To all our Members and Supporters make sure you don’t miss the SFL top of the ladder clash this Saturday at the TCA Ground.
The Graham McVilly shield is also up for grabs.
Come along and support the under 19s and Reserves followed by the Big game at 2pm when our Seniors take on the reigning premiers in the game of the week!
Gates open at 8.30am.
Saturday 8 May
Seniors v Huonville – 2pm (Graham McVilly Shield)
Reserves v Huonville – 12pm
Under 19s v Dodges Ferry – 10am
The Last Few Weeks:
The Tigers are absolutely up and about, in the last three weeks we’ve had New Norfolk, a bye and games against Sorell, as for the three sides.
Round 3 –
What shaped as a huge test for our group against a much improved New Norfolk side started off as a close contest.
New Norfolk had the play early, with the Tigers hitting the scoring end (HC Smith stand) in the 2nd quarter to close the gap.
In the third quarter Hobart dominated the play, but were wasteful kicking 1.5 before kicking away in the last for a big win!
Goal Kickers: B. Johnstone 3, D. Huxley 2, B. Morrison, B. Daniels, J. Charlton, L. Adams, A. Gilmour, J. Harris, J. Adams Best Players:S. Reeves, L. Adams, B. Joseph, J. Laycock, B. Johnstone, J. Gridley
Round 5 –
A slow start from Hobart in the first quarter, was compounded by an undisciplined second quarter with the Eagles looking like they were going for the boilover win.
Hobart really found themselves in the third quarter, firing in 8 goals 6 behinds to wrestle back the momentum and take a crucial win. Brock Daniels dominated (once again) and could be an early favourite for a B&F. Reeves was commanding down back and Luke Adams put in another solid performance. The Eagles definitely showed a big improvement and will pull off some scalps this season!
Sadly for the Tigers faithful both Bryden ‘Fev’ Goninon and Brodie ‘Panther’ Johnstone went down with suspected knee injuries during the clash, best wishes to them both.
Goal Kickers: A. Gilmour 6, J. Harris 2, J. Adams, M. Cripps, D. Huxley, B. Johnstone Best Players: B. Daniels, L. Adams, S. Reeves, B. Joseph, A. Arnold, J. Adams
Round 3 –
Not too much to say about this one, injury tested the Reserves depth but they were simply outclassed by a strong New Norfolk Reserves side, kicking just one goal in the second half of the game.
Round 5 –
Boosted by the return of Hayden Triffett and Tyler Raspin the Reservds played a much better game. Despite a slow start the Tigers got going and ground out a workman like win to go to 3-1 recrod.
Goal Kickers:H. Triffett 3, J. Dykes 2, T. Raspin, J. Pearce, J. Sullivan Best Players: A. Henderson, J. Baker, J. Daly, J. Moore, J. Sullivan, B. Elmer
Round 3 –
A complete game from the Tigers saw 12 individual goal-kickers in a game which the young cubs controlled from start to finish! Young Jacob Quinn kicked 6, with Pearcey managing 4 majors as well.
Round 5 –
Another resounding win, with the Tigers controlling this match also.
Aidan Donovan kicking five, including two which he has self nominated for the goal of the year award. Again a strong contribution across the board with 9 individual goalkickers and the Tigers controlling the possession and inside 50 count.
Goal Kickers: A. Donovan 5, J. Quinn 5, B. Phillips 2, C. Pearcey 2, B. Bonnitcha 2, N. Howard, S. Michalowski, H. Britten, C. Blaschke Best Players: A. Fisher, S. Michalowski, N. Howard, A. Donovan, L. Kreune, J. Quinn
Elise Archer Commitment
The HFC welcomes last week’s commitment from the Member for Clark, Ms Elise Archer MP and the Tasmanian Liberals. The HFC thanks Elise for her strong ongoing support of our club and the other community clubs based at the TCA Ground.
This commitment will support a number of community tenants of the TCA Ground including the Hobart Football Club, North Hobart Cricket Club and the DOSA Football Club. It will provide for a detailed fully costed proposal which has already had a strong grassroots involvement from a number of sporting clubs and holds a strong community support for the project.
Ultimately, this will support the development of a modern function area and changeroom facilities for junior, mens and womens players as well as provide adequate facilities for officials, volunteers, spectators and members of the community to enjoy for years to come.
A wonderful night at the TCA with Matthew Richardson.
Thankyou to all who attended and to everyone who helped out on the night. Many thanks also to John X for compering the evening and to Richo himself for his fantastic insights.
Well done to everyone on a SOLD OUT function!
Save the date – Saturday 26 June – more details to come next week
SFL Representative Side
Congratulations to our six players who were selected in the squad, which will take on the NWFL next Saturday 15 May at Ulverstone.
Sam Reeves, Brad Joseph, Luke Adams, Brock Daniels, Jayden Charlton and Alex Gilmour.
We are very proud to have six quality players recognised on their outstanding starts to the season, and perhaps unlucky not to have one or two others in the side.
Congratulations also to Craig Blaschke who is in the Under 18s representative side.
Black & Gold Ball
John Kenney 11 April 1932 – 21 April 2021
A sad day for the Hobart Football Club with one of the remaining five Premiership Players from our 1954 side passing.
1954 was the beginning of the Bill Williams era at the Hobart Football Club with the team responding to his coaching defeating our old foe New Town Captained by Jack Rough by 10points.
John Kenney played fullback in that Premiership Team and was noted as a close checking player with good judgement that helped overcome his relative lack of height for the position.
John had his hands full with a difficult opponent in one of Newtown’s Stars Max Griffiths. He was able to restrict him sufficiently with good concentration and cooperation of his other back men to help guide us to victory.
RIP John, condolences to his family on their loss.