Bracknell Recreation Ground
Northern Tasmanian Football Association (NTFA) since 1998
Red and white
Esk Football Association (EFA) - 1937-8-9, 1946, 1949, 1956-7, 1959-60-1-2-3-4-5, 1982 (15 total); Central Esk Football Association (CEFA) - 1945 (1 total); Esk-Deloraine Football Association (EDFA) - 1985, 1994, 1997 (3 total)
The Redlegs have a proud record dating back to shortly after the first world war. They were one of the Esk Football Association’s most successful clubs for over half a century, contesting twenty-two senior grand finals for fifteen wins. The success continued after the EFA merged with the Deloraine Football Association to form the Esk Deloraine Football Association in 1984. The merged competition endured for fourteen years, during which time Bracknell enjoyed continuous membership, contesting five senior grand finals for wins in 1985, 1994 and 1997. The club also won a reserves and two under sixteens flags. In Ricki Shelton, the Redlegs had the EDFA most decorated footballer. Shelton won four competition best and fairest awards, one more than Perth’s Bruno Zelesco.
Since 1998 Bracknell has been a member of the Northern Tasmanian Football Association. The club currently competes in division one. It reached a grand final in 2008, but lost to perennial power club George Town by 7 goals.
John Devaney - Full Points Publications