THE first round of the home and away roster for 2016 sees Cygnet host New Norfolk in the Huon Valley while Sorell welcomes the reigning premier Claremont at Pembroke Park, Brighton travels to the TCA Ground to play Hobart, and Dodges Ferry will open the gates at Shark Park to take on Huonville Lions. Lindisfarne has the bye and an extra week to prepare for its first game.
The roster season will be completed after 21 rounds, when the final five will play off in a finals series for the right to play on that one day in September when the Grand Final will be held at North Hobart Oval on Saturday, September 24. The Preliminary Final will be held at the same venue the weekend prior, on Sunday, September 18.
New Norfolk District Football Club 2016
Ins: Ashley Burgess (from Glenorchy) Daniel Freshney, Johnathon Downie (from retirement).
Outs: Mark Horne (to Cairns), Brett Booth (not playing), Josh Hall (to OHA), Tyron Rainbird (to Richmond), Jarrod Horne, Bryan Chaplin, Brayden Chaplin, Bradley Chaplin (to Bothwell), Jamie Adams, Jordan Banks-Smith, Brad Ransley, Jacob Daley, Brad Elliott (to St Virgils), Josh Clifford, Hayden Bielleman (to St Virgils), Caden Wilson (to Glenorchy), Sam Rogers, Scott Bonnitcha (to Campania), Shaun Fenton, Josh Whitford-Marriott (to Brighton), T. Pearcey (to Dodges Ferry).
Details provided by the SFL.
|New Norfolk coach Matthew Smith, left, with NNDFC vice|
president Jon Murray and senior co-captains Blair Wardlaw
and Rohan Heron at the season launch on Wednesday night.