Full Name: NORM DICKSON
Date of Birth: 08/10/1915
Height: 183 cm ( 6-0 )
Weight: 86 kg ( 13-8 )
Debut: 22/08/1936, Round 16, Hawthorn
Last Game: 09/09/1939, Round SF, St Kilda
Total Games: 28
Total Goals: 25
Total Games: 59
Total Goals: 170
Honours: Club Leading Goalkicker 1935 Goals 42, 1936 Goals 70, 1937 Goals 36, VFL Reserves Leading Goalkicker 1936 Goals 70, VFL Reserves Representative Team VS Western Australia 1936.
Norman played mostly as a full-forward, or half-forward, but was starved of more senior opportunities due to regular full-forward, Jack TITUS, being so consistent. He only played football at school and it was through his cricket association with Jack BAGGOTT that he was able to obtain an invitation to train with Richmond. Norm eventually joined Richmond in 1935 and in one Reserves’ game during 1936, he kicked 14 goals against Fitzroy and later went on to win the VFL Reserves’ Grade Goalkicking award. He also represented the VFL Seconds team against Western Australia. In senior football, his highest individual goal tally was 5 against Footscray an South Melbourne in Rounds 13 and 15 of 1939. He was also a member of Richmond’s semi-final team in 1939.
He played Senior X! District Cricket with Northcote between 1933 and 1952. During that time, he scored 681 runs and took 48 wickets. His highest score was 58 not out and his best bowling performance was 6 for 19. Essentially a fast medium bowler, he later coached the Northcote senior side. He is a Life Member of the Northcote Cricket Club and the Victorian Cricket Association. He has also acted as a cricket coach since 1937.
He also umpired in the Victorian Amateur Competition where he officiated in one Grand Final. He represented Victoria at baseball and also played in two Premierships with the Northcote Baseball Club. He served in the Army during the Second World War and later worked as a Sales Manager for ESSO. Norman also managed both the Merino and Grange Golf Clubs, in Adelaide. At the Grange Golf Club he served as President for three years and club captain for two years. Norman now lives in Adelaide.
Northcote High School to 1934.
Northcote 1946-47, Games 13, Goals 13 ; Northcote Thirds Coach during 1950.