NHFC fields two women’s teams in the Southern Football League Women’s (SFLW) competition. In 2022 our club won the Women’s Division 1 Premiership for the first time.
Our club also hosts occasional A League soccer, National Rugby League (NRL), Australian Rugby Union (ARU) and AFLW matches. In previous years the oval has hosted AFL senior roster matches, pre-season practice matches and State of Origin representative games.
NHFC also hosts various finals and grand finals matches for local SFL, OSFA and STJFL community competitions.
We are located at the North Hobart Oval on Argyle and Ryde Streets in North Hobart. A short walk from the restaurant strip of North Hobart and 2 km from the Hobart city centre and easily accessible by public transport.
Our oval is well equipped with modern facilities for top-flight football as well as the occasional AFLW, National A League soccer and NRL and Super Rugby matches. The oval hosts finals series for the Southern Football League (SFL), the Old Scholars FA (OSFA) and the STJFL for all junior finals. The oval is used exclusively for football codes and is rested in the summer giving us one of the best playing surfaces in the state. The lighting is highly effective for night games and meets broadcast standards.
Players have access to a modern gym with testing and training equipment and on-site fitness instructors. Players and members can access the gym out of hours via an electronic passkey system.
Our changerooms have been upgraded and modernised to cater for women’s football. We have six team changerooms located across three locations within the ground, all with private showers and toilets and physio areas.
Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Facilities
We have three purpose designed rooms for pre- game and post – game player treatments.
The club has maintained the original social rooms and bar with its rich tapestry of historical artefacts blended with modern amenity. This bar is located in the original Gorringe Grandstand.
The recently constructed Plaister Stand houses the Hisense Function Centre with its members and guests bar and inside viewing seating. A modern commercial kitchen allows for catering at game day events as well as private and corporate hire functions. The Plaister stand has a lift and wheel chair access.
Meeting and Conference Centre
The Hisense Room, located in the Plaister stand is equipped for corporate training programs and meetings. This includes a mid – sized conference room, catering and bar facilities, audio visual equipment and small discussion rooms.
Corporate Hospitality Boxes
The Plaister Stand houses 6 corporate boxes that can be hired on our game days and for national level sports events. The boxes are fully catered and offer a world class view of the oval. The boxes can be used as breakout spaces when using the HiSense room for meetings and corporate training.
Canteens and Bars
Three canteen facilities provide flexibility to meet the needs of patrons based on the event and anticipated crowd attendance. We use two purpose designed, commercial kitchens and a further two small order food preparation kitchens. Bar services are available in the social club, at the new Hill Bar and in potable facilities as required.
The club has a number of options to support patrons with disability to access the club and events. this includes lift access to the Plaister with designated wheel chair spaces in the seating area as well as park and watch bays that can be pre booked for match days. For further information contact our General Manager
Many of our facilities can be hired by outside users. Further information and bookings can be made via this website and through the www.trybooking.com.au website.
- to bring past and current players, officials, life members, members and supporters together through social functions, club events and activities; and
- to support, encourage and assist the operation of the North Hobart Football Club Ltd.
The Tridents group is managed by a committee elected annually from its membership. Among the various key activities managed and maintained by the TRIDENTS are:
- Conduct of the annual NHFC Golf Day fundraiser
- Fundraising initiatives
- Oversight and sponsorship of NHFC student bursaries and scholarships
- NHFC Hall of Fame nominations and selection process
- Maintenance of club historical artefacts such as the NHFC Senior Player Honour Roll
Membership of the Tridents is by annual subscription, at a cost of $80 p.a., please contact the General Manager at Contact – North Hobart Football Club for more details.
North Hobart is a very proud club, rich in history and one of the most famous football clubs in Australia.
Founded in 1881 we are also one of the oldest and, with 28 premierships, are the second-most successful fotball club in a city-based football competition in Australia, behind only the Port Adelaide Magpies.
We are Tasmania’s most successful football club. Also, over 58 North Hobart players have gone on to play in the AFL and the former VFL that was conducted prior to the start of the AFL.
The club has been home to greats of the game such as Alan Rait, Jack Dunn, Roy Cazaly, Jack Metherall, Darrel Eaton, John Leedham, Noel Reid, John Devine, Des Graham, Peter Jones, Mark Yeats, Darryn Perry, Paul Williams and Daryn Cresswell.
In 2005, North Hobart was the first club inducted into the AFL Tasmania Hall of Fame as a Great Club.
North Hobart has won the most association and state premierships in football in Tasmania:
28 Men’s Seniors Premierships:
1902, 1905, 1908, 1914, 1920, 1923, 1928-29, 1932, 1934, 1936, 1938-41, 1945, 1947, 1957, 1961-62, 1967, 1969, 1974, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992 and 2003.
15 state premierships: 1914, 1920, 1923, 1929, 1936, 1939-41, 1945, 1961, 1969, 1987, 1989 and 1991 and 92.
North Hobart Senior men’s team has played in a total of 45 association grand finals, including 15 consecutively between 1928-41 and 1945. We have achieved one senior women’s premiership in 2022, being successful in the Southern Football Women's League Division 1 competition.
Other achievements of the club have been:
All Australians: John Leedham and Daryn Cresswell.
Association best and fairest medals: Len Pye x 3, Sam Sproule, Len Powell, Max Abbott, Noel Reid, Michael Hawkins, Darryn Perry, Micheal Maple, Brendon Bolton.
North Hobart player Elise Barwick was successful in winning the Southern Football League Women's Association Best and Fairest - Division 1 medal in 2022.
A total of 6 players/coaches from the North Hobart Football Club have been included in the Tasmanian Team of the Century:
- Roy Cazaly: coach (captain/coach of NH in 1932 premiership and 1933).
John Leedham: vice-captain (captain/coach of NH 1954–1959 including 1957 premiership and in 1953 the first Tasmanian selected in an All-Australian team).
- Peter Jones: 249 games for Carlton including four premierships and 1973 Best and Fairest winner. Jones also coached Carlton for one year.
- Len Pye: three times TFL senior Best and Fairest winner (1932, 1937 and 1938), four club Best and Fairest awards and five premiership teams.
- Daryn Cresswell: a member of NH 1991 premiership team (under coach Mark Yeates) and who played in excess of 200 games for the Sydney Swans including winning the club’s 1994 champion player award and being selected in the 1997 AFL All Australian team for 1997.
- Paul Williams: drafted from North Hobart in 1990, he played 306 AFL games with both Collingwood and the Sydney Swans and won dual Best and Fairest awards with the Swans.
- Both Daryn Cresswell and Paul Williams played their junior football with NHJFC.
Highest score: 37.24 (246) vs. South Launceston 2.5 (17) in 1991.
Most goals – Alan Rait 689.
Most goals in a match – Rob Devine (15)
Most games: 341- Rob Devine.
Record finals attendance: 19,425 for the 1969 grand final at North Hobart Oval: North Hobart 19.15 (129) vs. Clarence 17.15 (117).
TFL State Grand Final 1987, North Hobart Oval
North Hobart’s first premiership in the statewide league.
North Hobart 2.4 13.7 20.16 23.20 (158)
Glenorchy 5.4 10.6 12.8 16.10 (106)
GOALS – North Hobart: P. Hardman (7), S. McQueen (5), B. Plain (4), D. Perry (3), R. Christensen, D. Davies, N. Noye, M. Maple. Glenorchy: D. Pearce (6), A. Lovell (3), M. Styles (2), R. Curley (2), King, D. Ling, C. Riley.
BEST – North Hobart: P. Hardman, R. Christensen, D. Guley, D. Davies, J. Elmer, D. Perry, S. McQueen, M. Maple, C. Sutton. Glenorchy: R. Curley, G. Linton, D. Pearce, A. Lovell, S. Grace, A. Fletcher.
Umpires: G. Dawson, M.Kelly
State Grand Final 1967, West Park, Burnie
Famous goal post-game led to the declaration of ‘no match’.
With seconds to go in this epic match at West Park Burnie and North Hobart a point down, North Hobart Full-Forward David ‘Dickie’ Collins marked the ball at the top of the ten-yard square just before the final siren.
Before he could take his kick for what would have been a certain goal, the Wynyard supporters swarmed onto the ground and pulled out the goal posts.
After much debate the match was eventually called a no-match but not before it made national and international headlines.
North Hobart 3.8 5.11 11.17 12.19 (91)
Wynyard 1.1 9.7 10.9 13.14 (92)
GOALS – North Hobart: J. Devine (5), D. Graham (2), G. Dwyer, D. Collins, T. Woolley, I. Mills, M. Arnold. Wynyard: A. West (6), D. Templar (2), L. Clarke, D. Atkins, K. King, J. Coughlan, K. Murfet.
BEST – North Hobart: J. Devine, D. Graham, I. Mills, G. Brakey, R. Smith, K. Deayton, M. Hawkins, R. Bennett. Wynyard: P. Dell, L. Clarke, D. Cox, A. West, K. King, A. Wilson, J. Neal.
Umpire: J. Pilgrim
State Grand Final 1969, York Park, Launceston
Largest ever state final winning margin.
North Hobart 4.3 10.11 16.15 26.20 (176)
Launceston 2.3 3.6 3.12 6.13 (49)
GOALS – North Hobart: B. Smith (5), J. Wright (5), French (4), Arnold (3), G. Dwyer (3), Marshall (2), J. Devine, D. Graham, D. Keats, Herbert. Launceston: G. Tuthill (3), Leham (2), K. Coates.
BEST – North Hobart: J. Wright, G. Dwyer, M. Hawkins, D. Graham, B. Smith, Roberts. Launceston: B. Withers, Clemons, Rowbottom, Howell, A. Dunn, Wise.
Umpire: I. Batt
NORTH HOBART TEAM OF THE CENTURY
Announced August, 2000:
Ray Bailey, Matthew Brereton, Hector Brooks, Roy Cazaly (assistant coach), Noel Clarke, Jim Dalton, Garry Davidson (assistant coach), John Devine (captain), Jack Dunn (co vice-captain), Darrel Eaton, Albert Goggins, Des Graham, Peter Jones, John Leedham (co vice-captain), Peter Marquis, Don McLeod, Jack Metherell (coach), Colin Moore, John Noble, Darryn Perry, Leonard Powell, Leonard Pye, Vern Rae, Alan Rait, Noel Reid, Stan Ryan.