*Photo courtesy of The Mercury
President John McCann has penned a passionate message thanking Jaye Bowden for his incredible contribution to the club, and highlighting plans for the future to make sure his legacy is ongoing:
“The Bowden name has long been associated with the Glenorchy District Football Club and although Jaye took on the mantel of that greatly respected name and champion tradition from grandfather Roy, father Michael Bowden (and maternal grandfather Norm Handley) at KGV, he did it in his own way.
*Pic by Solstice Digital + Photography
After 243 games and 547 goals as a Magpie, one of Glenorchy’s greatest, Jaye Bowden, is calling time on his illustrious state league career.
Bowden arrived at KGV from Brighton juniors as a 15 year-old, and debuted in the senior team as a defender in 2006 aged 17.
Of course, he would go on to make his name as a damaging midfielder and prolific goal-kicker, becoming just the second Glenorchy player – after Peter Hudson – to kick 500 career goals in Round 3 last season, when he booted six goals in a 62-point win over Clarence at Bellerive.
Not once, but twice. That's how many times the TSLW RSEA Magpies have now downed powerhouse Launceston in the shortened 2020 season.
The Blues have won their other five games by a combined 178 points, including a 29-point shutdown of premiers Clarence, but haven't had the answers for the Pies.
*Pic by Solstice Digital & Photography
The Glenorchy RSEA Magpies made it three wins from their past four games with a start-to-finish shutdown of arch-rivals Clarence on Saturday.
It was a statement team performance, with 15 Pies players collecting 10 or more possessions and 20 players laying at least one tackle.
While footy has now taken the spotlight, the Northern Heartland Community Project continues behind the scenes.
In term 3, we have formed a partnership with New Town High School, where students accompany our club coach Paul Kennedy to the Foodbank to gain valuable life experience.
Nathanael Jeanneret has put together this fantastic modern story of the Glenorchy District Football Club story, telling the tale of why securing our future is so important. Have a read, enjoy the pics from across the generations and if the story resonates, please consider becoming a member.