42. Jack Hill

42. Jack HillAdministrator Inductee

Launceston/NTFUA/North Launceston, Player/Coach/Umpire/Administrator, 1937-1989

> 19 seniors and c. 130 seconds games for Launceston, 1937-41; 1945-50
> Played with combined services during the war
> Resumed with Launceston in 1945 and coached their reserves for six years
> Coached North Launceston U19s (1970 premiers)
> President of North Launceston Football Club, 1975-89
> Life member of North Launceston, 1972
> Life member of the NTFA
> Original Director to the statewide league
> AFL Merit Award

Jack Hill provided 52 years of continuous service to football in Tasmania. His playing career with Launceston was interrupted by World War Two, after which he became a coach and umpire. Hill officiated in 305 games, including grand finals and state matches over 10 years with the whistle. He was made a life member of the Umpires Association for his service. In 1962 Hill joined North Launceston as a member in support of his son. He served with North Launceston for 27 years as an administrator, volunteer, coach and sponsor until his retirement due to ill health in 1989. Hill was President of North Launceston from 1975 until 1989, during which time the club won multiple premierships.