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COVID-19 Support and Information

As we navigate these uncertain times, it’s important that everyone feels informed and connected.

This page has been created for our footballing community to provide you with a number of resources and information related to supporting yourself and others while we are remotely based and adapting to new ways of working and living.

This page will be updated with information on football, work, life and include links to other support services. So please feel free to keep checking back.

If you have suggestions of additional content you feel would be beneficial, please get in touch with Josh (admin@hobartfc.com.au).

This page will be updated with information on football, work, life and include links to other support services. So please feel free to keep checking back!

    • Website – Tasmanian Government – Corona Virusthis has information on state government grants for individuals and small business, what to do if you have symptoms, information about self-isolation, testing, etc
    • EAP Assist Article – March 30, 2020 – “Anxiety Tips” – HFC comment: this article is targeted at those who are now working at home“Many organisations have been swift to respond to the COVID-19 crisis to set their employees up working from home. The purpose behind this move is to ensure employees observe safe self-distancing from others to slow the spread of the virus. Although the move to working safely from home is supported by many, it does come with it a number of challenges.This article discusses the issues of working at home including home office set-up, loneliness and isolation, maintaining connectedness with others, keeping productivity up, managing employees at a distance and separating work from general home life. “
    • Mental Health Support Options – Some suggestions for support services
    • Extract from StayChatTY website – Avoid news and social media if you find it distressing

      Being exposed to large volumes of negative information can heighten feelings of anxiety. While it’s important to stay informed, you may find it useful to limit your media intake if it is upsetting you or your family.

      Read headspaces tips on how to reduce your time online

    • StayChatTY website – COVID-19 and your Mental Health – Checklists on your own mental health, useful resources

COVID-19 Support and Information2020-04-02T14:20:17+10:30

Tiger Talk – Stay at Home Edition

From the President’s Desk

Hi everyone,

I don’t usually like to keep bombarding you with my rubbish but I feel at this time it’s important to stay in touch and keep contact with those around us.

The Hobart Football Club is a family club so I am playing the annoying family member hassling you for now.

Things have definitely changed since the last time I sent a message out. Obviously football hasn’t started up and in fact there’s nothing going on at all. It still seems a bit otherworldly that we won’t be playing in a fortnight. Now the AFL being postponed….

This message is more about looking out for each other than it is about updating you on any football matters; my update is that there is no update. It’s pretty tough out there for a lot of people connected to the club but I want you all to know that we are here for you. If we can help in any small way then let us know (obviously as long as we can stand 1.5 metres away from each other, there’s less than 10 of us, you supply hand sanitiser and you don’t have a cough).

When (I’m staying positive) we get up and running for the 2020 season the club will need all the support you can give. I wish to thank our sponsors who are on board and I hope they aren’t doing it too tough. Once again we will need to support them once this craziness has subsided.  Members and supporters – please keep safe and healthy because we will need you in the stands once we kick off. If you haven’t bought your membership then why not do it now. Might keep you busy for a while if you are self-isolating.

Speaking of self-isolating, if you are looking for something to do you may like to read up on the AFL’s news on COVID-19. We have a link on our website that will take you to all the FAQs around this.  This will be updated by the AFL and keep you all informed.

Anyway that’s enough from this annoying member. But please reach out if you need to talk, send us message or something but take care.

Look after yourselves and stay healthy.



AFL Community Football – COVID-19 FAQ

We need you now more than ever!

Grab a membership – support your football club!!!

Tiger Talk – Stay at Home Edition2020-03-31T10:02:52+10:30

From The President – COVID-19

Note from the President – Club Statement

Hi everyone,

Well we are certainly living in strange times at the moment.

I wanted to give a quick update on where we sit with the COVID-19 virus and how it is affecting our club. I won’t be saying too much here because of the lack of information at this time but I will definitely fill you in as I get more. You can be sure that the HFC taking this very serious and will take every measure to ensure our players, officials and supporters health will not be compromised by this.

The AFL has recommended that training cease from this week, until further notice. The start of the season has unfortunately been postponed with no community football to be played before May 31. This is disappointing and frustrating (believe me I know, I now have time to do my lawns when I would much prefer to be at the footy) but everyone’s health is a priority at this time.  Obviously a few of our early functions are in limbo but the board will be looking at these and we will see if we can move them to later in the season. In the short term we will postpone the upcoming Season Launch function (which will be re-scheduled to a future date). If some of these functions don’t go ahead we will need your support when it comes down to other functions later in the year.

Anyway as I said I just wanted to let you all know how we are travelling at this time and that I am in touch with the SFL daily (sometimes more and I am sure they are sick of me) about what we are doing and how it will affect us.

I will certainly pass on any more information as I get it.

Look after yourselves and stay healthy.


Callam Upchurch

President, Hobart Football Club Inc.

From The President – COVID-192020-03-22T18:22:54+10:30

Tiger Talk – Brief Update

More to come – a brief update from the Footy Club…

COV-ID 19 Update

In this unprecedented time we just wanted to provide you with a quick update from the Club regarding Corona Virus. Please remain vigilante, in ensuring correct hygiene practices. At this stage we are proceeding for Season 2020 as normal, but please if you feel unwell we would encourage you to self-isolate to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Please look after your friends, family and colleagues and do what you can to minimise the spread. Whilst the Government does not advise the need to use them, it is possible some people may be frightened by this situation so we may start to see the widened use of face masks. Please ensure that you whatever your response you maintain good hygiene. Please see the below Government issued fact sheet on how to protect yourself from COVID-19. We will provide more news as it comes.

2020 Season Launch Event

Welcome Butler, McIntyre and Butler Lawyers

The Hobart Football Club is pleased to welcome Butler McIntyre & Butler (BMB) Lawyers, to the family as a VIP Partner for Season 2020. BMB have been servicing the Hobart community since 1824, and offer expertise in property & commercial transactions, litigation, family law, industrial relations, criminal law, conveyancing and plenty more. We encourage you to support them as part of our ‘Tiger family’ if you need any Legal Services.


Tiger Talk – Brief Update2020-03-16T16:16:34+10:30

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Tye Bennett Cup This Thursday

This Thursday night come and support the Men’s Seniors & Reserves teams in our first hitout for 2020!

6.00pm vs Dosa at Campania Oval!

Come along and support the boys and hopefully we can bring the Tye Bennett Cup back to the Tigers Den!

From the President

Hi everyone, hope things are going well for you. I can’t believe it’s late February already, only feels like yesterday that I was wishing everyone a happy Christmas and safe New Year. I had a great, relaxing time away and I must admit it took me a while to get back into the swing of work and footy when I got back but here we are.

Here we are indeed. Round 1 is only 5 weeks away and we are gearing up nicely for an eventful season.

It has been a big post-Christmas for the players in terms of training. Alex and the coaches have been building things up, starting with an intra-club match which was very competitive and gave the guys a good hit-out, then there was  the triathlon down at beautiful Cremorne. This was certainly a test of endurance with 11 teams battling it out for supremacy. It was fantastic to see all the players getting involved and hanging around for a BBQ and a few drinks afterwards. In the coming weeks leading up to round 1 there are two more practice matches one against DOSA and the other in Launceston against St. Pats. I am looking forward to see how far the guys have come since pre-season started all those months ago. There is a great feeling around the coaching and playing groups and I can’t wait to get going.

The women’s side have been building nicely also. It seems that every time I turn up at training there is a new player or two wanting to have a game and this is great for our club and especially the team. Renee has been putting them through their paces and it’s great to see the skills and fitness improving. The girls will also be having a practice match against The Port down at Kermandie on the 21st of March. So it would be a nice day out, go for a drive have lunch somewhere and then watch some footy (I probably have the times messed up and you may have to have lunch after the footy, but you know what I mean) If you know anyone out there who would like to have a kick and wants to play then please get in touch via the club’s social media and we can help them out. Also if there is someone out there who would like to help the board out with running the Women’s program from a board perspective then please let me know. We are certainly looking to grow our girls/women’s side of the club. Let’s get along and support the girls during the year.

The board have also been working hard in getting things ready for the season ahead. Obviously it’s not as easy to bring to life as the players are, we don’t have practice matches nor do we have a team in triathlon but we are always there in some capacity. It’s those little things (or not so little) in the background that keep us busy. We are well into the player transfer season so Scott is leading that. Celine and Josh are busy with getting the finances and other correspondence up to order. Tom has been working hard getting a handle on the sponsorship and marketing portfolio, Tim, other than training is also helping with a bit of sponsorship and player welfare, this year Michael Gozzi has come on board as the rep for the Master Rules team but is also taking a big interest in the whole club which is great to see, Russell is also working hard in getting our juniors up and running among other things.

A few things we have implemented so far include new membership packages and player sponsor deals. This year we wanted to make membership a priority so we held a players membership drive last Tuesday Night (18 Feb) where we got both men’s and women’s sides in the Den and asked them to ring three people to sign up as members. After a few false starts, it was on for young and old. We had a target of 100 members for the night and by the time we left we had reached that with 101 members! This is not the end of it. If we didn’t get to you last week you definitely haven’t missed out. Once again hit up the website or social media and you can answer the call. Look out for an exciting venture to hit the Tiger world in March. It’s going to be huge.

Last year wasn’t great for the club as far as off field events went, with a few cancellations and not a lot of attendance from the playing group we needed to work out a way around this. So in early Feb most of the board and a few other interested people spent a few hours on a Sunday working through a calendar of events. We have learnt from last year that we needed to give as much notice as possible and I think we have covered that this year. Check out the calendar on the web site. The President’s lunch is making a return with a massive special guest lined up so get that date in your calendar and then for our last home game of the year the ladies are taking over, we will have more news on that the closer we get. If you want to be involved in helping to organising any of the events we have put up or have an idea for an event then please see any of the board and we can help you out.

You may have noticed that I have said a few times that if you want to help then please let us know. Well this time I am really calling out for some help. We are looking for volunteers to run/help in the canteen. It’s obviously one of our most important money makers and we really want someone to take on the management of this (with the help of other volunteers). If you are keen or know someone who might be keen to take it on. Please let me know and get them to get in touch with me. This is a big call out so please have a think…

Well if you aren’t up to date now you never will be.Remember get your membership and have a think about how you may be able to help out in some other way.



Go Tiges!

Tiger Triathlon

Hobart F.C Triathlon done and dusted. Boys were fantastic. Gruelling little session but everyone approached it with a strong mindset. Teams of 3 were randomly picked out of a hat a few weeks ago and each player was required to complete 1 of the 3 legs:

Bike – 19.5km
Run – 8.5km
Swim & Run – 1km of each

Congratulations to team “The Bears” who were the winners on the day

Runners Up – Milk Hunters

Best dressed – TRY Athletes

Fantastic day completed for the club and thanks to the board led by Callum and Scott for organising food, drinks and prizes and also to my coaching staff for there organisation and preparation leading into it all. Mia Gilmour did superb on the camera

Photos here


The 2020 SFL Fixtures have been released, with the Seniors, Reserves and Colts. The SFLW fixture is still being finalised. The picture shows Hobart’s fixtures for Season 2020🐯🏈— Full Roster (http://bit.ly/SFL2020mens)

Player Membership Drive

Our playing group and coaches last week  helped us to run a membership drive! We hit our ambitious target signing up 100 members on the night 🐯🏈
If you haven’t signed up yet, it’s time for you to #AnswerTheCall

Jump online to arrange at www.hobartfc.com.au/membership or call 0458015332

Thanks to those who helped on the night and to those who bought their membership.

Player Sponsorship Packages are available

Introducing our player sponsorship packages for 2020 – support the player you love.

More details below (click for full flyer)!

Tiger Talk2020-02-28T10:53:12+10:30

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Event Calendar 2020

We are please to release our calendar of events for 2020 – thanks to all involved in the weekend’s planning session!

  • 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
  • 3 May – Masters Home Game (TBC)
  • 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
  • 9 August – Eastern Shore Reunion (Miller/Midson Cup)
  • 15 August – Ladies Day
  • Best & Fairest – TBC closer to end of season
  • 1980 Reunion – Date TBA

Answer the Call and get your Membership for 2020!

Round 1 is only 58 days ago, that will go fast! So we encourage you to purchase or renew your membership for the Hobart Tigers in Season 2020.

Footy Clubs only survive by having the strong support of sponsors and members, so what are you waiting for? It’s time to do your part and #AnswerTheCall

We will be undertaking a membership drive with players and members of the Board shortly, so beat the rush and signup now!

Memberships start from just $50

If you can’t do online give Joshua Munting a call on 0458 015 332 or  email admin@hobartfc.com.au

Player Signing


The Hobart FC are very excited to announce tonight the Re-Signing of Brock Daniels!
Brock is a very talented utility player that capped off his great season in 2019 with being awarded the Under 19s SFL Competition Best & Fairest!
Senior coach Alex Gilmour is very excited to be working with Brock in developing him into a senior player in 2020.
Great to have you on board again for Brock!

More Players Wanted

We are seeking more players for our Ladies and Under 19s teams – details below. Please let your friends and family who may be interested know!

Our “Celebrating 75 Years” Book is available now from the following businesses:


You can also telephone Maralyn McVilly on 0428547544 for delivery.

The cost is $25.00. Please add $10.00 if you would like it posted.

Tiger Talk2020-03-02T13:37:23+10:30

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Update straight from the Rat’s mouth!

Alex Gilmour – Senior Coach

With 2020 underway I thought I’d take this opportunity to give our members, supporters, and volunteers a little insight into how the boys are travelling as we are midway through what has been a fairly demanding pre-season. We started the squad off late November and were able to get around ten sessions into them before the Christmas break; these sessions consisted of light ball work mixed in with sprint based running work. We are pleased to have Glenn and Lisa Fogarty on board from Activ8 fitness class and they have provided us with some solid boxing work to improve strength and  our overall fitness base. The players completed a Natone Hill 2.7 km time pre and post Christmas to assess where their fitness was at.
It was pleasing for the coaching staff to see that around 70% of the playing group came back in better condition…. a real sign of hunger for improvement. With the main age bracket of the squad around 19-24 years old it’s fantastic to see the work rate of this young group so far! Players  such as Zane Awde, Jake Barrett,Gerard Lynd and Mark Cripps just demolish the work we put in front of them. Our ball work has seen consistent improvement from Day 1 and as a coaching group, we were definitely in agreement that we thought it was a lot better than what we anticipated. We’ve kept things short and in close so far with a huge emphasis on working on contested ball in close and fast hands to our outriders. Basic skills over 25-35 metres has also been a high priority to sharpen up our overall skill level. February will be our month to take things out and really educate the players on our overall game style and patterns of ball movement. I certainly believe that we don’t need to overload the squad with too much initially … “let’s learn to walk before we run” type of approach.
It’s great to see some leaders emerging amongst the boys, Dylan Huxley sees and understands the game and his teammates really well. James Caulfield has a mature head on his shoulders and Mark Young approaches his football in a real professional manner which we love. Our first hitout will be an intra club game on 11 February then we will compete in a gruelling club triathlon on the 16th Feb which will finish off what will of been a really demanding block of training the players have gone through. Will will taper things off as we head into our two official pre season hit outs against DOSA and then St Pats up in Launceston.
As a coaching group we are rapt where the group is at, if anything, they are slightly in front of where we expected they would be and that’s full credit to the players for turning up and getting the work done. We are regularly seeing 30+ on the track which is really healthy for this time of year.

Go Tigers!! 🐯


The Hobart Tigers Football Club is pleased to announce that James Caulfield will be Coaching our Under 19s side in Season 2020. James is a returning Senior player who is excited to develop the next generation of Tigers. He will bring great energy to the role and we look forward to seeing what he can achieve! James has played regular Senior Footy with Hobart, as well as previous stints in the TSL with Kingborough and North Hobart. Pre-Season training for the group commences on Tuesday. Will you #AnswerTheCall?

Please share our Under 19s recruitment drive with your family, friends, etc!


It’s time to #AnswerTheCall and get your membership for the Hobart Tigers for Season 2020. Jump online and buy yours or give Joshua Munting a call on 0458 015 332.

Tiger Talk2020-01-24T14:04:36+10:30

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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



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

Tiger Talk2019-12-16T11:06:13+10:30