Twelve Months on a Pogo Stick: Part 2

By Bill Walker Summer Sojourn   The summer break is always a challenging time for small footy clubs. The game day business is finished but book balancing is daunting, annual dinner and AGM loom and coaching review and recruitment are pivotal to player recruitment. Every aspect of our club’s administration is undertaken by volunteers. They [Read more]

Rain in Tasmania, but training might still be on

I’d spent two days in Hobart drinking with a mate who has nothing to do with football or the bush, which was great. By the second day, though, I was champing to get back to the mountains and hard work. To the rhythm of small waves from every ute I pass and the chubby clucks [Read more]

Aker-mania comes to town

Aker-mania came to Hobart on the weekend. A ground record crowd of 8,400 turned up see Aker debut for the Glenorchy Magpies at KGV Oval against reigning TFL premiers, Clarence on Saturday evening in the season opener. For the demographically and statistically inclined, that’s around 4% of Hobart’s population or 1.6% of Tassie’s total populace. [Read more]

1946 Marrawah v Richmond Cubs

Extract from ‘The Circular Head Chronicle in 1946. Circular Head is centred around Smithton in north west Tasmania and to the west is Marrawah (pronounced Marra war by the locals) Was this the beginning of a pattern for the Tigers?