The Lauderdale Football Club was formed in 1948 and were known as the Lauderdale Cats until 2004 when the Essendon Bombers aligned with Lauderdale, changing the club’s name to the Lauderdale Bombers.
The club has been a member of the Southern Football League (SFL) since 1996 after being a member of other various leagues, such as the Tasman Football Association (1979–80) and was a member of the Tasmanian Amateur Football League (Southern Division) prior to 1996.
The Essendon alignment coincided with the clubs entry into the Southern Football League’s Premier League and the club started the 2004 season as the Lauderdale Bombers. Lauderdale was included as a member of AFL Tasmania’s new Tasmanian State League (TSL) competition in 2009.
Lauderdale Oval, Lauderdale
Lauderdale is a town on the outskirts of Hobart in Tasmania. The town is situated on the eastern side of a thin Isthmus that connects the South Arm peninsula to the mainland. It faces Ralphs Bay, and the majority of Lauderdale’s population live along Roches Beach, which faces Frederick Henry Bay. Along with nearby Seven Mile Beach, it is a popular residential area for people working in the Hobart CBD.