“Normie was a giant of the Frankston football club in size and stature. On the field he was a dominant tap ruckmen with exquisite skills who could also go forward and create match up problems with his ability to mark the ball and kick goals. Off the field he was a leader in every sense of the word. He always bridged the gap between the younger players and the older players and ensured that we were always truly a team of mates playing together as he realized that’s where we had an advantage. To hold the club record of over 200 games is an incredible achievement and one that he should be extremely proud of”. – Neil Winterton (former Dolphins teammate)