VALE Pat Hall

VALE Alexander Henry (Pat) Hall – 24.2.1929 to 16.4.2024

The Norwood Football Club is saddened by the loss of Premiership Player and Life Member Alexander Henry (Pat) Hall, who passed away on April 16, 2024, aged 95.

Pat Hall joined the Norwood Football Club in 1947 playing in the colts. In 1948 he was playing for the Reserves but by mid-year had made his League debut.

Under Jack Oatey, Hall went on to be one of the League’s finest ruckmen/half forwards with a strong mark and reliable kick, he was a member of the 1948 League Premiership team.

At the age of 23, he was playing coach in 1953-1954, vice-captain in 1955 and went on to play 47 games for Glenelg. In 1956 he returned to Norwood.

Pat had a great interest in the game and went on to have a strong influence off the field. This included successful stints as Colts Coach, pioneer for the Past Players and Officials of the NFC and later became a football commentator on Channel 7 and radio commentator.

The Hall family is synonymous with the Norwood Football Club with four generations pulling on the guernsey.

He is the grandfather of former Norwood player Joel Patfull, who also played with the Brisbane Lions from 2006 to 2014 before transferring to Greater Western Sydney. Pat Hall’s son John played for Norwood from 1980 to 1991 including the 1984 premiership and his father Alexander played for Norwood from 1928 to 1932.

His life and career in Australian rules football is truly remarkable, and it’s clear that he made a significant impact on the sport and the Norwood Football Club.

Pat Hall’s achievements were honoured with a SANFL Player Life Member and Life Membership of the Norwood Football Club.



Guernsey Number: 24, 12
Career: 1948 to 1952; 1956 to 1957
NFC Games: 98
NFC Goals: 72
Premierships: 1948
South Australian Games: 5
NFC Life Member
SANFL Player Life Member

Pat Hall, third row, second from left in 1950.