Past Players and Footy Officials Lunches.

We thank Bruce Free for his great service over a number of years in organising our lunches for our old boys and their mates. This year the Tridents committee will take on this responsibility. We need your help to review and build on our contact list. If you are interested in attending these events or know someone who might be, please email us names, phone number and email addresses.

Send to or phone Paul on 0409 312 889. Please spread the word and let’s keep this important aspect of our club continuing and thriving.

Men’s Team Playing List

Playing squad numbers are strong and we have recruited well for key roles. For the first time since I have been involved at the club, we have several significantly tall, strong and experienced players in key positions.

We are deliberately not heralding our additions to our list, preferring to keep calm and quiet about our team until the first bounce.

New Recruits and Players Returning from Long Injury Recovery

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Brad Williams – Inside Midfielder – Maroochydore
Spencer White – Tall Forward Assistant Coach – St Kilda, VFL and WAFL
Charlie Meadows – Tall Ruck – Hobart FC
David Monks – Tall Utility – Hobart FC
Lachie Jones – Utility – Nightcliff Darwin
Jake Dixon – Running half back/winger – Returning from injury, played 7 games in 2022
Sam Wright – Inside midfielder – Returning from focus on cricket – Limited football 2022

Senior Men’s Captain is Callen Daly and Vice-Captain is Jack McCulloch. Our captains were selected by their team mates and coaches. We are in good hands with these two great men in these important roles.

Women’s Program News – Headlines

If we get sufficient player numbers, we hope to be one of only three clubs with two teams in the competition in 2023.

This year we will commence match payments to players selected to play in seniors. This brings us in line with practice at the other TSL clubs that field women’s teams in the top league.

Libby Johnson will coach the women’s second team. Libby played in our Premiership team and has coached junior teams at Sandy Bay for a few years now.

Chelsea Thomas has been named as Seniors Captain. Chelsea is a premiership player, a STFLW team of the year player, and coaches junior footy at North Hobart JFC.
Claire Ransom AFLW, is back playing with us until she is recalled to duties at Gold Coast Suns. Claire will take on a leadership role at the club as well.

We are still looking for a volunteer or two to be women’s team managers. Spread the word or get involved yourself if you have time. The position can be shared to reduce the time commitment required.

Our First Matches

April 7th – Good Friday at home v Kingborough Tigers.

North Hobart Junior Football Academy

Players from NHBFC and Sandy Bay JFC join forces in our Footy Academy to play a representative team from the Mornington District Junior Football Association -Victoria. A great weekend of footy where our best future players tested their skills.

Brewer Scholarships

We thank the Brewer family and the Tridents for their financial support for the annual scholarships to support players with further training or study.

Women’s scholarship winners are Chelsea Thomas and Emma Upton.

Men’s scholarship was awarded to Lochie Payne.

Deborah Brewer, daughter of Warren Brewer, was at the awards presentation event and at my request has provided us with a copy of her speech delivered at that event.

Deborah’s Speech – Tridents Event 31/3/2023

It is my pleasure to be here at the club this evening to present scholarships on behalf of the Brewer family. My dad Warren Brewer is listed as player number 246, running on as a senior for North Hobart for the first time in 1953.

Warren is a life member but sadly no longer with us, but his love of the club was such that we, his family, decided that for a long as we live, we would support these scholarships, as an enduring connection between us and the club he loved so much.

My dad was an educator who began his association with the club as a six-year-old living in Ryde Street and going after school to the club rooms to clean the players boots, until he was old enough to play himself.

He often said he was not a very skilled player, but I know he was fast, and I know he was courageous, and in football even today these attributes we know are still important.

Some of the names I remember he talked about, who played on this, what dad often called ‘hallowed turf’ were;
Noel Clark
John Nobel
Des Graham
Trevor Best
Bruce Felmingham
Harry Wilsdon
Harry Dwyer
John Devine

My dad talked about this place and described it often as ‘hallowed turf ‘

So I began thinking…
And how it might be useful to think about this term of endearment dad gave to this place.

So hallowed means greatly revered and honoured
And, turf you may think of as grass however, turf is more than grass.
Turf is grass, and the layer of earth beneath as held together by its roots.

This is significant, and important to remember when you run onto this turf
because when you are connected to the club and play out there,
you are playing on something much more than the grass you see and touch.

Like this club it is those roots, the history of the club and the love that you inherit that means so much more.
We, those old supporters and members, who you may not know of or see,
we are here and we support and value your contribution and commitment to our Demons and know every time you run on, we are there with you in heart.
Good luck this season and all the best for the season ahead.
Go get ‘em Demons.

Deborah Brewer 31/3/2023

Brewer Scholarship Presentation

Dave Kilpatrick, Emma Upton, Chelsea Thomas, Deborah Brewer & Shane Arnol (Tridents)

Brewer Scholarship Presentation

Brewer Scholarship Presentation
Dave Kilpatrick, Lochie Payne, Deborah Brewer & Shane Arnol (Tridents).

Special Good Friday Lunch in the Plaister Stand

Enjoy your Good Friday lunch at the footy and get the best views of the game.

Members and Guests are most welcome – tickets at $35 p.p. for this special lunch, catered by NHFC partner, Wattlebanks.
Refreshments available at the bar.

Tickets online at – don’t miss out.

Enjoy the Footy from your own Corporate Box

The Club will be selling its corporate boxes for home game days and any special events at North Hobart Oval in 2023, commencing Good Friday 7th April – Game 1.

Enjoy a fully catered day with your clients and friends and watch the footy from the best spot at the ground.

To enquire or book go to:

Season Launch.

Over 90 players, family and friends attended the season launch conducted at the Italian Club North Hobart. There was a great vibe of positive anticipation about the forthcoming season. My message to the club at the launch was that this year we need to change the narrative from “We are in a rebuilding stage” to “we have completed our rebuild, our foundations are in place, we have assembled the players we need and we will be successful on the field in 2023 and into the future.

It’s time to change our story.

Our seniors coach, Adam Bester spoke of what it means to him to have enjoyed a life-long involvement in footy, growing up in and around footy clubs, and how important it is that we ensure our club is a place for our family members and friends to enjoy.

Adam provided players with assurance that he believes we are well placed to be successful this year. Adam has had great success in coaching senior teams in Melbourne, from the bottom the ladder to the top, through focussing on player strengths and quality relationships within a simple game plan. He believes we are ready to climb up the ladder this year.

Darren McConnon, our senior women’s team coach, spoke of building on the women’s premiership last year and our club’s commitment to maintaining this success in 2023 in both the Senior Team and the Reserves Team.


I’ve been in the president role for four months now, having previously been the VP and Director. My son Callum has played at the club for eight years, so I am giving my bit back to the club that has given so much to him.

Each week I learn more about this complex organisation that is our footy club, and begin to understand and wonder how it all works and where we can improve. I believe we are in good shape and destined for further success this year, and I thank all who are giving so much of their time and resources to the club.

Dave Kilpatrick