Note: A special thank you Michael Barfoot of the NTFL for his assistance in the Club history coordination.
The Nightcliff Football Club was originally formed as the Works and Housing Football Club in 1950 and competed in the 1950/51 season. As the NTFL consisted of only the League competition until the Reserves Grade was started in 1953/54, and the Senior Colts competition established in 1956/57, the Works and Housing Club was established to give fringe players and a number of younger players who could not get a game with Buffaloes, the opportunity to play in the NTFL competition.
The club was renamed Nightcliff Football Club in 1963/64. The fledgling club played in its first finals series in the 1951/52 season reaching the preliminary final. The club lost the 2nd semi final to Buffaloes and then lost the preliminary final to Wanderers. [More] (pdf 105Kb)