Tigers take glory

CHFA. Scotchtown have taken out Circular Head Football Association’s season opening tournament, the Lightning Premiership. Playing 10 minutes halves under lights at the Smithton Recreation Ground on Saturday, Irishtown and Redpa kicked off the first game with Irishtown winning 2.1.13 to no response from their opponents. Game two saw Forest Stanley edge ahead of Scotchtown …

2 years ago

Making the big calls

Umpiring. Circular Head Football Umpires Association is gearing up for the upcoming season with their first test this Saturday during the Lightning Premiership. As recruitment steadily rises and with a squad of 20 umpires this year, coach Ian Heald says strengthening numbers is a positive sign for all aspects of the game. Requiring two boundary …

2 years ago

Lightning strikes

Leadership. With premiership glory at stake, clubs will launch into a new Circular Head Football Association season this weekend. The annual Lightning Premiership will kick start proceedings this Saturday in Smithton. The twilight tournament will see sides meet in a round-robin series ahead of round one the following week. A change in leadership will see …

2 years ago
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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

Eye on the red and blue

CHFA. Forest-Stanley’s senior side made its presence felt on the league by taking out the Lightning Premiership at Stanley on Saturday. With some clubs choosing to rest key players ahead of round one, the Demons showcased a host of new inclusions led by coach Matt Elliott to take home comprehensive wins; the first of two …

4 years ago

Juniors set to light up rec

NWJFL. The Greenham Tasmania Smithton Saints’ junior contingent will be the first to trial their home ground’s new lights in the season opener this Friday. Smithton’s U/14 and U/16 sides will start their 2015 campaign against closest rivals Wynyard, with action kicking off from Smithton Recreation Ground at 5.30pm. The young Saints received their first taste …

4 years ago
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Local league returns

CHFA. Four clubs will be looking to officially put their pre-season preparation to the test in the league’s opening tournament this Saturday. Kicking off slightly earlier than last year, the Circular Head Football Association’s Lightning Premiership will take place at Stanley Recreation Ground from 10.30am, with six matches to be contested throughout the day. With …

4 years ago

Pre-season practice

CHFA. Forest Stanley Football Club will play host to a unique four-side lightning premiership this Saturday, attracting teams from across the north. Yeoman (Darwin Football League), Tamar (Northern Tasmania Football Association) and Turners Beach (North Western Football Association) will all travel to Stanley to compete in the pre-season tournament, playing one another before a grand …

5 years ago