272. Leigh McConnon

272. Leigh McConnonPlayer Inductee

North Hobart/Carlton/Fitzroy/Clarence, 1973-2013

26 games, four goals, Carlton, 1976-77
23 games, four goals, Fitzroy, 1980-81
Around 40 games, North Hobart, 1973-75
North Hobart premiership, North Hobart, 1974
Represented Tasmania against South Australia, 1975
Represented the TFL on numerous occasions
Senior Coach, Clarence, 1991-92
Twice All Australian Super Rules Coach
Selected as the Coach of Tasmanian Super Rules Best 25 team

Leigh McConnon commenced his senior football journey as a 14-year-old when he debuted for his hometown of Triabunna on Tasmania’s east coast. From these small beginnings Leigh McConnon has embarked on a senior and masters football journey of more than 40 years across Tasmania and Victoria. McConnon’s athletic attributes saw him snapped up by North Hobart and then Carlton to play as a lightly framed but speedy wingman. After additional time in the VFL with Fitzroy and the VFA with Williamstown, McConnon returned to Tasmania for further auspicious service to the game as a coach, selector and contributor in the media. Leigh McConnon has been recognised as the pre-eminent coach in Tasmanian Super Rules over the past two decades.