1991 TFL Statewide League season

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The 1991 TFL Statewide League premiership season was an Australian rules football competition staged across Tasmania over twenty one (21) roster rounds and six (6) finals series matches between 30 March and 21 September 1991.
This was the sixth season of the statewide competition and The League was known as the Cascade-Boags Statewide League under a dual commercial naming-rights sponsorship agreement with both Cascade Brewery in Hobart and Boag's Brewery in Launceston.

1991 TFL Statewide League 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 (1928–1985)
TFL President Mr David Smith (resigned pre-season) & Mr Jim Wilkinson (interim)
Participating Clubs Burnie Hawks
Clarence Kangaroos
Devonport Blues
Glenorchy Magpies
Hobart Tigers
New Norfolk Eagles
North Hobart Demons
North Launceston Robins
Sandy Bay Seagulls
South Launceston Bulldogs
Stadiums North Hobart Oval
York Park
Bellerive Oval
KGV Football Park
Devonport Oval
West Park Oval
Boyer Oval
Queenborough Oval
Youngtown Memorial Ground
1991 TFL Statewide League Season.
Premiers Nth Hobart 12.14 (86) v Nth Launceston 8.12 (60)
Minor Premier Nth Launceston (2nd)
Wooden Spooners Sth Launceston (3rd)
Grand Final attendance 13,112 at North Hobart Oval
Total Roster Series attendance 144,491 for 105 matches at 1,376
Total Finals Series attendance 32,938 for 6 matches at 5,489
Total aggregate attendance 177,429 for 111 matches at 1,598

Participating Clubs[edit]

1991 TFL Statewide League Club Coaches[edit]

St Luke's Cup (Reserves) Grand Final[edit]

Tasmania Bank Colts (Under-19's) Grand Final[edit]

Leading Goalkickers: TFL Statewide League[edit]

  • Australia – Paul Dac (New Norfolk) – 133
  • Australia – Byron Howard Jnr (North Hobart) – 106
  • AustraliaShane Fell (Glenorchy) – 73
  • Australia – David Giles (Clarence) – 64

Medal Winners[edit]

  • Australia – Gary Williamson (Clarence) – William Leitch Medal
  • Australia – Darren Mathewson (North Hobart) – Darrel Baldock Medal (Best player in TFL Grand Final)
  • Australia – Brendan Skelly (New Norfolk) – George Watt Medal (Reserves)
  • Australia – John Cooley (New Norfolk) – V.A Geard Medal (Under-19's)
  • Australia – Justin Goc (Hobart) – D.R Plaister Medal (Under-17's)

Interstate Matches[edit]

State Of Origin Match (Tuesday, 28 May 1991)

1991 TFL Club Home Attendance Figures[edit]

  • RedlegsDesign.png – Nth Hobart: 18,899 for 10 matches at 1,889
  • SouthMelbourneDesign.png – Clarence: 15,652 for 10 matches at 1,565
  • GlenorchyDesign.PNG – Glenorchy: 17,180 for 11 matches at 1,561
  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart: 16,952 for 11 matches at 1,541
  • BloodsDesign.png – Nth Launceston: 16,803 for 11 matches at 1,527
  • DevonportBluesDesign.PNG – Devonport: 16,644 for 11 matches at 1,513
  • NewNorfolkDesign.PNG – New Norfolk: 14,896 for 10 matches at 1,489
  • BurnieHawksDesign.PNG – Burnie Hawks: 9,974 for 10 matches at 997
  • SandyBayDesign.png – Sandy Bay: 10,835 for 11 matches at 985
  • SouthLauncestonDesign.PNG – Sth Launceston: 6,656 for 10 matches at 665

1991 TFL Statewide League Ladder[edit]

Team Played Won Lost Draw For Against Percentage Points
North Launceston 21 17 4 0 2448 1756 139.41% 68
North Hobart 21 16 5 0 2606 1746 149.26% 64
Clarence 21 16 5 0 2279 1722 132.35% 64
Burnie Hawks 21 10 11 0 2068 2031 101.82% 40
Hobart 21 10 11 0 2260 2302 98.18% 40
Devonport 21 10 11 0 1985 2060 96.36% 40
Glenorchy 21 9 11 1 1878 2050 91.61% 38
New Norfolk 21 8 13 0 2148 2109 101.85% 32
Sandy Bay 21 7 13 1 1932 2152 89.78% 30
South Launceston 21 1 20 0 1546 3130 49.39% 4

Round 1[edit]

(Saturday, 30 March & Monday, 1 April 1991)

  • RedlegsDesign.png – Nth Hobart 16.12 (108) v Glenorchy 6.11 (47) – Att: 2,121 at KGV Football Park
  • SouthMelbourneDesign.png – Clarence 10.16 (76) v Burnie Hawks 10.10 (70) – Att: 1,186 at Bellerive Oval
  • BloodsDesign.png – Nth Launceston 18.16 (124) v Sth Launceston 5.3 (33) – Att: 1,485 at York Park
  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart 15.15 (105) v Sandy Bay 13.11 (89) – Att: 1,475 at North Hobart Oval (Monday)
  • DevonportBluesDesign.PNG – Devonport 11.17 (83) v New Norfolk 7.6 (48) – Att: 1,911 at Devonport Oval (Monday)

Round 2[edit]

(Saturday, 6 April 1991)

  • RedlegsDesign.png – Nth Hobart 13.19 (97) v Clarence 8.12 (60) – Att: 2,185 at North Hobart Oval
  • SandyBayDesign.png – Sandy Bay 11.16 (82) v Glenorchy 8.10 (58) – Att: 1,102 at Queenborough Oval
  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart 21.22 (148) v New Norfolk 16.9 (105) – Att: 1,535 at Boyer Oval
  • DevonportBluesDesign.PNG – Devonport 19.12 (126) v Sth Launceston 16.15 (111) – Att: 740 at York Park
  • BloodsDesign.png – Nth Launceston 12.10 (82) v Burnie Hawks 11.10 (76) – Att: 1,031 at West Park Oval

Round 3[edit]

(Saturday, 13 April 1991)

Round 4[edit]

(Saturday, 20 April 1991)

  • RedlegsDesign.png – Nth Hobart 22.13 (145) v Devonport 14.15 (99) – Att: 1,584 at North Hobart Oval
  • BloodsDesign.png – Nth Launceston 14.18 (102) v Clarence 10.14 (74) – Att: 1,363 at Bellerive Oval
  • GlenorchyDesign.PNG – Glenorchy 13.13 (91) v New Norfolk 11.11 (77) – Att: 1,857 at Boyer Oval
  • SandyBayDesign.png – Sandy Bay 19.13 (127) v Sth Launceston 14.11 (95) – Att: 697 at York Park
  • BurnieHawksDesign.PNG – Burnie Hawks 20.14 (134) v Hobart 16.18 (114) – Att: 826 at West Park Oval

Round 5[edit]

(Thursday, 25 April & Saturday, 27 April 1991)

  • RedlegsDesign.png – Nth Hobart 17.22 (124) v Hobart 13.8 (86) – Att: 2,461 at North Hobart Oval (Anzac Day)
  • SandyBayDesign.png – Sandy Bay 11.13 (79) v Burnie Hawks 9.11 (65) – Att: 961 at Queenborough Oval
  • NewNorfolkDesign.PNG – New Norfolk 19.20 (134) v Sth Launceston 13.8 (86) – Att: 1,388 at Boyer Oval
  • BloodsDesign.png – Nth Launceston 15.27 (117) v Glenorchy 11.9 (75) – Att: 1,666 at York Park
  • DevonportBluesDesign.PNG – Devonport 16.7 (103) v Clarence 13.21 (99) – Att: 1,399 at Devonport Oval

Round 6[edit]

(Saturday, 4 May 1991)

Round 7[edit]

(Saturday, 11 May 1991)

  • BloodsDesign.png – Nth Launceston 13.11 (89) v Hobart 12.14 (86) – Att: 1,460 at North Hobart Oval
  • SouthMelbourneDesign.png – Clarence 16.19 (115) v Sandy Bay 17.8 (110) – Att: 1,374 at Queenborough Oval
  • RedlegsDesign.png – Nth Hobart 15.14 (104) v New Norfolk 14.15 (99) – Att: 1,577 at Boyer Oval
  • BurnieHawksDesign.PNG – Burnie Hawks 27.19 (181) v Sth Launceston 6.12 (48) – Att: 628 at York Park
  • GlenorchyDesign.PNG – Glenorchy 14.6 (90) v Devonport 11.16 (82) – Att: 1,558 at Devonport Oval

Round 8[edit]

(Saturday, 18 May 1991)

Round 9[edit]

(Saturday, 25 May 1991)

  • GlenorchyDesign.PNG – Glenorchy 17.10 (112) v Hobart 12.16 (88) – Att: 2,269 at North Hobart Oval
  • DevonportBluesDesign.PNG – Devonport 19.14 (128) v Sandy Bay 16.11 (107) – Att: 917 at Queenborough Oval
  • BloodsDesign.png – Nth Launceston 15.18 (108) v New Norfolk 14.9 (93) – Att: 1,248 at Boyer Oval
  • SouthMelbourneDesign.png – Clarence 25.21 (171) v Sth Launceston 10.10 (70) – Att: 614 at York Park
  • RedlegsDesign.png – Nth Hobart 21.26 (152) v Burnie Hawks 15.9 (99) – Att: 1,370 at West Park Oval

Round 10[edit]

(Saturday, 1 June 1991)

  • RedlegsDesign.png – Nth Hobart 24.20 (164) v Glenorchy 14.15 (99) – Att: 2,395 at North Hobart Oval
  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart 18.24 (132) v Sandy Bay 10.12 (72) – Att: 1,044 at Queenborough Oval
  • NewNorfolkDesign.PNG – New Norfolk 23.8 (146) v Devonport 16.11 (107) – Att: 1,270 at Boyer Oval
  • BloodsDesign.png – Nth Launceston 33.16 (214) v Sth Launceston 6.10 (46) – Att: 950 at York Park
  • BurnieHawksDesign.PNG – Burnie Hawks 19.8 (122) v Clarence 13.11 (89) – Att: 949 at West Park Oval

Round 11[edit]

(Saturday, 8 June & Monday, 10 June 1991)

  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart 14.18 (102) v New Norfolk 14.12 (96) – Att: 1,973 at North Hobart Oval
  • GlenorchyDesign.PNG – Glenorchy 19.12 (126) v Sandy Bay 13.15 (93) – Att: 1,360 at KGV Football Park
  • DevonportBluesDesign.PNG – Devonport 21.16 (142) v Sth Launceston 10.9 (69) – Att: 917 at Devonport Oval
  • SouthMelbourneDesign.png – Clarence 12.7 (79) v Nth Hobart 9.12 (66) – Att: 2,476 at Bellerive Oval (Monday)
  • BloodsDesign.png – Nth Launceston 24.12 (156) v Burnie Hawks 17.14 (116) – Att: 1,437 at York Park (Monday)

Round 12[edit]

(Saturday, 22 June & Sunday, 23 June 1991)

  • SouthMelbourneDesign.png – Clarence 13.17 (95) v Glenorchy 10.13 (73) – Att: 2,067 at Bellerive Oval
  • NewNorfolkDesign.PNG – New Norfolk 14.16 (100) v Sandy Bay 9.13 (67) – Att: 1,191 at Boyer Oval
  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart 21.15 (141) v Sth Launceston 15.14 (104) – Att: 550 at York Park
  • BurnieHawksDesign.PNG – Burnie Hawks 13.8 (86) v Devonport 7.13 (55) – Att: 1,602 at West Park Oval
  • BloodsDesign.png – Nth Launceston 14.16 (100) v Nth Hobart 12.9 (81) – Att: 2,229 at North Hobart Oval (Sunday)

Round 13[edit]

(Saturday, 29 June 1991)

Round 14[edit]

(Saturday, 6 July & Sunday, 7 July 1991)

  • BloodsDesign.png – Nth Launceston 21.18 (144) v Glenorchy 14.14 (98) – Att: 1,110 at KGV Football Park
  • SouthMelbourneDesign.png – Clarence 17.13 (115) v Devonport 12.5 (77) – Att: 1,544 at Bellerive Oval
  • NewNorfolkDesign.PNG – New Norfolk 22.18 (150) v Sth Launceston 19.9 (123) – Att: 755 at York Park *
  • BurnieHawksDesign.PNG – Burnie Hawks 15.10 (100) v Sandy Bay 10.12 (72) – Att: 914 at West Park Oval
  • RedlegsDesign.png – Nth Hobart 23.14 (152) v Hobart 14.13 (97) – Att: 2,225 at North Hobart Oval (Sunday)

Note: Paul Dac (New Norfolk) registers his 100th goal for the season, 26-minutes into the third quarter.

Round 15[edit]

(Saturday, 13 July & Sunday, 14 July 1991)

  • SouthMelbourneDesign.png – Clarence 21.20 (146) v Hobart 7.11 (53) – Att: 1,791 at North Hobart Oval
  • RedlegsDesign.png – Nth Hobart 15.8 (98) v Sandy Bay 10.12 (72) – Att: 951 at Queenborough Oval
  • NewNorfolkDesign.PNG – New Norfolk 22.8 (140) v Burnie Hawks 12.9 (81) – Att: 1,605 at Boyer Oval
  • GlenorchyDesign.PNG – Glenorchy 17.21 (123) v Sth Launceston 15.11 (101) – Att: 598 at York Park
  • BloodsDesign.png – Nth Launceston 15.11 (101) v Devonport 8.9 (57) – Att: 2,238 at Devonport Oval (Sunday)

Round 16[edit]

(Saturday, 20 July 1991)

Round 17[edit]

(Saturday, 27 July 1991)

Round 18[edit]

(Saturday, 3 August 1991)

Round 19[edit]

(Saturday, 10 August 1991)

Round 20[edit]

(Saturday, 17 August 1991)

Notes: South Launceston breaks a 34-match losing streak, their match was transferred to Youngtown due to groundsman's tractor being bogged on York Park.

Round 21[edit]

(Saturday, 24 August 1991)

Qualifying Final[edit]

(Saturday, 30 August 1991)

  • SouthMelbourneDesign.png – Clarence: 2.1 (13) | 7.6 (48) | 10.10 (70) | 13.18 (96)
  • RedlegsDesign.png – Nth Hobart: 0.2 (2) | 2.2 (14) | 6.2 (38) | 9.6 (60)
  • Attendance: 4,052 at North Hobart Oval

Elimination Final[edit]

(Sunday, 1 September 1991)

  • BurnieHawksDesign.PNG – Burnie Hawks: 4.5 (29) | 14.8 (92) | 15.12 (102) | 20.19 (139)
  • TigersDesign.png – Hobart: 2.4 (16) | 3.6 (24) | 11.10 (76) | 14.11 (95)
  • Attendance: 2,705 at Devonport Oval

First Semi Final[edit]

(Sunday, 7 September 1991)

  • RedlegsDesign.png – Nth Hobart: 6.4 (40) | 10.12 (72) | 11.21 (87) | 17.23 (125)
  • BurnieHawksDesign.PNG – Burnie Hawks: 2.0 (12) | 4.3 (27) | 8.8 (56) | 10.12 (72)
  • Attendance: 3,022 at North Hobart Oval

Second Semi Final[edit]

(Saturday, 6 September 1991)

  • BloodsDesign.png – Nth Launceston: 3.3 (21) | 9.4 (58) | 14.5 (89) | 15.11 (101)
  • SouthMelbourneDesign.png – Clarence: 1.6 (12) | 5.10 (40) | 8.12 (60) | 13.14 (92)
  • Attendance: 4,398 at York Park

Preliminary Final[edit]

(Saturday, 13 September 1991)

  • RedlegsDesign.png – Nth Hobart: 7.7 (49) | 8.12 (60) | 12.16 (88) | 14.19 (103)
  • SouthMelbourneDesign.png – Clarence: 1.2 (8) | 4.7 (31) | 6.11 (47) | 11.16 (82)
  • Attendance: 5,649 at North Hobart Oval

Grand Final[edit]

(Saturday, 20 September 1991) (ABC-TV highlights: 1991 TFL Grand Final)

  • RedlegsDesign.png – Nth Hobart: 2.5 (17) | 5.7 (37) | 7.9 (51) | 12.14 (86)
  • BloodsDesign.png – Nth Launceston: 2.2 (14) | 7.7 (49) | 7.11 (53) | 8.12 (60)
  • Attendance: 13,112 at North Hobart Oval

Sources: All scores and statistics courtesy of The Mercury and Sunday Tasmanian newspapers.