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.

General Manager, Duncan Warburton is the club’s Member Protection Information Officer and can be contacted by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 6272 9593.

New Town/Glenorchy Past Players and Officials Association

100 Centennary Champions 
Hall of Fame Induction

The New Town and Glenorchy Past Players and Officials Association are holding a very unique event that every past player should make an effort to attend on Friday, 15 November 2019 in the Jack Rough Function Room from 6.30pm.

100 Centenary Champions :
The event will bring together the club's young and old to honour  the respective achievements and contributions set in stone by our past and present players. From the oldest living Past Player who started his football career in 1948 to the modern era of players, will jointly celebrate 100 years of fluctuating seasons.
In excess of 250 nominations have been received from twenty prominent past players, coaches and officials who participated in the nomination process that covered the period 1945 to 2018. Players nominated from the pre 2nd World War era (1919-1941) were selected from club archival profiles and presented as part of the process.

No doubt the final 100 Centenary Champion list will include a few surprises that may cause some conjecture,  however, that’s the norm with these type of concepts.

The final 100 will be presented on the night of the 15th November, with each to receive a framed Centenary Certificate, while their name will be etched on an appropriate honour board for prosperity and unveiled by new Association President, Greg Saunders.

Master of Ceremonies:
Well known Tasmanian actor and entertainer, John X will host the evening and will be joined by his crooning colleagues during the night for a must-see performance!                                        

Hall of Fame:
The induction to the Club’s Hall of Fame for Modern Day Champion, Jay Bowden will be one of the most memorable in recent history…. truly is a special occasion!

Jaye has cemented an incredible record by winning six ‘Banjo’ Patterson Best & Fairest awards. A record that stood for 60 years, jointly held by pre-war great, Eric Hanlon sen. and 1950’s sensation, Neil Conlan of four awards apiece.
No Door Sales - only 200 tickets - don't miss out!
Cost is $70pp and includes a wonderful carvery by Waji Food
Tickets can be purchased via direct debit:
BSB   :   067 101               
A/C No.  :  2801 3675                       
A/C Name   : Past Players

or from:

Ace De Jersey - 0457 799 241
Graham Kelly - 0400 212 805
Robert Postma - 0418 314 710
Stan Walker - 0429 811 968
Bob O'Toole - 6272 1701


Club Stalwart Barry Hassett (pictured with his wife, Sue) was recognised last year as Tasmanian Football's 'Volunteer of the Year” at a gala event at Wrest Point.
The award was hotly contested with many worthy volunteers nominated from leagues and teams throughout Tasmania, but it was 'Our Baz' who was adjudged the winner.
Barry's prize is a very generous 2019 AFL Grand Final package for 2 people provided by AFL Tasmania which he will be enjoying this weekend with his lovely (and very understanding) wife, Sue.  The experience includes 3 days in Melbourne attending many Grand Final events including the traditional Friday parade and premium seats at the big game. 
Barry Hassett is an institution at Anfield Street, and many describe him as the 'heart and soul' of the Glenorchy District Football Club.  He has been involved at the club for well over 50 years in many capacities including Director, Team Manager and property steward to name a few.   His commitment and love of the 'Mighty Magpies' is unparalleled and it would be hard to find a more dedicated football volunteer in Australia.
The Club acknowledges this wonderful initiative of AFL Tasmania to recognise and reward volunteers and their families who are the lifeblood of all football clubs.
On behalf of the Club, past and present,  Barry and Sue, thanks for your support, commitment and tireless involvement with the Club. Enjoy this reward and recognition as a  token of the esteem the Football community and the Glenorchy District Football Club hold for your amazing contributions.


 Best Wishes,
John McCann

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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

Glenorchy District Football Club

Inclusion and Respect Policy – 2019

Ben Atkin trophy

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:

Click here to reserve your place alongside Magpie royalty 

"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.

Jaye v Clarence R3

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;

2019 is a great and historic year for our proud club.  I look forward to seeing you to help us celebrate.

Duncan Warburton
General Manager


Glenorchy Gazette February 7, 2019

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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

    this risk.

  • 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”

  1. By adding the words “or its appointed sub-committee” after the last reference in the paragraph to Board of Management in the fourth line of Part 7 Misconduct of Members, Rule 39 (1).
  2. By adding the words “Following the sub-committees report” at the beginning of the sentence in the first line of Part 7 Misconduct of Members, Rule 39 (3).
  3. That the words “Club Licences” be replaced with “General Licences” in the second line of Part 8 Miscellaneous Provisions, Rule 43, Guidelines – Liquor Licencing Act.
  4. By adding the words “and Lounge” after the reference to Part 8 Miscellaneous Provisions Rule 45.
  5. That the words “Club Licenses” be replaced with “General Licenses” in the second line of Part 8 Miscellaneous Provisions Rule 45 (1).
  6. That the whole paragraph be removed in Part 8 Miscellaneous Provisions Rule 45 (2).
  7. That the whole paragraph be removed in Part 8 Miscellaneous Provisions Rule 45 (4).
  8. By adding the words “male” after the word “Any” in the first line of Rule 31 Life Members (2)
  9. By adding a new rule, classified as (3) with the wording “Any female player who has played one hundred (100) games with the Senior Women’s Team of the Club shall automatically become a Player Life Member in Rule 31 Life Members.
  10. That paragraph (3) under Rule 31 now becomes paragraph (4) with the addition of the above new paragraph.


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.

Warren Ross
Public Officer


Attention Magpie Fans!!

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.

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