Naracoorte farmer Brian Ronald (Spazza) Johnson gave Norwood two years of solid service as a player – and then played a key role in the recruitment of his second cousin Phil Carman to the club.
Brian was a ruckman with good marking and kicking skills. He played mainly out of the forward pocket and averaged nearly two goals a game.
Born on 20 January 1937, Brian played 25 league games after breaking into the team in the latter half of 1959. He enjoyed his football under coach Alan Killigrew and made the state squad in 1960 but was called home by his father the following year to work fulltime on the family farm.
We send our sincere sympathy to the whole of the Johnson Family.