59. Geoff Long

LEGEND – Player Inductee

City and City South, Centre Half Forward, 1950-60

229 games, City South
29 games, NTFA, 1948 and 1950-59
Represented Tasmania sixteen times, 1953-59
Awarded Lefroy Medal for best Tasmanian player, 1955
All Australian centre half forward at 1956 National Carnival
City South best and fairest, 1953
Played in six City South premiership teams
Selector, NTFA and Tasmania, 1966-79
TFC delegate, 1975-79
NTFA Vice President, 1976 and President, 1977-79
NFL Certificate of Merit Award for service to football, 1979
Life member, City South, 1953
Life member, NTFA, 1959

Geoff Long was an unlikely looking footballer who was renowned throughout Australia as a champion Centre Half Forward during the 1950s. He played in three Australian Carnivals in 1953, 1956 and 1958 and is one of the true greats of the City-South Football Club and the NTFA. Long was a regular Tasmania representative and multiple premiership player whose playing career highlight was being named All Australian in 1956. Following his retirement Geoff Long continued to serve football for two decades as a coach, selector and administrator and was recognised nationally in 1979 for his service to Tasmanian and Australian football.