The Norwood Football Club will kick start their 2018 SANFL Maccas League Season against Sturt FC on Easter Monday.
In what is the game of the Round, the Redlegs will be looking to start Season 2018 full of momentum against the reigning Premiers Sturt at Coopers Stadium.
Norwood will be bolstered by some key new recruits who include former Sydney Swan defender, Michael Talia, Western Bulldog Declan Hamilton and Hawthorn big man Luke Surman.
The Redlegs will also unveil small forward Caleb Edmead after he switched to the Parade from Central Districts last year.
The Legs will also welcome three key players who missed the Elimination Final in 2017. Captain Jace Bode will return while; Lewis Johnston and Simon Phillips will take the field after an injury ravaged 2017 Season.
Norwood hasn’t defeated Sturt since June 2015 after falling to the Double Blues in Round 5 last year and then playing out a draw in Round 18.
Amongst the experience brought into the side by Senior Coach Jarrod Cotton, exciting youngster Nick Pedro has also been added to the squad of 23.
The message from Coach Jarrod Cotton to the new recruits is simple, being to enjoy their first game as part of the Norwood Football Club.
“For our new recruits we just want them to enjoy the day and enjoy being part of the Norwood Football Club,” said Cotton.
“The great thing about our club is that we get really big crowds to our games and our supporters come out in good numbers.”
“So for our new recruits it’s just about being part of the Norwood Football Club and playing their role for the team in 2018.”
The Norwood Football Club host Sturt FC at Coopers Stadium in a triple header featuring the Women, Reserves and League Teams on Easter Monday.
New: Daniel Talia (Sydney Swans), Declan Hamilton (Western Bulldogs), Caleb Edmead (Centrals District) Nick Pedro,
Milestones: Noble (debut), Irra (debut)
D.Johnston, Carter, Fahlbusch-Moore, Siviour L.Wilson, Agius, Pisani Gerloff Beilby, J.Richards, A.Forster, Z.Richards, Collins, Di Stefano, Ball, T.Charlton, Buckham, Atkinson, Trimboli Abbott, C.Wilson
When: Monday, April 2
Who: Norwood FC vs Sturt FC
Times: Women 10:45am, Reserves 12:30pm, League 3:10pm
Where: Coopers Stadium
Tickets: Adult $14, Concession $8, Kids U18 Free