Finals Week 2 Wrap
For those of you who missed the great day out on Saturday you do not realise what an event it was. Abbotsfield Park saw our under 18’s line up against Southern Storm to decide who received a direct entry to the 2017 Grand Final at North Hobart Oval on Saturday 16th September. The game was skillfull, hard but very fair. At half time it was anyone’s guess who could run out the victor of this game and the commencement of the third quarter suggested Southern Storm would be the victor. The boys were against the wall but to their credit regrouped and by three quarter time held a marginal lead. The final quarter was exciting as our cubs threw everything at Southern Storm and were eventual victors by 24 points.
The reserves game was between Hobart and Claremont with the victor proceeding to the preliminary final at North Hobart on Saturday 9th of September. Hobart have not beaten Claremont this season in the reserves but were inspired by some derogatory comments that Claremont recently printed. From the first bounce our boys were hard at the ball giving no easy possesions to the Claremont team and also showed they were not interested in biffo but rather they came to play the game. By half time Hobart led by 15 points and even with a good display in the third term the margin had decreased to eleven points. The last quarter belong to the Tigers as we harassed, backed one another up and went on to be 24 point victors. It has been a long time since we witnessed such a team effort that was given for 4 quarters and the win was well deserved. It was all about respect, and we earned Claremont’s on Saturday.
This week the Under 18s have the week off with the Reserves doing battle with Lindisfarne in the Preliminary Final at 12.45pm at North Hobart Oval.
Recently one of our club faithful highlighted to the board the plight of a lovely girl named Mia. Mia was born with a cleff palate and has no muscles above this area that would assist her to speak. Mia attends St Giles for assistance but she does not fall in the NDIS assistance scheme hence receives no government help. Mia needed help to communicate with the world and Hobart Football Club were pleased to get involved. We ran a gate raffle at the last home game of 2017, knocked on a few doors and harassed one or two of our wonderful sponsors to the point that we were able to present Mia and her family with a new computer (that is almost bullet proof for a small child) and all the software that will assist Mia’s development. HFC would like to give special thanks to The Good Guys and TCM for their support of Mia. She is photographed with her instructor Natalie during a learning session.