Interstate Teams / Clubs in Tasmania
Australia’s southernmost state often gets overlooked but there is a vibrant sporting community based there. Currently there are only 2 sports in the state that field national teams and we’ve found these interstate teams / clubs in Tasmania for you so check our blog.
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Interstate Teams / Clubs in Tasmania – Tasmania Cricket Team
The Tasmania cricket team is probably their best-known sporting team. It’s certainly their oldest team! It was formed in 1851 but subsequently spent most of the next century being ignored and overlooked by mainland based cricket officials and selectors!
They were finally admitted into national competitions in 1969 with the creation of the Gillette Cup. However it wasn’t until 1977 that they were allowed to compete in the Sheffield Shield competition, Australia’s top domestic cricket competition.
In 2006/07 they finally broke through for a win and in the same year were also runner-ups in the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash competition. They’ve also won the Matador BBQs One-Day Cup 4 times – 1979, 2005, 2008 and 2010.
The team is better known by their nickname the Tasmanian Tigers.
Interstate Teams / Clubs in Tasmania – Tassie Tigers Hockey Team
Not to confused with the Tasmanian Tigers state cricket team, the Tassie Tigers are Tasmania’s men’s hockey team. They play in the Australian Hockey League and have enjoyed some success. In 2014 they beat the competition’s most successful team Perth Heat in a penalty shoot-out to take out the series final and win the gold medal.
Under new rules for the competition introduced by the AHL in 2018, Tasmania was in danger of having to drop out of the AHL due to the new funding requirements. Fortunately the state government has come to aid of the teams and we will continue to see both Tasmanian men’s and women’s teams competing nationally.
Interstate Teams / Clubs in Tasmania – Tasmanian Van Demons
Tassie Tigers’ sister club the Wrest Point Tassie Van Demons compete in the women’s section of the Australian Hockey League. Both teams are owned by Hockey Tasmania, which is the only Tasmanian sporting body with both a men’s and a women’s team in national competitions.
Hockey Tasmania also has under 21 men’s and women’s teams. The U21 men’s team are the current 2018 gold medal champions.
Interstate Teams / Clubs in Tasmania – Hobart Hurricanes Big Bash Teams
There are 2 Hobart Hurricanes cricket teams. The men’s team competes in the Twenty20 Big Bash League men's competition and the women’s team compete in the women’s competition. The Twenty20 BBL is a national one-day competition and usually features a number of international players.
The Hobart Hurricanes women’s team was established in 2015 and is one of the inaugural teams in the women’s version of the competition.
Apart from cricket and hockey, the two sports with interstate teams / clubs in Tasmania, there are many other types of sports played at state level. Including one or two you may not have heard of if you weren’t born in Tasmania, NSW or Queensland. Like vigoro, a cross between cricket, tennis and baseball. Tasmania does have a vigoro team that regularly competes against the other 2 states with teams.
If you’re interested in watching your team play their sport, whatever sport that may be, consider hiring a coach to get you there with a group. When you are ready to book your coach charter in Tasmania, then contact our friendly team in Tasmania to make your booking.