The Back Post was brought about by a desire to push Tasmanian football into the 21st century through live updates, video highlights and engaging content that would be accessible the world over. The aim being to maximise coverage of the local game and to bridge Bass Strait to connect with football lovers around the nation and across the world. The Back Post is a match-day oriented website, aimed at providing live blogs, analysis and statistics of the Tasmanian game.
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Callan Paske - @paskey14
Callan has been playing football since the age of six and is a product of the north-west of Tasmania. He represented Tasmania in U16 and U19 competitions, was a part of two State Premierships, a Statewide Cup and four senior Northern Premierships with Devonport City. Callan holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Tasmania and has worked in communications in the UK for a private football academy boasting links with West Ham United. Callan covered the local game for The Mercury in 2010 and 2012, he is a passionate Arsenal FC fan and remains hopeful that a Tasmanian A-League team will eventuate at some point in the future.
Kamil Douglas - @Rigadonis (Devonport correspondent)
Kamil was born and raised on the North-West of the Apple Isle. He has always had a passion for sport of every variety and ilk, and chief amongst those is football. He is an avid Liverpool supporter and dreams of one day standing in the Kop singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’.
As a twin, Kamil was one-half of a potent attacking duo from a very early age and has continued his love affair with the world game ever since. He has played for Devonport since 2001 – winning two Northern Premierships, a State Premiership and a club B&F – earning the nickname ‘Rig’.
Kamil is a teacher by trade and, for a time, wrote the reviews and previews for the Northern Premier League in ‘The Examiner’ during 2011.
Kamil retired at the end of the 2012 season at the ripe old age of 27, citing commitments to family and work as his major reasons. However, just like Whispering Jack, he got itchy feet and is back playing home games in League 1 & 2 for 2013.
Daniel Cristy – Launceston Correspondent
Daniel started playing football at the age of six and it quickly became his life. At age 14, he now he lives and breathes football. He goes to school at Riverside High School and plays football with the Northern Rangers.
Daniel has had experience in sports journalism, being one of the main contributors to Professor Victory and NPL Tasmania. He personally hopes that one day he will play in the Victory League and maybe proceed to bigger and better things!
From Launceston, Daniel has always had a passion to report on the game he loves and owes much credit to people who have helped him achieve his dream.
Julius Ross - @julius_ross (Founder – now working at Melbourne Heart FC)
Brought up in a household which was saturated with cricket in the summer and oval-ball in the winter, Julius experimented with various sports in his childhood until he made the transition from hockey to the world game at the age of 13. As a late bloomer in the sport, Julius played a David Flairclough-esque part in South Hobart’s 2008 and 2009 championships. He also played this role against Sydney Football Club’s A-League Youth Team in 2008, coming off the bench to score in Tasmania’s under-21 exhibition side at Sydney Football Stadium.
In January 2010, Julius sacrificed his playing career in order to further his journalism career, swapping the boots for pen and paper (and computer) to commence writing the soccer column for The Mercury. Julius has also written for Victorian soccer newspaper Goal! Weekly, was the editor of the University of Tasmania’s student magazine Togatus and has completed a degree in Journalism, Media and Communications. He is currently studying the fascinating WikiLeaks saga for his Master of Journalism, but he is a football fanatic at heart, having attended two World Cups (France ’98 and South Africa ’10) and sung You’ll Never Walk Alone in the Kop.