Tiger Talk

The Week Gone:

The penultimate round of the season has finished, with the Tigers men’s sides travelling to Huonville on Saturday. The Under 18s got a comfortable win 13.11.89 to 5.8.38 before the Reserves came up against a strong Huonville side who came to play. The Reserves eventually going down by 47 points with most of the damage done in the second half where the Lions kicked 5.8 to 0.1.

The Seniors needed an upset win over Huonville, who were looking to cement third spot and a double chance. The boys managing just that, with scores locked at 0 all after the first 10 minutes the Tigers lead at every break, kicking 4.8 in the third quarter to take a 52 point lead into the last change. Huonville fought back but only managed to peg the lead back to 34 points. The Seniors sensationally have kept their finals chances alive, with Saturday’s games set to decide the Tigers fate.


Taking on top side Lindisfarne at home, the boys need a win to ensure finals action. A loss would see us relying on Cygnet to go down to New Norfolk. Let’s shake the season up a bit more and keep our season alive!


Our women’s side last week took on the girls from Lauderdale, going down 52 to 2 at New Town Oval. Unfortunately, their season will come to an end after this week following their clash with North Hobart Demons, but we look forward to seeing the girls back and raring to go in 2019. Congratulations to all on your first seasons at the club, hopefully it is the start of something great!

Best of luck to all our teams come the finals, hopefully the Seniors can join the Under 18s and Reserves in making it. We also take the chance to thank all our volunteers who have made it possible for the club to field sides! We’ve nearly made it until the end of the home and away season. Eat ‘em alive Tigers!

This Week:

Saturday 11 August 2018

  • Seniors- v Lindisfarne – 2pm at TCA Ground
  • Reserves – v Lindisfarne – 12pm at TCA Ground
  • Under 18s – v Lindisfarne – 9.30am at Queenborough Oval

Sunday 12 August 2018

  • Womens – v North Hobart – 1.20pm at ANZAC Park

The 100 Club is this Sunday, the draw starts from 1pm until 3pm, arrival from 12.45pm.

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Terry Midson & Mick Miler

Saturday sees us play against Lindisfarne for the Midson – Miller Cup. Terry Midson and Mick Miller are both stalwarts of the Lindisfarne and Hobart Football Clubs. Both men loved football, watching their boys play and the clubs they supported.
Terry’s four sons came to play at Hobart starting from 1974 and it was then that Terry made the decision to leave his position as Secretary at Lindisfarne and come to Hobart. I’m told he did continue to assist at Lindisfarne.
Soon after his arrival Terry joined a group of Hobart supporters including Graeme Peck, John Upchurch, Tom Sutton, Noddy Davis and Col Sutherland who approached the board to start a committee to manage our junior teams. With the agreement of our Board this Independent Committee went on to provide Juniors a pathway to our senior club. They raised their own finance and contributed to bringing young players from our surrounding areas to play for Hobart
When Graeme Peck became President of our club, Terry took on the arduous job of Secretary. Once again our club was in good hands.
Terry was well supported by his wife Shirley.  She tells us of the trip to New Norfolk through really thick fog. On arrival, Shirley was instructed to keep the score. Impossible from her position on the sidelines so when she heard the crowd cheer she would shout her request “who kicked that goal?” to which someone would shout back with the name of the player and often the score. Terry and Shirley loved to socialise and many of our older members remember Terry saying “Get in the car Shirl,”  and Shirley would pack up the family and head home.
Terry passed away in 1996 but his memory lives on. We are indebted to the many years of service to our club & proud to honour him in with the Annual Midson – Miller Cup.

Vale  Brian (Buck) Anderton

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Buck Anderton. Buck with his father Jack and his brother Jeff were all longtime supporters of our club. Both Jack and Jeff were also committee members.
We are indebted to Buck for his wonderful publications of the history of all Football Clubs in Tasmania as well as profiles of great players & personalities Past  and Present who have given to football in Tasmania
Buck has written three Books:
  • Football the Country Way
  • More on Football
  • Football The Peoples Game
We take this opportunity to recommend these books for your enjoyment.
Our Sincere Condolences to Bucks Wife Kath and his family.

In appreciation of Ray (Brows) Hill

This week we take the opportunity to pay tribute to Life Member Ray Hill (better known as Brows).
Ray became a player with Hobart in 1956. This comes after starting his football in Queenstown at aged 15 and went on to be selected in the 1952 Tasmanian Schoolboys team that went to Western Australia. The Vice-Captain of that team was Darrel Baldock.  In 1953 he played with Gormanston Blues.  He recalls playing Reserves in heavy snow, when some senior players did not turn up he fronted up again and played a full game with the seniors.
In 1955 he was contacted by New Norfolk to travel south to continue his football career. They were unable to find him employment so after a few months he contacted Hobart Football Club officials and Ray became a full-time member in 1956. This was to become a long and successful association with our club.
At first he battled with the changes to surfaces, having  previously played on gravel and took some getting used to playing on grass. He persevered playing with the reserves and eventually was selected for the seniors, Ray also won the Reserves  Best & Fairest award that year.
Ray played for Hobart when what became known as the “Golden Era” playing a total of 219 games (189 senior & 30 reserves) He played in the successful premierships of 1959,  1960, 1963 and 1966, plus the Statewide Premiership of 1959.
Ray left Hobart to go to Railway Football Club as a playing coach before switching to non-playing  coach. Ray led Railway to a premiership in the STFA in 1971. The STFA folded in 1987 despite the efforts of Ray and other stalwarts of the club.
Along with Railway and Hobart, Ray played for Gormanston, Tunnack and Shepperton in his career for a total of 450 games. Ray considers Darrel Baldock as the best Tasmanian footballer and Ted Whitton as the best of his era.
Ray is an active member of our Hobart Old Players, Officials and Supporters Association and spends his time compiling records of our History.
So far Ray has written Eight books (see the below photo of his first five books released before 2008)  His latest book named “Brows” is currently being printed in readiness to be released for Ray’s 80th Birthday in December 2018. These books are a “must read” of the winners & losers, players & officials as well as personalities of our club. The stories about Captain/Coach John Watts in the 1966 season are a must read. John’s theme for the Season was,  “COME ON, HARDER!” He instilled a culture of hard training sessions culminating in the Premiership. John was what we call a “Character” and the stories recorded are great fun.
Ray continues to be a wonderful source of record of our wonderful club and we will be forever indebted to his dedication.