• James WILSON
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    Career: 1882
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  • Three times a Geelong premiership captain, 'Young Jim' Wilson put in a cameo appearance with Norwood in 1882 and later embarked on an extraordinary career as a racehorse trainer and owner in the manner of his Yorkshire-born father, 'Old Jim'. 'Young Jim' was born at Hamilton, Victoria, on 18 May 1856 and weighed only 25 kg when he started out as a jockey at Flemington on New Year's Day 1869. Not slim like his younger brother Bill, who became a leading rider, Jimmy was a robust 82 kg and Geelong premiership captain 10 years later. He was a member of Geelong's first premiership team in 1878 - the start of three seasons without defeat - and captain from 1879 to 1882, missing a flag only in 1881. Bill was in the team as a rover.
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  • The Visionary; Bert Baulderstone 1906 - 1972
  • Albert (Bert) William Baulderstone was born on 18 June 1906 at Longwood in the Adelaide Hills, and began his schooling at nearby Scotts Creek in 1913. Baulderstone founded a small building firm that became the largest building company in the State. He accepted the position as President of the Norwood Football Club after the death of Theo/Ted Heidenreich, in December 1962. Baulderstone had not sort the position, but took on the role after being asked to make himself available.
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