Tassie Hawks Premiers 2016 


Tassie Hawks Cup – St Virgil's show their football strength


The annual Tassie Hawks Cup competition was held today at Aurora Stadium in Launceston. The year 9/10 school teams of Latrobe, Kings Meadows and St Virgil’s college battled it out in a tri-series to determine which of the teams played off in the grand final, competing for the state title.


North West representative Latrobe High School unfortunately missed the opportunity to play for the cup, the team were defeated 7.13.55 to 1.1.7 by South’s St Virgil’s, and also defeated by Northern Team Kings Meadows with a score of 4.9.33 to 2.1.13.


St Virgil’s headed into the grand final as favourites after previously smashing Kings Meadows 15.9.99 to 2.1.13 in the tri-series. Kings Meadows vowing to be closer in the grand final – and did not disappoint!


A thrilling grand final followed the tri-series with a close game between St Virgil’s and Kings Meadows. The first half was well contested, with St Virgil’s taking the half time lead 2.5.17 to 1.3.9, by using their strong centre clearances and precise kicking to hit their forward targets with ease.


To start the second half, St Virgil’s set their dominance by kicking the first goal 45 seconds in. Kings Meadows, with fantastic defensive pressure, did not let up, kicking a few quick goals to level the scores with 12 minutes to go in the game. One goal and one point a piece again levelled the scores with two minutes to play in the grand final.


A late behind in the last minute gave St Virgil’s a handy point lead ultimately cementing their victory of the cup, Kings Meadows, with the clock against them unfortunately couldn’t get the ball out of their opposition’s 50, and finally a St Virgil’s kick for goal after the siren brought the winning margin to just 7 points.


The attitude and approach from all teams to each game was first class. Hawthorn Football Club congratulate all competing teams for a fantastic series, and successful Tassie Hawks Cup Grand Final.



St Virgil’s: Luke Swinton (2), Fraser Turner (1), Riley Oakley (1), Jack Stevenson (1)

Kings Meadows: Chev Deacon (2), Jacob Goodman (1), Bailey Fullard (1)



St Virgil’s: Joel Millhouse, Jackson Adams, Lachlan Gadomski

Kings Meadows: Caleb Canning, Will Murfett, Bowen Pearce, Harvey Griffiths, Grant Holt



Ben Spinks competed at the Sydney International Judo Competition on Sunday in the Under 66kg Under 18 Men's Division. There were competitors from overseas including from China, New Zealand and New Calendonia.

Ben did exceptionally well beating a ranked opponent from New Caledonia for the bronze medal.

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Mitch Gittus represented Tasmania last weekend during the Junior National Road Cycling Championships. Mitch is a great athlete who is an inspiration to other junior cyclists. Mitch always enjoys his sport, the friendships he has made, whilst displaying true dedication.


For more information about road cycling please contact the Southern Tasmania Cycling Club Shane Revell 0427 561 955 revell2@dodo.com.au or the Hobart Wheelers Adam Christopher president@hobartwheelers.com.au