The Norwood Football Club extends its sincere sympathies along with our thoughts and prayers to the Hoffman family after the sad passing of former player, Dr Des Hoffman.
Des Hoffman came through Norwood’s junior grades, playing as a ruckman in the Junior Colts of 1953, and the Senior Colts of 1954.
In 1955, playing as a half-forward, he made three League appearances in his debut season and was named Best Utility for the Reserves.
The following year, Hoffman was selected at centre half-forward in Norwood’s Advertiser Cup Grand Final win, over South Adelaide. He kicked three goals and was then selected in the team that defeated Carlton in the Challenge Final, the following week.
Dr Des Hoffman played 32 games for the Norwood Football Club and kicked 21 goals between the years of 1955 and 1958.
Dr Des Hoffman will be missed by all who were touched by his care.
Vale Dr Des Hoffman.