Hubert Plumstead made his league debut for Norwood in the fourth round 1928 against West Torrens on the Adelaide Oval. Norwood won easily : 11.14 to 5.12 and Plumstead was most impressive as a rover, resting in the forward pocket. Aged 20, he was the baby of the team and had been promoted after a few games in the Reserves. He was close to best on ground in the match against South Adelaide the following week.
Plumstead played 15 league games in his first season of senior football, and was in the Norwood touring party that travelled to Sydney for an exhibition match against Port Adelaide on 25 August 1928. He was named in a forward pocket and the Redlegs were victorious: 14.10 - 13.11.
He played in the 1928 Grand Final and, for his efforts during the year, was presented with the "attention to coach" award.
Whilst he was restricted to only a couple of league games in 1929, he showed excellent form in the Reserves, winning the best and fairest trophy.
Knee and ankle injuries interrupted his availability the following season when he managed just four senior games and spent the majority of the year in the Reserves.
Plumstead was a member of the 1930 Reserves premiership side which defeated Port Adelaide in a thriller (7.17 to 8.10) in the Grand Final at Thebarton.
He played 11 league games in 1931 and seven in 1932, when he received the Five Years' Service Certificate. He made another 11 league appearances in 1933.
In 1934, after retiring as a player, Plumstead took on league umpiring.
Hubert Plumstead also represented the East Torrens Cricket Club at A grade level
R Cialini June 2020