Our Purpose

We are an inner-city football club that provides opportunities for participation and pathways for aspirational footballers in our local community setting. We pursue this purpose by playing in the highest-level senior men’s and women’s competitions available in Tasmania and by providing pathways for our associate junior club players.

We are successful in achieving our purpose largely because of our commitment to building and supporting an inclusive and aspirational culture at the club.

Our Values

In 2023 we will formally engage our players and club members in a process to confirm our values. Currently when we talk to players and club members about our values, they tell us that they prioritise:

  • Inclusivity in our actions, behaviours, attitudes and decisions.
  • Community and connection – a safe place for all to engage and to have fun.
  • Respect in the ways we act and behave.
  • Recognition and reward for those who contribute to our club’s purpose.
  • Leadership – developing leadership capacity for all areas of our club activity.
  • Looking after each other – wellbeing.
  • Our Plans

    Strategic Plan Summary

    1. Player Retention and Recruitment. Supporting quality teams every season. A focus on inclusion and aspiration.
    2. Our People our Community. Developing stronger community partnerships and leadership capability.
    3. Independent Financial Stability. New revenue streams supporting stronger football and club administration.
    4. Influence the State of the Game in Tasmania. Be a leading advocate and promoter in the football community.

    Our Wellbeing

    The North Hobart Football Club understands the role that sporting clubs and associations play in building strong and healthy communities.

    The club is committed to ensuring its players, coaches, staff, volunteers and supporters are respectful, engaged, happy and motivated.

    The club is committed to ensuring North Hobart Oval is a safe and inclusive space for umpires, players, volunteers and supporters.

    The club acts to ensure:

    1. It has the policies, procedures and management structure to deliver its wellbeing goals (purpose).
    2. It attends to the welfare needs of its players, staff and volunteers.
    3. It works with its junior zone clubs to ensure the welfare of their players.
    4. It meets or exceeds the AFL’s requirements.

    Our Policies

    This policy represents our club’s commitment to its members, volunteers, and guests, acknowledging the role that sporting clubs and associations play in building strong and healthy communities.

    The club is committed to ensuring its players (and coaches, staff, and volunteers) are respectful, engaged, happy, and motivated.

    The club is committed to ensuring it has ‘best practice’ club welfare policies, procedures and practices.

    For more information, download the NHFC – Club Wellbeing Policy here.

    This policy aims to make clear the club’s role and position in relation to mental health.

    The policy sets out the club and individual roles and responsibilities in relation to the mental health of all members of the club community – players, staff, and volunteers.

    The policy details how the club will support individuals, manage incidents, and promote mental health.

    For more information, download the NHFC-Mental-Health-Policy here.

    The purpose of this policy is:

    to educate all members, staff, supporters, and spectators of the North Hobart Football Club on their responsibilities when interacting with children and young people at our Club; and

    to familiarize members, staff, supporters, and spectators with the Club’s processes for its response to any concerns, incidents or allegations of harm or abuse to children and young people.

    For more information, download the NHFC – Child and Youth Safety Standards Policy here.

    As per NHFC By-Laws: Section 2 – Conduct and Behavior, the Club is committed to providing an enjoyable and pleasant setting for participation and that at all times the highest level of behavior is to be displayed.

    Aggressive, threatening or other inappropriate behavior by members, officials and registered players, their families, their friends, and any other person acting on behalf of, and/or appointed by the Club while attending a game or event will not be tolerated.

    For more information, download the NHFC – Conduct and Behavior Policy here.

    This policy articulates NHFC’s approach to the management of concussion-type incidents that affect its players and the standard approach to consequential treatment and recovery.

    For more information, download the NHFC Concussion Management Guidelines here and HeadCheck – Concussion App

    This Policy outlines our procedures for a balanced and responsible approach to the service, supply, consumption, and promotion of alcohol and our requirements regarding smoke-free environments at club games, special events, functions, and other club-related activities.

    The policy represents our club’s commitment to its members, volunteers, and guests, acknowledging the role that sporting clubs and associations play in building strong and healthy communities.

    For more information, download the Alcohol, Smoking and Illegal Drugs Policy here.

    This is a policy of the AFL which all football clubs are expected to promote and ensure player awareness.

    The policy is a legal document. In essence, it states that players and officials must not gamble on any football match where they have the potential (as a player or official) to influence the result.

    Put very simply:

    • DO NOT GAMBLE ON YOUR CLUB’S GAMES
    • DO CONTACT THE AFL DIRECTLY IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS

    For more information, download the AFL National Gambling Policy.PDF here.

    Again this is a legal document which must be read to fully understand.

    Very simply the code prohibits the use of WADA-listed performance-enhancing substances and methods.

    For more information, download the AFL-Anti-Doping-Code here.