Visting Stephen Norris (Norrie)
The name Norris was a familiar rugby league name in Bundaberg from the 1950s to the late eighties. Norrie’s father and two brothers all played league in Bundy at various times. His father Stanley played for Wide Bay against the touring International teams in the sixties.
Recently, Stephen had a cancer scare which required a serious bowel operation and a hernia operation. He was visited at The Friendly Society Hospital in Bundaberg by good mates and Bundaberg Men of League members Mark Hanson and Peter Stockwell.
Norrie played most of his Junior League for a couple of clubs in the Bundaberg Junior Rugby League competition. As a sixteen-year-old, he played for Brisbane Valley’s U18 team for a couple of years. He also had a stint with Tweed Heads Seagulls and Townies in Mt. Isa. He then returned home to Bundaberg where he played most of his A Grade footy with the Western Suburbs Panthers.
We are happy to report that Norrie is doing well after the operation and is now recovering at home with family members. All Men of League members wish him all the best for the future.