Many histories. One future.
The Tuggeranong Valley Australian Football Club (TVAFC) we are proud to announce the release of our inaugural playing attire.
The playing strip will be worn by all players across every grade and we are enormously proud, in the design of the attire, to embark on a bold new journey as #oneclub, whilst giving a strong and deeply respectful acknowledgement to the rich history of the Tuggeranong Valley Australian Rules clubs that came before us.
The new TVAFC jumper has been created with the identities and history of all four amalgamated clubs in mind, adopting the colours red, royal blue, white and gold. These colours have all been worn throughout the individual club’s histories at different times. The TVAFC have adopted red as our dominant colour as it has featured in all Australian Rules clubs in the Tuggeranong Valley at some point in their history and seizes a unique place amongst the Canberra AFL competition. The shorts are royal blue, as our secondary colour, representing as well the history of the Tuggeranong Valley Australian Rules clubs in years gone past.
The guernsey has a strong “V” on the front representing the Tuggeranong “Valley” and demonstrating a uniting of all of the Valley clubs coming together as one. The TVAFC developed this guernsey to ensure a fresh new start for the Tuggeranong Valley Australian Rules community, but also to acknowledge and maintain a strong connection to the history of Valley Australian Rules football.
Whilst the guernsey is new it also allows every player past and present to feel connected to the clubs they played for in the Valley and know that they are still a massive part of the amalgamated club now and in the future. We are four clubs amalgamated into one and our history and future are captured in the new design so that every person who has pulled on a Tuggeranong guernsey in the past, and who does so in the future remains connected. The TVAFC is an Australian Rules Football Club representing the entire Tuggeranong Valley and we represent the Valley with pride.
Whilst 2020 has presented some unprecedented challenges for the entire community we, like our new playing strip, remain strong and immensely confident of our future and look forward to hopefully soon getting all of our beloved footballing community out on the park.
NEW SENIOR COACH
The Tuggeranong Hawks are pleased to announce Jimmy Rice as the Head Coach of Senior Football for the 2020/21 Canberra AFL seasons. With in excess of 300 First Grade/NEAFL games played, over 200 of which were with the Tuggeranong Football Club, Jimmy brings a wealth of playing experience, including three recent senior premierships with the Ainslie Football Club. Jimmy has extensive Senior coaching experience in Canberra and Narranderra, including coaching the Narranderra Imperial Eagles Football Netball Club to a drought breaking premiership in 2012 and being named the 2017 AFL Canberra Senior Coach of the Year, and more recently was the Senior Assistant Coach during Ainslie’s 2018 and 2019 First Grade premierships. Jimmy has also been an Assistant Coach with the GWS Giants Academy for the past five years demonstrating a strong commitment to developing young AFL players in the ACT and South Coast NSW Regions. The former ACT and Riverina representative player has agreed to taking on the role after an exhaustive selection process.
For the past two seasons, Club Legend and Life Member, Peter “Yoey” Ashcroft has performed the role as Senior Coach of the Tuggeranong Hawks in very difficult circumstances and the Club will be forever indebted to him for his commitment and dedication. Yoey is obviously disappointed but still remains a much loved and highly respected leader at the Hawks and the Club and would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation for everything he has done over his significant career and look forward to his continuing involvement in years to come.
Player Registration, Memberships & Sponsorships
Dear Players, the Board has agreed to leave Registration Costs unchanged from 2019. Please complete and return the attached 2020 Registration Form as soon as possible. Also, please follow the link on the Registration Form to register on SportsTG (this is a mandatory requirement each year for all players/coaches/officials/volunteers etc).
Save Money on your Registration costs – also attached is the 2020 Player Sponsor form – talk to friends/business etc – player sponsors are well acknowledged by the Club, they are great for you, and also help the Club in generating much needed income.