Tiger Talk

From the President

Hi everyone,

As it is getting close to the end of the year, I thought I would take the time to wish you all a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

2019 has been a tough year for the club and its supporters. As 2020 beckons, I can feel some improvements in the air.

Recently the club held its Annual General Meeting and I am very happy to say that I will be continuing as your President into the 2020 and 2021 seasons. I learnt a great deal in the season just gone and I will build on those learnings into next season and beyond. Thank you everyone for your support during the year and I hope I can count on that support again as I move into a second year.

A lot of that support I am talking about came from the board this year, we had to make a few tough calls but we managed to get through relatively unscathed. It’s a tough gig being on the board but I am proud of the way we transitioned from one President to the next. 2020 will see some new (old) faces on the board. A huge welcome to them, I cannot wait to get started on next year.

Obviously everyone would be aware by now the club has signed Alex Gilmour as our Senior Coach for the next two seasons and he has hit the ground running with training and getting to know the players. It’s a really exciting appointment for the club and I am looking forward to seeing what Alex brings to the playing group.

There will be more news on this as it comes to hand but you can expect different things from the club next season. Obviously on field it has already started but off field also. The board are working on some exciting initiatives to bring to the club and improve our off field performance.

I am thinking along the lines of “Same Club – Different Ideas” and we can use your help.

So enjoy your break, I’m off to Queensland for a few weeks over Christmas and New Year and I am really looking forward to it. Summer seems to have forgotten us here at the moment.

Stay safe, look after yourselves and I’ll see you in 2020

Thanks

Callam

Xmas BBQ for the HFC Family

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, so to celebrate THIS Tuesday 17 December members, supporters and players are all invited to attend a BBQ at the Den (TCA Ground) after training (the last session for 2019), dinner will be served around 7pm. We hope to see you there!

Expressions of Interest

Life Members

At the recent Annual General Meeting, the following people were presented with their Life Membership of the Hobart Football Club:

  • Anthony McSherry.
  • Irene Bacon.

Thanks to everyone for your continued service and support. On behalf of the club a huge congratulations on receiving this honour.

We are also pleased to announce the following Life Members were voted in by those present! They will be presented closer to the commencement of the season:

  • Graeme “Catweazle” Mason.
  • Russell and Janet Cripps
  • Sam Hughes (absent).

2020 Board of Directors

The following directors were elected on a two-year term:

  • Callam Upchurch – President
  • Celine Zhao – Treasurer
  • Thomas Ingles – Sponsorship and Marketing
  • Russell Cripps – Juniors
  • Tim Lewinski – Wellbeing

The following directors are continuing their terms:

  • Joshua Munting – Secretary
  • Scott Quinn – Football Director

Your Board for 2020

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Tiger Talk

Hobart Football Club Book – Celebrating 75 Years

We are pleased to advise that Ray Hill known to us as tireless Archivist “Brows” has launched his book of “Hobart Football Club Celebrating 75 Years”
Ray is to be congratulated on his many tireless hours spent compiling this addition which is great value at just $25 per copy.
Books can be purchased at A & J  Printers in Wellington St North Hobart, at Block Mounting Main Rd Moonah, at Corner Bite Take Away 171 Augusta Rd Lenah Valley,  at HFC Den at AGM  on 6/12 ,  Phone Maralyn McVilly on 0428547544 or from Ray on 62789025. If you require the book to be posted out  we will add postage

AGM This Friday

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held this Friday 6 December at the Den (HFC Clubrooms), TCA Ground from 6.30pm. Members are invited to attend.

Recent Events

Thanks to all who attended the club’s recent strategic planning workshop with Terry Dillon from TD Solutions, more to come in this space soon! Certainly some great opportunities coming for the footy club.

In addition we recently held our Thankyou Volunteers Day with the opportunity to meet our new look coaching panel, which was well attended!

Coaching Panel

2020 Hobart FC Coaching Team
From left: Brad Joseph (Snr Playing Assistant), Sam Hughes (Reserve), Pete Jelkic (Senior Assistant), Alex Gilmour (Senior Playing Coach), Paul Rainbird (Senior Bench Coach) & Renee Schuettpelz (Womens).

Under 19s Coaching Expressions of Interests Sought

Bunnings BBQ Assistance Required

The club is running a Bunnings BBQ next Thursday 12 December from 9am-4pm. We are after assistance cooking or serving for shifts from 12-2pm and 2-4pm. Please contact Secretary Joshua Munting on 0458 015 332 or admin@hobartfc.com.au if you can assist!

Awards

Congratulations to Russell Young, Tony McSherry and new coach, Alex Gilmour on receiving awards at the recent AFL Tasmania Southern Community awards night at the TCA!

Signings

We have had too many signings and re-signings for me to mention at this point in time! Why not check us out on Facebook (search Hobart Football Club) and give us a ‘like’ – you’ll see it all there, plus plenty more!

Womens Players

Thanks to the following:

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Healthy Minds Policy

Healthy Minds Policy

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Tiger Talk

Club Planning Workshop with TD Solutions Sports Admin

WE NEED YOUR HELP –  ALL WELCOME!

Please get along and contribute to the club’s Roadmap to Success! It doesn’t matter what your involvement with the club is we would value your input.

Parents, committee, sponsors, players, coaches and anyone involved with our great club

Monday 18 November 2019- 6.15–9.00pm at clubrooms

MORE DETAILS

New Website

For those of you who haven’t noticed, we have launched our new website. This will allow us to have an improved online shop, photo galleries from matches and club events, updates to past results and upcoming fixtures! It will do all this while showing an improved experienced on your smart phone or tablet! So make sure you keep an eye on www.hobartfc.com.au

Best & Fairest Detailed Results and Photos

This was a little while ago now, there’s a fair bit to include here, so rather than duplicate content, please have a look at our list of Best & Fairest Award winners, including a photo gallery. CLICK HERE.

Coaching Announcement

Last week saw an exciting announcement with the Club appointing Alex Gilmour as Senior Playing Coach, he will be joined by Brad Joseph as Senior Assistant Playing Coach. Have a read of the full media release here.

We have also announced some new signings including Kahlan Williams (midfielder), Timmy Clark (forward), Kobey Phillips (midfielder) and the re-signing of this year’s Best & Fairest Winner Gerry Lynd. See our Facebook page for more details!

Upcoming Events

  • Thur 7 November – Player Info Night (HFC Changerooms)
  • Mon 18 November – Club Planning Workshop – TD Solutions *Full Details Here*
  • Sat 23 November – Volunteers’ Recognition Day (12.30pm-3pm)
  • Tues 26 November – Pre-Season Commences
  • Fri 6 December – Annual General Meeting (6.30pm Start)

Volunteers’ Recognition Day

We value our volunteers contribution to the Hobart Football Club, we invite our volunteers to the Annual Volunteers’ Recognition day which will be held in the Den from 12.30pm – 3pm on Saturday 23rd November.

This is a great chance for us to recognise your contribution and introduce you to the new coaching staff led by Alex Gilmour.

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Event Photos

Event Photos

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Pre-Season 2020

This page will be updated throughout the 2020 Pre-Season!! Feel free to refer back for further information.

Training Currently Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm – Montrose Bay High School

Alex Gilmour – Senior Coach – 0488 072 507
“IF IT DOESN’T CHALLENGE YOU – IT DOESN’T CHANGE YOU”
Upcoming Practice Matches (Updated 6 February 2020)
  • Intra Club Match at Montrose Bay High School – Tues 11 February
  • 27 February– Tye Bennett Cup v DOSA
  • 14 March  – Practice Match v St Pats (Seniors)
  • 21 March– Womens Practice Match at Kermandie

 

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TD Solutions Club Workshop 2019

Club Workshop (Strategic Plan 2019-2023)

 ALL WELCOME!

 Parents, committee, sponsors, players, coaches and anyone involved with our great club

 Monday 18 November 2019- 6.15–9.00pm at clubrooms

 

Running a grassroots community club, the size of ours can be challenging and put pressure on the volunteers who do the lion’s share of the work. We can risk volunteer burnout, which can ultimately lead to a lowering of our standards – in professionalism, performance, revenue, and all the things we have come to love about our club.

To support our volunteers and help our club run better, we invite everyone involved with the club, past and present, to attend this important planning workshop.

It is an opportunity to take our club to the next level and secure its on and off-field sustainability by creating a strategic plan and getting everyone to contribute to building a strong future for the club.

This engaging interactive 2.5 to 3-hour session is for all members of our senior and junior clubs. It covers 5 key areas:

  • HEALTH ASSESSMENT – TDS health check – analysing 10 key areas of the club – identifying gaps and opportunities, succession planning & more
  • REVENUE GENERATION – Identifying 30 New revenue initiatives that should generate the Club $70-$100k New revenue in Year 1
  • FINANCIAL REPORTING – Simplified reporting structure (3 x 1 pages) to ensure tracking of financial health is maintained
  • VOLUNTEERS – Opportunities to have the Federal Government to fund some people to work for our club at NO cost.
  • COMMITTEE STRUCTURE – walking through the importance of having the right committee structure going forward.
  • PLUS! A STRATEGIC PLAN ON 4 PAGES covering 5 short-term operational pillars (12 months) and 5 key long-term strategic pillars (3-5 years). The workshop session provides a simple roadmap for the committee to follow.

Please make the time to participate in this important session!

 For more information please contact Joshua Munting on 0458 015 332  

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Gilmour Answers the Call

The Hobart Football Club is pleased to announce the appointments of Former AFL Richmond Draftee and Tassie Devils player, Alex Gilmour (Pictured Right) as the Club’s Senior Playing Coach for the next two years. He will be supported by the appointment of Senior Assistant Playing Coach Brad Joseph (previous Richmond OSFC Captain – Pictured Left). Both players are very experienced Tasmanian State League players, who will greatly boost the ranks and strength of the Tigers, as well as attracting other ‘A-Graders’ to the Club, as we look to turn around our on-field fortunes in 2020.

Alex Gilmour has coached Richmond in the Old Scholars for the last five years, taking them to four Grand Finals and two Premierships in that time. Gilmour kicked 100 goals for the 2019 season, including a 20 goal haul against St Virgils in Round 11.

Brad Joseph is a strong utility player, kicking multiple goals on a number of occasions in 2019, and was very instrumental in Richmond’s path to this year’s Grand Final. Brad will be strong support to Alex in his assistant coaching role as well as providing much added strength and ability to Hobart’s line-up for 2020.

Player Bios:

Alex Gilmour – Senior Playing Coach

  • Ex Tassie Mariners player who was drafted to AFL Club Richmond in 2003
  • Came back to Tassie in 2005 to play with Brighton FC in the SFL Premier league competition and then went on and coached Brighton in 2006 as a 20 Year Old
  • Represented the Tassie Devils VFL side in 2008
  • Played for Clarence FC in the Tasmanian State League
  • Spent the last five years as senior coach at the Richmond Old Scholars Football Club and has won two premierships (2015 and 2017) and been Runners-Up  twice (2018,2019).
  • Coached the Old Scholars Rep Side in 2019 vs SFL Rep side – kicking 9 goals in a winning side
  • Finished 2019 with 100 Goals for the season and Coached the team to Grand Final

Brad Joseph – Senior Assistant Playing Coach

  • Played with Richmond Old Scholars Football Club
  • Played with Hobart City Demons in 2015-2017
  • Played with the Cairns Tigers Senior Football team in 2018 and won the Best & Fairest
  • Captained Richmond Old Scholars Football Club in 2019
  • Represented the Old Scholars Rep Side in 2019 vs SFL Rep –
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Upcoming Events

  • 11 February – Intra Club Match
  • 16 February – Player’s Triathlon
  • 27 February– Tye Bennett Cup v DOSA
  • Sportsman’s Night – MARCH? – TBC
  • 14 March  – Practice Match v St Pats (Seniors)
  • 21 March– Womens Practice Match at Kermandie
  • 28 March  – Season Launch Function
  • 4 April – Club Function at the Den
  • 10 April– Band after Good Friday game
  • 24 April  – Friday Night Footy at TCA (v Brighton)
  • 2 May– Player Lock-in Function
  • 23 May – Club Function at the Den
  • 19 June – 1990 Reunion (Date is still TBC)
  • 20 June – President’s Luncheon
  • 28 June – Masters Home Game (TBC)
  • 18 July – Black and Gold Ball
  • 26 July – Masters Home Game (TBC)
  • 9 August – Eastern Shore Reunion (Miller/Midson Cup)
  • 15 August – Ladies Day
  • Best & Fairest – TBC closer to end of season
  • 1980 Reunion – Date TBA
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Best & Fairest 2019

2019 Best & Fairest Awards Night Winners

Congratulations to the following Award Winners from the recent HFC Best & Fairest Night. Thanks to all who attended or organised the fantastic night!

Seniors:

Winner Bailey Medal (Senior B&F): Gerrard Lynd

Runner Up: Liam Azzopardi

Coaches Award: Jack Daly

Best First Year Player: Jake Barrett

Womens:

Winner HFCW Medal: Fiona Langford

Runner Up: Molly Browning

Coaches Award: Kate Barker

Most Inspiring New Player: Tamika Shingler

Most Improved: Annie Wong

Reserves:

Macalburn Medal (Reserves B&F): James Slade

Runner Up: Justin Harvey

Coaches Award: Jack Daly

Most Improved: Chris Thongnoppakun

Under 19s:

Aaron Hall Medal (U19 B&F): Bailey Murray

Runner Up: Brock Daniels

Coaches Award: Thomas Beswick

Best First Year Player: Doug McEvoy

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