Glenorchy District Football Club - The Magpies

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The good news continues at KGV with Brayden Webb, the club’s second-longest serving captain in 100 years of football, signing on to remain a Magpie for the next two seasons.

Webb’s list of achievements is legendary – premiership captain, Roy Cazaly Medallist for club best and fairest, Lefroy Medallist for best on ground for Tasmania, four-time TSL Team of the Year member – including three times as captain – and six seasons as skipper of Glenorchy. 

Season 2020 has already made a promising start in Magpie land, with club legend Josh Arnold re-signing to take care of what he calls “unfinished business”.

The 27-year-old stepped up brilliantly in the Centennial Season in the absence of injured leaders like Brayden Webb, Daniel Joseph and Harrison Gunther, highlighting just how valuable the unfashionable backman is to the club.

Glenorchy's Centennial Season has come to an end, overwhelmed in the 1st Semi-Final by an impressive Launceston outfit in the KGV mud on Saturday.

Backing up from their brutal qualifying final the previous week, the Magpies resembled the walking wounded and couldn't keep pace with the Blues, who dominated around the ball and thoroughly earned a place in this Saturday's preliminary final.

Veterans Jaye Bowden and Josh Arnold stood tall on a difficult day to be named best afield for the home side, while teenage defenders Nathan Blowfield and Cam Goodsell were outstanding, belying their youth with composed displays under pressure.

The Glenorchy boys are primed for the club’s first home final in over a decade as they prepare to welcome Launceston to town on Saturday.

*First bounce is at 2.30pm and the winner will face either Lauderdale or North Launceston in next weekend’s preliminary final

The game is now do-or-die for the Magpies after falling agonisingly short in last week’s epic qualifying final against the Southern Bombers.

2019 ARNOLD JOSHCongratulations to Josh Arnold who joins an elite group on Saturday as he chalks up his 200th game for the Glenorchy District Football Club. 

Josh made his debut in 2009 and quickly cemented himself as a consistent, reliable and honest defender.  He was an integral part of the clubs 2016 Senior Premiership, and was awarded Life Membership in 2017. 

Josh becomes only the 19th player in the proud history of the New Town/Glenorchy District Football Club to achieve this milestone and the club wishes him all the best for Saturday.




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