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Syd SIMEON

STATISTICS

Guernsey Number: 28
Career: 1965
NFC Games: 1
NFC Goals: 2
Debut: v Woodville (Woodville) 17th April 1965
Finale: v Woodville (Woodville) 17th April 1965

 

Syd (or Sid) Simeon was recruited by Norwood from the Perth Football Club. He had made his senior debut in the WAFL in 1964, having progressed through the club's junior grades.
 
After playing eight games in his first season, he transferred to the Parade along with three other members of the Perth FC - Kerry Corrigan, Gary McCormack and George Pickering. Newly appointed coach Haydn Bunton (Swan Districts) was cleared at the same time. They all received their clearances in late March 1965.
 
Described as a strong, leaping full forward, Simeon played for the Redlegs in the opening round of the 1965 season. Unfortunately, Norwood lost the away game to Woodville and, despite kicking two goals, Simeon was dropped to the Reserves the following week. He did not play League football again and saw the year out in the Reserves.
 
In the last minor round game of the League season, Simeon was a spectator in the crucial Norwood versus Central District clash played on the Adelaide Oval. At the end of the game, it is alleged he jumped the fence and was involved in an "altercation" with umpire Brian Lees; Norwood lost the game by four points.
 
Simeon returned to Western Australia and resumed his association with the Perth club.

Syd Simeon died on 15 May 2013

* Picture kindly supplied by WA football historian  Greg Wardell-Johnson

R Cialini June 2017



 

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