Tiger Talk – 16 December 2015




The most successful AGM for years with mainly positives from the year.  Our financials showed that we operated within our means and posted a small profit for the year.  There would not be many sporting clubs in Tasmania who would deliver that sort of result for the year.  Our funds management will allow us to further grow the club in both on and off the field activities in 2016.

Life Members

Three motions were passed by attendees at the AGM to grant life membership to the following, congratulations to all involved!
Phil Geason
Phil has been around the club from the inception of our juniors and without his efforts our juniors would not be the force they currently are.  Phil has coached at all junior levels within the club and continues to be an assistant coach of the under 16’s, the auskick trainer, manager and parent liason person.  Phil goes to most school fairs and dons the Tiger suit to actively recruit for our club.   Phil is always involved with club events and again in the Tiger suit at the Hobart Christmas parade.  Phils’ giving to football doesn’t stop there as he is a very well campaigned central umpire with years of experience at all levels. Phil is a true clubman for Hobart Football Club.

Alan Davis
Another true clubman and a gentleman who played in excess of 100 senior games for HFC.  Alan led by example as a player and  coached u/17, u/19  and reserves teams.  Alans’ involvement  did not stop when he retired as a player, he remained as a board member of the Hobart Sports Club who managed the Brisbane Hotel investment for many years and he was an instrumental person in the success of this venture.  In more recent years Alans’ son played for Hobart seniors and even today we often see Alan around the TCA.

Kelvyn Anderson
Kelvyn commenced his senior football career with Longford Football Club  and represented Tasmania.  Kelvyn transferred to HFC where he played in the 1980 premiership team.  Kelvyn went on to win the club best and fairest in 1981 and on completion of his playing days joined the board as treasurer.  Kelvyn was an active committee member of the Hobart Old Players and Supporters Association for many years and then became a director of the Hobart Sports Club for 14 years. Kelvyn was another astute person on this board and he played a major role in the success of the sports club ventures.

Thursday night will be our final training run before Xmas and we are looking for a big turn out.  There will be a barbeque tea for players after training and we  welcome all members and their guests in the bar from 5.30pm.  Come along and enjoy great company in a relaxed environment.

Keep your eyes and ears open as we have more great news in store with new ventures for the club and jump on to the website and read the article about what a football club means to it’s members.