NTFA inducts 22 club greats to legends list

The group of NTFA Living Legends at Saturday night's award dinner at Country Club Tasmania. Picture: BRODIE WEEDING

The group of NTFA Living Legends at Saturday night's award dinner at Country Club Tasmania. Picture: BRODIE WEEDING

THE NTFA added 22 inductees to its list of Living Legends at the fourth biennial dinner held at Country Club Tasmania on Saturday.

Existing NTFA division 1 and 2 clubs and former clubs City-South and East Launceston each nominated a living legend for outstanding service to their clubs.

More than 300 people attended the dinner.

"It's to recognise someone who is a living legend who is present on the night to collect their trophies and we had a powerpoint presentation on each one on the big screen, which was shown during the dinner," NTFA general manager Robert Anderson said.

"However, this year sadly, Evandale's nomination Ronald Lewis unfortunately passed away during the week.

"It doesn't matter what the person does whether it is boot-studder or hotdog cook, coach or committee member - it's whoever the club thinks are deserving of the honour."

Anderson said the NTFA tried to keep the identities of the living legends a secret until they were revealed on the night.

"On the night we get them altogether and they are introduced to the crowd with each one piped in by a piper on bagpipes and during the dinner the individual presentations are made.

"Over the years we've had some great names like Bob Withers and Graeme Wilkinson and the honour is well-deserved by all who receive it."

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