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Postal Address:PO Box 14
Huonville, 7109


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Huonville Lions Notes 29-4-13


Claremont- 8.3 (51) def.

Huonville- 5.11 (41)

After a great win against Kingborough last week, the Huonville Colts were confident they could continue that form into the weekend’s clash against Claremont. However, it was not to be. In a close fourth quarter finish, the home side managed to hold off Huonville to win by 10 points.                    Having 11 scoring shots to Huonville’s 16, the accuracy up forward won Claremont the game. Despite some hard work through the midfield in Tatnell-Cowan and Barnett, Huonville appeared sluggish at times as they struggled to convert on the scoreboard.                                             Huonville were unable to adapt to some difficult weather conditions, losing a very winnable game by 10 points, and will now turn their attention to Cygnet next week.

Best Players for the Colts were A. Tatnell –Cowen, T. Barnett, I . Dean, R. Anning and D. Thorp. Goalkickers were C. Johns 2 and singles to A. Tatnell-Cowen, L. Bligh and I. Dean


Claremont- 6.6 (42) def.

Huonville- 2.4 (16)

Some difficult games over the past couple of weeks have had some positive impacts on the Huonville Reserves side. Despite losing their past two games, the team now understands what needs to be done in order to match it with the leagues benchmark Reserves sides.                                                        Taking this knowledge into account, the Huonville Reserves came into the weekend’s clash against Claremont confident they could come away with the victory. But a slow start saw Claremont take the lead early and hold it for the reminder of the game to win by 26 points.                                         Much like the Colts before them, the Reserves struggled to capitalise on their opportunities when going forward. This was most obvious on the scoreboard, kicking only two goals for the match despite numerous forward 50 entries.                                                                                                                       Some strong performances by Kull and Wolfert in the backline helped to limit Claremont’s impact on the scoreboard. However, this alone was not enough to stop the home side as they finished the game to win by 26 points.

Best Players for the Reserves were D. Bester, B. Kull, T. McCarty, A. Page, M. Wolfert and A. Duggan.

Goal Kickers were D. Bester and J. Newman.


Claremont- 8.13 (61) def.

Huonville- 7.12 (54)

Having lost their past two games against quality opposition, Claremont was a must win game for the Huonville Senior side. Making some last minute changes to the starting 22, Huonville were confident they had the side to come away with a victory.                                                                                                 In a close contest, the weather served as a key factor in determining the game. Strong winds forced both sides to kick short, making ball movement a slow process at times. Despite a strong start, Huonville were unable to capitalise on their opportunities when kicking with the wind, especially in the second half, and payed the price as Claremont played the game out to win by 7 points in a nail-biting finish.                                                                                                                            Huonville started the game on the front-foot. With the aid of the wind, Huonville were able to kick four unanswered goals to finish the quarter up by 25 points.                                                                Kicking against the wind in the second quarter, Huonville tried to limit Claremont’s impact on the scoreboard, but struggled at times. With some fast movement down the right wing, Claremont was able to get the ball into their forward 50 and in the hands of their forwards. When the siren signalled the end of the first half, Huonville found their first quarter lead gone as they trailed Claremont by 6 points.                                                                                                                                  The second half was much the same as the first. Despite some hard work in the centre of the ground through Dean and Carrol, Huonville struggled to impact on the scoreboard, finishing the quarter with 7 scoring shots for only 2 goals.                                                                                                         Kicking only one goal apiece after the final break, the fourth quarter was a close affair. In the end though, Huonville were unable to close the third quarter deficit and Claremont finished the game off to win by 7 points.

Best Players for the Seniors were Will Dean, , Patrick Carroll, Andrew Crowe, James Lange, Ayden Burgess and  matt McCulloch.

Goal kickers were Matt mcCulloch with 2 and singles to Patrick Carroll, Ben Griffin, Ayden Burgess , James Lange and Kieran Reynolds.

Huonville will now set their sights on next weeks game against long time rivals Cygnet in what promises to be a good physical contest.

A reminder to players and supporters to drop into the Grand Hotel Huonville after the match. The Club thanks the Grand Hotel for its support.


Volunteer of the week

This week the club would like to acknowledge Otis Cordwell who was injured this week but put his hand up to help out with the teams managers role for the reserves group, well done Otis your help was greatly appreciated on Saturday.


Upcoming Function

We are back at the Clubrooms on the 11th May for a Back to School function.  Dig up your school uniform and join in the fun.

Pick up your Function Calender and note function dates for the season. The Club thanks Lorenne and Kate for organising this seasons functions.

The Lions Den


Huonville Lions Notes – 22.4.13


Huonville- 17.6 (108) def.

Kingborough- 5.12 (42)

Winning their first two games of the season, the Huonville Colts were confident they could continue that form into the weekend’s clash against Kingborough at home. And they did just that. On a wet ground, the Colts manage to kick a number of goals early in the game, allowing for a handy 30 point lead going into the major break.                                                                                                                                   With some strong performances in the middle through Dale Thorp and Tristan Barnett, the forwards were given plenty of opportunity to hurt Kingborough on the scoreboard. Jacob Stanway in particular took full advantage of this, kicking 5 goals in a best on ground performance.               With the aid of four unanswered goals in the final quarter, Huonville were far too strong for Kingborough in the end, playing the game out to win by 66 points.


Huonville- 3.5 (23) def. by

Kingborough- 11.13 (79)

A disappointing loss to an in-form Lindisfarne outfit last week showed that the Huonville Reserves  still have much to do if they want to be worthy contenders for the flag this season. Coming in to the weekend’s clash against Kingborough, Huonville new they would have a hard game on their hands.      After a close opening term, the superior run and skill of Kingborough began to show through. Kicking three unanswered goals, Kingborough found themselves 28 points up at the major break.                                                                                                                                                                      The second half saw Kingborough increase the deficit, catching Huonville flat-footed initially after the break. Despite working their way back into the third and fourth quarters, Huonville were unable to capitalise on their opportunities and paid for it, as Kingborough finished the game strongly to win by 54 points.


Huonville- 6.8 (44) def. by

Kingborough- 21.8 (134)

Much like the Reserves, the Huonville Seniors’ loss to Lindisfarne last week showed that there is still much to do in order to match it with the best in the competition. After a hard week on the training track and some alterations to the starting line-up, Huonville were confident they had the personal to match it with Kingborough. However, it was not to be.                                                                                                 A poor start to the match saw the home side trailing by 17 points at the end of the first quarter, finishing the term goalless. The Lions’ second quarter was better, with some worthy performances by Kieran Reynolds and Seb Watson through the middle. However, Kingborough’s outside run started to come to the fore, finishing the half 31 points up.                                                               The second half was dominated by Kingborough. Despite Darren Garth kicking three goals at one end, Kingborough’s Lamprill and Mitchell combined for 11 goals at the other as Kingborough surged towards a convincing 90 point victory.                                                                                                                     Despite the last two weeks’ setbacks, Huonville are now looking towards their next game against an in-form Claremont, as they seek to get their season back on track with a victory away from home.


The Club now has polo tops in stock along with Hoodies and caps. See a Committee person  to purchase.

The Lions Den.


Towards the end of 1997, the Huonville Football Club created an upset for the Huon Football Association by making a proposal to join the Southern Tasmanian Football League. Huonville was considering joining the bigger league because of the uncertainty of the four remaining Huon clubs (Huonville, Franklin, Cygnet and Kermandie) being viable in future years.

After much debate, Kermandie and Cygnet also decided they would join the STFL as they were. The Huonville Bulldogs and Franklin Lions decided to merge, and became the Huonville Lions Football Club. However, the history of these Clubs started over a hundred years earlier. 


Seniors Reserves Colts
2012 Marc Hoyle Adam Coulson & Andrew Lovell Nick Doyle
2011 Michael McGregor Adam Coulson Nick Doyle
2010 Michael McGregor Jason Pike Nick Doyle
2009 Chris Joyce Mark Hoyle Chris Jackson
2008 Michael McGregor Mark Hoyle Shane Johnson/Shane Woolley
2007 Michael McGregor Steven Reeve Don Edwards
2006 Michael McGregor Justin Nandan Glen Duggan
2005 Michael McGregor Steven Reeve Michael Wass
2004 Nathan Longman Steven Reeve Jimmy Bell
2003 Nathan Longman Steven Reeve Jimmy Bell
2002 Rodney Lovell Steven Reeve Jimmy Bell
2001 Leigh McConnon Michael Garth Ron Young
2000 Leigh McConnon Steven Reeve Ron Young
1999 Jason Philp Steven Reeve Roger Styles
1998 Rodney Lovell Steven Reeve Jimmy Bell

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Club Personnel

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Head Coach:Sam ChiversPresident:Gary Fewkes
Assistant Coach:Sam ChiversVice President:Ian Paul
Assistant Coach:Scott WilcoxSecretary:Rake Raine
Reserves Coach:Adam Coulson & Andrew LovellTreasurer:Wayne Thorpe
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Club Captain:Michael McGregor
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