Past Player of the Week – Henry Plunkett

Published on: Nov 27 2018 | Author: Joseph Marciano |

Henry ‘Nug’ Plunkett was like a comet that lit up the football firmament for an instant and then was seen no more.  In just his third year with Norwood,  1893, he was briefly captain of both his club and South Australia.  Two years later, after a five-month battle with tuberculosis and bronchial catarrh, he was dead at the tender age of 27, survived by a sorrowing widow and two small daughters.

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