|Full name||Norm Betson|
|Date of birth||8 July 1914|
|Date of death||5 May 1988 73)(aged|
|Height||193 cm (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||92 kg (203 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1945.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Before arriving at Essendon, Betson played with Albury and was captain-coach of New South Wales club Culcairn. A follower, he appeared in six finals for Essendon but missed out on a spot in their 1942 premiership team, after only being named an emergency for the Grand Final. Betson did however participate in the 1943 VFL Grand Final and in the dying seconds had a snap at goal which could have secured a draw, only to have the ball touched on the goal-line by a Richmond player.
Betson joined Glenelg in 1946 and spent much of his first year as captain-coach. He continued until 1949 just as a player but spent the 1948 season as captain. During this time he represented the South Australians at interstate football. Betson then captain-coached Nathalia in 1950 and the following season played at Lemnos.
- Norm Betson's playing statistics from AFL Tables
- Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.