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Norwood Football Club
Norwood Football Club logo
Full name Norwood Football Club
Nickname(s) Redlegs
Motto Fortis in Procella

(Strength in Adversity)

2014 season
Premiership 1st
Leading goalkicker Michael "Juice" Newton (59)
Best and fairest Kieran McGuiness
Club details
Founded 1878
Colours Norwood Jumper Design.png Navy blue and red
Competition South Australian National Football League
Coach Ben Warren
Captain(s) Alex Georgiou
Premierships SANFL (30): 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1891, 1894, 1894, 1904, 1907, 1922, 1923, 1925, 1929, 1941, 1946, 1948, 1950, 1975, 1978, 1982, 1984, 1997, 2012, 2013, 2014

Championship of Australia (2):
1888, 1907
NFL Championship Series (1):
WWII Patriotic League (2):
1943, 1944 (as Norwood-North Adelaide)

Ground(s) Coopers Stadium (Capacity: 22,000)
Other information
Official website
Current season: 2014 SANFL season

Norwood Football Club, nicknamed, Redlegs, is an Australian rules football club competing in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) in the state of South Australia. Its home ground is Coopers Stadium (Norwood Oval), which often referred to as "The Parade". It is one of the two traditional powerhouse clubs of the SANFL, the other being Port Adelaide, who together have won half of all SANFL premierships (see Port Adelaide-Norwood SANFL rivalry). Norwood is the current SANFL premier.



1878–1899: Nineteenth century powerhouse[edit]

1888 Champions of Australia Wins Losses Total
Norwood Jumper Design.png Norwood 3 0 3
VFL South Melbourne 1880-1896 Icon.jpg South Melbourne 0 3 0
Venue: Kensington Oval, Adelaide

The Norwood Football Club was formed at a meeting held at the Norfolk Arms Hotel in Rundle Street, Adelaide on 28 February 1878.

Norwood's first home ground was in the east Park Lands near the tramway and opposite the Kent Town Brewery.

Norwood played their first match at Adelaide Oval on 16 May 1878 against South Adelaide, who were the reigning champion at the time. Norwood went on to win the match 1 goal to nil, with Test cricketer George Giffen kicking Norwood's goal. During this match the players donned distinctive red stockings which gave rise to the nickname 'Redlegs', the moniker which has remained synonymous with Norwood ever since.[3]

1889 SAFA Premiership Playoff
Australia's First Grand Final.
G B Total
Norwood Jumper Design.png Norwood 7 4 46
SANFL Port Adelaide 1883-1901 Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 5 9 39
Venue: Adelaide Oval Crowd: 10,000

Norwood won a premiership in its first year of existence and then followed with five more in a row. Only Port Adelaide in the 1950s has managed to repeat the feat of winning 6 premierships in a row. Norwood eventually won 11 'pennants' between 1878 and 1899 and was the most successful team of the 1800s. In 1883, after winning the pennant for the sixth successive year, Norwood became the first South Australian club to record a win over a Victorian team, when it defeated Essendon.[4] In 1888, Norwood were proclaimed 'Premiers of Australia' when they defeated South Melbourne in three matches at Kensington Oval.

Norwood and Port Adelaide became famous rivals after a particularly tough qualifying finals match in 1894.

Early champions of the club include Alfred 'Topsy' Waldron, who captained the club for nine years, Alby Green, the first player to win the Magarey Medal for the best and fairest player in the competition in 1898 and Anthony 'Bos' Daly, who kicked 88 goals in 1893 including an astonishing 23 goals in one match. Daly's goal tally would not be surpassed for another 37 years and his tally of 23 goals in one match has only ever been equalled by the great North Adelaide goal shooter, Ken Farmer. Daly was widely regarded as "the greatest South Australian footballer from 1877 to the close of the nineteenth century".

1900–1915: pre-WWI era[edit]

1904 SAFA Challenge Final G B Total
Norwood Jumper Design.png Norwood 9 8 62
Port Adelaide SANFL Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 8 10 58
Venue: Jubilee Oval Crowd: 11,000[5]

The 1904 Grand Final was a memorable one for Norwood who were down by 35 points at three-quarter time against traditional rival Port Adelaide. Norwood then produced an extraordinary burst of football with a goal by centre half forward Dean Dawson followed by two goals each from full forward, Bill Miller and half forward flanker, Stan Robinson. Norwood was only two points down with a minute remaining. Tommy Gibbons held a mark on a seemingly impossible angle. His kick sailed through the goal posts to give Norwood a four-point victory 9.8 to 8.10.

1907 Championship of Australia G B Total
Norwood Jumper Design.png Norwood 13 12 90
CarltonDesign.png Carlton 8 10 58
Venue: Adelaide Oval

Norwood were proclaimed the Champions of Australia again in 1907 when they defeated the Victorian premier, Carlton, 13.12 to 8.9 after Norwood scored 7 goals in the first 20 minutes of the third quarter.

1919–1944: Interwar period and WWII competition[edit]

1922–1924: Thomas Leahy success[edit]

For his brief coaching stint, Thomas Leahy proved remarkably successful, leading the Redlegs to back to back premierships in 1922 and 1923, a feat that would not be repeated for 90 years.

1925–1929: Walter Scott era[edit]

Walter Scott was captain-coach of the Norwood Football Club for five years, leading his team to two grand finals in 1928 and 1929, winning the latter against Port Adelaide.

1929 SANFL Grand Final at Adelaide Oval with 35,504 people in attendance. Norwood beat Port Adelaide by 41 points in this match, reversing the previous years result.

1945–1956: Jack Oatey era[edit]

Over a coaching stint of 12 years, Jack Oatey led the Redlegs to three premierships in 1946, 1948, 1950.

1957–1973: Premiership drought[edit]

The period spanning the 1951 and 1973 seasons, totalling twenty three years, was the clubs longest without a premiership.

1974–1979: Robert Hammond era[edit]

Robert Hammond would lead the Redlegs to two premierships, one in 1975 and the other in 1978.

1978: 100 years of the Norwood Football Club[edit]

1978 SANFL Grand Final G B Total
Sturt Football Club design.png Sturt 14 26 110
Norwood Jumper Design.png Norwood 16 15 111
Venue: Football Park Crowd: 50,867

1978 was Norwood's centenary year and Sturt, heading into the grand final, had lost only one game for the year and was odds-on favourite to win its 8th flag in 13 years. Norwood was 29 points down at three-quarter time but scored seven goals to Sturt's two in the last quarter to win the premiership by one point. Memorable moments in the match include Neil Button's effort in ruck against Sturt's Rick Davies, John Wynne's charge into the Sturt coaches box, Michael Taylor's mark 1 metre out from Sturt's goal with a minute to go, Danny Jenkin's leaping smother of a shot for goal with just seconds left to play and Brian Adamson's five goals from centre half forward. However, the most controversial moment was when field umpire Des Foster awarded a spilled mark to Norwood wingman Phil Gallagher, which resulted in the winning goal just minutes from the final siren. Foster later admitted the mark should not have been paid.[6]

1980–1990: Neil Balme era[edit]

Under the leadership of Western Australian Neil Balme, the Redlegs would win two premierships, one in 1982 and a second in 1984. The 1984 premiership was notable as the side came from 5th position at the end of the minor round to win the Grand Final, the first time a team outside the top four had won the competition. Two distinguished Norwood players from this era are Michael Aish and Garry McIntosh.

1991–1997: National League expansion[edit]

1991–1995: Neil Craig era[edit]

With the formation of the Adelaide Crows, the number of the SANFL's best players leaving the competition skyrocketed. The Norwood Football Club was hit particularly hard just avoiding the wooden spoon in successive years. However to the credit of Neil Craig, he managed to make do with what was at his disposal and in his third year as senior Redlegs coach the side made the 1993 Grand Final. However, timing was to be unfortunate and the Redlegs found themselves up against the recently created Woodville-West Torrens Eagles who were by far the strongest team of the year, losing by a club record 73 points.

1996–1999: Peter Rohde era[edit]

1997 SANFL Home & Away Season W L D Total %
Norwood Jumper Design.png Norwood 17 3 0 24 64.82
Minor Premiers

The Norwood Football Club entered the 1997 SANFL season with purpose and rage that would see it dominate the years competition. During the home and away season the club lost only three games during the minor round with a percentage of 64.82%, second to only that of Port Adelaide's 1914 season percentage of 68.78%. The dominance of Norwood during this year was highlighted on ANZAC day when Norwood played the second placed team of the year, Port Adelaide, winning by 122 points. However during the second semi-final Norwood lost to Port Adelaide. The loss proved to be a wake up call for a side seemingly winning with ease.

1997 SANFL Grand Final G B Total
Norwood Jumper Design.png Norwood 19 12 126
Port Adelaide SANFL Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 7 11 53
Venue: Football Park Crowd: 44,161

The following week a win over Central District saw them make the Grand Final, where again they would play Port Adelaide, this time in front of 44,161 eager spectators. Norwood were no longer complacent like they had been a couple weeks ago and dished out Port Adelaide's greatest ever grand final defeat in the SANFL winning by 73 points, 19.12 (126) to 7.11 (53). With midfielders Anthony Harvey (Jack Oatey Medallist), John Cunningham and Andrew Jarman playing superbly, the Redlegs had their Magpie opponents chasing shadows all afternoon. Norwood's victory, which came during the same season Port Adelaide's controversial bid to enter the AFL came to fruition, meant the satisfaction it generated amongst Redleg supporters was euphoric.

2000–2009: Tough times[edit]

The euphoria of the 1997 grand final victory would be short lived with the club only making it to another grand final once in the next decade, losing to Port Adelaide. The decade would see club revenue reduced to its minimum extent as the AFL took an economic hold of football in the state. During this time the club picked up only its 6th wooden spoon and its first for over three decades.

2010–2013: Nathan Bassett and Norwood resurgence[edit]

Norwood won their 28th and 29th SANFL Premierships in 2012 and 2013 by defeating West Adelaide and North Adelaide respectively and lost only five minor round games over those two years (2 in 2012, 3 in 2013). It was the first time in 90 years (1922 and 1923) that the club had won back-to-back premierships. By coincidence, Norwood defeated Wests in 1922 and North in 1923.[7]

2014–present: Ben Warren as coach[edit]

2014 SANFL Grand Final G B Total
Norwood Jumper Design.png Norwood 12 10 82
Port Adelaide SANFL Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 11 12 78
Venue: Adelaide Oval Crowd: 38,644

In his first season as coach Ben Warren guided the club to a Grand Final, in which Norwood defeated its biggest rivale by 4 points, Norwood 12.10 (82) Port Adelaide 11.12 (78), in front of the largest Grand Final crowd for 15 years of 38,644. The win was significant given that the Port Adelaide team of 21 included 19 full-time professional AFL-listed players. It was also Norwood's 30th Premiership, and completed a hat-trick following on from its 2012 & 2013 flags. The victory left Norwood as the team that won both the last Grand Final at Football Park and the first Grand Final at the newly refurbished Adelaide Oval.


The Norwood Football Club is one of two traditional power-houses clubs in the South Australian National Football League, the other team being the Port Adelaide Football Club. As a result their rivalry was the biggest in South Australian sport for over 100 years before the arrival of the Showdown. The two clubs still consistently attract the largest crowds during the SANFL minor round.

Current club song[edit]

It's a grand old flag[8][edit]

It's a grand old flag, it's a high flying flag
It's the emblem for me and for you
It's the emblem of the team we love
The team of the Red and the Blue.
Every heart beats true for the Red and the Blue
As we sing this song to you [What do we sing?]
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
Keep your eye on the Red and the Blue.

Oh the team played fine in the year 29
The Redlegs that no-one could lick, lick, lick
From the crowds first yell to the final bell
The spirit of old forty six, six, six.
Every heart beats true for the Red and the Blue
As we sing this song to you [What do we sing?]
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
Keep your eye on the Red and the Blue.

— based on George M. Cohan's , You're a Grand Old Flag

1878 club song[edit]

Men of Norwood[9][edit]

All who love the noble game, hear the story I proclaim;
How the Norwoods earned their fame [How they won their glory].
First, against the Souths so strong, Cheers went up, both loud and long;
Forward! Norwoods, red and blue. Fair ones' smiles encourage you.

Cheer the bonny red and blue,
Cheer the colours fast and true,
Keep their colours still in view,
Forward! Men of Norwood.

Who will e'er forget that day, Sturdy Mac led on the play,
Giffen dashing through the fray, Kicked first goal for Norwood?
And from thousand throats that cried, Cleft the air up to the skies.
Forward! Norwood, red and blue. Fair ones' eyes are watching you.


When they met the sprightly Vics, With their little marks and tricks,
People thought would be a fix, Too much for the Norwoods.
Like the Souths the Vics were licked, Traynor for us one goals kicked.
Forward! Norwoods, red and blue, Wiry Vics you did subdue.


Sturdy Ports and Adelaides, Little Parks [those knowing blades]
Kensingtons, who love the maids, All succumbed to Norwood.
So the first year passed away, And our men still held the sway;
Forward! Norwood, red and blue, Beauty's lips are praising you.

— Arthur Diamond, To the tune of 'Killarney'

Home Grounds[edit]

The current home ground for the Norwood Football Club is Norwood Oval. It has been the clubs home since 1901 and under current naming rights it is referred to as 'Coopers Stadium'.

2015 Norwood Playing list[edit]

Norwood Football Club
Senior list Coaching staff
  • 21 Mat Suckling
  • 22 Mitchell Wicks
  • 23 Tim Webber
  • 24 Luke Rander
  • 25 Mac Bower
  • 26 Liam Davis
  • 27 Ed O'Connor
  • 28 Ben Jefferies
  • 29 Steven Baldasso
  • 30 Brady Dawe
  • 31 Brayden Denmead
  • 32 Michael Illeggio
  • 33 Lachlan Peter
  • 34 Harry Viney
  • 35 Luke Thomas
  • 36 Tulio Dematteis
  • 37 Josh Donohue
  • 38
  • 39 Alex Georgiou
  • 40 Anthony Giannini
  • 41 Tom Clayton
  • 42 Ed Smart
  • 43 Patrick Levicki
  • 44 Matt Nunn
  • 45 Tom Derham
  • 47 Zac Richards
  • 48 Darcy Pisani
  • 49 Cameron Ortlepp
  • 50 Ryan Llewellyn
  • 51 Aaron Stewart
  • 52 Brayden Deprinse
  • 53 Harry Cross
  • 54 Matt Hallandal
  • 55 Riley Sinnott
  • 56 Cameron Tiggermann
  • 57 Jake Pitman
  • 58 Dan Cluse
  • 60 Josh Schinella
  • 61 Nic Pansini
  • 62 Davin Ferreira

Head coach

  • Ben Warren

Assistant coaches

  • Scott Bassett
  • James Saywell
  • Simon Feast

  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain
  • Cruz Roja.svg Long-term injury list
  • Arrow-up.png Upgraded rookie(s)
  • (vet) Veterans list

Updated: 13 June 2014
Source(s): [1], [2]

Squad changes for 2015[edit]


Player Previous Club League Via
Alex Georgiou Melbourne AFL
Mat Suckling Collingwood VFL VFL Returning
Andrew McInnes Carlton AFL
Luke Partington Tumby Bay Great Flinders Football League Zoning


Player New Club League Via
Mark Evans Sturt SANFL Quit
Kieran McGuinness Retired

Membership and attendance[edit]

Year Members Change From Previous Season End of Minor Round Finishing Position Average Crowd Change From Previous Season Largest Home Crowd
Increase 119
Increase 340
Decrease 292
Increase 620
Increase 553
Decrease 567
Decrease 238
Increase 219
Decrease 421
Decrease 102
Increase 17
2015 3,858[18] Increase 737 6,927 Increase 2,817 6,927
  • As of 4/5/15

Honour Roll[edit]

Norwood Football Club Honour Roll
South Australian Football Association era
Year Pos W-L-D Coach Captain Best and Fairest Leading goalkicker Goals
1878 1 (Premiers) 8-0-4 Joseph Osborn Joseph Osborn William Dedman 12*
1879 1 (Premiers) 9-0-1 Joseph Osborn Joseph Osborn William Dedman 12*
1880 1 (Premiers) 7-2-1 Joseph Osborn Joseph Osborn Joseph Traynor 7*
1881 1 (Premiers) 10-0-3 Alfred Waldron Alfred Waldron Joe Pollock
W.J. Duffy
1882 1 (Premiers) 13-1-0 Alfred Waldron Alfred Waldron J.F. Watson 12
1883 1 (Premiers) 12-3-1 Alfred Waldron Alfred Waldron F.N. Letchford 7
1884 2 (Runner-up) 9-4-1 Alfred Waldron Alfred Waldron F.N. Letchford 10
1885 2 (Runner-up) 7-7-1 Alfred Roberts Alfred Roberts A.B. Rowe 9
1886 3 7-6-1 Alfred Roberts Alfred Roberts F.N. Letchford 8
1887 1 (Premiers) 12-2-4 Alfred Waldron Alfred Waldron John Daly 15
1888 1 (Premiers) 14-1-2 Alfred Waldron Alfred Waldron C.W.G. Woods 29*
1889 1 (Premiers) 15-2-1 Alfred Waldron Alfred Waldron C.W.G. Woods 31
1890 2 (Runner-up) 15-3-0 Alfred Waldron Alfred Waldron C.W.G. Woods 44
1891 1 (Premiers) 13-3-0 Alfred Grayson Alfred Grayson C.W.G. Woods 55*
1892 3 10-6-0 Alfred Waldron Alfred Waldron C.W.G. Woods 46*
1893 2 (Runner-up) 12-3-3 Henry Plunkett
John Daly
Henry Plunkett
John Daly
Anthony Daly 88*
1894 1 (Premiers) 15-5-1 John Daly John Daly Anthony Daly 48*
1895 2 (Runner-up) 11-4-1 John Daly John Daly Anthony Daly 46*
1896 2 (Runner-up) 10-6-2 Jack Holbrook Jack Holbrook C.W.G. Woods 20
1897 3 11-5-1 Richard Correll Richard Correll John Daly C.W.G. Woods 24
1898 3 8-7-0 Richard Correll Richard Correll Anthony Daly 12
1899 2 (Runner-up) 11-4-1 Ernest Peters Ernest Peters William Miller 26
1900 4 8-7-0 William Plunkett William Plunkett William Miller 23
1901 1 (Premiers) 14-5-0 Garsham Barnes Garsham Barnes J.H. Gosse William Miller 44*
1902 5 6-6-0 Garsham Barnes Garsham Barnes W. Trembath William Miller 21
1903 4 8-5-0 William Plunkett William Plunkett William Plunkett William Miller 27
1904 1 (Premiers) 12-2-1 Phil Newland Phil Newland John Bahr

L.L. Hill

William Miller 35*
1905 3 8-5-0 James Gosse James Gosse William Miller William Miller 24
1906 3 12-2-0 Dean Dawson

Phil Newland

Dean Dawson
Phil Newland
C.G. Gwynne L.L. Hill 21
South Australian Football League era
Year Pos W-L-D Coach Captain Best and Fairest Leading goalkicker Goals
1907 1 (Premiers) 12-3-0 John Bahr John Bahr C.G. Gwynne Leonard Chamberlain 27
1908 2 (Runner-up) 11-3-1 John Bahr John Bahr John Bahr

L.L. Hill

Jack Chamberlain 30
1909 2 (Runner-up) 8-6-0 John Woods John Bahr L.L. Hill R.J.B. Townsend 22*
1910 3 7-7-0 John Woods Jonh Bahr L.A. Lewis Leonard Chamberlain 19
1911 5 6-6-0 Jonh Bahr Charles McGavisk P. Robin R.J.B. Townsend 18
1912 6 4-8-0 Jonh Bahr John Bahr R.J.B. Townsend Leonard Chamberlain 23
1913 7 (Wooden spoon) 2-10-0 William Plunkett Victor Stephens Sidney White W.D. Steele 13
1914 7 (Wooden spoon) 4-8-0 Algernon Millhouse Algernon Millhouse Sidney White G.R. Stephens 19
1915 7 (Wooden spoon) 3-9-0 Clarence Packham Clarence Packham Clarence Packham G.R. Stephens 11
Play suspended due to WWI
1919 7 (Wooden spoon) 1-11-0 William Hutton Sidney White S.J. Sibley S.J. Sibley 18
1920 2 (Runner-up) 7-7-0 William Hutton Richard Townsend Walter Scott R.J.B. Townsend 15
1921 2 (Runner-up) 11-6-1 William Hutton Sidney White Walter Scott Roy Bent 44*
1922 1 (Premiers) 14-2-0 Thomas Leahy Sidney White C. Toovey T. Hart 50*
1923 1 (Premiers) 13-2-1 Thomas Leahy Sidney White Walter Scott Roy Bent 50
1924 3 10-5-1 Thomas Leahy Sidney White Alick Lill Roy Bent 54*
1925 1 (Premiers) 13-3-0 Sidney White Sidney White Alick Lill Roy Bent 59*
1926 3 10-6-0 Walter Scott Walter Scott Walter Scott Roy Bent 65*
South Australian National Football League era
Year Pos W-L-D Coach Captain Best and Fairest Leading goalkicker Goals
1927 6 7-10-0 Walter Scott Walter Scott Alick Lill A.S. Biddell 36
1928 2 (Runner-up) 12-8-0 Walter Scott Walter Scott Walter Scott H.A. Krome 38
1929 1 (Premiers) 14-4-1 Walter Scott Walter Scott C.C. Daly L.A. Mutton 41
1930 3 11-6-1 Walter Scott Walter Scott Walter Scott H.A. Krome 39
1931 4 9-9-0 Alick Lill
Ernest Wadham
Walter Scott
Alick Lill
Ernest Wadham
Joseph Johns
Joseph Johns H.A. Krome 28
1932 3 11-8-0 Walter Scott Joseph Johns A.S. Biddell Bill McCallum 37
1933 2 (Runner-up) 12-8-2 Alick Lill Eric Johnson Frederick McCallum H.A. Krome 53
1934 7 5-12-0 Alick Lill Heinrich Krome
Lavington Chinnery
Harold Allington Bruce Schultz 66
1935 4 11-7-0 Jack Sexton
Sidney Ackland
Eric Johnson
Thomas Woodfoofe
Jack Sexton
Thomas Woodroofe
Thomas Woodroofe Bruce Schultz 66
1936 5 10-7-0 Sidney Ackland Thomas Woodroofe Bill McCallum R.J. Brown 64
1937 3 13-6-0 Sidney Ackland Thomas Woodroofe A.G. Sawley R.J. Brown 95
1938 3 13-6-0 A. Arthur Thomas Woodroofe Frederick McCallum R.J. Brown 86
1939 4 11-7-0 A. Arthur Thomas Woodroofe
Hubert Warhurst
Hubert Warhurst Bruce Schultz 98
1940 4 8-10-0 Kevin Hardiman
Alan Smith
Kevin Hardiman
Hubert Warhurst
Bruce Schultz
Jack Oatey Bruce Schultz 90
1941 1 (Premiers) 15-5-0 Frederick McCallum Kevin Hardiman Jack Oatey Bruce Schultz 100*
Temporary geographical merger with North Adelaide during WWII
Competition returns to unaligned teams
1945 3 11-8-0 Jack Oatey Jack Oatey Jack Oatey N.J. Way 39
1946 1 (Premiers) 16-3-0 Jack Oatey Jack Oatey Douglas Olds P.A. Dalwood 70*
1947 2 (Runner-up) 16-3-0 Jack Oatey Jack Oatey Douglas Olds N.J. Way 49
1948 1 (Premiers) 16-3-0 Jack Oatey Jack Oatey Jack Oatey G.H. Farrow 64
1949 3 12-7-0 Jack Oatey Jack Oatey John Marriott P.A. Dalwood 41
1950 1 (Premiers) 15-4-0 Jack Oatey Jack Oatey Douglas Olds R.L. Williams 59
1951 5 Jack Oatey Jack Oatey John Marriott M.A. Mayo 29
1952 2 (Runner-up) Jack Oatey Jack Oatey K.J. Gallagher P.A. Dalwood 27
1953 4 Jack Oatey John Marriott M.A. Mayo M.A. Mayo 78*
1954 4 Jack Oatey John Marriott R.N. Edwards Peter Vivian 35
1955 2 (Runner-up) Jack Oatey John Marriott John Marriott N.J. Walker 39
1956 4 Jack Oatey John Marriott R.N. Reimann R.T. Fosdike 33
1957 2 (Runner-up) Haydn Bunton, Jr. Ron Reimann N.J. Walker N.J. Walker 37
1958 4 Haydn Bunton, Jr. Haydn Bunton, Jr. G.M. Nicholls Peter Vivian 27
1959 6 Alan Killigrew Peter Vivian G.M. Nicholls Peter Vivian 35
1960 2 (Runner-up) Alan Killigrew Peter Aish Peter Aish P.R. Stephens 50
1961 2 (Runner-up) Alan Killigrew Peter Aish Peter Aish
Kingsley Wedding
John Lill 40
1962 3 Alan Killigrew Peter Aish Kingsley Wedding John Lill 52
1963 5 Douglas Olds Ron Kneebone Kingsley Wedding M. Skinner 37
1964 6 Douglas Olds Ron Kneebone Kingsley Wedding R.S. Martin 30
1965 4 Haydn Bunton, Jr. Haydn Bunton, Jr. Kingsley Wedding I. Brewer 96*
1966 7 Haydn Bunton, Jr. Haydn Bunton, Jr. Ron Kneebone I. Brewer 76
1967 6 Haydn Bunton, Jr. Haydn Bunton, Jr. Robert Oatey Robert Oatey 45
1968 10 Robert Oatey Robert Oatey Robert Oatey Robert Oatey 30
1969 9 Robert Oatey Robert Oatey T.G. Butchart Robert Oatey 33
1970 5 Robert Oatey Robert Oatey M.H. Poulter M.J. Coligan 77
1971 5 Robert Oatey Robert Oatey Robert Oatey Roger Woodcock 58
1972 4 Robert Oatey Robert Oatey Robert Oatey M.J. Coligan 81*
1973 4 Robert Oatey Robert Oatey Michael Taylor Ross Dillon 46
1974 4 Robert Hammond Robert Hammond Michael Taylor Roger Woodcock 68
1975 1 (Premiers) Robert Hammond John Wynne Ross Dillon Ross Dillon 66
1976 4 Robert Hammond John Wynne R.J. Pope J.L. Michalanney 63
1977 5 Robert Hammond John Wynne Neil Craig P.E. Adler 67
1978 1 (Premiers) Robert Hammond Michael Taylor Michael Taylor Roger Woodcock 42
1979 4 Robert Hammond Michael Taylor Michael Taylor D.B. Winter 45
1980 2 (Runner-up) Neil Balme Michael Taylor Michael Taylor Roger Woodcock 62
1981 3 Neil Balme Phil Gallagher Michael Aish Gary Menzel 37
1982 1 (Premiers) Neil Balme Phil Gallagher
Greg Turbill
Greg Turbill Neville Roberts 83
1983 3 Neil Balme Greg Turbill Michael Aish Neville Roberts 111
1984 1 (Premiers) Neil Balme Danny Jenkins Michael Aish Neville Roberts 98
1985 4 Neil Balme Neville Roberts Keith Thomas Neville Roberts 47
1986 5 Neil Balme Neville Roberts Michael Taylor Keith Thomas 40
1987 3 Neil Balme Michael Aish Garry McIntosh M.R. Ducker 54
1988 3 Neil Balme Michael Aish R.I. Anderson R.B. Maynard 50
1989 3 Neil Balme Michael Aish R.B. Maynard A.P. Pascoe 47
1990 5 Neil Balme Garry McIntosh Stephen Rowe J. Weeding 50
1991 7 Neil Craig Garry McIntosh Garry McIntosh D.S. Payne 51
1992 7 Neil Craig Garry McIntosh Michael Aish M.G. Jones 54
1993 2 (Runner-up) Neil Craig Garry McIntosh S.J. Patterson C.G. Prime 87
1994 4 Neil Craig Garry McIntosh J.A. D'Antiochia C.G Prime 53
1995 3 Neil Craig Garry McIntosh Matthew Primus J.H. Thiessen 54
1996 3 Peter Rohde Garry McIntosh John Cunningham A.W.S. Reade 65
1997 1 (Premiers) Peter Rohde Garry McIntosh Andrew Jarman J.R. West 80*
1998 4 Peter Rohde Garry McIntosh
Anthony Harvey
Anthony Harvey Cristian O'Brien 31
1999 2 (Runner-up) Peter Rohde Anthony Harvey Steven Pitt Robert Neill 36
2000 5 Neville Roberts Anthony Harvey Scott Direen Robert Neill 42
2001 4 Neville Roberts Anthony Harvey Troy Clements Scott Borlace
Robert Neill
2002 3 Garry McIntosh Brett James Brett James Jarrod Cotton 42
2003 6 Garry McIntosh Brett James Brett James Robert Neill 38
2004 9 Garry McIntosh Brett James Scott Borlace Matthew Bartemucci 26
2005 6 Dale Lewis Brett James Brett James Robert Neill 44
2006 7 Trevor Hill Brett James Scott Borlace Jamie Vlatko 31
2007 7 Trevor Hill James Gallagher James Gallagher Jamie Vlatko 60
2008 4 Trevor Hill James Gallagher James Gallagher Taylor Walker 56
2009 7 Trevor Hill
Jarrod Cotton
James Gallagher Brett Zorzi Sam Rowe 40
2010 2 (Runner-up) 14-10-0 Nathan Bassett James Gallagher Nick Lower Sam Rowe 40
2011 3 15-8-0 Nathan Bassett James Gallagher Kieran McGuinness Cameron Shenton 43
2012 1 (Premiers) 20-2-0 Nathan Bassett Kieran McGuinness Brett Zorzi Luke Jericho 41
2013 1 (Premiers) 19-3-0 Nathan Bassett Kieran McGuinness Ben Jefferies Ben Warren 36
2014 1 (Premiers) 14-7-0 Ben Warren Kieran McGuinness Kieran McGuinness Michael Newton 55
2015 Ben Warren Alex Georgiou
  • Signifies SANFL leading goal kicker


SANFL Premiers (30)[edit]

  • 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882
    1883, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1891
    1894, 1901, 1904, 1907, 1922
    1923, 1925, 1929, 1941, 1946
    1948, 1950, 1975, 1978, 1982
    1984, 1997, 2012, 2013, 2014

Champions of Australia (2)[edit]

  • 1888, 1907

National Football League Championship (1)[edit]

  • 1977

South Australian Night Series (2)[edit]

  • 1956, 1958

Stanley H. Lewis Trophy (12)[edit]

  • 1965, 1974, 1982, 1984, 1985
    1986, 1987, 1995, 1996, 1997
    1998, 2011

Individual Awards[edit]

Magarey Medallists[edit]

Fos Williams Medallists[edit]

Jack Oatey Medallists[edit]

  • 1982 – Danny Jenkins
  • 1984 – Keith Thomas
  • 1997 – John Cunningham
  • 2012 – Dean Terlich
  • 2013 – Brett Zorzi
  • 2014 – Matt Panos

Ken Farmer Medallists[edit]


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Most Goals[edit]

Most Years as Coach[edit]

Most Premierships as Coach[edit]

Most Years as Captain[edit]

Most Premierships as Captain[edit]

Most Best and Fairest Awards[edit]

Highest Score[edit]

Most State Games[edit]

2014 Premiership side[edit]

Norwood 12.10 (82) defeated Port Adelaide 11.12 (78)
Venue: Adelaide Oval
Attendance: 38,644
Umpires: C. Deboy, T. Medlin, A. Crosby
Jack Oatey Medallist: Matthew Panos

Norwood Last Premiership Team
B: Jace Bode Kieran McGuinness (c) Alex Forster
HB: Kristian Roocke Michael Chippendale Andrew Kirwan
C: Ben Jefferies Matthew Panos Anthony Wilson
HF: Ed Smart Liam Davis Simon Phillips
F: Brady Dawe Michael Newton Josh Donohue
Foll: Sam Baulderstone Tim Webber Callum Bartlett
Int: Kane Murphy Gavin Hughes James Allan
Peter Persinos (em) Steven Baldasso (em)
Coach: Ben Warren

Best: Panos, McGuinness, Baulderstone, Smart, Phillips, Webber, Allan, Kirwan
Goals: Phillips & Davis (3), Newton (2), Panos, Bartlett, Baulderstone & Donohue (1)

Team of the century[edit]

Norwood Team of the Century[19]
B: Michael Taylor Syd Ackland Alby Bahr
HB: Syd White Walter Scott Ron Kneebone
C: Phil Gallagher Alick Lill Doug Olds
HF: Albert Sawley Neil Button Garry McIntosh
F: Neville Roberts Bruce Schultz Robert Oatey
Foll: John Marriott Michael Aish Jack Oatey
Int: Keith Thomas Bill Wedding John Wynne
Sam Gallagher

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