Ahead of the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame Gala Dinner on Saturday June 23, we are going back and taking a look at past inductees and their impact on Tasmanian football. 

23. Pat Hartnett: Arguably the greatest player to emerge from Tasmania’s east coast, Pat Hartnett was a champion centreman/forward with three clubs, including St. Kilda in the VFL. Took 13 marks and kicked 6 goals in a game for Victoria against South Australia in 1935.

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27. Hugh Cameron

27. Hugh Cameron: Hugh Cameron was a legendary administrator of northern football, particularly for the City Football Club, whom he served as committee chairman for 38 years. A strong proponent of the NWFU’s inclusion in the State premiership, he passed away in office and was honoured with a stand at York Park.

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28. Jock Connell: A magnificent ruckman and prodigious kick, ‘Old Jock’ Connell played 215 games and was a four-time club champion for City during the ‘between-the-wars’ period. Also one of Tasmania’s most prolific representative players, he turned out 33 times for NTFA teams and represented Tasmania at the 1933 Sydney Carnival.

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31. Roy Cooper: One of Tasmania’s finest pre-war wingmen, Roy Cooper was one of only three players to feature in all 11 (NTFA and State) Launceston premiership teams from 1933-38. Appeared in 28 consecutive intrastate matches for the NTFA.

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33. Leo McAuley

33. Leo McAuley: A three-time premiership player for Launceston during the 1920s, Leo McAuley ended his 203-game career with the Blues as captain-coach at the start of the club’s remarkable run of six consecutive NTFA premierships from 1933-38. Launceston’s senior Best and Fairest award is named after him.

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35. Fred Smith

35. Fred Smith: Possibly one of Tasmania’s most underrated champions, Fred Smith was a mercurial player for North Launceston during the 1930s. A two-time NTFA Best and Fairest winner, he saved his best performances for representative football, kicking eight and seven goals in matches against the NWFU and TFL respectively.

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