Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame

The Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame was established to help recognise outstanding services and overall contribution made to the sport of Australian rules football in Tasmania. Any participant of the sport, including players, umpires, media personalities and coaches, may be inducted.[1] A physical hall was established in 2005 after the Tasmanian Community Fund provided a $50,000 grant to assist AFL Tasmania and the Launceston City Council with establishment of a permanent facility at York Park.[2] The decision to locate the Hall of Fame at the ground was because the site had recently been redeveloped and was positioned as the "true home of Tasmanian football".[2] AFL Tasmania initiated the Hall of Fame nomination process, with a number of clubs, players and grounds nominated and accepted into the Hall of Fame since 2005.[3] The public Hall of Fame opened to the public on Saturday 21 February 2009.[4]

The induction criteria were expanded in 2007, allowing "The Gravel" Oval of Queenstown to be honoured.[5]

Other inductees have included Roy Cazaly, Paul Sproule, Verdun Howell, Paul Williams, Brent Crosswell[6] and the Smithton 'Saints' Football Club.[7]

2005 – Inductees

The 'Icons' of Tasmanian Football are listed in bold

2006 – Inductees

2007 – Inductees

2008 – Inductees

2009 – Inductees

2010 – Inductees

2011 – Inductees

2012 – Inductees

2013 – Inductees

2014 – Inductees

  • Ron Marney
  • Vern O'Byrne
  • Kevin King
  • Barry Walker
  • Tony Browning
  • Stephen Nichols
  • Peter King
  • Cameron Clayton
  • John Klug
  • Daniel Hulm

2015 – Inductees

2016 – Inductees

See also

References

  1. "Call for Nominations for the Hall of Fame". AFL Tasmania. 8 January 2009. Retrieved 23 February 2009.
  2. "Tasmanian Community Support Fund" (Press release). Sporting Pulse. 8 March 2008. Retrieved 31 December 2008.
  3. AFL Tasmania. "Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame". Retrieved 31 December 2008.
  4. "Tasmanian legends revealed to public". Examiner. Archived from the original on 19 February 2009. Retrieved 20 February 2009.
  5. Edwards, Phil (18 March 2007). "Oval to be named in hall of fame". The Border Mail. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 23 February 2009.
  6. "Tasmanian football greats honoured". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 7 July 2007. Retrieved 23 February 2009.
  7. Agatyn, Martin (28 May 2008). "Saints' historic 1983 win to be inducted". The Advocate. Fairfax Digital. Retrieved 23 February 2009.

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