Tony Shaw (1969-2000)

Tony Shaw has served the NTFL with distinction since arriving in Darwin in 1969 after a successful playing career with South Adelaide and is held in the highest regard by supporters of AFL football in the NT. His football achievements include coaching the NTFL representative side on 3 occasions and the first Northern Territory Teal cup team against Queensland in 1979. He coached St Mary’s from 1969 to 1972 and again from 1975 to 1976, Nightcliff from 1972 to 1975 and again in 1976/77, North Darwin from 1977 to 1978 and Waratahs from 1981 to 1982 delivering him two premierships in 1971/72 and 1974/75. Serving as vice president of the league he was then elected as president in 1987, a position he held until his retirement in 1997. His greatest feat as president was to oversee the immensely successful relocation from Gardens Oval to the then Football Park at Marrara. Devoting much of his life to NT football, Shaw’s passion for the game whilst president played a huge role in strengthening the code of AFL in the Northern Territory. It is with honour we induct Tony Shaw into the AFLNT Hall of Fame.