Glenorchy District Football Club - The Magpies

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 Wednesday 29 January 2020.


  1. To confirm the minutes of the last Annual General Meeting held on the 29 January 2019
  2. The adoption of the Financial Statements for the period ended 31st October 2019
  3. Declaration of Office Bearers for the following positions:
    - Eight (8) Directors (four 2-year positions and four 1-year positions)
    Nominations for the above positions must be in writing signed by two (2) financial member 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 Wednesday, 22 January 2019.
  4. Appointment of Auditor for the ensuing year.
  5. Adoption of the GDJFC special resolution passed at their AGM on 22/11/2019;
    1. That th GDJFC is deregistering as an incorporated Association.
    2. To become a sub-committee of the Glenorchy District Football Club.
  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

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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.


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.  





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