Fortescue National Football League

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Fortescue National Football League
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Sport Australian rules football
Founded 1971
No. of teams Paraburdoo Saints
Tom Price Panthers
Tom Price Tigers
Townsite Eagles
Country Australia
Venue(s) Tom Price
Paraburdoo
Most recent
champion(s)
Townsite Eagles

The Fortescue National Football League, name after the Fortescue River, is an Australian rules football competition based in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. It features three clubs (Panthers, Tigers, Townsite Eagles) from the town of Tom Price and one (Saints) from Paraburdoo.[1] It was founded in 1956.[2]

The league is affiliated with the West Australian Football Commission[3] through the Western Australian Country Football League.[4]

In the 2011 season forward Simon Ponter, playing for Paraburdoo, set a new all-time league record, kicking 106 goals in 11 matches. He became the first player in league history to kick 100 goals in a season. He kicked 18 goals in a single gme against the Tom Prices Tigers in June 2011.[5]

Champions[edit]

The grand finals since 2001:[2]

Season Champions Runners-up Score
2001 Towns Tigers 11.13 (79) – 5.13 (43)
2002 Towns Tigers 13.10 (88) – 6.9 (45)
2003 Towns Tigers 10.9 (69) – 6.4 (40)
2004 Tigers Towns 7.15 (57) – 8.5 (53)
2005 Towns Panthers 26.9 (165) – 5.6 (36)
2006 Towns Panthers 24.15 (159) – 3.4 (22)
2007 Towns Panthers 16.13 (109) – 9.9 (63)
2008 Towns Panthers 13.12 (90) – 13.7 (85)
2009 Saints Towns 13.6 (84) – 9.12 (66)
2010 Towns Saints 14.16 (100) – 10.10 (70)
2011 Towns Saints 17.10 (112) – 6.9 (45)
2012 Panthers Towns 16.16 (112) - 12.10 (82)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fortescue National Football League - Sporting Pulse
  2. ^ a b Full Points Footy - Fortescue National Football League
  3. ^ Affiliated Leagues West Australian Football Commission website, accessed: 20 December 2011
  4. ^ FORTESCUE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE www.australianrulesfootball.com.au, accessed: 20 December 2011
  5. ^ Football: The Pontiff is heaven sent The West Australian, published: 10 August 2011, accessed: 20 December 2011

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