NORWOOD is pleased to announce the signing of tall defender/ruckman Harry Boyd for the 2021 SANFL Statewide Super League Season.
Boyd has been recruited from the Shepparton Bears the same club as current midfielder Nik Rokahr.
The 22-year-old has also shown himself to be a versatile player, albeit in somewhat different roles, his 196cm frame lending itself well to key positions at either end of the ground as well as stints in the ruck.
After consistent strong performances in the AFL Victoria Development League, the Shepparton export was rewarded with a VFL debut in round 16, 2017 on the big stage of Etihad Stadium and grabbed his opportunity with both hands, holding his spot as a key defender for the final four matches of the season.
Boyd split his services in 2018 with both Werribee and Shepparton, before joining the Bears in a full-time role again in 2019 playing 20 games and kicking 11 goals.
The 22-year-old’s elite marking and versatility will be a welcome addition to the Redlegs in 2021.
Defensively, Boyd will work with experienced campaigner Michael Talia as well as promising youngsters Cam Ball and Tyler Martin.
After not playing any football last season, Boyd said he was excited about joining the Norwood in 2021 and is looking forward to working with the newly appointed head coach, Jade Rawlings.
“I’m really excited to be joining the Norwood Football Club in 2021,” said Boyd.
“SA football is really strong, and to be playing with Norwood they have a strong culture and are a proud football club.
“Initially the warm welcoming feeling from Mark Ross, Jade Rawlings and James Fantasia made my decision very easy and is something I didn’t think twice about.
“The professionalism of which Jade Rawlings goes about his work is something I have always admired especially having lived in Victoria my whole life.
“Position wise, I see myself as a key defender who can pinch-hit in the ruck, however, I’m happy to play wherever the team needs me.
“I look forward to the beginning of training and beginning our quest for the Premiership in 2021.”