146. John Fitzallen

Player Inductee

Longford, Centreman, 1954-1961

> 141 games, Longford
> Tasman Shields Trophy for NTFA best and fairest, 1957
> Longford premierships, 1955, 1957 and 1958
> Longford best and fairest, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960 and 1961
> Represented Tasmania nine times between 1958 and 1961

John Fitzallen was a brilliant centreman from the Midlands who was arguably never outclassed. Quick, skillful and elusive, Fitzallen was a regular state representative and part of the Tasmanian team which beat Victoria in 1960. Fitzallen was a key contributor to Longford’s golden era in Tasmanian football.