The Glenorchy District Football Club is committing to creating a safe, fair and inclusive sporting and social environment. It seeks to prevent all forms of harassment, discrimination and abuse to promote positive behaviour and values.
Member Protection Information Officers are trained to be the first point of contact for any person considering making a complaint. They provide confidential, impartial and timely information and support. They act as a sounding board and provide information about complaint resolution options available to address the individual’s concerns.
In recent months The Executive has been reduced to only five members following the resignation of our most recent President, Barry Connolly. Barry has accepted an invitation from Club President, John McCann, to join the GDFC Board while Leon Carr and Ray Careless also decided to commit more of their time in assisting the club on a general basis.
During their time these former members were a valuable part of our Association and we wish them well in their new roles with the Club.
Fortunately, we had only the last home game functions to conduct which allowed us to operate without any concerns. It also allowed us the opportunity to review our membership of both former and current members in an endeavour to at least fill the position of President.
Following a recent meeting with a prospective candidate, we are pleased to advise he was only too willing (despite a little arm twisting) to accept the role. It is our pleasure to confirm former player, Greg “Sheepy” Saunders is now our Association President and looks forward to continuing the good work done by his predecessor.
As a former President of Rotary Claremont, current committee member of Ronald McDonald House and prior to retirement was employed by Australia Post for 45 years which should prove beneficial for him in his new and exciting role as our President.
Thank you to all who entered the GDFC Centennial Raffle.
Congratulations to the following lucky winners:
1st Prize - Kathy Sutton
2nd Prize - Margaret Unwin
3rd Prize - David Brazendale
4th Prize - Greg McDougall
Our next Glenorchy 'Legend of the Century' is one of the best midfielders Tasmania has ever produced, Ben 'Bucket' Atkin.
A 1999 premiership star, William Leitch Medalist and 3-time Cazaly Medalist, Ben was also a star for the Tasmanian Devils when they were a force to be reckoned with in the VFL.
Bucket's message to all Glenorchy fans is get to the Centennial Dinner and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of 100 years:
"I just can't wait to come along to the dinner and catch up with all the people I was lucky enough to play with and just reminisce," he said.
Our next legend of the century is Jaye Bowden, who last weekend joined Peter Hudson in Glenorchy's exclusive 500-goal club with a six-goal haul against Clarence.
We caught up with Jaye before the game to catch his thoughts about the milestone, his career at KGV and his club's 100-year celebration.
The Glenorchy District Football Club celebrates 100 wonderful years in 2019 and we invite you to join us for 2 very special events on our Centennial weekend.
On Friday 31 May, enjoy the best seat in the house as Glenorchy host arch-rival Clarence under lights in our 'Centennial Game'. Members of the 1999 TSL premiership team will be in attendance along with special guests. Price is $40 per person, or a table of 10 for $300 and includes a ‘pub-style’ meal from Waji Food, game viewing from the magnificent Jack Rough Room and ground entry. The function starts at 6.00pm, with the GDFC Women’s team playing Clarence at 5.30pm with the big game between Glenorchy and Clarence starting at 7.30pm.
Saturday morning our Development League kick off against Clarence at 11.30, while our Under 18s play at 9.30am. Kiosk will be open along with the Magpie Bar.
On Saturday evening, 1 June the celebrations continue with our Centennial Dinner at Wrest Point Casino. Club legends, live entertainment, wonderful memories and guests such as Peter Hudson, Rodney Eade and many more. Cost is $155 (inc GST) for Adults, $130 for GDFC Members, $110 for GDFC Concession Members and $1350 for a table of 10.
Sunday, 2 June will be a final chance to catch up with members, supporters and friends with a family day at KGV.
Bookings can be made online via the following link; https://www.trybooking.com/BBBTZ
2019 is a great and historic year for our proud club. I look forward to seeing you to help us celebrate.
Glenorchy Gazette February 7, 2019
FRESHLY shined, polished and looking brand new.
With a little dedication and elbow grease, the Glenorchy District Football Club (GDFC) has restored the legendary RH ‘Banjo Patterson’ trophy to its former glory, much to the appreciation of the club community.
GDFC general manager Duncan Warburton said the trophy restoration was long overdue.
“Unfortunately, over the years the trophy fell into disrepair and wasn’t looked after the way it should have been,” he said.
“Luckily, the New Town/Glenorchy Past Players and Officials Association took it upon itself to restore the trophy to its former glory.
“This process was spearheaded by Past Players and Officials Association historian Graham Kelly, with the assistance of Stan Walker.
“It involved removing dents and stains on the trophy and repolishing it and Graham and Stan were instrumental to the process.”
The Banjo Patterson trophy is a GDFC icon, bought to life from former New Town Football Club player Banjo Patterson.
Mr Warburton said when Mr Patterson retired, he joined the New Town Football Club committee.
“Mr Patterson wanted to have a trophy made that could be presented to the best and fairest player each year,” he said.
Mr Warburton said Mr Patterson funded the trophy himself on the condition that it be named after him.
“The trophy was passed by the board and first awarded in 1928 to Eric Huxtable,” he said.
Over the years, the trophy has been awarded to notable players such as Peter Hudson in 1978, 1976 and 1979, Neil Conlan in 1955, 1956, 1957 and 1958 and, more recently, Daniel Joseph in 2018.
Current player Jaye Bowden has been awarded the trophy six times and holds the record for the highest number of best and fairest wins.
Following its restoration, the trophy is being displayed in a trophy case with other GDFC memorabilia at KGV and is open during business hours if members of the public wish to view it.
“It’s one of the most impressive trophies of its kind in Australia and we are excited to share it with our community,” Mr Warburton said.
Caption: GDFC general manager Duncan Warburton with the recently restored RH ‘Banjo Patterson’ trophy.
This Policy outlines our procedures for a balanced and responsible approach to the service, supply, consumption and promotion of alcohol and our requirements regarding smoke-free environments at club games, special events, functions and other club-related activities. It represents our club’s commitment to its members, volunteers and guests, acknowledging the role that sporting clubs and associations play in building strong and healthy communities.
This Policy will also assist our club to:
Ensure adult behaviour is a positive influence on younger players and spectators.
Meet its duty of care in relation to the health and safety of our members, volunteers and guests
who attend any club games, special events, functions and other activities.
Uphold the reputation of our club, our sponsors and partners.
Understand the risks associated with alcohol misuse and smoking and our role in minimising
Comply with liquor licencing and tobacco legislation.
This policy applies to all our members, Board and Committee members, coaches, officials, other volunteers and guests.
“That the constitution be amended as follows”
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Glenorchy District Football Club will be held at the upstairs Jack Rough Room, 1A Anfield Street Glenorchy, at 6.00 pm on Tuesday 29 January 2019.
1. To confirm the minutes of the last Annual General Meeting held on the 24 January 2018
2. The adoption of the Financial Statements for the period ended 31st October 2018
3. Declaration of Office Bearers for the following positions:
(i) President (2 years)
(ii) Secretary/Public Officer (2 years)
(iii) Treasurer (2 years)
(iv) Five (5) Directors (four 2-year positions and one 1-year position)
Nominations for the above positions must be in writing signed by two (2) financial members of the Association and accompanied by the written consent of the nominee. Nomination forms are available from the Club Office and must be lodged with the Public Officer by 5.00pm Tuesday, 22 January 2019.
4. Appointment of Auditor for the ensuing year.
5. Adoption of amendments to the Club Constitution. A copy of which can be obtained either from the club website or from the Public Officer at 1A Anfield Street.
6. Announcement of Life Membership/s.
7. Announcement of Merit Certificate/s.
8. The consideration of any business presented in accordance with the Articles of the Club.
9. Election of Patron.
We are very excited to announce that our exclusive on-line store with Tribal Sport is live and ready to take your orders!
All items displayed on the page are ready to order immediately,
The range and quality of merchandise available will have you looking sharp for our Centennial year, whether you are a supporter, member, player or just love great footy gear!
There will be plenty more items to come, but this is just a taste to get your summer wardrobe sorted!
This exclusive pre-order period runs from now until the 8th of January, 2019.
Be a part of history in 2019!
Get your Centennial Membership!
The Glenorchy Football Club is proud to announce that 2019 Memberships are now available.
We have a very special Adult Membership that includes a limited edition NTFC/GDFC Centennial badge along with a 9 home game pass. There is also a Centennial Family Membership, Concession and a new addition with the Social Family Membership. Great value for families and supporters and includes free entry to our 2 family games at KGV and a GDFC mini-footy!
Click here to purchase your Centennial Memberships online, or they can be purchased at the club offices, Magpie Bar or via direct deposit.