Reigning premiers claim lightning cup

CHFA. Last year’s reigning premiers Forest Stanley continued their dominance under the new leadership of Guy Kearnes on Saturday night, taking home the ‘Lightning Premiership’ prestige. Following Circular Head Football Association’s decision to host the preseason tournament at twilight and utilise the Smithton Recreation Ground’s lights, a sea of spectators gathered to support their clubs. …

3 years ago

Footy’s twilight thriller

CHFA. Lightning will strike at twilight this Saturday (April 9) as the first bounce marks the start of a new season. The Circular Head Football Association’s annual season opening tournament – the ‘Lightning Premiership’ – will this year take place under lights at the Smithton Recreation Ground. All four clubs – Irishtown, Redpa, Scotchtown and …

3 years ago

Demolition derby

Football. Circular Head Football Association’s senior representative side successfully retained the league trophy with a clinical 213-point win over Leven Football Association on Saturday. Leven couldn’t be faulted for their endeavour and desperation to win the ball, but the visiting side was outclassed in every aspect across the ground in a largely one-sided contest which …

3 years ago

Trophy on the horizon

Football. Circular Head Football Association will aim to retain its trophy against league rivals Leven when it hosts the annual representative clash on Saturday. Redpa senior coach Zach Bransden has taken on the responsibility of coaching the senior combined side this year, which plays at Smithton Recreation Ground from 2pm, while Staff Heres will mentor …

3 years ago

Out to earn respect

Football. Stanley’s Rose Xerri has always embraced change in her life with a new home, a new league and a new position this year no exception. The 54-year-old was recently appointed as head coach of the Circular Head Football Umpires Association for the 2015 season, moving permanently to the seaside town late last year from …

4 years ago

Goals galore

CHFA. Redpa and Irishtown both had a day out against their opposition, with 113 and 202-point wins over Scotchtown and Trowutta City respectively. The percentage-boosting wins see Redpa maintain top spot on the league ladder after four rounds, as Irishtown remain closely behind with just four points separating first and second. At the Smithton Recreation …

4 years ago
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Coach’s call out

CHFA. Dale “Trout” Poke has always had a desire to coach at the club he began with as a junior back in 1982. Now entering into his 24th year of football at Trowutta City (both separated and merged), the 42-year-old has embraced the opportunity to take on the senior coaching role for 2014 with a …

5 years ago

Blowouts and battles

CHFA. Reigning premiers Redpa kicked off their season in the best way possible on Saturday, beating Trowutta-City by 187 points while Forest-Stanley earned a 56-point win over Scotchtown. TC made a promising start to their first home match to be down by just nine points at quarter time, but the Redlegs kicked nine goals in …

5 years ago

Alan John “Cats” Futcher (December 15, 1953 – January 27, 2014)

OBITUARY Like many other Circular Head identities, Alan Futcher was best known by his nickname, so much so that a letter addressed to ‘Cats, Smithton’ found its way to the family’s letterbox, despite being mailed without a surname, postcode or street address. A son of Frank and Inez Futcher, and a brother too Leanne and …

5 years ago