Norwood has signed former Adelaide Crows midfielder Richard Douglas for the 2020 SANFL Statewide Super League Season.
The 32-year old joins the Redlegs after amassing 246 games for the Adelaide Football Club from 2006 to 2019.
Douglas arrives at the Parade with plenty of experience having been a respected member of Adelaide’s leadership group, as well as winning the 2015 Malcolm Blight Medal (Best and Fairest).
Senior Coach Jarrod Cotton will look to use Douglas in a variety of roles either through the midfield or up forward in 2020. The veteran Crow kicked 164 goals over his 13-year career making himself a dangerous prospect inside 50.
Football Operations Manager Mark Ross said he couldn’t be happier signing Douglas, who he says will add much-needed experience to the Redlegs side in 2020.
“Gaining the signature of Dougy in 2020 is an exciting one for the club and our fans,” Ross said.
“Richard will bring plenty of experience to our playing group and will no doubt nurture our younger players coming through the ranks.
“As a person, his core values fit in with what we are building here at Norwood.”
When speaking on making the move to the Redlegs, Douglas felt that Norwood was the right fit.
“Norwood is a proud, successful club with such a rich history,” Douglas said.
“I know Jarrod Cotton, Mark Ross, James Fantasia and a couple of the other boys I used to play with really well.
“To get out on the Parade and play each Friday night with a group that I think is going places, is really exciting.”
Douglas went onto mention that signing for Norwood after such a long period at Adelaide excites him, as it presents another challenge which he is looking forward to.
“It feels great coming to Norwood because it’s a new adventure for me,” Douglas said.
“Obviously I won’t be performing at AFL level, but excited by the challenge and looking forward to being able to pass on my knowledge that I have gained over 14 years.
“But overall, I’m stoked to have signed with the Legs and can’t wait for 2020 to begin.”
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