Noel Clarke (footballer)

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Noel Clarke
Noel Clarke 1952.jpg
Personal information
Full name Noel Clarke
Date of birth (1930-12-26) 26 December 1930 (age 86)
Original team(s) North Launceston
Height / weight 180 cm, 81 kg
Position(s) Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1951–1955 Melbourne 77 (155)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1955.
Career highlights
  • 1955 VFL premiership player
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Noel Clarke (born 26 December 1930) is a former Australian rules footballer who played in the Victorian Football League (VFL) and in Tasmania.

Career begins in Tasmania[edit]

Clarke signed with North Launceston at the start of the 1949 season,[1] won the club's best first-year player award,[2] and was among the better players on Grand Final day when North won the NTFA premiership.[3] He was a star player the next season too when North Launceston won the State Premiership as well as another NTFA title.[4]

Moves to Melbourne[edit]

Noel Clarke joined Melbourne in 1951 and played most games at full forward. He played a major role in the 1955 Melbourne premiership side by kicking three goals in the Grand Final.

Return to Tasmania[edit]

In early 1956 Clarke was cleared by Melbourne to play with North Hobart in the TFL competition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "N. CLARKE JOINS NTH. L'TON.". Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 – 1954). Launceston, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 16 March 1949. p. 13. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "NORTH'S BEST MITCHELL.". Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 – 1954). Launceston, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 22 November 1949. p. 9 Section: The Examiner WOMEN'S SECTION. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "N.T.F.A. Grand Final Details.". Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 – 1954). Launceston, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 26 September 1949. p. 11. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "[No heading].". Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 – 1954). Launceston, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 9 October 1950. p. 16. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 

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