Norman Conquest was the first of a trio of Australian keepers to hail from the Kearsley/Aberdare region of the Hunter. Socceroo #89
came through the ranks of Kearsley juniors, grew into the Aberdare seniors then made his mark in Sydney.
Norman was playing with Nth Shore when he made his debut against the touring Sth Africans in 1947, earning 9 caps in all and all against the same country, touring RSA in 1950.
Sadly he was also in goal on the blackest day in the history of our national team when the touring English FA side put 17 past him.
Norman was the inspiration for both John Roberts & Bill Rorke, fellow Socceroos who grew up on tales of this local legend and to Ron Lord, the keeper voted as the Australia keeper of the 20th century.