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 2019. 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 – $96 for everything (shorts and socks included). Ticket to Play vouchers most welcome.
*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
Training will coincide with Come and Try sessions:
Tuesday 19th February at Goulburn Street Primary School 4-5 pm.
Tuesday 26th February at West Hobart Oval (below Lansdowne Crescent Primary School) 4-5 pm.
Tuesday 5th March at South Hobart Primary School, 4-5 pm.
No training Tuesday 12th March
Training Tuesday 19th March at Campbell Street Primary School, 4-5 pm.
Towards the end of March, we will be training on our home ground, the TCA on the Domain, Tuesdays 4 pm. During 2018 extensive re-surfacing works were carried out on the TCA and as a result we are excited to be “going home” in 2019. Come and join us and check out our picturesque home!
Season Starts Sunday 7th April 2019
Season 2019 starts on Sunday 7th April. 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.
Available from 7 years of age. Registration fees are $96-00. This includes a $16-00 Southern Tasmanian Junior Football League (STJFL) levy as well as a pair of club shorts and socks.
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.
Co-ordinator: Bruce Arnold, ph. 0457 026 491
Sessions will commence on Tuesday, 9th April 2019, at the TCA ground, 4.45 pm.
Coaches and Teams
Phil Geason – 0411 454 315
Co-ordinator: Bruce Arnold – 0457 026 491
Jarrod Kleeman – 0400 577 665
Sebastian Hartmann – 0448 321 693
Under 10 Girls
Russell Cripps – 0408 493 145
Troy Pfitzner – 0400 959 242
Under 12 Girls
TBA – 0408 493 145
The Hobart Junior Football Club field teams for girls only. In 2019, we will have Under 10 and Under 12 teams.
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:
- Central Hawks
- Dodges Ferry
- New Norfolk
- North Hobart
- Sandy Bay
- Southern Storm
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.
SUNDAY MORNING BAD WEATHER PROCEDURE
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.
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 AFL.com.au).