Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame

PFC Player/Team Inductees

Bill Fielding (2005)

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Position: Full back, centre half back

Games: 432 (PFC games record holder)

Bill commenced his career with Penguin in 1972 in the Under 17s before advancing through the Under 19s to the Seniors in 1974, aged 17. Bill played a club record 422 games, winning the Best & Fairest awards in 1980, 1984 and 1988. He also experienced the exhilaration of Premiership victories in 1977, 1980 and 1985.  Bill captained Penguin from 1980 to 1984 and then 1987 until 1991 and represented the NWFU on 6 occasions. He coached Penguin in 1981, 1982 and 1990.

Michael Gale (2005)

Fitzroy (1985-1993) & Richmond (1994-1998)DOB: 21/12/1966

Height: 188cms

Weight: 93kg

Position: Half back

Games: Fitzroy 105 (29 goals), Richmond 91 (20 goals)

Photo to be posted when available Ricky Smith (2005)

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Ricky played 81 Senior games for Penguin out of a career total of 370. He won three consecutive club Best & Fairest awards from 1971 to 1973 and the Wander Medal in 1972. Ricky represented the NWFU 12 times and was selected in the Tasmanian side on 5 occasions. The strong high marking defender also spent time at Wynyard and was inducted into the NWFU 200 Club in 1976.

Photo to be posted when available Barry Strange (2005)

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One of Tasmania’s most brilliant and respected players in a career spanning over 385 games. A tremendous mark and reliable kick, Barry was rarely beaten in one on one contests. Barry was Penguin Senior Coach from 1958 to 1960 in which he played 45 club games in addition to representing both the NWFU and the State. Barry was a key member in the first Tasmanian team to defeat Victoria in 1960. He also had the distinction of All-Australian selection during his distinguished career.

Warren ‘Put’ Mc Carthy (2006)DOB:

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After a distinguished playing career with Cooee, Warren was appointed Senior coach in 1976. After winning the pre-season Lightning Premiership, the club had a greatly improved year reaching the NWFU Grand final, but were defeated by arch rival Ulverstone. Season 1977 saw the club go one step further to win their first Premiership in 45 years by defeating Cooee at Devonport. Penguin then beat Scottsdale to win the Northern State Premiership. Warren also showed his immense capabilities as a top order coach by winning Premierships with Cooee in 1982 and 1984 and was appointed coach of the Burnie Hawks in their debut year in the TFL. Warren played a total of 265 games with Cooee and Penguin.

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Dynamic rover who was recruited from New Town in the TFL. Bob was appointed Penguin Senior coach from 1951 to 1955 playing 66 club games and representing the NWFU on 6 occasions. During his career, Bob also played 15 State games and was runner-up in the NWFU Goal Kicking Award in 1953, 1954 and 1955. His exquisite ball handling, pace and immaculate disposal will ensure his legendary status as one of Tasmania’s greatest players.

Tim Evans (2008)

Geelong (1971-74)DOB: 13/08/1953

Height: 189cms

Weight: 96kg

Position: Half back

Games: 59 (26 goals)

Tim went on to play 248 games with Port Adelaide (1975-86) and kicked 1,044 goals. He represented SA seven times and kicked 25 goals. In 2000, Tim was selected as full forward in Port Adelaide’s Greatest Team 1870-2000.

Russell Robertson (2010)

Melbourne (1997-2009)DOB: 24/11/1978

Height: 187cms

Weight: 91kg

Position: Forward

Games: 228 (428 games)

Melbourne leading goal kicker: 2001, 2005, 2007

Photo to be posted when available Mark ‘Bill’ Williams (2012)

North Melbourne (1977-1978), Footscray (1979)DOB: 7/10/1957

Height: 194cms

Weight: 107kg

Position: Forward

Games: North Melbourne 4, Footscray 5 (1 goal)

Kevin ‘Doola’ King (2014)

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PFC Team Inductees

1977 Premiership Team
BACK ROW: Reg Peebles (trainer), Phil Lade, Ross Plapp, Peter French, Jack Conway (President), Martin Anstee, Peter Looney, Stephen Wilcox, David Langmaid, Roy Close (trainer)

CENTRE: Don French (trainer), Kevin King, Wayne Manson, Warren ‘Putt’ McCarthy (Capt/Coach), Garry Cowmeadow, Bruce Howard, Terry Owens, Chris Fielding, Jack Fielding (trainer)

FRONT ROW: Garry Stubbs, Kevin Creedon, Bill Fielding, Barry Valentine, Ricky Watt