1966 TANFL season

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The 1966 Tasmanian Australian National Football League (TANFL) premiership season was an Australian Rules football competition staged in Hobart, Tasmania over eighteen (18) roster rounds and four (4) finals series matches between 2 April and 17 September 1966.

1966 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 O.B.E
Participating Clubs
Stadiums
1966 TANFL Premiership Season.
Premiers Hobart 10.14 (74) v Glenorchy 11.7 (73)
Grand Final attendance 16,699 at North Hobart Oval
Minor Premier New Norfolk (3rd)
Wooden Spooner Nth Hobart
Total Roster Series attendance 187,538 for 54 matches at 3,473
Total Finals Series attendance 54,920 for 4 matches at 13,730
Total aggregate attendance 242,458 for 58 matches at 4,180

Participating Clubs[edit]

1966 TANFL Club Coaches[edit]

  • Australia – Stuart Spencer (Clarence)
  • Australia – Bobby Parsons (Glenorchy)
  • Australia – John Watts (Hobart)
  • AustraliaTrevor Leo (New Norfolk)
  • AustraliaDick Grimmond (North Hobart)
  • Australia – Rex Geard (Sandy Bay)

TANFL Reserves Grand Final[edit]

TANFL Under-19's Grand Final[edit]

(Saturday, 24 September 1966)

State Preliminary Final[edit]

(Saturday, 24 September 1966)

  • TFL2Design.PNG – Hobart: 3.5 (23) | 6.6 (42) | 9.13 (67) | 11.19 (85)
  • RedlegsDesign.png – Burnie Tigers: 2.5 (17) | 7.8 (50) | 9.9 (63) | 10.11 (71)
  • Attendance: 4,040 at West Park Oval

Note: Hobart (TANFL guernsey) and Burnie (NWFU guernsey) wore alternate strips owing to a guernsey clash.

State Grand Final[edit]

(Saturday, 1 October 1966)

  • SouthMelbourneDesign.png – City-South: 1.5 (11) | 5.9 (39) | 8.10 (58) | 10.15 (75)
  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart: 2.3 (15) | 6.5 (41) | 8.10 (58) | 9.13 (67)
  • Attendance: 8,652 at York Park

Intrastate Matches[edit]

Jubilee Shield (Saturday, 23 April 1966)

Jubilee Shield (Saturday, 21 May 1966)

Inter-Association Match (Saturday, 21 May 1966)

Interstate Matches[edit]

See: 1966 Australian National Football Carnival

Match Two (Thursday, 9 June 1966)

  • BigVDesign.PNG – Victorian FL: 5.6 (36) | 12.13 (85) | 21.21 (147) | 26.24 (180)
  • TheMapDesign.PNG – Tasmania: 4.1 (25) | 7.2 (44) | 10.4 (64) | 11.13 (79)
  • Attendance: 20,047 at North Hobart Oval (Double header)

Match Four (Saturday, 11 June 1966)

  • TheMapDesign.PNG – Tasmania: 4.6 (30) | 6.13 (49) | 13.22 (100) | 19.27 (141)
  • GeelongDesign.svg – Victorian FA: 3.1 (19) | 4.3 (27) | 5.5 (35) | 7.11 (53)
  • Attendance: 23,764 at North Hobart Oval (Double header) *

Note: Ground record for North Hobart Oval at the time, subsequently broken in 1970 and again in 1979.

Match Seven (Thursday, 16 June 1966)

  • CanariesDesign.PNG – Western Australia: 3.6 (24) | 8.8 (56) | 15.12 (102) | 17.13 (115)
  • TheMapDesign.PNG – Tasmania: 5.2 (32) | 11.4 (70) | 13.8 (86) | 16.10 (106)
  • Attendance: 10,199 at North Hobart Oval (Double header)

Match Nine (Saturday, 18 June 1966) (TV highlights: Tasmania v Sth Australia)

  • CroweatersDesign.PNG – South Australia: 3.0 (18) | 7.3 (45) | 11.5 (71) | 14.7 (91)
  • TheMapDesign.PNG – Tasmania: 1.3 (9) | 2.7 (19) | 4.9 (33) | 9.13 (67)
  • Attendance: 23,368 at North Hobart Oval (Double header)

Leading Goalkickers: TANFL[edit]

  • Australia – Peter Hudson (New Norfolk) – 103
  • Australia – John Mills (Clarence) – 81
  • Australia – Brent Palfreyman (Sandy Bay) – 48
  • Australia – Jeremy Thiessen (Hobart) – 40
  • Australia – Darrell West (Glenorchy) – 40

Medal Winners[edit]

  • Australia – Burnie Payne (Hobart) – William Leitch Medal
  • Australia – W.Patmore (Nth Hobart) – George Watt Medal (Reserves)
  • Australia – Tony Browning (New Norfolk) – V.A Geard Medal (Under-19's)
  • Australia – Barry Browning (New Norfolk) – Weller Arnold Medal (Best player in Intrastate matches)

1966 TANFL Ladder[edit]

Team Played Won Lost Draw For Against Percentage Points
New Norfolk 18 15 3 0 1635 1190 137.39% 60
Hobart 18 11 7 0 1578 1511 104.43% 44
Glenorchy 18 10 8 0 1450 1264 114.71% 40
Clarence 18 10 8 0 1395 1366 102.13% 40
Sandy Bay 18 6 12 0 1308 1522 85.95% 24
North Hobart 18 2 16 0 1245 1758 70.82% 8

Round 1[edit]

(Saturday, 2 April 1966)

  • TathraDesign.png – Clarence 10.14 (74) v New Norfolk 6.16 (52) – Att: 5,282 at North Hobart Oval
  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart 14.18 (102) v Nth Hobart 13.17 (95) – Att: 4,132 at TCA Ground
  • SharksDesign.png – Sandy Bay 10.7 (67) v Glenorchy 6.13 (49) – Att: 4,266 at KGV Park

Round 2[edit]

(Saturday, 9 April & Monday, 11 April 1966)

Round 3[edit]

(Saturday, 16 April 1966)

Round 4[edit]

(Saturday, 23 April & Monday 25 April 1966)

  • SharksDesign.png – Sandy Bay 12.12 (84) v Nth Hobart 10.14 (74) – Att: 4,961 at North Hobart Oval
  • NewNorfolkDesign.PNG – New Norfolk 17.14 (116) v Hobart 12.17 (89) – Att: 2,915 at TCA Ground
  • TathraDesign.png – Clarence 16.9 (105) v Glenorchy 11.19 (85) – Att: 6,520 at KGV Park (Anzac Day) *

Note: All-time attendance record at KGV Park, later broken on 2 April 2011.

Round 5[edit]

(Saturday, 30 April 1966)

Round 6[edit]

(Saturday, 7 May 1966)

Round 7[edit]

(Saturday, 14 May 1966)

Round 8[edit]

(Saturday, 28 May 1966)

Round 9[edit]

(Saturday, 4 June 1966)

Round 10[edit]

(Saturday, 9 June & Monday, 11 June 1966)

  • TathraDesign.png – Clarence 14.9 (93) v Nth Hobart 11.15 (81) – Att: 2,649 at North Hobart Oval
  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart 15.17 (107) v Sandy Bay 14.13 (97) – Att: 2,204 at TCA Ground
  • NewNorfolkDesign.PNG – New Norfolk 11.15 (81) v Glenorchy 10.14 (74) – Att: 4,125 at KGV Park (Monday)

Round 11[edit]

(Saturday, 2 July 1966)

Round 12[edit]

(Saturday, 9 July 1966)

Round 13[edit]

(Saturday, 16 July 1966)

  • TathraDesign.png – Clarence 12.13 (85) v Sandy Bay 10.10 (70) – Att: 2,996 at North Hobart Oval
  • NewNorfolkDesign.PNG – New Norfolk 20.14 (134) v Nth Hobart 6.14 (50) – Att: 2,561 at Boyer Oval
  • GlenorchyDesign.PNG – Glenorchy 13.14 (92) v Hobart 12.14 (86) – Att: 2,852 at KGV Park

Round 14[edit]

(Saturday, 23 July 1966)

Round 15[edit]

(Saturday, 30 July 1966)

Round 16[edit]

(Saturday, 6 August 1966)

Round 17[edit]

(Saturday, 13 August 1966)

  • TathraDesign.png – Clarence 12.14 (86) v Hobart 12.6 (78) – Att: 5,001 at North Hobart Oval
  • GlenorchyDesign.PNG – Glenorchy 15.14 (104) v Nth Hobart 6.12 (48) – Att: 2,702 at KGV Park
  • NewNorfolkDesign.PNG – New Norfolk 12.16 (88) v Sandy Bay 7.6 (48) – Att: 2,302 at Boyer Oval

Round 18[edit]

(Saturday, 20 August 1966)

First Semi Final[edit]

(Saturday, 27 August 1966)

  • GlenorchyDesign.PNG – Glenorchy: 4.2 (26) | 9.6 (60) | 11.8 (74) | 13.10 (88)
  • TathraDesign.png – Clarence: 3.2 (20) | 4.5 (29) | 8.9 (57) | 9.12 (66)
  • Attendance: 12,303 at North Hobart Oval

Second Semi Final[edit]

(Saturday, 3 September 1966)

  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart: 2.5 (17) | 4.8 (32) | 7.11 (53) | 11.14 (80)
  • NewNorfolkDesign.PNG – New Norfolk: 3.1 (19) | 6.4 (40) | 7.8 (50) | 10.9 (69)
  • Attendance: 12,432 at North Hobart Oval

Preliminary Final[edit]

(Saturday, 10 September 1966)

  • GlenorchyDesign.PNG – Glenorchy: 2.5 (17) | 4.8 (32) | 5.10 (40) | 10.11 (71)
  • NewNorfolkDesign.PNG – New Norfolk: 4.3 (27) | 4.6 (30) | 7.8 (50) | 8.12 (60)
  • Attendance: 13,486 at North Hobart Oval

Grand Final[edit]

(Saturday, 17 September 1966)

  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart: 4.3 (27) | 6.9 (45) | 8.10 (58) | 10.14 (74)
  • GlenorchyDesign.PNG – Glenorchy: 3.0 (18) | 5.1 (31) | 7.4 (46) | 11.7 (73)
  • Attendance: 16,699 at North Hobart Oval

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