Offseason tracker: Player movement at every club

Keep up with the latest signings throughout the TSL offseason as they are announced by clubs.

Kingborough

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OUT: Elijah Reardon (Southport – VFL)

The Tigers have lost a big piece of their premiership puzzle, with VFL side Southport announcing the signing of Elijah Reardon. The two-time TSL Team of the Year defender was outstanding once again in 2023, and he will leave a hole in the backline as Kingborough look to go back-to-back.

 

North Launceston

IN: 

OUT: Ben Simpson (Norwood – SANFL), Nathan Pearce (Labrador – QAFL), Oscar Harper (Central District – SANFL)

The Northern Bombers have been dealt a big blow early in the offseason, with co-captain Ben Simpson signing with Norwood in the SANFL. The 23-year-old enjoyed a career-best year in 2023, finishing as runner-up in the Lynch Medal and representing Tasmania against Queensland. Vice-captain Nathan Pearce will also depart after signing with QAFL side Labrador, joining former Northern Bombers star Jay Foon. Young key defender Oscar Harper will head to South Australia, signing with SANFL side Central District after a strong Talent League career with the Tasmania Devils.

 

Clarence

IN: Josh Green (Lindisfarne – SFL), James Glover (University – OSFA), Tom Cleary (University – OSFA), Jack Riewoldt

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After two seasons away with Lindisfarne, Josh Green returns to Clarence and will provide an instant boost to their forward line. After booting 183 goals over the last two SFL seasons, he’s showing no signs of slowing down. University duo Tom Cleary and James Glover will provide further reinforcements at either end of the ground. Cleary was previously a TSL Team of the Year in the backline with Glenorchy and boasts VFL experience with Williamstown and Coburg, while Glover was named in the OSFA Team of the Year in 2022 after booting 60 goals from just 15 games. It may only be a short-term signing, but AFL legend Jack Riewoldt will wear the red and white for at least one game in 2024. The three-time AFL premiership player and three-time Coleman Medalist hasn’t ruled out more appearances for the Roos this season.

 

Launceston

IN: Rocky Barron (Longford – NTFA), Jake Kilby (St Patrick’s – NTFA), Josiah Burling (Perth – NTFA), Ben Hyatt (Hillwood – NTFA), Will Haley (Perth  – NTFA), Finn Gutwein (Bracknell – NTFA), Liam Canny (Montrose – EFNL)

OUT: Jake Hinds (Bridgenorth – NTFA), Ryan Tyrrell (Bridgenorth – NTFA), Jayden Hinds (Bridgenorth – NTFA), Jordan Cowell (Bridgenorth – NTFA), Jesse Price (Bridgenorth – NTFA), Jamieson House (Deer Park FC – EDFL), Arie Schoenmaker (St Kilda – AFL), Colby McKercher (North Melbourne – AFL), James Leake (GWS Giants – AFL)

Launceston has been busy early in the offseason, adding a handful of talented players from across the NTFA. Headlining their inclusions is 2021 TSL premiership player Josiah Burling, who returns to the Blues after earning Team of the Year honours in the NTFA with Perth. Also making the switch from the Eagles is Will Haley, who was also named in the Team of the Year after a strong season as an inside mid and off half back. After helping Hillwood to a Grand Final and booting 33 goals last season, Ben Hyatt joins his brother Isaac and will bring plenty of legspeed to Launceston’s attack. Livewire forward Rocky Barron will be a handful for opposing defences in 2024 after spending last season with Longford and the Tasmania Devils program. Jake Kilby will add to Launceston’s tall stocks, with the ruck crossing over from St Patrick’s after a successful stint in the NTFA.

Some key names will be leaving Windsor Park in 2024, with The Examiner reporting that Blues superstar Jake Hinds will move to Bridgenorth in the NTFA. The 24-year-old booted 39 goals for Launceston and represented Tasmania this season, and will leave a big hole in their lineup. He will be joined at the Parrots by a handful of teammates, including brother Jayden Hinds and dynamic forward Ryan Tyrrell. 2023 Tasmanian representative Jamieson House returned to the Blues midway through the year, but he will now head interstate after signing with Deer Park in Victoria’s EDFL. The Blues also had a trio of AFL draftees, with Colby McKercherJames Leake and Arie Schoenmaker all picked up by AFL clubs after strong seasons with the Blues and the Tasmania Devils.

 

North Hobart

IN: Felix Mole (Pennant Hills – Sydney FA), Ryan Watson (Bendigo Pioneers – Talent League), Isaac McCrimmon (Noosa – QAFL), Callum Kilpatrick (West Preston-Lakeside – NFNL)

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The Demons will welcome back a familiar face in 2024, with former club best and fairest winner Callum Kilpatrick returning. He played with West Preston-Lakeside in Victoria last year, and has previously been a Tasmanian under-25 representative and a part of North Melbourne’s VFL program. Young Victorian Ryan Watson will bring a spark to North Hobart, joining the club after playing 14 games for Bendigo in the Talent League last year as well as senior football with Kangaroo Flat and Mildura. Former Sydney Swans Academy player Felix Mole was announced as the recipient of the North Hobart Football Club UTAS Scholarship, and he will bring reinforcements off the half-back line or through the middle for the Demons while also studying medicine. Launceston local Isaac McCrimmon made a similar move interstate, and he now returns to Tasmania after six seasons with Noosa in the QAFL. At 31 years old and with plenty of experience under his belt, he will bring valuable leadership to the Demons while running off half back or through the midfield.

 

Lauderdale

IN: Andrew Phillips (Essendon – AFL), Jordan Lane (Port Melbourne – VFL), Thor Boscott (Cygnet – SFL), Mitch Robinson (Morningside – QAFL), Oscar Shaw, Ben McGuinness (Dodges Ferry – SFL), Riley Hooker (Dodges Ferry – SFL), Campbell Hooker (Dodges Ferry – SFL), Sam Tilley (Woodville-West Torrens), Harry Richmond (Noosa-QAFL), Will Poland (Sorell – SFL)

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The Southern Bombers made a huge splash before the season even ended, announcing the signing of experienced AFL ruck Andrew Phillips. After playing 20 games for Essendon in 2023, he returns to his former TSL club still in his prime and with plenty of good football left to play. The big signings didn’t stop there, with fellow AFL retiree Mitch Robinson committing to play home games and finals and 2022 TSL Team of the Year forward Jordan Lane joining the club after a year with Port Melbourne in the VFL. Thor Boscott is another to come back to his home club after leading Cygnet to two SFL premierships in the last three years and will add plenty of grunt around the ground, while Oscar Shaw returns after a year spent overseas to bolster the club’s defensive stocks. A trio of Dodges Ferry stars will bring further reinforcements – Campbell Hooker booted 60 goals for the Sharks last season, Ben McGuinness can make an impact at either end of the ground, and Riley Hooker adds some grunt in the midfield. Dynamic young half forward Sam Tilley and defender Harry Richmond will both return from stints interstate, and both have proven to be high-impact players at the TSL level in the past. Defender Will Poland was one of the TSL’s best in 2022, and he returns to Lauderdale after spending last season with Sorell in the SFL.

 

Glenorchy

IN: Tom McGann, Riley Oakley (St Virgils – OSFA), Harrison Gunther (South Adelaide – SANFL), Daniel Joseph (Aspley – QAFL), Brodie Howard (Campania – ODFA)

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The Magpies continue to bolster their list with returning players, with Riley Oakley set to wear the black and white once again after a year with St Virgils in the OSFA. With the ability to play through the midfield and push forward to hit the scoreboard, he will be a valuable weapon in 2024. After a year spent in the Northern Territory playing cricket, Tom McGann will provide another versatile option for the Magpies as he returns to the club. Three-time TSL Team of the Year defender Harrison Gunther has committed to play ‘a number of games’ for the Magpies in 2024, returning after two years with South Adelaide in the SANFL. He will be joined in the backline by premiership Magpie Daniel Joseph, with his ability to both lock down and rebound out of defence set to provide a huge boost for a young side. Campania best and fairest winner Brodie Howard will look to challenge himself at the top level with Glenorchy this year.