Well-decorated NTFA stalwart, Geoff Skeggs, has been rewarded for over two decades of service with life membership to the association.
Playing over 600 games across stints at East Launceston, South Launceston, Rocherlea, Winnaleah and Evandale, Skeggs became just the ninth person to receive the honour - with his nomination approved at the annual general meeting.
Taking a seat on the NTFA board after his playing days ended in 1998, the new inductee took part in the association's first-ever representative clash, taking on Collingwood in 1986 - fueling a passion for representative football.
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This passion saw him installed as a selector for the Tasmanian under-23 sides and in 2011, the All-Australian under-23 side, a sign of his commitment to the footballing future of both the state and the country.
Described as a character with "down-to-earth wisdom", the football veteran's time on the board has seen several sides come and go, with his input and advice always valued.
Skeggs coached Evandale to its last senior premiership in 1993 in the Esk Deloraine Football Association, strolling through the season undefeated and assembling a side described as one of the greatest to play for the Eagles.
Robert Anderson, Clarrie Boon, George Gowans, David Gunn, Greg Hay, Graeme Khan, Charles Piper, Michael Wise, Geoff Skeggs
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