Tasmanian football championship

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Tasmanian football championship
Sport Football
Founded 1910
No. of teams ?
Country  Australia
Most recent champion(s) Clarence

The Tasmanian association football championship has been decided using three different formats; a short lived statewide league, a playoff between Northern and Southern league Champions and lastly a statewide finals system with top teams from Northern and Southern leagues.

Formats[edit]

The Tasmanian Statewide League[edit]

The Tasmanian Statewide League was the highest state-level association football competition in Tasmania prior to being disbanded in 2000. Nationally, it was on par with Australia's other state leagues, below the National Soccer League. It was administered by the Football Federation Tasmania (FFT) (at the time named Soccer Tasmania), the state's governing body.

The State League began in 1978, and replaced the former system of Northern champions playing off against southern champions which had continued since 1910. The league was briefly suspended from 1982 until 1987, but then resumed for the next 12 years.

Resumption of Championship Playoff[edit]

As of 2000, the State League became defunct, and the Southern and Northern Premier Leagues have become the state's highest level of Football competition. After the demise of the State League, the state championship has reverted to the format of the two regional leagues determining a southern and northern champion, who then play-off for the state championship.

Statewide Finals System[edit]

In 2009 the series reverted to an eight team knock out series played over 3 weeks involving the top four teams from the Northern and Southern Premier League.

In 2006 there was persistent rumours that the Football Federation of Tasmania had plans to resume a State league in the future. It seems most likely to consist of 3 southern, 3 northern and 2 north-western teams.

T-League[edit]

A new eight-team statewide league, known as the T-League, commenced in 2013.[1] The Football Federation Tasmania has announced a partnership with Melbourne Victory, with the new state league being branded the Victory League.[2]

The league forms a conference within the National Premier Leagues (NPL). The T-League Champion enters a national play-off series at the conclusion of the regular season against the champions of other NPL conferences.

Statewide League Seasons[edit]

Year Champion Runner up
1978 White Eagle Glenorchy Croatia
1979 Rapid Caledonians
1980 Rapid Glenorchy Croatia
1981 Brighton Caledonians Launceston Juventus
1988 White Eagle Hobart Olympia
1989 White Eagle Hobart Juventus
1990 White Eagle Hobart Juventus
1991 White Eagle Hobart Juventus
1992 Devonport City White Eagle
1993 Devonport City White Eagle
1994 Devonport City Launceston Juventus
1995 White Eagle Launceston Juventus
1996 White Eagle Devonport City
1997 New Town Eagles Devonport City
1998 Devonport City Glenorchy Knights
1999 University Launceston City

Overall Former Tasmanian State Champions[edit]

Season Champions
1910 Hobart
1911 Westralia
1912 St. George vs Tamar
1913 Corinthians vs Tamar
1914 Corinthians vs Elphin
SUSPENDED 1915-1919 FOR World War I
1919 South Hobart
1920 South Hobart vs Elphin ?-?
1921 South Hobart vs Tamar ?-?
1922 South Hobart vs North Esk 5-1
1923 South Hobart vs Elphin 4-2
1924 Sandy Bay vs Elphin 6-1
1925 Sandy Bay vs Paton & Baldwins 2-0
1926 Paton & Baldwins vs South Hobart 2-1
1927 Sandy Bay vs Elphin 2-1
1928 Hobart Athletic vs Elphin 5-0
1929 South Hobart vs Invermay 2-1
1930 Paton & Baldwins vs Hobart Athletic 3-0
1931 Cascades vs Tamar 2-1
1932 Cascades vs Tamar 8-3
1933 Sandy Bay vs Tamar 3-0
1934 Cascades vs Tamar 9-3
1935 Cascades vs Thistle 8-1
1936 Sandy Bay vs Paton & Baldwins 1-0
1937 South Hobart vs Invermay ?-?
1938 Sandy Bay vs Invermay ?-?
1939 Sandy Bay vs Paton & Baldwins 3-3 (Sandy Bay retain as previous holders)
SUSPENDED 1939-1946 FOR World War II
1946 South Hobart vs Invermay 4-2
1947 South Hobart vs Invermay 5-0
1948 South Hobart vs Invermay 1-0
1949 Invermay vs Metro 5-4
1950 Metro vs Invermay 6-1
1951 Metro vs Invermay 2-1
1952 Metro vs Paton & Baldwins 2-1
1953 Caledonians vs South Launceston 3-1
1954 Metro vs Paton & Baldwins 3-2
1955 Caledonians vs Papermakers 7-2
1956 Caledonians vs Burnie Celtic 6-1
1957 Caledonians vs APPM 6-0
1958 Caledonians vs Paton & Baldwins 3-1
1959 South Hobart vs Launceston Juventus 3-2
1960 Caledonians vs Launceston Juventus 6-1
1961 Launceston Juventus vs Rapid 2-1
1962 Hobart Rangers vs Burnie Rovers 7-0
1963 Launceston Juventus vs Ulverstone 4-2
1964 Rapid vs Launceston United 6-1
1965 Hobart Olympia vs Launceston Juventus 3-3 (4:3 on corners)
1966 Hobart Olympia vs Launceston Juventus 3-1
1967 Launceston United vs Hobart Olympia 1-0
1968 Hobart Olympia vs Launceston Juventus 3-1
1969 Hobart Juventus vs Launceston Juventus 2(4)-4(1) 6-5 (agg)
1970 Glenorchy Croatia vs Georgetown 4(3)-1(1) 7-2 (agg)
1971 Hobart Juventus vs Launceston Juventus 6(6)-2(1) 12-3 (agg)
1972 Hobart Juventus vs Launceston Juventus 2(3)-3(0) 5-3 (agg)
1973 Hobart Juventus vs Riverside Olympic 8(5)-1(4) 13-5 (agg)
1974 Glenorchy Croatia vs Devonport City 3(2)-0(1) 5-1 (agg)
1975 Glenorchy Croatia vs Launceston Juventus 1(4)-1(2) 5-3 (agg)
1976 Rapid vs Launceston Juventus 3(3)-2(4) 6-6 (agg) 12-11 on pens
1977 White Eagle vs Devonport City 2(2)-2(1) 4-3 (agg)
Tasmanian State League Inaugurated
1978 White Eagle no final - finished first
1979 Rapid no final - finished first
1980 Rapid no final - finished first
1981 Brighton Caledonians no final - finished first
Tasmanian State League Suspended
North-South play-off resumes
1982 Rapid vs Devonport City 1(2) - 1(0) 3-1 (agg)
1983 Hobart Juventus vs Devonport City 3-0
1984 Hobart Juventus vs Georgetown 1(2)-0(0) 3-0 (agg)
1985 Hobart Juventus vs Georgetown 1(3)-1(0) 4-1 (agg)
1986 Ulverstone vs White Eagle 2(0)-0(1) 2-1(agg)
1987 Hobart Olympia vs Ulverstone 3(2)-1(2) 5-3 (agg)
Tasmanian State League Resumed
1988 White Eagle no final - finished first
1989 White Eagle no final - finished first
1990 White Eagle no final - finished first
1991 White Eagle no final - finished first
1992 Glenorchy Croatia vs Devonport City 2-0
1993 Hobart Juventus vs Devonport City 2-1
1994 Devonport City vs White Eagle 3-2
1995 White Eagle vs Launceston Juventus 3-0
1996 Hobart Olympia vs White Eagle 2-1
1997 New Town Eagles vs Devonport City 5-1
1998 New Town Eagles vs Glenorchy Knights 4-2
1999 Glenorchy Knights vs Hobart Olympic 4-3
Tasmanian State League Defunct
2000 No play-off
North-South Play-off Resumed
2001 University vs Launceston City 1(3)-0(2) 4-2(agg)
2002 South Hobart vs Devonport City 3(2)-2(2) 5-4(agg)
2003 Devonport City vs University 2-1
2004 Devonport City vs Hobart Zebras 2-1
2005 Glenorchy Knights vs Launceston City 4-2
2006 Somerset vs Glenorchy Knights 2-2 (3-1 on pen)
2007 Somerset vs Hobart Zebras 1-3
2008 South Hobart vs Devonport City 3-0
2009 Clarence United vs South Hobart 3-1
2010 South Hobart vs Northern Rangers 1-0
2011 South Hobart vs New Town Eagles 3-1
2012 South Hobart vs Northern Rangers 2-1
Top Flight becomes T-League

Total Tasmanian Championships[edit]

1. South Hobart 13
2. Hobart Zebras (Juventus) 9
3. Newtown Eagles (White Eagle) 8
4. Hobart Olympic (Olympia) 7
4. Sandy Bay 7
6. Kingborough Lions (Caledonians) 6
6. Glenorchy Knights (Croatia) 6
8. Rapid 5
9. Devonport City 4
9. Metro 4
9. Cascades 4
12. Launceston City FC (Launceston Juventus) 3
13. Corinthians 2
13. Paton & Baldwins 2
13. Somerset 2
13. University 2
16. Brighton Caledonians 1
16. Invermay 1
16. Hobart Athletic 1
16. Hobart 1
16. Hobart Rangers 1
16. St. George 1
16. Ulverstone 1
16. Westralia 1
16. Clarence United 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clubs get T-League chance". The Mercury. 2012-03-07. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  2. ^ [year=2012&tx_ttnews[month]=07&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=178&cHash=476b3d4f187374947a5c278c1b1cc98f "FFT - Melbourne Victory FC partnership announced!"]. 2012-07-25. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 

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