The Club has had mixed success over the years—however that seemed to change when current Head Coach Ken Morton joined the Club in 2008. Ken has since steered the Club to an unprecedented five consecutive Premier League trophies (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012) and three State Finals (winning 2010, 2011 and 2012)—also capturing all five trophies on offer in the State in 2010 and 2011 (Statewide Cup, Southern Premier League, Statewide Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy, Summer Cup and the Steve Hudson Cup).
A more detailed history of the first 100 years of the Club is available in Dianne Snowden's centenary book titled South Hobart Soccer Club 1910 to 2010 (go to Merchandise page).
The Club’s 63 game unbeaten run came to an end in July 2011, with our First Team only losing twice in two years—a Tasmanian record! To top off the Club’s success Ken was deservedly awarded 2011 and 2012 Southern Premier Men’s Coach of the Year by Football Federation Tasmania. Our Reserve team has also won six consecutive Premier League trophies (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011) and our U19s were crowned 2012 Premiers, indicating the depth of players available within the Club.
In 2013 South Hobart FC became inaugural National Premier League (NPL) Victory League Champions, winning the League by 15 points. South then went on to win the Victory Cup Final defeating Victory League Runners Up Devonport Strikers 1-3 in extra time. In another first South defeated SA Finals Champion Campbelltown City in the NPL Finals Series Semi Final played at Darcy Street. South won 3-1, creating history for a Tasmanian Club and earned a place and a home final against semi professional outfit Sydney Utd 58 FC. Although South lost the NPL Final 0-2 they did Tasmania proud.
The Club has been continually based in South Hobart since it's inception and all Premier League matches are played at the South Hobart Oval, also known as Darcy Street. The Club rooms are located at Wellesley Park, which also hosts the Club's youth home matches, and is the training ground for the Premier League squads.
In 2010, then Premier David Bartlett granted the Club $90,000 to put towards refurbishing and extending the current Club rooms. In 2012 the Club secured a further $52,273 from the Department of Sport and Recreation's Major Grants Program for the Club rooms and change rooms. In May 2012 the Club further secured a $1.2 million grant from the Federal Department of Sport and Recreation for the much needed redevelopment of the training grounds at Wellesley Park. The Club is working closely with Hobart City Council on both projects. Works are expected to commence in 2013.
The Centenary BookA more detailed description can go here about this book. This is called a block and can be found in the article under the Blocks tab. A more detailed description can go here about this book. This is called a block and can be found in the article under the Blocks tab.
A more detailed descripotion can go here about this book. This is called a block and can be found in the article under the Blocks tab.