South Hobart FC

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South Hobart
South Hobart FC.png
Full name South Hobart Football Club
Founded 1910
Ground South Hobart Ground
Ground Capacity 4,500
Coach Ken Morton
League NPL Tasmania
2013 1st
Website Club home page

South Hobart Football Club is an Australian amateur soccer club based in Hobart, Tasmania. Founded in 1910 the club currently competes in the NPL Tasmania. South Hobart plays home games at South Hobart Ground and also fields teams in all junior divisions, as well as women's teams.

South Hobart have a continuing reputation for devolving quality youth players and involving them in the first team. Current Newcastle Jets forward Andy Brennan is a feature of this youth academy.

History[edit]

South Hobart is the oldest association football club in Tasmania, as well as one of the most successful. They have won the State Championship a record 18 times. Add to this a remarkable 21 Southern titles, 11 KO Cups, 3 Statewide KO Cups and 6 Falkinder Cups plus various other trophies, and they stand out as Tasmania's most successful club. They played their first match on 21 May 1910. South Hobart won the league for the first time in 1919, and won the next four in a row. Although successful through their existence, they have only recently begun to again win trophies at the highest level. The 60's saw the influx of ethnic based clubs, and South Hobart has taken until the 21st Century to return to their former glory.

Celebrating their centenary in 2010 the club enjoyed their most successful season ever achieving a clean sweep across Tasmanian football, finishing 1st in the Southern Premier League, winning the Championship play-off along with the Statewide Cup, Summer Cup and Steve Hudson Cup. They would also retain all these titles in 2011.

With the creation of the National Premier Leagues as the official second tier of Australian football for 2013, South Hobart finished in first place in Tasmanian division and won the regional championship playoffs. Progressing the final series they defeated Campbelltown City SC of South Australia in the semi-final. Taking on one of Australia's most famous and successful former NSL sides Sydney United 58 FC they were bravely defeated 2–0 in the inaugural Grand Final.

Pascoe Vale vs South Hobart in a friendly away at CB Smith Reserve on 17 December 2016

2013 saw Kostas Kanakaris score the fastest hat-trick in Australian football when he scored three goals in almost 3 minutes against Launcestion City in the highest scoring match of that time.[1] In 2014 South Hobart became the first Tasmanian side to qualify for the FFA Cup. The club was drawn against Tuggeranong United in the round of 32, though lost the match 4–5 on penalties after 1–1 result after extra-time.[2] They would compete in the 2015 edition as they went down in penalties again, this time to Sydney United 58[3]

Ground[edit]

South Hobart play their home games at South Hobart Ground, D'Arcy Street, South Hobart. The ground is a picturesque ground at the base of the slopes of Mount Wellington with sweeping views over the city and the River Derwent. The club's headquarters however and training ground are located nearby at Wellesley Park, Wellesley Street, South Hobart.

Records[edit]

As the most successful and oldest currently existing club in Tasmania the club hold an number of records. Some of these include the longest unbeaten run in Tasmanian football – 63 games without defeat, the most state championships won and also the record for fastest hat-trick in Australian history when Kostas Kanakaris scored three in two minutes and 51 seconds in part of an 11–0 thrashing of Launceston City on 12 May 2013.[4][5]

Seasons[edit]

Season League Statewide Cup FFA Cup Summer Cup
Name (National Level) Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Position Tasmanian Finals NPL Finals
1996 State League (2) 18 6 2 10 35 47 −12 20 7th DNQ Not yet founded  ? Not yet founded ?
1997 State League (2) 18 7 3 8 39 47 −8 24 6th DNQ Semi Final Runners-up
1998 State League (2) 18 7 1 10 36 40 −4 22 6th DNQ Not contested Runners-up
1999 State League (2) 16 5 0 11 31 46 −15 15 7th DNQ Fourth Place
2000 South Conference League (2) 16 2 1 13 22 41 −19 7 9th Not contested Quarter Final Group Stage
2001 South Premier League (2) 18 11 4 3 52 22 30 37 2nd DNQ - Winners
2002 South Premier League (2) 18 14 2 2 51 17 34 44 1st Champions Semi Final Semi Final
2003 South Premier League (2) 18 9 3 6 40 20 20 30 4th DNQ Quarter Final Runners-up
2004 South Premier League (2) 16 6 3 7 29 28 1 21 6th DNQ First Round Winners
2005 South Premier League (2) 16 4 8 4 20 18 2 20 6th DNQ Quarter Final Semi Final
2006 South Premier League 18 11 1 6 44 27 17 34 3rd DNQ Semi Final Group Stage
2007 South Premier League (2) 18 13 4 1 59 14 42 43 2nd DNQ Semi Final Group Stage
2008 South Premier League (2) 18 14 2 2 56 13 43 44 1st Champions Winners Runners-up
2009 South Premier League (2) 21 15 3 3 49 15 34 48 1st Runners-up First Round Group Stage
2010 South Premier League (2) 21 18 3 0 61 15 46 57 1st Champions Winners Winners
2011 South Premier League (2) 21 16 3 2 77 22 55 51 1st Champions Winners Winners
2012 South Premier League (2) 21 16 2 3 62 15 47 50 1st Champions Semi Final Semi Final
2013 Victory League (2) 21 18 2 1 79 25 54 56 1st Champions Runners-up Quarter Final Semi Final
2014 Victory League (2) 21 18 1 2 89 18 71 55 1st Champions Quarter Final Winners Round of 32 Group Stage
2015 Victory League (2) 21 15 1 5 73 27 46 46 2nd Semi Final DNQ Winners Round of 32 Semi Final
2016 NPL Tasmania (2) 21 15 3 3 87 21 66 48 3rd Champions DNQ Runners-up Preliminary R7 Winners

Honours[edit]

  • State Champions:
    • Winners (18): 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1929, 1937, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1959, 2002, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
    • 'Runners-up (3): 1926, 2009, 2015
  • Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy (Statewide Cup)
    • Winners (5): 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015
    • Runners-up (1): 2016
  • National Premier League Tasmania (NPL TAS Premiers)
    • Winners (2): 2013, 2014
    • Runners-up (1): 2015
  • National Premier League Tasmania (NPL TAS Finals)
    • Winners (3): 2013, 2014, 2016
  • National Premier Leagues
    • Runners-up: 2013
  • Southern Premierships
    • Winners (21): 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1926, 1929, 1937, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1959, 1978, 1980, 1999, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
    • Runners-up (15): 1924, 1925, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1933, 1936, 1939, 1951, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1961, 2001, 2007
  • KO Cup
    • Winners (11): 1927, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1938, 1946, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1955
    • Runners-up (8): 1929, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958
  • Summer Cup
    • Winners (5): 2001, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2016
    • Runners-up (4): 1971, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2008
  • Vase Cup
    • Winners: (1): 2001
  • Falkinder Cup
    • Winners (6): 1919, 1921, 1924, 1928, 1946, 1948
    • Runners-up (10): 1922, 1923, 1925, 1926, 1931, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1947, 1959
  • Steve Hudson Cup
    • Winners (4): 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Association Cup
    • Runners-up (1): 1960
  • Ascot Gold Cup
    • Runners-up (1): 1960
  • Lloyd Triestino Cup
    • Runners-up (1): 1975

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