Wheelchair League

2023 Novita SANFL Wheelchair Football League begins this Friday

2023 Wheelchair Team at Season Launch on Monday 15 May, 2023
Back row (L-R) Rick Shrowder (Football Operations Manager), Wayne McNamara, Ashlee Gould, Holly Gould, Michael Hingston, Shenae Walker (Team Manager).
Front row (L-R) Simon Hingston, Michael Neroni, David Gould (playing Coach), Grant Leonard (Captain), Darren Schutz, Richard Davis.
Absent: Rick Leonard, Brodie Healy (Assistant Coach)
Photo Credit – John Emery

2023 Novita SANFL Wheelchair Football League gets underway this Friday night (May 26), with Norwood facing Central District at The Lights Community and Sports Centre (Court 5) in Lightsview.

The Redlegs game against the Bulldogs commences at 6:15pm, followed by the Sturt V Eagles game at 7:45pm at The Lights.

Each of Norwood’s nine games throughout the home and away season will be hosted at The Lights Community and Sports Centre, 244 East Parkway, Lightsview.

Norwood finished third after the minor round season last season, but Centrals defeated the Redlegs in the third place play-off 11.6-72 to 8.4-52.

In 2023 Norwood welcomes Ashlee Gould (returning after a season away in 2022), Rick Leonard, as well as Darren Schutz who has come across from the Eagles.

Wayne Hale and Steve Edge have both left Norwood over the offseason, and will play with Woodville-West Torrens in 2023, while Danielle Hale has also not returned for the season ahead.

David Gould will coach the team, while also playing, and Brodie Healy will act as assistant coach after crossing over to Norwood from Centrals.

Teams cannot field more than two able-bodied players on field (court) at once, and a maximum team value of 16 points is allowed on court at any one time. Able-bodied players are worth 5 points; Players with the greatest disabilities are worth 1 point.

Norwood’s Wheelchair team is proudly partnered by PQSA and SACAP.


Norwood’s 2023 Fixture

Friday 26 May                  6.15pm               vs Central District

Friday 2 June                    6.15pm               vs Sturt

Friday 16 June                 7.45pm               vs WWTFC

Friday 23 June                 7.45pm               vs Central District

Friday 30 June                 7.45pm               vs Sturt

Friday 7 July                     6.15pm               vs WWTFC

Friday 21 July                   6.15pm               vs Central District

Friday 28 July                   6.15pm               vs Sturt

Friday 4 August                7.45pm               vs WWTFC

Friday 11 August               6.10pm               Final – 3rd place play-off, 7.30pm Grand Final