Category: News

Introducing HFL TV

One of the biggest innovations for the 2019 HFL Season is HFL TV.  Each week, every HFL Division 1 A-Grade game will be available to watch.

In addition, the selected Match Of The Week will be live streamed to selected venues across the Hills … complete with the Call Of The Wild commentary!

We’re still working out the finer details on when and where live HFL will be available for your viewing pleasure.  When we’ve got those, we’ll let you know.  In the meantime, bookmark the HFL TV link for your weekly dose of HFL Div 1 action!

HILLSFOOTY.COM is back for 2019, bigger and better than ever!

It’s a new year and new season for HILLSFOOTY.COM!  We’ve been doing some work during the off-season to make our coverage of the HFL 2019 Season bigger and better! 

For starters, HILLSFOOTY welcomes Shane “Collo” Collins as a full-timer on the Call Of The Wild team!  Along with Pistols and Goldie, Collo will be a regular fixture during our live broadcasts. 

For all you Rob fans out there, he’s back with special comments, joined by another new member of the HILLSFOOTY.COM team, Michael “Bawds” Bawden. 

As for how we’ll get this coverage to you … there’s big news on that front as well.  It’s big enough to call for its own post …

2018 Div 2 A Grade Grand Final – Highlights

We’re excited to secure the services of Akaroy Films to shoot the 2018 Mortgage Choice Hills Football League Div 1 and Div 2 A Grade grand finals. Roy has been making films for years, and a sample of his work can be found at the akaroyfilms channel on YouTube.

The Div 2 A Grade Grand Final between Kersbrook and Ironbank will be available soon. In the meantime, Roy has shared a few highlights from the match.  If the footage looks a bit squished, go into full screen mode or click here to watch the video in a new tab.

Check out the hillsfooty.com Facebook page for more great footage.

Congrats to Sam Miles, 2018 Division 1 A Grade Mail Medalist!

The 2018 HFL Mail Medal count was a big night … but it was especially big for this bloke: Mount Lofty’s Sam Miles.

Despite not having the best season, the Mount Lofty Devils produced the 2018 HFL Mail Medal Div 1 medallist in The Little Master. He lived up to his name by scooping up 26 votes overall, taking home the medal by a comfortable margin.

Sam was a little excitable when he received his medal; there’s a little bit of not-safe-for-work language during his acceptance speech. We’re not judging, but we are giving you the heads up in case you feel like listening to the count with kids present … especially if they happen to be the kids in Sam’s class!

Congrats to Adam Houlahan, 2018 Division 2 A Grade Mail Medalist!

For the first time ever, the HFL’s night of nights was live streamed via hillsfooty.com and Lofty. Around 260 guests including players, club officials, sponsors and other VIPs were on hand to witness the Mail Medal count for 2018.

The race for the Division 2 A Grade medal was one of the closest in years. It wasn’t until the final round when Gumeracha’s Brendon Moon couldn’t quite get the votes needed to tie up first place, settling for equal second with Kersbrook’s Rob Nicholson on 21 votes a piece. In the end, the Raiders’ Adam Houlahan won the gong with 22 votes after 18 rounds and a very happy Mum listening to the stream at home. Congrats, Adam! Thanks to the Bridgewater-Callington Raiders for the pic.

Please note that there is a bit of an issue with the sound quality near the business end of the count … seems like the excitement in the Old Mill was a little too much for The Colonel to contain, and the audio got a little overcooked around the 29 minute mark. He’s scraped off the burnt bits and we reckon the end result is pretty OK.

HFL’s Call Of The Wild gets a gong at the 2018 SACBA Bilby Awards!

The HFL Media crew hasn’t even finished its first season of HFL coverage yet, and we’re already kicking goals. Well, this may be more of a behind, but we’re still on the scoreboard.

Our community broadcasting partner, Lofty Community Media, won the runner-up award at the 2018 SACBA Bilby Awards for Best Sports Coverage. SACBA, or the South Australian Community Broadcasters Association, is the peak body for community broadcasting in SA. There are over 30 member organisations in SACBA, so to come second in our first year is a huge honour.

With Lofty firing up its FM transmissions later this year, maybe we’ll kick a bit straighter next year as live and local footy returns to the airwaves in 2019.

Collecting this Bilby is Tony “The Colonel” Sander. The rest of the HFL Media crew let him out of the techno kitchen for a bit to go and receive the prize. Note The Colonel’s winter coat, which is at its most bushy at this time of year.