Old Players…

OPOSAHobart Football Club Old Players, Officials & Supporters Association Inc.
  P.O. Box 235 North Hobart 7002

President       John Jeffrey
Treasurer       John McDermott
Committee     Eric Osborne, Leslie Smith, John Mathers

On the 26th January 1954 Mr Pat Downie wrote a letter to the Hobart Football Club requesting permission to form the above Association.  After a Board meeting of the HFC , Secretary Mr Fred Stapleton confirmed on the 22nd February 1954 that permission was granted to form the Association and offered some guidelines for the formation of same.  That was the beginning of your Association.

The Hobart Old Players, Officials & Supporters Association honours all former players, officials and supporters that have ever been involved with the Hobart Football Club Inc.

Please call John Jeffrey on 0419 138 105 or John McDermott on (03) 6248 9598 and become a member today!

Email enquiries can be directed to John Jeffrey at:  jeffreyj.b@bigpond.com



To see Hobart Football Club Memorabilia visit the THIS WEBSITE which has a Great History of all Tasmanian Football.

Pat Hartnett.net.au

It is the Great work of Dale Matheson and Damien Dillon who have put this together. Should you have any Old Photos or Memorabilia on Tasmanian Football could you please forward it to the email addresses listed.

Dale Matheson     dmatheson@bigpond.com

Damien Dillon       ddillon@internode.on.net

Pat Hartnett 1910-1990 Played for St Kilda [ VFL] during the 1930s. Pat went to St Kilda from North Launceston and returned after just one season in the VFL.

He played with St Helens 1927-1927 and 1931. He played with Cananore 1932-33 before again heading to St Kilda 1934-1937. His second stint was more successful having been in St Kilda’s top three Brownlow Medal scorers in 1934,1935 and 1937. He represented the VFL in 1935 and kicked 6 Goals in an Interstate Match against South Australia to go with the 22 Goals he kicked for the Saints that year.

Hartnett and Peter Hudson are the only two Tasmanians to kick six goals for the Big V and are both William Leitch Medallists. [ Pat in 1932 and Peter in 1978-9 ]

Pat was Inducted to the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame in 2005.