Tiger Talk


We are pleased to offer that:

All new Adult Members ($30), or greater, purchased between now (Fri July 20) and the home game against Lindisfarne on August 11, will include your very own Hobart Football Club bar mat free of charge (note: this doesn’t include postage).

Give us a call to arrange – or head online to purchase (www.hobartfc.com.au/shop)

Maralyn (0428 547 544) or Josh (0458 015 332)

A football club is only as good as the people which form a part of it. In 2018 the Hobart Football Club set an ambitious goal to have 500 members. We currently sit at 342 members. But there is still time for us to get to our target. With memberships starting at just $10, it’s not too late to show your support for the Hobart Football Club.

The Week Gone:

After a week off for most of our sides for the Representative Game we are back for important clashes with Claremont (and the women against New Norfolk on Sunday). The Women’s side led their game until half time before going down to The Port 6.1.37 to 1.6.12. It was Hobart’s turn to host the gala day at New Town Oval.

Whilst the Representative Game saw a disappointing result for the league the HFC congratulates its players including Mark Cripps, Will Stadler and Jamie Woolley in the Under 18s. Of course our Under 18s Coach Nathan Hartnett led the side as Coach. The Seniors saw Liam Azzopardi co-captaining, and Callam Woodward, Josh Spriggs and James Pulford all representing their competition. Congratulations to all involved who represented the HFC and SFL proudly.

The Masters played in Sunday thriller at Kingston Beach oval with the final scores tied at 3.5 apiece for a draw with the Sorell Eagles. Superstar Centre Half Forward Paul Banks couldn’t manage a goal, but the Pigskins at least took away two points from the game.

The Week Coming:

A few testing clashes this week, with the Club’s annual Black & Gold Ball taking place on Saturday Night at the Hobart Function Centre from 7pm (no door sales sorry). We look forward to providing some photos from the occasion next week!

Saturday 21 July 2018

  • Seniors – 2pm v Claremont at Abbotsfield Park
  • Reserves – 12pm v Claremont at Abbotsfield Park
  • U18s – 10am v Claremont at Abbotsfield Park

Sunday 22 July 2018

  • Masters – week off
  • Womens – 1.30pm v New Norfolk at University Oval

Upcoming Events:

A Throwback to the 90s (Remembering 1997 to 1999) – Part Two

Unfortunately, we haven’t yet managed to put together our piece on the remarkable 1999 season, following on from last week’s part one. We will provide the final installment next week.

For this week however, we’ve included a picture showing Hobart’s senior team celebrating at the final siren after registering its first victory in the Southern Football League on Saturday, 9th May 1998.

(Caption from Justin Harvey) Andrew McKellar (behind G. Bailey right shoulder), Graeme Bailey, Jeff Walter (unsure behind J Walter right shoulder, possibly Dale Clifford), Brendan Free, Chad Freeman, Ben Hughes, Marky, Tristan Banks (unsure top of head behind Ben and Tristan), Simon Free (just visible on Noel’s right), Noel Gray, unsure of two over Noel’s left shoulder, John Midson, Ray O’Rourke, Justin Harvey (top), Andrew Lowe, Trent Harvey, Sean Butterworth, Nick Midson

This broke a 25 match losing streak stretching back to 17th August 1996 in the TFL Statewide League, by defeating Lindisfarne by 114 points at the TCA Ground. It was also the club’s first win at the TCA Ground since 22nd June 1996 when it beat South Launceston in an ABC televised match.
In the front is former president Noel Gray Jr, coach Ray “Chook” O’Rourke beside him in the brown jacket, Life Member Graeme “Cazza” Bailey is the runner in the green shirt on the left, all surrounded by jubilant players.

SFL – Round 5: (Saturday, 9th May 1998)
Hobart: 5.6 (36) | 11.10 (76) | 15.22 (112) | 21.31 (157)
Lindisfarne: 1.1 (7) | 3.2 (20) | 5.5 (35) | 6.7 (43)

(Reserves): Hobart 8.11 (59) d Lindisfarne 7.6 (48)
(Colts): Hobart 12.10 (82) d Lindisfarne 5.3 (33)
Attendance: 290 at TCA Ground.

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Facebook Page

Our Club’s Facebook page has now hit the 2,000 likes milestone. Thanks to everyone who regularly engages with it, a reminder if you haven’t already head on to Facebook and search for Hobart Football Club and give us a ‘like’ to keep up to date. Or go to www.facebook.com/hobartfc