1999 TSFL season

The 1999 TSFL (Tasmanian State Football League) premiership season was an Australian rules football competition, staged across Tasmania, Australia over eighteen (18) roster rounds and four (4) finals series matches between 10 April and 18 September 1999. This was the fourteenth season of statewide football and the League was known as the Chickenfeed Super League under a commercial naming-rights sponsorship agreement with Chickenfeed Bargain Stores in Hobart worth A$350,000.

From this season the competition would be under the control of a new independent governing body of the sport in Tasmania named Football Tasmania as part of recommendations set down by the Australian Football League’s Biggs Report investigation into the strong decline in interest and financial disarray of the TFL competition.
In December 1998 Football Tasmania was formed and in February 1999 the Tasmanian Football League was liquidated and the new governing body assumed control of the competition.
From this season North Hobart were rebranded as the Hobart Demons under a marketing arrangement with their major sponsor Harris Scarfe (formerly FitzGerald’s) whilst New Norfolk were rebranded as the Derwent Eagles to reflect their entire region (Derwent Valley).
On 31 May, Southern Districts folded after just eighteen months due to ongoing financial difficulties and falling support whilst Derwent Eagles (New Norfolk) were excluded from the competition after this season for both financial and geographical reasons, they were paid a sum of money to leave the TSFL by Football Tasmania and joined the SFL the following season.

Interstate Match (Saturday, 19 June 1999)

1 Southern Districts were wound up at a Football Tasmania meeting on 31 May and their record (2W 6L 0D 820 For 890 Against 92.13% Points 8) was expunged; each team that had already played them and those teams who had been drawn to play them for the rest of the season were awarded four premiership points.

(Saturday, 10 April 1999)

(Saturday, 17 April & Sunday, 18 April 1999)

(Saturday, 24 April & Sunday, 25 April 1999)

(Saturday, 1 May 1999)

(Saturday, 8 May 1999)

(Saturday, 15 May & Sunday, 16 May 1999)

(Saturday, 22 May & Sunday, 23 May 1999)

(Saturday, 29 May & Sunday, 30 May 1999)

(Saturday, 5 June & Sunday, 6 June 1999)

(Saturday, 12 June & Sunday, 13 June 1999)

(Saturday, 26 June & Sunday, 27 June 1999)

(Saturday, 3 July & Sunday, 4 July 1999)

(Saturday, 10 July 1999)

(Saturday, 17 July 1999)

(Saturday, 24 July & Saturday, 31 July 1999)

(Saturday, 7 August & Sunday, 8 August 1999)

(Saturday, 14 August 1999)

Note: Clarence Football Club kick their club record TFL score.

(Friday, 20 August & Saturday, 21 August 1999)

Note: The New Norfolk/Derwent Eagles‘ final TFL match and the final TFL match at Boyer Oval.

(Saturday, 28 August 1999)

(Sunday, 29 August 1999)

(Saturday, 4 September 1999)

(Sunday, 5 September 1999)

(Sunday, 12 September 1999)

(Saturday, 18 September 1999)

Source: All scores and statistics courtesy of the Hobart Mercury, Launceston Examiner and North West Advocate publications.