We have another milestone man this week when Braydon Patterson lines up for his 100th game for the club.
'Patto' has played his whole career at Glenorchy and made his senior debut against Kingborough in 2019.
One of the stars of Tasmanian football achieves another milestone this week when Ben Kamaric plays his 150th game for the club against Lauderdale, attaining Life Membership
The name 'Kamaric' and the number 27 black and white jumper are synonymous at Glenorchy, and Ben (Dizzy) will proudly join his cousin, David (Disco), on the honour roll of GDFC Player Life Members.
This Saturday (4 June 2022), Matthew Joseph, will play his 150th game for the Glenorchy District Football Club, achieving Player Life Membership.
'Joey' epitomises the Northern Suburbs footy fairy-tale of a young kid running out with the Claremont Little League, dreaming of one day playing senior footy with Glenorchy.
After transitioning from junior football to the Mariners, he made his senior debut against Lauderdale in 2013. Joey worked hard to cement himself in our senior team, and achieved his favourite moment in football when he played in the 2016 Premiership team alongside his brother, Daniel
Another milestone for one of our favourite sons this week when John Geard lines up for his 200th game
'Geardy' is a product of our underage program and has worked hard to cement himself as one of the most consistent players in the competition.
The Glenorchy District Football Club is pleased to announce a key appointment to the coaching role of our mighty SFLW team for the 2022 season. Following a thorough selection process…. welcome to the nest, Scott Riley.
Scott’s passion and enthusiasm for the game is evident immediately when you speak with him. He has a strong coaching background and particularly understands the dynamic of women’s football.
GDFC members, sponsors, and supporters,
All aboard for destination 2022 and beyond!
The Glenorchy District Football Club is pleased to announce two key appointments to the senior coaching structure for the 2022 season following a thorough selection process.
The Senior Women's season came to a fantastic end with winning the State Premiership on September 19, after a year of challenges.
The season’s last few weeks were full of excitement & expectation, but certainly more emotion, pain & plain hard work than anyone could have imagined.
Our 2021 Men and Women Award winners
Men Seniors Best & Fairest - Ben Kamaric
Women Seniors Best & Fairest - Elise Barwick
Best & Fairest - Elise Barwick
Best & Fairest Runner Up - Jemma Webster
Best First Year Player - Brooke Barwick / Georgia Clark / Halle Whitehead
Best in Finals - Georgia Clark
Coaches Award - Morgan Wright
Leading Goalkicker - Tiarna Ford
Most Improved - Jemma Hay
Well done to all recipients, well deserved.
For a little more than two quarters it looked as if the RSEA Magpies development team could produce an upset and advance to the Preliminary Final, but ultimately the depth of North Launceston prevailed.
The Bombers, who entered the first week of finals with a full list to choose from, started strongly at Invermay Park, and a late burst before quarter-time gave them a 26-point edge at the first break.
The Glenorchy boys weren't about to lie down, however, a stunning second quarter seeing them control territory throughout the term and boot 4 goals to 1 as Josh Whitford, Cooper Meredith, Jake Roberts and Braidy Simpson took control around the midfield, and Bayley Bester, Jude Saavedra and Matthew Joseph came to life up forward.
The RSEA Magpies produced a performance for the ages to thrash Clarence by 67 points and storm into the SFLW grand final at North Hobart Oval next weekend.
It has been a challenging year for our women's team after the AFL decided not to offer Tasmania's best female players a state league to play in, but they have made the most of this unfortunate situation and are now poised to make history.
The qualifying final against arch-rivals Clarence was tipped to be a tight affair - the previous encounter at KGV was won by the Pies in the final minutes - but the Glenorchy girls produced a performance for the ages.
After going through season 2020 without recording a win, the RSEA Magpie youngsters have completed an incredible rebound, winning nine games to claim fourth place on the development league ladder.
That achievement now sees them travel to Invermay Park this Saturday to take on North Launceston at 10am for a place in the Preliminary Final.
The achievement is made all the more remarkable by the fact the club's injury curse resulted in 68 different players representing the development team in 2021.
*Pic by Chris Rules
Turnovers were the tale of the day as Glenorchy gifted Launceston 14 goals from unforced skills errors at Windsor Park last Saturday, overshadowing an outstanding Ben Kamaric performance.
Emerging superstar Perri King has become the first-ever Glenorchy Magpie drafted into the AFLW after being selected by North Melbourne on Tuesday night.
King, a New Norfolk product, burst onto the TSLW stage with the RSEA Magpies as a 15-year-old in 2019, being named in the best players three times in her 10 outings in the black and white.
Then she made talent scouts around the country take notice in 2020 - as her incredible pressure game stood out at senior level - including being named Glenorchy's second best player in the grand final at UTAS Stadium.
*Pic by Chris Rules
The RSEA Magpies welcomed back some experienced faces last Saturday and almost toppled the high-flying Clarence Roos in a high-quality contest at KGV.
After Josh Arnold and Chris Howard had returned to the line-up in the previous two weeks, Brayden Webb, Matt Dilger, Cam Goodsell and Darrean Wyatt further bolstered the Pies as they look to finish the season on a high.
Brayden Webb is back for this Saturday's huge clash between Glenorchy and Clarence at KGV.
Two of the RSEA Magpies' brightest stars - Sarah Skinner and Perri King - are closing in on the 2021 AFLW Draft with both in contention to be picked up.
*Pic by Chris Rules
Strong games by returnees Josh Arnold and Chris Howard were amongst the few football-related positives on a disappointing day at Skybus Oval, where Lauderdale marked their fundraiser for Ryan Wiggins with an outstanding performance.
With long-time Bombers stalwart Wiggins in hospital in Melbourne after a tragic accident, and his family facing significant costs, the day raised well over $20,000, showing the strength of the club and the football community in supporting one of their own.
Lauderdale president Julie Kay thanked Glenorchy supporters for their generosity, and our club has high praise for the way the Bombers have rallied around Ryan and his family.
*Pic by Chris Rules
Emerging big man Chris Howard returns for just his fourth game of football in the past two seasons this Saturday, and the RSEA Magpies are sure glad to have him back.
The game at Lauderdale at 2pm shapes as a big one for a number of reasons, most notably as a fundraiser for Lauderdale champion Ryan Wiggins, who suffered significant spinal injuries a fortnight ago.
The Glenorchy District Football Club encourages all club members and supporters to support Ryan and his family if possible via their GoFundMe page.