Past Player of the Week

Past Player of the Week – Hartley Pike

Hartley Pike was one of those unassuming, solid and highly effective back pocket players integral to a successful team. In April 1928 he played on the wing in the Norwood team trial matches and, according to press reports of the time, was “probably the most prominent player on the ground”. In this, his first year, he was in and out of the senior side but by the end of 1928 he was a regular member of the team, playing in the back pocket.

That same year Pike was among the best players in his first finals match against Port (the minor premiers) with a win and another win against West in the preliminary final put the Redlegs into the grand final against Port. Norwood lost by eight goals, with Pike again in the best players, battling from the back pocket.

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