Footy for young ones

Auskick. Teaching youngsters the foundation of good sportsmanship and teamwork, the Auskick program is on in the region once again. The junior development program will start tomorrow night (Friday March 10) from 3.45 to 5pm at the Smithton Recreation Ground followed by a sausage sizzle. The four month clinic will run until Friday June 30 …

2 years ago

Tasmania’s U/16 champions

Football. Two local footballers have excelled in representing the state in the national 2016 NAB AFL Under-16 Championships. Ethan Jackson and Joel Poke, who are 15 and 16 respectively, played in the winning Division Two squad in Hobart on Saturday. Tasmania’s nine goals and 12 behinds (66) were more than enough to secure the win over …

2 years ago

Ewington’s impressive state form

Football. Female football is becoming increasingly popular and local Romany Ewington is one of those who has taken a strong liking. The 20-year-old was selected for Tasmania’s Senior State Team and travelled to Victoria to take on Northern Territory on Sunday. Beginning her playing career in 2012, Ewington joined an all-girls football team through Hellyer …

2 years ago
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AFL kick-start

Football. Many AFL greats have had humble beginnings in the Auskick program and local juniors have the same opportunity before them. The junior development program will run again this year, starting next Friday (April 8) until Friday July 1 from 3.45-5pm at Smithton Recreation Ground. With approximately 100 rising stars participating in past years, the …

2 years ago

Gardner’s Geelong dream 

Journey. Local footballer Ryan Gardner has had an extraordinary two months after being picked up by Geelong Football Club in the 2015 NAB AFL Draft. The Chronicle spoke with Gardner on what life has been like since his sudden rise to sporting fame. “It’s been a bit of a whirlwind to be honest, we (draftees) …

3 years ago

Developing their careers

Juniors. Eight young local lads recently did the region proud after being selected to represent north-west Tasmania in a developmental football competition. The Development Series was hosted by AFL Tasmania in conjunction with the Tasmanian State League clubs. Participating in three weeks worth of training and selection processes at Ulverstone, the boys competed against 60-odd …

3 years ago

Masters of football

Tournament. The AFL Masters National Carnival (AFLM) was this year held in Tasmania, attracting several Circular Head footballers to the event. With games played in Launceston and Hobart between Friday October 2 and Sunday October 11 against representative sides from all around the country, the carnival provided a competitive outlet for footballers over the age …

3 years ago
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Fine footballers

Students. Forest Primary School principal Peter Brown managed the group of Country Gold Carnival football competitors this year, congratulating all on how they represented Circular Head at the two-day sports event. It was an absolute pleasure to take away 19 boys to compete in the Country Gold football competition this year.  We compete against some …

3 years ago

Finals all set

CHFA. Scotchtown has booked their spot in the Grand Final and earned a rematch against Forest-Stanley after a 33-point victory over Redpa on Saturday. After their last loss against the league’s undefeated team, the Tigers were as determined as ever to get over the Preliminary Final obstacle to take them on to next week. It …

3 years ago