Culture of success.

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madmug

Brownlow Medallist
Mar 17, 2009
20,798
16,275
Hobart
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Collingwood
Clearly all clubs strive for the ultimate prize. The first thing Tassie would consider as success is to get a bloody team!!

However, as an AFL club, there are ways & means of getting into a good position to win that big cup in September. It always takes a lot of planning, recruiting the right players & coaches. Clearly there is some luck involved in all this, but clubs with the right approach can/do reduce the error of recruiting the wrong people.

Sustained success is something extra that clubs desire & look for the magic formulae that may give them a longer 'Premiership window'.

I was reading a piece on the ABC online called 'Firepots & Farms'. anyone can google it up pretty easily. Its not a long article but it encapsulates how one team, very much maligned as 'sleepy hollow' for much of its long existence.

Geelong seems to have changed its perceived weakness into a strength. Its perceived sleepy country existence has been changed into an attraction.

Its a story that people looking at setting up a Tassie team should look at.

Much maligned & the butt of jokes for such a long time, Tassie has become a destination of choice, especially over the last decade or so. The fact people come & enjoy aspects of the Tassie experience has taken off since places like MONA came along. Called 'the MONA effect'.

In so far as football is concerned a certain mix of lifestyle opportunities needs to be offered & can be offered in Tasmania.

If we get the nod, we need to promote the attractive differences & some similarities we can offer a largely ignorant football player community.

Being in Hobart isn't that much different to Geelong in many ways. Similar size, close to stunning coastline, close by rural opportunities. Great Ocean & lake fishing opportunities. An established & growing cafe/food culture. Only an hour from Melbourne & playing in Melbourne probably 8 times a year.

Anyway, first things first. If we get a gig in the AFL, how do people see the progression from newbie to becoming hopefully a well established club.
 

Truetiger

Premium Platinum
Jun 27, 2004
10,851
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Truganina
AFL Club
Richmond
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Clearly all clubs strive for the ultimate prize. The first thing Tassie would consider as success is to get a bloody team!!

However, as an AFL club, there are ways & means of getting into a good position to win that big cup in September. It always takes a lot of planning, recruiting the right players & coaches. Clearly there is some luck involved in all this, but clubs with the right approach can/do reduce the error of recruiting the wrong people.

Sustained success is something extra that clubs desire & look for the magic formulae that may give them a longer 'Premiership window'.

I was reading a piece on the ABC online called 'Firepots & Farms'. anyone can google it up pretty easily. Its not a long article but it encapsulates how one team, very much maligned as 'sleepy hollow' for much of its long existence.

Geelong seems to have changed its perceived weakness into a strength. Its perceived sleepy country existence has been changed into an attraction.

Its a story that people looking at setting up a Tassie team should look at.

Much maligned & the butt of jokes for such a long time, Tassie has become a destination of choice, especially over the last decade or so. The fact people come & enjoy aspects of the Tassie experience has taken off since places like MONA came along. Called 'the MONA effect'.

In so far as football is concerned a certain mix of lifestyle opportunities needs to be offered & can be offered in Tasmania.

If we get the nod, we need to promote the attractive differences & some similarities we can offer a largely ignorant football player community.

Being in Hobart isn't that much different to Geelong in many ways. Similar size, close to stunning coastline, close by rural opportunities. Great Ocean & lake fishing opportunities. An established & growing cafe/food culture. Only an hour from Melbourne & playing in Melbourne probably 8 times a year.

Anyway, first things first. If we get a gig in the AFL, how do people see the progression from newbie to becoming hopefully a well established club.
Good read, I would like to think we can use the wording to When Tassie get a team. They truely deserve it that’s for sure. The issue that has come up is how can Tasmania keep players as not much to do their etc which I believe is false. Such a lovely place and believe this can and will work.
 

Tassie_Tiger

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Nov 18, 2014
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Richmond
Good read, I would like to think we can use the wording to When Tassie get a team. They truely deserve it that’s for sure. The issue that has come up is how can Tasmania keep players as not much to do their etc which I believe is false. Such a lovely place and believe this can and will work.
Players stay if the culture is strong. Have the right people set up the right culture and that becomes less of an issue.
 

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catman2006

Norm Smith Medallist
Feb 15, 2006
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Very important when we do get a team, we put the right administration in place to breed that excellence of culture.
 

madmug

Brownlow Medallist
Mar 17, 2009
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Hobart
AFL Club
Collingwood
Very important when we do get a team, we put the right administration in place to breed that excellence of culture.

That'll be mainly AFL selected people (read 'boys club' guys). :(

I'd hope the Government would insist on professional outside scrutiny of who manages the players & the players themselves so we can avoid the current issues popping out of nowhere in years to come.

That is to look after the players, there interests & all aspects of their health & overall wellbeing.
 

Tasmanian saint

Club Legend
Apr 24, 2018
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St Kilda
Very important when we do get a team, we put the right administration in place to breed that excellence of culture.
Exactly we need to get it right at the beginning look at the jack jumpers in the nbl a good culture and now they have set themselves up to be a successful club moving forward
 

catman2006

Norm Smith Medallist
Feb 15, 2006
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John Wylie - President
Brendan Gale - CEO
Simon Lloyd - Op's Manager
? - Coach
Try and get Selwood as an Assistant
Promote Webberley to an Assistant
 

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