Leven Football Association

The Leven Football Association (LFA) was an Australian rules football competition in Tasmania, Australia. Four clubs from small communities in northern Tasmania compete for the premiership every year. The games were played on Saturday and both matches were at the same ground in the form of a double header.


Founded 1924 to provide a competition for teams in the Ulverstone Municipality.

This Association succeeded various earlier Associations, it has been a valuable feeder ground for NWFU and NTFL clubs in particular Ulverstone.

Forth won the first premiership of the competition in 1924. Several clubs started in this association before moving into a stronger competition after establishing themselves, Turners Beach and West Ulverstone are now both in the NWFA however Railton and Mole Creek both moved the other way.

The association went into recess when Upper Castra couldn't field a side for the 2016 season. The association was supposed to be absorbed by the NWFL and be its Central Division.


Club Nickname Years in LFA LFA Premierships
Forth Magpies 1924-1928, 1944-1945 1924, 1945
Gawler 1982-1989 1983
Gunns Plains 1925-1927, 1930-1935, 1947-1960 1953
Kindred 1926-1927, 1935-1940,1947-1953, 1968
Latrobe Saints Saints 1987-2011 1989, 2000
Meander Valley Suns Suns 2012 - 2013 2012
Mole Creek Bulldogs 2004-2015 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013
Motton Preston 1967-1976 1971
Motton Rovers Rovers 1924-2000 1926, 1928, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1946, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1975, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1993,
Nietta 1936-1948
Preston 1924-1966 1927, 1929, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1964
Prospect Hawks Hawks 2010
Railton Tigers 1990-2015 1990-91-92, 1994–95, 1997-98-99, 2001-02-03, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2015
South Riana 1965-1973
Sprent 1924-1981 1944, 1962, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981
Turners Beach Kangaroos 1971-1975 1972, 1973, 1974
Upper Castra Magpies 1925-1932, 1940-1992, 1999-2015 1926, 1930, 1965, 1967, 1980, 1984–85, 1988, 2014
West Ulverstone Lions 1973-1981 -
Wilmot Robins 1975-2015
Zeehan 1994-1998 1996


2011 Ladder

Leven FA Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Mole Creek 1430037343541054.80%561st SemiRailton3519229Latrobe Saints3321
Wilmot 84501356145593.20%322nd SemiMole Creek2517167Wilmot8250
Railton 64701395161186.59%24PreliminaryRailton1513103Wilmot9862
Latrobe Saints 63801369213864.03%24GrandMole Creek2115141Railton111076
Upper Castra03140491278717.62%0

2012 Ladder

Leven FA Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Meander Valley Suns 113301825810225.31%441st SemiMole Creek2714176Wilmot8856
Railton 113301594962165.70%442nd SemiMeander Valley Suns1518108Railton12678
Mole Creek 94401334928143.75%36PreliminaryMole Creek13785Railton111884
Wilmot 34100938147563.59%12GrandMeander Valley Suns13987Mole Creek101070
Upper Castra03140462197823.36%0

2013 Ladder

Leven FA Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Mole Creek 140202581760339.61%561st SemiMeander Valley Suns2620176Wilmot5131
Railton 1204020701174176.32%482nd SemiMole Creek2113139Railton121183
Meander Valley Suns 1006016881064158.65%40PreliminaryMeander Valley Suns1814122Railton111076
Wilmot 40120830200541.40%16GrandMole Creek121284Meander Valley Suns13482
Upper Castra00160375254114.76%0

2014 Ladder

Leven FA Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Upper Castra 130302716795341.64%521st SemiMole Creek2517167Wilmot5232
Railton 130302310839275.33%522nd SemiUpper Castra2718180Railton7850
Mole Creek 601001393184475.54%24PreliminaryRailton259159Mole Creek111076
Wilmot 00160379332011.42%0GrandUpper Castra1717119Railton9660

Leading Goal Kickers

Year Player H&A goals Finals goals Total Goals
1982Nazza Haywood (Motton Rovers)100100
1983David Banner (Upper Castra)55762
1984David Banner (Upper Castra)371249
1986Robbie Campbell (Wilmot)49049
1988Mark Harris (Motton Rovers)53053
1989B Wolfe (Wilmot)47047
1990Kerry Jackson (Mersey Valley)33033
1991Darren Cowburn (Railton)49049
1992Kerry Jackson (Mersey Valley)
1993Kerry Jackson (Mersey Valley)
1994Ricky Jefferies (Railton)65065
1995Paul Lawrence (Railton)44347
1996Brian Powe (Zeehan)967103
1997Darren Wall (Devonport Saints)102102
1998Michael Schultz (Zeehan)782098
1999Peter Coventry (Devonport Saints)
2000Leigh Clarke (Devonport Saints)80080
2001Corey Bissett (Wilmot)81081
2002Mark Alford (Railton)1290129
2003Craig Horton (Latrobe Saints)40040
2004Paul Burford (Mole Creek)69069
2005Michael Leedham (Railton)64569
2006Gary Latham (Latrobe Saints)87592
2007Andrew Stretton (Railton)1290129
2008Paul Hampton (Mole Creek)166166
2009Tim West (Mole Creek)101101
2010Chris Bray (Railton)1106116
2011Shane Campbell (Mole Creek)14613159
2012Alex Wadley (Meander VS)1000100
2014Darren Jenkins (Railton)1081109

Web site

  • Official Association Site

Published books

  • Australian rules football in Tasmania, John Stoward, 2002, ISBN 0-9577515-7-5


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