Clarence CURYER


Guernsey Number: 6
Career: 1932 to 1933
NFC Games: 33
NFC Goals: 1
Debut: v Port Adelaide (Norwood) 7th May 1932
Finale: v West Torrens (Adelaide) 14th October 1933

South Australian Games: 4
VFL/AFL Clubs: St Kilda


By the time Clarence Curyer moved to Norwood from Jamestown, he was already highly regarded and his recruitment was seen as a major coup for the club.

Curyer missed the opening round with a leg strain but made his debut in the first ruck in the second round when he aggravated his injury and missed more games. However by the end of the season, he had played well enough to win the club's "Best Placed Man" award.
In 1933, Curyer played in all 21 league games and won the club's "Best User of the Ball" trophy.He also was selected to represent South Australia in the Sydney Carnival and played in all four games at half back.
In what was to be his last match for Norwood, he was one of the best players on the ground, playing across the full back line in Norwood's Grand Final loss to West Torrens.
The following season he asked to be transferred to St. Kilda, but his clearance attempts were denied and he ended up standing out for the entire 1934 season.
Cleared in 1935, Curyer went on to play 104 games for St. Kilda, kicking 58 goals. He played mainly as a back pocket, with the odd run in the mid-field.
In the middle of the 1941 season, Curyer asked to be cleared to Preston in the Victoria Football Association, but the Victoria Football League and St Kilda knocked back the application twice. Eventually the VFA granted him a permit to play, despite the VFL not having cleared him.

R Cialini May 2014

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