Laurie Dwyer, Australian football player, Died at 77


Laurie Dwyer was born on November 6, 1938, and died on October 17, 2016.

He was an Australian rules footballer.

Laurie played for North Melbourne.

Laurie Dwyer came close to winning a Brownlow Medal on a few occasions, finishing second in 1961 and again in 1967 as well as placing third in 1960.

He was a Syd Barker Medalist in 1961 and 1967, and was selected on the wing in North Melbourne’s official ‘Team of the Century’.

Many of his supporters nicknamed Dwyer as “twinkletoes” because of his prowess as a ballroom dancer.

Dwyer took part in the 1975 Premiership as a non-player, as he was North’s runner in his distinctive fluro orange tracksuit top.

In the 1960s and 1970s, he ran a sportgoods store in Pascoe Vale and entered into the hotel business in Brunswick in the 1980s. Two of his sons also played for North Melbourne, Anthony and David.

Dwyer won the Jack Titus Award in 1999.

Laurie Dwyer passed away at 77 years old.