Tassie footy in the context of community, people, life

The football situation in Tasmania reminded me of this brilliant song and film clip from David Bridie.

This is footy in the context of community, of life.

The town is Ross. The team is the Ross Demons.

We featured this song a couple of years ago and got a terrific response from a favourite Tassie son – Craig Davis. After you’ve listened to the song CLICK HERE to get Craig’s response. He relates very strongly to Ross and its people.




Read Liahm O’Brien’s piece on the state of footy in NW Tasmania.

And David Wilson on the juxtaposition of AFLX with Burnie – and a few questions this raises

About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and footyalmanac.com.au. He has written columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears (appeared?) on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three school-age kids - Theo, Anna, Evie. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst four. His ambition was to lunch for Australia but it clashed with his other ambition - to shoot his age.


  1. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    I wrote this a few months back. I didn’t have much of an appreciation of Tassie footy before this.


  2. Peter Warrington says

    The spirit of Robbie McGhie, and a million blokes in the bush.

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