Club Statement

Our members were advised that Callam Upchurch has stepped down as the President of the HFC at our recent Annual General Meeting (AGM). The HFC board would like to take the opportunity to thank him for his passion and efforts to bring the club forward.

At the HFC Board Meeting on Saturday Joshua Munting has been appointed as the President of the Hobart Football Club, with current Junior Director Russell Cripps being appointed as the Vice President to support Josh in the transition to the role. Mr Munting had a few words to say at the club’s volunteer thank you day on Saturday:

I am extremely humbled and proud to be standing here. I’m excited by the direction this club is heading in on-field, and look forward to growing our board to support the great work which Quinny, Rat and the Players are delivering on field.

I may only be 27 years old, but I’m proud to have been involved with this footy club for the last 22 years. The HFC is family, I grew up watching my brother Nathan play in the underage premiership in 2000, whilst I was only 7 years old, I played Auskick here under Phil Geason (believe it or not), and my brother Jacob (best known as Magic) has played here for a number of years. I’ve had the opportunity to play Juniors with the club and stink it up in the Reserves in the prestigious number 83 guernsey, before my knee put a dampener on that (well it was an excuse anyway!).

Dad has always been a passionate supporter of the club, in various roles and I was extremely proud of his recent award of life membership. I’ve been privileged to have my family be a part of this club, and feel that as a club it’s now time for us to progress back to where we deserve to be.

My vision for this club is one which has a strong junior program from Auskick to Under Age, which has on field success. And includes both Womens and Master Rules sides.

I believe our club values of Family, Passion, Success and Tradition describe the heart of what makes this club great. We have some challenges going forward to drive membership and revenue, to grow juniors and to make on-field success a sustainable part of our club. We also have some ambition for where we’d like our home ground the TCA’s facilities to get to, but thanks must go to Russell Young and John Barker for their work so far.
We all love this footy club, and I look forward to working together to make us even stronger and better.

The HFC have identified a number of skillsets which it desires on the board and will shortly be advertising roles which target suitably skilled individuals who can assist to take the club forward off-field. #AnswerTheCall

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2020 Annual General Meeting Notice

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Thursday 3 December at the Den (HFC Clubrooms), TCA Ground from 6.30pm. Members are invited to attend.

The board is currently seeking any member recommendations for Life Membership Nominations by 5pm Wednesday 18 November 2020 by email to or by phone on 0458 015 332

2020 HFC Season Awards

Congratulations to all our 2020 Season Award Winners!
In particular our senior result was a special one with the Adams brothers becoming the first HFC family to jointly win the B&F award.
Thanks as well to Scott Quinn, Callam Upchurch for organising the night as well as other volunteers who assisted. Shout out to The Golden Roast Hobart for their great job of the catering.
  • Seniors B&F Winner – Bailey Medal- Jack and Luke Adams
  • Runner Up – Kobey Phillips
  • Women’s B&F Winner – Danielle Woolley
  • Runner Up – Charlotte Cooper
  • Reserves B&F Winner – Macalburn Medal – Caley Gough
  • Reserves B&F Runner Up – James Caulfield
  • Russell Young Club Person of the Year Award – Diana Kwong
Senior Awards
  • MVP – Brad Joseph
  • Most Consistent – Gerrard Lynd
  • Best 1st Year Player – Brock Daniels
  • Most Improved – Bryden Goninon
  • Coaches Award – Ethan Monks
  • Leading Goalkicker – Alex Gilmour
Women’s Awards
  • Best 1st Year Player – Brooke Johns
  • Most courageous – Charlotte Cooper
  • Most Improved – Kirra Lucas
  • Coaches Award – Lisa Crossan
  • Leading Goalkicker – Bree McDonald
Reserves Awards
  • MVP – Justin Harvey
  • Most Consistent- Campbell Dickens
  • Best 1st Year Player – Tyler Raspin
  • Most Improved – Jack Daly
  • Coaches Award – Trent Spriggs

Happy Birthday Pat! 90 Years Young

While a lot of our current players & their families will only know Pat as Marky’s Mum, in fact Pat has been part of our Hobart Football Club all her life.
Being part of the Bailey dynasty Pat along with her 3 sisters, Betty, Fran & Kaye, spent their young years watching their four brothers, Harold, Bruce, Viv and Kevin play for our club.
Pat had some time away from the TCA when she married Ted and four offspring, Debbie, Susan, Stephen and Mark came along. She always supported our club from afar.
It was when her sister Kaye’s son Peter Upchurch started to play that the family once again became involved. Many of the sons of her brothers also played Included is Graeme (Cazza) Bailey who for a long time was our game day runner.
Over the years Pat could be seen selling raffle tickets at the games, working in the canteen or kitchen and traveling the state to support her beloved Hobart Tigers. To this day Pat is known to protect the reputation of our club, she recently took the time to phone the editor of The Mercury with a strong message regarding what she saw as a misrepresented report.
We are blessed to be able to celebrate this very special Birthday with Pa, Ted and Mark and wish her many more! 🐯

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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 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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Club Planning Workshop with TD Solutions Sports Admin


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


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

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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