Photos (Top to Bottom): Kenneth Hansen (left) is leaving FFT, while rumours persist that CEO Michael McIntyre (right) may be next; Former TIS goalkeeper Isolina Ottavi on her way to Georgia, USA
Kenneth Hansen, the match manager for Football Federation Tasmania, has resigned and will leave the organisation in January.
Tom Clamp, the registration officer and ‘front-office’ person, has also left and will pursue his university studies.
The search for replacements for the two men is on.
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The FFT Board is believed to have opted to place the TIS men’s team in a Premier League Reserves competition, with games to be played on Wednesday evenings.
This means that each club’s reserve side will play three mid-week matches over the season against the TIS.
The proposal to play the State Under-15s in Division One has yet to be ratified.
There is some opposition to the State Under-14s playing in the Under-19 competition and they may well end up in something like an under-17 league.
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Former TIS women’s team goalkeeper Isolina Ottavi has won a sports scholarship to an American university.
She will leave Tasmania between Christmas and New Year.
Reg Tolputt died in Hobart yesterday aged 77.
Reg, a member of the Salvation Army, founded a club called Salvos in the 1970s.
They folded after a few years in the minor leagues.
Reg, David Martin and I hosted a regular Saturday morning radio show about soccer on 7HT in the early 1980s and I fondly remember those days.
Reg also served as team manager to one of Steve Darby's State teams.
Condolences to Reg's family.