Lindsay Gladsone BUGG


Guernsey Number: 14, 21, 17
Career: 1941 to 1946
NFC Games: 22
NFC Goals: 1
Debut: v South Adelaide (Norwood) 26th April 1941
Finale: v Sturt (Norwood) 7th September 1946


Wartime competition 1942-1944
Norwood-North games: 14
Norwood-North goals: 0

Lindsay Bugg was invited out to train with South Adelaide in March 1937. A rover from Wasleys, he had won the Mail Medal for the best and fairest player in the Adelaide Plains Association the previous season.

In 1937-1938 he played two league games for South.

Bugg then moved to Norwood and made his senior debut for his new club in Round 1, 1941. He played 10 games in his first year and was the recipient of the services rendered award. Norwood won the premiership in 1941 although Bugg was not a member of the Grand Final side.

Bugg also played for Norwood-North in the South Australian World War II competition. He played all 13 minor round games in 1942 and the first game of 1943. However he was unavailable for long periods due to Air Force duties during the war.

After the war, the reliable defender had another solid season in 1946, making 12 senior appearances for the powerful Norwood line-up that again won the flag, but again he was not selected for the Grand Final.

For the second time he received a services rendered award in a premiership year.

In 1948 he was cleared to West Torrens.

R. Cialini  February, 2022

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