Greater Northern Football League

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The Greater Northern Football League (GNFL) was an Australian rules football competition played between the fifteen (15) major football clubs across Northern Tasmania from the two major footballing bodies across the north of the state, the Northern Tasmanian Football Association (NTFA), and the North West Football Union (NWFU) in 1981 and 1982.

Greater Northern Football League
General Information
Founded 1981
Previous names None.
Participating clubs Burnie Tigers
City-South Redlegs
Cooee Bulldogs
Devonport Magpies
East Devonport Swans
East Launceston Demons
Latrobe Demons
Launceston Blues
Longford Tigers
North Launceston Robins
Penguin Two Blues
Scottsdale Magpies
Smithton Saints
Wynyard Cats
Ulverstone Robins
Stadiums York Park
Devonport Oval
West Park Oval
Windsor Park
Youngtown Oval
Latrobe Rec. Ground
Penguin Sports Ground
Longford Oval
Ulverstone Rec. Ground
Smithton Football Ground
Scottsdale Rec. Ground
Girdlestone Park
1982 GNFL Premiership Season.
Premiers Cooee 9.13 (67) - Scottsdale 5.9 (39)

Participating clubs[edit]

NTFA Clubs[edit]

SouthMelbourneDesign.png - City-South Football Club.
RedlegsDesign.png - East Launceston Football Club.
DevonportBluesDesign.PNG - Launceston Football Club.
TigersDesign.png - Longford Football Club.
BloodsDesign.png - North Launceston Football Club.
GlenorchyDesign.PNG - Scottsdale Football Club.

NWFU Clubs[edit]

TigersDesign.png - Burnie Tigers Football Club.
CooeeDesign.PNG - Cooee Football Club.
GlenorchyDesign.PNG - Devonport Football Club.
SouthMelbourneDesign.png - East Devonport Football Club.
RedlegsDesign.png - Latrobe Football Club.
Sturt design 2.png - Penguin Football Club.
NewNorfolkDesign.PNG - Smithton Football Club.
BloodsDesign.png - Ulverstone Football Club.
GeelongDesign.svg - Wynyard Football Club.

1982 Ladder[edit]

Great Northern FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts
Penguin 15 0 3 1 2031 1683 120.68% 62
Cooee 14 0 5 0 2633 1645 160.06% 56
Launceston 14 0 5 0 2054 1857 110.61% 56
Ulverstone 13 0 6 0 2133 1651 129.19% 52
Smithton 11 0 7 0 2179 1655 131.66% 44
Devonport 11 0 8 0 2024 1842 109.88% 44
North Launceston 9 0 9 1 2308 2128 108.46% 38
Burnie 9 0 10 0 2026 1933 104.81% 36
East Launceston 8 0 11 0 1979 2151 92.00% 32
Latrobe 8 0 11 0 1798 2008 89.54% 32
Wynyard 8 0 11 0 1704 1948 87.47% 32
Scottsdale 7 0 12 0 1571 1945 80.77% 28
East Devonport 6 0 13 0 1660 2242 74.04% 24
City-South 4 0 13 0 1613 2161 74.64% 16
Longford 2 0 15 0 1655 2519 65.70% 8

NWFU FINALS

Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
1st Semi Ulverstone 14 18 102 Smithton 9 15 69
2nd Semi Cooee 20 9 129 Penguin 11 10 76
Preliminary Penguin 13 5 83 Ulverstone 8 11 59
Grand Cooee 16 15 111 Penguin 16 5 101

NTFA FINALS

Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
1st Semi Scottsdale 21 15 141 East Launceston 12 12 84
2nd Semi Launceston 17 8 110 North Launceston 16 11 107
Preliminary Scottsdale 16 12 108 North Launceston 11 11 77
Grand Scottsdale 17 9 111 Launceston 12 10 82

See also[edit]