The Tamworth Australian Football League (TAFL) began in 1997 as a Tamworth local league with just four teams competing, the foundation clubs being the Prime Magpies, David Mitchell Swans, Courthouse Eagles and Nuttsy's Bulldogs. In 1999, Nuttsy's Bulldogs were renamed to the Cargill Kangaroos, and in 2002 the Cargill Kangaroos were again renamed to today’s Tamworth Kangaroos. The Tamworth Kangaroos play in the AFL North-West NSW competition and compete against Armidale, Gunnedah, Inverell, Moree, Narrabri and our cross town rivals, the Tamworth Swans. We are fortunate enough to boast a Mens team, Womens team and a Juniors team.
We are a very successful club in the competition with never having missed the finals and winning 4 premierships from 7 grand finals appearances in the last 12 years. The Mens finished 3rd in the 4 other years in that period. During this period, we have also received many individual awards including 2 coach of the year, 7 league best and fairest, 5 best on ground grand final day, 5 leading goal kicker, 2 rising star and 2 sporting pulse awards. Not to mention, our Womens team made it to the Grand Final in their first season.
We are both a family club and a very social club and for the 2017 season, we secured a new sponsor: The Tamworth Hotel. The Tamworth hosts our after-match presentations and is also where the team, officials, volunteers, families & friends wine, dine and socialise each weekend. The club has several functions each season which span across nearly the entire year and not just the footy season. We hold numerous Come and Try days, and other days such as Registration Day, Sponsors’ Day, Old Boys’ Day and Ladies’ Day. We have a host of other social events throughout the year, including our Annual Christmas Party.
The people in this club are found to represent the heart and soul of Tamworth living with a wide cross section of community members involved from business identities, hard-working people, local families and young people with big futures. It has been and remains to be a club that attracts and welcomes new people to the club and the region.
We strive to make footy all it can be and we work hard at continuing to raise the profile of AFL, both in our region and in New South Wales itself.
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Out we come, out we come, out we come to play,
Just for recreation sake to pass the time away,
Heaps of fun, loads of fun, enjoy yourself today,
The Rooboys will be hard to beat when they come out to play,
Join in the chorus, sing it one and all,
Join in the chorus, the Roos are on the ball,
Good old Rooboys as champions we will be,
The Rooboys will be Premiers, just you wait and see!