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After being in doubt in 2021, high-level women’s football is alive and well at the Glenorchy RSEA Magpies thanks to the generosity of a group of local businesses, with a trip to Melbourne highlighting an exciting Elite Women’s Program.

“While our women’s team strongly wanted to compete in the TSLW this year, with that competition put into hiatus for 2021, the club needed support to make sure our players were not lost to football or forced interstate without a local aspirational pathway for women,” club CEO Daryl Potter said.

Enter a group of five local businesses - including Temporary Fencing Hire (TFH) and Water Industry Solutions - who have pledged up to $40,000 to cover the cost of the Elite Women's Program, while our club’s naming rights partner RSEA Safety has recommitted as a major sponsor of our women's team in another huge boost.   

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Club legend Danny Ling has signed up as a Heartland Member, and he's asking all Glenorchy football folk to do the same to keep our club strong in challenging times. Here's his message:

Reminder that the AGM is to be held in the Jack Rough Room at 6.30pm on Friday 19th March.

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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 6.30pm on Friday 19th March 2021. 

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The Glenorchy RSEA Magpies are delighted to announce Daryl Potter as the club’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Mr Potter’s appointment comes after a highly-competitive process that drew a number of well-credentialed candidates, and President John McCann is confident the new CEO can help take the club’s business operations to a new level. 

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Dear members,

On behalf of the Board  of the Glenorchy District Football Club - the RSEA Magpies - welcome to 2021.  It has been a busy off season at the club with both bar trade and functions returning to normal trading figures towards the end of 2020. 

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 President John McCann provides an overview of happenings in 2020, and looks ahead to 2021. 

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The Clarence, Glenorchy and Launceston Football Clubs are strongly committed to maintaining high-level women's football in Tasmania.

Following AFL Tasmania's decision to cease operating the Tasmanian State League Women (TSLW), our three clubs are now investigating all options to maintain a high-level women's competition, both on an interim basis for 2021 and a sustainable long-term basis beyond.

Leigh McAdam

A long-time club contributor has been rewarded for a remarkably selfless 2020 with the prestigious Danny Ling Medal as the Glenorchy District Football Club's best clubman.

When the community called out for help during the initial stages of COVID, the club answered emphatically, and Leigh McAdam was an enormous part of that response.

Leigh stepped up to pack food hampers at Foodbank Tasmania, deliver food parcels for the West Moonah Community Centre and then added to his huge contributions by also doing food deliveries for the Migrant Resource Centre, who are located at KGV.

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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. 

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