Godfrey Woolston was born on 15 May 1918 to John and Marie Gerke at Jamestown
Godfrey or "Goff" as he was known was capable of playing as a forward, a defender or as a follower. In 1937 he played for Norwood Juniors in the East Torrens Association (ETA) and represented the ETA in an end of season match against the Gawler Association. The following season he continued to play for the Norwood Juniors and was again selected to represent the ETA, this time against the Port Adelaide Association.
In August 1940 he enlisted in the 6th Cavalry Brigade of the Australian Army
After a couple of seasons in the Norwood Reserves, he made his league debut against Sturt in round 12, 1940 - as 19th man.
The following Saturday he was named in a back pocket against Sturt in a lightning carnival held at the Adelaide Oval. Norwood and the other league clubs played in the knockout competition in aid of patriotic and charitable funds.
Woolston was named best for the Reserves the following week and was then selected in a 22 man squad to play Sturt at Unley Oval in round 14.
In 1945-46 he played nine league games for the Glenelg Football Club, and showed promise as a key forward
Godfrey Woolston passed away on 3 October 2010
R Cialini Sept 2020