Circular Head Football Association

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The Circular Head Football Association (CHFA) is an Australian rules football competition based in the Circular Head area of north-western Tasmania, Australia. The CHFA currently features four clubs from small communities in the region and is the second oldest regional competition in Tasmania.[1]

History[edit]

The CHFA was formed in 1900 as the West Wellington Football Association.[2] The formation of the Smithton Football Club in 1918 prompted a reorganisation of football in the region, and the name of the competition was changed to the Circular Head Football Association in 1919. The original clubs in the West Wellington FA were Forest, Irishtown and Stanley and these three clubs and Smithton form the CHFA from 1919. During this period Irishtown won 10 premierships in a row, which is a Tasmanian record and the third longest premiership streak across Australia.[3]

The competition remained stable and a two-year break was taken in 1942 and 1943 because of the second World War. Football resumed in 1944 with Irishtown defeating Smithton in the grand final that year.[4] From 1947 to 1948, the CHFA was absorbed by an expansion of the North West Football Union[5] but this ended in 1949. In 1951 Scotchtown and Marrawah joined the senior competition[6] but they only lasted two seasons. However, as a merged entity they returned in 1962.[7] The followed year Forest and Stanley merged to become the Forest/Stanley Football Club.[8] Scotchtown dropped the "Marrawah" from its name after the 1975 season.

The departure of Smithton to the NWFU in 1980 prompted the promotion of Redpa, Trowutta and City from the reserve grade. Trowutta folded after the 1992 season[9] and in 1996 they merged with City to form the Trowutta/City Football Club.[10] The competition has remained more or less stable since then with Trowutta/City going into recess in 2010 for a year and permanently in 2015.

Premiers[edit]

* - As the Circular Head Division of the North West FU

Clubs[edit]

Current[edit]

Club Nickname Entered competition Premierships
Forest/Stanley Demons 1963 1965, 1972, 1973, 1979, 1980,1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017
Irishtown Canaries 1900 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1944, 1953, 1957, 1969, 1970, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1982, 1983, 1995, 1996, 2008, 2009, 2011
Redpa Redlegs 1980 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 2000, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014
Scotchtown Tigers 1950 1977, 1987, 1988, 2004

Previous[edit]

  • City 1980-1995 merged with Trowutta
  • Forest 1900-1962 merged with Stanley
  • Smithton 1918-1979 moved to NWFU in 1980
  • Stanley 1900-1962 merged with Forest
  • Trowutta 1980-1992 recess and then merged with City
  • Trowutta-City 1996-2014 disbanded

2009 Ladder[edit]

Circular Head FA Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Irishtown 11 3 1 0 1401 424 330.42% 44 1st Semi Redpa 23 11 149 Scotchtown 9 7 61
Forest/Stanley 8 3 4 0 1561 612 255.07% 32 2nd Semi Irishtown 12 4 76 Forest/Stanley 10 10 70
Redpa 8 3 4 0 1233 685 180.00% 32 Preliminary Redpa 7 7 49 Forest/Stanley 6 9 45
Scotchtown 3 3 9 0 690 1364 50.59% 12 Grand Irishtown 6 15 51 Redpa 6 6 42
Trowutta/City 0 3 12 0 281 2081 13.50% 0

2010 Ladder[edit]

Circular Head FA Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Forest/Stanley 14 0 1 0 1802 428 421.03% 56 1st Semi Irishtown 20 18 138 Scotchtown 5 3 33
Redpa 10 0 5 0 1188 911 130.41% 40 2nd Semi Forest/Stanley 9 8 62 Redpa 5 11 41
Irishtown 6 0 9 0 1233 1037 118.90% 24 Preliminary Irishtown 15 10 100 Redpa 13 12 90
Scotchtown 0 0 15 0 437 2284 19.13% 0 Grand Forest/Stanley 5 7 37 Irishtown 1 9 15

2011 Ladder[edit]

Circular Head FA Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Forest/Stanley 10 3 2 0 1315 641 205.15% 40 1st Semi Trowutta/City 14 9 93 Redpa 8 6 54
Irishtown 8 3 4 0 1103 783 140.87% 32 2nd Semi Irishtown 20 10 130 Forest/Stanley 9 5 59
Redpa 5 3 7 0 684 1042 65.64% 20 Preliminary Trowutta/City 8 9 57 Forest/Stanley 8 4 52
Trowutta/City 4 3 8 0 759 1042 72.84% 16 Grand Irishtown 11 16 82 Trowutta/City 11 10 76
Scotchtown 3 3 9 0 785 1138 68.98% 12

2012 Ladder[edit]

Circular Head FA Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Irishtown 11 3 1 0 1006 375 268.27% 44 1st Semi Trowutta/City 12 12 84 Forest/Stanley 8 9 57
Redpa 7 3 5 0 794 737 107.73% 28 2nd Semi Redpa 6 8 44 Irishtown 4 6 30
Forest/Stanley 7 3 5 0 606 603 100.50% 28 Preliminary Irishtown 6 14 50 Trowutta/City 4 12 36
Trowutta/City 4 3 8 0 676 700 96.57% 16 Grand Redpa 7 6 48 Irishtown 5 9 39
Scotchtown 1 3 11 0 424 1091 38.86% 4

2013 Ladder[edit]

Circular Head FA Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Redpa 11 3 1 0 1208 339 356.34% 44 1st Semi Trowutta/City 15 14 104 Forest/Stanley 6 10 46
Irishtown 9 3 3 0 1385 463 299.14% 36 2nd Semi Redpa 7 5 47 Irishtown 1 6 12
Trowutta/City 5 3 7 0 913 928 98.38% 20 Preliminary Irishtown 12 13 85 Trowutta/City 4 5 29
Forest/Stanley 5 3 7 0 719 882 81.52% 20 Grand Redpa 12 8 80 Irishtown 5 7 37
Scotchtown 0 3 12 0 264 1877 14.06% 0

2014 Ladder[edit]

Circular Head FA Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Irishtown 12 0 0 0 1981 356 556.46% 48 1st Semi Scotchtown 13 13 91 Forest/Stanley 10 9 69
Redpa 9 0 3 0 1749 412 424.51% 36 2nd Semi Redpa 24 10 154 Irishtown 6 3 39
Scotchtown 5 0 7 0 718 1213 59.19% 20 Preliminary Irishtown 20 16 136 Scotchtown 3 7 25
Forest/Stanley 4 0 8 0 910 983 92.57% 16 Grand Redpa 14 9 93 Irishtown 13 7 85
Trowutta/City 0 0 12 0 207 2601 7.96% 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stoward, John. Australian rules football in Tasmania. Digital Print Tasmania, 2002, p. 23. ISBN 0-9577515-7-5
  2. ^ Stoward, John. Australian rules football in Tasmania. Digital Print Tasmania, 2002, p. 23. ISBN 0-9577515-7-5
  3. ^ Phil's World Archived 2015-02-08 at Archive.is
  4. ^ Stoward, John. Australian rules football in Tasmania. Digital Print Tasmania, 2002, p. 23. ISBN 0-9577515-7-5
  5. ^ Burnie Advocate 1947 to 1948
  6. ^ Burnie Advocate 1951 to 1952
  7. ^ Burnie Advocate 1962
  8. ^ Burnie Advocate 1963
  9. ^ Burnie Advocate 1993
  10. ^ Burnie Advocate 1996