Premiership play

Juniors. Circular Head Netball Association’s Grand Final games were held in Smithton on Saturday in cold, wintery conditions. The Grade 3, 4, 5 roster began proceedings in a five game round-robin format. All players took to the courts with great enthusiasm to play competitively in what was a fantastic show of sportsmanship to end the …

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Raising the best 

Juniors. As Irishtown Football Club looks to its 120-year anniversary, the club recognises the youngsters who will carry the club to 150 years. “We’ve always tried to look after our kids at Irishtown but it’s something we’ve definitely put extra focus on over the past two years,” president Clinton “Ox” McLaren said. “Last year we …

2 years ago

Region’s up-and-coming juniors

Hockey. Junior hockey competitions began last weekend as the inaugural U/12s and U/14s rosters took off on Friday night. Circular Head Hockey Association and Smithton Saints Hockey Club organised the new rosters in the hopes the competition would help ease the transition from junior to senior level hockey. The mixed super nines roster began with …

2 years ago
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Stick to your sport

Development. Primary school students have been given the opportunity to enhance their hockey skills in term one through an initiative introduced by Circular Head Hockey Association. Led by local players Rebekah Lardner, Annabel Dixon and Sonia Poke, the Hockey Tasmania clinics have been offered to schools across the region, focusing on basic skills and knowledge …

3 years ago

Winter sport for juniors

Activity. With the end to Circular Head’s summer competitions comes the opportunity for youngsters to try their hand in some of the winter sports on offer. For budding Australian rules footballers, this year’s Auskick program will again be organised by the initiative’s 2014 Tasmanian Volunteer of the Year, Craig “Fred” Perry. A registration day is scheduled …

3 years ago

Prime time for youth

Football. Two Marrawah products have been given the opportunity to take the Smithton Football Club’s U/14 and U/16 sides further forward this season. Current Saints senior player Woody French will coach the club’s youngest division of players in the North West Junior Football League, while experienced veteran Stafford Heres will lead the altered age group …

4 years ago

Two seasons, two trophies

Juniors. St Peter Chanel took out their second hockey premiership in as many years earlier this month, defeating Smithton Primary School White 1-0 in the final. The team had another impressive season, finishing on top of the ladder over four other teams in the competition. The Grand Final was an evenly contested game, with both …

4 years ago
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Juniors thriving

NWJFL. The Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints’ newest teams – U/14 and U/17 – have worked hard to make a strong impression in their inaugural season. With Rhys King and Jarrod Watling co-coaching the U/14 side and Kelvin Popowski taking the coaching role with the U/17s, results have been mixed so far in the junior …

4 years ago

Career highlight

AFL. A group of Circular Head youngsters will experience the thrill of a lifetime when they play in front of thousands of spectators this weekend. At half-time in the Round 12 clash between Hawthorn and West Coast, 40 local Auskick children will set foot on Launceston’s Aurora Stadium, taking part in a slightly scaled-down version …

4 years ago

Juniors: we need you

Football. CHFA president Buck Benson has dismissed rumours of the junior competition folding, but is stressing the need for more young players in the upcoming season. Benson said players were “needed desperately” to maintain a strong competition for all clubs involved, with several factors leading to a shortage of junior players within some sides. He added …

4 years ago