Vale Neil Dansie

The Norwood Football Club is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former player Neil Dansie.

Hampton Neil Dansie, who was born at Nuriootpa on 2 July 1928 and raised at the mid-north hamlet of Stone Hut.

A  half-forward or utility player, ‘Nodder’ as he was known, played 39 games and kicked 35 goals from 1946 to 1949. He later coached the Norwood reserves from 1957 to 1960, achieving premiership success in the final year.

Dansie was also a fantastic cricketer for South Australia, representing SA in 124 First Class Matches across a span of almost 20 years, scoring 7543 runs at an average of 34.44 and scoring 18 centuries, while also taking 90 wickets.

In January 1949, Dansie was the last player to bat with Don Bradman in an official match, when Bradman played his final innings for Kensington against Port Adelaide Cricket Club at Alberton Oval.

The club would like to extend its deepest sympathies to the Dansie family.