President John McCann provides an overview of happenings in 2020, and looks ahead to 2021.
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.
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.
*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.
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.
Our members enjoy the following discounts from some of our great partners.
It's on again! We take on our traditional rivals Clarence in the first 2020 instalment of the Bingley-Linton Cup, but this time it's at a new venue.
Glenorchy RSEA Magpies vs Clarence at Richmond Oval, Richmond, 1.30 Saturday 25 July.
Limited tickets available due to COVID restrictions. 100 tickets are available online from 9am Wednesday:
Click here to buy tickets now.
*Pic thanks to Solstice.Digital & Photography
When 1958 meets 2016!
A great story emerged from our Northern Heartland Community Project recently, with 2016 premiership player and now midfield gun James Webb giving up his Saturday afternoon for a great cause.
From president John McCann:
As I am sure many of you have now seen, it has been officially announced that the 2020 TSL and TSLW seasons will go ahead, with a start date slated for Saturday 18 July.