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The Norwood Football Club, nicknamed the Redlegs is a current Football Club competing in the South Australian Football League (SANFL). Its home ground is the Coopers Stadium, also known as "The Parade".

HistoryEdit

Early HistoryEdit

Norwood formed on 28 February 1878 at Norfolk Arms Hotel in Rundle Street, Adelaide. There first home ground was in the east Park Lands near the tramway and opposite the Kent Town Brewery. Norwood played their first match against reigning premiers South Adelaide and won by 1 goal. Norwood won a premiership in its first year of existence and then followed with five more in a row. The only time this record has been matched is Port Adelaide in the Fos Williams era of the 50's.

In 1888, Norwood would compete in the first ever Championship of Australia and win against South Melbourne in a best of 3 series.

Champions at NorwoodEdit

Alfred "Topsy" WaldronEdit

Alfred Waldron was a Norwood player who captained the side for 10 years, a record which has not been beaten in Norwood's history. He also played for Carlton in 1877 playing in the premiership side but returned to Norwood some years later. He captained Norwood during the 1888 Championship of Australia and captained South Australia on 3 occasions. He also played two first-class cricket matches.

PremiersEdit

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 Playing ListEdit

1. Gavin Hughes
2. Kristian Roocke
3. Michael Newton
4. Matthew Panos
5. Craig Evans
6. Callum Bartlett
7. James Allan
8. Peter Bampton
9. Dylan Reinbrecht
10. Peter Persinos
11. Alex Forster
12. Simon Phillips
13. Kieran McGuiness
14. Mark Evans
15. Jace Bode
16. Michael Chippendale
17. Kane Murphy
18. Sam Baulderstone
19. Luke Wilson
20. Anthony Wilson
21. Alex McKay
22. Mitchell Wicks
23. Tim Webber
24. Angus Clarke
25. Mac Bower
26. Liam Davis
27. Ed O'Connor
28. Ben Jefferies
29. Steven Baldasso
30. Brady Dawe
31. Jesse Aish
32. Michael Ialleggio
33. Lochie Peter
34. Aaron Luccon
35. Luke Thomas
36. Tulio Dematteis
37. Josh Donohue
38. Andrew Kirwan
39. Dylan Auciello
40. Tom Forster
41. Josh Pitson
42. Ed Smart
43. Patrick Levicki
44. Matt Nunn
45. Luke Rander
49. Ben Vidic
50. Chase Bower
51. Jack O'Leary
54. Blake Helyar
56. Cameron Tiggemann

Team of the CenturyEdit

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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