Joseph Roy Patrick “Roy” Norman


BIRTH: 15 March 1885
Petersham, NSW
DEATH: 4 July 1967 Bondi, NSW
DEATH: 4 July 1967
Bondi, NSW

OCCUPATION: Baker, 1910

RESIDENCE: Young St Annandale, NSW, 1910


  • Annandale RL 1910, 1911, 1912, 1915
  • NSW RL 1910
  • Metropolis RL 1911
  • Glebe RL 1913, 1914
  • Wests RL First Grade 1916


Roy Norman was one of the well-known Norman brothers that played in the first decade of rugby league in Sydney. He played with the Annandale Club from 1910, where he represented Metropolis and NSW.

In 1913 he switched over to the Glebe Club before having another season at Annandale in 1915.

Roy joined Wests in 1916 but only played three First Grade games before suffering a serious injury. The Referee newspaper in June 1916 reported that.

“Roy Norman playing for Western Suburbs against Glebe was injured early in the game. It was soon evident that he required more aid than is forthcoming from the Ambulance men present.

Eventually he was taken home in great pain, but was immediately ordered to Lewisham Hospital, where internal injuries were located, and an operation performed. Yesterday, Norman was still seriously ill, though doctors are confident that he will come through all right. But his football days are over.”

One of Roy Norman’s kidneys had been damaged and was removed.

Roy Norman lived much of his life in the inner suburbs of Sydney and died at Bondi, NSW in July 1967.

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