Paul Sproule – Tasmanian Football ICON

By Damien Dillon | November 14th, 2018 |

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PAUL SPROULE
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HALL OF FAME HONOUR ROLL

ICON: Paul Sproule

Hobart/Essendon/Richmond/Sandy Bay, midfielder, 1962-85.

60 games, 60 goals, Essendon, 1967-71.

86 games, 93 goals, Richmond, 1972-75.

99 games, Hobart, 1962-66.

31 games, Sandy Bay, 1976-78.

Three representative matches for Tasmania, 1976-77.

Richmond coach, 1985 (22 games: 9 wins, 13 losses).

Hobart coach, 1980-81 (38 games: 20 wins, 18 losses).

Sandy Bay captain-coach, 1976-78; coach, 1983-84 (102 games: 72 wins, 29 losses, one draw).

Richmond VFL premierships, 1973 and 1974.

Hobart TANFL premierships, 1963 and 1966 (player) and 1980 (coach).

Sandy Bay TANFL premierships, 1976, 1977 and 1978.

Life member, Richmond Football Club, 2013

 

1959

 

 

  

1959 – Under 15 TFL Representative Team – Paul was Captain of
this side and is pictured seated 5th from the left

 

1961


Macalburn Football Team

1962

  
Paul Sproule’s 1st Senior game versus North Hobart – 7th April 1962

1963


1964
1965

1966

  


9th April 1966

 

1976


  


  

1976 – Tasmanian Team v New South Wales – 1st game for Tasmania

(Sunday, 11 July 1976)

  • New South Wales 18.23 (131) v Tasmania 18.13 (121) –  at Sydney Showground, Sydney.


1977

    

 

Paul Sproule Captained / Coached Tasmania in 1977

1978
1979

1980

1981

1982

1983
1984