1977 TANFL season

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The 1977 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 16 April and 10 September 1977.

1977 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 R.T Butler (resigned) & Mr D.A Burton
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
1977 TANFL Premiership Season.
Premiers Sandy Bay 19.9 (123) v Glenorchy 5.14 (44)
Minor Premier Sandy Bay (7th)
Wooden Spooner Clarence (8th)
Grand Final attendance 12,960 at North Hobart Oval
Total Roster Series attendance 79,717 for 45 matches at 1,771
Total Finals Series attendance 31,327 for 4 matches at 7,832
Total aggregate attendance 111,044 for 49 matches at 2,266

Participating Clubs[edit]

1977 TANFL Club Coaches[edit]

TANFL Reserves Grand Final[edit]

TANFL Under-19's Grand Final[edit]

  • Not Available.

Interstate Matches[edit]

Ardath Cup (Tuesday, 26 April 1977)

Interstate Match (Sunday, 12 June 1977)

Intrastate Matches[edit]

Jubilee Shield (Saturday, 14 May 1977)

Jubilee Shield (Saturday, 21 May 1977)

Inter-Association Match (Saturday, 7 May 1977)

Leading Goalkickers: TANFL[edit]

  • Australia – Col Smith (Hobart) – 49
  • Australia – John Hollis (Sandy Bay) – 42
  • Australia – Roland Curley (Glenorchy) – 34
  • Australia – Don McLeod (Nth Hobart) – 28

Medal Winners[edit]

  • Australia – Michael Hawkins (Nth Hobart) – William Leitch Medal
  • Australia – R.Murley (New Norfolk) – George Watt Medal (Reserves)
  • Australia – Dan Munnings (New Norfolk) – V.A Geard Medal (Under-19's)
  • Australia – David Jones (Sandy Bay) – Weller Arnold Medal (Best TANFL player in Intrastate Matches)

1977 TANFL Ladder[edit]

Team Played Won Lost Draw For Against Percentage Points
Sandy Bay 15 14 1 0 1570 959 163.71% 56
New Norfolk 15 11 4 0 1433 1278 112.13% 44
Glenorchy 15 10 5 0 1374 1177 116.74% 40
North Hobart 15 5 10 0 1155 1310 88.17% 20
Hobart 15 3 12 0 1239 1539 80.51% 12
Clarence 15 2 13 0 956 1484 64.42% 8

Round 1[edit]

(Saturday, 16 April 1977)

Round 2[edit]

(Saturday, 23 April & Monday, 25 April 1977)

Round 3[edit]

(Saturday, 30 April 1977)

Round 4[edit]

(Saturday, 21 May 1977)

Round 5[edit]

(Saturday, 28 May 1977)

Round 6[edit]

(Saturday, 4 June 1977)

Round 7[edit]

(Saturday, 11 June 1977)

Round 8[edit]

(Saturday, 18 June 1977)

Round 9[edit]

(Saturday, 25 June 1977)

Round 10[edit]

(Saturday, 2 July 1977)

Round 11[edit]

(Saturday, 9 July 1977)

Round 12[edit]

(Saturday, 16 July 1977)

Round 13[edit]

(Saturday, 23 July & Saturday, 30 July 1977)

  • NewNorfolkDesign.PNG – New Norfolk 17.7 (109) v Glenorchy 13.15 (93) – Att: 2,749 at North Hobart Oval (23 July)
  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart 16.14 (110) v Clarence 6.12 (48) – Att: 964 at TCA Ground (23 July)
  • SandyBayDesign.png – Sandy Bay 16.25 (121) v Nth Hobart 6.8 (44) – Att: 2,675 at North Hobart Oval (30 July)

Round 14[edit]

(Saturday, 6 August 1977)

Round 15[edit]

(Saturday, 13 August 1977)

First Semi Final[edit]

(Saturday, 20 August 1977)

  • GlenorchyDesign.PNG – Glenorchy: 3.9 (27) | 8.12 (60) | 11.17 (83) | 13.22 (100)
  • RedlegsDesign.png – Nth Hobart: 4.2 (26) | 6.3 (39) | 11.5 (71) | 13.8 (86)
  • Attendance: 4,825 at North Hobart Oval

Second Semi Final[edit]

(Saturday, 27 August 1977)

  • SandyBayDesign.png – Sandy Bay: 3.3 (21) | 8.6 (54) | 15.9 (99) | 18.10 (118)
  • NewNorfolkDesign.PNG – New Norfolk: 5.3 (33) | 9.5 (59) | 15.5 (95) | 16.10 (106)
  • Attendance: 7,931 at North Hobart Oval

Preliminary Final[edit]

(Saturday, 3 September 1977)

  • GlenorchyDesign.PNG – Glenorchy: 1.4 (10) | 6.9 (45) | 10.11 (71) | 14.16 (100)
  • NewNorfolkDesign.PNG – New Norfolk: 2.7 (19) | 2.11 (23) | 5.12 (42) | 7.13 (55)
  • Attendance: 5,611 at North Hobart Oval

Grand Final[edit]

(Saturday, 10 September 1977)

  • SandyBayDesign.png – Sandy Bay: 6.5 (41) | 9.5 (59) | 15.7 (97) | 19.9 (123)
  • GlenorchyDesign.PNG – Glenorchy: 0.3 (3) | 1.7 (13) | 1.9 (15) | 5.14 (44)
  • Attendance: 12,960 at North Hobart Oval

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