Fun, friendly and welcoming – that’s the Hobart Junior Football Club!

Competing in the Southern Tasmania Junior Football League (STJFL), the Hobart Junior Football Club welcomes new and current players for Season 2020. Children from Auskick to U16 level are welcomed, including girls where we will be fielding teams in Girls competitions in season 2019.

Interested? If so, please contact Phil Geason 0411 454 315 or Russell Cripps on 0408 493 145

At the Hobart Football Club we offer: –

*The lowest rego in the STJFL.   Registration fees are $90-00.    Ticket to Play vouchers most welcome and take advantage of our shorts and socks inclusive price.
*Best practice coaching through AFL coach education and support by our coaching coordinator.
*Well being programs to support and develop our junior players with their footy and their life.
*A strong culture that teaches our players essential life qualities.
*A football pathway through to our highly professional senior football program

The club reserves the right to cancel any registration or apply sanctions to any player or person associated with a player in the event of unacceptable behaviour.

2020 Training

We train on our home ground, the TCA on the Domain, Tuesdays 4-5 pm.

Come and join us and check out our picturesque home!

Training recommences on Tuesday 9th June for U10’s and U11’s then on Tuesday 16th June and thereafter for U8’s, U9’s, U10’s, U11’s and U11 Girls.

The ‘return to training rules” are available from the STJFL website and from the following link: – Please have a look prior to coming to training.

These rules are being modified regularly as things change. We will let you know when changes occur. For the moment this is what you need to do: –

– If you arrive before 3.55 pm stay in your car

Only one adult can accompany a player to the fence around the ground

– Adults must observe 1.5 metre safe distancing and immediately return to their car and/or leave the TCA ground

– No adults are allowed on the oval

– Players must maintain social distancing

– Players must go direct to their designated training area on the oval. Your location on the oval will be supplied by your coach prior to training.

– If you are asked by a club official to move, please do so. None of us want to be difficult but we will be shut down if we are observed doing the wrong thing

– Bring your own water bottle and do not share it

– Get changed before you arrive at the TCA. The changerooms will not be accessible

– There is to be no contact between players at any time (this will change on 13th July)

– Do not bring your own football

– Wash or sanitise your hands before you arrive at the TCA. All of our footballs will be sanitised before training

– At the end of training players are to immediately leave the oval, go to their car and leave the TCA ground

– Finally – we want everyone to feel safe, be safe and enjoy being back playing football.


We are hopeful that the 2020 season will commence on Sunday 19th July.
Auskick commencing 14 July at 4.45pm at the TCA Ground.
Fixtures to be announced by the STJFL at a later date.

Available from 5 years of age. Registration is $75-00. Click here to view more information on our Auskick program.

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Available from 7 years of age.   Registration fees are $90-00 or Ticket to Play, inclusive of shorts and socks, $124-00.

All fees include a $16-00 Southern Tasmanian Junior Football League (STJFL) levy.  No more to pay!

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The NAB AFL Auskick program makes learning to play AFL fun, safe and easy for boys and girls. Through weekly coaching sessions they will learn the skills of the game in an exciting, social and safe environment.

Children will learn the fundamental motor skills vital for future physical activity and sport participation as well as learning how to interact with other children as part of a team in small group activities.

The program also provides a great opportunity for parents to interact with their kids through the activities, have the opportunity to make new friends, learn about the game and spend quality time with their children.

Auskick is available from 5 years of age. Registration is $75-00. This is a national AFL fee and includes a backpack and football which are delivered to your door. The Hobart Football Club does not charge any extra fees.

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Auskick commencing 14 July at 4.45pm at the TCA Ground.

Co-ordinator: Janet Cripps, ph. 0437 988 292


The club reserves the right to cancel any registration or apply sanctions to any player or person associated with a player in the event of unacceptable behaviour.

Coaches and Teams


Phil Geason – 0411 454 315

Co-ordinator: Janet Cripps – 0437 988 292

Under 8

Jarrod Kleeman – 0400 577 665

Under 9

Tim Clark – 0488 602 356

Under 10

Sebastian Hartmann – 0448 321 693

Under 11

Troy Pfitzner – 0400 959 242

Under 11 Girls

Russell Cripps – 0408 493 145

The Southern Tasmania Junior Football League (STJFL) is the governing body of the league. Other teams in the competition which we may play against include:

  • Brighton
  • Central Hawks
  • Channel
  • Claremont
  • Clarence
  • Dodges Ferry
  • Glenorchy
  • Huonville
  • Kingborough
  • Lauderdale
  • Lindisfarne
  • New Norfolk
  • North Hobart
  • Richmond
  • Sandy Bay
  • Sorell
  • Southern Storm
  • Triabunna
Weather Conditions Procedures
Match Day Ground Closures

The central communication point that all stakeholders within the STJFL community can refer to for details of Ground Closures during inclement weather on match day is available on STJFL website.
(a) Clubs and STJFL Administrators will directly update and effect changes on the website as required.
(b) The Wet Weather Policy located in Resources (Laws and Policies) on the STJFL website outlines the timeline requirements and process, including the criteria for determining a round being declared a complete washout.

Junior U8 to U12 games/rounds may be called off by the STJFL in advance of the weekend if councils or schools close their ovals -you will be advised prior to Sunday if this is the case.

Youth (Under 13 to Under 18) matches will rarely be cancelled. (unless Grounds closed by LGA)

The League suggests asking parents to always prepare to go to match as scheduled UNLESS advised otherwise. This advice may be read on the STJFL website or Facebook page.

Bearing in mind that football is a winter sport, in the event of a rainy day, the League suggests the following:

3.1) For Away Games – prepare to go as normal to your match. The weather can be quite different from suburb to suburb.

3.2) For Away Games – the coach from your opposition team should contact the coach of your team to call off your match if necessary. Make sure your Club has your name and contact number in the “contacts” section of your Club website.

3.3) For Home Games – Coaches – if you live near your football ground and decide it’s raining too hard please ring your opposition coach to discuss a possible cancellation. Their number should be in the “Contacts” section of their Club website (linked to the STJFL website). If the opposition coaches number is not available please ring the club President, whose number should be available.

3.4) Cancellation is a last resort – Yes, some parents might be happy, but the kids miss out and they are the reason we do all this.

3.5) If a cancellation has been decided please send a text to the following numbers with the details of the cancelled match: 0417391870.

Example of text –

”Cancelled match – U9-Kingborough Gold v Cygnet White. St Aloysius 9.30 am. Cygnet notified.

From Tom Smith Kingborough U9 coach

OPERATIONS at the STJFL can then place the notification on the STJFL website.

Extreme Weather

In the event of dangerous or extreme weather (e.g. lightning or hail) or other life threatening events, the Umpires and Clubs (in particular Ground Managers) should be aware of the dangers of allowing play during thunder/electrical storms. Play should cease if lightning is seen in the vicinity of the playing field. No risks should be taken in this regard. The game may be terminated by the Ground Manager. For example if the playing time of the game played, is greater than two (2) quarters, then the final scores will be taken as that at the scheduled finish time. If the playing time is less than two (2) quarters the game will be CANCELLED.
Note: Section 4 of the AFL National Extreme Weather Policy addresses lightning
(downloadable from Resources in

Competition Guide Juniors Boys/Mixed
Competition Guide Girls