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Tom Nosworthy        

Tom Nosworthy


Victorian Football Association
Career: 1883


From Sandhurst (Bendigo)

1883 Carlton fined £5 ($10) by the V.F.A. for having named Nosworthy in the side to play South Melbourne; and for having played him against Hotham, a fine of £10 ($20).

Nosworthy had come from Sandhurst to Melbourne to live, but although he had a permit from Sandhurst he had not bothered to hand it into the V.F.A.
(The Carlton Story, H.Buggy and H.Bell p53)

1883 August 5
Nosworthy played in loss to South Melbourne at the South Melbourne C. G. in front of a crowd of 12,000.

Left; T. Nosworthy (Port Adelaide 1884) Image: courtesy of Big Footy.


1883 August 12
Played in the win against Hotham at the East Melbourne C.G.

1883 August 19
Nosworthy named in team to play Melbourne at the East Melbourne C. G.
This match did not take place as Carlton were feuding with the V.F.A. over the season ending suspension dealt to George Coulthard for the match against Hotham.

1884 June 30 Monday
T. Nosworthy was named in the Port Adelaide team that played Carlton on the Kensington Oval.

T. Nosworthy appears in the 1884 Port Adelaide premiership photo, in Big Footy web site. (Footy Jumpers and Graphic Design)

1886 June 26
Carlton played Sandhurst in Bendigo. The Bendigo Advertiser (June 29) in it's match report said there was a A. and a T. Nosworthy playing for Sandhurst. Was this T. Nosworthy the same person?

An item in The Argus Monday September 9 1935 p14
At the Carlton - Footscray match at half time, 100 former players were entertained by the committee.
Among the former captains who toasted the health of the veterans was a Tom Nosworthy (1890).
(Was he a Reserves/Second Twenty captain?)

An Item in the Argus Monday July 5 1937 p4
During the half-time Interval a reunion of former Carlton players was held in the pavilion. About 50 attended Tom Nosworthy and Billy Fitzgerald, team mates of 1883 were present and Jasper Jones, an 1887 veteran, celebrated his 50th anniversary in congenial company Such former champions as Athol Sharpe, Harry Houghton Steve Lehane, ' Snowy ' Everett, Hedley Blackmore, and Ray Brew seemed firmly convinced that the game to-day is not what it was in their day.


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