The Hobart Football Club has recently lost some icons and stalwarts, we pass on our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to their families. These three gentlemen have left an amazing legacy on the club’s history, we reflect below on just some of the amazing contributions they made to our great football club.
Geoff was transferred to Tasmania from Sydney as the state manager of NAB and was introduced to the club by the great Peter Hudson in 1988, he became president in the same year. Although his time was short at the club he made a large impact. Geoff oversaw the purchase of the Brisbane Hotel, which has set up the HFC to this present day as one of the most financial sporting clubs in the state. At the end of the 1990 season Geoff returned to Sydney, but not before delivering the famous Hobart Statewide premiership.
Jack was one of the driving forces in the construction of the club’s current changerooms, raising significant money for materials and providing labour in the late 1960s. He was a key member of the club’s social committee and later joined the board. Jack Edge was inducted as a life member in 1979, making him one of the oldest life members of the Hobart Football Club at the time of his passing. After retirement Jack still continued to support the football club, the club has lost a true stalwart and gentleman.
The last two weeks
Well it was nice to get wins for all three teams again before the Queen’s Birthday bye, we come back feeling refreshed and like it was all so long ago. This week sees us with a chance to test ourselves against what will be three strong Claremont sides at home. This next block of three games will be tough with Claremont and Huonville at home, before the club travels up to Boyer to take on the New Norfolk Eagles. Hopefully the seniors can show some improvement over this three week block as we face some of the tougher more experienced sides in the competition. Our Under 18s will look to keep their unbeaten run going, and the Reserves also will be hoping to continue their purple patch of form which sees them sitting in the Top Five.
SATURDAY NIGHT AFTER THE GAME FROM 8PM WILL BE JOHN X AND OTHER “LEGENDS OF REVUE”, TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR FOR JUST $25 PER PERSON AND WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO ATTEND THIS WORLD CLASS ENTERTAINMENT.
We are excited to start to bring some good news around facilities, our new kitchen in the Tiger’s Den is almost completed (photos coming soon on our facebook page), thanks in part to the assistance from Andrew Wilkie MP in gaining a $20,000 commonwealth grant.
We are also pleased to announce that the club in conjunction with the North Hobart Cricket Club was successful in gaining a $49,500 grant from the Community Infrastructure Fund to assist in the building of a new electronic scoreboard. We anticipate the scoreboard will be in place before Season 2018 (sorry Matt looks like you’re out of a job haha).
There is plenty more work going on behind the scenes at the TCA Ground and we hope to make more announcements in the coming weeks and months, keep an eye on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/hobartfc) and our website (www.hobartfc.com.au).
Memberships are getting extremely close to our 350 target and if you haven’t already arranged one please give Joshua Munting a call on 0458015332 or head to www.hobartfc.com.au/shop