139. Noel Reid

Player Inductee

North Hobart, Centreman, 1945-1957

> 213 games, North Hobart
> Vice Captain, North Hobart, 1950-56
> Represented the TFL in 35 games
> Represented Tasmania eight times, including at the 1947 and 1950 national carnivals
> North Hobart premierships, 1945 and 1947
> State premiership, 1945
> Club best and fairest, 1945
> William Leitch Medal, 1945
> Member of North Hobart’s ‘Team of the Century’

North Hobart’s Noel ‘Nogger’ Reid was the first post-war TANFL footballer to notch 200 league games. A champion rover and centreman who late in his career was transformed into a top quality back pocket player, Reid ended his senior career in 1956 with 213 TANFL games to his credit, plus 35 intrastate representative appearances, and eight state games for Tasmania.

Always cool under pressure, Reid boasted all the skills of the game and was extremely strong and quick. He won the Leitch Medal for best and fairest in the TANFL in 1945, his very first senior season.