This page is all about promoting the "Legends Charity Game' being held in Hobart at the North Hobart Oval on Saturday the 24th of March. (3) charities are involved - MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY TASMANIA, RIDING FOR THE DISABLED ASSOCATION OF TASMANIA and SAVE THE TASMANIAN DEVIL PROGRAM APPEAL. Many past VFL/AFL, Tassie Devils (VFL) and state wide players have donated their time for this great occasion.
The Tasmanian Squad is -
Adrian Fletcher (Ex-Glenorchy, Geelong, Brisbane, Fremantle)
Andy Lovell (Ex Glenorchy, Melbourne, WC Eagles)
Anthony Cole (Ex Clarence, North Hobart, Tassie Devils (VFL)
Anthony Stewart (NBL Basketball, Hobart Chargers Coach (SEABL)
Ben Atkin (Ex Glenorchy, Tassie Devils (VFL)
Brad Davis (Ex Burnie Dockers, Fitzroy (AFL) Tassie Devils (VFL)
Brett Stephens (Ex Glenorchy, Fitzroy (AFL)
Errol Bourn (Ex Burnie Dockers, Subiaco (WAFL)
Gavin Cooney (Ex Clarence, Tassie Devils (VFL)
Jamie Shanahan (Ex Hobart, Fitzroy, St. Kilda, Melbourne (AFL)
Jason Taylor (Ex New Norfolk, Fitzroy, Hawthorn, Collingwood (AFL)
Justin Plapp (Ex Burnie Dockers, Richmond, St. Kilda (AFL)
Ken Hall (Ex North Hobart, Essendon (AFL) Tassie Devils (VFL)
Matthew Mansfield (Ex Glenorchy, Footscray (VFL/AFL)
Matthew Smith (Ex New Norfolk)
Michael Gale (Ex Penguin, Fitzroy, Richmond (AFL)
Michael Peters (Ex Glenorchy, Claremont (SFL)
Paul Atkins (Ex Burnie, North Hobart, Footscray, Sydney Swans (AFL)
Paul Hudson (Ex Hobart, Hawthorn, Western Bulldogs, Richmond (AFL)
Scott Direen (Ex New Norfolk, Sydney Swans (AFL)
Shane Smith (Ex Devonport)
Simon Atkins (Ex Wynyard, Footscray/Western Bulldogs, Fitzroy (AFL)
Simon Minton Connell (Ex North Hobart, Carlton, Sydney, W Bulldogs (AFL)
Stuart Probert (Ex Clarence, Tassie Devils (VFL)
The Victorian All-Stars side is (at present still waiting on official confirmation from 9 others) -
Andy Goodwin (Ex Devonport, Richmond, Melbourne (AFL)
Ben Holland (Ex Richmond (AFL)
Damian Cupido (Ex Brisbane, Essendon (AFL)
Danny Noonan (Ex Clarence, Brisbane (AFL)
Doug Hawkins (Ex Western Bulldogs, Fitzroy (AFL)
Joel Smith (Ex St. Kilda, Hawthorn (AFL)
Michael O'Loughlin (Ex Sydney Swans (AFL)
Paul Dimmatina (Ex Western Bulldogs (AFL)
Richard Vandenberg (Ex Hawthorn (AFL)
Ronnie Burns (Ex Geelong, Adelaide Crows (AFL)
Rory Hilton (Ex Brisbane, Richmond (AFL)
Shane Kerrison (Ex Collingwood (AFL)
Shaun Smith (Ex North Melbourne, Melbourne (AFL)
Tony Liberatore (Ex Western Bulldogs (AFL)
Wayne Lamb (Ex New Norfolk, Melbourne, Fitzroy (AFL)
Coached by wonderful motivator, ABC Commentator and former St. Kilda Coach and North Melbourne Premiership player - Stan Alves.
I just saw this old thread. We went last weekend to NHO for the Rivalry match. The kids went troppo over Mathew Richardson playing & dobbing a lazy 1/2 dozen S.Rolls. I was impressed with Mathew Wooldridge from Burnie, although he was playing on poor old Bull Baker who is 30 years older than him!! Also Michael Styles from Glenorchy. He was a tough & quick little player in his day. He looked pretty fit, just a bit more gray hair these days. Tony Libratore was great. A tough sneeky little bugger! It was a great day, we enjoyed it. Good luck to everyone involved in this fund raising event.
We had a laugh when Shaun Smith (Mark of the century!) said on the news that he did more damage after the game than during it! They would have tied a big one on!! Yeh great stuff boys. Thanks to the organisers, it a great think to help such a worthy cause. Lookin forward to next year.
It was a good day, nice crowd as well. I went along and did the photos for both games, handed them over to Jaimes Wiggins today.
Richo could have had a few more if he didn't hand some off and kicked behinds and out on the full but a few of them looked like they haven't lost a step. Patch hasn't really changed much over the years, still as fit as he ever was. I liked that they had Ben Brown doing autographs and all the players posing for photos and autographs. Great day, some great players, here's one of my shots.