SFL/SFLW Covid-19 Protocols Reminder

Thanks to all supporters, spectators, volunteers and players for your cooperation so far to allow the SFL/SFLW Competition to occur so far. Please keep up the great work, just some reminders below from the competition.

COVID-19 Protocols:

  • Wet Areas- anyone consuming alcohol is to be seated and to maintain 1.5m social distancing
  • Hand sanitizers and wipes are to be located located on all entrance points, changerooms, canteens and clubrooms and are available near commonly touched surfaces.
  • Spectators are NOT allowed in changerooms during or after games.
  • Please be aware of social distancing at all times. Usage of signage to remind spectators.


  • It is still recommended that teams stay out on the ground during half time breaks unless inclement weather conditions.
  • Footballs need to be wiped down/sanitised in between games.
  • Posters and signage indicating COVID protocols are required at all entrances, canteens, changerooms and around the grounds. (Please see attached as well as more information on the AFL Tasmanian website).
  • Individual drink bottles are required and water carriers are only allowed during breaks in play. Stationed water bottle drinks tubs are recommended in each pocket and sidelines.
  • Timekeepers are reminded that time continues when stretchers are on the ground.


  • A reminder that entrance gates need to be covered all day in to monitor the numbers inside the venue (500 people max).
  • Ground announcements where possible, as well as scoreboard footage where possible of COVID protocol reminders.
  • In an effort to maximise game times, please ensure that there are adequate spare footballs behind the goals.
  • For more information please visit https://www.afltas.com.au/covid-19-return-to-train/
SFL/SFLW Covid-19 Protocols Reminder2020-08-12T12:46:07+11:00

COVID-19 Support and Information

As we navigate these uncertain times, it’s important that everyone feels informed and connected.

This page has been created for our footballing community to provide you with a number of resources and information related to supporting yourself and others while we are remotely based and adapting to new ways of working and living.

This page will be updated with information on football, work, life and include links to other support services. So please feel free to keep checking back.

If you have suggestions of additional content you feel would be beneficial, please get in touch with Josh (admin@hobartfc.com.au).

This page will be updated with information on football, work, life and include links to other support services. So please feel free to keep checking back!

    • Website – Tasmanian Government – Corona Virusthis has information on state government grants for individuals and small business, what to do if you have symptoms, information about self-isolation, testing, etc
    • EAP Assist Article – March 30, 2020 – “Anxiety Tips” – HFC comment: this article is targeted at those who are now working at home“Many organisations have been swift to respond to the COVID-19 crisis to set their employees up working from home. The purpose behind this move is to ensure employees observe safe self-distancing from others to slow the spread of the virus. Although the move to working safely from home is supported by many, it does come with it a number of challenges.This article discusses the issues of working at home including home office set-up, loneliness and isolation, maintaining connectedness with others, keeping productivity up, managing employees at a distance and separating work from general home life. “
    • Mental Health Support Options – Some suggestions for support services
    • Extract from StayChatTY website – Avoid news and social media if you find it distressing

      Being exposed to large volumes of negative information can heighten feelings of anxiety. While it’s important to stay informed, you may find it useful to limit your media intake if it is upsetting you or your family.

      Read headspaces tips on how to reduce your time online

    • StayChatTY website – COVID-19 and your Mental Health – Checklists on your own mental health, useful resources

COVID-19 Support and Information2020-07-01T09:39:18+11:00

From The President – COVID-19

Note from the President – Club Statement

Hi everyone,

Well we are certainly living in strange times at the moment.

I wanted to give a quick update on where we sit with the COVID-19 virus and how it is affecting our club. I won’t be saying too much here because of the lack of information at this time but I will definitely fill you in as I get more. You can be sure that the HFC taking this very serious and will take every measure to ensure our players, officials and supporters health will not be compromised by this.

The AFL has recommended that training cease from this week, until further notice. The start of the season has unfortunately been postponed with no community football to be played before May 31. This is disappointing and frustrating (believe me I know, I now have time to do my lawns when I would much prefer to be at the footy) but everyone’s health is a priority at this time.  Obviously a few of our early functions are in limbo but the board will be looking at these and we will see if we can move them to later in the season. In the short term we will postpone the upcoming Season Launch function (which will be re-scheduled to a future date). If some of these functions don’t go ahead we will need your support when it comes down to other functions later in the year.

Anyway as I said I just wanted to let you all know how we are travelling at this time and that I am in touch with the SFL daily (sometimes more and I am sure they are sick of me) about what we are doing and how it will affect us.

I will certainly pass on any more information as I get it.

Look after yourselves and stay healthy.


Callam Upchurch

President, Hobart Football Club Inc.

From The President – COVID-192020-03-22T18:22:54+11:00

Tiger Talk – Brief Update

More to come – a brief update from the Footy Club…

COV-ID 19 Update

In this unprecedented time we just wanted to provide you with a quick update from the Club regarding Corona Virus. Please remain vigilante, in ensuring correct hygiene practices. At this stage we are proceeding for Season 2020 as normal, but please if you feel unwell we would encourage you to self-isolate to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Please look after your friends, family and colleagues and do what you can to minimise the spread. Whilst the Government does not advise the need to use them, it is possible some people may be frightened by this situation so we may start to see the widened use of face masks. Please ensure that you whatever your response you maintain good hygiene. Please see the below Government issued fact sheet on how to protect yourself from COVID-19. We will provide more news as it comes.

2020 Season Launch Event

Welcome Butler, McIntyre and Butler Lawyers

The Hobart Football Club is pleased to welcome Butler McIntyre & Butler (BMB) Lawyers, to the family as a VIP Partner for Season 2020. BMB have been servicing the Hobart community since 1824, and offer expertise in property & commercial transactions, litigation, family law, industrial relations, criminal law, conveyancing and plenty more. We encourage you to support them as part of our ‘Tiger family’ if you need any Legal Services.


Tiger Talk – Brief Update2020-03-16T16:16:34+11:00
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