Known by all the Glenorchy regulars and generations of players long-time supporter Tom Klug (father of Club champion John) was honoured by a plaque unveiling at KGV.
Tom has been attending Club games since he was a child and has rarely missed a fixture. Tom started following the Pies at the age of 11 prior to World War II. On Saturday at the Grand Final Replay a family gathering saw Tom unveil the plaque on the Anfield Street stand where he has stood and been a regular feature of the game day landscape for around 70 seasons. This has now been recognised.
Tom was thrilled with the plaque and the surprise of having a large section of his family present at KGV. The Club was represented at the unveiling by President John McCann, Senior Coach Aaron Cornelius, Club Captain Braydon Webb and Vice-Captain and 150 game milestone player Josh Arnold. We hope you witness many more Magpie victories at KGV Tom.
This week is national volunteers week and it is great to see the AFL have recognised how the TSL heavily depends on volunteers to operate successfully. At this time the board and staff of the club would like to acknowledge the volunteers from bingo football mens and womens administration catering kiosk function setups, bar, logistics , board and all other volunteers a huge thank you as clubs like ours do not exist or operate as smoothly or have the atmosphere that we do here without volunteers. As we all know that the volunteers of the club just like to see our players do well but you must know that our players are very appreciative of the time and effort with a smile and love for this great club
Our existing work force are doing a tremendous job. With the new facility there is plenty of opportunity for new volunteers to join in with club activates to whatever extent you can provide
Once again we salute the volunteers for the great and tireless work they perform this week especially and throughout the year.
The Board, volunteers and members of the Glenorchy District Football Club are looking forward to the new season as the Club defends the 2016 TSL senior title and settles into the first full season in the new Club facility at KGV. While parts of the building are still being fitted out the focus now is making sure all operating systems are up for the Club to operate successful and to fit out the building so over the year it is transformed from a new site into Clubrooms with memorabilia and Club trophies and wares being put back on display.
The Club will have four teams playing in 2017. Seniors, Development League, Womens TSWL Premier League and the U/18's. We wish all four teams and support staff a successful year. Moving into the new building has brought the Senior Club, Junior Club and Past Players group closer and we look forward to several joint events and alignment of personnel and resources this year to make the Club even stronger.
We hope to see memberships and sponsorships grow this year and encourage all Magpie fans to get down to KGV and get involved with your Club this season. For information on the Club and events will be posted on this website, or register for the newsletter or call the Club on 0362729593.
Go Pies in 2017
Season 2016 for GDFC
On behalf of the Board, Members Sponsors and Supporters, I would like to congratulate Senior club Coach Aaron Cornelius and his coaching panel including Michael Styles, Tim Green, Leigh Muir and Nathan Longman and the football department for overseeing the successful completion of the home and away season as minor premiers in the Seniors and Development League (DL). This outcome although not being appropriately acknowledged with a KGV home final, sends a strong message to our September rivals that the GDFC Magpies of 2016 are building to be the best. We acknowledge the commitment of the players and congratulate them on reaching the finals.
Part of this year’s Club success has been the consistent performance of our Development League team under the guidance of Clinton French, Nathan Longman and the DL support staff. Their capability and competitive spirit have provided depth and support for the Senior side.
GDFC is also playing finals in the Under 18’s and the Women’s League. We congratulate Bryan Free and Graham Bennetts (U/18’s) and Jamie and Craig Grace (WL) the respective support staff and the players for such a strong season, which is a great statement about the strength of the Club at the moment and the future.
There will be many chances for supporters to get behind the GDFC teams over the finals including taking out a 2016/17 membership. Purchasing Club merchandise and clothing is a great way to make sure the GDFC Magpie Army is noticed wherever we play. There are also plenty of Club events listed over the next few months that can be viewed on the Club website www:glenorchymagpies.org.au
In an exciting year on field for the Club it is also worth noting our new KGV Club-rooms are now completed and will be officially opened shortly having already hosted the Black and White Ball and 2016 GDFC Past Players dinner. The Board is working closely with the Glenorchy City Council to work through the broad range of matters associated with the finalisation of the development. Congratulations must go to all parties involved. This is the biggest and most complex single project undertaken by the Club. My congratulations to all concerned
We also acknowledge and thank our long time naming rights sponsor Tony McCulloch and his team at GET REAL, major sponsors Cascade Draught, 9/11 and Warren Ross Accounting and our important and hard working volunteers and support staff.
Again best wishes to all our teams in the finals We hope the players, football staff, supporters and families enjoy the finals and get behind the 4 senior GDFC teams representing the Club and help them bring the prizes home. There are several events coming up, so check the website, notices in the Magpie Bar, Facebook and newsletter for details of events in September and October.
“Magpies always flock together”