Tiger Talk

A Tough Weekend

A tough day was had last week, down at Shark Park. But we’re back to the TCA this week for what will be a fierce clash against Lindisfarne. Lindisfarne come off a big win over Brighton at Pontville. This week sees some familiar friends turned foe line up against us for the Two Blues (Captain Troy Cunliffe and Michael Cassidy). The Tigers will need to hold these two to give themselves a strong chance.

Results from the weekend (U18s had the bye):

Hobart               3.5     4.7      7.8     7.9.51
Dodges Ferry   3.2     10.6   16.7   24.13.157

Goal Kickers: Tim Langdale 3, Ryan Sullivan 2, Dylan Huxley 2
Best Players: Kurt Wells, Black Lockley, Ross Hugo, Jared Mason, Tim Langdale, Brandan Lockley

It was the debutants who shone for the Tigers with Kurt Wells was great down back for the Tigers and fellow debutant Blake Lockley slotting in well. Langdale provided his usual fire, but it was a poor showing for the Tiger’s after quarter time. Under 18s player Lachie Plummer also debuted for the Tigers (see interview below).

Hobart               4.2     4.4     5.4     8.5.53
Dodges Ferry  4.3      6.7     9.13  10.16.76

Goal Kickers: Bryden Goninon 3, Campbell Dickens 2, Brad Davies, John Baker, Josh Hill
Best Players: Corey Murphy, Jacob Munting, Sam Hughes, Campbell Dickens, Mitch Bird, Josh Young

The Reserves started well, kicking the first four goals of the game before they switched off before quarter time to go into the first break a point down. From there they managed just a solitary goal in the next half. They won the last quarter, but it was all too little, too late. A dissapointing result after a bye and a narrow loss to New Norfolk.

One on One with Debutant Lachie Plummer

In this week’s chat we talk to last week’s Senior Debutant Lachie Plummer who is just shy of his 18th birthday. He’s had a great introduction to the Hobart Tigers, playin in the Under 18s for the first three rounds, sitting pretty at 3-0 before debuting with the Seniors this week.

Q: Tough start for you this week mate, with the boys not playing how we’d all like to see. How did you find it personally to adjust to senior footy?
Lachie: It was a disappointing result especially after the first quarter effort, but personally I found it different, but enjoyable. It wasn’t really a day for possession footy for us, but I was happy with my pressure and tackling. Wish I did a few things differently but that’s footy i suppose!

Q: Who do you model your footy style on?
Lachie: I don’t really model my footy on anyone but I admire the attitude and mental strength of Matthew Priddis. The way he goes about it giving 110% in everything he does.Q: A bit of a silly one, who is your most annoying team mate? And what annoys you so much?
Lachie: Most annoying teammate on the field would have to be probably myself, I get annoyed with my own voice sometimes.

Q: Can you give us a bit of background on your footy career so far?
Lachie: I played Auskick for a year at age 5 or 6 at Claremont, made the switch to Lindisfarne the following year and played there until 16’s. Then I was forced to move to Hobart City which was a change that lasted a couple of years and a lot of experience coming with it. Then I got lead to the Tigers! Won a few little individual awards here and there but yet to get the big one, which is why this year is so exciting, as we actually have an opportunity to go all the way.

Q: What do you do with your time?
Lachie: I have a casual job at Paul’s Warehouse, a bit of school, love seeing my mates.. just the normal every day thing I suppose. Footy is the main hobby!

Q: Is there any favourite Will Perry quote that springs to mind so far in your time playing under him?
Lachie: Oh the great man did once say “never be satisfied, never get comfortable”, which I might add was after a few cans, but it stuck in my mind. For my whole footy career it’s been up and down with wins and losses. Previously when a team I have played with get a few wins together, we seemed to get comfortable with that. But, when he said that it made me realise footy is a crazy game and anything can happen. To get the ultimate success we have been working hard for, it’s a season long effort. Not just be satisfied with 3-0, be satisfied when we have the premiership cup in our hands!

That’s the Spirit

These four boys showed the true colours and spirit of the Hobart Junior Football Club by playing for the opposition on Sunday in the Under 12 game at Huonville. Showing tremendous sportsmanship and spirit they helped the Lions defeat us 38 to 13 by being some of their best players and goal kickers. This was also recognised by the Lions who awarded them canteen vouchers for free food and drinks for their unselfish play and sportsmanship. A great day for junior football where all our hearts were in the right spot.




We are still looking for volunteers for Season 2017, including the following:
  • Team Managers (reserves/under 18 teams)
  • Gate attendant for home games (2 hour shifts)
  • Water Carriers (Seniors/Reserves/U18s)
  • Kiosk – Home Games
  • Scoreboard – Home Games (Under 18s)
If anyone is interested have a chat to our president Russell Young and put your hand up, there are plenty of smaller roles that you can help out with.

Legends of Revue Comedy Night

Our “Legends of Revue” comedy night at the TCA, 17th June at 8pm, starring John X. Tickets must be pre-bought ($25 plus booking fee) and are available online at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/legends-of-revue-starring-john-x-tickets-34060721535

Upcoming Events:

May 6 – Ladies High Tea
June 17 – Legends of Revue (with John X)
June 24 – President’s Luncheon
July 22 – Christmas in July
July 29 – Black and Gold Ball
September 24 – 100 Club