187. Dale Chugg

North Launceston/George Town, Centre Half Back/Coach, 1986-2007

> Over 380 senior games in total
> North Launceston, 214 games, 1989-2000
> George Town, 160 games, 1986-88 and 2001-07
> Represented Tasmania 14 times, including vice captain in 1997, 1998 and 1999
> North Launceston premierships, 1995-98
> Player/coach of George Town, 2001-06
> George Town premierships, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 (runner-up in 2001)
> Life member of North Launceston, George Town and the TFL
> Coached NTFA against the NTFL in 2004 and 2005

Dale Chugg was one of the best defenders in Tasmanian football during the state league era. He represented the state in victories over the VFL, SANFL, WAFL and QAFL and became a Rock of Gibraltar for North Launceston in their state triumphs of the 1990s. His leadership qualities were well known and were magnified with his move into coaching with his home club, George Town. Despite kicking away the premiership in 2001, the Saints annexed five in a row under Chugg’s leadership including a record demolition of Deloraine in 2005.