Past Player of the Week

Past Player of the Week – James P (Jim) Gallagher

Jim Gallagher was a foundation member of one of Norwood’s most illustrious football dynasties and also earned plaudits at East Fremantle. One of his teammates, looking back some six decades, remembered Jim as a fine high mark and a great dropkick.

“In those days, the drop kick was the feature of the game and it was common to see kicks of 55 and 60 yards,” wrote ‘Old Timer’ in The Advertiser in 1952. “The punt was very seldom used.  As a matter of fact it was considered ‘sissy’.  Of course, the game was slower in those days, because a man on taking a mark usually walked leisurely back.”

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