Thank you for 2020, and best wishes for Christmas and New Years

On behalf of the Footy Club I’d love to take the opportunity to thank all of our footy club’s valued volunteers. To each and everyone of you, thanks. Thanks for the time you’ve spent manning the gate, running the canteen, strapping the players, pouring a beer, running water, or for your time taking training or in meetings.

Thanks for the calls you make to fellow volunteers, to the time you spend away from your work or family and for the energy you bring to the HFC. Each and every one of you is a valued part of our club.

While it is often forgotten, a huge thanks to your families for supporting you, or allowing you to spend time to support our footy club. I could name each and every one of you and thank you, but I’d miss someone, and I doubt I could do justice to all your efforts that go unseen.

We all love the Hobart Football Club and that is what we have in common, we’re all excited at the direction the club is headed and we feel that on field success is just around the corner for our beloved Tigers. So to Alex Gilmour and the Players thanks for your efforts in 2020. Thanks for agreeing to play for the love of the game in 2020, and backing our club in! Thanks for taking us from zero wins to five, in half a season (and of course playing finals)! And a special thanks for giving each and everyone of us renewed hope and reminding us of why we put so much into this club.

We’ve loved having our new recruits become a part of our club, and we hope you have too. We’re all looking forward to the future.

On behalf of the Hobart Football Club we would like to wish our Members, Supporters, Volunteers, Coaches and Players a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, we look forward to seeing your safe return in 2021!


It is with great sadness to learn of the passing of our 1973 Premiership Captain Malcolm Bugg. Malcolm was a champion player who led with passion. 

1970 Malcolm arrived in Hobart as a Star recruit from  the Wynyard Football Club after playing 65 games with them. . 

Malcolm was a major cog in the wheel of our “1973 Appleton’s Army” side the won the TFL Premiership over a previously undefeated Sandy Bay.

While Bugg was getting giddy plugging holes and switching positions the Tigers were not getting maximum value from their prize recruit. 

The selection table had the bright idea of playing Malcolm in the centre and leaving him there. 

This was an instant success as Malcolm won our B&F and lead many of the League’s major awards.

The Mercury football writer said of Malcolm :-  He is an eye catching player with his strong marking and booming kicks into attack. Often gathers up kicks with monotonous ease and is the springboard for Tiger attacks. A complete footballer.

     RIP   Malcolm