North Eastern Football Union
Years active 1938-2017
Previous Names North East Association
Final Season Clubs Scottsdale Crows

Winahlea Magpies

Stadiums Scottsdale Rec. Ground

Winnaleah Rec. Ground
2017 NEFU Season
Premiers Winneleah
Minor Premiers Winneleah
Wooden Spoon Scottsdale Crows
NEFU Medal Winner:
Highest Goal Kicker Gavin Nutting (Winneleah) 33
Total Attendance No figures available.
Average Match Attendance No figures available.

The North Eastern Football Union (NEFU) was an Australian Rules football competition in North-Eastern Tasmania, Australia.

History

Competition football began in North-Eastern Tasmania in the early 1900s during the region's tin mining boom.
There were many small associations existing in the area from Scottsdale to Goulds Country, with the many varying changes to the region during the twentieth century it had a resultant effect on the football scene.
After the NEFU formed in 1938, the competition ran until it was suspended during World War Two, football resumed in 1945.
The governing body reformed under the guidance of Harry Horsburg as Secretary and George De Haas as president. The North Eastern Football Union clubs in that era were Branxholm, Derby, Legerwood, Pioneer, Ringarooma and Winnaleah.
In 1967, Bridport Football Club joined the competition along with Scottsdale Crows (1982), Lilydale (1985), Saint Helens (1993 from the defunct Fingal District FA) and Fingal (1997).[1]

Lilydale left at the end of 2010, Ringarooma went into recess in 2012 and St Helens changed its name to East Coast Swans to have a more regional appeal in 2013. Branxholm went into recess then Bridport and East Coast joined the NTFA.

In 2017 the competition was reduced to just two clubs. In a farcical situation, Winneleah defeated Scottsdale Crows in all 12 home and away matches and the grand final. The Crows folded soon after. Winneleah applied to join the NTFA but were rejected, so the club were forced to fold.[2]

Former Clubs

2007 Ladder

North Eastern FU Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Lilydale 15 3 0 1 2503 839 298.33% 62 1st Semi St Helens 17 9 111 Winnaleah 16 6 102
Scottsdale Crows 11 3 5 0 1921 1446 132.85% 44 2nd Semi Lilydale 12 8 80 Scottsdale 8 13 61
Winnaleah 9 3 7 0 1623 1496 108.49% 36 Preliminary Scottsdale 19 20 134 St Helens 7 7 49
St Helens 7 3 9 0 1433 1720 83.31% 28 Grand Lilydale 23 11 149 Scottsdale 15 8 98
Bridport 7 3 9 0 1542 1886 81.76% 28
Branxholm 4 3 11 1 1264 1786 70.77% 18
Ringarooma 2 3 14 0 1195 2308 51.78% 8

2008 Ladder

North Eastern FU Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Lilydale 16 0 0 0 2931 756 387.70% 64 1st Semi St Helens 13 10 88 Scottsdale 11 10 76
Ringarooma 14 0 2 0 2382 1132 210.42% 56 2nd Semi Lilydale 19 13 127 Ringarooma 9 15 69
Scottsdale Crows 10 0 6 0 1769 1531 115.55% 40 Preliminary Ringarooma 12 13 85 St Helens 10 13 73
St Helens 7 0 9 0 1740 1554 111.97% 28 Grand Ringarooma 16 8 104 Lilydale 10 8 68
Winnaleah 7 0 9 0 1263 1920 65.78% 28
Bridport 2 0 14 0 1094 2403 45.53% 8
Branxholm 0 0 16 0 838 2721 30.80% 0

2009 Ladder

North Eastern FU Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Lilydale 13 0 2 1 2413 953 253.20% 54 1st Semi Ringarooma 14 14 98 Branxholm 3 7 25
Winnaleah 13 0 3 0 1677 1119 149.87% 52 2nd Semi Lilydale 14 14 98 Winnaleah 5 8 38
Ringarooma 10 0 5 1 1814 1050 172.76% 42 Preliminary Winnaleah 6 6 42 Ringarooma 2 9 21
Branxholm 10 0 6 0 1713 1236 138.59% 40 Grand Lilydale 21 17 143 Winnaleah 8 6 54
St Helens 5 0 11 0 1187 1621 73.23% 20
Bridport 2 0 14 0 998 1987 50.23% 8
Scottsdale Crows 2 0 14 0 613 2449 25.03% 8

2010 Ladder

North Eastern FU Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Lilydale 14 3 2 0 2394 897 266.89% 56 1st Semi Ringarooma 15 8 98 Branxholm 10 13 73
St Helens 12 3 4 0 1728 1264 136.71% 48 2nd Semi Lilydale 19 18 132 St Helens 12 9 81
Branxholm 8 3 7 1 1541 1533 100.52% 34 Preliminary Ringarooma 6 8 44 St Helens 3 9 27
Ringarooma 8 3 7 1 1300 1304 99.69% 34 Grand Lilydale 12 7 79 Ringarooma 11 7 73
Winnaleah 7 3 9 0 1317 1452 90.70% 28
Bridport 6 3 10 0 1375 1720 79.94% 24
Scottsdale Crows 0 3 16 0 779 2264 34.41% 0

2011 Ladder

North Eastern FU Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Ringarooma 14 0 2 0 1909 908 210.24% 56 1st Semi Winnaleah 7 10 52 Bridport 6 6 42
Branxholm 13 0 3 0 1552 913 169.99% 52 2nd Semi Ringarooma 12 12 84 Branxholm 6 9 45
Winnaleah 8 0 8 0 1346 1257 107.08% 32 Preliminary Winnaleah 17 7 109 Branxholm 8 8 56
Bridport 7 0 9 0 1318 1490 88.46% 28 Grand Winnaleah 13 9 87 Ringarooma 9 6 60
St Helens 6 0 10 0 1260 1584 79.55% 24
Scottsdale Crows 0 0 16 0 711 1944 36.57% 0

2012 Ladder

North Eastern FU Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Winnaleah 14 0 2 0 1444 864 167.13% 56 1st Semi Bridport 7 16 58 St Helens 4 12 36
Branxholm 10 0 6 0 1299 1184 109.71% 40 2nd Semi Winnaleah 15 12 102 Branxholm 5 9 39
Bridport 7 0 9 0 1113 1158 96.11% 28 Preliminary Bridport 14 7 91 Branxholm 8 7 55
St Helens 5 0 11 0 1063 1383 76.86% 20 Grand Winnaleah 16 10 106 Bridport 9 6 60
Scottsdale Crows 4 0 12 0 969 1299 74.60% 16


2013 Ladder

North Eastern FU Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Bridport 12 0 4 0 1472 1160 126.90% 48 1st Semi Branxholm 9 8 62 East Coast Swans 7 9 51
Winnaleah 11 0 5 0 1286 977 131.63% 44 2nd Semi Bridport 11 13 79 Winnaleah 10 9 69
Branxholm 9 0 7 0 1445 1261 114.59% 36 Preliminary Winnaleah 7 7 49 Branxholm 6 7 43
East Coast 8 0 8 0 1671 1092 153.02% 32 Grand Bridport 8 12 60 Winnaleah 7 11 53
Scottsdale Crows 0 0 16 0 582 1966 29.60% 0


2014 Ladder

North Eastern FU Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Branxholm 14 4 2 0 1791 724 247.38% 56 1st Semi Winnaleah 10 16 76 Bridport 3 6 24
East Coast 12 4 4 0 1546 962 160.71% 48 2nd Semi Branxholm 14 7 91 East Coast Swans 10 8 68
Bridport 6 4 9 1 971 1412 68.77% 26 Preliminary East Coast Swans 12 9 81 Winnaleah 9 13 67
Winnaleah 5 4 10 1 1072 1470 72.93% 22 Grand Branxholm 9 15 69 East Coast Swans 6 12 48
Scottsdale Crows 2 4 14 0 794 1606 49.44% 8


2015 Ladder

North Eastern FU Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Bridport 15 0 1 0 2101 741 283.54% 60 1st Semi Scottsdale Crows 11 14 80 Winnaleah 9 6 60
East Coast 12 0 4 0 1774 955 185.76% 48 2nd Semi Bridport 12 14 86 East Coast Swans 6 11 47
Scottsdale Crows 6 0 10 1 946 1678 56.38% 26 Preliminary East Coast Swans 9 15 69 Scottsdale Crows 6 7 43
Winnaleah 1 0 15 1 699 1819 38.43% 6 Grand Bridport 12 13 85 East Coast Swans 7 9 51
Branxholm 0 0 4 0 72 399 18.05% 0


2016 Ladder

North Eastern FU Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Bridport 12 0 2 0 1535 798 192.36% 48 1st Semi East Coast Swans 14 5 89 Scottsdale Crows 9 10 64
Winnaleah 11 0 3 0 1279 735 174.01% 44 2nd Semi Bridport 13 6 84 Winnaleah 8 10 58
East Coast 5 0 9 0 859 1145 75.02% 20 Preliminary Winnaleah 11 14 80 East Coast Swans 4 0 24
Scottsdale Crows 0 0 14 0 761 1756 43.34% 0 Grand Winnaleah 9 11 65 Bridport 6 12 48

2017 Ladder

North Eastern FU Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Winnaleah 12 0 0 0 1819 325 559.69% 48 Grand Winnaleah 24 21 165 Scottsdale Crows 3 2 20
Scottsdale Crows 0 0 12 0 325 1819 17.87% 0

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