Channel Football Club

The Channel Football Club was an Australian rules football club currently playing in the Old Scholars Football Association (Tas), also known as Old Scholars. The Channel Football Club's emblem is the Saints.The home ground is situated right alongside the beach at the end of Beach Road, Snug.

Channel Saints
Full nameChannel Football Club
SportAustralian rules football
LeagueOld Scholars Football Association.(Tas)
Home groundSnug Park
Anthem"There's A Team On The Track, Dressed In Red, White & Black"

The Formation of Channel Football Club

The Channel Football Club was formed in 1967 after the disastrous 1967 Tasmanian bushfires, which decimated the Channel region. With the demise of the Margate, Kettering, Snug and Woodbridge Football Clubs, the Channel Football Club was formed to incorporate all four of these clubs, Channel would be lining up for the 1967 season in the Huon Football Association. Shortly afterwards, a set of red, white and black playing jumpers were donated to the club by the Longley Football Club, which would no longer be needing them as it had recently merged with Kingston (now Kingborough). Channel adopted the Saints emblem and Red, White & Black playing strip and were firstly based at Margate before moving to the club's present Snug Park headquarters. Channel left the Huon Football Association at the end of 1995 and joined the then STFL (now SFL) in 1996 whereby they won the League's inaugural Senior premiership.

The Struggle and Joining the Old Scholars

After becoming the easy beats of the Regional League, finishing 2008 winless, the Channel Football Club applied to join the more social Old Scholars Football Association. In January 2009, the Channel Football Club was granted permission to join the Old Scholars Football Association. The club feared that they would be no match for former Premier League clubs rejoining the same competition as them, and that the resulting beatings they would've suffered could well have spelled the end of the Channel Football Club's existence. After a number of years of continuous struggle in the OSFA, Channel found itself with a critical shortage of players and in March 2016 it announced that the club would cease to exist effective immediately.

Stadiums, Achievements & Club Records

  • Club Formed- 1967
  • Colours - Red, Black & White.
  • Emblem - The Saints
  • Song - There's A Team On The Track, Dressed In Red, White & Black.
  • Entry to Huon Football Association




  • Old Scholars Football Association Premierships


  • Old Scholars Football Association Runners Up


  • Southern Football League Premierships


  • Southern Football League Runners Up


  • Huon Football Association Premierships

1975, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1990

  • Peter Hodgeman Medallists

1998 Andrew Beveridge
2005 M.Gowans

  • Club Record Games Holder

411 by Ken Smith

  • Club Record Attendance

3110 v Claremont for the 1996 SFL Grand Final at Abbotsfield Park.

  • Club Record Score

60.36 (396) vs Lachlan at Snug Park in 1996


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