Tiger Talk – A Great Tradition

A Great Tradition – Cananore/Hobart Football Clubs

As part of the club’s theme for 2022, the Hobart Football Club is looking to celebrate and build on “A Great Tradition” that is our club’s history.

We really want to celebrate the club’s proud history dating back to 1901.

That is why last Saturday 23 July we proudly wore our ‘Cananore’ heritage strip in our Southern Football League match against the Cygnet Football Club.


The Weekend’s Results

Hobart 7.6 (48)
Cygnet 28.13 (181)

Hobart 1.1 (7)
Cygnet 29.10 (184)

Upcoming Matches

R16 – Bye
R17 – Saturday 6 August v Claremont  (Away)


Krispy Kreme Doughnut fundraiser for our club!

$25 – original box of 12
$32 – assorted box of 12
$32 – original and strawberry box of 12
$32 – choc iced box of 12
Orders and payment required by COB Wednesday 27th July
Eftpos available (at the TCA)
Payment required at the time of ordering.
For enquiries and order forms, please email: juniors@hobartfc.com.au or phone co-ordinator. Tina, 0438 071 743.
Collection from TCA on Thursday 11th August from 3 pm.
Please share with family, friends and work colleagues

Upcoming Events

Hobart Masters Step Up

Struggling for numbers in the Reserves on Saturday with illness and season ending injuries leaving around 20 guys unavailable. We were down to 15 available.

Enter the Hobart Masters with five players stepping up to play Reserves footy for the mighty Tigers. What a fantastic gesture by each of them.

Pictured from left: James Holmstrom, Alan Sharp-Paul, David Woodcock, Steve “Jungle” Denehey, Michael Webster, Mark Latham.

What a great culture! Go Hobart (Masters)! #AGreatTradition

Good for Footy

Thanks to everyone who returned their Co-Op Toyota Good for Footy Raffle books and was eligible for our seller draw. The club has smashed our target raising over $5,500.

Congratulations to our 3 winners of $100 Woolworths Gift Vouchers, we will arrange delivery next week
🐯 Jason Green
🐯 Emily Snooks
🐯 Thomas Wilson

Our Condolences

Over the last month, the Hobart Football Club has lost two Old Players from two of our Outstanding Football Families.

The Name of Bailey and Leitch stand out through the ages and it is with a heavy heart we wish to advise our Members of there Passing.

Vivian ( Viv ) Bailey played 42 Games for the HFC between 1946 and 1949 and was brother of Harold (1950 Premiership Player and first to play 100 Games for HFC ), Bruce & Kevin ( Kevin played 163 games and two Premierships).

Graeme Leitch also played 42 Games for the HFC between 1958 and 1961, and was brother of Peter ( 146 Games and two Premierships) John (114 Games and One Premiership) and Bill (81 Games and 2 Premierships) who were all great contributors to the Hobart Football Club.

The coveted William Leitch Medal  was named after their Grandfather. What a record for the Hobart Football Club.


Further condolences

Sadly just before this went to “print” another two Old Players have passed away recently.

Geoff Wighton…. Geoff had a short stay at the Tigers due to injury, but managed 20 Games as a ruckman between 1959 and 1962 after coming down from Tunnack.

Colin Pitt….. Colin was Son of Ron Pitt ( Secretary & President of the Club during our Golden Years of the Sixties)  Colin played 29 games. Colin’s sister Helen was married to Glenorchy champ Barry Strange.

RIP to four valued members of the HFC family.

Tiger Talk – A Great Tradition2022-09-11T19:28:04+11:00

A Great Tradition – Cananore/Hobart Football Clubs

Pictured (from left): Lachie Andrews, Jason Gridley, Jacob Quinn, David Monks

As part of the club’s theme for 2022, the Hobart Football Club is looking to celebrate and build on “A Great Tradition” that is our club’s history.

We really want to celebrate the club’s proud history dating back to 1901.
That is why this Saturday 23 July we will be wearing our ‘Cananore’ heritage strip in our Southern Football League match against the Cygnet Football Club.
Prior to World War 2, the club was known as Cananore and wore a black and yellow strip known as the Canaries.
The club was a Junior club playing at the West Hobart oval in the TFL from 1901 to 1907, before moving to the TCA Ground and being recognised as a senior club from 1908 to 1941 before going into recess for World War 2.
When they would look to return in December 1944, District Football had been formed and the Hobart Football Club was formed at a meeting at the Continental Hotel on 19 December 1944, wearing the same black and yellow, playing at the TCA but changing emblems to the Tigers.
Other founding District Clubs include the now defunct Sandy Bay Football Club, North Hobart Football Club, New Town District Football Club (now Glenorchy) and the New Norfolk District Football Club.
Despite only competing as a senior club from 33 years the Cananore club went on to win 11 TFL premierships and 10 state premierships; winning it’s last TFL Premiership in 1933.
The Club boasted famous players including Albert Collier who played 205 VFL Games with Collingwood, and left the famous Collingwood “The Machine” 1927-1930 flags to Captain/Coach the Canaries, he managed a William Leitch Medal, TFL and State Premiership in his two years at the club.
Other Prominent Players include Horrie Gorringe who played for Cananore from 1914-1930 as a forward pocket and rover.
He went onto play in 5 premierships, made the Tasmanian Team of the Century and has been inducted into the Tasmanian and Australian Football Hall of Fame’s respectively.
Both the Cananore and Hobart Football Club’s would be inducted into the AFLTAS Hall of Fame as a Great Club in 2010.
Adding the success of the two clubs together we can celebrate 122 years of history including:
• 20 TFL Premierships
• 12 State Premierships
• 1 SFL Premiership
Hobart – “A Great Tradition”
Cananore Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame Inductees: Horrie Gorringe, Jack Gardiner, Bruce Carter, Jack Charlesworth, Pat Hartnett, Fred Pringle, Allan Scott, Don Scott and Hec Smith.
Hobart Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame Inductees: Scott Clayton, Noel Atkins, Don Gale, Trevor Leo, Burnie Payne, Ian Stewart, Scott Wade, Paul Sproule, Alastair Lynch, Garth Smith, Wayne Fox, Chris Fagan, Jamie Shanahan, Kevin Bailey, Matthew Armstrong, and Paul Hudson.

Even more on the history of Cananore

Thanks to Matt Cramond

The inscription on the base of the copper name plate sitting on display in the Hobart clubrooms reads as follows. “Charles Edward Walch’s home in Davey Street, Hobart, was named Cananore after his place of birth, Cannanore, a town on the Marabar Coast, Madras Presidency, India. His father, Major J.M Walch was stationed at Cannanore with his regiment, and while there the brothers James and Charles were born. The family, with three sons and two daughters came to settle in Tasmania in 1842.

Charles was then a boy of 12 years of age. Charles subsequently became Superintendent of the Congregational Sunday School, and in 1901 a football team was formed and called Cananore as a tribute to him. The dwelling’s name plate was made in copper by Charles Walch’s niece under the guidance of Mr Dechaineux at the Hobart Technical School and inadvertantly spelt incorrectly omitting one ‘N’.

Cananore, after playing in two junior football associations was admitted to the Tasmanian Football League in 1908 and remained as a Senior Club until the advent of District football at the conclusion of the Second World War.”

A Great Tradition – Cananore/Hobart Football Clubs2023-03-11T16:18:51+11:00
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