135. Jim Williams

Launceston, Half Forward, 1932-1945

> Over 150 games, Launceston
> Launceston premierships, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1940 and 1945
> Launceston state premierships, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1937 and 1938
> Represented NTFA more than 15 times
> Represented Tasmania five times

Jim ‘Dodger’ Williams was a schoolboy champion who first represented Tasmania in 1927. During the depression he played in junior suburban leagues, progressing to senior level in 1932 with Launceston, where he helped transform the club into the dominant force in Tasmanian football. Williams was an elusive and damaging half forward who represented Launceston in five state premierships as well as the NTFA and Tasmania.