East Devonport Football Club

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East Devonport
East devenport fc logo.png
Names
Full name East Devonport Football Club
Nickname(s) Swans
Club song: "Onwards To Victory"
Club details
Founded 1901; 116 years ago (1901)
Colours          
Competition North West Football League
President Graeme Walton
Captain(s) Scott Matheson
Ground(s) Girdlestone Park
Uniforms
Home

The East Devonport Football Club is an Australian rules football club based on Devonport, Tasmania. The club has competed in the North West Football League since 1987.

History[edit]

The club competed on an irregular basis in various non-senior North Western competitions between 1901 and 1944 before being promoted to senior status to participate in the North West Football Union from 1945 to 1986. In 1987 the club joined the Northern Tasmanian Football League (renamed the North West Football League in 2015), and has competed continuously in that competition since.

Home Ground – Girdlestone Park
Established – 1901
Playing Colours – Red & White
Emblem – Swans
Club Theme Song – "Onwards To Victory" (Tune: "Notre Dame Victory March")
Affiliations – Various junior competitions (1901–1944) NWFU (1945–1986), NTFL/NWFL (1987–present)

Premiership Titles[edit]

NWFU Premierships

  • 1946, 1948, 1968.

NTFL/NWFL Premierships

  • 1988.

Tasmanian State Premierships

  • Nil.

Individual Medal Winners[edit]

Wander Medal Winners

  • 1952 Australia – Max Berryman
  • 1957 AustraliaDarrel Baldock
  • 1960 Australia – Terry Pierce
  • 1963 AustraliaJohn Bingley
  • 1975 AustraliaRicky Watt
  • 1980 Australia – Lindsay Bell
  • 1982 Australia – Richard Lynch
  • 1985 Australia – Neville Muir
  • 1986 Australia – Paul Borlini

Ovaltine Medal Winners

  • 1995 Australia – Paul Spencer

Pivot Medal Winners

  • 1998 Australia – Craig Muir

Darrel Baldock Medal Winners

  • 2002 Australia – Adrian Partridge

Competition Leading Goalkickers[edit]

NWFU Leading Goalkickers

  • 1954 Australia – Ray Summers (38)
  • 1980 Australia – Chris Reynolds (95)
  • 1981 Australia – Chris Reynolds (97)

NTFL/NWFL Leading Goalkickers

Club Records[edit]

Club Record Score

  • 36.13 (229) v George Town 11.4 (70) in 1987

Club Record Games Holder

  • Australia – Shane McCoy (262)

Club Record Match Attendance[edit]

Notable Players[edit]

Graham Wright was drafted in the 1987 VFL draft to Collingwood Football Club and achieved premiership success in 1990.

References[edit]

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