Bupa KidFit Series 2019 – Register Now!

AFL Tasmania is proud to have partnered with Bupa again in 2019 as naming rights partner of the Tasmanian State League.

Bupa cares about the local community. As well as its support of local football, it supports other Tassie events including running the fantastic KidFit triathlon series.

In 2019, Bupa is proud to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the KidFit Series.

For two decades, the Series – comprised of a Triathlon and Fun Run – has been a summer spectacle for the Tasmanian community.

Year-on-year, Bupa’s objective has been the same – to bring Tassie families together and offer an occasion to have fun, get active and connect in a friendly and supportive environment.

Register To Win!

Registrations for the 2019 Bupa KidFit Triathlon and Family Fun Series are now open in two great Tasmanian locations!

Blackmans Bay – 17th March

Launceston – 31st March

Click on your preferred location and register before March 11th to go into the draw to win 1 of 2 TREK BIKES, or 1 of 4 GARMIN Fitness Bands*

Help make a donation today!

To celebrate Bupa’s partnership with Kids Helpline, refer a friend to participate in a KidFit triathlon event and Bupa will donate $5.

Regards, The Team at Bupa and AFL Tasmania


*Entries close 5.00PM 11/03/2019. Total prize pool is $1,434 incl. GST. Entrants must purchase a triathlon ticket to participate in the 2019 KidFit Triathlon Series through the Event’s online booking system, EventBrite. The draw will take place at 33 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 at 10.00am 12/03/2019. Winners’ details will be published in The Hobart Mercury on 14th March 2019. The Promoter is Bupa HI Pty Ltd, ABN 81 000 057 590, 33 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000.

Join our TSL Media team!

The Bupa TSL is once again looking for passionate and motivated media students to come on board as match-day reporters.

This role as a TSL match-day reporter would suit journalism, media and communications students who are keen to add some practical experience to their resume.
From writing match reports and articles to providing colourful coverage of the competition through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter; this is the ideal role for footy fans with a knack for writing.
Past TSL match-day reporters have gone on to find employment within the fields of journalism, media and communications nation-wide, with this role providing the chance to hone your social media, writing and interview skills.

If you’re based in Hobart or Launceston and think you would fit the bill,  please email anthony.osborn@afl.com.au for more information.

Expressions of interest – TSLW Match Managers

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for the 2019 Tasmanian State League Women’s season to perform the role of Match Manager.

This role is a voluntary position that will be responsible for ensuring all match day protocols and procedures are followed in accordance with the TSLW Rules & Regulations and the TSLW Match Manager list of duties.

To express interest in performing this role, please contact Ben Ling on Ben.Ling@afl.com.au

Applicants will be required to obtain an active Working with Vulnerable People Card, with multiple roles available in Hobart & Launceston.

Lovell set to roar again

The Kingborough Tigers have made one of the plays of the off-season, securing the services of former Hawthorn midfielder Kieran Lovell.

The Tigers’ midfield brigade will be bolstered in 2019 with the addition of the 21-year-old ball magnet, who joins his junior club after three seasons within the AFL system.

As part of a strong Hawthorn squad Lovell broke through to play two senior games during his time in the brown and gold, while also playing an instrumental role in VFL affiliate Box Hill’s 2018 flag triumph.

Delisted in October after the 2018 season, Lovell is now back in the state and firmly focused on passing on his experience to a young Tigers squad.

“It is very exciting to be back. It was a bit of a tough decision – I had to work through a few things with myself and my manager but came to the decision to come back home.

“There were offers all around the country, other state leagues, but I had to do a lot of weighing up and I think I’ve made the right choice. If I was going to move back home, it was always going to be the Tigers I’d choose to play with.”

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The lure of playing in the yellow and black once again became even stronger for Lovell after spending time around the club in recent weeks.

“It was probably the pull of wanting to be home and to be around my close family.

“I had spent a couple of weeks here training in the pre-season and really liked the vibe of the place and believe we are heading in a really great direction and I want to be a part of that.

Lovell, taken by the Hawks with pick 22 at the 2015 national draft, impressed as a junior at the Tigers, going on to win Tasmania’s MVP at the under-18 national championships in 2015, as well as All Australian selection.

Lovell will join Ryan Matthews, Lachie Clifford and Blake Grant in a strong midfield contingent, with the addition of Lovell set to ease the burden of covering for midfield general Will Campbell, who will miss the start of the 2019 campaign after suffering a knee injury.

Renowned as a prolific ball winner Lovell is the latest signing in a strong off-season for the Tigers, following the likes of Huonville forward Michael Paul, Cygnet forward Elijah Reardon and the experienced Jarryd Drew, with Drew – a Burnie NWFL premiership player – joining the club as a playing assistant coach with playing experience in the VFL, NEAFL and TAC Cup.

Although excited by these recruits Baumeler is remaining cool about how his side will fare in 2019.

“The only expectation is that we want to improve.

“To be brutally honest we won three games last year, so we are coming from a low base. Our improvement will come from within and this December-January period as we mould everything in and get everyone together.”

Lovell is adamant that he is yet to give up on his dream of cracking it as an AFL player in future, but his immediate focus is clearly on what he can bring to the Twin Ovals.

“I definitely haven’t given up, but I have taken a step back from football being the be-all and end-all in my life, so I’ve got to work out a few other things and try and have a well-balanced, rounded life.

“You see blokes getting picked up at 25, 26, 27 these days so it is definitely something I will strive towards in the future but right now I’m focussed on playing some good footy here.