riley scott 2022The Glenorchy District Football Club is pleased to announce a key appointment to the coaching role of our mighty SFLW team for the 2022 season. Following a thorough selection process…. welcome to the nest, Scott Riley.

Scott’s passion and enthusiasm for the game is evident immediately when you speak with him. He has a strong coaching background and particularly understands the dynamic of women’s football.

GDFC members, sponsors, and supporters, 

All aboard for destination 2022 and beyond! 

The Glenorchy District Football Club is pleased to announce two key appointments to the senior coaching structure for the 2022 season following a thorough selection process. 

  • Aaron Cornelius - the GDFC 2016 Premiership Coach, has been appointed to the role of Senior Coach
  • Josh Arnold - a decorated playing life member of the Club, will take up the role of playing Senior Assistant Coach

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The Senior Women's season came to a fantastic end with winning the State Premiership on September 19, after a year of challenges.

The season’s last few weeks were full of excitement & expectation, but certainly more emotion, pain & plain hard work than anyone could have imagined.

award winners 2021

 

Our 2021 Men and Women Award winners

Men Seniors Best & Fairest - Ben Kamaric
Women Seniors Best & Fairest - Elise Barwick

Elise Barwick v Tigers

Women Seniors

Best & Fairest - Elise Barwick
Best & Fairest Runner Up - Jemma Webster
Best First Year Player - Brooke Barwick / Georgia Clark / Halle Whitehead
Best in Finals - Georgia Clark
Coaches Award - Morgan Wright
Leading Goalkicker - Tiarna Ford
Most Improved - Jemma Hay

Well done to all recipients, well deserved.

Devt team v Nth Launceston

For a little more than two quarters it looked as if the RSEA Magpies development team could produce an upset and advance to the Preliminary Final, but ultimately the depth of North Launceston prevailed.

The Bombers, who entered the first week of finals with a full list to choose from, started strongly at Invermay Park, and a late burst before quarter-time gave them a 26-point edge at the first break.

The Glenorchy boys weren't about to lie down, however, a stunning second quarter seeing them control territory throughout the term and boot 4 goals to 1 as Josh Whitford, Cooper Meredith, Jake Roberts and Braidy Simpson took control around the midfield, and Bayley Bester, Jude Saavedra and Matthew Joseph came to life up forward. 

Jemma Webster v Clarence

The RSEA Magpies produced a performance for the ages to thrash Clarence by 67 points and storm into the SFLW grand final at North Hobart Oval next weekend.

It has been a challenging year for our women's team after the AFL decided not to offer Tasmania's best female players a state league to play in, but they have made the most of this unfortunate situation and are now poised to make history.

The qualifying final against arch-rivals Clarence was tipped to be a tight affair - the previous encounter at KGV was won by the Pies in the final minutes - but the Glenorchy girls produced a performance for the ages. 

Jude Saaverdra celebrates


After going through season 2020 without recording a win, the RSEA Magpie youngsters have completed an incredible rebound, winning nine games to claim fourth place on the development league ladder.

That achievement now sees them travel to Invermay Park this Saturday to take on North Launceston at 10am for a place in the Preliminary Final.

The achievement is made all the more remarkable by the fact the club's injury curse resulted in 68 different players representing the development team in 2021. 

Mackie Sutcliffe

Last Saturday our RSEA Magpie women’s team played their final roster match of the season against North Hobart with the opportunity to go through the season undefeated.

This fact was not lost on the North Hobart girls as they produced their best and pushed our girls all the way to the final siren. Magpie tenacity prevailed and we came away with a truly gritty win, booting the final two goals after being headed in the final term. 

Ben Kamaric
*Pic by Chris Rules

Turnovers were the tale of the day as Glenorchy gifted Launceston 14 goals from unforced skills errors at Windsor Park last Saturday, overshadowing an outstanding Ben Kamaric performance. 

Perri King AFLW Draft

Emerging superstar Perri King has become the first-ever Glenorchy Magpie drafted into the AFLW after being selected by North Melbourne on Tuesday night.

King, a New Norfolk product, burst onto the TSLW stage with the RSEA Magpies as a 15-year-old in 2019, being named in the best players three times in her 10 outings in the black and white.

Then she made talent scouts around the country take notice in 2020 - as her incredible pressure game stood out at senior level - including being named Glenorchy's second best player in the grand final at UTAS Stadium. 

Adam Roberts v Clarence
*Pic by Chris Rules

The RSEA Magpies welcomed back some experienced faces last Saturday and almost toppled the high-flying Clarence Roos in a high-quality contest at KGV.

After Josh Arnold and Chris Howard had returned to the line-up in the previous two weeks, Brayden Webb, Matt Dilger, Cam Goodsell and Darrean Wyatt further bolstered the Pies as they look to finish the season on a high. 

Pidge Heritage

Brayden Webb is back for this Saturday's huge clash between Glenorchy and Clarence at KGV. 

King Skinner

Two of the RSEA Magpies' brightest stars - Sarah Skinner and Perri King - are closing in on the 2021 AFLW Draft with both in contention to be picked up.

Josh Arnold v Lauderdale
*Pic by Chris Rules

Strong games by returnees Josh Arnold and Chris Howard were amongst the few football-related positives on a disappointing day at Skybus Oval, where Lauderdale marked their fundraiser for Ryan Wiggins with an outstanding performance.

With long-time Bombers stalwart Wiggins in hospital in Melbourne after a tragic accident, and his family facing significant costs, the day raised well over $20,000, showing the strength of the club and the football community in supporting one of their own. 

Lauderdale president Julie Kay thanked Glenorchy supporters for their generosity, and our club has high praise for the way the Bombers have rallied around Ryan and his family.  

Chris Howard

*Pic by Chris Rules

Emerging big man Chris Howard returns for just his fourth game of football in the past two seasons this Saturday, and the RSEA Magpies are sure glad to have him back.

The game at Lauderdale at 2pm shapes as a big one for a number of reasons, most notably as a fundraiser for Lauderdale champion Ryan Wiggins, who suffered significant spinal injuries a fortnight ago.

The Glenorchy District Football Club encourages all club members and supporters to support Ryan and his family if possible via their GoFundMe page.

Jemma Webster v Tigers
* Pic by Chris Rules

Our women's team moved to 11-0 in season 2021 after a 56-point win over the Kingborough Tigers at KGV last Saturday, their defence perfect as they held the Tigers scoreless. That was their seventh straight win in the SFLW competition. 

Kamaric v Nth Launceston
*Pic by Chris Rules

The RSEA Magpies seniors were outplayed by a classy North Launceston outfit at KGV last Saturday, while the development league downed the Bombers to move into equal third place. 

Mackie Sutcliffe

The RSEA Magpies have moved to 10-0 after an impressive win over the South East Suns at Sorell last Friday night, their sixth win on the trot in the SFLW competition. 

Adam Roberts v Nth Hobart

The Glenorchy RSEA Magpies have celebrated three wins on the one day for the first time in almost two years after a trio of terrific triumphs at North Hobart Oval last week.

The senior side were almost impeccable across the opening three quarters - having 41 inside 50s to just 19 for North Hobart - with only some poor conversion in front of goal preventing them leading by much more than 43 points. 

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