Clarence Football Club

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Clarence
Clarence fc logo.png
Names
Full name Clarence Football Club
Nickname(s) Roos
Club song: "Clarence are the team to beat, I sing to you!"
2016 (TSL) season
After finals
Club details
Founded 1884; 133 years ago (1884)
Colours          
Competition Tasmanian Football League
President Roger Viney
CEO Richard Mulligan
Coach Jeromey Webberley
Ground(s) Blundstone Arena (capacity: 16,000)
Uniforms
Home
Other information
Official website clarencefc.vpweb.com.au

The Clarence Football Club, nicknamed The Kangaroos (and usually referred to as simply "The Roos"), is an Australian rules football club playing in the Tasmanian State League, based in Bellerive, Tasmania.

Before 1947, they existed as Bellerive Football Club. And then Howrah football club in 1969.

The Club play their home games at Bellerive Oval, Hobart's Test Cricket ground, they share the facilities with Tasmania's cricket team, the Tasmanian Tigers.

History[edit]

Clarence joined the Tasmanian Football League in 1947 on a two-year probationary period from the Southern District Football Association, later being granted permanent status on 7 August 1950, and continued to participate in the league until it was disbanded in December 2000.

They then joined the Southern Football League and participated until the end of the 2008 season whereby the club opted to join the newly reformed Tasmanian State League from 2009 and have won the first two premiership titles on offer since joining the competition and only in the 2015 season missed out on the finals.

Club details[edit]

  • Home groundBellerive Oval
  • Established – 1884 (as Bellerive Football Club)
  • Playing colours – Red and white (Maroon and white until 1979)
  • Emblem – Kangaroos
  • Club theme song – "Clarence are the team to beat, I sing to you?" (Tune: "The Battle Hymn of the Republic")
  • Affiliations – Various junior competitions including the SDFA (1884–1946) TANFL/TFL/TSL (1947–2000, 2009–present), SFL (2001–2008)

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

  • Tasmanian Football League
    • Premiers (11): 1970, 1979, 1981, 1984, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2009, 2010
    • Runners-up (6): 1962, 1969, 1971, 1985, 1995, 1998
  • Southern Football League (4)
    • Premiers (4): 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006
    • Runners-up (2): 2005, 2007

Individual[edit]

William Leitch Medallists (Best and fairest player – TFL senior football)

Tassie Medallists (Best and fairest player – TSL senior football from 2009)

  • 2010 - Brett Geappen

George Watt Medallists (Best and fairest player – TFL reserves football)

  • 1957 – B. Burn (tied)
  • 1974 – P. Smith

V. A. Geard Medallists (Best and fairest player – TFL thirds football)

  • 1957 – Russell Newell
  • 1965 – Royce Hart
  • 1973 – P. Smith
  • 1979 – M. Kruene

D. R. Plaister Medallists (Best and fairest player – TFL fourths football)

  • 1978 – T. Carter
  • 1984 – Brendan Mayne
  • 1990 – Steven Old

Delphin Medallists (Best and fairest player – NFL Shield)

  • 1989 – Scott Wade

Lefroy Medallists (Best and fairest player – Tasmanian team)

All-Australian team members

Club record score:

Club games record holder:

  • 315 – Scott McCallum from 1989–2007
  • 314 – Gavin Cooney from 1989–2006 and 2009

Attendance records[edit]

Record home attendance: Bellerive Oval

Record roster match attendance: all time

Record TANFL/TFL finals attendance:

Record SFL Premier League finals attendance:

Notable players[edit]

There is a list of past and present Clarence players who have played at AFL/VFL:

External links[edit]