The Norwood Football Club (Redlegs)

Established in 1878, the Norwood Football Club is one of the oldest senior football clubs in South Australia and has a unique place on South Australia’s sporting stage. We are an authentic, traditional club with deep and valuable community roots holding a vision firmly focused on future growth on both a local and national scale. With one of the largest membership bases in the SANFL, we play at one of the most iconic suburban venues in Australia. We have a rich history of success in senior South Australian football with 30 SANFL Premierships and one SANFLW Premiership. We exist to win premierships on the field, and make our community proud away from it, and are focused on building on our many successes into the future.

Club Profile 1878 - 2019

The final siren of the 2014 SANFL Grand Final.

CLUB FORMED: 1878

HOME GROUND: Coopers Stadium

CLUB ADDRESS:  4 Woods Street, Norwood

PHONE: 8362 6278

GROUND MEASUREMENTS: 161m x 111m

COLOURS: Navy blue guernsey with red trim and red socks

EMBLEM: (Club Logo)

PREMIERSHIPS: 31 – 1878-83; 1887-1889; 1891; 1894; 1901; 1904; 1907; 1922-23; 1925; 1929; 1941; 1946; 1948; 1950; 1975; 1978; 1982; 1984; 1997,2012, 2013, 2014, SANFLW Premiers 2017

RUNNERS UP: 23

GRAND FINALS (Not played until 1898); 38 1889; 1894; 1899; 1901; 1904; 1907-08; 1920-23; 1925; 1928-29; 1933; 1941; 1946-1948; 1950; 1952; 1955; 1957; 1960-61; 1975; 1978; 1980; 1982; 1984; 1993; 1997, 1999, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014

WOODEN SPOONS: 6 – 1913; 1914; 1915; 1919; 1968, 2004.

OTHER PREMIERSHIPS: 1977 Ardath Cup.

WOMEN PREMIERSHIPS: 2017

CHAMPIONS OF AUSTRALIA: 1888; 1907.

STANLEY H. LEWIS TROPHY: 14 – 1965; 1974; 1982; 1984; 1985; 1986; 1987; 1995; 1996; 1997, 1998, 2011, 2012, 2018

MOST YEARS AS COACH: 12 – Jack Oatey 1945-1956.

MOST YEARS AS CAPTAIN: 10 – Alfred Waldron, 1881-85; 1887-90; 1892; 9 – Garry McIntosh, 1990-98.

MOST GAMES:  371 by G. McIntosh 1982-1998.

MOST STATE GAMES: 39 by Walter Scott, 1920-32.

INTERSTATE CAPTAINS: A. S. McMichael, 1879; Alfred Waldron, 1880, 1881, 1890; H.A. Plunkett, 1893; Alby Bahr, 1908; Walter Scott, 1930; Jack Oatey, 1949-50; Neville Roberts, 1984-85; Michael Aish, 1986,1989; Garry McIntosh 1992, 1995, 1997; Brett James 2002.

MAGAREY MEDALLISTS: Albert Green, 1898; Rev. Charles Perry, 1915; Walter Scott, 1921,1924 and 1930; Alick Lill, 1925; William McCallum, 1936; John Marriott, 1951; Ron Kneebone, 1966; Michael Aish, 1981; Garry McIntosh, 1994 and 1995; Andrew Jarman, 1997, Matthew Thomas, 2013, Mitch Grigg 2017 and 2018.

FOS WILLIAMS MEDALLISTS: Michael Aish, 1983; Garry McIntosh, 1984, 1992, 1995; Andrew Jarman, 1990; Scott Burns, 1994, James Thiessen, 1997, Paul McCormack, 1998, Anthony Harvey 1999, Scott Borlace 2005.

JACK OATEY MEDALLISTS: Danny Jenkins, 1982; Keith Thomas, 1984; John Cunningham, 1997, Dean Terlich 2012, Brett Zorzi 2013, Matthew Panos 2014, Mitch Grigg 2018.

KEN FARMER MEDALLISTS:  Jim West 1997.

TASSIE MEDALLISTS: Graham Molloy, 1969.

ALL AUSTRALIANS: John Marriott, 1953; K. “Bill” Wedding, 1961; Graham Molloy, 1969; Michael Aish, 1983 and 1986 (Vice Captain).

GALLAGHER/WILLIAMS CUP: 1993, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015

MOST GOALS IN A SEASON: 111 – Neville Roberts, 1983; 100 Bruce Schultz, 1941.

MOST GOALS IN A MATCH: 23 – Anthony “Bos” Daly v. Adelaide in 1893.

HIGHEST GOALS AGGREGATE:  669 – Bruce Schultz, 1933-41; 602 – Roger Woodcock 1969-81.

BEST HOME ATTENDANCE: 20,280 v Port Adelaide on May 22, 1971.

BEST FINAL ATTENDANCE: 58,924 v Port Adelaide at Adelaide in 1957 Grand Final.

HIGHEST WINNING SCORE: Norwood 33.21 (219) d North 10.9 (69) at Norwood on May 7, 1977.

BIGGEST WINNING MARGIN: 158 points at Woodville on July 1, 1995.

LONGEST WINNING SEQUENCE: 16 games in 1975.

LONGEST WINNING SEQUENCE AT NORWOOD OVAL: 16 games from 1974 to 1976; 16 games from 1996 to 1998.