Saints promote Tuxworth

Football. Smithton Football Club’s senior team will have a new face at the helm next year in 22-year-old Aaron Tuxworth. Having coached the U/19 squad for the past two years and sharing a vice-captaincy in the seniors, “Tucky” has been elevated to senior coach for 2015 replacing Jarrod Watling. Saints president Nic Bellinger confirmed the move this …

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Surprise induction

Football. NTFL Hall of Fame inductee Haydn Nicholls knew something was up when he was invited to the league’s 2014 Baldock Medal Count on the weekend. But it wasn’t until the presenter on stage began to describe his career to date in detail, that he understood exactly why he had been summoned. “When they started …

4 years ago

A final farewell

NTFL. The season ended for the Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints on Saturday, as Senior player Josh Smith called time on his football career. Despite the Saints’ 107-point loss to Wynyard, the day was highlighted by Smith’s emotional send-off at the end of the match, with teammates helping to celebrate his 100-plus games played for …

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Saints’ finals hopes lost

NTFL. Any hopes of a finals berth are gone, after the Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints were beaten to the tune of 71 points on Saturday. The Saints never really looked to be in the hunt, kicking just two goals in the first quarter and only two points in the second. Ulverstone kicked away in a …

4 years ago

Failing to shrug off Blues

NTFL. The Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints’ hopes of a finals berth suffered a blow in round 16, losing to in-form Penguin by 66 points. The Saints took confidence into Saturday’s crucial clash away from home, knowing they had managed to beat the Two Blues in their past three matches. But it was the home …

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Crunch time for senior squad

NTFL. The Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints have five games remaining to climb back into the top four following a comfortable 85-point win over East Devonport. Their job may have been made slightly harder however coming off the back of round 15, with fourth-placed Penguin earning a draw with Ulverstone to gain a slight two-point …

4 years ago

Agonisingly close

NTFL. A late comeback fell narrowly out of reach for the Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints, suffering a 14-point home defeat to Ulverstone on Saturday. The result keeps Smithton four points away from a vital top-four position, with six games remaining this season, including this weekend’s match against East Devonport followed by one last rotation …

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