239. Hedley Thompson

Hedley ThompsonPlayer Inductee

New Norfolk, Defender, 1975-1990

Represented Tasmania 13 times between 1976 and 1981
New Norfolk best and fairest, 1978 and 1979
300 games, New Norfolk
Named on Half Back Flank in New Norfolk’s ‘Best Team from 1947-2001’
New Norfolk premiership, 1982
Coached New Norfolk, 1979 and 1980

Originating from Queensland, Hedley Thompson was a tough and classy defender who went on to play 13 games for Tasmania and a record 300 for New Norfolk. He won two best and fairests and represented Tasmania and the TFL numerous times. Thompson was a key player when New Norfolk won only its second premiership at senior level in 1982. He also coached the club and was honoured with selection in the Eagles’ ‘Best Team’ in 2001.