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LATEST NEWS…..


GOLF DAY SOLD OUT

Bookings for the Daniel Hulm Memorial Golf day this Friday (24th February 2017) have closed as the day has been sold out.

 

At the completion of the game and after lunch the Trophy presentation will take place in the Golf Course Club Rooms.

 

Once the formalities are finished anyone who wishes to is invited to then join us back at Bellerive Oval in our Clubrooms in Derwent Street Bellerive for a few refreshments commencing from 4.00pm.

 

Access to the ground will be via the Members Gate which is located just prior to the Car Gate Number 1

 

Regards

 

Richard Mulligan

Clarence Football Club

 

2017 SEASON LAUNCH - 4TH MARCH

 The 2017 season launch will be on Saturday, 4th of March commencing at 8.30am in the new Clubrooms at Blundstone Arena.

You are invited to come along and meet the players and coaches and show your support for the Club in 2017 and hear from :-

 the coaches;

 the President on current and future club directions;

 panel discussion on the upcoming season and an analysis of opposition Clubs;

 the President presenting Club awards; and

 take the opportunity become a player jumper sponsor for $100 and support the club personally as a sponsor in 2017

The cost is $25 which includes breakfast and a $5 donation that will be used toward completion of our new clubrooms by installing new honour boards and bringing existing boards up to date.

This is a great project and is around eighty five percent complete and finishing the job is important so we really can claim to have a home at the ground that permanently houses our memorabilia and history.

We look forward to seeing you on the 4th of March.

Closing RSVP Thursday 2 March 2017
Dee Venn: 6244 2155
Email: [email protected]
Or
Richard – Mulligan: 6244 2155 or Mobile: 0419 329 373

Dress: neat casual

BANJOS SHORELINE IS A NEW SPONSOR

We are proud to welcome Banjos Bakery Shoreline as a partnering sponsor of the Club for the next two years and we look forward to working together with Banjos over this time – we strongly recommend to all our players, members, volunteers and general supporters to utilize the services of Banjos Bakery and Café for all your Bakery requirements  

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2017

The Calendar of Events for 2017 is now available to download by clicking here. However,please note that the Club function dates and venues may be subject to change once confirmed and any change will be notified on the Website and Facebook sites

 

AWARDS 2016

Congratulations to the following winners of the Awards and Certificates that were made by our President at the AGM on 14th December -
 
  • Hall of Fame Inductee – Les McClements and Paul Smith
  • E. H. (Ted) Turner Award –  Kerrye O’Dwyer
  • Life Members –  Denis Rogers and Denis Mayne
  • Les McClements Award – Michael Holloway
  • Annette and Allan Richards Award –  Michael Hope
  • Terry Mayne Memorial Award (Clubman of the year) – Randall Castle and Ross Direen  
  •  Certificates of Merit  –  Sue Hope, Wendy Castle, Christine Minehan, Caroline Stephens, Steve Isaac, Adam Salter, Joyce Roach, Phil Dodge, Betty Burr, Dot Webster, David Ausburn, Brian Hope, Ricky Bowerman, Trent Standen, Jaymes Baker, Nick Raglione, Mitch Spong Wendy Joseph, Bob Joseph and Chris Garrett

APPLICATIONS CALLED FOR UNDER 18 COACH

Clarence Football Club Under 18 Coach

Applications from interested persons are invited for the 2017 season.

Applications are to be in writing and provide details of relevant experience and qualifications.

 

Applicants must in their application provide details of their strategy on how they propose to further the development of our players of the future and how the under 18 squad will integrate with the senior playing list.

Applications are to be addressed to the CEO, Clarence Football Club, PO Box 94 Rosny Park Tasmania 7018, or may be sent by Email attachment to [email protected] , and must be received by close of business on the 25th November 2016.


 

Richard Mulligan

CEO


AWARDS 2016

Our 2016 Presentation Night was held on Friday evening. Congratulations to all the award winners!


Senior’s Awards
The Chris Riewoldt Medal (Best Player) – Jack Gleeson
Best Player Runner Up – Jake Cox
Most Improved Player –James Brenner
Best 1st Year Player – Tyson Hanslow
Leading Goal Kicker – Trent Standen
Coaches Award – Jason Bailey
Most Consistent Player – Matthew Drury


Development League Awards
The Gavin Cooney Medal (Best Player) – Brad Tilbury
Best Player Runner Up – Brayden Dart
Best Player in the Finals & Most Improved – Alex Gaul
Most Consistent Player – Angus Morton
Best 1st Year Player – Keren Howlett
Leading Goal Kicker – Michael Blackburn
Coaches Award – Tom Cooney


Women’s Awards
The Vanessa Mayer Medal (Best Player) – Georgia Pennicott & Jacinta Limbrick
Best Player in the Finals – Rachel Archer
Most Improved Player – Lauren Knowles
Most Consistent Player – Sophie Pennocitt
Best 1st Year Player – Nicole Bresnehan
Leading Goal Kicker – Jacinta Limbrick
Coaches Award – Charlotte Kenny
Joan Mizen Trophy – Jodie Mather


Under 18’s Awards
The Jack Riewoldt Medal (Best Player) – Tom Birchall
Best Player Runner Up - Jamie Booth
Best Player in the Finals – Fraser Turner
Most Consistent Player – Seth Hunter
Most Courageous Player – Zac Lewin
Best 1st Year Player – Tom Franks
Coaches Award – Will Press

 

Milestone Awards
150 Senior Games and Life Member – Matthew Drury
100 Senior Games – Jason Bailey
50 Senior Games – Wade Wall
50 Games – Kaylee Stubbs
50 Games - Nat Daniels

WEBBERLEY APPOINTED AS NEW COACH

The Clarence Football Club today announced the appointment of its senior coach for the next two years.

Senior Coach – Jeromey Webberley

Jeromey was appointed interim senior coach in June this year following the decision of Trent Bartlett to step down and during this time he was able to strongly demonstrate his extensive skills and deep knowledge and understanding of the modern game.

Jeromey has a distinguished career as both a player and also as an assistant coach:-

Coaching

•    four years as an assistant coach with Clarence in the TSL
•    assistant coach state under twenty three team 2016
•    interim Senior Coach Clarence Football Club since June 2016
•    accredited as an AFL Level two coach


Playing

•    drafted to Richmond Football Club in 2009 where he played 16 games
•    winner RACT Player of the Year 2009
•    premiership player with Clarence in the TSL in 2009
•    regular Tasmanian state team player
•    selected in several TSL Teams’ of the Year
•    dual best and fairest winner Clarence Football Club

Club President Roger Viney said “The Club is very fortunate to have someone of the quality and experience of Jeromey to step in to the role and we look forward to working with him to turn around the fortunes of the Club and get back to being a successful finals winning Club”.

Viney went on to say that “the Club considers Jeromey to be the ideal person to work with the exciting group of young players that we have coming through as well as with our more experienced existing players and this combination together with some new players we will be looking to bring to the Club gives us every reason to feel confident that he is a very good fit to lead us over the coming years”.

Contact Number for Jeromey is -     0437 133 230


Roger GS Viney
President
Clarence Football Club

MATT DRURY TO PLAY HIS 150th GAME

This week (13th August 2016) sees Matt (Spud) Drury play his one hundredth and fiftieth game and qualify as a player Life member. Matt was recruited to the Club in 2008 by Brendon Bolton as an assistant coach and has gone on to play in two winning premiership teams as well as coaching the club for four years and barring a run of injury to key personnel should have won a flag as coach – congratulations Matt you have been a great player and leader of our Club and we salute you on this great milestone.

MAROON AND WHITE LUNCHEON - 6th AUGUST

 

CFC in conjunction with the Past Players Association

Invitation - Maroon and White Day -  Bingley Linton Challenge  Cup

 

INVITED GUESTS INCLUDE:

 

John Bingley (Captain/Coach 1970 Premiership team)

Gary Linton (Glenorchy Captain and Premiership Player)

 

GUEST SPEAKER:

 

CARL SAUNDER

NEWLY APPOINTED GENERAL MANAGER

OF THE TASMANIAN STATE LEAGUE

 

DATE: Saturday 6th August 2016 - 11.30pm to 2.00pm

Venue: CENTURY ROOM – Bellerive Oval

 

The Game Clarence V Glenorchy starts at 2.00pm

Cost $50 per head – Bookings of 10 $450

(Carvery Meal – please advise if you have specific dietary requirements)

 

RSVP Monday 1st August 2016

 

Dee Venn: 6244 2155 - Email: [email protected]

 

Or

 

Richard Mulligan: 6244 2155 or Mobile: 0419 329 373

 

SAM SIGGINS TO PLAY FOR CLARENCE

Roger Viney the Clarence Football Club President said today:-

 

“That following some weeks of careful negotiation with both the Lauderdale Football Club and Sam Siggins, Sam has put pen to paper today to confirm that he wished to restart his playing career in the TSL with the Clarence Football Club.

 

The paper work will be lodged with AFL Tasmania within the next twenty four hours.

 

With Clarence rebuilding its list we are looking for Sam to become an important part of the rebuilding process over coming seasons.

 

The Club has been hard hit by injuries and losses to its players as recently as last Saturday with one of its keys tall players and centre half back Harry Bailey going down with a hamstring strain.

 

Viney went on to say “Sam will be considered for selection as early as this week to help cover the injuries and will be a welcome inclusion as he brings his AFL experience in Adelaide to his new team.”

 

Viney added” The Club has warmly embraced Sam and welcomes him into the Clarence Football family and looks forward to a fruitful outcome for both Sam and the Clarence Club”

WEBBERLEY APPOINTED AS NEW COACH

The Board of the Clarence Football Club today announced the appointment of a new Coach following the stepping down of Trent Bartlett last week.

 

Jeromey Webberley has been appointed Clarence Football Clubs Senior Coach for the remainder of the 2016 playing season. President Roger Viney said “that the appointment of Webberley for the remainder of the season as non-playing coach was made based upon his outstanding success as a footballer both in Tasmania and Victoria.”

 

He went on to say that “Jeromey having been a Clarence Club senior best and fairest winner in 2009 and 2014 and a Premiership player in 20O9, being named RACT player of the year in 2009 and going on to be drafted to Richmond in the AFL in 2010 where he played 16 games at AFL level gives him outstanding credentials to take the reins of a Club which is in the process of working hard to push further up the Premiership ladder .”

 

Webberley has also represented the state in 2009, 13 and 14. Having suffered a serious shoulder injury in preseason the appointment allows him to use his outstanding football knowledge to assist in the rebuilding of Clarence Football Clubs young list. As the stand in coach last Saturday Webberley had an outstanding start to his foray into coaching when he was able to guide the senior group to a comfortable win over Hobart City on their home ground at North Hobart.

 

Viney went on to say “ that the Clarence Club will at the completion of the 2016  playing season way up its  future coaching options which will certainly allow Jeromey Webberley to be a contender for the role”

REUNION FOR 1996 PREMIERSHIP TEAM

TRENT BARTLETT STEPS DOWN AS COACH

Clarence Football Coach Trent Bartlett has today advised the Club that he has decided that he will step down as the Senior Coach of the Club.

 

Trent said “coaching at TSL level places a great deal of strain on family and other commitments, and in reviewing my situation I am unable to devote the amount of time required to undertake the role to the level I want, given where the team is at.  For that reason I have advised the Club today that I will be stepping down immediately”

 

Trent went on to say that “I have made this decision today to allow the Club time to find a suitable replacement.”

 

Club President Roger Viney said “while it is extremely disappointing that Trent has felt the need to make this decision, given his popularity within the Club, he fully supported Trent’s reasons for making this decision”.

 

Trent also said that the tragic loss of his appointed Assistant Coach and Cousin Ian Perry earlier in the year had weighed heavily on him for many months.

 

Trent acknowledged that with such a young group of players that a great deal of time is required to bring the playing group up to the level required for TSL football and his circumstances did not permit him to provide the time to do this.

 

The Club acknowledges the great work that Trent has done since his appointment and wishes him well for the future.

 

 

Roger GS Viney

President

Clarence Football Club

CLARENCE WELCOMES NEST AS SPONSOR

The Clarence Football Club is pleased to welcome Nest Property as a new Sponsor. For all sales, purchases or rental listings please contact Paul Farrelly – Nest Property will pay the Football Club $1000 for properties sold or referred through Paul that result in a settlement by way of their sponsorship for the CFC – please contact Paul on 0418 344 503 or email [email protected]


It is also a good opportunity to remind our supporters that the Club depends on the assistance of our Sponsors and we therefore urge you to support them. Check out all our sponsors by clicking here.

CLARENCE VOLUNTEERS ACKNOWLEDGED

Check out Annette Richards and the bingo crew from Clarence Football Club profiled on Footy Community Heroes brought to you by Bell Bay Aluminium and Southern Cross Television Tasmania.

Our great game relies on the many thousands of people who volunteer at footy clubs each week - THANK YOU!

TSL ROSTER CHANGE WEEK 10 AND 

CHANGE TO BINGLEY/LINTON CUP & MAROON AND WHITE DAY LUNCH

Due to an oversight of scheduling the rostered game against Glenorchy at Blundstone Arena for round 10 on Saturday the 28th of May 2016 has had to be rescheduled.

 

To comply with the agreement that no TSL games are to be played at Blundstone Arena in the week preceeding scheduled AFL games it has become necessary to reschedule the game to a Friday Night game stand-alone on 27 May 2016 with the game to commence at 6.30pm.

 

As a consequence the Under Eighteen and Development League games will now be played on Saturday the 28th of May at Geilston Bay at the normal times of 9.30am for the under eighteen and 11.30am for the Development game.

 

The rescheduling of these games has also necessitated the Club to reschedule the Bingley/Linton Cup and associated Maoroon and White Day Lunch to Week 19 of the TSL Roster on Saturday the 6th of August when we again play Glenorchy.

 

The Club apologizes for these roster changes and any inconvenience this may cause but primarily the matter is outside our control – thank you for your consideration.

 

Richard Mulligan

CEO

LEGENDARY TEAM ANNOUNCED -

CLARENCE TEAM OF 1970 TO BE RECOGNISED

 

Last Saturday, the Clarence Football Club hosted a season launch breakfast at 7.30am in the Century Room at Blundstone Arena and  as part of the celebrations it was announced that the twelfth Legendary Team of Tasmanian football, the Clarence team of 1970, has been selected for induction into the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame.

Since entering the TANFL in 1947, Clarence had made only seven finals appearances in 20 seasons for just one solitary finals win. After a First Semi Final exit in 1966, former Melbourne champion Stuart Spencer resigned as coach, and the man chosen to replace him was 1966 St Kilda premiership player and Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame inductee John Bingley, a man who would have a profound impact on the club’s fortunes.

Under Bingley’s tutelage, the Clarence sides of the late 1960s quickly acquired their new coach’s own burning desire to never accept second best and before long had become a force in southern football for the first time in the club’s history. After making three consecutive finals appearances from 1967-69 - including a grand final in 1969 that ended in defeat at the hands of North Hobart - Clarence and Bingley entered the 1970 season primed to end their premiership drought. 

As well as possessing several stars in the form of Bingley, John Richmond and 1969 Best and Fairest winner Kevin ‘Doola’ King, the Roos recruited heavily during the 1969-70 off-season, luring several big names including Bob Cheek (Penguin), defender Adrian Bowden (Sandy Bay), centreman Bob Lynch (New Norfolk) and Mike Nash (Collingwood reserves); these would form a quartet who along with Barry Teague (Richmond) would come to be known as the ‘Foreign Legion’ and all would play crucial roles in the team’s coming success.

After finishing second after the Home and away season and defeating Sandy Bay in the Second Semi Final, Clarence faced New Norfolk for the 1970 flag. After a week full of optimism, the Roos triumphed by 55 points - 19.16 (130) to 10.15 (75); the hero of the day was 19-year old Terry Mayne, who booted 10 goals from full forward. The victory sparked wild celebrations on Hobart’s eastern shore, with coach Bingley later stating that the triumph meant more to him than his flag with St Kilda four years earlier. With the TANFL flag safely in their possession Clarence then set their sights on taking out the state premiership, however after a comfortable win over NTFA premiers Scottsdale the Roos were overpowered by NWFU premiers Latrobe, coached by the iconic Darrel Baldock.

The Clarence side of 1970 were the pioneers for Clarence’s subsequent success, with the club winning a further 14 senior TFL/SFL/TSL premierships since that initial triumph 46 years ago. It is for this reason amongst many others that this team is a worthy inductee into the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame.

Back Row - Adrian Bowden; Robin Norris; Bob Whitehouse; Brian Yost; Bob Cheek; Brian Godfrey; Kevin Thornbury;
Middle Row -  Barry Teague; Rod Stirling; Kevin Palmer; Kevin King; John Anderson; Ray Bentley; Terry Mayne;
Front Row -  Phil Ingles; Michael Nash; John Bingley (Captain Coach); John Richmond; Barry Edwards; Bob Lynch;

The official induction of the Legendary Team will take place on Friday 1 July at the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame gala dinner at Wrest Point.

CHANGE OF TIME FOR SEASON LAUNCH

Due to circumstances that the Clarence Football Club cannot control the commencement time for the Season launch Function next Saturday morning, 19th of March will be earlier at 7.30am and not 7.45am as originally published.

 

This has become necessary as the Club has had a practice match scheduled for next Saturday against the Mariners at the Twin Ovals Kingston with an 11.30am start time but this has been changed to an 11.00am start to accommodate return flights for AFL Recruitment observers who will be attending the game.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT

As we head into season 2016 the Club is extremely proud of its place as the trend setter in the overall state competition and season 2015 saw teams under the Clarence Brand win five out of a possible seven Premierships a truly wonderful effort, I know all other Tasmanian clubs are envious of  this accomplishment. It’s now up to our Club to harness this success and turn it into Premiership success at the Elite level.

The Club is 70% through turning its old change facilities into Club room space for our memorabilia display of both the Senior and Junior clubs.  The work being undertaken was pulling out all the internal walls  making the area large enough to hold a number of smaller functions and events for example following matches.  The areas concrete floors  have been polished ready for the next step of installing improved viewing windows, several heat pumps will also be included for comfort of users. The Club still needs support by way of donations of cash or kind and would be extremely grateful if interested parties in supporting this project could contact the Club.

It is unusual for our Clubs Senior roster to commence with a bye.  This tells us that something has changed. It is common knowledge that the Prospect Hawks have regretfully withdrawn from the roster in the senior ranks.  The question now is posed will they survive with just a Development League Team playing in a revamped Development roster?…..while our Club was happy to support this approach so that they may draw some senior players back into their ranks it is now becoming pretty obvious that the Development competition as we know it will struggle to survive long-term.  This follows on from both Devonport and Burnie not fielding teams in that roster last season.

 

The one thing experience tells us is that Football is ever emerging and changing the only way to survive is to embrace change and work with those who make the critical decisions. A new report will soon be released which was commissioned by the AFL and written by ex-Bulldog Simon Garlick, The report will be a trigger for some change to Tasmanian Football.

 

I look forward to seeing you all at the Football during 2016.

 

Roger G S Viney

President

Clarence Football Club

CLARENCE MOURNS THE LOSS OF ASSISTANT
SENIOR COACH

The Clarence Football Club is in a state of shock following the tragic passing on Saturday afternoon (27th February 2016),  of one of our own.

 

At the Clubs annual player camp the last weekend and while overseeing the player’s final workout for the afternoon the Clubs Assistant Senior Coach Ian Perry collapsed suddenly and passed away.

 

At this time the Club thoughts are with Ian’s wife Kerri and daughters Olivia and Ella, and wider family and we are doing what we can to support them. All members of the Football Club share the family’s loss.

 

While Ian had only been with the Club a short time as an assistant coach, supporting his long-time friend and cousin Trent Bartlett in his role as senior coach of the Club, he had made a significant impact and will leave particularly the players with a lasting legacy.

 

The club had taken Ian into its family and his passing is being treated as a loss of a football family member.

 

Ian had brought an optimism which the players and support staff had really linked into heading toward a renewed on ground enthusiasm for the ensuing season.

2016 SEASON LAUNCH

 

2016 SEASON LAUNCH INVITATION
BREAKFAST - SATURDAY 19 MARCH 2016
The 2016 season launch this year will be on Saturday Morning the 19th of March commencing at 7.45am in the Century Room on the first floor of the Cricket Tasmania Building at Blundstone Arena.
You are invited to come along and show your support for the Club in 2016 and hear from :-

  • the coaches;
  • the President on current and future club directions;
  • panel discussion on the upcoming season and an analysis of opposition Clubs;
  • the President presenting Club awards; and
  • take the opportunity become a player jumper sponsor for $100 and support the club personally as a sponsor in 2016

The cost is $35 and this includes a $5 donation which will be used to refurbish and convert our former changerooms in to our club functions room which we aiming to open for our first home game this year.
This is a great project and will provide the Club for the first time with a dedicated area at the ground to permanently display our memorabilia and history in our own functions room.

 

CLUB RULES AND POLICIES ONLINE

The Board of the Clarence Football Club has agreed that all the adopted Rules and Policies of the Football Club should be available online. To view the Policies, click here.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR 2016

The Calendar of Events for the Club has been released and can be viewed by clicking here.

MEMBERSHIP FEES FOR 2016

Unfortunately, Membership Fees have all had to increase by $5 for 2016, but it is the first increase in fees for a number of years. We look forward to enjoying a healthy number of members again during 2016. Check out the fees by clicking here.  To download a copy of the Membership Application form click here.

DANIEL HULM GOLF DAY - 19th FEBRUARY

This year’s event will again be held at Tasmania Golf Club on Friday the 19th of February, starting @ 8:00am for registration and hitting off at 8.30am.

 

The cost is $70.00 per head or $260.00 per team and this includes your green fees – egg and bacon roll breakfast – a BBQ lunch and 4 raffle tickets in the major raffle drawn after game.

 

We ask that you again support this great day and we look forward to seeing you on the 19th.

 

Could you please complete the entry form and return back to myself or Brad Dutton by Wednesday the 10thof February - thanks.

 

Regards

 

Richard Mulligan

Clarence Football Club


A copy of the flyer with the entry form is available by clicking here

CHANGEROOM DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

AWARDS FOR 2015

Our 2015 Presentation Night was held on Friday evening. Congratulations to all the award winners!


Seniors

Jake Cox- Chris Riewoldt medal for Best and Fairest
Josh Fox- Runner up/ Leading Goal Kicker
Matt Ling- Most improved
Gabby Chambers- Most consistent
Aidan Grace- Daniel Hulm Rising Star and Best First Year
Brady Jones- Coaches Award


Development

Jayden Wylie- Best and Fairest/ Best in Finals
Keegan Wylie- Runner up
Brendan Hay- Coaches Award
Alex Silver- Most Improved
James Holmes - Best First Year
Michael Blackburn- Leading Goal Kicker
Brayden Dart- Most Consistent


Under 18

Trent Hope- Best and Fairest
James Brenner- Runner up
Seth Hunter- Most Courageous
Ryan Martin- Most Consistent
Tyson Hanslow- Best first year player
Teege Westbury- Best in Finals
Jordan McDermott- Coaches Award


Womens

Georgia Pennicott- Best and Fairest
Kelly Dixon- Runner up and Best in Finals
Jessica Parsons- Most Consistent
Maddison Smith- Leading Goal Kicker
Jacinta Limbrick- Most Improved
Sophie Pennicott- Best 1st year
Zoie Crawford- Coaches Award
Brooke Salter- Joan Mizen Trophy

IAN CALLINAN REJOINS CLARENCE

The football club is pleased to announce the signing of former Tassie Devil, Central District, Adelaide (afl & sanfl) and Clarence superstar Ian Callinan. The club looks forward to the playing and assistant coaching services of 'Wingnut'. Welcome aboard!

CLARENCE APPOINTS NEW SENIOR COACH

Friday, 2nd October 2015 - Trent Bartlet, former Brisbane, Footscray and Tassie Devils player has been appointed Senior Coach of the Clarence Football Club for 2016 and 2017. We wish Trent all the best in his new venture.

CONSOLATION - THREE PREMIERSHIPS

Although our Seniors missed the finals for the the first time in 26 years, Clarence still showed it's strength by winning the Development League, Women's and under Eighteens Grand Finals.
Final scores in all those games were as follows:-

DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
Clarence 15.17 (107)
Glenorchy 11.6 (72)

WOMEN'S
Clarence 17.15 (117)
Burnie 5.5 (35)

UNDER EIGHTEENS
Clarence 20.12 (132)
North Hobart 5.4 (34)

Congratulations to all those boys and girls, you have once again done our club proud, and it all goes well for the future.
GO ROOS!

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT

The new Season is nearly upon us and the players are looking fit and ready to tackle yet another season of State League Football. It is great to see that Southern Cross Television  has come on board as the competitions sponsors for season 2015, this should really boost the interest in the State League as the competition really needs a boast in the marketing of what is an outstanding on field product. The competition has some small changes this year with both Burnie and Devonport not participating in the Colts competition making that an eight team roster for season 2015.  While certainly not the best result it will mean that our Colts Team will be subjected to less travelling this season as no trips will be undertaken by them  to the coast.

 

The Club ran its very successful Daniel Hulme Memorial golf Day recently and was blessed with great weather and the day went off extremely well. All participants are to be tanked for their outstanding support. Club memberships are now available and we would welcome both new and past members renewing their memberships for 2015.

 

Further I look forward to seeing all our members and supporters at our first match at KGV on the 4th April the Senior game to commences at 4.30pm.

 

Roger G S Viney

President

CLARENCE SUPPORTS STAY CHATY






The Clarence Football Club is a proud supporter of the Stay ChaTy program

AGREEMENT WITH LAUDERDALE

Following incidents in the Development League Grand Final last year between Lauderdale and Clarence, the two Clubs have prepared a document that should enable the Clubs to respect each other.

As a consequence the following principles have been adopted by each Club’s Board of Management to be followed by all Officials; Coaches; Players; volunteers and staff in their future dealings between the clubs:-

  1. each club will refrain from engaging in any inflammatory or derogatory personal comments relating to respective club policies, players, administrators or any other club personnel in all forms of the print, electronic or social media;
  1. to avoid players, supporters, coaches, etc, walking through opposition players huddles at quarter and three quarter time and also when leaving the ground at half and full time, procedures will be implemented in 2015 to provide for a thirty metre separation of huddle positions and this will be enforced by coaches, team managers and club officials
  2. each club commits to “educate’’ their players, members and supporters regarding  the huddle separation restrictions and as the opportunities arise on what constitutes acceptable standards of behavior in barracking and supporting their respective team and to take action where clear breaches occur;
  3. as a visible indication of our intention to improve relationships each club agrees to work together annually on a high profile community support project and to examine options for conducting a joint fund raising function where costs and profits will be shared equally. 

The two Clubs will be playing a practice match at Lauderdale on 21st March, and are asking a gold coin donation, with the proceeds going to Stay Chaty.

Thanks are extended to the Lauderdale Football Club for endorsing the Agreement.

MEMBERSHIP FOR 2015 OFFERS DISCOUNTS

Membership fees are the same in 2015 as they were in 2014, and if you buy a 5 game or 9 game pass there are substantial savings. Check out the details by clicking on the following link:-
http://clarencefc.vpweb.com.au/membership

Also, this year, one of the Club sponsors, Electric World at Rosny Park will be offering a $15 gift voucher to redeem in their store for every Clarence member. The voucher is valid until 31st December.

The voucher effectively gives you a 50% saving on a basic membership package.

Some great value for our members this year, so check out the above link.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR 2015

The Calendar of Events for the Club has been released and can be viewed by clicking here.

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO

Seasons Greetings


On behalf of the Board of Management, the players, the staff and our wonderful volunteers, we wish all our members, sponsors and supporters a very happy and safe Xmas and New Year, and hope that 2015 brings everyone a happy, successful and prosperous year.

 

What’s happening on the Field

 

Our players have been hard at work again preparing for next season with preseason training commencing back in November. A short break over Xmas and they will be back at it again recommencing on Monday 13 January 2015.

 

Preseason training is conducted every Monday – Tuesday and Thursday night at the newly redeveloped Clarence High School oval and I am sure the players would welcome you to come along and lend your support in watching them train.

 

As always there has been a number of player movements with the most notable being Aaron French moving to Western Australia on promotion in his employment and Jack Gleeson and Jordan Roberts moving to Victoria in their employment.

 

On the plus side we welcome back Mitch Williamson after a stint in country Victoria last year, Mitchell Hibberd returning from knee surgery last year, and we have a number of other quality recruits joining us who we will provide details of over the coming months.

 

Exciting New Opportunity

 

We have entered in to an agreement with Cricket Tasmania to convert our old changerooms and office accommodation area in to a functions room in which we will have a bar and other facilities and be able to display our club memorabilia.

 

This is a great initiative for the club and at long last we will have our own facilities at the ground – work will start on the conversion in late March early April and we hope to be operating by the end of May.

 

The Club has to fund the project and will in the New Year be starting a building fund to be overseen independently to pay for the work and associated equipment, furniture etc – so any contribution you may be able to make to assist will be very gratefully received – cash – in kind professional services – equipment, etc.

 

Office Closure

 

The office will be closed from 23 December until Tuesday 6th January 2015

AWARDS FOR 2014

Congratulations to all the winners of the Annual Awards for 2014. The winners and Awards are as follows:-


Certificates of Merit  –   Cheryl Drury, Cam de Goyer, Peter Nicholls, Joe Fisher, Christine Minehan, Bob Joseph, Mathew Button, Rodney Button and Christopher Button .

 Terry Mayne Memorial Award (Clubman of the year) – Denis Mayne  

Annette and Allan Richards Award – Wendy Joseph, Evelyn Wickham and Helen Moore.

Les McClements Award – Max Smith

Life Members – Max Swifte and John Paine  

E. H. (Ted) Turner Award –  Eric Hawkes

Hall of Fame Inductee –  Ian Oakes

WEBBERLEY WINS 2014 BEST AND FAIREST AWARD

Congratulations to Jeromey Webberley for winning this year's Best and Fairest Award and to all the other Senior players, Colts, Women and Under Eighteen winners that have won awards for Season 2014.

To see all the results, just click here

SEASON UPDATE FROM CEO AS AT 10th SEPTEMBER 14

Well done to both the senior and the Development teams on finishing on top of their respective competition ladder at the completion of the roster series.

 

Our congratulations go to both Matthew Drury and Darren Ling on reaching this first milestone in our 2014 quest to win premiership at both levels.

 

However week one of the finals for the club delivered mixed results with a great win by the Development Team taking them direct to their grand final and an agonising loss by 5 points to the seniors after leading almost all day.

 

Out of every tough situation comes opportunity and the seniors now need to refocus for their do or die preliminary final against the Western Storm this Saturday at Blundstone the 13th of September.

 

Congratulations go to the five players from the club named in the 2014 TSL Team of the year, namely Jordan Roberts, half back flank, Jake Cox, wing, Trent Standen and James Charleswoth in respective forward pocket and Jeromey Webberley as ruck rover.

 

Desperately unlucky we consider to miss selection in the team were our captain Brady Jones and our coach Matthew Drury, who both played in the state team earlier in the year, but could not make the best team at the end of the year!!

 

Unfortunately due to lack of support we have had to cancel the Sportspersons Breakfast on 13 September for which we had organized Micky O’Loughlin as our guest speaker – the club will now have to reassess whether we continue to run such major functions in future years if this is not what the membership wants to support.

 

The 2014 Best and Fairest Club Presentation Night is scheduled for Friday night the 3rd of October. The night will be conducted in the Century Room, first floor Cricket Tasmania Building at Blundstone Arena. The night will get underway at 6.00pm.

 

The night will commence with a buffet meal with sweets, tea and coffee. This will be followed by presentation of the 2014 player Milestone Awards, recognition of the under 18 team awards, the Women’s Team, Development Team and the Senior Team awards – a partial count of votes will be conducted for the Women and Development Teams and a full count for the Senior Team.

 

The cost for the meal is determined by the Cricket Tasmania caterer and we expect once all our cost are accounted for will be between $40 and $45 dollars.

 

Let’s all get behind the senior team and wish them all the best for this Saturday’s Preliminary Final …………

 

GO THE MIGHTY ROOS


SEASON UPDATE FROM CEO AS AT 17th JUNE 14

 

Just over the half way mark of the season and both the seniors and Development Teams are performing well.

 

The seniors lost their first game in the Seniors last Saturday to our arch Easternshore rival Lauderdale in a complete reversal of form from the fist game we played them in and won comfortably.  A great game is set up now for Sunday 10 August when we meet again to decide this years winner of the Eastern Shore Cup.

 

The seniors still sit atop of the ladder one game clear of the Western Storm who we play 5 July in Launceston Our next home game is Saturday 28 June when we play third placed North Launceston in what will be another hard fought game.

 

The Development Team struggled on Saturday loosing to Lauderdale and now sit third on the ladder equal on points with Lauderdale but a significantly lower percentage.

 

The club was hard hit by injury and unavailability last weekend with twenty three (23) players not able to be considered and this had a major impact on team selection for our Development and Under Eighteen teams and the results support this.

 

The upcoming weekend sees a bye in the competition with the state team to play the NEAFL at Blundstone Arena at 2,00pm. The Club has six players still in the squad  - Matt Drury – Brady Jones – Jake Cox – Jeromey Webberley – Jordan Roberts – and Trent Standen and we congratulate all the players on their selection wish them every success.

 

The men’s game will be proceeded  at 11.00am by a state Womens Team also playing a women’s  NEAFL team and the club has five players playing in this game  Maddison Smith, Natalie Daniels, Natalie Curtis, Natalie Pearce and Zoie Crawford. and likewise congratulate all the players on their selection wish them every success.

 

Our major fund raiser for the year our Gold Bullion Raffle gets underway with the first draw on Thursday the 26th June. For just $50 a ticket you get the chance to win the Gold Bullion prize of $5000 cash - second prize of $1000 cash and third prize of $500 cash. Every week for five (5) weeks there will be consolation draws of a Thursday night with three (3) $100 Open Order prizes each week leading up to the main draw on Saturday the 19th of July

 

We urge you to support our Gold Bullion Raffle and also a at every opportunity get along and support the players to make 2014 another great year in our Club history.

                            

GO ROOS !!

 

The 2015 season launch breakfast on Saturday 21st March   will be held in the Century Room on the first floor of the Cricket Tasmania Building at Blundstone Arena.

The Clarence Football Club sincerely thanks Parmic Fire Protection: naming right sponsor for another Football year!

Attention Business People…. 

Clarence Football Club Business Coterie now open for membership.

Enjoy the game in a private, glassed in area. Drinks, finger food and the company of other business and professional people. Entertain your clients at an afternoon at the football at Blundstone Arena. Contact me for more information [email protected]

EXCITING CHALLENGE TO TSL CLUBS

The Clarence Football Club has thrown down an important challenge to sporting clubs to support youth in their communities: 

CLARENCE FOOTBALL CLUB CHALLENGES TSL CLUBS TO HELP KIDS AT RISK

Last April (2014), CEO Mr Richard Mulligan announced an exciting new opportunity for sporting clubs with support of corporate sponsorship,  to work in partnership with the PCYC to provide support for the excellent work of the PCYC in running their youth at risk programs.

Coverall Security has agreed to a special sponsorship agreement with the Clarence Football Club for 2014.

In welcoming the new  $6000 sponsorship from Coverall Security, CEO Richard Mulligan says the proposal means gladly passing on two separate $1200 sponsorships - one to the Bridgewater PCYC and the other to the Clarence PCYC  for free spaces in their holiday programs.



From left to right: Constable Stephen Fry Clarence PCYC – Paul Calvert Chairman, Coverall Security – Matthew Drury, Senior Coach & Richard Mulligan CEO Clarence Football Club  – Sergeant Byron Howard and Constable Andrew Dean Bridgewater PCYC


“This is an exciting foray into TSL footy clubs for kids at risk and as a Club, we would like to challenge other sporting clubs to put money into special programs that will have a major benefit for their communities.”

“This is a very worthwhile sponsorship program that is likely to have a great impact on young people in both clubs. It also forms part of Coverall Security’s corporate identity in wanting to help kids at risk,” said Mr Mulligan.

“For instance, Club Manager of Bridgewater PCYC, Byron Howard says the sponsorship to their Club would provide for free spaces in their holiday programs. During each holiday program the Club holds special events for the 5-12 year age group, as well as 11 to 16 year olds.”

“As many people would be aware, there are some children within their local community who often miss out on activities due to the financial situations within their families, so the PCYC Clubs would offer them the opportunity to attend programs and join activities that they wouldn’t normally be able to participate in.”


Above left: Clarence CEO Richard Mulligan addresses the Hobart Press as he outlines the $6,000 sponsorship from Coverall  – At right: A great partnership is forged - PCYC, Coverall Security & the Clarence Football Club - helping kids at risk within our communities. 

At left:  Sergeant Byron Howard of the Bridgewater PCYC – Right: Paul Calvert Chairman, Coverall Security.  These important stakeholders outline their future plans to assist kids at risk in their communities. Both the Clarence and Bridgewater PCYCs shall each receive their $1,200 sponsorships through partnership with the Clarence Football Club (home of the mighty Parmic Roos)  - all kindly provided by Coverall Security.     

 

Launch of "Stuey , my life with Stuart Spencer" by Fay Spencer

The book "Stuey, my life with Stuart Spencer" by Fay Spencer was launched by former State Premier and Melbourne great Ray Groom at Blundstone arena earlier today. The book can be purchased through the Club for $50. There is a limited edition copy signed by Fay and Ron Barassi at a cost of $95.





Fay Spencer is pictured with Lara Giddings (Premier of Tasmania and the number one ticket holder of the Clarence Football Club) and Ray Groom (Former Premier of Tasmania and Melbourne player in the VFL)





Ken Piesse, the Editor of Stuey is pictured at the launch with his sister in-law Cheryl Robins (left) and sister Anne Piesse (right)


Former star Clarence players and teammates of Stuart Spencer at the launch were (left to right):-
John Mills.
Eric Hawkes,
Kevin Palmer, and
Geoff Wright

Cameron Thurley's Recovery

See Cameron's interview with Brett Costello from WIN TV that was aired on 16th January 2014

Calendar of Events 2014

The Daniel Hulm Memorial Golf Day held on the 21st February 2014 was a great success 

Golf tragics and hackers alike descended upon the Tasmania Golf Club on Friday the 21st of February, prior to the 8:00am tee off and reacquainted themselves with old friends and met some new ones as well.  Not forgetting the inspirational life of former Clarence Player Danny Hulm, who touched football fans wherever he went, golfers paid tribute to this extraordinary player and acknowledged his will to win as they too searched for success on the hallowed greens of the Tasmania Golf Course.  Everyone was a winner of sorts on the day, with some very talented players reaping rewards in the clubhouse, the Clarence Football Club raising much needed funds from the special day, all enjoying a great lunch and some celebratory ale, and the memory of another Clarence son remains honoured. Thanks also to all who helped make the day a success with sponsoring, preparation, cooking and clean-up - The Clarence Footy Club appreciates your efforts.        

 

 
 
 
 

Congratulations to all the winners!

(Left)
Nick Paine being inducted into the Clarence Hall of Fame by Richard Mulligam (CEO)
 
 
(Left)
Greg French

(Right)
Brett Geappen

Greg and Brett were given Life membership of the Club
 


   
BEST & FAIREST PLAYER AWARD 2013

The 2013 Clarence Football Club's Best & Fairest Presentation Dinner was a gala event 
held in the Century Room at Blundstone Arena, Bellerive Friday night 4th October.