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Hewett, Ronald Keith

Preferred Name: Ron
Born: 5 August 1934
Deceased: 12 May 2014
Competition Total Games Total Goals
League 141 35
Other 7 2
State 5 2
Total 153 39

Ron (Dasher) Hewett, like a number of other North players, was recruited from Crystal Brook and broke into the League side in his first year at the club, 1953.  He immediately cemented his place in the league side and at the end of the season won the Most Improved Junior Award.  He continued to improve in 1954 and accordingly he awarded the Most Improved Player Award.

The 1954 Annual Report recorded that Ron had developed into a grand wingman, fast, with fine anticipation and with a splendid drop kick.  It accurately predicted that Ron would become one of our great players.

His improvement was even greater in 1955.  Such was Ron’s form that he was rewarded with interstate selection against both Victoria and Western Australia and he won North Adelaide’s League Best and Fairest trophy.

His excellent form continued over the next few years.  He was awarded the Best Placed Man in 1956, Services Rendered in 1957, Most Effective in 1958 and Most Consistent in 1959 which was another year in which he played interstate football. 

In 1960 Ron was a pivotal part of the team that achieved the ultimate in winning the premiership.  He had been elected Vice-Captain and Ron proved himself a most enthusiastic and able assistant to Don Gilbourne.  The 1960 Annual Report noted that Ron was always North Adelaide-minded and, with a wealth of football knowledge behind him, he was frequently noticed assisting and helping younger members of the team.  His example to the younger players saw him awarded the Most Attentive to Training in this premiership year.

Ron’s brilliant form continued in 1961 where he won his second League Best and Fairest Trophy as well as the Best Placed Man award. It was reported at the time that everything Ron did on the football field typified speed and grace.

Ron’s final season for the club was 1962. He retired having played 148 games for the Club and 5 interstate games.  He was awarded life membership of the club in 1964.

Away from football Ron played cricket at Walkerville and in the Sunday Hotel’s Association for the Lord Raglan Hotel as an outstanding batsman and opening swing bowler with his North premiership teammate Malcolm Whitford as the other opening bowler.  Later he played golf at Grange for many years. 

Ron spent most of his post-football life living at Flinders Park and worked in the blinds and awnings industry.

Ron Hewett passed away on 12th May, 2014 at the age of 79.

Games (Select a game to view)

Date Opponent Result Goals
25/04/1953 Port Adelaide Lost 0
02/05/1953 Norwood Lost 0
09/05/1953 West Torrens Lost 3
16/05/1953 Glenelg Lost 2
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
01/08/1953 West Adelaide Won 0
08/08/1953 South Adelaide Lost 1
15/08/1953 Sturt Won 0
22/08/1953 Port Adelaide Lost 1
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 1
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
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
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
28/05/1955 West Torrens Lost 1
04/06/1955 Norwood Lost 0
11/06/1955 South Adelaide Lost 0
18/06/1955 Sturt Won 0
25/06/1955 Western Australia 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
21/04/1956 West Adelaide Lost 0
28/04/1956 Glenelg Won 1
26/05/1956 Sturt Won 1
02/06/1956 Glenelg Won 0
09/06/1956 West Torrens Won 0
30/06/1956 Norwood Lost 0
07/07/1956 West Adelaide Lost 1
14/07/1956 South Adelaide Won 1
21/07/1956 Port Adelaide Lost 1
28/07/1956 Sturt Won 0
04/08/1956 West Torrens Won 0
11/08/1956 Glenelg Won 1
18/08/1956 West Adelaide Lost 0
25/08/1956 Sturt Won 0
01/09/1956 Port Adelaide Lost 0
08/09/1956 Norwood Won 0
22/09/1956 West Adelaide Lost 0
18/05/1957 South Adelaide Won 0
25/05/1957 West Torrens Lost 0
01/06/1957 Sturt Won 0
08/06/1957 Norwood Lost 0
15/06/1957 Port Adelaide Lost 0
29/06/1957 West Adelaide Lost 0
06/07/1957 Sturt Lost 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 0
31/08/1957 Norwood Lost 0
26/04/1958 Sturt Won 1
03/05/1958 South Adelaide Won 1
10/05/1958 Glenelg Won 0
17/05/1958 West Adelaide Won 1
24/05/1958 Port Adelaide Lost 0
31/05/1958 West Torrens Won 0
07/06/1958 Norwood Won 1
14/06/1958 Sturt Won 1
21/06/1958 Port Adelaide Won 0
12/07/1958 Glenelg Won 0
19/07/1958 Norwood Won 0
26/07/1958 West Torrens Won 0
02/08/1958 Glenelg Won 1
09/08/1958 Sturt Won 0
16/08/1958 South Adelaide Won 1
23/08/1958 Norwood Lost 0
13/09/1958 West Adelaide Lost 0
31/03/1959 Norwood Won 0
07/04/1959 Glenelg Lost 0
25/04/1959 Norwood Won 0
02/05/1959 West Adelaide Lost 0
09/05/1959 Port Adelaide Lost 0
16/05/1959 Sturt Lost 0
23/05/1959 Glenelg Lost 0
30/05/1959 West Torrens Lost 0
06/06/1959 South Adelaide Lost 0
13/06/1959 Norwood Lost 0
20/06/1959 Port Adelaide Lost 0
04/07/1959 Sturt Lost 0
11/07/1959 West Adelaide Lost 1
25/07/1959 West Torrens Lost 0
01/08/1959 Glenelg Lost 0
08/08/1959 Western Australia Lost 2
15/08/1959 West Adelaide Won 0
22/08/1959 Port Adelaide Lost 0
29/08/1959 South Adelaide Won 1
31/03/1960 South Adelaide Lost 0
23/04/1960 South Adelaide Won 0
30/04/1960 West Torrens Won 0
07/05/1960 Norwood Lost 0
14/05/1960 Sturt Won 0
21/05/1960 Glenelg Won 1
28/05/1960 Port Adelaide Lost 0
04/06/1960 West Adelaide Won 0
25/06/1960 Sturt Lost 0
09/07/1960 Norwood Won 1
16/07/1960 Glenelg Won 1
30/07/1960 Port Adelaide Won 2
03/09/1960 Glenelg Won 0
17/09/1960 Port Adelaide Won 0
01/10/1960 Norwood Won 0
28/03/1961 West Torrens Won 0
05/04/1961 West Adelaide Lost 2
25/04/1961 Norwood Won 1
29/04/1961 Port Adelaide Lost 0
06/05/1961 Sturt Won 0
13/05/1961 West Adelaide Lost 0
20/05/1961 West Torrens Lost 0
27/05/1961 South Adelaide Won 0
03/06/1961 Glenelg Won 0
10/06/1961 Norwood Lost 0
24/06/1961 West Torrens Won 1
01/07/1961 West Adelaide Lost 0
08/07/1961 Sturt Won 1
05/08/1961 Norwood Won 0
12/08/1961 Port Adelaide Lost 1
19/08/1961 West Adelaide Lost 0
26/08/1961 West Torrens Lost 0
02/09/1961 South Adelaide Won 2
27/03/1962 South Adelaide Won 0
21/04/1962 South Adelaide Won 0
28/04/1962 West Torrens Lost 0
30/06/1962 West Adelaide Won 0
28/07/1962 Port Adelaide Lost 0

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