Norwood Football Club

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Full nameNorwood Football Club
MottoFortis in Procella
(Strength in Adversity)
2017 season
After finals5th
Leading goalkickerKristian Roocke (26)
Best and fairestAlexis Georgiou
Club details
Founded1878;142 years ago (1878)
Competition South Australian National Football League
PremiershipsSANFL (30): 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

SANFLW (1): 2017
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)
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Norwood Football Club, nicknamed the 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). The club has won 30 SANFL premierships and 1 SANFLW premiership.


1878–1899: Nineteenth-century powerhouse

Left: Alfred "Topsy" Waldron was South Australia's first football celebrity. Poached from Carlton after winning the inaugural VFA season, he would go on to win eight premierships with Norwood, captaining the club to its inaugural national title.
Right: Norwood's victorious 1888 Championship of Australia team.
1888 Champions of Australia WinsLossesTotal
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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. The club gained a large number of players from the then recently dissolved Woodville Football Club (1868–1877). [1]

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. [2]

1889 SAFA Premiership Playoff
Australia's First Grand Final.
Port Adelaide595
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. [3] 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

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Left: Norwood's victorious 1907 Championship of Australia team.
Right: Seven time Norwood leading goal-kicker William Miller
1904 SAFA Challenge FinalGBTotal
Port Adelaide 81058
Venue: Jubilee Oval Crowd: 11,000 [4]

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 GBTotal
Carlton 81058
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. Norwood would beat Carlton again in 1921, but on this latter occasion both clubs were runners up in their respective competitions.

1919–1944: Interwar period and WWII competition

1922–1924: Thomas Leahy success

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

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.[ citation needed ]

1945–1956: Jack Oatey era

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

1957–1973: Premiership drought

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

1974–1979: Robert Hammond era

1977: NFL night series premiers

1977 NFL Grand FinalGBTotal
East Perth 9761
Venue: Norwood Oval Crowd: 12,000

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

In 1977, Norwood defeated East Perth for the NFL night series premiership. Both of these clubs would later make bids to enter the VFL, East Perth in 1980 and Norwood in 1986. Norwood would go on to win the game 10.9 (69) to East Perth's 9.7 (61). This would be Norwood's third and last title in a national competition. Norwood were awarded $50,000 for their win. [5]

1978: 100 years of the Norwood Football Club

1978 SANFL Grand FinalGBTotal
Sturt 1426110
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?

1980–1990: Neil Balme era

Under the leadership of Western Australian Neil Balme, the Redlegs won 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

1991–1995: Neil Craig era

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

1997 SANFL Home & Away SeasonWLDTotal%
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 FinalGBTotal
Port Adelaide 71153
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

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.[ citation needed ] The decade would see club revenue reduced to its minimum extent as the AFL took an economic hold of football in the state.[ citation needed ] During this time the club picked up only its 6th wooden spoon and its first for over three decades.[ citation needed ]

2010–2013: Nathan Bassett and Norwood resurgence

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 (two in 2012, three 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. [6]

2014–2016: Ben Warren as coach

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Norwood won the first Grand Final played at Adelaide Oval since 1973, defeating arch-rival Port Adelaide by 4 points in-front of 38,644 spectators.
2014 SANFL Grand Final GBTotal
Port Adelaide 111278
Venue: Adelaide Oval Crowd: 38,644

In his first season as coach Ben Warren, with recruiting restrictions due to a salary cap breach and the loss of 12 premiership players, managed to guide the club to a Grand Final, in which Norwood defeated its biggest rival 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 and 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.

In 2015, Norwood started the season 9-1 despite losing their captain Kieran McGuinness to retirement along with Gavin Hughes over the off-season, Anthony Wilson to the Adelaide Crows and Steven Baldasso suffering a season ending knee injury during the pre-season. The Redlegs were top of the ladder after Round 10 but a loss to bottom side Glenelg in round 11 would prove pivotal as they fell away in the second half of the season to only win 2 of their remaining 9 games with an horrific run of injuries to key players. They finished 4th after the minor round with 11-7, equal third with West Adelaide, but with inferior percentage were sent to an Elimination Final and were bundled out by 44 points by Central District.

2016 season saw the Redlegs regain Andrew Kirwan from overseas, Matt Fuller, Anthony Wilson and Jaryd Cachia from AFL duties but this did not cover the losses of James Allan, Michael Newton, Liam Davis and Mat Suckling, all to retirement, with Andrew McInnes and Mitch Wilkins returning to Melbourne after only one year and Kane Murphy returning to Sydney. The Redlegs started well with a win over archrivals, Port Adelaide, at Coopers Stadium by 25 points with Simon Phillips copping a season ending shoulder injury. A shock loss to North Adelaide by 57 points was the start of things to come as the Redlegs struggled with many injuries throughout the year which started with Michael Chippendale missing for the first six weeks and then significant injuries to key players in Bode, Panos, Cachia, Phillips and Webber throughout the year saw the Redlegs struggle without their star players. Norwood managed to win three of their last six games of the season with a shock win over ladder leaders, Woodville-West Torrens, by 24 points at Coopers Stadium which was the Redlegs stand out game in a poor season. This led to the departure of their Senior Coach, Ben Warren, with both parties not being able to come to an agreement over the club's future. Ben Warren ended with a win-loss record of 31-27.

2017–present: Evolution

Norwood were a foundation member of the SANFL Women's (SANFLW) competition in 2017. They claimed their first (and currently only) premiership in the competition in the inaugural 2017 season. [7]


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

Current club song

It's a grand old flag

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

[ citation needed ]

1878 club song

Men of Norwood

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'

Famous supporters

Home grounds

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

Current playing list

Norwood Football Club
Senior listCoaching staff
  • 21 Luke Wilson
  • 22 Cliff Wilson
  • 23 Lewis Johnston
  • 24 Lachlan Pascoe
  • 25 Cameron Shenton
  • 26 Isacc Hewson
  • 27 Mitch Wilkins
  • 28 Ben Jefferies
  • 29 Adam Zeni
  • 30 Brady Dawe
  • 31 Luke Surman
  • 32 Joe Bielby
  • 33 Fallon Wanganeen
  • 34 Hugo Falbusch-Moore
  • 35 Darcy Pisani
  • 36 Matthew Fuller
  • 37 Chris Olsson
  • 38 Cole Gerloff
  • 39 Alex Georgiou
  • 40 Anthony Giannini
  • 41 Will Abbott
  • 42 Ed Smart
  • 43 Patrick Levicki
  • 44 Mitchell Carter
  • 45 Saverio Trimboli
  • 48 Corey Di Stefano
  • 49 Brodie Carroll
  • 50 Keiran Agius
  • 51 Nick Pedro
  • 52 Luke Valente
  • 53 Josh Richards
  • 54 Tom Charlton
  • 55 Cameron Ball
  • 56 James Siviour
  • 57 Jacob Collins
  • 58 Lachlan Charlton
  • 59 Sam Buckham
  • 60 Seb Webb

Head coach

  • Jarrod Cotton

Assistant coaches

  • James Saywell
  • Gavin Hughes
  • Jeremy Cini

  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)
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  • (vet) Veterans list-->

Updated: 21 March 2018
Source(s): Players

AFL/VFL players (including Rookies)

There is a list of past and present Norwood players who have played at AFL/VFL:

Membership and attendance

YearMembersChange from previous SeasonEnd of minor roundsFinishing positionAverage crowdChange from previous seasonLargest home crowd
3,571 [10]
Increase2.svg 553
3,004 [11]
Decrease2.svg 567
Decrease2.svg 238
3,223 [12]
Increase2.svg 219
Decrease2.svg 421
3,121 [13]
Decrease2.svg 102
Increase2.svg 17
2015 4,050 [14] Increase2.svg 912553,156Decrease2.svg 9546,927
2016 3,209

Honour roll

Norwood Football Club honour roll
South Australian Football Association era
YearPosW-L-D%CoachCaptainBest and FairestLeading goalkickerGoals
1878 1 (Premiers)8–0–494Joseph OsbornJoseph OsbornN/AWilliam Dedman12*
1879 1 (Premiers)9–0–191Joseph OsbornJoseph OsbornN/AWilliam Dedman12*
1880 1 (Premiers)7–2–186Joseph OsbornJoseph OsbornN/AJoseph Traynor7*
1881 1 (Premiers)10–0–382 Alfred Waldron Alfred Waldron N/AJoe Pollock
W.J. Duffy
1882 1 (Premiers)13–1–075 Alfred Waldron Alfred Waldron N/AJim Watson12
1883 1 (Premiers)12–3–170 Alfred Waldron Alfred Waldron N/AFrederick Letchford7
1884 2 (Runner-up)9–4–164 Alfred Waldron Alfred Waldron N/AFrederick Letchford10
1885 2 (Runner-up)7–7–167Alfred RobertsAlfred RobertsN/AA.B. Rowe9
1886 37–6–159Alfred RobertsAlfred RobertsN/AFrederick Letchford8
1887 1 (Premiers)12–2–475 Alfred Waldron Alfred Waldron N/A John Daly 15
1888 1 (Premiers)
Champions of Australia
14–1–259 Alfred Waldron Alfred Waldron N/ACharles Woods29*
1889 1 (Premiers)15–2–177 Alfred Waldron Alfred Waldron N/ACharles Woods31
1890 2 (Runner-up)15–3–073 Alfred Waldron Alfred Waldron N/ACharles Woods44
1891 1 (Premiers)13–3–072Alfred GraysonAlfred GraysonN/ACharles Woods55*
1892 310–6–067 Alfred Waldron Alfred Waldron N/ACharles Woods46*
1893 2 (Runner-up)12–3–372Henry Plunkett
John Daly
Henry Plunkett
John Daly
N/A Anthony Daly 88*
1894 1 (Premiers)15–5–162 John Daly John Daly N/A Anthony Daly 48*
1895 2 (Runner-up)11–4–165 John Daly John Daly N/A Anthony Daly 46*
1896 2 (Runner-up)10–6–259Jack HolbrookJack HolbrookN/ACharles Woods20
1897 311–5–166Richard CorrellRichard Correll John Daly Charles Woods24
1898 38–7–053Richard CorrellRichard CorrellN/A Anthony Daly 12
1899 2 (Grand-Finalist)11–4–160Ernest PetersErnest PetersN/A William Miller 26
1900 48–7–052William PlunkettWilliam PlunkettN/A William Miller 23
1901 1 (Premiers)14–5–060Garsham BarnesGarsham BarnesJames Gosse William Miller 44*
1902 56–6–066Garsham BarnesGarsham BarnesW. Trembath William Miller 21
1903 48–5–071William PlunkettWilliam PlunkettWilliam Plunkett William Miller 27
1904 1 (Premiers)12–2–171 Phil Newland Phil Newland John Bahr
Lionel Hill
William Miller 35*
1905 38–5–060James GosseJames Gosse William Miller William Miller 24
1906 312–2–068Dean Dawson

Phil Newland

Dean Dawson
Phil Newland
Charles GwynneLionel Hill21
South Australian Football League era
YearPosW-L-DCoachCaptainBest and FairestLeading goalkickerGoals
1907 1 (Premiers)
Champions of Australia
12–3–058John BahrJohn BahrCharles Gwynne Leonard Chamberlain 27
1908 2 (Grand-Finalist)11–3–161John BahrJohn BahrJohn Bahr

Lionel Hill

Jack Chamberlain 30
1909 2 (Grand-Finalist)8–6–054John WoodsJohn BahrLionel HillRichard Townsend22*
1910 37–7–053John WoodsJonh BahrLance Lewis Leonard Chamberlain 19
1911 56–6–046Jonh BahrCharles McGaviskPhil RobinRichard Townsend18
1912 64–8–044Jonh BahrJohn BahrRichard Townsend Leonard Chamberlain 23
1913 7 (Wooden Spoon)2–10–044William PlunkettVictor StephensSidney WhiteWalter Steele13
1914 7 (Wooden Spoon)4–8–045 Algernon Millhouse Algernon Millhouse Sidney WhiteGuy Stephens19
1915 7 (Wooden Spoon)3–9–040Clarence PackhamClarence PackhamClarence PackhamGuy Stephens11
Play suspended due to WWI
1919 7 (Wooden Spoon)1–11–040William HuttonSidney WhiteSpencer SibleySpencer Sibley18
1920 2 (Grand-Finalist)7–7–0William HuttonRichard Townsend Walter Scott Richard Townsend15
1921 2 (Grand-Finalist)11–6–152William HuttonSidney White Walter Scott Roy Bent 44*
1922 1 (Premiers)14–2–064Thomas LeahySidney WhiteClaude TooveyTom Hart50*
1923 1 (Premiers)13–2–156Thomas LeahySidney White Walter Scott Roy Bent 50
1924 310–5–158Thomas LeahySidney White Alick Lill Roy Bent 54*
1925 1 (Premiers)13–3–060Sidney WhiteSidney White Alick Lill Roy Bent 59*
1926 310–6–053 Walter Scott Walter Scott Walter Scott Roy Bent 65*
South Australian National Football League era
YearPosW-L-DCoachCaptainBest and FairestLeading goalkickerGoals
1927 67–10–048 Walter Scott Walter Scott Alick Lill Alfred Biddell36
1928 2 (Grand-Finalist)12–8–051 Walter Scott Walter Scott Walter Scott Heinrich Krome38
1929 1 (Premiers)14–4–157 Walter Scott Walter Scott Charles DalyLyall Mutton41
1930 311–6–154 Walter Scott Walter Scott Walter Scott Heinrich Krome39
1931 49–9–048 Alick Lill
Ernest Wadham
Walter Scott
Alick Lill
Ernest Wadham
Joseph Johns
Joseph JohnsHeinrich Krome28
1932 311–8–051 Walter Scott Joseph JohnsAlfred Biddell Bill McCallum 37
1933 2 (Grand-Finalist)12–8–253 Alick Lill Eric JohnsonFrederick McCallumHeinrich Krome53
1934 75–12–046 Alick Lill Heinrich Krome
Lavington Chinnery
Harold Allington Bruce Schultz 66
1935 411–7–051Jack Sexton
Sidney Ackland
Eric Johnson
Thomas Woodfoofe
Jack Sexton
Thomas Woodroofe
Thomas Woodroofe Bruce Schultz 66
1936 510–7–053Sidney AcklandThomas Woodroofe Bill McCallum Ron Brown64
1937 313–6–058Sidney AcklandThomas WoodroofeAlbert SawleyRon Brown95
1938 313–6–056Alan ArthurThomas WoodroofeFrederick McCallumRon Brown86
1939 411–7–050Alan ArthurThomas Woodroofe
Hubert Warhurst
Hubert Warhurst Bruce Schultz 98
1940 48–10–052Kevin Hardiman
Alan Smith
Kevin Hardiman
Hubert Warhurst
Bruce Schultz
Jack Oatey Bruce Schultz 90
1941 1 (Premiers)15–5–058Frederick McCallumKevin Hardiman Jack Oatey Bruce Schultz 100*
Temporary geographical merger with North Adelaide during WWII
1942 3
1943 1 (Premiers)
1944 1 (Premiers)
Competition returns to unaligned teams
1945 311–8–057 Jack Oatey Jack Oatey Jack Oatey Neville Way39
1946 1 (Premiers)16–3–058 Jack Oatey Jack Oatey Douglas Olds Peter Dalwood 70*
1947 2 (Grand-Finalist)16–3–058 Jack Oatey Jack Oatey Douglas OldsNeville Way49
1948 1 (Premiers)16–3–057 Jack Oatey Jack Oatey Jack Oatey Graham Farrow64
1949 312–7–054 Jack Oatey Jack Oatey John Marriott Peter Dalwood 41
1950 1 (Premiers)15–4–061 Jack Oatey Jack Oatey Douglas OldsRon Williams59
1951 59–9–052 Jack Oatey Jack Oatey John Marriott Max Mayo29
1952 2 (Grand-Finalist)12–8–053 Jack Oatey Jack Oatey Kevin GallagherPeter Dalwood27
1953 410–9–052 Jack Oatey John Marriott Max MayoMax Mayo78*
1954 49–10–051 Jack Oatey John Marriott Robert EdwardsPeter Vivian35
1955 2 (Grand-Finalist)12–6–155 Jack Oatey John Marriott John Marriott Norman Walker39
1956 410–9–049 Jack Oatey John Marriott Ron ReimannRobert Fosdike33
1957 2 (Grand-Finalist)13–8–051 Haydn Bunton, Jr. Ron ReimannNorman WalkerNorman Walker37
1958 47–11–147 Haydn Bunton, Jr. Haydn Bunton, Jr. Graham NichollsPeter Vivian27
1959 67–11–047 Alan Killigrew Peter VivianGraham NichollsPeter Vivian35
1960 2 (Grand-Finalist)13–8–055 Alan Killigrew Peter AishPeter AishPhil Stephens50
1961 2 (Grand-Finalist)13–9–054 Alan Killigrew Peter AishPeter Aish
Kingsley Wedding
John Lill 40
1962 312–8–154 Alan Killigrew Peter Aish Kingsley Wedding John Lill 52
1963 511–9–049Douglas Olds Ron Kneebone Kingsley Wedding Mark Skinner37
1964 69–10–149Douglas Olds Ron Kneebone Kingsley Wedding Robert Martin30
1965 413–8–056 Haydn Bunton, Jr. Haydn Bunton, Jr. Kingsley Wedding Ian Brewer 96*
1966 79–11–048 Haydn Bunton, Jr. Haydn Bunton, Jr. Ron Kneebone Ian Brewer 76
1967 610–10–049 Haydn Bunton, Jr. Haydn Bunton, Jr. Robert Oatey Robert Oatey 45
1968 10 (Wooden Spoon)3–16–145 Robert Oatey Robert Oatey Robert Oatey Robert Oatey 30
1969 93–17–043 Robert Oatey Robert Oatey Gil Butchart Robert Oatey 33
1970 510–8–250 Robert Oatey Robert Oatey Michael PoulterMichael Coligan77
1971 510–11–051 Robert Oatey Robert Oatey Robert Oatey Roger Woodcock58
1972 414–7–154 Robert Oatey Robert Oatey Robert Oatey Michael Coligan81*
1973 411–12–052 Robert Oatey Robert Oatey Michael Taylor Ross Dillon 46
1974 416–8–057 Robert Hammond Robert Hammond Michael Taylor Roger Woodcock68
1975 1 (Premiers)18–3–058 Robert Hammond John Wynne Ross Dillon Ross Dillon 66
1976 412–11–052 Robert Hammond John Wynne Rodney PopeJim Michalanney63
1977 513–10–058 Robert Hammond John Wynne Neil Craig Paul Adler67
1978 1 (Premiers)18–8–056 Robert Hammond Michael Taylor Michael Taylor Roger Woodcock42
1979 412–12–054 Robert Hammond Michael Taylor Michael Taylor Bruce Winter45
1980 2 (Grand-Finalist)15–11–050 Neil Balme Michael Taylor Michael Taylor Roger Woodcock62
1981 315–9–154 Neil Balme Phil Gallagher Michael Aish Gary Menzel37
1982 1 (Premiers)18–7–057 Neil Balme Phil Gallagher
Greg Turbill
Greg Turbill Neville Roberts 83
1983 315–10–055 Neil Balme Greg Turbill Michael Aish Neville Roberts 111
1984 1 (Premiers)17–9–051 Neil Balme Danny Jenkins Michael Aish Neville Roberts 98
1985 414–9–152 Neil Balme Neville Roberts Keith Thomas Neville Roberts 47
1986 512–11–052 Neil Balme Neville Roberts Michael Taylor Keith Thomas 40
1987 315–10–055 Neil Balme Michael Aish Garry McIntosh Mark Ducker54
1988 315–10–057 Neil Balme Michael Aish Richard Anderson Rodney Maynard 50
1989 314–11–052 Neil Balme Michael Aish Rodney Maynard Andrew Pascoe47
1990 512–9–054 Neil Balme Garry McIntosh Stephen Rowe James Weeding50
1991 77–14–148 Neil Craig Garry McIntosh Garry McIntosh David Payne51
1992 79–13–052 Neil Craig Garry McIntosh Michael Aish Mark Jones54
1993 2 (Grand-Finalist)15–9–054 Neil Craig Garry McIntosh Stephen Patterson Chris Prime87
1994 412–12–052 Neil Craig Garry McIntosh Jerry D'AntiochiaChris Prime53
1995 317–8–059 Neil Craig Garry McIntosh Matthew Primus James Thiessen54
1996 316–7–056 Peter Rohde Garry McIntosh John CunninghamAshley Reade65
1997 1 (Premiers)19–4–065 Peter Rohde Garry McIntosh Andrew Jarman Jim West 80*
1998 412–10–052 Peter Rohde Garry McIntosh
Anthony Harvey
Anthony Harvey Cristian O'Brien 31
1999 2 (Grand-Finalist)15–9–052 Peter Rohde Anthony Harvey Steven Pitt Robert Neill 36
2000 510–11–052 Neville Roberts Anthony Harvey Scott Direen Robert Neill 42
2001 412–10–052 Neville Roberts Anthony Harvey Troy ClementsScott Borlace
Robert Neill
2002 317–5–058 Garry McIntosh Brett James Brett James Jarrod Cotton 42
2003 69–10–148 Garry McIntosh Brett James Brett James Robert Neill 38
2004 9 (Wooden Spoon)4–16–042 Garry McIntosh Brett James Scott BorlaceMatthew Bartemucci26
2005 69–11–047 Dale Lewis Brett James Brett James Robert Neill 44
2006 79–11–046Trevor Hill Brett James Scott BorlaceJamie Vlatko31
2007 78–12–047Trevor Hill James Gallagher James Gallagher Jamie Vlatko60
2008 410–11–148Trevor Hill James Gallagher James Gallagher Taylor Walker 56
2009 77–13–049Trevor Hill
Jarrod Cotton
James Gallagher Brett Zorzi Sam Rowe 40
2010 2 (Grand-Finalist)14–10–055 Nathan Bassett James Gallagher Nick Lower Sam Rowe 40
2011 315–8–055 Nathan Bassett James Gallagher Kieran McGuinness Cameron Shenton 43
2012 1 (Premiers)20–2–063 Nathan Bassett Kieran McGuinness Brett Zorzi Luke Jericho 41
2013 1 (Premiers)19–3–063 Nathan Bassett Kieran McGuinness Ben JefferiesBen Warren36
2014 1 (Premiers)14–7–056Ben Warren Kieran McGuinness Kieran McGuinness Michael Newton 55
2015 511–8–051Ben Warren Alex Georgiou Matthew PanosSimon Phillips17
2016 86-12-046Ben Warren Alex Georgiou Matthew FullerLewis Johnston31
2017 510-8-146Jarrod Cotton Jace Bode Alex GeorgiouKristian Roocke26

Club achievements

Club Achievements
CompetitionLevelWinsYear Won
Championship of Australia Champions 21888, 1907
Runners Up11975
National Football League ChampionshipChampions11977
SAFA/SAFL/SANFL Premiers 301878, 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
Runners Up231884, 1885, 1890, 1893, 1895
1896, 1899, 1908, 1920, 1921
1928, 1933, 1947, 1952, 1955
1957, 1960, 1961, 1980, 1993
1999, 2010, 2018
Pre-Season Premierships21956, 1958
Stanley H. Lewis Memorial Trophy131965, 1974, 1982, 1984, 1985
1986, 1987, 1995, 1996, 1997
1998, 2011, 2012, 2018
South Australian Patriotic LeaguePremiers21943, 1944
SANFL Women's Premiers12017

Individual awards

Magarey Medallists

Fos Williams Medallists

Jack Oatey Medallists

Ken Farmer Medallists


Sporting Life Magazine

Interstate carnivals

Club records


Most games

Most goals in a season

Most goals

Most years as coach

Most premierships as coach

Most years as captain

Most premierships as captain

Most best and fairest awards

Highest score

Most state games

Team of the century

Norwood Redlegs team of the century [15]
B: Michael Taylor Syd AcklandAlby 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 (c)
Int: Keith Thomas Bill Wedding John Wynne
Sam Gallagher
Coach: Jack Oatey

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