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James WOODING

STATISTICS

Guernsey Number: 16
Career: 1954
NFC Games: 1
NFC Goals: 0
Debut: v West Torrens (Thebarton) 5th June 1954
Finale: v West Torrens (Thebarton) 5th June 1954

 

Jim Wooding was a keen Redleg supporter since his early days at St Morris Public School.  

A tall, red-haired forward, he played Colts football with the likes of Bob Fosdike, Peter Aish, Jim Liebelt, Gordon Couch and Ken Horsnell, but he sat on the bench throughout his only league game.  Jim's explanation for his truncated career at Norwood was that, emboldened by a few ales, he had asked coach Jack Oatey's wife, Mary, for a dance at a club social and they had slipped over on the dance floor.  

Jim was cleared to North Adelaide and later became an amateur league umpire.  He also played cricket for East Torrens as a legspinner.

P Robins Dec 2015
 


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