OUR BOARD

Steve Old
Steve OldPresident (F01)
I am President of the Tigers Football Club and have been since the inception of the Tigers into the Tasmanian Statewide League (TSL) 3 years ago.

I have never played or been involved with the Tigers before I started as President. I am a Foundation Member of the club and proud to have been involved in a small way in seeing this great club enter the TSL. The club is committed to providing the very best facilities and environment for young players to enter and strive to achieve their goals.

I live in Lenah Valley and don’t have any kids or relations playing at the club. I am however committed to seeing the Tigers FC grow into the strongest and most respected sporting club in the state.

I am currently CEO of the Tasmanian Hospitality Association (THA) and have been for nearly 9 years. Before that I worked in senior adviser roles within the state government.

As well as being involved with the Tigers FC, I am also involved with Phoenix Basketball Club, the Hobart Chargers Basketball Club as well as being a current board member of the Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania (TICT) and the Carbine Club of Tasmania.

I have been a past President and board member of many sporting and community clubs as well as organisations such as Foodbank Inc.

Although I don’t get down to the club as often as I would like, my primary role is to do government and stakeholder relations and grow the business side of the club. I am always available for players or members of the club to talk with or help with issues and I can be contacted on steve@australianhotels.asn.au or 6220 7300 (W)

I hope many more people in the community get involved with the Tigers FC and come on the journey as we grow into the strongest community club in Tasmania.

Rodney HerweynenVice President (Football) (L57) (F04)
Martin Kelly
Martin KellyVice President (Business) (F02)
I am the Vice President (Business) for the Tigers Football Club, and have held this position for 3 years commencing in the lead up to the Tigers entering the TSL.

I am a Foundation Member, and although not a past player I have two sons playing in the juniors. My interest in joining the Board was sparked by the involvement of my sons, and I am passionate that they have the opportunity to play, compete, and grow as people in a great environment!

On the work front, I am the General Manager of Vantage Hotel Group. I am only a few months into this role after previously being the State Sales Manager for the brewing company Lion.
My sporting background was predominantly cricket where I played 15 seasons of first grade cricket for Glenorchy and Lindisfarne. I coached Lindisfarne for two seasons when they entered the TCA competition, and that situation was similar to the position the Tigers are in today. We were a new club, a very young group, and we didn’t win many games! But it was all about building a culture, developing talent and becoming a “destination” club. Lindisfarne won a first grade premiership in its 7th season, and I am sure the Tigers are on a very similar path to success!

Patrick Murphy
Patrick MurphyDirector of Finance
Over 25 years in accounting, finance and business. Currently Principal of Pulse Business Services – Business Accountants, Advisors and SMSF Auditors.

What your role is on the Tigers Board?
Finance Director

How long you have been a Board Member?
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Where you work & and what you do?
Pulse Business Services – Business Accounting and SMSF Audits

Why are you are Board Member of this fantastic club?
3 reasons – 1 bring my accounting and business skills to assist in governance of the club 2 put something back into the Kingborough community 3 be part of a club doing something special and going somewhere.

Chris Donnelly
Chris Donnelly(L90) (F31)
What your role is on the Tigers Board? – Part of the Fundraising Committee / General Committee.

How long you have been a Board Member? – Into my second year.

Were you a past player? – I was a past player in the 80’s, for 3 or so years, played majority of my footy at University.
– Have been involved in the Junior Club since 2001, coaching, committee, etc..

Are you a Life or Foundation Member? – I’m a Life Member and a Foundation Member.

Do you have Children playing at the club? – I have two children playing at the club Ben(16) in Development League and Zoe(12) in the new Girls Junior League.

Where you work & and what you do? – Work for Sigma Pharmaceuticals in a dual role as State Logistics Manager in Tas, and I’m also the National Logistics Inventory Manager.

Why are you are Board Member of this fantastic club? – I believe in the direction, the philosophy, the region, and want to be involved in the Club to assist to where I can.

Ben Harrison
Ben HarrisonDirector of Business (F42)
What your role is on the Tigers Board?
Director of Junior & Youth Football

How long you have been a Board Member?
First Year 2016

Were you a past player?
Past player and Coach. Also executed the General Manager and Football Development Officer role in the Tigers first season in the TSL in 2014

Are you a Life or Foundation Member?
Foundation member #42

Do you have Children playing at the club?
Joe in U13’s and Meg in Girls Junior

Where you work & and what you do?
I have my own management consultancy BA Harrison Management delivering creative, media and sports management. One of our major contracts is to act as the League Manager’s for the SFL. I am also a Director and am the founder of High Performance Cricket Tasmania, Tasmania’s premium deliverer of cricket coaching programs and equipment a sports business also based in Kingborough.

Why are you a Board Member of this fantastic club?
I committed to being a board member of the club to focus particularly on the management of the merger of the Senior and junior entities to complete the vision of the Kingborough Tigers becoming Tasmania’s largest football club and also to ensure I can contribute to the sustainability of AFL programs for players of all ages and levels with our community.

Dennis Fuller
Dennis Fuller(L51) (F22)
Dennis Fuller, Blackmans Bay
Retired company director (Tascon Constructions) Current board member (4th year this stint), President from ’91/’96
Duties: To oversee Facility Management/future works program, Bingo sessions, Foundation club, Gates roster home games and generally support Barra.
Played for Tigers 1961/1973, a Life and Foundation member being involved with beloved Tigers in one way or another for 55 years.
The reason why I am on board: I am a huge supporter of Tigers moving to TSL level, thus being the Southern-most club in Australia where players can be drafted direct to an AFL club. Now the junior/senior bodies are as one we have a true pathway with our players not having to leave the club to play at the highest level.
Very happy with the quality of persons involved both on and off the field.
Advice: Get on this Tiger Train!!
Jack Dare(L66) (F35)
Moved to Hobart in 1989 and have been involved at he footy club since then in some capacity.

Prior to that I lived in Launceston and began my football with Mowbray FC in the Northern Amateurs, playing seniors as a 16yo, then joined East Launceston and played U19 footy winning an NTFA and the Greater Northern flag in the same year (No more playing flags till Superules)
Was Lucky enough to play in the first Statewide League with East Launceston until we merged with City South to form South Launceston, playing until a serious ankle rebuild occurred.

Played with the then Kingston FC when I moved and have since then played, coached U18 and Resernes, assisted Grant Fagan in a Premiership year, assisted the trainers for a couple of years, been on the committee three different times, washed jumpers, did the match reports for the programs and papers and also been cooking meals for quite a few years. Also, I have been involved with the juniors when Scott went through, assisting With coaching duties in the last couple of years and finally played Superules for a few years to get rid of the playing bug finally. Also, I am very fortunate and proud to have been made a Life Member of the club a couple of years ago and as a family, we were more than happy to become Foundation Club members of The Tigers.

The most important thing I would stress to anyone involved with or at our great club, is that we are only custodians and the thing most required of us is, always to try our best to make It a better place when we move on than what was when we arrived. Whether this be by you hard work as a playing member or giving of what time you can afford off the ground, our volunteers are still the pulse that keeps the place ticking. It is a great thing to be a part of, enjoy the journey together, we stay involved because we love the club and the people in it, and of course a red can with great mates.

Julie Homer
Martin Jarman(F08)