Vale Leon Lambert

Published on: Dec 08 2017 | Author: Joseph Marciano |

The Norwood Football Club offers it’s deepest condolences to the Lambert family, after the passing of past player Leon Lambert.

Leon, played 39 games for the Norwood Football Club after debuting against  West Torrens on the 21st of April 1951.

Playing at centre half forward, Leon Lambert won the best forward award for the senior colts, in 1950. He was also the team’s vice-captain. Lambert made his League debut the following season, playing as a half forward flanker, and was named the League team’s best forward for 1951.

He was moved to centre half back for the start of the 1952 season and performed creditably. Lambert was tried in the key defensive position after brilliant displays there the previous season for South Australia, in the interstate tramways carnival.

While he was not regarded as a tight checking defender, he was nonetheless reliable. A fine mark, and determined ground player, he used long drop kicks to clear his area.

He was a member of the 1952 Grand Final team that played against North Adelaide.

The football club extends their support to Leon Lambert and his family throughout this tough time.

Vale Leon Lambert.

Image: Leon Lambert

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