Norm Glenister

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Norm Glenister
Personal information
Date of birth 23 August 1915
Date of death 17 November 1963(1963-11-17) (aged 48)
Original team(s) Geelong West (GDFL)
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1934–40, 1945–46 Geelong 124 (262)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1946.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Norman 'Norm' Mick Glenister (23 August 1915 – 17 November 1963)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Geelong in the VFL during the 1930s and 1940s.

Whether playing as a half forward flanker, centreman or rover, Glenister was a consistent goalkicker for Geelong and bar his debut year when he played just two games never failed to kick 20 goals in a season. He missed Geelong's 1937 premiership due to injury and topped their goalkicking in 1939 with 36 goals. His best season tally however was 50 goals which he kicked in 1938. A Victorian interstate representative, he kicked five goals in a game against South Australia in 1939.

Glenister also played for Victorian Football Association club Coburg, crossing without a clearance in 1941 during the throw-pass era,[2] before returning to Geelong in 1945 after his suspension for crossing without a clearance had ended.

Glenister's brother Harold played alongside him in the same team briefly.


  1. ^ "Norm Glenister - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 27 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "League players for Coburg". The Argus. Melbourne, VIC. 17 April 1941. p. 12. 
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.

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