1958 TANFL season

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The 1958 Tasmanian Australian National Football League (TANFL) premiership season was an Australian Rules football competition staged in Hobart, Tasmania over eighteen (17) roster rounds and four (4) finals series matches between 5 April and 13 September 1958.
The eighteenth roster round scheduled for 16 August was postponed due to inclement weather conditions and was abandoned altogether two days later.

1958 TANFL Premiership Season
General Information
Founded 12 June 1879 in Hobart, Tasmania
Previous Names TFA (1879–1886)
STFA (1887–1896)
STFL (1897)
STFA (1898–1905)
TFL (1906–1927)
TANFL President Mr Merv McNeair
Participating Clubs Clarence Kangaroos
Glenorchy Magpies
Hobart Tigers
New Norfolk Eagles
North Hobart Robins
Sandy Bay Seagulls
Stadiums North Hobart Oval
Bellerive Oval
KGV Park
Boyer Oval
Queenborough Oval
1958 TANFL Premiership Season.
Premiers Glenorchy 15.15 (105) v Sandy Bay 11.11 (77)
Minor Premiers New Norfolk (1st)
Wooden Spooner Clarence (7th)
Grand Final attendance 15,643 at North Hobart Oval
Total Roster Series attendance 157,447 for 51 matches at 3,087
Total Finals Series attendance 49,680 for 4 matches at 12,420
Total aggregate attendance 207,127 for 55 matches at 3,766

Participating Clubs[edit]

1958 TANFL Club Coaches[edit]

  • Australia – Stuart Spencer (Clarence)
  • Australia – Jack Rough (Glenorchy)
  • Australia – Bill Williams (Hobart)
  • Australia – Noel Clarke (New Norfolk)
  • AustraliaJohn Leedham (North Hobart)
  • AustraliaGordon Bowman (Sandy Bay)

TANFL Reserves Grand Final[edit]

TANFL Under-19's Grand Final[edit]

State Schools Old Boys Football Association (SSOBFA)

  • SwanDesign.png – Buckingham 9.14 (68) v Clarence 5.7 (37) – New Town Oval

State Preliminary Final[edit]

(Saturday, 20 September 1958)

  • GlenorchyDesign.PNG – Glenorchy: 3.4 (22) | 6.6 (42) | 9.9 (63) | 15.12 (102)
  • TigersDesign.png – Longford: 6.5 (41) | 8.8 (56) | 10.10 (70) | 11.10 (76)
  • Attendance: 8,150 at North Hobart Oval

State Grand Final[edit]

(Saturday, 27 September 1958)

  • GlenorchyDesign.PNG – Glenorchy: 1.7 (13) | 3.7 (25) | 5.11 (41) | 7.11 (53)
  • TigersDesign.png – Burnie: 1.1 (7) | 4.7 (31) | 4.10 (34) | 6.11 (47)
  • Attendance: 8,873 at Devonport Oval

Intrastate Matches[edit]

Jubilee Shield (Saturday, 10 May 1958)

Jubilee Shield (Saturday, 14 June 1958)

Interstate Matches[edit]

See: 1958 Australian National Football Carnival

Match One (Tuesday, 3 July 1958)

  • GeelongDesign.jpg – Victoria FA 15.12 (102) v Tasmania 13.16 (94) – Att: N/A at Lake Oval

Match Four (Thursday, 5 July 1958)

  • TheMapDesign.PNG – Tasmania 13.16 (94) v Western Australia 11.12 (78) – Att: 3,000 at Lake Oval

Match Six (Saturday, 7 July 1958)

Match Eight (Monday, 9 July 1958)

  • BigVDesign.PNG – Victoria 25.14 (164) v Tasmania 8.14 (62) – Att: 3,500 at Lake Oval

Leading Goalkickers: TANFL[edit]

  • Australia – Paddy Cooper (North Hobart) – 45
  • Australia – Max Howard (Sandy Bay) – 36
  • Australia – Bert Blenkinsopp (Hobart) – 32
  • Australia – Ian Westell (Sandy Bay) – 32
  • Australia – W.Pepper (Hobart) – 30
  • Australia – A.Walch (New Norfolk) – 30

Medal Winners[edit]

  • Australia – Rex Garwood (New Norfolk) – William Leitch Medal
  • Australia – Bob Large (North Hobart) – George Watt Medal (Reserves)
  • Australia – Colin Glover (Buckingham) – V.A Geard Medal (Under-19's)
  • Australia – Stuart Spencer (Clarence) – Weller Arnold Medal (Best TANFL player in Intrastate match)

1958 TANFL Ladder[edit]

Team Played Won Lost Draw For Against Percentage Points
New Norfolk 17 14 3 0 1426 1169 121.98% 56
Glenorchy 17 12 5 0 1525 1172 130.11% 48
North Hobart 17 9 8 0 1529 1450 105.44% 36
Sandy Bay 17 8 9 0 1369 1493 91.69% 32
Hobart 17 6 10 1 1314 1333 98.57% 26
Clarence 17 1 15 1 1098 1534 71.57% 6

Round 1[edit]

(Saturday, 5 April. Monday, 7 April & Saturday, 12 April 1958)

Round 2[edit]

(Saturday, 19 April 1958)

Round 3[edit]

(Saturday, 26 April 1958)

Round 4[edit]

(Saturday, 3 May 1958)

  • RedlegsDesign.png – Nth Hobart 8.17 (65) v Hobart 5.6 (36) – Att: 2,192 at North Hobart Oval
  • GlenorchyDesign.PNG – Glenorchy 15.20 (110) v Clarence 0.7 (7) – Att: 792 at KGV Park
  • NNorfolk2Design.PNG – New Norfolk 8.12 (60) v Sandy Bay 5.6 (36) – Att: 1,140 at Boyer Oval

Round 5[edit]

(Saturday, 10 May & Saturday, 17 May 1958)

Round 6[edit]

(Saturday, 24 May 1958)

Round 7[edit]

(Saturday, 31 May 1958)

Round 8[edit]

(Saturday, 7 June 1958)

  • SharksDesign.png – Sandy Bay 18.10 (118) v Hobart 9.16 (70) – Att: 3,530 at North Hobart Oval
  • GlenorchyDesign.PNG – Glenorchy 15.12 (102) v New Norfolk 12.11 (83) – Att: 4,373 at KGV Park
  • RedlegsDesign.png – Nth Hobart 13.15 (93) v Clarence 10.15 (75) – Att: 2,472 at Bellerive Oval

Round 9[edit]

(Monday, 16 June 1958)

Round 10[edit]

(Saturday, 21 June 1958)

  • SharksDesign.png – Sandy Bay 13.14 (92) v Nth Hobart 10.18 (78) – Att: 4,445 at North Hobart Oval
  • GlenorchyDesign.PNG – Glenorchy 12.10 (82) v Hobart 9.13 (67) – Att: 2,886 at KGV Park
  • NNorfolk2Design.PNG – New Norfolk 6.9 (45) v Clarence 4.14 (38) – Att: 2,293 at Boyer Oval

Round 11[edit]

(Saturday, 28 June 1958)

Round 12[edit]

(Saturday, 5 July 1958)

Round 13[edit]

(Saturday, 12 July 1958)

Round 14[edit]

(Saturday, 19 July 1958)

  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart 14.6 (90) v Nth Hobart 9.23 (77) – Att: 4,074 at North Hobart Oval
  • GlenorchyDesign.PNG – Glenorchy 12.20 (92) v Clarence 3.7 (25) – Att: 2,263 at KGV Park
  • NNorfolk2Design.PNG – New Norfolk 20.13 (133) v Sandy Bay 10.7 (67) – Att: 2,241 at Boyer Oval

Round 15[edit]

(Saturday, 26 July 1958)

Round 16[edit]

(Saturday, 2 August 1958)

Round 17[edit]

(Saturday, 9 August 1958)

Round 18[edit]

(Saturday, 16 August 1958)

Note: This round was abandoned due to inclement weather conditions.

First Semi Final[edit]

(Saturday, 23 August 1958)

  • SharksDesign.png – Sandy Bay: 4.1 (25) | 6.2 (38) | 10.8 (68) | 15.9 (99)
  • RedlegsDesign.png – Nth Hobart: 4.5 (29) | 8.8 (56) | 10.9 (69) | 14.13 (97)
  • Attendance: 9,043 at North Hobart Oval

Second Semi Final[edit]

(Saturday, 30 August 1958)

  • GlenorchyDesign.PNG – Glenorchy: 3.4 (22) | 8.8 (56) | 12.14 (86) | 13.14 (92)
  • NNorfolk2Design.PNG – New Norfolk: 3.1 (19) | 3.6 (24) | 5.10 (40) | 10.11 (71)
  • Attendance: 13,176 at North Hobart Oval

Preliminary Final[edit]

(Saturday, 6 September 1958)

  • SharksDesign.png – Sandy Bay: 0.6 (6) | 4.13 (37) | 10.14 (74) | 13.18 (96)
  • NNorfolk2Design.PNG – New Norfolk: 3.0 (18) | 4.4 (28) | 5.10 (40) | 8.12 (60)
  • Attendance: 11,818 at North Hobart Oval

Grand Final[edit]

(Saturday, 13 September 1958)

  • GlenorchyDesign.PNG – Glenorchy: 1.3 (9) | 6.6 (42) | 9.11 (65) | 15.15 (105)
  • SharksDesign.png – Sandy Bay: 1.3 (9) | 4.4 (28) | 9.8 (62) | 11.11 (77)
  • Attendance: 15,643 at North Hobart Oval

Source: All scores and statistics courtesy of the Hobart Mercury and Saturday Evening Mercury (SEM) publications.