When the disastrous bushfires of 1967 left the Kettering, Margate, Snug and Woodbridge Football Clubs without clubrooms and much of their equipment, their respective members decided to join forces and form a new club. That club was named Channel, after the southern Tasmanian region in which all four clubs had been situated, and from the 1967 season it would be lining up in the Huon Football Association. Shortly afterwards, a set of red, white and black playing jumpers were donated to the club by the Longley Football Club, which would no longer be needing them as it had recently merged with Kingston.
Channel spent a total of thirty-nine seasons in the Huon Football Association, reaching the grand final on 15 occasions for 8 wins. The club was a founder member of the Southern Football League in 1996, and won that competition’s very first premiership with a 12.15 (87) to 11.4 (70) grand final defeat of Kingston. In 2009 Channel transferred to the Old Scholars Football Association where they sadly became something of a chopping block for other clubs. In March 2016 it was announced that, owing to a drastic shortage of players, the club was disbanding.
John Devaney - Full Points Publications