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THE TASMANIAN TEAM OF THE CENTURY

INTRODUCTION

In late 2003 the Board of Management of AFL Tasmania determined it was an appropriate time to promote the contribution Tasmania has made to the development of football in Australia.

The Board felt the best way to promote this point was to recognize the great players Tasmania has produced - it was determined that a Tasmanian Team of the Century would be the most effective way to promote Tasmania's contribution to our national game.

AFL Tasmania has selected 25 players in positions, an umpire, coach and an assistant coach to form the Tasmanian Team of the Century.

When considering all of the great players, coaches and umpires involved in Tasmanian football since the early 1900's to be one of only 28 people to be selected in the Tasmanian Team of the Century is a tremendous honour.

AFL Tasmania also believes it is important to recognize the contribution of the many great players that have played Tasmanian football over the past 100 years. This has been achieved through a process of nomination.

From over 18,000 players that have played football in Tasmania over the past 100 years AFL Tasmania has identified just 161 players that have been nominated as players worthy of selection in the Tasmanian Team of the Century. These 161 nominated players are in the top 1% of players Tasmania has produced over the last century. Sincere congratulations to all nominated players.

While the game in Tasmanian has changed significantly over the past 100 years; football in Tasmania is still in great shape in comparison to every other state. Tasmania continues to produce players, coaches and umpires capable of performing at the highest possible level.

Tasmanian football will always be an important contributor to the Tasmanian community and to the AFL.

Peter Hodgman
Chairman
AFL Tasmania

THE NOMINEES

EARLY YEARS - 1900 to 1945

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Jack Gardiner

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Algy Tynan

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Viv Valentine

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Fred McGinis

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Bruce Carter*

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Victor Barwick

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Roy Bailey

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Horrie Gorringe

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Ivor Warne-Smith

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Roy Cazaly*

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Alan Leitch

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Jack Dunn

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Jack Charlesworth

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Fred Pringle

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Percy Jory

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George Challis

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Colin Deane

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Eric Huxtable

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Don Scott

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Alan Scott

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Jock Connell

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James Atkinson

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Roy Cooper

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Hec Smith

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Horrie Mason

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Harry Long

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Bill Berryman

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Eric Zschech

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Alan Rait

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Len Pye

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Gordon Abbott

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Paddy Walsh

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Laurie Nash

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Trevor Ranson

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Pat Hartnet

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Fred Smith

GOLDEN YEARS OF REGIONAL FOOTBALL - 1946 to 1985

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Albert Chilcott

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Jim Ross

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Arthur Hodgson

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Ray Stokes

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Terry Cashion

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John Leedham

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George Goninon

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Raynor Summers

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John Hawksley

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Rex Garwood

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Jack Rough*

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Darrel Eaton

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Graham Saltmarsh

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Noel Reid

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Lindsay Webb

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Len Hayes

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Lance Crosswell

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Ian Westell

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Tassie Johnson

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Verdun Howell

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Darrel Baldock*

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Peter Marquis

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Bob Withers

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Stuart Spencer

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John Chick

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Geoff Long

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Neil Conlan

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Barry Strange

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Max Griffiths

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Graeme Lee

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Lerrel Sharp

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Berkley Cox

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Mike Delanty

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Burnie Payne

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Athol Webb

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Trevor Leo

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Don Gale

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Noel Clarke

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John Fitzallen

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Charlie Dennis

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Colin Moore

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Ivan Hayes

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Brian Lowe

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Garth Smith

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John Bingley

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Brent Crosswell

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Ian Stewart

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Royce Hart

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Peter Hudson

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Peter Jones

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Barry Lawrence

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John Greening

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John Devine

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John Bonney

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Paul Sproule

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Ray Biffin

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Ricky Smith

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Len Lawson

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Graeme Shephard

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Graeme Mackey

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Kevin Symons

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Ron Marney

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Kevin McLean

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Roger Browning

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Michael Roach

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Rodney Eade

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Daryl Sutton

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Colin Robertson

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Robert Neal

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Craig Davis

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Tim Evans

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Des James

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Michael Hunnibell

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Graham Hunnibell

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Wayne Fox

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Chris Reynolds

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Mark Williams

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Tony Martyn

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Don McLeod

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Chris Riewoldt

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Gary Linton

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Danny Ling

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Stephen Carey

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Noel Carter

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Greg Lethborg

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Hedley Thompson

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Peter Daniel

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Cameron Clayton

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Peter Johnston

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Robbie Dykes

MODERN ERA - STATEWIDE LEAGUE / AFL NATIONAL DRAFT /
TASMANIAN DEVILS - 1986 to 2004

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Steven Goulding

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Alastair Lynch

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Adrian Fletcher

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Daryn Cresswell

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Matthew Richardson

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Matthew Armstrong

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Graham Wright

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Darrin Pritchard

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Paul Hudson

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Simon Atkins

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Steven Febey

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Mathew Febey

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Brendon Gale

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David Grant

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Scott Clayton

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Jamie Shanahan

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Doug Barwick

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Ian Paton

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Scott Wade

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Darren Trevena

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James Manson

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Michael Gale

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Steane Kremerskothen

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Anthony Lovell

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John McCarthy

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Stephen McPherson

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Trent Nichol

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Chris Bond

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Jamie Dennis

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Simon Minton-Connell

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Danny Noonan

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Paul Williams

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Russell Robertson

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Nathan Howard

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Ben Atkin

Coaches 1900-2004

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Leo McCauley

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Jack Metherell

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Gavin Luttrell

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Bob Miller

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Paddy Martin

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Warren McCathy

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Gary Davidson

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Robert Shaw

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Rodney Eade

* Players marked with a * have also been nominated as Coach of the Century

Umpires - 1950 to 2004

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Mark Williams

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Kevin Williams

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Terry Fellows

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Brian Wilson

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Greg Wilson

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Scott Jeffery

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Jack McMurray jr

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Gary Dawson

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Les Manson

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Grenville Bellchambers

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Leigh Sheehan

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Graeme Hamley

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Ron Harris

The Tasmanian team of the century was named at a gala function at Wrest Point Casino on June 25th 2004.

Backs Verdun Howell, Tassie Johnson, Ivor Warne-Smith.

Half Backs Barry Lawrence, Laurie Nash, Brent Crosswell.

Centres Rodney Eade, Ian Stewart, Arthur Hodgson.

Half Forwards Darrel Baldock(C) , Royce Hart, Daryn Cresswell.

Forwards Horrie Gorringe, Peter Hudson, Alastair Lynch.

Followers Percy Jones, John Leedham (VC), Terry Cashion

Interchange Neil Conlan, Darrin Pritchard, Paul Williams, Michael Roach, Len Pye, Rex Garwood, Mathew Richardson.

Coach Roy Cazaly Assistant Coach Robert Shaw Umpire Scott Jeffery


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