Wrest Point TSLW Round 18 Preview

Round 18 of the Wrest Point Tasmanian State League Women’s season will see Launceston and Burnie battle it out at Windsor Park, and Glenorchy and Clarence go head to head at KGV in a fiercely anticipated match, writes TSLW Digital Reporter Olivia Clayton.


Sunday 26th August

Launceston v. Burnie (Windsor Park) – 12:00pm

Form Guide (most recent first): Launceston – B W W W B | Burnie – B L L L L 

Last Time They Met: Launceston 15.5 (95) def. Burnie 0.1 (1) – Round 16, 2018 at Wivenhoe Showgrounds

Burnie and Launceston return from the bye to go head to head at Windsor Park in the final round. They have played each other four times so far this year.

Launceston will be looking to jump into second spot. IC: Solstice Digital

Launceston won in round two by 82 points at Wivenhoe Showgrounds, in round six by 72 points at Windsor Park, in round twelve at Wivenhoe Showgrounds by 132 points, and more recently in round sixteen by 94 points at Wivenhoe Showgrounds.

Burnie were unable to score a goal in that most recent meeting, but their best players on the day were Emily Doig, Lauren Stevenson, Emily Duncombe, Shelby Aitken, Lila Wijesingha-Frohmader and Shaeli Rodman.

Burnie coach, Richard Mulcahy, said the “focus now is to finish off the season with a strong four quarter effort.”

Brie Rattray kicked five goals for the Blues in that last contest, while Mikayla Binns, Ange Dickson, and Meg Radford kicked two each, and Camilla Taylor, Nicole Ristrom, Dearne Taylor and Georgia Hill all with one.

Launceston’s best players were Brie Rattray, Mia King, Mikayla Binns, Ange Dickson, Meg Radford and Camilla Taylor.

Launceston coach, Alex Gibbons, says the team “just need to play the game well with one eye on finals while we await the result of the other game to see where we finish on the ladder.”

The Blues have been in good form of late, and can leapfrog Clarence into second place with a win, and a Glenorchy defeat of the ‘Roos.

Players to Watch:

Mikayla Binns (Launceston): Binns has played much of this year in the TWL North with Scottsdale and was named in the best players six out of the eleven games that she played. In round 14 against Tigers, Binns was named best on ground. Coach, Alex Gibbons said, “we welcomed back Mikayla Binns for her first game of the year and she was the standout for us and will be a very handy addition for us in the latter parts of the season.” Binns has since played two more games finishing as third best in round 16 against Burnie.

Finlay Bryan (Burnie): Bryan has played 10 games in her first year playing TSLW football. Bryan was named in the best players, in round three against the Tigers, in only her second game of TSLW football. Although Bryan is still new to the TSLW, Bryan has shown that she can have an impact on the game and is one to watch in future seasons.



Round 18 – 26/08/2018

12:00PM – Windsor Park







B: B. White, M. Smith,

HB: C. Thuringer, N. Ristrom, H. Whyte

C: C.  Stanley , D.  Taylor, C.  Webb

HF: M. Binns, A. Green, B. Rattray

F: E. Manix-geeves, G. Hill,

R: C. Taylor, M. King, A. Dickson

Int: A. Halaby, K. McLaughlin, M. Radford, B. Thurlow






B: S. McLennan, F. Bryan,

HB: S. Ferguson-Stevens, L. Haines,

C: S.  Langmaid, K.  Johnson, B.  Smith

HF: L. Stevenson, M. Radford, N. Whitehead

F: C. Clarke, S. Rodman, S. Mason

R: E. Doig, E. Duncombe, C. Chandler

Int: I. Porter

Sunday 26th August

Glenorchy v. Clarence (KGV) – 1:30pm

Form Guide (most recent first): Glenorchy – W B W B W  | Clarence – B W L W L 

Last Time They Met: Glenorchy 4.6 (30) def. Clarence 2.5 (17) – Round 13, 2018 at Geilston Bay

The current top two teams on the ladder battle in out at KGV in round 18. This will be the fourth time that they have played each other this season, with the Magpies holding a clean sweep of victories over the ‘Roos so far this season.

Clarence will be looking to topple the minor premiers in the final round. IC: Solstice Digital

In round three Glenorchy won by twenty points at Blundstone Arena, in round eight by nine points at KGV and then again in round thirteen by thirteen points at Geilston Bay.

Tiarna Ford and Jacinta Limbrick kicked one goal each for Clarence back in tound 13. The ‘Roos best players on the day were Saasha Hinks, Loveth Ochayi, Maddy Smith, Sophie Pennicott, Hannah Scott and Georgia Pennicott.

Clarence coach, Andy Smith, says his side will have a clear focus with just one game to go ahead of the finals.

“We will continue to work on executing our game plan,” Smith said.

Gemma Allan, Jasmine Tate Turvey, Nietta Lynch and Mackie Sutcliffe all kicked one goal each for the Pies in that last meeting, while Natalie Daniels, Zabreena Manjerovic, Sarah Skinner, Gillian Sullivan, Hannah Smith and Jade Williams were the best performers.

Glenorchy coach, Craig Grace, says a match against Clarence in the final round is the perfect preparation for finals football.

“We really look forward to this week’s game and to play one of the contenders for the premiership leading into finals is a perfect lead in to the following week. Our focus is on playing our best footy which will prepare us for the upcoming finals campaign,” Grace said.

Players to Watch:

Zabreena Manjerovic (Glenorchy): Manjerovic played 11 matches in 2017, named in the best players six times and was named best on ground twice. Manjerovic has played 10 games in 2018, kicking one goal and has been named in the best players three times, finishing as best on ground in round eight against Clarence. Manjerovic was named as second best the last time the Pies played Clarence in round 13. Coach, Craig Grace said “Manjerovic on a wing played a pivotal role in moving the ball forward.”

Hannah Scott (Clarence): Scott has played 12 matches in her first season of TSLW Football, kicked eight goals and been named in the best players three times. Scott was named best on ground against the Tigers in round seven. Coach, Andy Smith said “Scott won the SFL (regional comp) Best and Fairest award last year so it was good to see her play her best game for the club since stepping up to the TSLW.” In round eight against Glenorchy Scott was named as second best, and then fifth in round thirteen against the Pies.



Round 18 – 26/08/2018

1:30PM – KGV Oval


B: J. Williams, R. Siely,

HB: N. Daniels, H. Smith, T. Strong

C: Z.  Manjerovic, S.  Skinner, G.  Terry

HF: T. Corrie, H. Ryan, M. Sutcliffe

F: J. Tate Turvey, N. Lynch,

R: G. Sullivan, B. Barwick, E. Barwick

Int: G. Allan, S. Davis, S. Eaton, M. Jacobs

Emg: E. Siely, K. Stanford








B: R. Long, R. Archer,

HB: G. Pennicott, K. Johnson, H. Scott

C: J.  Minifie, N.  Bresnehan, G.  Mitchell

HF: J. Limbrick, S. Pennicott, M. Smith

F: T. Ford, L. Ochayi,

R: C. Wells, D. Elliston, B. Scott

Int: N. Garlo, N. Heggie, S. Hinks, N. Pearce

Emg: J. Farrow, B. Goward

Wrest Point TSLW Round 17 Wrap

Round 17 of the Wrest Point TSLW season saw just the one game, with the Tigers hosting ladder leaders Glenorchy at the Twin Ovals, writes TSL W Digital Reporter Olivia Clayton.


Sunday 19th August

Tigers v. Glenorchy (Twin Ovals) – 12:00pm

Glenorchy 13.14 (92) defeated Tigers 1.0 (6) in round seventeen at the Twin Ovals.

The Tigers competed well in the opening term, kicking a goal via Hobart permit player Brianna McDonald, while the ‘Pies kicked 2.2 in the first term and a further 2.6 in the second to take a 26-point lead into the main break.

Glenorchy came out strong in the third, kicking another six goals to stamp their authority on the contest, with another three goals taking the Magpies to a big 86-point triumph.

Nietta Lynch kicked four goals for the Pies, Jasmine Tate Turvey, Mackie Sutcliffe, Thomasa Corrie and Sandy Eaton two each and Rachel Siely one.

Glenorchy coach, Craig Grace, said “in very cold and wet conditions the Tigers started really well and challenged us in the first half. We changed a few things around at half time and took control of the game in the second half to run away with a strong win. Our third quarter was easily our best kicking 6.2 and playing a really strong brand of footy.”

The Pies did not have any injuries in Sunday’s match, but Grace is taking a cautious approach with some of the team’s stars.

“We have been managing certain players as we near the finals in two weeks,” he said.

The Pies best players were Sarah Skinner, Hannah Smith, Holly Ryan, Nietta Lynch, Thomasa Corrie and Jasmine Tate Turvey.

“Sarah Skinner continued her outstanding season in the midfield and must be coming into calculations for ALFW recruiters. Hannah Smith at centre half back controlled play and Holly Ryan in the ruck played her best game for the season,” Grace said.

Tigers coach, Brad Willis concedes that the Magpies were the superior side on the day.

“Glenorchy were too powerful and skillful on the day and thoroughly deserved their win.

“Their relentless approach is to be admired and is a good lesson for a developing team. I thought we were very competitive in the first quarter with some of our linking play the best for the season,” Willis said.

“We were only -1 in contested possessions and inside 50s and led the clearances and tackle count. The game turned on its head in the second quarter when we lost star midfielder Marla Neal and dangerous forward Hannah Squires, both to concussion. Glenorchy got right on top in the 3rd quarter and it took a lot of courage to dig deep in the last quarter to hold a rampaging team coming home with the breeze.”

The Tigers best players were Olivia McKee, Samantha Grimsey, Tyler Roxann, Cara Brooke, Liarna Reid and Brianna McDonald.

“Liv McKee has really stepped up this year as a key defender after having spent most of her previous time as a forward. Liv and teenager Liarna Reid get the big jobs each week and are doing a great job for the team.”

“Sammy Grimsey and Roxy Tyler have had a terrific last month and shown huge improvement. On hundred gamer, Cara Brooke turned in another tireless performance. Special mention also to Hobart Tigers players Maddie Hogarth and Bree McDonald who helped out on the day and showed they are quite capable of playing at TSLW level,” Willis said.

Marla and Hannah will require clearances to play in the first semi. Rea Roberts (corked quad), Milly Smith (cheekbone) and Brooke Phillips (nose) should be right with the week’s break.

Tigers stay in fourth place on the ladder, and Glenorchy remains in top spot three games clear ahead of the last round.

The Tigers have finished all their rostered games and Glenorchy will play their final game at KGV against Clarence in round 18.

Tigers Football Club                        1.0      1.0      1.0      1.0 (6)

Glenorchy Football Club                2.2      4.8     10.10   13.14 (92)



Tigers Football Club: B. McDonald

Glenorchy Football Club: N. Lynch 4, J. Tate Turvey 2, M. Sutcliffe 2, T. Corrie 2, S. Eaton 2, R. Siely


Tigers Football Club: O. McKee, S. Grimsey, T. Roxann, C. Brooke, L. Reid, B. McDonald

Glenorchy Football Club: S. Skinner, H. Smith, H. Ryan, N. Lynch, T. Corrie, J. Tate Turvey


Bupa TSL Week 1 Finals Preview

Finals footy is just about upon us and we are going to be treated to a cracking Blundstone Arena double-header to kick things off!


Qualifying Final

Glenorchy v Launceston – Blundstone Arena (3:00pm)

Head to Head in 2018: Glenorchy – 1, Launceston – 2

Last Time They Met: Launceston 13.6 (84) def. Glenorchy 11.9 (75) – Round 21 at Windsor Park 

Form Guide (most recent first):  Glenorchy – L W W W L | Launceston – W W W W B

The Blues and Magpies will lock horns for a second straight week when they meet in a Qualifying Final blockbuster at Blundstone Arena.

A year on from the Elimination Final clash between these clubs at the same venue, plenty will be riding on this clash, with the loser forced into a sudden death contest with either Clarence or Lauderdale.

Both sides have been dealt a blow ahead of the contest, with Launceston’s Jake Hinds and Glenorchy’s Rhys Mott ruled out through one-week suspensions.

Injury clouds hover over several Magpie stars ahead of the finals, with Zac Webster, Matthew Joseph and Mitch Rainbird all missing football in recent times. With Mitch Rainbird coming into the side for the suspended Mott, the Magpies’ midfield depth will be boosted.

These two sides have already played out two classics in season 2018, with the Blues pipping the travelling Magpies by nine points last weekend and by just one point back in round seven at Windsor Park.

These two outfits have finished the home and away season as two of the competition’s form sides, with Glenorchy’s tight defensive unit and Launceston’s potent forward line set for an almighty tussle.

Both teams possess stars that appear built for the big stage of finals footy, with Glenorchy’s Jaye Bowden, Daniel Joseph and Brayden Webb all established premiership heroes and the likes of Mitch Thorp, Dylan Riley and Jobi Harper with plenty of experience for the Blues.

If the Blues can be accountable and shut down the movement Daniel Joseph and Harrison Gunther provide out of defence, and minimise the impact of Jaye Bowden inside 50, they will go a long way to winning this contest.

Launceston, however, appear to have the deeper level of star power, with Rulla Kelly-Mansell across half back, Mitch Thorp inside 50 and Chayce Jones and Brodie Palfreyman in the middle set to make life increasingly difficult for the Magpies.


Players to Watch:

Jaye Bowden (Glenorchy) – Everyone knows the talent of Jaye Bowden and what he can bring to a game of football. Whether it’s up forward, in the middle or across half-back, Jaye is built for the big stage.

Mitch Thorp (Launceston) – The 2018 Peter Hudson Medallist has been tough to stop, kicking 62 goals for the season, 16 clear of the field. The big stage looms as a happy hunting ground for the Blues spearhead.


Key Match-Ups:

Ben Kamaric v Chayce Jones

Although these two might not exactly match-up on each other, the much-improved Ben Kamaric and the in-form prospect of Chayce Jones will both play integral roles through the middle of the ground for their respective sides.

Jones has been in red-hot form in recent times, polling 12 Player of the Year votes in five games and has the potential to take a game away from an opposition, while Kamaric has become a genuine accumulator throughout the season with the ability to use the ball well and create opportunities further afield.

Josh Arnold v Dylan Riley

Dylan Riley’s move into attacking 50 and has been a revelation for the Blues, with his status as one of the competition’s best players only becoming further enhanced.

Josh Arnold has been one of the competition’s most consistent defenders for a long time and has what it takes to curb the influence of a star like Riley.

Two superstars going head to head? This is going to be a cracking contest.


Tip: Blues to make it two wins in as many weeks over the ‘Pies. Launceston by 10 points



LIVE Stream of the match via YouTube with commentary from Damian Gill, Brent Costelloe and Cam Brown.

City Park Radio commentary also available online

Score updates via the official TSL App for Android and  Apple

Updates on the TSL Facebook page, TSL Twitter account

Photos and vision on the official TSL Instagram account

Elimination Final

Clarence v Lauderdale – Blundstone Arena (6:00pm)

Head to Head in 2018: Clarence – 2, Lauderdale – 1

Last Time They Met: Clarence 10.9 (69) def. by Lauderdale 18.8 (116) – Round 15 at Blundstone Arena

Form Guide (most recent first):  Clarence – W L L L W | Lauderdale – L W B W L

Contests don’t get much bigger than an Eastern Shore derby do-or-die final at Blundstone Arena. 

These two sides have plenty of history and both play some of the competition’s most exciting football, making this contest a mouth-watering proposition.

Lauderdale are unquestionably one of the competition’s most potent outfits when on-song, capable of ripping a game apart within the space of a quarter through swift ball movement, strong pressure around the football and a raft of players capable of hitting the scoreboard.

Whether it is former Gold Coast Sun Jacob Gillbee, X-Factor Thor Boscott or livewire Tim Mosquito, Lauderdale have plenty of aces up their sleeve, as well as a number of versatile utilities in Ryan Wiggins and Alex Hill who look just as comfortable in offensive or defensive 50.

Such players will give Clarence plenty to think about, but they too have players with the potential to break a game apart.

Jake Cox is one of the best players in the competition, and after serving a one-match suspension last weekend, will be chomping at the bit for a shot at finals glory.

Ryan Bailey has emerged as one of the best ruckmen in the competition, while Troy Cunliffe, Brady Jones and Jeromey Webberley are as good as any midfield trio you will come across.

After a strong start to the season Clarence appear to be limping to the line, however, with the likes of Jackson O’Brien, Matt Ling, Fraser Turner, James Holmes and Gabby Chambers all under injury clouds heading into the finals.

Lauderdale has also been dealt a cruel blow on the eve of this clash, losing skipper Bryce Walsh for a second time this season.

These two sides met in the Qualifying Final last season, with the Bombers triumphing en route to the Grand Final and Clarence bowing out in straight sets.

The health of this Lauderdale list and the confidence they have been able to develop in recent times should see the Bombers fly up and knock their eastern shore neighbours out of the 2018 finals series.


Players to Watch:

Troy Cunliffe (Clarence) – The duel William Leitch Medallist has made a seamless transition to senior TSL football after a successful stint in the SFL with Lindisfarne. Proven as a consistent performer across the year, expect another strong outing from the classy on-baller.

Ryan Wiggins (Lauderdale) – You get the sense that the versatile Wiggins is building towards something big in recent times, with his ability to swing between attack and defence an integral component of this Bomber outfit. Set for a big finals series.


Key Match-Ups:

Ryan Bailey v Haydn Smith

Bailey and Smith are two of the most consistent ruckmen in the competition and will be vying to get on top in this contest to supply their respective midfields with first access.

Jake Cox v Josh McGuinness

The match-up of Josh McGuinness on Jake Cox during the most recent encounter between Lauderdale and Clarence was a fascinating one, with McGuinness and the Bombers taking a physical approach to the sublimely talented ‘Roo.

Cox typically has a field day playing against Lauderdale, so if McGuinness is able to get on top, Lauderdale will go a long way to winning.


Tip: Lauderdale to knock the ‘Roos out of finals in a physical affair. Bombers by 20 points



LIVE Stream of the match via YouTube with commentary from Damian Gill, Brent Costelloe and Cam Brown.

Score updates via the official TSL App for Android and  Apple

Updates on the TSL Facebook page, TSL Twitter account

Photos and vision on the official TSL Instagram account

BUPA TSL TEAMS – Week 1 Finals

Finals football is almost upon us, with a mouthwatering double-header at Blundstone Arena set to welcome back some of the competition’s big guns. 

Launceston has made three changes for its big Qualifying Final against Glenorchy, bringing back star utility Dylan Riley and reliable duo Tom Mundy and Thomas Sheppard, with Jake Hinds (suspension), Casey Brown and Alec Wright making way.

The Magpies were dealt a big blow on the suspension front with the loss of Rhys Mott, however the inclusion of fellow star midfielder Mitch Rainbird will give the ‘Pies another star in the middle of the ground.

Three big names return for Clarence ahead of Saturday night’s Elimination Final showdown, with Jake Cox, Taylor Williamson and James Holmes all coming into the side for young trio Trent Hope, Sam Green and Daniel Reimers.

The Bombers have made two changes for the biggest Eastern Shore derby of the year, naming young midfield bull Leo Harrison as a replacement for injured skipper Bryce Walsh and Jeremiah Perkins for Nigel Lockyer Jnr.




Qualifying Final – 25/08/2018

3:00PM – Blundstone Arena


B: J. Arnold, J. Grant, J. Stevenson

HB: D. Joseph, H. Gunther, C. Mcknight

C: W.  Atkin, J.  Webb, R.  Banks-Smith

HF: B. Bester, M. Walker, C. Daly

F: J. Bowden, H. Parker, B. Webb

R: C. Duffy, J. Geard, B. Kamaric

Int: C. French, M. Rainbird, A. Roberts, C. Salter

Emg: A. Brennan, D. Coppleman, J. Millhouse, B. Rowbottom

In: M. Rainbird

Out: R. Mott

B: J. Boyce, S. Vandervelde, R. Tyrrell

HB: C. Savage, J. Harper, B. Taylor

C: D.  Riley, C.  Jones, T.  Sheppard

HF: M. Hodge, M. Thorp, S. Rundle

F: R. Kelly-Mansell, T. Auckland, J. Rushton

R: H. Leedham, B. Palfreyman, J. Smith

Int: J. Dakin, J. House, E. Jackson, T. Mundy

Emg: C. Brown, J. Donnellan, B. Rubock, A. Wright

In: D. Riley, T. Mundy, T. Sheppard

Out: J. Hinds, C. Brown, A. Wright


Elimination Final – 25/08/2018

6:00PM – Blundstone Arena



B: T. Castle, J. Bailey, K. Wylie

HB: J. Holmes, R. Edmondson, O. Paprotny

C: J.  Cox, B.  Jones, K.  Howlett

HF: J. Brenner, C. Nield, T. Cunliffe

F: A. Dickenson, T. Williamson, T. Standen

R: R. Bailey, F. Seymour, J. Webberley

Int: T. Birchall, J. Harper, B. Sharman, A. Silver

Emg: S. Green, T. Hope, D. Reimers, J. Young

In: T. Williamson, J. Holmes, J. Cox

Out: T. Hope, S. Green, D. Reimers


B: M. Anderton, A. Hill, O. Shaw

HB: N. Baker, R. Wiggins, R. McManus

C: J.  McGuinness, T.  Boscott, R.  Sutton

HF: H. Kerinaiua, J. Gillbee, T. Mosquito

F: P. Bellchambers, T. Havea, A. Hevey

R: H. Smith, N. Franklin, L. Harrison

Int: C. Laoumtzis, J. Perkins, N. Raglione, J. Williams

Emg: C. Best, R. Hill, M. McGuinness, E. Stanley

In: L. Harrison, J. Perkins

Out: B. Walsh, N. Lockyer Jnr



Elimination Final – 25/08/2018

10:30AM – UTAS Stadium

North Launceston

To be selected from:

D. Baker, J. Callow, T. Claxton, M. Cossins, J. Curran, K. Curtis,

M. Donnelly, T. Foon, C. Haines, J. Harris, C. Harrison, N. Jackson,

A. Jefferies, J. Kerr, K. Lanham, J. Lanham, C. Lowe, J. Mazengarb,

C. Pearton, A. Potter, C. Praciak, B. Ronken, O. Sanders, C. Stuart,

X. Todman, K. Wadley, R. Whitney, L. Young

In: K. Wadley, J. Lanham, D. Baker, A. Jefferies, B. Ronken, L. Young

Out: S. Krushka

To be selected from:

Z. Berry, C. Best, J. Broom, S. Clayton , T. Daff, B. Daniels,

J. Fisher, M. Ford, S. Foster, R. Hill, R. Hooker, C. Hooker,

P. Hudson, B. Keiselis, R. Kerslake, J. Klok, J. Lewis, M. McGuinness,

B. Newell, R. Prouse, J. Revell, D. Searle, M. Smith, E. Stanley,

T. Westbury, J. White
In: Z. Berry, M. Smith, J. Broom, E. Stanley, B. Newell, D. Searle, R. Prouse, B. Daniels, S. Foster

Out: L. Harrison, J. Perkins, C. Brown, J. Hill, L. Meagher


Qualifying Final- 25/08/2018

12:30PM – Blundstone Arena



To be selected from:

K. Bailey, J. Bealey, C. Berry, H. Burgess, A. Gaul, S. Green,

T. Hanslow, M. Haydon, T. Hope, A. Jackman, B. Latham, B. Lewis,

C. Lovell, T. Marshall, A. Morton, J. Preshaw, D. Reimers, H. Richmond,

S. Storic, J. Tilley, W. Wall, B. Young, J. Young

In: D. Reimers, J. Bealey, T. Hope, W. Wall, S. Green, A. Gaul, M. Haydon, T. Hanslow

Out: N. Thornbury,  M. Swan,  A. Bresnehan,  B. Hayden,  J. Nus


To be selected from:

T. Allen, J. Bearman, J. Bearman, S. Berry, N. Blowfield , A. Brennan,

D. Brown, T. Butterworth, J. Cooper, D. Cooper, D. Coppleman, J. Davie,

K. Dean, J. Deegan, S. Deverell, C. Goodsell, M. Joseph, J. Millhouse,

R. Oakley, B. Patterson, A. Peach , B. Quinn, B. Rowbottom, C. Walker,

Z. Webster, Z. Welsh, J. Whitford, A. Wilde

In: J. Deegan, T. Allen, Z. Webster, M. Joseph


1.      Jake Hinds (Launceston) was referred for making contact to the head of Rhys Mott (Glenorchy)

The Match Review Panel determined the contact to be careless, with low impact to the head. Due to a suspension in Round 1, Player Hinds has received an additional 1 match to his base sanction.

Player Hinds had been offered a base sanction of 2 matches, reduced to 1 match with an early guilty plea.

Player Hinds rejected the offer and the matter was heard by the Independent Tribunal on Tuesday 21st August. 

Player Hinds entered a not guilty plea to the charge of rough conduct. 

Player Hinds argued that his forearm made contact with Player Mott as the mark was taken while in the action of an attempted spoil. 

The officiating umpire observed that Player Hinds had only narrowly missed the ball and that the contact made was not a reportable offence, nor worthy of a 50-metre penalty. 

After considering evidence presented by all parties, the Independent Tribunal found Player Hinds not guilty of rough conduct and concluded that it was a genuine attempt to spoil the ball. 

VIEW the incident here


2.     Jake Hinds (Launceston) was referred for striking Josh Arnold (Glenorchy)

This matter was referred by the Glenorchy Football Club and was heard by the Independent Tribunal on Tuesday 21st August. 

Player Hinds entered a guilty plea to the charge of striking and argued that contact with Player Arnold was a result of Player Hinds attempting to block Player Arnold’s path.

After considering evidence from Player Hinds and Player Mott, the Independent Tribunal found Player Hinds guilty of striking and assessed the action as careless, with low impact to the body. 

This guilty finding carries a base sanction of a one match suspension, but given Player Hinds’ previous record, one match is added. 

However, Player Hinds pleaded guilty at his first opportunity and therefore was afforded an early guilty plea of one match as per the Tribunal guidelines. 


VIEW the incident here


3.      Arion Richter-Salter (North Launceston) was referred for making contact to the groin of Thor Boscott (Lauderdale)

Due to insufficient evidence, this matter was referred to the Independent Tribunal and was heard on Tuesday 21st August at 6:00pm.

Player Richter-Salter entered a not guilty plea to the charge of striking, arguing that the contact was made incidentally and was not a result of any forceful or deliberate arm movement. 

Player Boscott argued that Player Richter-Salter had turned and struck him with his left fist. 

The Tribunal considered accounts from the officiating field umpire, officiating goal umpire, Player Richter-Salter and Player Boscott. 

After considering evidence presented by all parties, the Independent Tribunal found Player Richter-Salter guilty of striking and assessed the incident as careless, to the groin and with low impact. 

Player Richter-Salter has received a one match suspension, but due to his record, the base sanction is increased by one, taking the sanction to two matches. 


Bupa TSL Round 21 Forward of the Week

The final round of the Bupa Tasmanian State League season has come and gone, with the make-up of the final five finally known. 

After an exciting finish to the home and away season, we want to know who you considered to be the standout performers of the round.

We finish by looking at the forward lines, with a young Launceston goal sneak and a tall Bomber performing well.


Jack Rushton (Launceston)

One of the most exciting young guns in the competition, Jack Rushton proved to be a handful for the Magpies at Windsor Park, hitting the scoreboard with three majors and setting up several others in a typically busy display.

Known for his competitiveness and willingness to compete, Rushton was at his ferocious best in the tense clash, winning back his own ball and providing a contest whenever the ball hit the deck.

In and out of the side at times this season, Rushton looks to have firmed as a key figure for the Blues as we move into finals football.

IC: Solstice Digital


Bart McCulloch (North Launceston)

Big Bart looks to be firing on the eve of finals action, providing a key target inside 50 for the Northern Bombers.

Starting the game well with two goals in the opening quarter from four shots, McCulloch played a key role in getting the reigning premiers off to a fast start.

Although McCulloch faded a touch as the game wore on, he still played a handy role in securing the Northern Bombers a final round triumph.

IC: Andrew Woodgate


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Injury-Hit ‘Roos See Off Tigers

It’s been a long season for an injury-riddled Clarence outfit, and despite a determined Tigers outfit running them close, a 22-point win locked in fourth position for the ‘Roos and a win on the eve of the TSL Finals, writes Josh Duggan. 

Clarence entered Saturday’s match against Kingborough knowing that a win would secure at least fourth place on the ladder, and did enough on the day to win, even with a raft of first-team players on the sidelines through injury and suspension.

A first-quarter shootout with eleven goals saw the Tigers keep an even pace with the Roos, but in the second quarter, Clarence were able to slow the game and impose themselves on the contest.

This shift pleased Coach Jeromey Webberley, who was buoyed by his side’s ability to play their brand of footy despite the Tigers’ willingness to run and break it down.

“In slow play, we were able to control the play and move it down the ground, and also set up defensively behind the ball and create pressure off turnovers; that’s probably our game,” Webberley said after the contest

Like most of 2018, Clarence were forced to field a team that was below full strength and included several young players but got important contributions from the whole side in an even performance.

Webberley noted his side’s youth on the day, and the willingness of them to fit into the team’s setup  “We had four of five teenagers in today – one first gamer and three of four with less than 10 games – for those guys to come in and know the system, and play the system was really good.”

Now, attention turns to a crucial clash with Lauderdale; for the second year in a row there will be an Eastern Shore Derby in week one of the TSL finals, however, the Roos will be hoping to progress this time around.

Clarence know how tough that match will be, with Webberley wary of the Bombers’ class.

“We rate them extremely highly, they’ve probably been the form team of the back half of the year, bar North Launceston; we go in probably as underdogs.”

With injury doubts still over a number of experienced Clarence players who missed this week, there’s every chance the side could be heading into that clash under-strength again.


Clarence                             6.1,  10.6,  12.9,  15.13  (103)

Tigers                                  5.0,  6.2,  8.7,  12.9  (81)



Clarence : J. Webberley 3, C. Nield 2, K. Wylie, B. Jones, R. Bailey, T. Standen, J. Bailey, A. Silver, D. Reimers, T. Hope, J. Harper, J. Brenner

Tigers : M. Carter 3, T. Carter 2, L. Graham 2, W. Campbell 2, L. Watt, H. Johnston, C. Bryant


Clarence : B. Jones, R. Edmondson, J. Brenner, J. Harper, T. Castle, T. Standen

Tigers : M. Davies, H. Johnston, L. Gadomski, W. Campbell, E. Burrows-Cheng, B. Rees

Bupa TSL MRP – Round 21

The Match Review Panel sat on Monday to assess several incidents from the weekend’s action. 

 1.      Brayden Webb (Glenorchy) was referred for a dangerous tackle on Brodie Palfreyman (Launceston)

The Match Review Panel determined the tackle to be careless, with low impact to the body. The MRP took into consideration the fact that both players were over the boundary line when the tackle occurred, and also the potential to cause serious injury due to the close proximity of the fence.

Player Webb has been offered a base sanction of 1 match, reduced to a reprimand with an early guilty plea.

Player Webb has accepted a reprimand

VIEW the incident here

2.      Rhys Mott (Glenorchy) was referred for making contact to the groin of Jake Smith (Launceston)

The Match Review Panel determined the contact to be careless, with low impact to the groin. Due to a suspension in Round 4, Player Mott has received an additional 1 match to his base sanction.

Player Mott has been offered a base sanction of 2 matches, reduced to 1 match with an early guilty plea.

Player Mott has accepted a one-match suspension

VIEW the incident here

3.      Jake Hinds (Launceston) was referred for making contact to the head of Rhys Mott (Glenorchy)

The Match Review Panel determined the contact to be careless, with low impact to the head. Due to a suspension in Round 1, Player Hinds has received an additional 1 match to his base sanction.

Player Hinds has been offered a base sanction of 2 matches, reduced to 1 match with an early guilty plea.

Player Hinds has rejected the offer. The matter will now be heard by the Independent Tribunal on Tuesday 21st August at 6:30pm. 

VIEW the incident here


4.     Jake Hinds (Launceston) was referred for striking Josh Arnold (Glenorchy)

This matter will be heard by the Independent Tribunal on Tuesday 21st August at 7:00pm

VIEW the incident here

5.      Casey Brown (Launceston) was referred for making contact to the head of Chris McKnight (Glenorchy)

The Match Review Panel determined that a free kick was a correct outcome. The action does not constitute a reportable offence. No further action is required.

VIEW the incident here

6.      Arion Richter-Salter (North Launceston) was referred for making contact to the groin of Thor Boscott (Lauderdale)

Due to insufficient evidence, this matter has been referred to the Independent Tribunal, with the case to be heard on Tuesday 21st August at 6:00pm.

7.      Haydn Smith (Lauderdale) was referred for making contact to the head of Taylor Whitford (North Launceston)

The Match Review Panel determined that the action does not constitute a reportable offence. No further action is required.

VIEW the incident here

8.      Micah Reynolds (Tigers) was referred for pushing Ashton Dickenson (Clarence) into the goal post

The Match Review Panel determined the rough conduct to be careless, with low impact to the body.

Player Reynolds has been offered a base sanction of 1 match, reduced to a reprimand with an early guilty plea.

Player Reynolds has accepted a reprimand

VIEW the incident here

Joseph, Whitford Share RACT Insurance Player Of The Year Honours

Glenorchy defender Daniel Joseph and North Launceston playing coach Taylor Whitford have emerged as joint winners of the prestigious RACT Insurance Player of the Year award.

Both Joseph and Whitford were equal on 16 votes heading into the final round of the home and away season, with Whitford picking up two votes in North Launceston’s win over Lauderdale and Joseph two in Glenorchy’s narrow loss to the Blues.


The two stars had been at the pointy end of the leaderboard for much of the season before finishing with 18 votes, clear of Launceston young gun Chayce Jones on 12 and North Launceston midfielder Josh Ponting on 11.

This is the first time the award has been shared between two players.

Having returned to Tasmania this season after a successful stint with the Aspley Hornets in the NEAFL, Joseph made his presence felt in his return to KGV, combining with the likes of Harrison Gunther, Josh Arnold and Josh Grant to form one of the competition’s best defensive units.

“It is obviously a nice bonus at the end of the year. I know a lot of our family and friends were keeping close interest in it,” Joseph said. 

After captaining North Launceston to the 2017 TSL premiership, Taylor Whitford’s transition into coaching has been seamless, as reflected by his consistent individual form that has earned him a second RACT Insurance Player of the Year award.

Whitford, the 2015 RACT Insurance Player of the Year, has kicked 29 goals for the season – the fifth most in the competition – en route to steering the reigning premiers to the minor premiership.

“To have won it with Daniel is quite special. It is something I will look back on at the end of my career. There is a great history of past winners, like Jaye Bowden,” Whitford said. 

RACT Insurance CEO Trent Sayers said both Taylor Whitford and Daniel Joseph were worthy recipients of the prestigious RACT Insurance TSL Player of the Year award.

“Whitford has confirmed his position as one of the most consistent players in the state, backing up his 2015 win with his second Player of the Year title, while Joseph’s return to Glenorchy after a successful stint in Queensland has played a key role in the Magpies looking like one of the teams to beat in 2018,” Mr Sayers said.

“On behalf of RACT Insurance, I would like to offer our wholehearted congratulations to Taylor Whitford and Daniel Joseph, as well as the North Launceston and Glenorchy football clubs for outstanding seasons.

“As a Tasmanian company and a member of the Tasmanian community, RACT Insurance is proud to support the TSL and the many participating football clubs who play such an important role in our local communities across the state.”

Tasmanian State League General Manager Carl Saunder said Daniel and Taylor’s consistent seasons made them worthy recipients of the prestigious title.

“Congratulations to Daniel and Taylor on exceptional seasons.

“Taylor’s transition from player to playing-coach has been seamless, leading the Bombers to a second straight minor premiership.

“Daniel hit the ground running from his very first game back at KGV, with his precise kicking and ability to intercept making him one of the most damaging defenders in the league.

“Taylor and Daniel are both terrific footballers and great ambassadors for their clubs and Tassie footy.

“I would also like to thank RACT Insurance, in particular, Trent Sayers for their continued support of this award and the performance of players in our competition.”

The award is voted on by members of the media, who award 3, 2 and 1 votes after every TSL match. The RACT Insurance Player of the Year receives $2,500 cash and a $2,500 travel package.



Launceston v Glenorchy – Windsor Park (18/08/18)

3- Chayce Jones (Launceston)

2- Daniel Joseph (Glenorchy)

1- Harrison Gunther (Glenorchy)

Lauderdale v North Launceston – Lauderdale Oval (18/08/18)

3- Josh McGuinness (Lauderdale)

2- Taylor Whitford (North Launceston)

1- Mark Walsh (North Launceston)

Clarence v Tigers FC – Blundstone Arena (18/08/18)

3- Brady Jones (Clarence)

2- Marcus Davies (Tigers FC)

1- Ryan Edmondson (Clarence)



18 VOTES. Daniel Joseph (Glenorchy)

18 VOTES. Taylor Whitford (North Launceston)

12 VOTES. Chayce Jones (Launceston)

11 VOTES. Josh Ponting (North Launceston)

10 VOTES. Ryan Bailey (Clarence)

10 VOTES. Tom Bennett (North Launceston)

10 VOTES. Jake Cox (Clarence)

10 VOTES. Brady Jones (Clarence)

9 VOTES. Phil Bellchambers (Lauderdale)

9 VOTES.Jaye Bowden (Glenorchy)

9 VOTES. Rulla Kelly-Mansell (Launceston)



2017 – Jaye Bowden (Glenorchy)

2016 – Jaye Bowden (Glenorchy)

2015 – Taylor Whitford (North Launceston)

2014 – Jaye Bowden (Glenorchy)

2013 – Mitch Thorp (South Launceston)

2012 – Luke Shackleton (Burnie)

2011 – Cameron Thurley (Clarence)

2010 – Scott Stephens (Launceston)

2009 – Jeromey Webberley (Clarence)

Bupa TSL Round 21 Midfielder of the Week

The final round of the Bupa Tasmanian State League season has come and gone, with the make-up of the final five finally known. 

After an exciting finish to the home and away season, we want to know who you considered to be the standout performers of the round.

We now look at the engine room, where two midfield stars were at their prolific best.


Brady Jones (Clarence)

As one of the leaders of this Clarence outfit, Brady Jones was the forefront of everything on Saturday afternoon, helping the ‘Roos get on top around the ground and eventually grind out a 22-point win.

One of the competition’s most consistent performers, Jones found plenty of the football and kicked a goal in a display that will bring him and his teammates plenty of confidence heading into finals action.

With a number of key teammates out injured, Jones looms as one of the players that will have the biggest say on Clarence’s September aspirations.

IC: Solstice Digital

Chayce Jones (Launceston)

Draft prospect and emerging star Chayce Jones continued his hot streak of form with another best on ground display for the Blues.

Jones found plenty of the football and used it well to provide silver service to the Launceston forward line, while also using his sublime skills to kick a goal of the year contender.

Described by coach Sam Lonergan and teammate Mitch Thorp as a ‘special’ player, Chayce Jones could be an X-Factor for the Blues heading into this year’s finals series.

IC: Philip Biggs (Examiner)


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