The North Hobart Football Club community was deeply saddened to learn of the recent passing of the following Club legends:
Colin (Cossa) Moore
A North Hobart Legend, Tasmania Hall of Famer and member of the North Hobart Team of the Century. Colin played 102 senior games for the club over two stints, in the 1950s and again in the 1960s. He won the Best and Fairest Award on two occasions, in 1953 and 1955, and was our captain in 1964.
Colin also played and coached at Penguin and Wynyard where he added a further 100 senior games to his career.
He played 24 representative matches for Tasmania during his career.
Colin’s son Terry was a premiership player at our club and his grandson Axel also played senior footy with us.
Our thoughts are with Colin’s family at this difficult time.
A brilliant footballer and a great man.
Stan was one of the four Graham band of brothers to play for North Hobart with distinction in the 1950s and 1960s - Tas, Lyle, Stan and Des. Born in 1939 Stan commenced his football career for his hometown of Swansea at the age of 15, alongside his father Gordon and his brothers, winning premierships in 1955 and 1966.
Known for his strong kicking skills, courage and tenacity, Stan came to North Hobart in 1956 where he became a valuable, tough and reliable player who played a total of 150 games without missing a single game due to injury or illness. Rain, hail or shine, Stan was there, week in, week out. He played under, and with, North Hobart greats Noel Reid, John Leedham, Darrel Eaton and John Devine.
A feared half forward, centreman and half back, Stan played a total of 391 games in the golden era of Tassie football, finishing up back at Swansea in 1977 at the age of 38. In a rare feat, Stan played alongside his father and all three of his brothers for Swansea in a game against Sorell in 1955, and later that year playing with his three brothers in a winning grand final against arch rivals Triabunna.
In what is considered the only such instance, Stan played senior footy alongside brothers Des, Tas and Lyle for North Hobart in an era when even getting a senior game with North was a huge accomplishment.
The Club passes on our sincere condolences to Stan’s family, friends and teammates.
Philip Omant, like his well-known brother, the late David Omant and the rest of the Omant family, were great North Hobart people and as a Club we are deeply saddened by his recent passing.
Philip was a long serving volunteer for the North Hobart Football Club and was awarded life membership in acknowledgment of his fine service to our Club.
Our thoughts are with Philip's family and friends at this time.
NHFC teams played with black armbands at the most recent home game, as a mark of respect to these fine and respected servants of our Club and of football in Tasmania.
Pictured below: Left - Colin Moore. Right - The Graham brothers - Stan, Des, Tas and Lyle.