1952 TANFL season

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The 1952 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 19 April and 27 September 1952.

1952 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
New Town Magpies
Hobart Tigers
New Norfolk Eagles
North Hobart Robins
Sandy Bay Seagulls
Stadiums North Hobart Oval
TCA Ground
New Town Oval
Bellerive Oval
Boyer Oval
Queenborough Oval
1951 TANFL Premiership Season.
Premiers Sandy Bay 14.9 (93) v Hobart 11.9 (75)
Minor Premiers Hobart (3rd)
Wooden Spooner New Norfolk (2nd)
Grand Final attendance 11,086 at North Hobart Oval
Total Roster Series attendance 93,864 for 45 matches at 2,086
Total Finals Series attendance 30,417 for 4 matches at 7,604
Total aggregate attendance 124,281 for 49 matches at 2,536

Participating Clubs[edit]

1952 TANFL Club Coaches[edit]

TANFL Reserves Grand Final[edit]

TANFL Under-19's Grand Final[edit]

State Schools Old Boys Football Association (SSOBFA)

Note: North West affiliated to North Hobart, Macalburn affiliated to Hobart.

Intrastate Matches[edit]

Jubilee Shield (Saturday, 24 May 1952)

Jubilee Shield (Saturday, 14 June 1952)

Note: This match was a curtain raiser to a VFL Premiership fixture between Fitzroy and Melbourne.

Jubilee Shield (Saturday, 5 July 1952)

Jubilee Shield (Saturday, 2 August 1952)

Leading Goalkickers: TANFL[edit]

Medal Winners[edit]

  • Australia – Cliff Busch (New Norfolk) – William Leitch Medal
  • Australia – Joe Whittle (Hobart) – George Watt Medal (Reserves)
  • Australia – John Cracknell (South East) – V.A Geard Medal (Under-19's)

1952 TANFL Ladder[edit]

Team Played Won Lost Draw For Against Percentage Points
Hobart 15 13 2 0 1560 960 162.50% 52
New Town 15 10 5 0 1460 1127 129.55% 40
Sandy Bay 15 8 7 0 1296 1097 118.14% 32
Clarence 15 8 7 0 1204 1236 97.41% 32
North Hobart 15 4 11 0 1028 1292 79.57% 16
New Norfolk 15 2 13 0 801 1637 48.93% 8

Round 1[edit]

(Saturday, 19 April 1952)

  • SharksDesign.png – Sandy Bay 8.11 (59) v Hobart 7.10 (52) – Att: 1,999 at North Hobart Oval
  • NewTownMagpiesDesign.PNG – New Town 9.16 (70) v Nth Hobart 5.8 (38) – Att: 1,523 at New Town Oval
  • Queensland2Design.PNG – Clarence 18.12 (120) v New Norfolk 12.11 (83) – Att: 1,476 at Boyer Oval

Round 2[edit]

(Saturday, 26 April 1952)

Round 3[edit]

(Saturday, 3 May 1952)

Round 4[edit]

(Saturday, 10 May 1952)

  • Queensland2Design.PNG – Clarence 14.13 (97) v Nth Hobart 14.10 (94) – Att: 3,119 at North Hobart Oval
  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart 15.16 (106) v New Town 9.14 (68) – Att: 2,397 at New Town Oval
  • SharksDesign.png – Sandy Bay 26.15 (171) v New Norfolk 10.7 (67) – Att: 1,568 at Boyer Oval

Round 5[edit]

(Saturday, 17 May 1952)

Round 6[edit]

(Saturday, 31 May 1952)

Round 7[edit]

(Saturday, 7 June & Monday, 9 June 1952)

  • Queensland2Design.PNG – Clarence 9.13 (67) v New Town 8.11 (59) – Att: 2,793 at TCA Ground *
  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart 10.20 (80) v New Norfolk 1.7 (13) – Att: 673 at Boyer Oval
  • SharksDesign.png – Sandy Bay 16.17 (113) v Nth Hobart 4.9 (33) – Att: 4,360 at North Hobart Oval (Monday)

Note: The Saturday match was switched from North Hobart to the TCA Ground due to poor ground conditions and inclement weather.

Round 8[edit]

(Saturday, 21 June 1952)

  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart 16.14 (110) v Nth Hobart 4.12 (36) – Att: 1,661 at North Hobart Oval
  • NewTownMagpiesDesign.PNG – New Town 12.19 (91) v New Norfolk 3.9 (27) – Att: 1,051 at New Town Oval
  • SharksDesign.png – Sandy Bay 8.9 (57) v Clarence 7.3 (45) – Att: 2,854 at Queenborough Oval

Round 9[edit]

(Saturday, 12 July 1952)

Note: This round was postponed on 28 June due to poor ground conditions and inclement weather.

Round 10[edit]

(Saturday, 19 July 1952)

Round 11[edit]

(Saturday, 26 July 1952)

  • Queensland2Design.PNG – Clarence 7.14 (56) v New Norfolk 5.9 (39) – Att: 2,112 at North Hobart Oval
  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart 17.8 (110) v Sandy Bay 14.16 (100) – Att: 2,105 at TCA Ground
  • NewTownMagpiesDesign.PNG – New Town 18.16 (124) v Nth Hobart 14.9 (93) – Att: 1,550 at New Town Oval

Round 12[edit]

(Saturday, 9 August 1952)

Round 13[edit]

(Saturday, 16 August 1952)

  • Queensland2Design.PNG – Clarence 10.10 (70) v Sandy Bay 9.15 (69) – Att: 3,507 at North Hobart Oval
  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart 13.22 (100) v Nth Hobart 5.10 (40) – Att: 1,449 at TCA Ground
  • NewTownMagpiesDesign.PNG – New Town 19.16 (130) v New Norfolk 8.11 (59) – Att: 986 at Boyer Oval

Round 14[edit]

(Saturday, 23 August 1952)

Round 15[edit]

(Saturday, 30 August 1952)

  • RedlegsDesign.png – Nth Hobart 15.9 (99) v New Norfolk 6.10 (46) – Att: 694 at North Hobart Oval
  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart 25.8 (158) v Clarence 13.12 (90) – Att: 1,483 at TCA Ground *
  • NewTownMagpiesDesign.PNG – New Town 20.15 (135) v Sandy Bay 8.12 (60) – Att: 3,368 at New Town Oval

Note: Bernie Waldron (Hobart) equals the TANFL record with 15.3, also a Hobart club record.

First Semi Final[edit]

(Saturday, 6 September 1952)

  • SharksDesign.png – Sandy Bay: 4.1 (25) | 5.5 (35) | 10.8 (68) | 13.11 (89)
  • Queensland2Design.PNG – Clarence: 4.6 (30) | 5.8 (38) | 6.11 (47) | 8.11 (59)
  • Attendance: 6,521 at North Hobart Oval

Second Semi Final[edit]

(Saturday, 13 September 1952)

  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart: 3.3 (21) | 7.6 (48) | 11.7 (73) | 15.11 (101)
  • NewTownMagpiesDesign.PNG – New Town: 2.1 (13) | 6.4 (40) | 8.7 (55) | 9.12 (66)
  • Attendance: 8,592 at North Hobart Oval

Preliminary Final[edit]

(Saturday, 20 September 1952)

  • SharksDesign.png – Sandy Bay: 4.3 (27) | 6.4 (40) | 11.6 (72) | 13.6 (84)
  • NewTownMagpiesDesign.PNG – New Town: 2.3 (15) | 3.7 (25) | 5.7 (37) | 5.10 (40)
  • Attendance: 4,218 at North Hobart Oval

Grand Final[edit]

(Saturday, 27 September 1952)

  • SharksDesign.png – Sandy Bay: 3.5 (23) | 4.7 (31) | 10.7 (67) | 14.9 (93)
  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart: 2.2 (14) | 8.3 (51) | 10.7 (67) | 11.9 (75)
  • Attendance: 11,086 at North Hobart Oval

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