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MacKenzie, Hubert

Preferred Name: Hubert
Born: 7 August 1924
Deceased: 6 February 2014
Competition Total Games Total Goals
League 57 64
State 1 3
Total 58 67

Originally from West Torrens, Hubert came to North in 1950 following his brother Tom who had played in North’s 1949 premiership side.  Hubert had previously won the Reserves Magarey Medal in 1947 for West Torrens and played 16 league games for that club.

He immediately had an impact when he came to North and in his first season he won the “Best Attention to Training with Results Award”. This work ethic saw Hubert continue to improve and he won North’s most consistent rover award in both 1951 and 1952.

These years also saw him achieve team success.  He was part of the 1951 team which narrowly lost to Port Adelaide in the Grand Final before Hubert played a major role in the 1952 record-breaking premiership against Norwood.  He scored 4 goals in the team that blitzed Norwood by 108 points which was the highest winning margin in a Grand Final until recent times.  To cap off a stellar year, Hubert also represented South Australia that year against Western Australia and scored 3 goals in that match.  Hubert continued with North for another year, retiring at the end of 1953.

He was a strong supporter of the club after retiring, spending 5 years on the League Selection Committee from 1962 to 1966 and 6 years as the Reserves Assistant Manager from 1967 to 1972.  He was awarded Life Membership of the North Adelaide Football Club in 1966.

One of three brothers who played league football, Hubert spent most of his life living at Brooklyn Park before retiring to Queensland.  Prior to commencing league football Hubert had served his country for more than three years during World War II, achieving the rank of Leading Aircraftman in the RAAF.

Hubert passed away at 89 years of age in 2014. He is remembered fondly as a premiership hero with the North Adelaide Football Club.

Games (Select a game to view)

Date Opponent Result Goals
08/07/1950 Glenelg Lost 0
15/07/1950 Port Adelaide Lost 0
05/08/1950 South Adelaide Won 2
12/08/1950 Sturt Won 1
19/08/1950 Norwood Won 3
26/08/1950 Glenelg Lost 0
02/09/1950 South Adelaide Won 2
21/04/1951 South Adelaide Won 2
28/04/1951 Sturt Won 2
05/05/1951 Norwood Won 1
12/05/1951 West Adelaide Won 2
19/05/1951 Glenelg Won 1
02/06/1951 Port Adelaide Lost 1
16/06/1951 West Torrens Won 1
23/06/1951 West Adelaide Won 0
30/06/1951 Port Adelaide Lost 1
14/07/1951 Port Adelaide Lost 1
21/07/1951 South Adelaide Won 0
28/07/1951 Norwood Lost 1
04/08/1951 Glenelg Lost 1
18/08/1951 Sturt Won 0
25/08/1951 Norwood Won 1
01/09/1951 West Adelaide Won 2
15/09/1951 Port Adelaide Lost 0
22/09/1951 Glenelg Won 0
29/09/1951 Port Adelaide Lost 1
26/04/1952 West Torrens Lost 0
03/05/1952 Port Adelaide Lost 0
10/05/1952 Glenelg Won 4
17/05/1952 West Adelaide Won 3
24/05/1952 Norwood Won 1
31/05/1952 South Adelaide Won 3
09/06/1952 West Torrens Lost 1
14/06/1952 Sturt Won 0
28/06/1952 Port Adelaide Won 2
05/07/1952 Glenelg Won 0
12/07/1952 West Adelaide Won 1
26/07/1952 Norwood Won 4
02/08/1952 South Adelaide Won 0
09/08/1952 Sturt Won 0
19/08/1952 Western Australia Lost 3
23/08/1952 West Torrens Won 0
30/08/1952 West Adelaide Won 0
06/09/1952 South Adelaide Won 0
20/09/1952 Port Adelaide Won 1
04/10/1952 Norwood Won 4
16/05/1953 Glenelg Lost 1
23/05/1953 West Adelaide Lost 1
30/05/1953 South Adelaide Won 1
06/06/1953 Sturt Won 3
13/06/1953 Norwood Won 1
27/06/1953 Norwood Won 2
04/07/1953 West Torrens Lost 1
25/07/1953 Glenelg Won 0
01/08/1953 West Adelaide Won 3
22/08/1953 Port Adelaide Lost 0
29/08/1953 South Adelaide Won 0
05/09/1953 Glenelg Lost 1

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