New Norfolk re-visited, Tasmania
Last we visited the New Norfolk scoreboard – in 2011 – it was scoreless, so to speak. And had a different sponsor.
A few weeks back, though, the numbers were back in action and the home team was looking good.
These photos were taken by Phil Young, who grew up just a few Peter Hudson flat punts from the ground.
Indeed, the Youngs and Hudsons were neighbours, a few doors apart.
Fifty years ago, when VFL recruiters were on the hunt for Hudson they’d have to ring the Young household – Peter’s parents hadn’t had the phone put on yet.
The New Norfolk games drew a good crowd back then. Not so nowadays, but a handful of dedicated faithful fans get along to watch the local action.