About the Launceston Football Club

Formed: 1875 (merged with Tamar Rowing Club in 1888 and Union Football Club 1889)

Home Ground: Windsor Park, Riverside
Colours: Dark Navy Blue and White
Nickname: Blues
Club Motto: “Volumus Vincere” – (“The will to win”)
Club Song: “Onwards to Victory” (To The Tune: “Notre Dame March”)

Inducted into the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame as “A Great Club” in 2008.

League Affiliation:

  • NFA (Northern Football Association): 1882–1885
  • NTFA (Northern Tasmania Football Association): 1886–1986
  • NTFL (Northern Tasmania Football League): 1987–93
  • TFL (Tasmanian Football League): 1994–97
  • NTFL (Northern Tasmania Football League): 1998–2008
  • TSL (Tasmanian State League): 2009-Current..

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Premierships: 33
1880-82, 1888–89, 1892–93–94, 1897, 1899, 1900, 1909, 1913, 1920, 1924, 1926, 1929, 1933-38, 1940, 1945, 1951, 1969, 1976, 1985, 2006-08, 2011.

Tasmanian State Premierships: 5
1933-35, 1937–38

Tasmanian State League Premierships: 1
2011

All Australians: 1
Graeme ‘Gypsy’ Lee – 1966

State/Competition Medalists:

NTFA Best & Fairest Winners : 14
(Named Tasman Shield Trophy 1925-65):
 10

  • Neil Edwards (1928)
  • Jim Milbourne (1929)
  • Keyran W. ‘Bill’ Cahill (1933 & 1936)
  • Tom Ryan (1939)
  • Lance Crosswell (1946–47)
  • Darrell Crosswell (1951)
  • Robert “Bob” Bye (1959–60)

(Named the Hec Smith Memorial Medal 1966-86): 4

  • Alby Dunn (1968)
  • Paul Ellis (1976)
  • Grant Allford (1980)
  • Darren Cook (1986)

NTFL Best & Fairest (Baldock Medal): 3

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

TSL Best & Fairest (Tassie/Alastair Lynch Medal): 1

  • Tim Bristow (2011)

NTFA Leading Goalkickers: 30

  • H.Murray (9) 1889
  • E.J Tabart (9) 1892
  • R.Lawrence (11) 1893 & (12) 1894
  • J.Gorman (16) 1896
  • P.Bird (15) 1900
  • S.Willett (8) 1905
  • Viv Valentine (12) 1906
  • A.Ramsay (6) & R.Thomas (6) 1911
  • B.Freeland (25) 1925
  • J.Foley (70) 1930 & (52) 1931
  • Hilton Ranson (62) 1933
  • A.F “Bert” Waddle (44) 1935
  • Les Smith (59) 1937 & (73) 1938
  • Merv Flood (75) 1945
  • Ross McCrimmon (102) 1948, (83) 1949, (76) 1950 & (55) 1951
  • Cliff Tabe – (67) 1955
  • Dennis Seen (50) 1967
  • Anthony West (65) 1969 & (50) 1970
  • Robert Smith (94) 1976 & (63) 1977
  • Ian Donnachy (63) 1979 & (78) 1982

NTFL Leading Goalkickers: 3

  • Adam Derbyshire (92) 2005, (133) 2006 & (133) 2008

TSL Leading Goalkicker (Hudson Medal): 3

  • Brian Finch (94) 2010 & (100) 2011
  • Sonny Whiting (85) 2013

Living Legends:

  • Darrell Crosswell
  • Bob Withers
  • Lance Crosswell
  • Gary Davis
  • Noel Atkins
  • Paul Ellis
  • Graeme Lee
  • Robert Dutton