1972 TANFL season

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The 1972 Tasmanian Australian National Football League (TANFL) premiership season was an Australian rules football competition staged in Hobart, Tasmania over twenty (20) roster rounds and four finals series matches between 1 April and 16 September 1972.

1972 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 Clarence Kangaroos
Glenorchy Magpies
Hobart Tigers
New Norfolk Eagles
North Hobart Demons
Sandy Bay Seagulls
Stadiums North Hobart Oval
Bellerive Oval
KGV Football Park
TCA Ground
Boyer Oval
Queenborough Oval
1972 TANFL Premiership Season.
Premiers Sandy Bay 18.9 (117) v New Norfolk 10.14 (74)
Minor Premier Sandy Bay (4th)
Wooden Spooner Nth Hobart
Grand Final attendance 17,304 at North Hobart Oval
Total Roster Series attendance 196,039 for 60 matches at 3,267
Total Finals Series attendance 51,391 for 4 matches at 12,847
Total aggregate attendance 247,430 for 64 matches at 3,866

Participating Clubs[edit]

1972 TANFL Club Coaches[edit]

TANFL Reserves Grand Final[edit]

TANFL Under-19's Grand Final[edit]

  • Not Available.

State Grand Final[edit]

(Saturday, 30 September 1972)

  • SouthMelbourneDesign.png – City-South: 4.2 (26) | 6.3 (39) | 8.7 (55) | 14.14 (98)
  • RedlegsDesign.png – Latrobe: 3.2 (20) | 6.9 (45) | 8.12 (60) | 8.14 (62)
  • Attendance: 10,551 at York Park

State Trial Matches[edit]

Trial Match One (Saturday, 22 April 1972)

Trial Match Two (Saturday, 29 April 1972)

Trial Match Three (Saturday, 27 May 1972)

Interstate Matches[edit]

See: 1972 Australian National Football Carnival
Match One (Saturday, 17 June 1972)

  • BigVDesign.PNG – Victoria 32.22 (214) v Tasmania 4.8 (32) – Att: N/A at Subiaco Oval

Match Three (Wednesday, 21 June 1972)

  • CanariesDesign.PNG – Western Australia 17.23 (125) v Tasmania 12.7 (79) – Att: N/A at Subiaco Oval

Match Five (Saturday, 24 June 1972)

  • CroweatersDesign.PNG – South Australia 22.24 (156) v Tasmania 9.12 (66) – Att: N/A at Subiaco Oval

Leading Goalkickers: TANFL[edit]

  • AustraliaDarryl Sutton (Glenorchy) – 73
  • AustraliaJohn Richmond (Clarence) – 58
  • Australia – Tony Wilton (New Norfolk) – 48
  • Australia – Chris Saunders (Sandy Bay) – 46

Medal Winners[edit]

  • AustraliaRicky Graham (New Norfolk) – William Leitch Medal
  • Australia – Garry Rogers (Hobart) – George Watt Medal (Reserves)
  • AustraliaLeigh McConnon (Nth Hobart) & Gary Whittle (Hobart) – V.A Geard Medal (Under-19's)

1972 TANFL Ladder[edit]

Team Played Won Lost Draw For Against Percentage Points
Sandy Bay 20 15 5 0 2115 1608 131.53% 60
New Norfolk 20 14 6 0 2029 1764 115.02% 56
Hobart 20 10 10 0 1864 1858 100.32% 40
Clarence 20 9 11 0 1929 1838 104.95% 36
Glenorchy 20 9 11 0 1997 1962 101.78% 36
North Hobart 20 3 17 0 1494 2392 62.34% 12

Round 1[edit]

(Saturday, 1 April & Monday, 3 April 1972)

Round 2[edit]

(Saturday, 8 April 1972)

Round 3[edit]

(Saturday, 15 April 1972)

  • TathraDesign.png – Clarence 23.16 (154) v Nth Hobart 9.14 (68) – Att: 5,182 at North Hobart Oval
  • NewNorfolkDesign.PNG – New Norfolk 13.15 (93) v Sandy Bay 11.15 (81) – Att: 2,983 at Boyer Oval
  • GlenorchyDesign.PNG – Glenorchy 19.12 (126) v Hobart 14.11 (95) – Att: 2,468 at TCA Ground

Round 4[edit]

(Tuesday, 25 April & Saturday, 29 April 1972)

Round 5[edit]

(Saturday, 6 May 1972)

Round 6[edit]

(Saturday, 13 May 1972)

Round 7[edit]

(Saturday, 20 May 1972)

Round 8[edit]

(Saturday, 27 May 1972)

Round 9[edit]

(Saturday, 3 June 1972)

Round 10[edit]

(Saturday, 10 June & Monday, 12 June 1972)

Round 11[edit]

(Saturday, 17 June 1972)

Round 12[edit]

(Saturday, 24 June 1972)

Round 13[edit]

(Saturday, 1 July 1972)

Round 14[edit]

(Saturday, 8 July 1972)

Round 15[edit]

(Saturday, 15 July 1972)

Round 16[edit]

(Saturday, 22 July 1972)

Round 17[edit]

(Saturday, 29 July 1972)

Round 18[edit]

(Saturday, 5 August 1972)

Round 19[edit]

(Saturday, 12 August 1972)

Round 20[edit]

(Saturday, 19 August 1972)

First Semi Final[edit]

(Saturday, 26 August 1972)

  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart: 4.4 (28) | 7.11 (53) | 11.13 (79) | 13.16 (94)
  • TathraDesign.png – Clarence: 1.3 (9) | 3.5 (23) | 9.8 (62) | 14.8 (92)
  • Attendance: 12,628 at North Hobart Oval

Second Semi Final[edit]

(Saturday, 2 September 1972)

  • SandyBayDesign.png – Sandy Bay: 5.4 (34) | 8.8 (56) | 14.14 (98) | 17.22 (124)
  • NewNorfolkDesign.PNG – New Norfolk: 4.2 (26) | 9.3 (57) | 13.5 (83) | 15.8 (98)
  • Attendance: 10,466 at North Hobart Oval

Preliminary Final[edit]

(Saturday, 9 September 1972)

  • NewNorfolkDesign.PNG – New Norfolk: 2.7 (19) | 4.11 (35) | 9.13 (67) | 11.14 (80)
  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart: 4.3 (27) | 5.6 (36) | 7.12 (54) | 10.16 (76)
  • Attendance: 10,993 at North Hobart Oval

Grand Final[edit]

(Saturday, 16 September 1972)

  • SandyBayDesign.png – Sandy Bay: 5.2 (32) | 9.5 (59) | 13.7 (85) | 18.9 (117)
  • NewNorfolkDesign.PNG – New Norfolk: 2.2 (14) | 3.7 (25) | 5.10 (40) | 10.14 (74)
  • Attendance: 17,304 at North Hobart Oval

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