What's happened with the club's Hall of Fame?

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kangaroo7

Club Legend
Mar 17, 2002
1,788
1,158
Melbourne
AFL Club
North Melbourne
How long since new members were admitted? It seems to have been forgotten. With no matches to worry about until next month this would be a good time for those who decide these things to get together and nominate some worthy additions--even via Zoom if necessary.

Before any recent players and administrators are considered, there are some from the past who have been sadly overlooked. I would like to remind the club of those who gave sterling service for little reward or success:


PLAYERS


Richard “Dickie” HOUSTON (1881-90, 97-98) 173 matches ? goals

Often called “one of the best footballers in the colony” in his time. A great rover and field leader for the club in their VFA years. Captained the team in 1890 and 1898. Also a fine cricketer.




Charles HARDY (1908-21) 224 matches ? goals

The driving force behind North’s successful VFA teams, along with Syd Barker and George Rawle. Hardy played for the club from 1908-15 and 1918-21 and was regarded as the best rover of his time. He was captain in 1914 and 1920 and vice-captain to Barker in 1915. if Barker is in the HOF, Hardy should be too.




Ronald James “Jimmy” ADAMSON (1929-41) 180 matches 13 goals

One of North’s few shining lights in the dark days of the 1920s and 1930s and one of the club’s greatest players of that era. He was a solid defender-- a back pocket specialist. Captain in 1936-37, captain-coach and B&F winner in 1940.





William “Bill” FINDLAY (1935-45) 158 matches 352 goals

Clever rover and goal-sneak. Led North during some of the war years and combined with Sid Dyer to score many goals. Played in an unsuccessful era but played in North’s first finals match in 1945.



Henry Dalziel “Dally” O’BRIEN (1938-49) 135 matches 63 goals

Utility player who could run all day. Captained North in their first ever VFL finals match. At the time he was described as “pound for pound” the best player North Melbourne had.



Peter STEWARD (1962-65, 67-70) 126 matches 10 goals

Excelled at both full-back and centre half-back. Stopped the best forwards in the game in his time. Victorian and All Australian player. He underwent the first knee reconstruction operation to be performed on a VFL player. Named in North’s Team of the Century.



ADMINISTRATORS


Richard SUTCLIFFE President 1875, 1877-81

One of the club’s founding members. Local hotel proprietor who hosted many early club meetings at his Turf Club Hotel. One of the driving forces behind re-forming the club as Hotham in 1877. He also moved the motion that the club change its name back to North Melbourne in 1888.



Alfred WOODHAM Secretary 1893-1899, 1903

Rendered exceptional service to North and to the VFA. Took over as secretary when the club was in danger of disbanding. Three times while Secretary he stepped in to play for the club when it was short of players on the day. The first Best & Fairest award introduced by the VFA was called the Woodham Cup from 1923-25.



John MEERE Secretary 1929-33. Treasurer 1935-47. President 1952-53

Basically the face of the club for many years. His smile was legendary. When cartoonists drew various animals or symbols to represent different clubs, Meere was often drawn to represent North before the kangaroo was adopted. He gave the club sterling service as Secretary and Treasurer, and stepped into the breach to serve as President when ill health forced Frank Trainor to step down.


Any others?

 

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Hojuman

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May 20, 2012
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26,374
Seoul
AFL Club
North Melbourne
How long since new members were admitted? It seems to have been forgotten. With no matches to worry about until next month this would be a good time for those who decide these things to get together and nominate some worthy additions--even via Zoom if necessary.

Before any recent players and administrators are considered, there are some from the past who have been sadly overlooked. I would like to remind the club of those who gave sterling service for little reward or success:


PLAYERS


Richard “Dickie” HOUSTON (1881-90, 97-98) 173 matches ? goals

Often called “one of the best footballers in the colony” in his time. A great rover and field leader for the club in their VFA years. Captained the team in 1890 and 1898. Also a fine cricketer.




Charles HARDY (1908-21) 224 matches ? goals

The driving force behind North’s successful VFA teams, along with Syd Barker and George Rawle. Hardy played for the club from 1908-15 and 1918-21 and was regarded as the best rover of his time. He was captain in 1914 and 1920 and vice-captain to Barker in 1915. if Barker is in the HOF, Hardy should be too.




Ronald James “Jimmy” ADAMSON (1929-41) 180 matches 13 goals

One of North’s few shining lights in the dark days of the 1920s and 1930s and one of the club’s greatest players of that era. He was a solid defender-- a back pocket specialist. Captain in 1936-37, captain-coach and B&F winner in 1940.





William “Bill” FINDLAY (1935-45) 158 matches 352 goals

Clever rover and goal-sneak. Led North during some of the war years and combined with Sid Dyer to score many goals. Played in an unsuccessful era but played in North’s first finals match in 1945.



Henry Dalziel “Dally” O’BRIEN (1938-49) 135 matches 63 goals

Utility player who could run all day. Captained North in their first ever VFL finals match. At the time he was described as “pound for pound” the best player North Melbourne had.



Peter STEWARD (1962-65, 67-70) 126 matches 10 goals

Excelled at both full-back and centre half-back. Stopped the best forwards in the game in his time. Victorian and All Australian player. He underwent the first knee reconstruction operation to be performed on a VFL player. Named in North’s Team of the Century.



ADMINISTRATORS


Richard SUTCLIFFE President 1875, 1877-81

One of the club’s founding members. Local hotel proprietor who hosted many early club meetings at his Turf Club Hotel. One of the driving forces behind re-forming the club as Hotham in 1877. He also moved the motion that the club change its name back to North Melbourne in 1888.



Alfred WOODHAM Secretary 1893-1899, 1903

Rendered exceptional service to North and to the VFA. Took over as secretary when the club was in danger of disbanding. Three times while Secretary he stepped in to play for the club when it was short of players on the day. The first Best & Fairest award introduced by the VFA was called the Woodham Cup from 1923-25.



John MEERE Secretary 1929-33. Treasurer 1935-47. President 1952-53

Basically the face of the club for many years. His smile was legendary. When cartoonists drew various animals or symbols to represent different clubs, Meere was often drawn to represent North before the kangaroo was adopted. He gave the club sterling service as Secretary and Treasurer, and stepped into the breach to serve as President when ill health forced Frank Trainor to step down.


Any others?




Who are our current H.O F.mers K7 ? Spose most of us know the obvious ones. Would assume stalwarts like the " Silver Fox & Macca / Skull are in there. If not they should be.

( good list 👍 )
 
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kangaroo7

Club Legend
Mar 17, 2002
1,788
1,158
Melbourne
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Who are our current H.O F.mers K7 ? Spose most of us know the obvious ones. Would assume stalwarts like the " Silver Fox & Macca / Skull are in there. If not they should be.

( good list 👍 )
Current members:


North Melbourne Hall of Fame Legends



Inaugural Legend in 2002
Wayne Schimmelbusch

Elevated in 2003
John Dugdale

Elevated in 2007
Dr Allen Aylett, OBE

Elevated in 2009 (Inducted in 2002 and 2003 respectively)
Keith Greig, MBE
David Dench


Elevated in 2011 (Inducted in 2002)
Les Foote

Elevated in 2012 (Inducted in 2009)
Laurie Dwyer

Elevated in 2016 (Inducted in 2011)
Anthony Stevens


North Melbourne Hall of Fame Inductees

Inducted in 2002
James Henry Gardiner
Wally Carter
Ron Joseph
Ron Barassi, AM
Ron Casey, AM MBE


Inducted in 2003
Syd Barker
Malcolm Blight, AM
Noel Teasdale
Jim Hannan


Inducted in 2009
John Lewis
Denis Pagan
Wayne Carey
Albert Mantello
John Francis (Jack) Adams
Barry Cheatley


Inducted in 2011
Syd Dyer
Frank Trainor
Kevin Dynon


Inducted in 2012
Matthew Larkin
Glenn Archer
Jock Spencer
Bob Ansett
Ross Glendinning


Inducted in 2016
Jim Krakouer
Wayne Schwass
Barry Cable
 

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