1976 TANFL season

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The 1976 Tasmanian Australian National Football League (TANFL) premiership season was an Australian rules football competition staged in Hobart, Tasmania over seventeen (17) roster rounds and four (4) finals series matches between 3 April and 11 September 1976.

1976 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 R.T Butler
Participating Clubs Clarence Kangaroos
Glenorchy Magpies
Hobart Tigers
New Norfolk Eagles
North Hobart Demons
Sandy Bay Seagulls
Stadiums North Hobart Oval
Bellerive Oval
KGV Football Park
TCA Ground
Boyer Oval
Queenborough Oval
1976 TANFL Premiership Season.
Premiers Sandy Bay 21.10 (136) v Glenorchy 5.9 (39)
Minor Premier Sandy Bay (6th)
Wooden Spoon Nth Hobart
Grand Final attendance 10,881 at North Hobart Oval
Total Roster Series attendance 96,865 for 51 matches at 1,899
Total Finals Series attendance 31,368 for 4 matches at 7,842
Total aggregate attendance 128,233 for 55 matches at 2,331

Participating Clubs[edit]

1976 TANFL Club Coaches[edit]

TANFL Reserves Grand Final[edit]

TANFL Under-19's Grand Final[edit]

State Preliminary Final[edit]

(Saturday, 18 September 1976)

State Grand Final[edit]

(Saturday, 25 September 1976)

Interstate Matches[edit]

Interstate Match (Saturday, 12 June 1976)

Interstate Match (Sunday, 11 July 1976)

  • SturtDesign.png – New South Wales 18.23 (131) v Tasmania 18.13 (121) – Att: N/A at Trumper Park, Sydney.

Intrastate Matches[edit]

Jubilee Shield – (Saturday, 15 May 1976)

Jubilee Shield – (Saturday, 29 May 1976)

Inter-Association Match – (Sunday, 16 May 1976)

  • SandyBayDesign.png – Huon FA 12.13 (85) v TANFL II 8.19 (67) – Att: 1,350 at Huonville Recreation Ground.

Leading Goalkickers: TANFL[edit]

  • AustraliaPeter Hudson (Glenorchy) – 133
  • Australia – Michael Elliot (Sandy Bay) – 74
  • Australia – Trevor Sorrell (Clarence) – 47
  • Australia – David Charlesworth (Hobart) – 40

Medal Winners[edit]

  • Australia – Trevor Sorell (Clarence) – William Leitch Medal
  • Australia – John Mundy (Sandy Bay) – George Watt Medal (Reserves)
  • Australia – D.Sutton (New Norfolk) – V.A Geard Medal (Under-19's)
  • Australia – Gary Linton (Glenorchy) – Weller Arnold Medal (Best TANFL player in Intrastate Matches)

1976 TANFL Ladder[edit]

Team Played Won Lost Draw For Against Percentage Points
Sandy Bay 17 15 2 0 1875 1270 149.21% 60
Glenorchy 17 11 6 0 1847 1449 127.47% 44
Clarence 17 9 8 0 1607 1629 98.65% 36
Hobart 17 8 9 0 1789 1699 105.36% 32
New Norfolk 17 6 11 0 1480 1767 83.76% 24
North Hobart 17 2 15 0 1186 1970 60.20% 8

Round 1[edit]

(Saturday, 3 April 1976)

Round 2[edit]

(Saturday, 10 April 1976)

Round 3[edit]

(Saturday, 17 April & Monday, 19 April 1976)

Round 4[edit]

(Saturday, 24 April 1976)

Round 5[edit]

(Saturday, 1 May 1976)

Round 6[edit]

(Saturday, 8 May 1976)

Round 7[edit]

(Saturday, 22 May 1976)

Round 8[edit]

(Saturday, 29 May 1976)

Round 9[edit]

(Saturday, 5 June 1976)

Round 10[edit]

(Monday, 14 June 1976)

Round 11[edit]

(Saturday, 19 June 1976)

Round 12[edit]

(Saturday, 26 June & Saturday, 3 July 1976)

  • SandyBayDesign.png – Sandy Bay 11.21 (87) v Clarence 8.10 (58) – Att: 2,666 at North Hobart Oval (26 June)
  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart 13.23 (101) v New Norfolk 13.19 (97) – Att: 1,245 at TCA Ground (26 June)
  • GlenorchyDesign.PNG – Glenorchy 20.16 (136) v Nth Hobart 10.15 (75) – Att: 2,411 at KGV Football Park (3 July)

Round 13[edit]

(Saturday, 10 July 1976)

Round 14[edit]

(Saturday, 17 July 1976)

Round 15[edit]

(Saturday, 24 July 1976)

Round 16[edit]

(Saturday, 31 July 1976)

  • GlenorchyDesign.PNG – Glenorchy 15.13 (103) v Sandy Bay 9.9 (63) – Att: 3,642 at North Hobart Oval
  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart 11.11 (77) v Nth Hobart 7.12 (54) – Att: 685 at TCA Ground
  • NewNorfolkDesign.PNG – New Norfolk 10.18 (78) v Clarence 10.10 (70) – Att: 635 at Boyer Oval

Round 17[edit]

(Saturday, 14 August 1976)

Note: This round was postponed by one week on 7 August due to poor weather and ground conditions.

First Semi Final[edit]

(Saturday, 21 August 1976)

  • TathraDesign.png – Clarence: 6.4 (40) | 14.5 (89) | 22.9 (141) | 26.13 (169)
  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart: 8.3 (51) | 11.5 (71) | 16.8 (104) | 20.13 (133)
  • Attendance: 4,614 at North Hobart Oval

Second Semi Final[edit]

(Saturday, 28 August 1976)

  • SandyBayDesign.png – Sandy Bay: 4.4 (28) | 12.9 (81) | 20.12 (132) | 24.15 (159)
  • GlenorchyDesign.PNG – Glenorchy: 4.3 (27) | 7.6 (48) | 9.8 (62) | 15.12 (102)
  • Attendance: 7,806 at North Hobart Oval

Preliminary Final[edit]

(Saturday, 4 September 1976)

  • GlenorchyDesign.PNG – Glenorchy: 4.0 (24) | 6.6 (42) | 14.6 (90) | 18.9 (117)
  • TathraDesign.png – Clarence: 1.4 (10) | 6.6 (42) | 9.9 (63) | 12.13 (85)
  • Attendance: 8,067 at North Hobart Oval

Grand Final[edit]

(Saturday, 11 September 1976)

  • SandyBayDesign.png – Sandy Bay: 2.1 (13) | 9.4 (58) | 15.5 (95) | 21.10 (136)
  • GlenorchyDesign.PNG – Glenorchy: 3.3 (21) | 3.6 (24) | 4.8 (32) | 5.9 (39)
  • Attendance: 10,881 at North Hobart Oval

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