TUFC Club News 2021

Off-field reports, news, profiles and social events

OSFA Covid Reminder

The OSFA Executive would like to welcome back our six member clubs for season 2021.
Unfortunately we still have COVID protocols to play under so please be respectful and patient with our volunteers.

 

 

Profile: Olly ‘Mosquito’ Dove

Best football memory? Best memory would be at the St Virgil's practice match when I ran a block for Hayley and torpedoed at an opposition player. It was right in front of the rest of our team on the bench and all the boy Bows so was pretty awesome to hear the crowd cheer.
Any pregame rituals? Urinating a minimum of three times
Team mate with the worst habit? Ikes for when she kept giving the ball to everyone at practice but me. (I forgive, but never forget.)
Which teammate would be most likely to be on the bachelor/bachelorette? Eli; she once told me she was forever alone so she needs all the help she can get.
What is your guilty pleasure? Spending too much money on costume parties.

 

 

 

Profile: Jimmy Cummins

Best football memory? Kicking 4 against Channel in U13
Any pregame rituals? Chuck on a record
Team mate with the worst habit? Adam taking his socks off, his feet are rank
Which teammate would be most likely to be on the bachelor/bachelorette? Toby Bott - sexy man
What is your guilty pleasure? Thinking about playing forward
What’s something weird that you recommend everyone tries at least once? Pickled octopus
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f you were down to your last $20, what would you spend it on? Tacos and a schooner
If you got stuck in an elevator and were forced to listen to only one song, what would it be? Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes

One word to describe you? Nice

 

01 May

Blake Waight - 50 games. Congratulations. 2020 b & f winner and has come a long way since he was mascot for the 2005 reserve premiership.

29 April

Vale Murray Martin

 

Everyone at the TUFC sends our love, thoughts and support to our President, Matthew Noodles Martin, Theresa and family  on the passing of Murray Martin. Murray was not only valued and respected volunteer of our football club but a bloody legend who was always up for sharing a story and a bit of banter over a cold beverage.

RIP Murray Martin - until next time Sir 🍺

 

Profile Faith Thompson

 Previous clubs and/or best football memory - Never played before. Best memory is playing my first practice match - I had no idea what I was doing and was so nervous - but the girls were all so supportive of me and each other - made me really feel like part of the team even if I hadn’t found my feet yet.

Any pregame rituals - I hate pregame rituals, seems silly to me to risk getting thrown off if for some reason you miss your ritual

Team mate with the worst habit - Bonnie! She somehow manages to spend way more money on things than she needs to.

Which teammate would be most likely to be on the bachelor/bachelorette - Charlotte Wyllie - but I think she’d be there to get around the cocktail parties and fun activities more than anything else

What is your guilty pleasure - Listening to k-pop music

What’s something weird that you recommend everyone tries at least once - Putting pepper on popcorn 🙃

If you were down to your last $20, what would you spend it on - Sushi!

If you got stuck in an elevator and were forced to listen to only one song, what would it be - Good for You - Spacey Jane, huge tune never gets old

One word to describe you - Motivated

 

Profile Jack Bromfield/Brommie

 

Previous clubs and/or best football memory - Lindisfarne

Any pregame rituals - Subway footlong pre game

Team mate with the worst habit - Blake is hooked on the ball and chain

Which teammate would be most likely to be on the bachelor/bachelorette - Adam Alexander

What is your guilty pleasure - Watching limited highlights of myself

What’s something weird that you recommend everyone tries at least once - Plumbing

If you were down to your last $20, what would you spend it on - Sportsbet

If you got stuck in an elevator and were forced to listen to only one song, what would it be - Rufus: Innerbloom

One word to describe you - Rockstar

 

 

 

 

22 April

Profile:  James Glover "Glove"

 Previous clubs and/or best football memory  - Geelong Amateurs FC, HSOBFC. Playing on the MCG

 Any pregame rituals - Pasta the night before a game

 Team mate with the worst habit - Will Edmunds - gets his rig out too often at training

 Which teammate would be most likely to be on the bachelor/bachelorette Liam Kendell; need I say more

 What is your guilty pleasure - Watching Collingwood's 2010 Grand Final (replay) every day

 What's something weird that you recommend everyone tries at least once -  Watching a 1-hour compilation of Heath Shaw's 2010 Grand Final smother on Nick Riewoldt

 If you were down to your last $20, what would you spend it on -  Weet Bix

 If you got stuck in an elevator and were forced to listen to only one song, what would it be -  Gangnum Style - PSY

 One word to describe you -Terrible

17th April

 
50 games to Daniel Cappelli - Congratulations!

9th April
Black armbands 2021

Ian Wally Newman

Wally was a former Senior player, member of the Reserves 1968 Premiership team, Captain of the 1969 Reserves, played over 100 games and was the 1975 TUFC President. He was also a great bloke, an absolute gentleman and a great friend who consistently reached out to assist others. Supporters club member for many years.

Martin “Dense” Hilliard

It is with sadness that we were informed by Ozzie that Martin “Dense” Hilliard passed away on Saturday 31 October after a heart attack. Dense was at the “Vatican”(John Fisher) in  1971-2 and played with Uni before heading off to become a croupier at Wrest Point. He later completed his studies and taught including on the North West Coast.

John Hudson

Lawyer in Burnie. Ruck/fwd 1949 d Hutchins 14.8 - 11.19 by 7 points. Father of Alan 'Squid' Hudson player (79, 80)

Brendan (Horse) Browning

Rainbow ruckman,  OSFA Best & Fairest winner  and most valuable player for TUFC in 2002.

1st April - Leadership Group

The TUFC are proud to announce their 2021 Leadership Group in the men’s program.Supporting our club captain Michael Booth, we have selected 3 young leaders that have shown great commitment, a team first mindset and strong leadership qualities over the preseason. We are priveliged to have Daniel Blazely, Blake Waight & Simon Vandervelde as our core leadership group. Pictured above with Senior Coach Ben Van Kraanen, Senior Playing Assistant Troy Cunliffe & Senior Assistant Anthony Bosworth.

February

1. Words from the new coach Ben Van Kraanen

 Training prior to Xmas has been great, with around 30 boys rocking up each Wednesday night, some of the boys have been doing extra running sessions also which is fantastic. We’ve made a start on the way we want to play next season, a quick brand of footy. High risk high rewards.

Looking forward to getting into it in Jan, where we will train twice a week. Keep an eye out for a few new recruits in the next couple weeks.  

2. Info re Coaching panel

 

The TUFC proudly welcomes new Senior Coach Ben Van Kraanen and Playing Assistant Coach Troy Cunliffe for the 2021 and 2022 seasons. Ben and Troy are long time friends who have for some time harboured a desire to Coach together and now realise that dream. Both arrive directly from North Hobart having spent 2020 there and a number of years in their younger days. Ben is his own right was a good footballer but in the future may well be remembered more for his coaching achievements than playing. A former senior Premiership player in the Old Scholars but more recently turning his hand to coaching to become a Reserves Premiership Coach during the golden era at Lindisfarne. In 2020 Ben coached the North Hobart Development League side narrowly losing their final to eventual Premier Launceston. Ben has a passion to coach and will be a valuable asset to the TUFC.

Troy Cunliffe’s football resume is as impressive as most. Like Ben he hails originally and most recently from North Hobart winning the Best and Fairest in 2020.Perhaps most recognised for his time as a Premiership player at Lindisfarne and notably winning the William Leitch Medal for the best player in the competition – two years running. An elite midfielder, Troy will be a huge on field presence for the club moving forward.

We think they are an outstanding pair to lead the club into 2021 and beyond.

Great news to have Mav continue as Reserves Coach and with the young group can build on last seasons Grand Final appearance

 3. TUFC Women

 Great to see Gerry taking the reins again and with good numbers at training two nights a week before Xmas skills are getting plenty of work. At an OSFA meeting last Tuesday, re a womens competition, OSFA clubs St V, Hutchins and OHA have decided to apply to join the SFLW for 2021. Given the TSLW has folded and couple of their clubs will wish to join the SFL we will look to after Xmas to understand how the competition will work.

4. Pre-season Report

 

The Rainbows women's team have commenced training and are already looking forward to next season, especially after some mixed results in 2020. So far, the standard has been impressive, and I've no doubt that we will improve and take our footy to another level. Our retention rate from 2020 should be about 80%, so it's great to have virtually the same group striving to take the next step. And as always, our players have a wonderful attitude and first class work rate around training.

That said, we are always looking for new players, and the welcome mat is out for any prospective newbies. It also looks like the SFLW will change somewhat next season, with the apparent demise of the TSLW and possibility of a new, divisional competition. It will be interesting to see what evolves.

On a personal note, congrats to Anna and Amy Dance-Clark on the recent birth of their daughter Addison.

On behalf of the Rainbow women, we wish all Uni supporters a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and look forward to the challenge of 2021.