Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game



Official name
The Friends' School Old Boys Football Club

Known as



Red and blue


Affiliations (Historical)
Tasmanian Amateur Football League (TAFL) 1947–1986; Old Scholars Football Association (OSFA) 1987–2005

Most Games
261 by Greg Smith


The Friends' School Old Boys Football Club was formed in 1932, and was an inaugural member the same year of the Public School Old Boys Football Association. The club reached its first grand final in 1937 when it overcame Hutchins by 19 points. After losing the following year’s grand final to Hutchins, Friends added a second PSOBFA premiership in 1939, once again at Hutchins’ expense.

In 1946 the PSOBFA was renamed the Tasmanian Amateur Football League Southern Division. Friends had a disappointing time for several years, but a losing grand final clash with St Virgil’s in 1954 was a prelude to almost a decade of consistent success which, in addition to half a dozen local premierships, saw the side claim the state amateur title five times.

After defeating Oglivie Tech Old Scholars by 2 goals in the 1962 grand final Friends did not again go top until 1989, by which time they were competing in the Old Scholars Football Association. Further premierships in this competition followed in 1990, 1991 and 1997. However, early in the 2006 season, after struggling badly for some years, Friends was forced to withdraw from the competition owing to a lack of players.


John Devaney - Full Points Publications



* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
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