Launceston Football Club

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Launceston
Launceston FC logo.png
Names
Full name Launceston Football Club
Nickname(s) Blues
Club song: "Onwards to Victory"
2016 (TSL) season
After finals
Club details
Founded 1875; 142 years ago (1875)
First season: 1882 (NFA), 2009 (TSL)
Colours          
Competition Tasmanian State League
President Paul O'Donoghue
Coach Chris Hills
Captain(s) Sam Rundle
Sonny Whiting
Ground(s) Windsor Park
Uniforms
Home
Other information
Official website launcestonfc.com.au

The Launceston Football Club, nicknamed The Blues, is an Australian rules football club, located in the West Tamar suburb of Riverside, seven kilometres north of the Launceston CBD and currently play in the Tasmanian State League in Tasmania, Australia.[1]

Club origins[edit]

History[edit]

  • Home groundWindsor Park (1968–present)
  • Established – 1875 (merged with Tamar Rowing Club in 1888 and Union Football Club in 1889)
  • Playing colours – Navy blue and white
  • Emblem – Blues
  • Club motto – "Volumus vincere" ("The will to win")
  • Club theme song – "Onwards to Victory" (Tune: "Notre Dame March")
  • Affiliations – Northern FA (1882–1885), NTFA (1886–1986), NTFL (1987–1993), TFL (1994–1997), NTFL (1998–2008), TSL (2009–present)

Premierships[edit]

Individual medal winners[edit]

Tasman Shields Trophy winners (NTFA)

  • 1928 – N. Edwards
  • 1929 – J. Milbourne
  • 1933 – K. W. "Bill" Cahill
  • 1936 – K. W. "Bill" Cahill
  • 1939 – Tom Ryan
  • 1946 – Lance Crosswell
  • 1947 – Lance Crosswell
  • 1951 – Darrell Crosswell
  • 1959 – Bob Bye
  • 1960 – Bob Bye

Hec Smith Memorial Medal Winners

  • 1968 – Alby Dunn
  • 1976 – Paul Ellis
  • 1980 – Grant Alford
  • 1986 – D. Cook

William Leitch Medal winners

  • Nil

Alistair Lynch Medal (Previously the "Tassie Medal") Winners

  • 2011 – Tim Bristow

Darrel Baldock Medal Winners

  • 2003 – Adam Sanders (NTFL)
  • 2004 – Anthony Taylor (NTFL)
  • 2005 – Brian Finch (NTFL)

Competition Leading Goalkickers[edit]

NTFA Leading Goalkickers

  • 1889 – H. Murray (9)
  • 1892 – P. Tabart (9)
  • 1893 – R. Lawrence (11)
  • 1894 – R. Lawrence (12)
  • 1896 – J. Gorman (16)
  • 1900 – P. Bird (15)
  • 1905 – S. Willett (8)
  • 1906 – Viv Valentine (12)
  • 1911 – A. Ramsay (6) and R. Thomas (6)
  • 1925 – B. Freeland (25)
  • 1930 – J. Foley (70)
  • 1931 – J. Foley (52)
  • 1933 – H. Ranson (62)
  • 1935 – A. Waddle (44)
  • 1937 – L. Smith (59)
  • 1938 – L. Smith (73)
  • 1945 – M. Flood (71)
  • 1948 – Ross McCrimmon (102)
  • 1949 – Ross McCrimmon (83)
  • 1950 – Ross McCrimmon (76)
  • 1951 – Ross McCrimmon (55)
  • 1955 – C. Tabe (67)
  • 1967 – Dennis Seen (50)
  • 1969 – Tony West (65)
  • 1970 – Tony West (50)
  • 1976 – Bob Smith (94)
  • 1977 – Bob Smith (63)
  • 1978 – Ian Donnachy (63)
  • 1982 – Ian Donnachy (78)

NTFL Leading Goalkickers

  • 2005 – Adam Derbyshire (93)
  • 2006 – Adam Derbyshire (133)
  • 2008 – Adam Derbyshire (133)

Tasmanian State League Leading Goalkickers

  • 2010 – Brian Finch (94)
  • 2011 – Brian Finch (104)
  • 2013 - Sonny Whiting (85)

Senior coaches[edit]

Coach Years Competition Premierships
Bruce Carruthers 1930 NTFA
Ron Ward 1931 NTFA
Bruce Carruthers 1932 NTFA
Keith Roberts 1933 NTFA 1933
Leo McAuley 1933-1936 NTFA 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936
Jack Beveridge 1937 NTFA 1937
Maurie Johnson 1938 NTFA 1938
Bill Cahill 1939 NTFA
John Elmer 1940 NTFA 1940
Bill Cahill 1941 NTFA
Trevor Ranson 1945 NTFA 1945
Alan Crawford 1946 NTFA
Ken Walker 1947-1949 NTFA
Noel Atkins 1950-1951 NTFA 1951
Geoffrey Martin 1952 NTFA
Noel Atkins 1953-1956 NTFA
Len Toyne 1957-1958 NTFA
Haydn Bunton, Jr. 1959 NTFA
M. Kelleher 1960 NTFA
R. McVilley 1961 NTFA
Trevor Leo 1962 NTFA
Graeme Lee 1963-1967 NTFA
Bob Withers 1968-1969 NTFA 1969
Bruce Armstrong 1970 NTFA
Bob Withers 1971-1974 NTFA
K. Roberts 1975 NTFA
Phil Haughan 1976-1977 NTFA 1976
Grant Allford 1978-1979 NTFA
Peter Maksimovic 1980 NTFA
Paul O’Donoghue 1981-1983 NTFA
Kerry Sanders 1984-1985 NTFA 1985
Paul O’Donoghue 1986 NTFA
Kerry Sanders 1987 NTFL
Verdun Howell 1988-1989 NTFL
F. Woolley 1990 NTFL
Paul O’Donoghue 1991-1992 NTFL, TFL
Chris Whitford 1993 TFL
Peter Chisnall 1994-1995 TFL
Chris Whitford 1995 TFL
Michael Lockman 1996-1997 TFL
Paul Bryce 1998 NTFL
Brett Hadley 1999 NTFL
Clayton Sturzaker 2000-2002 NTFL
Adam Sanders 2003-2009 NTFL, TSL 2006, 2007, 2008
Anthony Taylor 2010-2012 TSL 2011
Brennan Savage 2013 TSL
Scott Stephens 2014-2015 TSL
Chris Hills 2016 TSL
Sam Lonergan 2016- TSL

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Club records[edit]

Club record score

  • 46.18 (294) v Deloraine 10.11 (71) – 1984

Most goals in a match

  • A. Derbyshire (18) v Penguin – 2008

Most goals in a season

  • A. Derbyshire (140) – 2008

Club record goalkicker (all-time)

  • A. Derbyshire (676) from 2000–2009; 2012

Club record games holder

  • Beau Green (256) from 1999–2014

Club record match attendance

Notable AFL Draftees[edit]

Notable players[edit]

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

Club song[edit]

The Club Song is sung to the tune of Notre Dame Victory March

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.launcestonfc.com.au
  2. ^ "Honour Roll". Launceston Football Club. 

External links[edit]