1948 TANFL season

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The 1948 Tasmanian Australian National Football League (TANFL) premiership season was an Australian Rules football competition staged in Hobart, Tasmania over fifteen (15) roster rounds and four (4) finals series matches between 24 April and 25 September 1948.

1948 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 Weller Arnold
Participating Clubs Clarence Kangaroos
New Town Magpies
Hobart Tigers
New Norfolk Eagles
North Hobart Robins
Sandy Bay Seagulls
Stadiums North Hobart Oval
Bellerive Oval
TCA Ground
Boyer Oval
Queenborough Oval
New Town Oval
1948 TANFL Premiership Season.
Premiers New Town 11.15 (81) v Nth Hobart 9.11 (65)
Minor Premiers Sandy Bay (1st)
Wooden Spooner Clarence (1st)
Grand Final attendance 12,236 at North Hobart Oval
Total Roster Series attendance 102,515 for 45 matches at 2,278
Total Finals Series attendance 37,075 for 4 matches at 9,269
Total aggregate attendance 139,590 for 49 matches at 2,849

Participating Clubs[edit]

1948 TANFL Club Coaches[edit]

  • Australia – E.Edwards (Clarence)
  • AustraliaRoy Cazaly (New Town)
  • AustraliaJack Sullivan (Hobart)
  • Australia – Albert "Tich" Edwards (New Norfolk)
  • AustraliaJack Metherell (North Hobart)
  • Australia – Ernie Pilkington (Sandy Bay)

TANFL Reserves Grand Final[edit]

TANFL Under-19's Grand Final[edit]

State Schools Old Boys Football Association (SSOBFA)

  • SwanDesign.png – Buckingham 10.8 (68) v North West 8.3 (51) – New Town Oval.

Note: Buckingham were affiliated to New Town, North West were affiliated to North Hobart.

State Grand Final[edit]

(Saturday, 2 October 1948)

Intrastate Matches[edit]

Jubilee Shield (Saturday, 15 May 1948)

Jubilee Shield (Saturday, 5 June 1948)

Jubilee Shield (Saturday, 19 June 1948)

Jubilee Shield (Saturday, 10 July 1948)

Interstate Match[edit]

Exhibition Match (Saturday, 31 July 1948)

Leading Goalkickers: TANFL[edit]

  • Australia – Ian Westell (Sandy Bay) – 57
  • Australia – W.Pepper (Hobart) – 49
  • Australia – J.Martin (Sandy Bay) – 45
  • Australia – D.Challender (North Hobart) – 44
  • Australia – G.Barwick (New Norfolk) – 35

Medal Winners[edit]

  • Australia – Joe Brown (New Norfolk) – William Leitch Medal
  • Australia – Not Awarded – George Watt Medal (Reserves)
  • Australia – Rex Garwood (Buckingham) – V.A Geard Medal (Under-19's)

1948 TANFL Ladder[edit]

Team Played Won Lost Draw For Against Percentage Points
Sandy Bay 15 11 3 1 1245 1030 120.87% 46
New Town 15 10 4 1 1263 917 137.73% 42
Hobart 15 10 5 0 1150 844 136.26% 40
North Hobart 15 7 8 0 1171 1096 106.84% 28
New Norfolk 15 5 10 0 978 1081 90.47% 20
Clarence 15 1 14 0 709 1542 45.98% 4

Round 1[edit]

(Saturday, 24 April 1948)

Round 2[edit]

(Saturday, 1 May 1948)

  • SharksDesign.png – Sandy Bay 11.17 (83) v Clarence 9.16 (70) – Att: 1,896 at North Hobart Oval
  • RedlegsDesign.png – Nth Hobart 10.13 (73) v Hobart 8.16 (64) – Att: 4,536 at TCA Ground
  • NNorfolk4749Design.PNG – New Norfolk 9.18 (72) v New Town 8.13 (61) – Att: 1,750 at Boyer Oval

Round 3[edit]

(Saturday, 8 May 1948)

Round 4[edit]

(Saturday, 22 May 1948)

  • NNorfolk4749Design.PNG – New Norfolk 12.9 (81) v Nth Hobart 11.12 (78) – Att: 2,538 at North Hobart Oval
  • NT48Design.PNG – New Town 11.16 (82) v Sandy Bay 11.15 (81) – Att: 3,592 at New Town Oval
  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart 19.20 (134) v Clarence 5.5 (35) – Att: 1,134 at Bellerive Oval

Round 5[edit]

(Saturday, 29 May 1948)

Round 6[edit]

(Saturday, 12 June 1948)

Round 7[edit]

(Monday, 14 June 1948)

  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart 10.6 (66) v Nth Hobart 5.13 (43) – Att: 3,999 at North Hobart Oval
  • NT48Design.PNG – New Town 16.17 (113) v New Norfolk 13.5 (83) – Att: 2,498 at New Town Oval
  • SharksDesign.png – Sandy Bay 21.20 (146) v Clarence 9.10 (64) – Att: 1,035 at Bellerive Oval

Round 8[edit]

(Saturday, 26 June 1948)

Round 9[edit]

(Saturday, 3 July 1948)

  • NT48Design.PNG SharksDesign.png – New Town 10.8 (68) v Sandy Bay 10.8 (68) – Att: 5,433 at North Hobart Oval
  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart 16.25 (121) v Clarence 4.13 (37) – Att: 548 at TCA Ground
  • RedlegsDesign.png – Nth Hobart 13.7 (85) v New Norfolk 10.14 (74) – Att: 1,065 at Boyer Oval

Round 10[edit]

(Saturday, 17 July 1948)

  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart 10.18 (78) v Sandy Bay 9.15 (69) – Att: 3,075 at North Hobart Oval
  • NT48Design.PNG – New Town 16.15 (111) v Nth Hobart 12.11 (83) – Att: 2,107 at New Town Oval
  • NNorfolk4749Design.PNG – New Norfolk 9.11 (65) v Clarence 6.8 (44) – Att: 1,012 at Bellerive Oval

Round 11[edit]

(Saturday, 24 July 1948)

  • RedlegsDesign.png – Nth Hobart 19.9 (123) v Sandy Bay 13.15 (93) – Att: 3,975 at North Hobart Oval
  • NT48Design.PNG – New Town 19.25 (139) v Clarence 8.7 (55) – Att: 1,126 at New Town Oval
  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart 9.13 (67) v New Norfolk 8.11 (59) – Att: 1,378 at Boyer Oval

Round 12[edit]

(Saturday, 7 August 1948)

Round 13[edit]

(Saturday, 14 August 1948)

  • SharksDesign.png – Sandy Bay 7.12 (54) v New Norfolk 5.4 (34) – Att: 1,627 at North Hobart Oval
  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart 6.15 (51) v New Town 3.10 (28) – Att: 3,448 at New Town Oval
  • Queensland2Design.PNG – Clarence 7.22 (64) v Nth Hobart 5.19 (49) – Att: 500 at Bellerive Oval

Round 14[edit]

(Saturday, 21 August 1948)

Round 15[edit]

(Saturday, 28 August 1948)

  • NT48Design.PNG – New Town 17.11 (113) v Nth Hobart 11.15 (81) – Att: 2,940 at North Hobart Oval
  • SharksDesign.png – Sandy Bay 11.18 (84) v Hobart 11.11 (77) – Att: 4,028 at TCA Ground
  • NNorfolk4749Design.PNG – New Norfolk 19.17 (131) v Clarence 6.18 (54) – Att: 885 at Boyer Oval

First Semi Final[edit]

(Saturday, 4 September 1948)

  • RedlegsDesign.png – Nth Hobart: 5.0 (30) | 6.3 (39) | 9.8 (62) | 13.10 (88)
  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart: 5.3 (33) | 8.6 (54) | 10.6 (66) | 12.7 (79)
  • Attendance: 6,792 at North Hobart Oval

Second Semi Final[edit]

(Saturday, 11 September 1948)

  • NT48Design.PNG – New Town: 4.2 (26) | 6.6 (42) | 10.10 (70) | 11.13 (79)
  • SharksDesign.png – Sandy Bay: 0.5 (5) | 3.8 (26) | 7.11 (53) | 8.15 (63)
  • Attendance: 8,918 at North Hobart Oval

Preliminary Final[edit]

(Saturday, 18 September 1948)

  • RedlegsDesign.png – Nth Hobart: 4.3 (27) | 8.5 (53) | 13.7 (85) | 15.8 (98)
  • SharksDesign.png – Sandy Bay: 2.5 (17) | 3.9 (27) | 7.11 (53) | 11.16 (82)
  • Attendance: 9,129 at North Hobart Oval

Grand Final[edit]

(Saturday, 25 September 1948)

  • NT48Design.PNG – New Town: 1.3 (9) | 3.10 (28) | 6.14 (50) | 11.15 (81)
  • RedlegsDesign.png – Nth Hobart: 1.4 (10) | 2.8 (20) | 5.9 (39) | 9.11 (65)
  • Attendance: 12,236 at North Hobart Oval

Source: All scores and statistics courtesy of the Hobart Mercury publications.