Tiger Talk

The Week Gone:

Another week is down in the footy season, with the Tiger Cubs managing a win in the Under 18s, Unfortunately Huonville being too good in a thriller of a Reserves match, before the Huonville Seniors showed their class running away with a big win and keeping their hold on the Graham McVilly Shield.

The day for the club was a big one, acknowledging Justin “Banger” Harvey’s 300th match at home, but the Tigers never really fired. The Lions had raced away to a 5.7.37 to 0.2.2 lead at Quarter Time and the Tigers didn’t really get back into the game. It wasn’t until the last quarter the Tigers outscore the Lions to go down by 50 points for the day.

Sunday’s clash saw the Women take on Claremont who showed their class with a 62 point win, although the girls continue to improve and will be looking to turn the result around this week.

Master Rules (Pigskins) – Round 5 – Results
Lauderdale Superjets 13 9 87
Hobart Pigskin Warriors 2 2 14

The Pigskins played the Superjets late on Sunday in damp grey conditions. The first quarter was a relatively even contest with just one kick separating the two teams. Unfortunately, the Superjets forward pressure resulted in five goals to none in the second. The third was a more even contest with three scoring shots to two, however in the last the Superjets peppered the goals again. The lads had a real dip but the Superjets ran away convincing winners.
Best: M.Collis, D.Woodcock, C.Jordan, M.Rokicki, M.Skeggs, T.Caldwell
Goals: B.Lawrence, R.Carpenter

This week’s games:

Saturday 26 May 2018

Seniors 2pm v Lindisfarne at ANZAC Park

Reserves 12pm v Lindisfarne at ANZAC Park

Colts 10am v Lindisfarne at ANZAC Park


Sunday 27 May 2018

Women 3pm v North Hobart at Cygnet

Masters: BYE (next game Sunday 3 June)

Major Raffle:

Saturday’s President Luncheon saw the Club’s major raffle drawn, winners were as follows:

  1. Roger Munro – ARB In Car Fridge with Cover
  2. Debbie Huxley – 3m x 2m Saager Indigenous Woollen Rug
  3. Leigh Noye – Kenwood Excel Juicer
  4. Glen Dodge – $100 Voucher from Bennett’s Furniture
  5. Paul Banks – $100 Voucher from AWM Electrical
  6. Postie Mike (C/O Darrel’s Book) – 2018/19 HFC Gold Pass MEmbership
  7. Wendy Blake – $100 voucher Hobart Football Club
  8. Laura Hills – Dinner for two at the Beltana Hotel
  9. Tim Langdale – $50 Bunnings Voucher
  10. Craig Rogerson – $50 Bunnings Voucher

Thanks to everyone who supported the club and well done to all who won a prize.

This week sees the Hobart Tigers taking on Lindisfarne at ANZAC Park in the Seniors, Reserves and Under 18s. The Women head to the gala day at Cygnet on Sunday to take on Hobart’s traditional rivals North Hobart Demons. We of course wish each of our sides luck! GO THE TIGERS!

Charity Day

Saturday 19th May at the TCA was support the Salvation Army day and what a success that was.  The Army set up outside the entrance of the TCA, staffing the gate for our home game and selling raffle tickets with the proceeds going to their community support package.  Thanks to all those in attendance at the game an amount close to $500 was raised for this worthy cause.

Upcoming Events

  • 26 May – Players Function
  • 16 June – Players Function
  • 23 June – Ladies Luncheon/Social Night in the Den
  • 7 July – Christmas in July
  • 21 July – Black and Gold Ball
  • 28 July – 1966/73 Premiership Reunions
  • 28 July – Ronald McDonald Day / Players Function
  • 12 August – 100 Club


One thing you learn from attending the Presidents Lunch is the camaraderie of groups of players who enjoyed success with a premiership win. The enclosed photo shows a group from 1990 Premiership Team at the TCA on Saturday. After 28 years the team remain in contact & really enjoy catching up at the TCA. This is also evident in the players from previous teams who gather for catch-ups at the TCA.

There is a very close comparison between the 1990 premiership team & the 2017 Premiership team. The players from both teams come from very different backgrounds to play for HFC. In the case of the 1990 team we had a group came from interstate. The U18 side was made up from boys from colleges & schools from all over Hobart.

While not necessarily friends in their day to day lives, what is really evident is they wanted to be a Premiership Player.  Doing whatever was necessary to win.  Being at training on time every time, doing the extra to improve their game. Following the fitness regime. Eating correctly. Supporting their team mates. Most of all listening to the Coach’s messages and implementing their role to the very best of their ability.

What came through loud and clear from talking to the 1990 players is that the opportunity does not come through that often and needs to be grabbed with both hands.  Having lost the Grand Final in 1989 they put every effort into their win in 1990.

It goes deeper than just on-field performances too. It’s about the community and support that is given from family, friends and supporters. This was evident from the members of the 1990 team who made sure to get around the integral supporters of the club. They made sure they got to say hello and chat to supporters. Now, when they look back at the times when they pulled the boots on for HFC, they recognise how important all the non-playing, non-paid & often unrecognised supporters to the club were to the success at that time

As we move forward to exciting times with our very talented players coming through and improved facilities, we look to you the supporters to meet our challenge to work with our board, coaches and players to return to being a Premiership club.


It’s definitely not too late to grab your membership, Maralyn and Josh Munting will be at the game on Saturday and the Den after training tonight for those interested in signing up. Otherwise please feel free to give Maralyn (0490 818 798) or Josh (0458 015 332) a call to arrange.

You can of course, purchase your membership online also at www.hobartfc.com.au.