Sidney Victor SIMMONS


Guernsey Number: 13, 20
Career: 1926 to 1927
NFC Games: 22
NFC Goals: 0
Debut: v Sturt (Unley) 1st May 1926
Finale: v West Torrens (Thebarton) 3rd September 1927


Sidney Victor Simmons was born in Maylands and played junior football in the West Adelaide district, before progressing to the West Adelaide seniors.
He made his league debut in Round 5, 1922.  Named on a wing for the game against South Adelaide, he was high on the list of best players.
Simmons was at West Adelaide during 1922-23, 1925, and made 27 league appearances.
He missed a lot of football after becoming ill with rheumatic fever late in 1923 but returned to the West Adelaide league side in 1925.
Simmons was granted a clearance from West Adelaide to Norwood in early April 1926. He had lived at Kensington Gardens for more than a year and had met the residential qualifications.
He played his first league game for Norwood in the opening round of the 1926 season. A clever left-footer, quick and tenacious, he played 10 games in 1926, and 12 the following season.

Selected as a wingman, defender or rover, Simmons was named Norwood's " Best all-round player" for 1927.
In March, 1928 he was admitted to the Adelaide Hospital, after breaking his arm in a motor-cycling accident.
Simmons was also an accomplished tennis player for the Tranmere club

R Cialini Nov 2018


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