Neville Way

Surgeon, Athlete

1924 –


Who is Neville Way?

Neville James Way is a retired Australian surgeon who played Australian rules football with St Kilda in the Victorian Football League and Norwood in the South Australian National Football League.

Way grew up in the Western Australian goldfields and played football for Boulder City in the local league.

In 1942, at the age of 18, he enlisted with the Royal Australian Navy and was sent to HMAS Cerberus in Victoria for training. During his time in Victoria, Way played eight VFL games for St Kilda, before discharging from the Navy at the year's end.

While he studied at the University of Adelaide during the 1940s, Way was one of the leading centre half-forwards of the SANFL, playing with Norwood. He was the leading goal-kicker at Norwood in 1945 with 39 goals and again in 1947 when he kicked 49 goals. The runner-up in the 1947 Magarey Medal count, Way also enjoyed team success, participating in Norwood's 1946 and 1950 premiership winning teams. He made a total of nine interstate appearances for South Australia, some of which came in the 1947 Hobart Carnival. Seven of his 19 interstate goals were kicked in South Australia's win over the VFL in 1945.

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Mar 16, 1924
Boulder, Western Australia

on July 23, 2013


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