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Glen HEIDENREICH

STATISTICS

Guernsey Number: 24, 19
Career: 1949 to 1952
NFC Games: 34
NFC Goals: 6
Debut: v Glenelg (Norwood) 16th July 1949
Finale: v Sturt (Norwood) 23rd August 1952

 

Norwood lost two stalwarts within a month with the deaths of brothers Earle and Glen Heidenreich in 2016.
Earle, a member of the 1948 premiership team, was 89 when he died at Cummins on the 24th May.  Glen, 86, passed away on the 17th June.

Grandsons of the legendary Ted Heidenreich, Norwood President from 1940 to 1962, the brothers played under captain-coach Jack Oatey - sometimes in the same team - and never lost their enthusiasm for the Norwood Football Club.
Glen was born on the 16th January 1930.  

A wingman/half-forward, he played 34 league games between 1949-1951 and kicked six goals.  He was cited in the annual report for services rendered in 1949, 1950 and 1951. He went on to play a couple of seasons with South Adelaide.
Earle and Glen were family men with strong Christian values. Their father, Aubrey, moved from Salisbury to Cummins in  the early 1930s and carried on the family tradition by establishing a flour mill there.  Glen could carry a heavy bag of flour in each hand.

He became a builder in Adelaide.  He built his own house at Hallett Cove and restored the Christian retreat Manoah at Upper Sturt.

Both brothers were all-round sportsmen and enjoyed fishing together at Coffin Bay, where Glen built a holiday house for Earle.

P Robins Oct 2016

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