Norman Waugh

Norman James "Norm" Waugh (10 May 1874 – 6 August 1934) was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Essendon Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL). In the first year of competition, he became one of the club's and leagues first premiership players, during the 1897 VFL season, under the captaincy of George Stuckey. Waugh made his debut against Geelong in Round 1 of the season, at Corio Oval. Waugh was also Essendon's first ever leading goalkicker in a VFL season.[1] His 23 goals was the third highest in the League, behind Jack Leith of North Melbourne (26), and Eddy James of Geelong (27).[2]

Norm Waugh
Personal information
Full name Norman James Waugh
Date of birth (1874-05-10)10 May 1874
Place of birth Prahran, Victoria
Date of death 6 August 1934(1934-08-06) (aged 60)
Place of death Johannesburg, South Africa
Original team(s) Collegian Amateurs
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1897–1898 Essendon 23 (30)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1898.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

He was the youngest son of Dr James S. Waugh, the first president of Wesley College. After retiring from football he entered the insurance industry and became the chief executive officer of the National Mutual Company in South Africa. He died in Johannesburg in 1934, aged 60.[3]


  1. ^ "Player Profiles: W". Essendon FC. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
  2. ^ Ross, John (1996). 100 Years of Australian Football. Ringwood, Victoria: Penguin Books. p. 38. ISBN 978-0670868148.
  3. ^ "Obituary". The Argus. Melbourne. 8 August 1934. p. 6. Retrieved 17 November 2014 – via National Library of Australia.

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