Past Player of the Week

Past Player of the Week – Frank Perry

The name Perry at Norwood is always associated with Charles Perry, winner of the the 1915 Magarey Medal, but his brother Frank also played, recording six games with Charles in 1909. Frank’s football career was brief but he was to become one of Australia’s leading industrialists and a South Australian politician.

Sir Frank Tennyson Perry was born on 4 February 1887 at Gawler, South Australia, son of Rev. Isaiah Perry, a Wesleyan minister from England, and his South Australian-born wife Caroline Marie Paulina, née Roediger. Educated at public schools and at Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, Frank joined his uncle Samuel Perry’s foundry business in 1903. Perry later became chairman and managing director of the firm which was registered as as Perry Engineering Co. Ltd in 1937.

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