Saints falter in finals

NWFL. The season is now over for the Greenham Tasmania Smithton Saints’ Under 18s after suffering an 18-point defeat at the hands of Wynyard at Ulverstone at the weekend. With the loss, the Saints name is forever gone with the club set to be known as the Circular Head Giants from 2016. After an impressive …

3 years ago

Redlegs’ revival 

CHFA. Irishtown’s Seniors felt another cruel twist of déjà vu in the first Semi Final as they were eliminated by Redpa in a 43-point loss at Stanley. In each of the Redlegs’ past three finals campaigns, they had faced Irishtown in both the second Semi Final and Grand Final, winning all six matches with 2014 …

3 years ago

Best way to finish

CHFA. The local league’s last roster matches provided two pre-finals teasers, as Irishtown claimed a narrow win over Redpa and Forest-Stanley comprehensively defeated Scotchtown. In a week where the Circular Head community continued to rally around Lilly Best and her family, Forest-Stanley – where father Marc has been a player – were able to proudly …

3 years ago
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Scotchtown wins cup

CHFA. This weekend saw a spectacular occasion in the Circular Head Football Association with Scotchtown hosting the AFL Tasmania Worksafe Match of the Month against Irishtown. The event saw the hosts take out the cup with a strong 17-point victory over their lesser ranked opponents. With importance surrounding the game, winning coach Brent Burgess praised …

3 years ago

Saints’ misery trifecta

NWFL. It was a miserable day for the Saints as the Seniors suffered a resounding 159-point defeat at the hands of Wynyard. After suffering an embarrassing defeat last weekend, Smithton’s hope of turning things around was quickly dissipated by the competition leaders. Despite some strong play from Ben Dawson and Aiden Coombe in the backline, …

3 years ago

No place like home

Life. He’s kicked bags of goals for the Smithton Football Club in his time, but it’s family milestones that are now the most satisfying for Damien Medwin. The man better known as “Boony” has recently made a return to his hometown of Smithton after almost two years in Launceston, bringing partner Rebecca and their 11-month-old …

3 years ago

Muddy defeat

NWFL. It was another tough loss for Greenham Tasmania Smithton Saints Seniors as they were soundly beaten in muddy conditions at Penguin on Saturday. The bigger bodied Two Blues out-muscled their younger Saints opponents and ran away with a 166-point win. Coach Aaron Tuwxorth said his team made poor decisions at times which resulted in …

3 years ago
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Win in extreme winds

NWJFL. A wet, wintery day last Sunday saw the final roster match for the North West Football League junior competition. The U16 team had a fantastic win at home in extreme conditions with some of the smaller boys suffering from mild hypothermia symptoms. Brodey Brown was the Saints’ best, continually leading from the front and …

3 years ago

Footballers in-form

CHFA. Another wet week of football saw Scotchtown continue on with its best season in recent memory. The Tigers travelled to Redpa where they defeated the home side by 46 points led by playing coach Brent Burgess, who kicked eight for the day. Burgess was impressed with his side, who he says are starting to …

3 years ago

Reality hits hard

NWFL. Greenham Tasmania Smithton Saints senior coach Aaron Tuxworth continues to be frustrated by his team’s lack of continuity following a crushing 143-point loss to Latrobe on Saturday. Smithton was kept goalless at home up until the final quarter when the coach’s major helped his side to finish with a dismal 1.3; the Saints’ lack …

3 years ago