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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)!

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!


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!


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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Club Planning Workshop with TD Solutions Sports Admin


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


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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