Hall of Fame

Tom J. Leahy

Inducted
2002
Era
1901-1930

PLAYING RECORD

  • 151 games and 18 goals for West Adelaide, 1907 – 1909
  • 111 games and 60 goals for North Adelaide, 1910 – 1921
  • Captain of North Adelaide, 1915, 1919, 1920, 1921

PREMIERSHIPS

  • Member of North Adelaide premiership team, 1920
  • Premiership coach of Norwood, 1922, 1923 and runner up 1924

MATCHES FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA

  • 31 – Captain of South Australia, 1919, 1920, 1921

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Magarey Medallist 1913 (Runner up 3 times 1908, 1909 & 1911)
  • Best and fairest for North Adelaide, 1911, 1914, 1919
  • Life member of the SANFL, 1945

COACHING RECORD

  • Coached Norwood for three years, 1922, 1923 & 1924

ADMINISTRATION

In years later he was instrumental in setting up the original League Tribunal and Past Players and Officials Association. From 1944 until 1964 he was resident officer at the old Football House in Hindmarsh Square. He also wrote extensively about the evolution of Australian Football.