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The club has a rich and successful heritage and provided thousands of local players with a game of football and made a substantial sporting, cultural and business contribution to North Hobart, the City of Hobart and the State of Tasmania.

North Hobart was the first football club to be inducted into the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame and is the second most successful club in Australia behind Port Adelaide.

North Hobart past players and officials have achieved notable success on and off the field. While the club has fed more than 50 players to AFL/VFL leagues it has also seen a number go on to be extremely successful in business and politics including the late premier, Jim Bacon.

Among the 50 players who have elevated to VFL/AFL football include champion goal kicker Alan Rait, Peter Jones who played senior 249 games for Carlton and later coached that club and Sydney Swans star player Paul Williams.
In 2003 Bill Morrison was drafted to Collingwood with their number one selection and Simon Taylor made his AFL debut for Hawthorn in 2005. Colin Garland made his AFL debut for Melbourne in 2007 while from 2008’s list Liam Jones was drafted to the Western Bulldogs and Tom Allwright went to the Geelong rookie list. In 2009 Marcus Davies was drafted to Carlton. Sam Darley was drafted to GWS as a 17 year old in 2010 and Brendon Bolton, NHFC’s last premiership coach, is now the coach of Carlton.

North Hobart Demons

Home Ground
North Hobart Oval, 5 Ryde Street, North Hobart

Hobart is the capital and most populous city of Tasmania. Founded in 1803 as a penal colony, Hobart is Australia’s second oldest capital city after Sydney. The city is located in the state’s southeast on the estuary of the Derwent River, making it the most southern of Australia’s capital cities. Its harbour forms the second-deepest natural port in the world. The city was named after Lord Hobart (1760 – 1816), the Colonial Secretary.