Noel Teasdale

Noel Teasdale (born 2 January 1938) is a former Australian rules footballer who played in the Victorian Football League and the South Australian National Football League.

Noel Teasdale
Personal information
Full name Noel Teasdale
Date of birth (1938-01-02) 2 January 1938
Original team(s) Daylesford
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 98 kg (216 lb)
Position(s) Ruck
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1956–1967 North Melbourne 178 (71)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1967.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Originally from Daylesford, Teasdale made his debut with the North Melbourne Football Club in 1956 playing as a ruckman and for a period, a full-back.

Teasdale was noted for his tough, uncompromising play and in 1964 saw this almost cost him his life – as his head clashed with that of North teammate Ken Dean leaving him in a serious condition in St. Vincent's Hospital. Midway through that same year, Teasdale came back to play for North, taking over the captaincy in the absence of injured skipper Allen Aylett.

The 1965 season saw Teasdale don a headguard (helmet) due to medical advice and this produced his best season yet – tying for the Brownlow Medal with Ian Stewart. Although he originally lost on countback, he was later awarded a retrospective medal.

His VFL career ended in 1967 and he later moved to Woodville Football Club, where he was captain-coach from 1968-70, and non-playing coach in 1971. Later he coached West Torrens Football Club in 1975-76. He is now working part-time at Urangan Bowls Club and living in Hervey Bay, Queensland.


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