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Perkins, Brian James

Preferred Name: Brian
Born: 4 May 1924
Deceased: 15 November 2014
Competition Total Games Total Goals
League 3 0
Total 3 0

Brian was born on 4th May, 1924 and spent his childhood days living at Broadview.  From childhood Brian was an avid North supporter who, like all North supporters of the time, idolised the great Ken Farmer.  He commenced playing football at the Nailsworth Primary School and was part of the 1937 side which won the Mark Mitchell Shield as the champion primary school of the day.

Brian commenced his senior career at North Adelaide in 1945 and made his league debut against Glenelg in May 1945.  After having a successful first season with the club, Brian's 1946 season was ruined by a serious scaphoid injury - an injury so severe that it truncated his career with his beloved North Adelaide.  He spent 1947 playing with the undefeated Flinders Park side under Rick Jarman who later became well known at North as the grandfather of Andrew and Darren Jarman.

Brian then spent the next four years playing senior football at West Torrens, before starting a long association with Walkerville Football Club.  He played in a premiership side for Walkerville, later coached their senior side when Jamie Coppins was progressing through that club and was President of the club from 1963-1965.  He also played cricket for Walkerville for over 30 years, retiring at the grand old age of 59 years.

Brian was always interested in the local community.  He was instrumental in the Walkerville YMCA being built and the new clubrooms for the Walkerville Sports Club being built in 1969.

Despite Brian's flirtation with West Torrens, which came about mainly because he moved into the area, Brian remained a staunch North Adelaide supporter.

Brian passed away in 2014 at the age of 90 and the Club remembers a veteran past player, great supporter and fine contributor to the local community.

Games (Select a game to view)

Date Opponent Result Goals
19/05/1945 Glenelg Won 0
23/06/1945 Sturt Lost 0
14/07/1945 West Torrens Lost 0

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