Brighton Football Club (Tasmania)

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Brighton
Brighton fc logo.png
Names
Full name Brighton Football Club
Nickname(s) Robins
Club song: "It's A Grand Old Flag!"
2016 season
After finals
Club details
Founded 1885; 132 years ago (1885)
Colours          
Competition Southern Football League
President Peter Spotswood
Coach Matt Shaw
Ground(s) Pontville Oval
Uniforms
Home

The Brighton Football Club, nicknamed the Robins, is an Australian rules football club currently playing in the Southern Football League in Tasmania, Australia.

Origins[edit]

Brighton began as Mangalore in 1885, In 1953, 54 and 55 Brighton fielded a team in the Southern Districts Football Association while Mangalore won the South-Eastern Districts premierships in 1954 and 1955,(trove 1954 etc.). Mangalore changed its name to Brighton Robins in 1995 before joining the SFL in 1996. In 1996, Brighton was one of eight founder members of Tasmania's Southern Football League, and were losing semi-finalists in 1996, and 1997, before winning their first and so far only title in 1998. Brighton have competed in various competitions including:

  • Brighton FA: 1922–1931
  • Richmond FA: 1933–1934
  • South Eastern District FA: 1952–1979
  • Southern Districts FA 1953-55
  • Tasman FA: 1980
  • Tasmanian Amateur FL (Southern Division): 1981–1995

Entry to Southern Football League

  • 1996

SEDFA premierships

  • 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1977, 1979

TAFL Southern Division premierships

  • 1985

State amateur premierships

  • 1985

SFL/SFL Premier League premierships

  • 1998

SFL/SFL Premier League runners up

  • 1999

William Leitch Medalists:

  • Nil

Peter Hodgman Medalists

  • 2000 – Brendon Browning

Club record games holder

  • 270 – Leigh Gray

Club record attendance

  • 3,096 v Hobart on 11 September 1999 – SFL Grand Final at Huonville Recreation Ground

Club record score

  • Unknown

References[edit]