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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

Thanks

Callam

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!

Awards

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!

Signings

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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Club Planning Workshop with TD Solutions Sports Admin

WE NEED YOUR HELP –  ALL WELCOME!

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

MORE DETAILS

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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