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A FOOTBALL FAMILY.
McDiarmid Brothers' Success.
Seldom has ? a finer and more deter mined individual, effort been seen than that of N. McDiarmid, the West Perth half -forward and follower, who was an
inspiration to his side on Saturday last in the final against' East Perth. McDiar mid is one of a family of footballers and weight fa not the least; of the features of their play. An elder brother, Jack, dis tinguished himself as a West Perth and State ruck man and this season stripped for Claremont., Norman, is probably more brilliant and dashing than- his brother was in his prime and is better in the air, but he has. not the same sure kick.. . ? The father played football in South Australia, being in the South Adelatde side under J. Reedmari 'but a knee injury spoilt his . career fn the game. In 1900 he came to Western Australia together with Bundy McNamara, Plunkett ani Wilhelmhurst. Mr. McDiarmid: has bad the satisfaction of seeing his sons do welt at the game. Jack, whose weight rose to as much as 18.4 when he was playing, was one of the best followers this Stat« has produced and Norman ranks among the best players in the game at present: At the age of 22, Norm McDiarmid has earned State honours and he is populai for his cheery, resolute style of play. He weighs 14.7 and is one of the keenest men at training in the club. Bob McDiarmid, the youngest of four brothers, has been playing for the as sociation team. Weighing 13.10 at the age of 18, he shows promise but so far has not displayed the enthusiasm of his brothers. Work has interfered with. Ron McDiarmid's football career. He did well as a junior but has had few games during recent years. He is also big and strong.