Glenorchy District Football Club - The Magpies

Coming from an amazing game the week before the girls went into Sunday’s game with nothing to lose and everything to gain. Playing Clarence at North Hobart oval, the winner of this game would go onto play Burnie in the Grand final.

Clarence started out strong kicking 2.5 in the first quarter to Glenorchy’s 0.2. The Glenorchy girls fought back in the second quarter and although they had a lot of the play they struggled to convert and went into half time 19 points down.  It didn’t get better in the third quarter with Clarence scoring 5 unanswered goals. The girls would not give up though and in the last quarter continued on to score 3 goals to Clarence’s 1.  The final score saw Clarence win by 38 points.

Goal Kickers: N. Lynch 2, K. Rattenbury, K. Dransfield  

Best Players: B. Keep, L. Pettit, R. Grace, A. Kelly, A. Smith, J. Meyer

Congratulations to all the girls for not giving up and finishing in the Tasmanian Women’s League, 3rd in the state.  It was a great start for the Women’s first season at Glenorchy Football Club. The whole team and its supporters want to thank Luci-Anne Ottaway who, as effective of the end of this season has resigned as the women’s coach. Luci-Anne, or LA as she is known to the girls will be sorely missed. We thank LA for all her dedication, support and skill, and hope to see her around the club in the future.

Additionally, there are many people behind the scenes that have helped the team grow. Lena Dadson, the team manager who puts so much time, money and effort into the girls, feeding them soup and managing the paperwork, the team couldn't play without her hard work. Greg Grubb who although didn't finish the season with the girls, assisted LA and supported the team with his football knowledge and dedication. Dale Dadson, who was never far away and although it was not always obvious he provided great support to Lena and the greater team.

The ‘Grubb boys’, Sam who was our runner in pink, always supporting the girls and delivering the coaches messages and Aaron, a senior Glenorchy player who helped where he could. The interchange coach, Lee Tulip, sidelined by injury, Lee played part of Glenorchy v Lauderdale but found her own on the sidelines making sure our interchange worked smoothly. A deep thanks to Dennis, Peta and all of the club trainers for patching us up and helping with our recovery, your knowledge and professionalism has been greatly appreciated. Our water runners, Sammy, Gabby, Lisa and all those that donned the fluro orange, each task is important and we are thankful that you were there to keep us hydrated. Thank you to ‘the regulars’, the partners, the player sponsors and those that see and support the growing potential and popularity that women’s football has. A vital thank you to The Glenorchy Women’s team sponsors, Warren Ross Tax Accountant and the Talbot Hotel. Without supporters like these the Women’s team would not be able to be the team it is.

Lastly, a big thank you to the girls, the passion of the captain, Sandy Eaton, the dedication of the vice captains, Gemma Allan and Sarah Davis, the wise words from the leadership group and the fun and friendship of each and every player.

Good luck Glenorchy Women’s Team in 2015, it will be an adventure!

Luci-Anne Ottaway
GDFC Women’s Coach

Well another year done and dusted and unfortunately we couldn’t quite make it to the main event.   The Under 18’s boys had an up and down year but we managed to play some great football at times throughout the season.It would have been great to progress into the Grand Final, but as we know success is not always measured by winning; having said that I cannot question the boy’s attitude during the finals series as they all had a crack and gave there all.

We had all 4 teams represented in the finals series (seniors, Development, U18’s and women’s) a credit to the club on this achievement.We have some good numbers on the track all year, with registrations totalling 31 players.Most games we went in with the maximum allowed of 24 players, credit must go to the player’s dedication, and training staff getting the boys up week after week.

The Junior Club has fielded teams in the STJFL during 2014season. All together there were over 250 players enjoying the experience of Aussie Rules. Teams range from Under 8 to Under 18 age groups, with 2 teams in the under 8 age group. All up, 11 teams plus an Auskick group.

The 2014 season has been challenging to say the least. We still struggle to provide support for the young players coming through our system. But at the same time we appreciate the assistance, of committee and coaches and parents who give up their time to support the junior club. Thank you, to all of you, for your patience and persistence. The STJFL and Club policy of “Play by the Rules” is still uppermost in our aims as we endeavour to try to make the environment enjoyable for everybody, players, spectators and umpires alike.

If there are cases of bullying and racial vilification, these are issues we would like to stamp out as soon as they arise. Please let us know of anything that may cause concern to parents or children participating with our club. Simple mediation is the easiest way to fix these things before they become a large issue.

The Junior and Senior Clubs have worked together to try to improve facilities for training and game days. We have had some work done at Cosgrove to maintain the oval.

The standard of the football displayed by all teams was very good. The Under 14s played finals again this season, as well as the Under 18s.

There is a need to find more volunteers to assist us, both on committee and on game days. If you can give us some of your time it would be most appreciated and it is rewarding to see the enjoyment the kids get out of football in a good environment.

Once again, “thank you” to the committee and volunteers who have assisted this season. There are far too many to mention here and I might miss someone. We are always on the lookout for Coaches and mentors to help guide these young men through life, so please contact the club if you can assist. Hope to see you all back next season. Stay safe and well.

Steve Maxwell

The Community and all Glenorchy District Football Club members are looking forward to the completion of the new Clubrooms that are taking shape at King George V (KGV) Oval on the site of the rooms s constructed by the Club in 1968. The project will deliver new Clubrooms for the Club that will include a new magpies bar, legends family lounge, new kiosk, wet area, café, two change-rooms, commercial kitchen, 250 seat function room, board room, coaches box, offices, utility storage space and large administration area for the Club and allied community sports groups. The project will be completed by January 2016 and includes two other major tenants in the three story building. These are allied health provider REVIVE that will also most likely have a hydrotherapy pool as part of its state of the art 10 office and large rehabilitation gymnasium operations. Revive will be located on the ground floor. The third tenant will be the Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) that will be housed on the third floor from which it will operate a range of its services for the northern suburbs and southern Tasmania.

The project will provide Glenorchy with the best Football, community and allied sports facility in regional Australia. The Glenorchy Football Club is on the Project Control Group with the Council and representatives from the Federal Government who are funding the project. Project administrator is the Glenorchy City council, the builder is Macquarie builders and the architects are JAWS of Hobart. Regular updates are provided to members through the GDFC newsletter and this site will also be updated to reveal progress.

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