CLARENCE HAS VACANCY FOR GENERAL MANAGER
FIRST HOME GAME FOR 2021
Well the season now underway but as usual we can’t get on to Blundstone Arena until the second week in April, so our first home game is Saturday the 17th of April and is against North Launceston.
With COVID 19 still upon us just so you are aware there remain the following mandated Government requirements for conducting our Home games at Blundstone:-
There will be one point of entry and exit for the venue. All patrons, players and officials must enter and exit the venue through the Northern Gate on the corner of Derwent and. Church streets.
Attendance is limited to 1,000 patrons to be seated in designated areas (see hereunder) of Blundstone Arena (excluding players and officials) for Clarence and visiting Football Club.
each person must sign into the ground either using their own ‘Check in Tas’ app, or have a gate marshal sign them into the ‘Check in Tas’ app or using the visitor sign in log which will they can fill in their contact details on;
Some areas of the ground will not be available to patrons with the following spaces only available for patrons to sit in:-
- Members Pavilion - capacity 200
- Clarence Club Social Rooms – capacity 75
- Lower Ricky Ponting Stand – Bays 1 -4 - capacity 600
- North East Stand - 200
The Hill – capacity 200
Only players and officials are permitted to enter the player changerooms;
No patrons are permitted to enter the ground prior to or during the breaks for all games;
Social distancing protocols to be observed at all times
The Club will have ground marshals patrolling the various areas around the ground to ensure patrons comply with all these requirements
Leaving those issues aide for you convenience attached is a table with our home games and the Lunches listed for 2021.
Again this year there are three games with the Under Eighteen’s at 9.30am, the Development League at 11.30am and the Senior game at 2.00pm.
Lunch will commence at 12.30 pm to enable you to be finished in time to get to your seat in the members area for the start of the senior game.
The meal will be a roast with a jacket potato and salad with be some wine provided on your table. The cost of the meal remains at $25.
If you are not a meat eater we can provide a quiche option (but please let us know the type) as the meal choices are limited to the capacity of our volunteer helpers to organize,
If you would like to attend could you please let us know by return email or phone the club on 6244 2155.
Could you also please advise if you prefer the quiche option when confirming your booking to assist us in arranging the catering requirements?
The closing date for reply is no later than mid-morning Thursday the 15th of April.
We ask you to continue to support the Roos in 2021 – hope to see you at the lunch - thank you.
Phone: 6244 2155
Fax: 6244 8001
Mobile: 0419 329 373
VACANCIES FOR TRAINERS
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2020
PRESENTATION NIGHT 2020
After one of the most unusual and challenging seasons the Club has experienced both on and off the field we have come to the end of another season and it’s now time to look at our Club Best and Fairest Awards.
This year’s Presentation Night will be held on Saturday evening the 28th of November in the Functions Room, in the Ponting Stand at Blundstone Arena.
The night will get underway formally at around 6.30 pm and will run through until approximately 11.00 pm.
Proceedings will involve vote counting as well as other Club awards and presentation of trophies to award winners for the Under Eighteen, Women’s, Development and the Senior Teams.
The Under Eighteen, Women’s and Development Teams votes will precounted up to about the half way mark of their season with a count of the remaining rounds.
A full call of the votes for all rounds will be conducted for the senior team.
A roast buffet meal plus sweets and coffee station will be provided on the night.
Could you please make your reservations as soon as possible but no later than by the close of business on Friday the 21st of November – thank you.
INFORMATION REGARDING ROUND 5 2020
INFORMATION REGARDING FUTURE HOME GAMES FOR 2020
Saturday 22nd August Games. Round 7 will be played at North Hobart Oval NOT Richmond Oval.Our next home games will be September 5th; September 12th September 26th; October 3rd. Trybooking tickets for all future home games at Richmond Oval will go on sale at 11 am on the Wednesday prior to the game. Gate sales cannot be guaranteed once maximum number of tickets sold.Tickets will go on sale on Trybooking at 11 am on the Wednesday prior to each game. The link will be published on Facebook on our Facebook page on the Tuesday before the game.
INFORMATION REGARDING ROUND 4 2020
INFORMATION REGARDING ROUND 3 2020
ARRANGEMENTS FOR FIRST GAME IN 2020
FOOTBALL VENUE FOR 2020 DECIDED
UPDATE FROM OUR PRESIDENT
Hello Members and Supporters
My sincere thanks to those members who responded to my COVID19 – Keep the Club Going call, your donations are gratefully accepted. It is a tough time for the club and we are doing everything possible to keep us in a good position for when we are able to commence training and playing. The players are working hard to stay fit but are missing being able to mix and train together.
I have been ringing around the Golden Roos checking to see how they are travelling and they are missing their monthly get togethers and ofcourse going to the football. I think we are all suffering footie withdrawal. I know that our bingo patrons are also feeling the loss of contact and their much looked forward to night at bingo.
There is not much I can tell you, we don’t have any further clarity on a possible start date yet, but National Cabinet was meeting today to consider criteria for relaxing some restrictions, including community sports, with a view to making these known on the 11th of May. Once these criteria are released, hopefully we do get a date that clarifies when we can get out on the paddock again. Training needs to recommence and players well being must be front of mind.
As soon as we get anything definite, we will be sure to let you know, until then stay well.
MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT
MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT (Margaret Sutherland)
Bank Account details are as follows -
NAME - Clarence District Football Club Inc - Core Account
BSB - 067-115
ACCOUNT NUMBER - 10038974
THANKS FOR SUPPORTING OUR GOLF DAY
CALENDAR OF EVENTS - 2020
We are still waiting on formal confirmation of several key pieces of information from AFL Tas and Cricket Tasmania etc before we can make this the final version but thought we should get something out at least as a guide for our members.
The Calendar is only a draft and may be subject to change with several key pieces of information still to be confirmed and the dates for social events still to be confirmed following further consultation with all the playing group.
DANIEL HULM GOLF DAY - 21st FEBRUARY 2020
NEW PRESIDENT ELECTED
At the Club’s Annual General Meeting last night, Roger Viney announced that he was standing down as our Club President after eight years in the role, but that will be not be lost to the Club and will continue on as a Board Member in 2020.
We thank Roger for his outstanding contribution as our President during this time.
Our newly elected President is Margaret Sutherland.
Margaret’s election has created History for our Club as she is the first woman to occupy the role since the Club was formed.
Margaret has been a Board Member of many years occupying various roles over that time including Vice President and was our Secretary and Public Officer in 2019.
We wish Margaret every success as our new President and look forward to the Club continuing to progress in 2020.
AUSTRALIAN TEST CRICKET CAPTAIN IS OUR #1 TICKET HOLDER
The Club is honoured to announce that Tim Paine, Captain of the Australian Test Team, has agreed to become our Number One Ticket Holder.
The Paine family has a long and outstanding record of supporting our great Club.
Tim together with brother Nick, former player and Premiership captain of the club, and father John have and continue to generously support the Club – the Club is indeed fortunate to have such wonderful support from such quality people.
We are sure you will join with us thanking Tim for accepting the Number One Ticket Holder position and we look forward to seeing him around the Club when cricket commitments permit.
In welcoming Tim we would also like to pay our sincere thanks to Lara Giddings the outgoing Number One Ticket Holder who held the position for over a decade and for which the Club is extremely grateful to Lara for her generous support and assistance in a range of matters highly beneficial to the Club over many years – thank you Lara
ROOS EYE FUTURE
Check out the the preview for our Season on the TSL web site by clicking on the button below:-
NICOLE TO PLAY WITH KANGAROOS
Congratulations to Nicole Bresnehan (right) who will play in the AFLW game for the Kangaroos at North Hobart tomorrow afternoon (3rd February 2019). Nicole is a Clarence player and she will be part of history as the North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos play their first ever game in the AFLW competition. Go Nicole!
PRE SEASONMATCHES 2019
The first of two Pre-Season practice matches will be against North Hobart on Thursday the 7th of March commencing at 6.00pm at the North Hobart Oval.
Our second practice match will be held against Lauderdale on Saturday the 16th of March commencing at 11.00am at the Lauderdale Oval.
WE URGE YOU TO GET ALONG AND SUPPORT THE ROOS AS THEY PREPARE FOR THE UPCOMING 2019 SEASON
SEASON LAUNCH - 23rd MARCH 2019
PLAYERS CAMP - 2nd February 2019
Our Players Camp is being held this weekend starting at 9.00AM on Saturday 2 February and finishing Sunday mid-morning the 3rd of February at Orford using the Orford Recreation Ground as the player base – (turn right at the bridge approach near the shops and continue following that road till you reach the ground)
The Camp will see the players participating and competing in various team and individual activities, undertaking instruction on team rules and practices, Club policies and procedures and hopefully generally enjoying themselves whilst bonding within the Club traditions and culture.
If you are interested in visiting the Camp we are sure that the players would love to see you.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS - 2019
The 2019 Calendar of Club Events is now posted to the Website – we are currently awaiting finalisation of the Women’s League Roster and when it is released we will update the Calendar to reflect any changes and complete the link in The Fixtures header.
Likewise we are still finalising the Social Events for the coming season and will update the Calendar once these dates and events have been determined.
Golf Day - 22nd February 2019
I am writing to ask that you note Friday the 22nd day of February 2019 in your diary to keep it free.
This is the date for the next year’s Daniel Hulm Memorial Golf Day.
So if you could start thinking about getting a team organized we will write out again in mid-January 2019 with further information and the Invitation and Registration Form.
May I suggest that you start planning to get your team organized early as numbers normally fill up fairly quickly.
We look forward to your continued support for what is always a very enjoyable day.
May I take this opportunity on behalf of the Club to wish you and yours a very happy and safe Xmas and New Year
For Clarence Football Club
Golf Day - 16th February 2018
I write again as a follow up to my earlier Email message of 23 November 2017 regarding the Daniel Hulm Memorial Golf Day.
Please find attached the Invitation and Registration Form for the day.
This year’s event will again be held at Tasmania Golf Club on Friday the 16th of February, starting @ 8:00am for registration and hitting off at 8.30am.
The cost is $80.00 per head or $290.00 per team and this includes your green fees – egg and bacon roll for breakfast on arrival – a BBQ lunch with salads and 4 raffle tickets in the major raffle drawn after game.
We ask that you again support this great day and we look forward to seeing you on the 16th of February.
Could you please complete the entry form and return back to myself or Brad Dutton by Friday the 9thof February - thanks.
Clarence Football Club
Congratulations to all the winners of Awards and Certificates that were presented at the Annual General Meeting on 13th December 2017. They were as follows -
- E H TURNER AWARD - John Paine
- LIFE MEMBERS - Joyce Roach, Trent Standen and Tim Castle
-LES McCLEMENTS AWARD - Andy Smith
- ANNETTE AND ALAN RICHARDS AWARD - Sue Hope, Craolyne Stephens, Lisa Jones, WEndy Castle, Christine Minehan, Bob and Wendy Joseph
- CERTIFICATES OF MERIT - The Button Brothers, Chris Burgess, Keegan Bailey, Steve Isaac, Elizabeth Williams, Margaret Hunyady, Geoff Dodge and Matthew Gregg.
Jackson O'Brien wins the Chris Riewoldt Medal
The Club Best & Fairest Count was conducted last Friday night.
Jackson O’Brien won the Chris Riewoldt Medal for the Senior Best and Fairest Award in a tightly contested count from Brady Jones the runner up.
Jackson had an interrupted year with injury but played some outstanding football when fit and he also won State Team selection.
Tom Birchall won the Gavin Cooney Medal for the Best and Fairest Award in the Development Team with Keren Howlett and Luke Murfitt-Cowen joint runners up.
Tom had a very consistent year capped off by winning a Premiership in the Mercury Cup competition.
Georgia Pennicott won the Vanessa Mayer Medal for the Best and Fairest in the Womens Team. Georgia had a very consistent year winning in a very close contest from runner up Nicole Bresnehan.
Alex Bresnehan won the Jack Riewoldt medal for the under eighteen team from Jacob Smith as runner up. Alex had an outstanding year being a member of the winning premiership team in which he was voted best on ground and he also won the best and fairest award for the competition.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!!!
Written by Andrew Johnston
At the end of the first Tasmanian State League Semi-Final, jubilation was felt by the Launceston Blues. After finishing the season in fifth, the Blues had knocked out Glenorchy and Clarence in back to back weeks. While the result left Clarence flat, it was hardest on one of their superstars. Unbeknown to most, Ian Callinan had just played his final game of football.
“I was a bit emotional. It was a bit of a surprise. We lost the game of footy as well which isn’t a great feeling.”
It brings to close one of the best careers a Tasmanian footballer will ever lay claim to.
After starting his junior football playing in Rokeby and Lauderdale’s under 16’s side, Callinan joined Clarence’s under 18’s between 1997 and 1998, and played in a reserves premiership in 1999. The year 2000 was his best year in his home state. He played in Clarence’s Statewide League premiership, and represented Tasmania at the national Under 18’s championship, winning the Hunter-Harrison Medal as Division Two’s best and fairest player. He was selected in the forward pocket of the Under 18’s All-Australian squad, but went undrafted in the year’s national draft.
“It was quite funny. At the time with the Mariners being full time, it was like VFL. It all happened pretty quickly. It was disappointing (not getting drafted), but we were sort of in the process of starting the Devils. So it was disappointing, but really exciting that we could have our own VFL side.”
In 2001, the Tasmanian Devils were introduced into the newly formed VFL, and Callinan immediately became a regular in the line-up. He would go onto play 109 games for the Tassie Devils before his 2006 departure. His best year came in 2005, where he won the club’s best and fairest, as well as the J.J Liston trophy as the league’s best and fairest player, tying for the award with Sandringham’s Paul Johnson.
“It was huge. Guys I’d played Mariners with, getting to come together; it was an exciting time. I made some of my lifelong friends, and it’s some of my best football memories. (Devils’ coach Matthew Armstrong) taught me a lot about what it was to be an elite player.“
After being a part of Devils’ finals sides in 2003, ’04 and ’05, Callinan left Tasmania at the end of 2006, moving to Central Districts in the SANFL, who were coming off a losing grand final in 2006. His move was met with immediate success. Callinan won the club best and fairest in 2007 and 2010, years in which he was the club’s leading goal kicker. Centrals won all four premierships in this period, with Ian playing key roles in all four grand final wins, including winning the Jack Oatey Medal as the best player on ground in the 2010 Grand Final.
“Basically it was just a change. It was a good opportunity for my wife with work to go and climb the tree.
“If we didn’t love it, we could always come home. It was the best for my footy, and for Lauren’s career.
“Centrals knew how to win; they were an unbelievable football club to be a part of. It was all about winning, and when you were at training it was all about being successful.
“Roy (Laird, Centrals’ coach) was unbelievable. He had one of the best football brains I have ever dealt with. He put a lot of trust in his playing group, and he treated us with respect. He had an unbelievable work ethic, and he instilled that in us.”
With this period of dominance, ‘Wingnut’ had proved his quality as a player, and finally, the AFL came knocking.
“It was pretty strange. We’d just won the 2010 flag against Norwood, and I got a phone call on the Tuesday. I thought they were taking the mickey out of me. Then they told me they wanted to draft me; I nearly fell over to be honest. I trained my best with them, trained on the day of the rookie draft, so to have 30 boys around me when my name was read out was great.”
Callinan was taken at pick 64 in the 2011 AFL Rookie Draft by the Adelaide Crows. Under the AFL’s reserves rules in South Australia at the time, he remained at Centrals whilst on the Crows list. After starting the year with an injury, Ian’s moment finally arrived in round 14, when he made his AFL debut against Geelong, the club he barracked for as a child.
“It was unbelievable. I thought the injury would cost it for me. We had one game before Centrals had the bye, and Craigy (Neil Craig) said ‘I’m going to roll the dice, I’m going to play you; I regret that I didn’t play you earlier.’ It didn’t go how we wanted; we got belted.”
After years of thinking one game of AFL would never come, Callinan managed 32 games for the Crows before being delisted at the end of 2013.
“I would have been happy to play one game, so to punch out 32 is something I’ll look back on fondly. It was great for me to show I could play at the level. Lauren’s been there the whole journey, and my three beautiful kids, so to share it with them was unbelievable.”
Starting from 2014, the Adelaide Crows were admitted to the SANFL as the Crows reserves team, ending a bitter dispute in the SANFL. With the admission of the Crows, Callinan was offered the reserves team’s captaincy, as well as a coaching development role. He remained in this role until the end of 2015, when he chose to return to Hobart, Tasmania.
“It was a bit different, a huge decision for me since my history at Centrals. During the week I’d be a development coach, and do all the AFL stuff. It was a big decision, but it was the right one.”
Callinan’s return to the youthful Tasmanian State League competition positioned him as an experienced veteran in a young group. It provided him with an opportunity to hone his development skills, with the bonus of still being able to play his brand of football.
“I’ve tried to be that (mentor) as much as I could, and hopefully will be well respected. At the end of the day I’ve always said to them success isn’t coming for you, you have to go get it; (you’ve) just got to be the best player you could be.”
Ian Callinan was a player that achieved a lot in his career. Whilst he was undersized compared to those at the elite level, he used every bit of his talent and silky skills to their utmost across an 18 year career. While many in Tasmania still struggle with the fact that he was only seen at AFL level 32 times, it’s impossible to argue that Wingnut’s story is not one of the best told in the history of Tasmanian football.
Adelaide Crows (AFL), Clarence (SWL/TSL), Tasmanian Devils (VFL), Central Districts (SANFL), Adelaide Crows (SANFL) – 318 games, 484 goals
VFL – J..J. Liston Trophy – 2005
Hunter Harrison Medal – National U/18 ChampiosnhipsDiv Two B&F – 2000
U/18 All-Australian – 2000
5x Club Best and Fairest – Tasmanian Devils (VFL) 2005; Central Districts (SANFL) 2007 & 2010; Adelaide Crows (SANFL) 2014 & 2015
6x Team of the Year – 2000 (TAC Cup), 2005 (VFL), 2007, 2010 & 2014 (SANFL), 2016 (TSL)
3x Club leading goal scorer – Central Districts 2007 (59), 2010 (39); Adelaide SANFL 2014 (27)
AFL Tasmania Team of the Decade 2004 – 2014
TSL representative vs WAFL 2016; VFL representative vs SANFL 2005; SANFL representative vs VFL 2014, WAFL 2015
“What Ian lacked in stature he made up for with his dynamic playing ability, particularly as an outstanding small forward. When you read through his playing career highlights he would be second to none in so far as winning premierships at all levels as he developed his playing career. Having known Ian from when he was a Junior with the Clarence Club I was extremely proud to welcome him back into our football family for his last two playing seasons, where he was generous enough to pass on his outstanding football knowledge to those who had the opportunity to play with him, or those who sought his advice. The Club wishes both Ian and Lauren and family many happy years of retirement.”
Roger Viney, Clarence Football Club President
“As a person, he was a ripper of a bloke. He embraced everyone, players, staff, supporters; everyone. As a player, at a time when the game is stats-crazy, he could win you a game with five touches. An amazing football IQ. He won us a lot of big games; he was definitely a big game player.”
Roy Laird, Central Districts Football Club coach (2003 – )
“It was enjoyable coaching someone with so much talent, and getting to teach him about the game. At times it was difficult, but most of the time it was great.”
Matthew Armstrong, Tasmanian Devils coach (2001 – 2006)
“One footy’s great people! Congrats @callinan37 #nutta”
Patrick Dangerfield, former Adelaide teammate (via twitter)
“It was fantastic to have a player of his experience, but what really impressed me was his openness to build relationships with the guys around the club, from the 17 year olds through to the guys who have been around for a while.”
Jeromey Webberley, Clarence Football Club coach
INVITE TO 2017 MAROON AND WHITE LUNCH
Please find attached an Invitation for this year’s Maroon and White Day Lunch to proceed the game against Glenorchy on Saturday, 15th July 2017.
The lunch will be an 11:30 for a 12:30pm sit down.
The meal will be a carvery so if you or any of your guests have any specific dietary requirements that require other meal options please let the Club know so we can make alternate arrangements with the caterer.
Could you please let us know as soon as possible but no later than by Friday, 7th July, by email or phone at the club, if you are able to attend and provide the names of anyone else who may be accompanying you – thank you.
HALF YEAR LOOKING BACK - JUNE 2017
GOLF DAY SOLD OUT
Bookings for the Daniel Hulm Memorial Golf day this Friday (24th February 2017) have closed as the day has been sold out.
At the completion of the game and after lunch the Trophy presentation will take place in the Golf Course Club Rooms.
Once the formalities are finished anyone who wishes to is invited to then join us back at Bellerive Oval in our Clubrooms in Derwent Street Bellerive for a few refreshments commencing from 4.00pm.
Access to the ground will be via the Members Gate which is located just prior to the Car Gate Number 1
Clarence Football Club
2017 SEASON LAUNCH - 4TH MARCH
The 2017 season launch will be on Saturday, 4th of March commencing at 8.30am in the new Clubrooms at Blundstone Arena.
You are invited to come along and meet the players and coaches and show your support for the Club in 2017 and hear from :-
the President on current and future club directions;
panel discussion on the upcoming season and an analysis of opposition Clubs;
the President presenting Club awards; and
take the opportunity become a player jumper sponsor for $100 and support the club personally as a sponsor in 2017
The cost is $25 which includes breakfast and a $5 donation that will be used toward completion of our new clubrooms by installing new honour boards and bringing existing boards up to date.
This is a great project and is around eighty five percent complete and finishing the job is important so we really can claim to have a home at the ground that permanently houses our memorabilia and history.
We look forward to seeing you on the 4th of March.
Closing RSVP Thursday 2 March 2017
Dee Venn: 6244 2155
Richard – Mulligan: 6244 2155 or Mobile: 0419 329 373
Dress: neat casual
BANJOS SHORELINE IS A NEW SPONSOR
We are proud to welcome Banjos Bakery Shoreline as a partnering sponsor of the Club for the next two years and we look forward to working together with Banjos over this time – we strongly recommend to all our players, members, volunteers and general supporters to utilize the services of Banjos Bakery and Café for all your Bakery requirements
CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2017
The Calendar of Events for 2017 is now available to download by clicking here. However,please note that the Club function dates and venues may be subject to change once confirmed and any change will be notified on the Website and Facebook sites
Congratulations to the following winners of the Awards and Certificates that were made by our President at the AGM on 14th December -
Hall of Fame Inductee – Les McClements and Paul Smith
E. H. (Ted) Turner Award – Kerrye O’Dwyer
Life Members – Denis Rogers and Denis Mayne
Les McClements Award – Michael Holloway
Annette and Allan Richards Award – Michael Hope
Terry Mayne Memorial Award (Clubman of the year) – Randall Castle and Ross Direen
Certificates of Merit – Sue Hope, Wendy Castle, Christine Minehan, Caroline Stephens, Steve Isaac, Adam Salter, Joyce Roach, Phil Dodge, Betty Burr, Dot Webster, David Ausburn, Brian Hope, Ricky Bowerman, Trent Standen, Jaymes Baker, Nick Raglione, Mitch Spong Wendy Joseph, Bob Joseph and Chris Garrett
APPLICATIONS CALLED FOR UNDER 18 COACH
Clarence Football Club Under 18 Coach
Applications from interested persons are invited for the 2017 season.
Applications are to be in writing and provide details of relevant experience and qualifications.
Applicants must in their application provide details of their strategy on how they propose to further the development of our players of the future and how the under 18 squad will integrate with the senior playing list.
Applications are to be addressed to the CEO, Clarence Football Club, PO Box 94 Rosny Park Tasmania 7018, or may be sent by Email attachment to email@example.com , and must be received by close of business on the 25th November 2016.
Our 2016 Presentation Night was held on Friday evening. Congratulations to all the award winners!
The Chris Riewoldt Medal (Best Player) – Jack Gleeson
Best Player Runner Up – Jake Cox
Most Improved Player –James Brenner
Best 1st Year Player – Tyson Hanslow
Leading Goal Kicker – Trent Standen
Coaches Award – Jason Bailey
Most Consistent Player – Matthew Drury
Development League Awards
The Gavin Cooney Medal (Best Player) – Brad Tilbury
Best Player Runner Up – Brayden Dart
Best Player in the Finals & Most Improved – Alex Gaul
Most Consistent Player – Angus Morton
Best 1st Year Player – Keren Howlett
Leading Goal Kicker – Michael Blackburn
Coaches Award – Tom Cooney
The Vanessa Mayer Medal (Best Player) – Georgia Pennicott & Jacinta Limbrick
Best Player in the Finals – Rachel Archer
Most Improved Player – Lauren Knowles
Most Consistent Player – Sophie Pennocitt
Best 1st Year Player – Nicole Bresnehan
Leading Goal Kicker – Jacinta Limbrick
Coaches Award – Charlotte Kenny
Joan Mizen Trophy – Jodie Mather
Under 18’s Awards
The Jack Riewoldt Medal (Best Player) – Tom Birchall
Best Player Runner Up - Jamie Booth
Best Player in the Finals – Fraser Turner
Most Consistent Player – Seth Hunter
Most Courageous Player – Zac Lewin
Best 1st Year Player – Tom Franks
Coaches Award – Will Press
150 Senior Games and Life Member – Matthew Drury
100 Senior Games – Jason Bailey
50 Senior Games – Wade Wall
50 Games – Kaylee Stubbs
50 Games - Nat Daniels
WEBBERLEY APPOINTED AS NEW COACH
The Clarence Football Club today announced the appointment of its senior coach for the next two years.
Senior Coach – Jeromey Webberley
Jeromey was appointed interim senior coach in June this year following the decision of Trent Bartlett to step down and during this time he was able to strongly demonstrate his extensive skills and deep knowledge and understanding of the modern game.
Jeromey has a distinguished career as both a player and also as an assistant coach:-
• four years as an assistant coach with Clarence in the TSL
• assistant coach state under twenty three team 2016
• interim Senior Coach Clarence Football Club since June 2016
• accredited as an AFL Level two coach
• drafted to Richmond Football Club in 2009 where he played 16 games
• winner RACT Player of the Year 2009
• premiership player with Clarence in the TSL in 2009
• regular Tasmanian state team player
• selected in several TSL Teams’ of the Year
• dual best and fairest winner Clarence Football Club
Club President Roger Viney said “The Club is very fortunate to have someone of the quality and experience of Jeromey to step in to the role and we look forward to working with him to turn around the fortunes of the Club and get back to being a successful finals winning Club”.
Viney went on to say that “the Club considers Jeromey to be the ideal person to work with the exciting group of young players that we have coming through as well as with our more experienced existing players and this combination together with some new players we will be looking to bring to the Club gives us every reason to feel confident that he is a very good fit to lead us over the coming years”.
Contact Number for Jeromey is - 0437 133 230
Roger GS Viney
Clarence Football Club
MATT DRURY TO PLAY HIS 150th GAME
This week (13th August 2016) sees Matt (Spud) Drury play his one hundredth and fiftieth game and qualify as a player Life member. Matt was recruited to the Club in 2008 by Brendon Bolton as an assistant coach and has gone on to play in two winning premiership teams as well as coaching the club for four years and barring a run of injury to key personnel should have won a flag as coach – congratulations Matt you have been a great player and leader of our Club and we salute you on this great milestone.
MAROON AND WHITE LUNCHEON - 6th AUGUST
CFC in conjunction with the Past Players Association
Invitation - Maroon and White Day - Bingley Linton Challenge Cup
INVITED GUESTS INCLUDE:
John Bingley (Captain/Coach 1970 Premiership team)
Gary Linton (Glenorchy Captain and Premiership Player)
NEWLY APPOINTED GENERAL MANAGER
OF THE TASMANIAN STATE LEAGUE
DATE: Saturday 6th August 2016 - 11.30pm to 2.00pm
Venue: CENTURY ROOM – Bellerive Oval
The Game Clarence V Glenorchy starts at 2.00pm
Cost $50 per head – Bookings of 10 $450
(Carvery Meal – please advise if you have specific dietary requirements)
RSVP Monday 1st August 2016
Dee Venn: 6244 2155 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Mulligan: 6244 2155 or Mobile: 0419 329 373
SAM SIGGINS TO PLAY FOR CLARENCE
Roger Viney the Clarence Football Club President said today:-
“That following some weeks of careful negotiation with both the Lauderdale Football Club and Sam Siggins, Sam has put pen to paper today to confirm that he wished to restart his playing career in the TSL with the Clarence Football Club.
The paper work will be lodged with AFL Tasmania within the next twenty four hours.
With Clarence rebuilding its list we are looking for Sam to become an important part of the rebuilding process over coming seasons.
The Club has been hard hit by injuries and losses to its players as recently as last Saturday with one of its keys tall players and centre half back Harry Bailey going down with a hamstring strain.
Viney went on to say “Sam will be considered for selection as early as this week to help cover the injuries and will be a welcome inclusion as he brings his AFL experience in Adelaide to his new team.”
Viney added” The Club has warmly embraced Sam and welcomes him into the Clarence Football family and looks forward to a fruitful outcome for both Sam and the Clarence Club”
WEBBERLEY APPOINTED AS NEW COACH
The Board of the Clarence Football Club today announced the appointment of a new Coach following the stepping down of Trent Bartlett last week.
Jeromey Webberley has been appointed Clarence Football Clubs Senior Coach for the remainder of the 2016 playing season. President Roger Viney said “that the appointment of Webberley for the remainder of the season as non-playing coach was made based upon his outstanding success as a footballer both in Tasmania and Victoria.”
He went on to say that “Jeromey having been a Clarence Club senior best and fairest winner in 2009 and 2014 and a Premiership player in 20O9, being named RACT player of the year in 2009 and going on to be drafted to Richmond in the AFL in 2010 where he played 16 games at AFL level gives him outstanding credentials to take the reins of a Club which is in the process of working hard to push further up the Premiership ladder .”
Webberley has also represented the state in 2009, 13 and 14. Having suffered a serious shoulder injury in preseason the appointment allows him to use his outstanding football knowledge to assist in the rebuilding of Clarence Football Clubs young list. As the stand in coach last Saturday Webberley had an outstanding start to his foray into coaching when he was able to guide the senior group to a comfortable win over Hobart City on their home ground at North Hobart.
Viney went on to say “ that the Clarence Club will at the completion of the 2016 playing season way up its future coaching options which will certainly allow Jeromey Webberley to be a contender for the role”
REUNION FOR 1996 PREMIERSHIP TEAM
TRENT BARTLETT STEPS DOWN AS COACH
Clarence Football Coach Trent Bartlett has today advised the Club that he has decided that he will step down as the Senior Coach of the Club.
Trent said “coaching at TSL level places a great deal of strain on family and other commitments, and in reviewing my situation I am unable to devote the amount of time required to undertake the role to the level I want, given where the team is at. For that reason I have advised the Club today that I will be stepping down immediately”
Trent went on to say that “I have made this decision today to allow the Club time to find a suitable replacement.”
Club President Roger Viney said “while it is extremely disappointing that Trent has felt the need to make this decision, given his popularity within the Club, he fully supported Trent’s reasons for making this decision”.
Trent also said that the tragic loss of his appointed Assistant Coach and Cousin Ian Perry earlier in the year had weighed heavily on him for many months.
Trent acknowledged that with such a young group of players that a great deal of time is required to bring the playing group up to the level required for TSL football and his circumstances did not permit him to provide the time to do this.
The Club acknowledges the great work that Trent has done since his appointment and wishes him well for the future.
Roger GS Viney
Clarence Football Club
CLARENCE WELCOMES NEST AS SPONSOR
The Clarence Football Club is pleased to welcome Nest Property as a new Sponsor. For all sales, purchases or rental listings please contact Paul Farrelly – Nest Property will pay the Football Club $1000 for properties sold or referred through Paul that result in a settlement by way of their sponsorship for the CFC – please contact Paul on 0418 344 503 or email email@example.com
It is also a good opportunity to remind our supporters that the Club depends on the assistance of our Sponsors and we therefore urge you to support them. Check out all our sponsors by clicking here.
CLARENCE VOLUNTEERS ACKNOWLEDGED
Our great game relies on the many thousands of people who volunteer at footy clubs each week - THANK YOU!
TSL ROSTER CHANGE WEEK 10 AND
CHANGE TO BINGLEY/LINTON CUP & MAROON AND WHITE DAY LUNCH
Due to an oversight of scheduling the rostered game against Glenorchy at Blundstone Arena for round 10 on Saturday the 28th of May 2016 has had to be rescheduled.
To comply with the agreement that no TSL games are to be played at Blundstone Arena in the week preceeding scheduled AFL games it has become necessary to reschedule the game to a Friday Night game stand-alone on 27 May 2016 with the game to commence at 6.30pm.
As a consequence the Under Eighteen and Development League games will now be played on Saturday the 28th of May at Geilston Bay at the normal times of 9.30am for the under eighteen and 11.30am for the Development game.
The rescheduling of these games has also necessitated the Club to reschedule the Bingley/Linton Cup and associated Maoroon and White Day Lunch to Week 19 of the TSL Roster on Saturday the 6th of August when we again play Glenorchy.
The Club apologizes for these roster changes and any inconvenience this may cause but primarily the matter is outside our control – thank you for your consideration.
LEGENDARY TEAM ANNOUNCED -
CLARENCE TEAM OF 1970 TO BE RECOGNISED
Last Saturday, the Clarence Football Club hosted a season launch breakfast at 7.30am in the Century Room at Blundstone Arena and as part of the celebrations it was announced that the twelfth Legendary Team of Tasmanian football, the Clarence team of 1970, has been selected for induction into the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame.
Since entering the TANFL in 1947, Clarence had made only seven finals appearances in 20 seasons for just one solitary finals win. After a First Semi Final exit in 1966, former Melbourne champion Stuart Spencer resigned as coach, and the man chosen to replace him was 1966 St Kilda premiership player and Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame inductee John Bingley, a man who would have a profound impact on the club’s fortunes.
Under Bingley’s tutelage, the Clarence sides of the late 1960s quickly acquired their new coach’s own burning desire to never accept second best and before long had become a force in southern football for the first time in the club’s history. After making three consecutive finals appearances from 1967-69 - including a grand final in 1969 that ended in defeat at the hands of North Hobart - Clarence and Bingley entered the 1970 season primed to end their premiership drought.
As well as possessing several stars in the form of Bingley, John Richmond and 1969 Best and Fairest winner Kevin ‘Doola’ King, the Roos recruited heavily during the 1969-70 off-season, luring several big names including Bob Cheek (Penguin), defender Adrian Bowden (Sandy Bay), centreman Bob Lynch (New Norfolk) and Mike Nash (Collingwood reserves); these would form a quartet who along with Barry Teague (Richmond) would come to be known as the ‘Foreign Legion’ and all would play crucial roles in the team’s coming success.
After finishing second after the Home and away season and defeating Sandy Bay in the Second Semi Final, Clarence faced New Norfolk for the 1970 flag. After a week full of optimism, the Roos triumphed by 55 points - 19.16 (130) to 10.15 (75); the hero of the day was 19-year old Terry Mayne, who booted 10 goals from full forward. The victory sparked wild celebrations on Hobart’s eastern shore, with coach Bingley later stating that the triumph meant more to him than his flag with St Kilda four years earlier. With the TANFL flag safely in their possession Clarence then set their sights on taking out the state premiership, however after a comfortable win over NTFA premiers Scottsdale the Roos were overpowered by NWFU premiers Latrobe, coached by the iconic Darrel Baldock.
The Clarence side of 1970 were the pioneers for Clarence’s subsequent success, with the club winning a further 14 senior TFL/SFL/TSL premierships since that initial triumph 46 years ago. It is for this reason amongst many others that this team is a worthy inductee into the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame.
Back Row - Adrian Bowden; Robin Norris; Bob Whitehouse; Brian Yost; Bob Cheek; Brian Godfrey; Kevin Thornbury;
Middle Row - Barry Teague; Rod Stirling; Kevin Palmer; Kevin King; John Anderson; Ray Bentley; Terry Mayne;
Front Row - Phil Ingles; Michael Nash; John Bingley (Captain Coach); John Richmond; Barry Edwards; Bob Lynch;
The official induction of the Legendary Team will take place on Friday 1 July at the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame gala dinner at Wrest Point.
CHANGE OF TIME FOR SEASON LAUNCH
Due to circumstances that the Clarence Football Club cannot control the commencement time for the Season launch Function next Saturday morning, 19th of March will be earlier at 7.30am and not 7.45am as originally published.
This has become necessary as the Club has had a practice match scheduled for next Saturday against the Mariners at the Twin Ovals Kingston with an 11.30am start time but this has been changed to an 11.00am start to accommodate return flights for AFL Recruitment observers who will be attending the game.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT
As we head into season 2016 the Club is extremely proud of its place as the trend setter in the overall state competition and season 2015 saw teams under the Clarence Brand win five out of a possible seven Premierships a truly wonderful effort, I know all other Tasmanian clubs are envious of this accomplishment. It’s now up to our Club to harness this success and turn it into Premiership success at the Elite level.
The Club is 70% through turning its old change facilities into Club room space for our memorabilia display of both the Senior and Junior clubs. The work being undertaken was pulling out all the internal walls making the area large enough to hold a number of smaller functions and events for example following matches. The areas concrete floors have been polished ready for the next step of installing improved viewing windows, several heat pumps will also be included for comfort of users. The Club still needs support by way of donations of cash or kind and would be extremely grateful if interested parties in supporting this project could contact the Club.
It is unusual for our Clubs Senior roster to commence with a bye. This tells us that something has changed. It is common knowledge that the Prospect Hawks have regretfully withdrawn from the roster in the senior ranks. The question now is posed will they survive with just a Development League Team playing in a revamped Development roster?…..while our Club was happy to support this approach so that they may draw some senior players back into their ranks it is now becoming pretty obvious that the Development competition as we know it will struggle to survive long-term. This follows on from both Devonport and Burnie not fielding teams in that roster last season.
The one thing experience tells us is that Football is ever emerging and changing the only way to survive is to embrace change and work with those who make the critical decisions. A new report will soon be released which was commissioned by the AFL and written by ex-Bulldog Simon Garlick, The report will be a trigger for some change to Tasmanian Football.
I look forward to seeing you all at the Football during 2016.
Roger G S Viney
Clarence Football Club
CLARENCE MOURNS THE LOSS OF ASSISTANT
The Clarence Football Club is in a state of shock following the tragic passing on Saturday afternoon (27th February 2016), of one of our own.
At the Clubs annual player camp the last weekend and while overseeing the player’s final workout for the afternoon the Clubs Assistant Senior Coach Ian Perry collapsed suddenly and passed away.
At this time the Club thoughts are with Ian’s wife Kerri and daughters Olivia and Ella, and wider family and we are doing what we can to support them. All members of the Football Club share the family’s loss.
While Ian had only been with the Club a short time as an assistant coach, supporting his long-time friend and cousin Trent Bartlett in his role as senior coach of the Club, he had made a significant impact and will leave particularly the players with a lasting legacy.
The club had taken Ian into its family and his passing is being treated as a loss of a football family member.
Ian had brought an optimism which the players and support staff had really linked into heading toward a renewed on ground enthusiasm for the ensuing season.
2016 SEASON LAUNCH
2016 SEASON LAUNCH INVITATION
BREAKFAST - SATURDAY 19 MARCH 2016
The 2016 season launch this year will be on Saturday Morning the 19th of March commencing at 7.45am in the Century Room on the first floor of the Cricket Tasmania Building at Blundstone Arena.
You are invited to come along and show your support for the Club in 2016 and hear from :-
the President on current and future club directions;
panel discussion on the upcoming season and an analysis of opposition Clubs;
the President presenting Club awards; and
take the opportunity become a player jumper sponsor for $100 and support the club personally as a sponsor in 2016
The cost is $35 and this includes a $5 donation which will be used to refurbish and convert our former changerooms in to our club functions room which we aiming to open for our first home game this year.
This is a great project and will provide the Club for the first time with a dedicated area at the ground to permanently display our memorabilia and history in our own functions room.
Closing RSVP Tuesday 15 March 2016
Dee Venn: 6244 2155
Or Richard – Mulligan: 6244 2155 or Mobile: 0419 329 373
CLUB RULES AND POLICIES ONLINE
The Board of the Clarence Football Club has agreed that all the adopted Rules and Policies of the Football Club should be available online. To view the Policies, click here.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR 2016
MEMBERSHIP FEES FOR 2016
Unfortunately, Membership Fees have all had to increase by $5 for 2016, but it is the first increase in fees for a number of years. We look forward to enjoying a healthy number of members again during 2016. Check out the fees by clicking here. To download a copy of the Membership Application form click here.
DANIEL HULM GOLF DAY - 19th FEBRUARY
This year’s event will again be held at Tasmania Golf Club on Friday the 19th of February, starting @ 8:00am for registration and hitting off at 8.30am.
The cost is $70.00 per head or $260.00 per team and this includes your green fees – egg and bacon roll breakfast – a BBQ lunch and 4 raffle tickets in the major raffle drawn after game.
We ask that you again support this great day and we look forward to seeing you on the 19th.
Could you please complete the entry form and return back to myself or Brad Dutton by Wednesday the 10thof February - thanks.
Clarence Football Club
CHANGEROOM DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
AWARDS FOR 2015
Our 2015 Presentation Night was held on Friday evening. Congratulations to all the award winners!
Jake Cox- Chris Riewoldt medal for Best and Fairest
Josh Fox- Runner up/ Leading Goal Kicker
Matt Ling- Most improved
Gabby Chambers- Most consistent
Aidan Grace- Daniel Hulm Rising Star and Best First Year
Brady Jones- Coaches Award
Jayden Wylie- Best and Fairest/ Best in Finals
Keegan Wylie- Runner up
Brendan Hay- Coaches Award
Alex Silver- Most Improved
James Holmes - Best First Year
Michael Blackburn- Leading Goal Kicker
Brayden Dart- Most Consistent
Trent Hope- Best and Fairest
James Brenner- Runner up
Seth Hunter- Most Courageous
Ryan Martin- Most Consistent
Tyson Hanslow- Best first year player
Teege Westbury- Best in Finals
Jordan McDermott- Coaches Award
Georgia Pennicott- Best and Fairest
Kelly Dixon- Runner up and Best in Finals
Jessica Parsons- Most Consistent
Maddison Smith- Leading Goal Kicker
Jacinta Limbrick- Most Improved
Sophie Pennicott- Best 1st year
Zoie Crawford- Coaches Award
Brooke Salter- Joan Mizen Trophy
IAN CALLINAN REJOINS CLARENCE
The football club is pleased to announce the signing of former Tassie Devil, Central District, Adelaide (afl & sanfl) and Clarence superstar Ian Callinan. The club looks forward to the playing and assistant coaching services of 'Wingnut'. Welcome aboard!
CLARENCE APPOINTS NEW SENIOR COACH
Friday, 2nd October 2015 - Trent Bartlet, former Brisbane, Footscray and Tassie Devils player has been appointed Senior Coach of the Clarence Football Club for 2016 and 2017. We wish Trent all the best in his new venture.
CONSOLATION - THREE PREMIERSHIPS
Although our Seniors missed the finals for the the first time in 26 years, Clarence still showed it's strength by winning the Development League, Women's and under Eighteens Grand Finals.
Final scores in all those games were as follows:-
Clarence 15.17 (107)
Glenorchy 11.6 (72)
Clarence 17.15 (117)
Burnie 5.5 (35)
Clarence 20.12 (132)
North Hobart 5.4 (34)
Congratulations to all those boys and girls, you have once again done our club proud, and it all goes well for the future.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT
The new Season is nearly upon us and the players are looking fit and ready to tackle yet another season of State League Football. It is great to see that Southern Cross Television has come on board as the competitions sponsors for season 2015, this should really boost the interest in the State League as the competition really needs a boast in the marketing of what is an outstanding on field product. The competition has some small changes this year with both Burnie and Devonport not participating in the Colts competition making that an eight team roster for season 2015. While certainly not the best result it will mean that our Colts Team will be subjected to less travelling this season as no trips will be undertaken by them to the coast.
The Club ran its very successful Daniel Hulme Memorial golf Day recently and was blessed with great weather and the day went off extremely well. All participants are to be tanked for their outstanding support. Club memberships are now available and we would welcome both new and past members renewing their memberships for 2015.
Further I look forward to seeing all our members and supporters at our first match at KGV on the 4th April the Senior game to commences at 4.30pm.
Roger G S Viney
CLARENCE SUPPORTS STAY CHATY
The Clarence Football Club is a proud supporter of the Stay ChaTy program
AGREEMENT WITH LAUDERDALE
Following incidents in the Development League Grand Final last year between Lauderdale and Clarence, the two Clubs have prepared a document that should enable the Clubs to respect each other.
As a consequence the following principles have been adopted by each Club’s Board of Management to be followed by all Officials; Coaches; Players; volunteers and staff in their future dealings between the clubs:-
each club will refrain from engaging in any inflammatory or derogatory personal comments relating to respective club policies, players, administrators or any other club personnel in all forms of the print, electronic or social media;
to avoid players, supporters, coaches, etc, walking through opposition players huddles at quarter and three quarter time and also when leaving the ground at half and full time, procedures will be implemented in 2015 to provide for a thirty metre separation of huddle positions and this will be enforced by coaches, team managers and club officials
each club commits to “educate’’ their players, members and supporters regarding the huddle separation restrictions and as the opportunities arise on what constitutes acceptable standards of behavior in barracking and supporting their respective team and to take action where clear breaches occur;
as a visible indication of our intention to improve relationships each club agrees to work together annually on a high profile community support project and to examine options for conducting a joint fund raising function where costs and profits will be shared equally.
The two Clubs will be playing a practice match at Lauderdale on 21st March, and are asking a gold coin donation, with the proceeds going to Stay Chaty.
Thanks are extended to the Lauderdale Football Club for endorsing the Agreement.
MEMBERSHIP FOR 2015 OFFERS DISCOUNTS
Membership fees are the same in 2015 as they were in 2014, and if you buy a 5 game or 9 game pass there are substantial savings. Check out the details by clicking on the following link:-
Also, this year, one of the Club sponsors, Electric World at Rosny Park will be offering a $15 gift voucher to redeem in their store for every Clarence member. The voucher is valid until 31st December.
The voucher effectively gives you a 50% saving on a basic membership package.
Some great value for our members this year, so check out the above link.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR 2015
The Calendar of Events for the Club has been released and can be viewed by clicking here.
CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO
On behalf of the Board of Management, the players, the staff and our wonderful volunteers, we wish all our members, sponsors and supporters a very happy and safe Xmas and New Year, and hope that 2015 brings everyone a happy, successful and prosperous year.
What’s happening on the Field
Our players have been hard at work again preparing for next season with preseason training commencing back in November. A short break over Xmas and they will be back at it again recommencing on Monday 13 January 2015.
Preseason training is conducted every Monday – Tuesday and Thursday night at the newly redeveloped Clarence High School oval and I am sure the players would welcome you to come along and lend your support in watching them train.
As always there has been a number of player movements with the most notable being Aaron French moving to Western Australia on promotion in his employment and Jack Gleeson and Jordan Roberts moving to Victoria in their employment.
On the plus side we welcome back Mitch Williamson after a stint in country Victoria last year, Mitchell Hibberd returning from knee surgery last year, and we have a number of other quality recruits joining us who we will provide details of over the coming months.
Exciting New Opportunity
We have entered in to an agreement with Cricket Tasmania to convert our old changerooms and office accommodation area in to a functions room in which we will have a bar and other facilities and be able to display our club memorabilia.
This is a great initiative for the club and at long last we will have our own facilities at the ground – work will start on the conversion in late March early April and we hope to be operating by the end of May.
The Club has to fund the project and will in the New Year be starting a building fund to be overseen independently to pay for the work and associated equipment, furniture etc – so any contribution you may be able to make to assist will be very gratefully received – cash – in kind professional services – equipment, etc.
The office will be closed from 23 December until Tuesday 6th January 2015
AWARDS FOR 2014
Congratulations to all the winners of the Annual Awards for 2014. The winners and Awards are as follows:-
Certificates of Merit – Cheryl Drury, Cam de Goyer, Peter Nicholls, Joe Fisher, Christine Minehan, Bob Joseph, Mathew Button, Rodney Button and Christopher Button .
Terry Mayne Memorial Award (Clubman of the year) – Denis Mayne
Annette and Allan Richards Award – Wendy Joseph, Evelyn Wickham and Helen Moore.
Les McClements Award – Max Smith
Life Members – Max Swifte and John Paine
E. H. (Ted) Turner Award – Eric Hawkes
Hall of Fame Inductee – Ian Oakes
WEBBERLEY WINS 2014 BEST AND FAIREST AWARD
Congratulations to Jeromey Webberley for winning this year's Best and Fairest Award and to all the other Senior players, Colts, Women and Under Eighteen winners that have won awards for Season 2014.
To see all the results, just click here
SEASON UPDATE FROM CEO AS AT 10th SEPTEMBER 14
Well done to both the senior and the Development teams on finishing on top of their respective competition ladder at the completion of the roster series.
Our congratulations go to both Matthew Drury and Darren Ling on reaching this first milestone in our 2014 quest to win premiership at both levels.
However week one of the finals for the club delivered mixed results with a great win by the Development Team taking them direct to their grand final and an agonising loss by 5 points to the seniors after leading almost all day.
Out of every tough situation comes opportunity and the seniors now need to refocus for their do or die preliminary final against the Western Storm this Saturday at Blundstone the 13th of September.
Congratulations go to the five players from the club named in the 2014 TSL Team of the year, namely Jordan Roberts, half back flank, Jake Cox, wing, Trent Standen and James Charleswoth in respective forward pocket and Jeromey Webberley as ruck rover.
Desperately unlucky we consider to miss selection in the team were our captain Brady Jones and our coach Matthew Drury, who both played in the state team earlier in the year, but could not make the best team at the end of the year!!
Unfortunately due to lack of support we have had to cancel the Sportspersons Breakfast on 13 September for which we had organized Micky O’Loughlin as our guest speaker – the club will now have to reassess whether we continue to run such major functions in future years if this is not what the membership wants to support.
The 2014 Best and Fairest Club Presentation Night is scheduled for Friday night the 3rd of October. The night will be conducted in the Century Room, first floor Cricket Tasmania Building at Blundstone Arena. The night will get underway at 6.00pm.
The night will commence with a buffet meal with sweets, tea and coffee. This will be followed by presentation of the 2014 player Milestone Awards, recognition of the under 18 team awards, the Women’s Team, Development Team and the Senior Team awards – a partial count of votes will be conducted for the Women and Development Teams and a full count for the Senior Team.
The cost for the meal is determined by the Cricket Tasmania caterer and we expect once all our cost are accounted for will be between $40 and $45 dollars.
Let’s all get behind the senior team and wish them all the best for this Saturday’s Preliminary Final …………
GO THE MIGHTY ROOS
SEASON UPDATE FROM CEO AS AT 17th JUNE 14
Just over the half way mark of the season and both the seniors and Development Teams are performing well.
The seniors lost their first game in the Seniors last Saturday to our arch Easternshore rival Lauderdale in a complete reversal of form from the fist game we played them in and won comfortably. A great game is set up now for Sunday 10 August when we meet again to decide this years winner of the Eastern Shore Cup.
The seniors still sit atop of the ladder one game clear of the Western Storm who we play 5 July in Launceston Our next home game is Saturday 28 June when we play third placed North Launceston in what will be another hard fought game.
The Development Team struggled on Saturday loosing to Lauderdale and now sit third on the ladder equal on points with Lauderdale but a significantly lower percentage.
The club was hard hit by injury and unavailability last weekend with twenty three (23) players not able to be considered and this had a major impact on team selection for our Development and Under Eighteen teams and the results support this.
The upcoming weekend sees a bye in the competition with the state team to play the NEAFL at Blundstone Arena at 2,00pm. The Club has six players still in the squad - Matt Drury – Brady Jones – Jake Cox – Jeromey Webberley – Jordan Roberts – and Trent Standen and we congratulate all the players on their selection wish them every success.
The men’s game will be proceeded at 11.00am by a state Womens Team also playing a women’s NEAFL team and the club has five players playing in this game Maddison Smith, Natalie Daniels, Natalie Curtis, Natalie Pearce and Zoie Crawford. and likewise congratulate all the players on their selection wish them every success.
Our major fund raiser for the year our Gold Bullion Raffle gets underway with the first draw on Thursday the 26th June. For just $50 a ticket you get the chance to win the Gold Bullion prize of $5000 cash - second prize of $1000 cash and third prize of $500 cash. Every week for five (5) weeks there will be consolation draws of a Thursday night with three (3) $100 Open Order prizes each week leading up to the main draw on Saturday the 19th of July
We urge you to support our Gold Bullion Raffle and also a at every opportunity get along and support the players to make 2014 another great year in our Club history.
GO ROOS !!
The 2015 season launch breakfast on Saturday 21st March will be held in the Century Room on the first floor of the Cricket Tasmania Building at Blundstone Arena.
The Clarence Football Club sincerely thanks Parmic Fire Protection: naming right sponsor for another Football year!
Attention Business People….
Clarence Football Club Business Coterie now open for membership.
Enjoy the game in a private, glassed in area. Drinks, finger food and the company of other business and professional people. Entertain your clients at an afternoon at the football at Blundstone Arena. Contact me for more
EXCITING CHALLENGE TO TSL CLUBS
The Clarence Football Club has thrown down an important challenge to sporting clubs to support youth in their communities:
CLARENCE FOOTBALL CLUB CHALLENGES TSL CLUBS TO HELP KIDS AT RISK
Last April (2014), CEO Mr Richard Mulligan announced an exciting new opportunity for sporting clubs with support of corporate sponsorship, to work in partnership with the PCYC to provide support for the excellent work of the PCYC in running their youth at risk programs.
Coverall Security has agreed to a special sponsorship agreement with the Clarence Football Club for 2014.
In welcoming the new $6000 sponsorship from Coverall Security, CEO Richard Mulligan says the proposal means gladly passing on two separate $1200 sponsorships - one to the Bridgewater PCYC and the other to the Clarence PCYC for free spaces in their holiday programs.
From left to right: Constable Stephen Fry Clarence PCYC – Paul Calvert Chairman, Coverall Security – Matthew Drury, Senior Coach & Richard Mulligan CEO Clarence Football Club – Sergeant Byron Howard and Constable Andrew Dean Bridgewater PCYC
“This is an exciting foray into TSL footy clubs for kids at risk and as a Club, we would like to challenge other sporting clubs to put money into special programs that will have a major benefit for their communities.”
“This is a very worthwhile sponsorship program that is likely to have a great impact on young people in both clubs. It also forms part of Coverall Security’s corporate identity in wanting to help kids at risk,” said Mr Mulligan.
“For instance, Club Manager of Bridgewater PCYC, Byron Howard says the sponsorship to their Club would provide for free spaces in their holiday programs. During each holiday program the Club holds special events for the 5-12 year age group, as well as 11 to 16 year olds.”
“As many people would be aware, there are some children within their local community who often miss out on activities due to the financial situations within their families, so the PCYC Clubs would offer them the opportunity to attend programs and join activities that they wouldn’t normally be able to participate in.”
Above left: Clarence CEO Richard Mulligan addresses the Hobart Press as he outlines the $6,000 sponsorship from Coverall – At right: A great partnership is forged - PCYC, Coverall Security & the Clarence Football Club - helping kids at risk within our communities.
At left: Sergeant Byron Howard of the Bridgewater PCYC – Right: Paul Calvert Chairman, Coverall Security. These important stakeholders outline their future plans to assist kids at risk in their communities. Both the Clarence and Bridgewater PCYCs shall each receive their $1,200 sponsorships through partnership with the Clarence Football Club (home of the mighty Parmic Roos) - all kindly provided by Coverall Security.
Launch of "Stuey , my life with Stuart Spencer" by Fay Spencer
The book "Stuey, my life with Stuart Spencer" by Fay Spencer was launched by former State Premier and Melbourne great Ray Groom at Blundstone arena earlier today. The book can be purchased through the Club for $50. There is a limited edition copy signed by Fay and Ron Barassi at a cost of $95.
Fay Spencer is pictured with Lara Giddings (Premier of Tasmania and the number one ticket holder of the Clarence Football Club) and Ray Groom (Former Premier of Tasmania and Melbourne player in the VFL)
Ken Piesse, the Editor of Stuey is pictured at the launch with his sister in-law Cheryl Robins (left) and sister Anne Piesse (right)
Former star Clarence players and teammates of Stuart Spencer at the launch were (left to right):-
Kevin Palmer, and
Cameron Thurley's Recovery
See Cameron's interview with Brett Costello from WIN TV that was aired on 16th January 2014
Calendar of Events 2014
The Daniel Hulm Memorial Golf Day held on the 21st February 2014 was a great success
Golf tragics and hackers alike descended upon the Tasmania Golf Club on Friday the 21st of February, prior to the 8:00am tee off and reacquainted themselves with old friends and met some new ones as well. Not forgetting the inspirational life of former Clarence Player Danny Hulm, who touched football fans wherever he went, golfers paid tribute to this extraordinary player and acknowledged his will to win as they too searched for success on the hallowed greens of the Tasmania Golf Course. Everyone was a winner of sorts on the day, with some very talented players reaping rewards in the clubhouse, the Clarence Football Club raising much needed funds from the special day, all enjoying a great lunch and some celebratory ale, and the memory of another Clarence son remains honoured. Thanks also to all who helped make the day a success with sponsoring, preparation, cooking and clean-up - The Clarence Footy Club appreciates your efforts.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Nick Paine being inducted into the Clarence Hall of Fame by Richard Mulligam (CEO)
Greg and Brett were given Life membership of the Club
BEST & FAIREST PLAYER AWARD 2013
The 2013 Clarence Football Club's Best & Fairest Presentation Dinner was a gala event
held in the Century Room at Blundstone Arena, Bellerive Friday night 4th October.
When the Club commenced preseason training prior to the Christmas 2016 something looked different. No it wasn’t because we struggled on the various venues we were forced to use for preseason training. Things really looked different and it wasn’t the venues. This year’s preseason looked different to me because the attendances at the three nights a week training sessions were so well attended it tested the ability of the coaching panel to get to know all the new faces. So many had decided unsolicited, to have a run with Clarence. There was a feeling in the air difficult to describe but it was there.
Some sixty odd potential players were on the track on a regular basis as some long-time supporters have suggested that was the best preseason numbers the Club had ever had.
What could that mean?
With a bye in round one we played our first match on a Sunday, having not had the ability to train at any time on the Bellerive ground, the game was played in pouring rain against the Tigers. Not the greatest way to begin a new season’s campaign. However both teams won their respective matches in the seniors and the Development League (Mercury Cup).
At the half way point in the season and having had two byes the senior team sits at a very impressive seven wins and one loss, equal on top of the ladder, while the Development team has lost two matches and as its does not reflect the senior roster it also sits equal at the top of the ladder.
While certainly not wishing to get ahead of ourselves and still with the business end of the season ahead of us the Clarence Club can be proud of the movement upward it has demonstrated so far in season 2017 as the plans to move into and be a finals contender in 2017 look realistic.
This is the Clubs 70th year in playing at the top level having joined the TFL in1947. While it took some 23 years to win our first Premiership in 1970 the Club has had to withstand many changes and challenges to remain and be the most feared Club in Tasmanian Football as it now rebuilds.
The Building Blocks
A very successful ladies Team having such an enviable on field record stands alone in women’s football in this state, along with our under 18 s winning the last two Premierships and the Development Team also winning the last two Premierships has placed the Club in a perfect position to be prepared to rebuild into a competitive and formative force into the future. None of this happens without the dedicated and committed group of volunteers who apply their many and varied skills and talents week after week and it is at this time with a week’s break in the competition when on the 10th June we and talents play an interstate match against the NEAFL that I have an opportunity to pay to all those who keep the Clarence Club functioning a big thanks from all those both past and present who love the Clarence Club.
Might I at this point particularly thank the web site Team which launched our new web site on the 5th June, 2017, well done team.
There is one thing that all members, players and followers are urged to remember and aspire to, is our Club motto ;
Honos Supra Omnia….. Latin for “Honour Above all Things”
Roger G S Viney
Clarence District Football Club
5th June, 2017.