League Premiers: 1950, 1954, 1959, 1960, 1963, 1966, 1973, 1980, 1990

TANFL/TFL Statewide League runners-up: 1947, 1949, 1952, 1955, 1989, 1992

SFL: Premiers 1999, Runners-up 2003, Colts (18s) Premiers 2017

Juniors

Hobart Junior Football Club participates in the Southern Tasmanian Junior Football League. Our teams include Auskick, Under 8’s, Girls Under 11’s, Boys Under 12 and Under 18s, currently we are aiming to grow our participation numbers even more.

Community

The Hobart Football Club, with its rich history and success is determined to be Tasmania’s best community football club and participates actively in:

  • Various sporting clubs of its own with an AFL Nines team, cribbage group, basketball team, Gaelic football team, and introduced a Senior AFL women’s team in 2018.0
  • Working with Charities – assisting youth with mentoring and gaining meaningful employment (assistance in placing club members in government agencies, call centres, building industry & factory labouring) involvement with Centrelink’s Back to Work program, supporting Ronald McDonald House, Lend a Hand for Hugo, World’s Greatest Shave and other charities.
  • Annual participation in the Hobart Christmas Pageant parade.

Want to get Involved?

We are always keen to hear from people who’d enjoy playing, supporting, or volunteering in our club. People from all walks of life make up the Hobart Football Club. Shoot us an email to admin@hobartfc.com.au or get yourself a membership.

Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame

In 2010 the Hobart and Cannanore (our predecessor) Football Clubs were inducted into the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame as a ‘Great Club’

We are a Good Sports club


We are a Good Sports club

Sporting clubs such as ours play a significant role in the community and have a responsibility to our members and their families. We have chosen to join over 9000 clubs across Australia taking part in the Good Sports program. Through Good Sports we are committed to managing alcohol responsibly and ensuring smoke free areas, which we believe will help us to provide a healthy, safe and family friendly environment.

We are also part of the Good Sports Healthy Minds program. Sport plays a huge role in improving mental health in Australia, and as part of the Good Sports Healthy Minds program, we are tackling mental health issues.

Mental illness impacts everyone and we are dedicated in removing the stigma surrounding mental health.

As a Good Sports club, we are committed to educating our community about mental health and we will promote improving mental health with our coaches, club members, committee, players, parents and families.

Together, we are helping inspire a healthier sporting nation.

Speak to our club committee about what being a Good Sports club is all about or visit www.goodsports.com.au.

CLUB SONG

The HFC Mens and Womens’ club songs are listed below:

HOBART FOREVER BOYS

Hobart forever boys,
Hobart are we.
Home of a great tradition,
With the premiership our mission.
Hobart forever boys,
Answer the call,
Eat ’em alive you Tigers.
Hobart’s the greatest team of all.

Full Original Version also includes:
We’ll beat the Magpies wether it be wet or fine,
We’ll beat the Magpies and at the bell they’ll be behind.
No doubt about the reason for it.

Hobart forever boys,
Hobart are we.
Home of a great tradition,
With the premiership our mission.
Hobart forever boys,
Answer the call,
Eat ’em alive you Tigers.
Hobart’s the greatest team of all.

HOBART FOREVER GIRLS

Hobart forever girls,
Hobart are we.
Home of a great tradition,
With the premiership our mission.
Hobart forever girls,
Answer the call,
Eat ’em alive you Tigers.
Hobart’s the greatest team of all.

Hobart forever girls,
Hobart are we.
Home of a great tradition,
With the premiership our mission.
Hobart forever girls,
Answer the call,
Eat ’em alive you Tigers.
Hobart’s the greatest team of all.

Old Players, Officials & Supporters Association

P.O. Box 235 North Hobart 7002

On the 26th January 1954 Mr Pat Downie wrote a letter to the Hobart Football Club requesting permission to form the above Association.  After a Board meeting of the HFC , Secretary Mr Fred Stapleton confirmed on the 22nd February 1954 that permission was granted to form the Association and offered some guidelines for the formation of same.  That was the beginning of your Association.

The Hobart Old Players, Officials & Supporters Association honours all former players, officials and supporters that have ever been involved with the Hobart Football Club Inc.

Please call John Jeffrey on 0419 138 105 or John McDermott on (03) 6248 9598 and become a member today!

Email enquiries can be directed to John Jeffrey at:  jeffreyj.b@bigpond.com