Big teams heading south
THE Demons and the Swans will take on the Hawks and Roos while AFLW Premiers Adelaide will play at North Hobart over a massive three days of footy in Tassie in March.
West Coast will also play the Hawks here in April.
A JOINT venture between the Tigers Football Club and the South East Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation has proven a big winner.
The two have combined for a free footy gala day before, but this year opened the door to more schools in the region.
From previously having about 50 children turn up, this time there were just under 200 at the Glen Huon Oval under the tutelage of Tigers stars such as former Hawthorn midfielder Kieren Lovell.
Tigers community engagement officer Jordan Phillips said students from Cygnet, Dover and St James were in action, as well as St Aloysius and Huonville Primary for the first time.
“We definitely had a lot of kids this time, so it was pretty full on,” Phillips said. “It has been an annual event with SETAC in the past, but we’ve never made it this big before.”
He said there was an even spread of boys and girls across all ages, as well as a spread of talent and ability.
“You can always notice some future champs, they stand out a mile, but also there are plenty there just to have fun, and they definitely achieved that,” he said.