Harry Simpson found it hard to break into the Norwood senior team as a ruckman but enjoyed later success with Tasmania.
Fresh from coaching Tantanoola in 1961, Harry came into a Norwood squad which boasted ruckmen of the ilk of Bill Wedding, Geoff Feehan and Mark Skinner. After just one league match, Harry was relegated to the Reserves, where he won the 1962 goalkicking trophy with 35 goals from 21 games, finishing one goal ahead of the up-and-coming Doug Turbill.
Harry moved to the Wynyard club in Tasmania the following season and earned selection in the state team which defeated Western Australia by 15 points, 9.10 to 6.13, before a Subiaco crowd of 20,000 on 8 June 1963. His profile in the WAFL Football Budget lists him as 24 years old, 6 ft 2 in and 14 stone. It describes him as a strong ruckman who has enjoyed a good season since coming to Tasmania from Norwood. “ Excellent tap from the ruck and works hard all the time. A sure mark and reliable kick.”
Another member of that Tasmanian team was Phil Stephens, Norwood full forward from 1960 to 1962
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