“Its important to document memories of people involved in Sydney football and Ellis is no exception” Society president, Ian Granland said.
“He has given a lot to Sydney footy and the game owes it to him and the organisation itself to go to extra ordinary lengths to keep those recollections as best they can and to have his voice on tape for prosperity for future generations to enjoy.
“We will have the recording digitised and provide a copy to the State Library of NSW where other similar tapes have been lodged.”
Asked if he ever considered a football career interstate Noack replied that in the early 1960s when the South Australian club, Sturt, visited Sydney he was approached to move interstate. “I seriously considered the offer” Noack said “but it was just as I met my wife so my entire world changed and I remained in Sydney and continued in my work with the NSW Police Force.”
The photo shows Ellis Noack marking over a Newtown ace fullback, Harry Free in the 1958 Preliminary Final at Trumper Park. History Society committeeman , Jack Dean is also in the picture. All three are members of the Sydney AFL Hall of Fame.
You can listen to the recording of Ellis by clicking here