Win the Premierships Our Mission
Who says fairy tales aren’t true? The Hobart Football Club Under 18s side made us all very proud on Saturday delivering the club with the 2017 Southern Football League Under 18s premiership. The win is more remarkable the more we think about it, last year was the first year since the club’s re-entry HFC fielded an Under 18s side. Fielding a side it’s self was an achievement, despite the team losing every game by an average margin of 80 points.
Fast forward to present day, the club appointed the inexperienced 21 year old Will Perry to coach the side. Will took aptly to the task managing to recruit a talented group to complement a number of the side’s existing players. History now shows that this side went 19-0 for the season and won our first Under 18s premiership since 2000.
(From Left): Captain Jayden Marshall and Coach Will Perry celebrate our success
The club couldn’t be prouder, of Will as Coach, Jayden Marshall as Captain and everyone of the boys who stuck with us through thick and thin. We acknowledge the hard work that all the players and volunteers put in to get the side on the park each week.
The season saw a few notable achievements for our side:
- Will Perry – SFL Coach of the Year (debut season as a Coach)
- Lachie Plummer – Lipscombe Medal (SFL U18s B&F)
- Lachie Plummer – Leading Goal Kicker SFL U18s
- Isaak Hovington – Runner Up Leading Goal Kicker (just 1 behind)
- Harry Fish – 3rd Place Lipscombe Medal and V.A. Geard Medal (BOG in Grand Final)
The game it’s self started slowly with Hobart kicking the only goal of the first quarter with a minute to go against the breeze. The Tigers leading 1.3.9 to Southern Storm’s 0.4.4. By half time the lead was out to 11 points with the Tigers looking the better of the sides. Southern Storm wouldn’t quite go away though rallying to be within 8 points at three quarter time.
The last quarter was all Hobart’s with the Tigers kicking 3 goals in a row early to seal the game, with Seb Godfrey kicking what looked to be the match sealer with 5 to go. The Tigers kicking one more goal, and the Storm getting a late goal. It mattered little with the Tigers triumphant 9.6.60 to Southern Storm’s 5.10.40.
Harry Fish was the recipient of the VA Geard Medal for best on ground, with honorable mention to crowd favourite Mark Cripps who kicked 2 goals. Zane Awde tore it up as per usual, and big Jesse Gardner returned from a knee injury (PCL) and played his role. Isaak Hovington (3 goals), Lachie Plummer (2 goals), Will Clerk (1 goal) and Seb Godfrey (1 goal) all getting on the scoresheet.
Harry Fish shows off his Geard and Premiership Medals alongside teammate Jamie Woolley
A picture is worth a thousand words, or these ones certainly are. We managed to get our hands on some photos from the club’s end of season antics. Great to see the boys enjoy the end of a successful season.
100 CLUB – Want to enjoy a Sunday Session and give yourself a chance to win $2.5k?
This SUNDAY the 100 CLUB is drawn at the TCA this Sunday. Includes free drinks and food from 2 to 4 for those with a ticket, contact Russell Young (President) on 0439 324 114 to arrange your ticket.
Before the 100 Club on Sunday is our
Junior Presentation Day
On Sunday from 11am – 2pm, at the TCA Ground – supporters and families of Junior players are encouraged to attend.