Lefroy Football Club

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Lefroy
Full name Lefroy Football Club
Nickname The Blues
Sport Australian rules football
Founded 28 April 1898
First season 1898
Last season 1941
League Tasmanian Football League
Home ground TCA Ground, North Hobart Oval
Strip
Light Blue with a dark blue LFC monogram

Lefroy Football Club were an Australian rules football club which competed in the Tasmanian Football League (TFL/TANFL). They were known as the Blues and played their home games at North Hobart Oval as well as the Tasmanian Cricket Association Ground. Lefroy players wore dark and light blue as their club colours.

The club was formed at a meeting called by Mr Oscar H. Jones in the Rialto Room, Liverpool Street, Hobart on 28 April 1898 for the purpose of reviving club football in Hobart.[1]

After starting out in the STFA, the club joined the TFL in 1906 when the league was renamed and played in the league until 1941.

Lefroy and Cananore were two of the original clubs to be replaced in the league after World War Two (by Sandy Bay and Hobart respectively) when the TANFL switched to a district-based competition.

Notable footballers to have played with Lefroy include Jim Atkinson, Harvey Kelly and Eric Zschech.

Lefroy were league premiers on nine occasions and dual Tasmanian State Premiership winners.

Premierships[edit]

Lefroy Football Club in 1927

TFA/TFL/TANFL Premierships (9)

  • 1898, 1899, 1901, 1907, 1912, 1915, 1924, 1930, 1937

TFA/TFL/TANFL Runners-Up (12)

  • 1900, 1902, 1908, 1909, 1911, 1913, 1920, 1927, 1929, 1934, 1936, 1938,

Tasmanian State Premierships (2)

  • 1912, 1924

Club Facts[edit]

Most Games:

  • 212 by Gavin Luttrell

W.R. Gill Memorial Trophy Winner:

  • E.R.Smith 1925

George Watt Medallists:

  • Eric Zschech 1936, 1937 & 1939

TFL Top Goalkickers:

  • 1898 ― W.Abel (11)
  • 1899 ― W.Facy (16)
  • 1901 ― R.Hawson (18)
  • 1912 ― A.Jones (17)
  • 1915 ― A.Ringrose (18)
  • 1921 ― R.Manson (42)
  • 1922 ― R.Manson (41)
  • 1934 ― T.Heathorn (101)

Highest Score:

  • 34.18 (222) vs. Cananore in 1934

Record Crowd:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peep at Sport" - Hobart Mercury: Tuesday, 9 August 1973 (Page 26)