Club Statement

Statement from the Hobart Football Club:

The Hobart Football Club (HFC) board has determined that the club will not be in a position to field a Women’s team in 2021, making the difficult decision to place our Women’s side into Recess for the 2021 SFLW Season.

This decision was made considering a number of factors, none more so than what the club believes to be a systematic failure of AFL Tasmania to stabilise the multiple flailing women’s leagues that already exist throughout the state under a common set of administrative rules.  The introduction of more leagues is further, impeding the ability to nurture existing Teams to become viable and competitive.

In an unstructured attempt by AFL Tasmania to grow women’s footy in Tasmania, many clubs have or are facing the tough decision to withdraw from these separate leagues. The HFC has made its views known that Womens Football in Tasmania has to date lacked the appropriate structure and resources to fund, support and grow a sustainable women’s competition.

Uncertainty surrounding the TSLW competition and the possible creation of an Old Scholars Womens competition, without a fully developed youth girls pathway has presented the club with challenges in fielding a side for the 2021 season.

HFC President, Josh Munting said “We’d like to thank those women’s players who supported our club over the past few seasons. When the time is right, and the women’s league structure is in a more healthy and sustainable position, the Club will welcome the opportunity to support and nurture women who would like to play footy for our great club.”


Club Statement2021-01-14T11:35:19+11:00

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
SFL/SFLW Covid-19 Protocols Reminder2020-08-12T12:46:07+11:00

Tiger Talk


The Hobart Football Club is saddened by the loss of past player Brendan Free. ‘Nudie’ played 107 games for the HFC and was a member of the 1999 premiership side. Brendan is part of the famous Free family who are like royalty at the HFC. Brendan’s father, the late Kevin Free, and his 3 brothers all played for the club along with numerous uncles and cousins. Brendan’s cousin and current player Josh Young is carrying on the family tradition in 2020.

Nudie always loved a beer and one Saturday night after a game decided to have a snooze in the clubrooms after 1 or 2, only for everyone else to leave and lock the doors on him. A Sunday session had been planned for the next day and it was to everyone’s surprised when the doors were unlocked at lunchtime to find Nudie already sitting at the bar waiting for the boys to arrive to get back into it.

He was a fantastic clubman and an extremely popular and selfless teammate and will be sorely missed by all that knew him.

Condolences to Brendan’s Mum, Sybil, brothers, Martin (Chilli), Simon (Horse) and Nick, Sister Katie and children Lachie and Ella.

R.I.P Nudie.

Season Launch this Saturday Night!

We’ve published our full Seniors, Womens and Reserves 2020 Fixtures here!

Womens Kick off this Friday Night at the TCA – 6.30pm 🐯🏈
Season Launch Event this Saturday Night
🐯🐯🐯Jumper Presentation Night🐯🐯🐯
18th of July
6.30pm for a 7.00pm start
TCA – Den
$10 Entry (includes food)

– 2020 jumper presentations
– 2019 life member presentations

Entertainment Memberships

Entertainment Books have gone 100% digital. Support your club and local business and grab yourself one! 🐯🏈 the app is easy to use.

Tiger Lotto

Congratulations to last week’s winner, Graeme Peck!

If you haven’t signed up for Tiger Lotto there are still numbers left signup here– for $10 a week you can be in our weekly $400 cash draw (1 in 100 chance of winning). Win some ca$h and support your footy club.

Toyota Good for Footy Raffle

We know that Toyota is a great sponsor of footy, in addition to Co-Op Toyota being a valued sponsor of the club we’re taking part in the Toyota Good for Footy Raffle! Tickets are $5ea, with three cars to be given away and heaps of other prizes. Support your footy club and grab a few 🏈🐯🚗

Tickets are on sale here.

Tiger Talk2020-07-14T11:56:08+11:00
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