Norwood has added another injection of youth to its list signing former Kilburn FC forwards, Luke and Cliff Wilson along with former Old Ignatians midfielder Will Abbott.
Luke Wilson played 17 games for Kilburn in 2017, kicking 24 goals as a dynamic small forward, while Cliff Wilson played 16 games kicking 9 goals. Luke and Cliff are the younger brothers of Norwood FC speedster Anthony Wilson.
Will Abbott joins Norwood after a stellar year playing amateur football. He collected the Division 2 medal which earned him a spot in the Team of the Year for 2017.
Speaking to Norwood FC Senior Coach, Jarrod Cotton he mentioned that he is really excited about the prospect of Abbott and the Wilsons joining the squad in 2018, in particular making mention of their ability to really help the squad’s depth after transitioning from Amateur League football to SANFL.
“It’s exciting for the football club to bring in players such as Will Abbott and the Wilsons,” said Cotton.
“Will Abbott’s a really hard inside midfielder that finds a lot of the football.
“He’s 25-years of age so he has played a fair bit of football, so I’m really excited about Will and hopefully he can have an impact at League level.”
Cotton went onto mention that he is excited about acquiring the services of Luke Wilson for the 2018 Season. The former Norwood FC and Port Adelaide player returns to the Parade in 2018 to play alongside his two brothers.
Cotton believes that the Wilson’s agility and manic pressure will be able to help the side’s forward line during 2018 and hopes they’ll be able to hit the scoreboard frequently.
“Luke has more experience in this type of environment in comparison to Cliffy,” said Cotton.
“Luke was at Norwood in 2008 and was a very good player early that year. What Luke brings to the table is that he is a very good decision maker, fast; good skills and can hit the scoreboard as well.
“So he (Luke) and Anthony together in the same team will be very dangerous and I think they will enjoy the opportunity to play together.”
Cotton had much praise for Cliff Wilson also, mentioning he is a long term project having never completed this type of program before.
“Cliffy is more of a long term project,” Cotton explained.
“He (Cliff) hasn’t really been in this type of environment before, so we are looking to really build his fitness base up.
“Cliff has elite skills and is a really talented kid, so I’m really excited to see his development over the year and hopefully he can push to play league football at some point in 2018.”
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