Sid Goodwin

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Sid Goodwin
Sid Goodwin 1939.jpg
Personal information
Full name Sidney Albert Goodwin
Nickname Snowy , Good Win
Born 1915
Died 24 March 1980
Wollongong, New South Wales
Playing information
Position Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1933–42 Balmain 118 86 2 0 262
1943–45 Newtown 41 42 126 262
Total 159 128 128 0 524
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1938–40 New South Wales 9 9 0 0 27
1935 Australia 3 2 0 0 6

Sid Goodwin (1915–1980), was Australian rugby league footballer of the 1930s and 1940s. He played on the wing for the Balmain and Newtown clubs in the New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership and also represented New South Wales and Australia. Goodwin played 11 seasons for the Balmain Tigers between 1933-1942 then moved to the Newtown Jets for 3 seasons between 1943-1945. He was selected to play for New South Wales in 1938, 1939, 1940 and 1944.

Balmain[edit]

n 1935, Goodwin took Balmain's club record for most tries in a match with 5 against University on 4 April. Also in 1935, he was also selected to represent Australia in all three Tests against New Zealand. He is listed on the Australian Players Register as kangaroo No. 199.[1] In 1936 he played in his first Grand Final, scoring a try in Balmain's loss to Easts.

Balmain Premiers 1939 - Captain Sid Goodwin

In 1939 Goodwin was the premiership's top try-scorer and also captained the Balmain side that won the 1939 Grand Final. By the time he left Balmain he'd set the club's records for most tries in a season and most career tries. Goodwin was inducted into the Balmain Tigers Hall of Fame on 20 March 2007.

Newtown[edit]

After moving to Newtown in 1943, Goodwin enjoyed further premiership success in NSWRFL season 1943, scoring a double in that year's Grand Final. He was again the League's top try-scorer in 1943 and 1944. In 1944 he again played for Newtown Jets in the Grand Final, but failed to win against his old club, Balmain.

Post-playing[edit]

Goodwin lived for most of his life in Marrickville, New South Wales, but moved to Windang, New South Wales in his retirement. He died there on 24 March 1980, age 65. He was cremated at Wollongong Crematorium on the 26 March 1980.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ ARL Annual Report 2005. page 53