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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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Congratulations Brock Daniels

We Congratulate our Under 19’s Player Brock Daniels, who took out the SFL’s Lipscombe Medal for the Colts League Best & Fairest.

Due to an error in the count Brock was presented with his award at the SFL Grand Final on Saturday (and is photographed with Colts Coach Tim Luttrell). On behalf of all at the club we congratulate Brock on the well deserved award.

Colts Wrap

The 2019 Colts Team

The Colts didn’t make it through the Preliminary Final hurdle a couple of weeks ago unfortunately, but it was an exciting contest against the Southern Storm. The loss of Tyler Raspin in the first half proved to be a big hurdle for the side.

After the Tigers had a small lead at Quarter Time they couldn’t keep the foot on against a fancied Southern Storm outfit. The Tigers best were Brock Daniels, Kyle Buck, Jye King, Angus Evans, Tom Styles and Mark Cripps. The skill and effort was there on the day, the boys just couldn’t quite get the job done. We’re all very proud of their season and look forward to the future of these young Tigers!

Full Result – U19s Preliminary Final

Hobart 1.2 2.3 2.5 5.5 (35)

Southern Storm 0.2 5.3 8.6 11.8 (74)

Goals: S. Stubbs 2, K. Buck, T. Styles, and M. Cripps.

Best: B. Daniels, K. Buck, J. King, A. Evans, T. Styles, M.Cripps.

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100 Club

Next Friday Night is our 100 club.
Please contact Scott Quinn to grab your ticket to this exciting event!

See you there!

The Week Gone:

Last weekend was a big one for the footy club with the night of night’s the annual Black & Gold Ball. A turnout of 130 was sensational, with everyone dressed to impress! Again thanks to Debbie Huxley for organising a wonderful evening.

We have way too many stunning photos – so we’ve put them on our Facebook Page here (you can still view without an account).

We had some tough games, the Reserves were a chance against a strong Lindisfarne outfit, missing a few chances early in the game before going on to lose by 31 points. They have the week off this week ahead of an Elimination Final next week, so are still training hard!

The Seniors rounded out their season with a disappointing result, with it being a tough day for all involved. Given the level of injuries and the like throughout the season the Reserves will hopefully be bolstered come finals with senior experience added to a number of our player’s CVs.

In the other match the Women played on the ‘lovely’ Kingston Beach Oval against their namesake the Tigers (who were in their yellow clash strip!). A spirited effort from our girls wasn’t enough going down by 55 points with the game called off slightly early due to injury. The Under 19s had the week off last week, which will hopefully refresh them ahead of finals.

This week sees the Under 19s take on Dodges Ferry Sharks, with all eyes towards finals. Whilst at the same time the Women will take on New Norfolk at Boyer Oval, hoping for their second win of the season!

Eat ’em alive you Tigers.

This week’s games: 17-18 August.

● Womens: New Norfolk v Hobart (Boyer) – 9:00am.
● Colts: Dodges Ferry v Hobart (Shark Park) – 9:30am.
● Reserves: Hobart (Bye)
● Seniors: Hobart (Bye)
● Masters: Pigskin Warriors v Sorell (Richmond Oval) – 12:30pm Sunday.

Good For Footy

Have you supported the Hobart Football Club yet in the 2019 Toyota Good For Footy Raffle? Tickets are $5 and there are heaps of fantastic prizes including a brand new Toyota Kluger (worth $50k), plus 100% of proceeds go toward the Hobart Football Club — http://goodforfooty.com/hobartfc

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As has been 2019 last week was a mixed bag for the Tigers. The result of the day was probably in the Under 19s with a resilient Tigers outfit leading Southern Storm all day in an early upset over the second-placed side. This is an exciting result with the Colts in third and a possibility to take on Storm again in the finals. The Reserves kept that momentum up rolling Cygnet in the twos. before what was a disappointing result for our Seniors. Of course the women closed out the day’s festivities and they were always up against it with only 15 players, but they showed their usual fight.

Tomorrow (Saturday 10 August) sees the Senior’s last game of the Season, taking on Lindisfarne who are always a tough opponent. The Reserves and Under 19s will have the chance to test themselves against the Two Blues. At a different venue the Women will take on Kingborough at 9.30am (at Kingston Beach), best of luck to all our sides! Whilst, the Under 19s have the Bye. The appointment of our next Senior Coach is still an ongoing process, but I will, of course, take the chance on behalf of the club to thank Nathan Hartnett for stepping up in the role of Interim Coach for the second half of the season.

Next week sees a Senior & Reserves Bye with the Under 19s taking on Dodges Ferry at 9.30am and the Women up against New Norfolk at Boyer for their final game of the season. Our Reserves and Under 19s will be hoping to go deep into finals after the roster season concludes.

Tomorrow Night sees the club’s annual Black & Gold Ball. We hope you’ve got your best suits, or for the ladies perhaps a nice dress organised for the night. If not, you’d better hurry!

As far as logistics, please arrive at the Black & Gold Ball at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. We will be upstairs in the Derwent Room. We look forward to seeing you there for a great evening! A big thanks to Debbie and others for organising!

100 Club

Due to Junior Finals we have had to change the 100 Club day, please see updated details below.

The Week Gone (Detailed):

SFL Seniors: Round 16 (TCA) – 3 August.
Cygnet 6.3, 10.7, 16.11, 23.18 (156)
Hobart: 0.0, 3.3, 5.5, 8.7 (55)
Goals: L.Plummer (2), Z.Lucas (2), D.Huxley (2), M.Cripps (1), T.Etchell (1).
Best: G.Lynd, L.Azzopardi, W.Collins, M.Young, A.Bidgood, W.Stadler.
Ladder: DF (48), HL (36), LF (32), NN (32), CY (24) | CM (20), SO (8), HB (0)

SFL Reserves: Round 16 (TCA) – 3 August.
Hobart: 3.1, 6.1, 8.1, 12.3 (75)
Cygnet: 3.1, 8.3, 8.6, 8.7 (55)
Goals: M.Van Engen (3), H.Triffett (2), J.McGee (2), J.Webster (1), A.Morton (1), N.Freeman (1), J.Baker (1), J.Harvey (1).
Best: T.Cosgrove, J.Harvey, M.Van Engen, H.Triffett, J.Webster.
Ladder: LF (52), HL (48), DF (48), BR (28), HB (28) | CM (20), NN (16), CY (4), SO (4).

SFL Colts: Round 17 (TCA) – 3 August.
Hobart: 2.2, 5.7, 7.10, 10.13 (73)
Southern Storm: 0.4, 1.6, 4.8, 5.10 (40)
Goals: B.Daniels (3), T.Styles (2), A.Evans (1), S.Stubbs (1), L.Opray (1), K.Wright (1), Z.Barwick (1).
Best: B.Murray, B.Daniels, K.Buck, L.Opray, S.Stubbs, T.Gamble.
Ladder: LF (60), SS (40), HB (40), SO (28), DF (16) | NN (12), HL (8).

SFL Womens: Round 16 (TCA) – 3 August.
The Port: 3.0, 4.7, 8.10, 10.16 (76)
Hobart: 0.1, 0.1, 0.2, 0.2 (2)
Best: M.Browning, K.Barker, R.Stewart, A.Mchenry, F.Langford, T.Shingler.
Ladder: BR (60), LF (48), CM (38), UN (36), NH (30) | HL (30), SES (26), PO (24), KI (24), HB (4), NN (0).

AFL Masters: Round 10 (Anzac Park) – 4 August.
DOSA 13.9 (87) d Pigskin Warriors 6.9 (45)
Goals: T.Browning (2), M.Blackwell (1), T.Luttrell (1), R.Carpenter (1)
Best: R.Carpenter, T.Luttrell, T.Browning, M.Gozzi, R.Gaffney.
Ladder: KI (32), LA (32), LF (28), DO (20) | SO (12), PW (0).

Good For Footy

Have you supported the Hobart Football Club yet in the 2019 Toyota Good For Footy Raffle? Tickets are $5 and there are heaps of fantastic prizes including a brand new Toyota Kluger (worth $50k), plus 100% of proceeds go toward the Hobart Football Club — http://goodforfooty.com/hobartfc

Master Rules

The Hobart Master Rules side caters for players over 35 who wish to keep involved with our great game. Previously wearing the Pigskin Warriors strip, the Masters are excited to present their new jumpers which they will wear from 2020. We hope you like them 🐯🏈 #Ruthless

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This Week’s Games

Our last home game for the Season is tomorrow (Saturday 3 August), we’d encourage you to get along and support your HOBART TIGERS!

● Colts/U19s: v Southern Storm (TCA) – 10am
● Reserves: v Cygnet (TCA) – 12pm
● Seniors: v Cygnet (TCA) – 2pm
● Womens: v Cygnet (TCA) – 4:30pm
● Masters: Sunday 4 August v DOSA Roosters (ANZAC Park) – 10.30am

Master Rules

Round 10
Sunday 4th August
10:30am at ANZAC Park Lindisfarne
Hobart Masters (Pigskins) v DOSA Roosters

This week is the last roster game for the master rules season, get along and support the Pigskins!

Detailed Results

Great result for our Reserves with a hard-fought 13-point victory over fourth placed Brighton at Pontville last week.
After going into half time 13 points ahead in a low scoring contest, the Robins hit back to level scores at the final change.
A 3.3 to 1.2 final quarter effort saw the Tigers run out 7.11 (53) to 5.10 (40) winners to remain in fifth spot, three games clear of both Claremont and New Norfolk and equal on wins with Brighton (who have a game in hand) but with inferior percentage.
Austin Bidgood was best on ground for Hobart, Lachy Plummer booted two goals on his return.
This week the Tigers face eighth-placed Cygnet at the TCA Ground to lock in a finals spot.

At New Town on Sunday our Womens team fought it out with a North Hobart side desperately needing a win to sneak into the five.
North’s Kelli Humphries was the main difference booting six of the Demons nine goals of the match.
After trailing by 54 points at the final change, the girls continued to fight the match out and outscored North in the final quarter, going down 1.1 (7) to 9.6 (60)
Holly Alexander booted her first goal for the Tigers while Molly Browning was best on ground for Hobart.
The Tigers face The Port (Cygnet) at the TCA at 4:30pm under lights in our final home match for the season.

SFL Reserves: Round 15 (Pontville Oval) – 27th July.
Hobart: 1.3, 3.7, 4.8, 7.11 (53)
Brighton: 0.5, 1.6, 4.8, 5.10 (40)
Goals: L.Plummer (2), Z.Lucas (1), J.Slade (1), C.Thongnoppakun (1), J.Webster (1), L.Opray (1).
Best: A.Bidgood, A.Morton, C.Thongnoppakun, M.Van Engen, W.Collins, D.Robottom.
Ladder: LF (52), DF (48), HL (44), BR (28), HB (28) | CM (16), NN (16), CY (4), SO (4).

SFL Womens: Round 15 (New Town) – 28th July.
North Hobart: 3.4, 5.4, 8.6, 9.6 (60)
Hobart: 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 1.1 (7)
Goals: H.Alexander (1).
Best: M.Browning, F.Langford, A.Wong, R.Stewart, A.Mchenry, A.Browning.
Ladder: BR (56), LF (44), CM (38), UN (32), NH (30) | HL (30), SES (26), PO (20), KI (20), HB (4), NN (0)

The Club

We’re supporting our Number 1 ticket holder the fantastic “John X” and have arranged for a group of HFC Players, Volunteers, Coaches, Members and Supporters to attend his upcoming production of the Club.

We will have a group booking for Saturday August 24 at 7.45pm. Tickets are at cost of $40 each (we save $10ea due to the group booking).

Please contact Joshua Munting (0458 015 332 / admin@hobartfc.com.au) to lock in your spot.
Pre-payments can be made to the club bank account (BSB 087-007 | Account No 028157368), please include your name and “John X Club” in the ‘description’.

The Club by John X
Saturday August 28
Playhouse Theatre
106 Bathurst Street, Hobart
Tickets $40
The Playhouse Theatre is fully licensed.
Patrons to be seated by 7.45pm

Coaching Position

The Hobart FC have started advertising for our new Senior coach! For those that didn’t see it in the Mercury Newspaper on Saturday, We look forward to talking to potential coaches that are keen to coach our great club over the coming weeks.

100 Club

Have you got your 100 Club ticket yet? A great chance to support the club please contact Joshua Munting (0458 015 332) or Scott Quinn (0419 797 858) to arrange yours.

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