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.
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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.
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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.
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Our women's team moved to 11-0 in season 2021 after a 56-point win over the Kingborough Tigers at KGV last Saturday, their defence perfect as they held the Tigers scoreless. That was their seventh straight win in the SFLW competition.
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The RSEA Magpies seniors were outplayed by a classy North Launceston outfit at KGV last Saturday, while the development league downed the Bombers to move into equal third place.
The RSEA Magpies have moved to 10-0 after an impressive win over the South East Suns at Sorell last Friday night, their sixth win on the trot in the SFLW competition.
The Glenorchy RSEA Magpies have celebrated three wins on the one day for the first time in almost two years after a trio of terrific triumphs at North Hobart Oval last week.
The senior side were almost impeccable across the opening three quarters - having 41 inside 50s to just 19 for North Hobart - with only some poor conversion in front of goal preventing them leading by much more than 43 points.
The girls are back on the field tonight (Friday) taking on the Suns for the first time this year. First bounce kicks off at 7:00 Pembroke park (jnr oval).
Congratulations to Mackie Sutcliffe who will be playing her 50th game. Mackie has been a significant asset to our Glenorchy side being a key dominate backline player known for her long booming kick and ability to read the play. We wish you all the best Mack and look forward to celebrating your milestone.
Adam Roberts has produced a pressure performance for the ages in the RSEA Magpies' Round 12 loss to the league-leading Launceston Blues.
The game was a physical affair but the Blues showed their power and class in a string of dominant bursts through the game to run out easy winners.
It was almost like the night Noah started building his arc, but out on KGV the RSEA Magpies and Tigers put on an absorbing battle of physical, wet weather football to open Round 11 of the TSL.
It was the visitors' night, a three-goal burst in the second term proving the difference between the two sides despite a late charge from Glenorchy that brought the hearty Friday night crowd to life.
The RSEA Magpies have produced a stirring 19-point win over arch-rivals Lauderdale at KGV in a game billed as a 'mini final' by coach Paul Kennedy.
The toll from the previous week's loss, with Adam Roberts, Brayden Webb, Darrean Wyatt, Sam Rundle and Zac Webster all forced omissions, meant one of the youngest Glenorchy sides in history took to the field in a must-win game in hurricane-like conditions.
When a club has 20 players unavailable due to injuries, concussion, work commitments and school footy, it has an enormous impact on the development league side, and that was the challenge the Glenorchy boys faced last week.
With just 12 players from the senior list available for the crunch game against Lauderdale, the Claremont Football Club stepped up and offered six of their players as their team had the SFL bye.
Together with a group of Glenorchy U16 and U18 players, that was the boost the RSEA Magpies needed to record a 23-point win and move a game clear inside the top four.
While Lauderdale anchor the bottom of the development league ladder, with such an undermanned line-up it shaped as a massive danger game for the Pies' finals hopes, and the club is very grateful to our Claremont neighbours for their assistance.
It was a huge week for the RSEA Magpies women's team who won their ninth straight game for season 2021 by defeating Clarence by 62 points.
With the return of stars like Sarah Skinner, Perri King and Molly Mitchell, the girls produced a stunning second quarter, booting 5.2 to 0.1 to bounce the Roos off Blundstone Arena and keep the Smith-Corrie Cup in Magpie hands.
The Clarence Roos have broken their Bingley-Linton Cup drought with a well-earned win over Glenorchy at Bellerive Oval.
The third-placed Roos built the game up as their best chance in a number of years to reclaim the prized trophy, with their full contingent of Devils available and the RSEA Magpies missing a host of stars.
The Glenorchy boys were ready for their fire, however, bringing enormous pressure to control the opening 15 minutes of the game, but some wayward ball use meant they only had one major to show for it.
Clarence responded in what was an outstanding contest, and some slick conversion gave them a 14-point lead at the first change.
The high-pressure encounter continued in the second term, but it was the Roos who maintained the heat for longer, and a four-goal burst to close the quarter blew the game open.
Glenorchy responded in the third term, and a major early in the final term had the margin back to six goals, however the injury bug had bitten hard, with Brayden Webb, Sam Rundle, Zac Webster, Adam Roberts and Darrean Wyatt all sidelined.
The Pies down to 16 players on the field at one stage, and although Callen Daly reemerged to give the visitors a 17th player, Clarence made the most of their advantage to cruise to a 68-point win.
Dom Brown was outstanding for the RSEA Magpies, limiting gun Clarence midfielder Ethan Jackson to just one clearance and picking up an incredible 18 pressure acts, while Cooper Meredith and Daniel Joseph were ever-dependable down back.
Harrison Gunther competed hard at both ends, as did James Deegan in the ruck, while youngster Luke Nicholson was tireless on the wing.
Glenorchy 5.4.34 def by Clarence 14.18.102
Goals: Webster, Kamaric, Gunther, Brown, Wyatt
Best: C Meredith, Brown, D Joseph, Gunther, Deegan, Nicholson
The RSEA Magpies welcome back star utility Harrison Gunther for their huge Bingley-Linton Cup clash with Clarence at Bellerive on Saturday, as they look to maintain their stranglehold on the coveted cup.
After the sombering news that lynchpin defender Tom Cleary will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his ACL, the return of Gunther after a strong run of form for North Melbourne in the VFL is a timely boost.
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The all-conquering RSEA Magpies women's team has moved to a perfect 8-0 for season 2021 with an emphatic 94-point win over Claremont in the SFLW, with star forward Tarn Ford dominant with 8 goals.
With the AFL deciding not to run a TSLW in 2021 - leaving Tasmania's best players without the opportunities provided to those in Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia - the club has created a range of opportunities for our women's team to help fill the void.
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It was the long-awaited day that Daniel Joseph reached 150 games and became a Life Member of the Glenorchy District Football Club, and his teammates made sure it was one to remember at North Hobart Oval.
Bouncing back from a heavy loss in Launceston, the RSEA Magpies wasted no time in making amends as they booted the first 7 goals of the game to take a 45-point lead into quarter-time.
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It was a frustrating day at the office for the RSEA Magpies as they failed to fire in the third term, and failed to convert their many opportunities as they fell by 24 points to the much-improved Tigers at Twin Ovals.
The day was typified by the visitors' opening few minutes, where two 'stand' 50-metre penalities gifted the Tigers a pair of cheap goals and a perfect kickstart to the day.
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It was a case of G-Force at KGV last Saturday as Harrison Gunther and John Geard guided the RSEA Magpies to a memorable 26-point win over Lauderdale.