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Weston, Lloyd Cranwell

Preferred Name: Lloyd
Born: 10 March 1932
Deceased: 25 January 2016
Competition Total Games Total Goals
League 95 2
Other 3 0
State 3 0
Total 101 2

Dashingly good looking, unsurprisingly, Lloyd Weston was the idol of many young North supporters in the 1950’s.

Lloyd was the Tomkins Medal winner and Captain of the Senior Colts in 1950, the same year in which Sim Barbary won the seconds medal, and Ian Mackay the Magarey.

Lloyd was one of the most dashing defenders produced by our Colts teams and was well regarded by opponents for his clean play. Lloyd made his league debut in the next year, 1951. He fitted into the position of back pocket like a veteran; a first class ground player, plenty of determination, and a good kick. He played all 18 League games in that year and was described as “a junior of great promise”. He won the Best Junior trophy in that year, played all 21 games and even kicked one goal (from the back pocket).

In 1952 Lloyd had to win his way back into the side, only playing 9 games, as permanent back-pocket man. An admirable "sticker" as well as a polished and versatile footballer the club considered “he is here to stay” and won a Serviceable Player Award. Most importantly Lloyd was back pocket in the premiership side which thrashed Norwood by a then record 108 points.

The following year he played in all 18 matches and won the Best Backman award. 

In 1954 “Lloyd Weston. Played his best year of football so far, and on his day has no equal as a back pocket player, who, with his speed and never-say-die attitude, is fast becoming a menace to resting rovers.”  He once again played all 18 games and proved his versatility by winning the Best Forward award.

By 1955 Lloyd had developed into one of the State's best pocket players and enjoyed a most successful season, gaining State honours. The club awarded him Best Placed Man. Unfortunately in this year Lloyd suffered a bad ankle injury which affected his form. Subsequently in 1956 played only 6 games.

By 1957 he was able to fight his way back into the senior team with his dashing football and personal courage.  Work commitments kept him out of serious sport and he only played 6 matches before retiring at the end of the year.

Lloyd passed away in 2016 at 83 years of age. NAFC remember with great affection, a premiership player, an interstate representative and fine gentleman.

Games (Select a game to view)

Date Opponent Result Goals
21/04/1951 South Adelaide Won 0
28/04/1951 Sturt Won 0
05/05/1951 Norwood Won 0
12/05/1951 West Adelaide Won 0
19/05/1951 Glenelg Won 0
02/06/1951 Port Adelaide Lost 0
09/06/1951 Sturt Won 1
16/06/1951 West Torrens Won 0
23/06/1951 West Adelaide Won 0
30/06/1951 Port Adelaide Lost 0
14/07/1951 Port Adelaide Lost 0
21/07/1951 South Adelaide Won 0
28/07/1951 Norwood Lost 0
04/08/1951 Glenelg Lost 0
11/08/1951 West Torrens Won 0
18/08/1951 Sturt Won 0
25/08/1951 Norwood Won 0
01/09/1951 West Adelaide Won 0
15/09/1951 Port Adelaide Lost 0
22/09/1951 Glenelg Won 0
29/09/1951 Port Adelaide Lost 0
26/04/1952 West Torrens Lost 0
10/05/1952 Glenelg Won 0
17/05/1952 West Adelaide Won 0
24/05/1952 Norwood Won 0
09/08/1952 Sturt Won 0
30/08/1952 West Adelaide Won 0
06/09/1952 South Adelaide Won 0
20/09/1952 Port Adelaide Won 0
04/10/1952 Norwood Won 0
25/04/1953 Port Adelaide Lost 0
02/05/1953 Norwood Lost 0
09/05/1953 West Torrens Lost 0
16/05/1953 Glenelg Lost 0
23/05/1953 West Adelaide Lost 0
30/05/1953 South Adelaide Won 0
06/06/1953 Sturt Won 0
13/06/1953 Norwood Won 0
20/06/1953 Port Adelaide Lost 0
27/06/1953 Norwood Won 0
04/07/1953 West Torrens Lost 0
25/07/1953 Glenelg Won 0
01/08/1953 West Adelaide Won 0
08/08/1953 South Adelaide Lost 0
15/08/1953 Sturt Won 0
22/08/1953 Port Adelaide Lost 0
29/08/1953 South Adelaide Won 0
05/09/1953 Glenelg Lost 0
24/04/1954 West Adelaide Lost 0
01/05/1954 Norwood Won 0
08/05/1954 Port Adelaide Lost 0
15/05/1954 Sturt Lost 0
22/05/1954 West Torrens Won 0
29/05/1954 Glenelg Won 0
05/06/1954 South Adelaide Won 0
12/06/1954 West Adelaide Lost 0
26/06/1954 Glenelg Lost 0
03/07/1954 Sturt Won 0
10/07/1954 Port Adelaide Lost 0
17/07/1954 West Torrens Lost 0
31/07/1954 Sturt Won 0
07/08/1954 South Adelaide Won 0
14/08/1954 West Adelaide Lost 0
21/08/1954 Glenelg Won 0
28/08/1954 West Torrens Lost 0
04/09/1954 Norwood Lost 0
10/09/1954 South Adelaide Lost 0
23/04/1955 South Adelaide Won 0
30/04/1955 Sturt Lost 0
07/05/1955 Glenelg Lost 0
14/05/1955 Port Adelaide Lost 0
21/05/1955 West Adelaide Won 0
28/05/1955 West Torrens Lost 0
04/06/1955 Norwood Lost 0
11/06/1955 South Adelaide Lost 0
18/06/1955 Sturt Won 0
02/07/1955 Glenelg Won 0
09/07/1955 Port Adelaide Lost 0
16/07/1955 Victorian Football League Lost 0
23/07/1955 West Adelaide Lost 0
30/07/1955 West Torrens Won 0
06/08/1955 Norwood Won 0
13/08/1955 Western Australia Lost 0
16/08/1955 Western Australia Won 0
20/08/1955 South Adelaide Won 0
27/08/1955 Port Adelaide Won 0
03/09/1955 West Torrens Won 0
09/09/1955 South Adelaide Lost 0
21/04/1956 West Adelaide Lost 0
28/04/1956 Glenelg Won 0
05/05/1956 South Adelaide Won 0
12/05/1956 Port Adelaide Lost 0
08/09/1956 Norwood Won 0
22/09/1956 West Adelaide Lost 0
20/04/1957 South Adelaide Won 0
13/07/1957 South Adelaide Lost 0
27/07/1957 Norwood Lost 0
17/08/1957 West Torrens Lost 0
24/08/1957 West Adelaide Lost 1
31/08/1957 Norwood Lost 0
04/09/1957 Sturt Lost 0

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