THE Norwood Football Club can confirm today that swingman Lewis Johnston has retired from SANFL Football.
The 29-year-old finishes his career after playing 120 games and kicking 162 goals.
In a career played across North Adelaide and Norwood, Johnston played 35 games for the Roosters before joining Norwood ahead of the 2016 SANFL Season.
Johnston went onto play 77 games for Norwood kicking 72 goals. After playing as a predominant forward for most of his career, Johnston revolutionised his role in the Redlegs line-up playing as a wingman and in defence.
A fine distributor of the football by foot, Johnston had a standout 2019 season which saw him finish equal third in the Redlegs Best and Fairest and third in the Magarey Medal Count.
He led the club in disposals and was second in marks and inside 50’s.
A penetrating kick, Johnston was able to kick plenty of long-range goals, including key goals for the club in the 2018 and 2019 finals series.
Johnston finished 2016 as the clubs leading goalkicker and twice featured in the Advertiser Team of the Year in 2018 and 19.
Despite one of Norwood’s better performers, injury struck as Johnston only managed four games in Season 2020.
After a strong career, Johnston thanked his team-mates, coaches, staff, and trainers.
“I just want to say a big thank you to everyone at the football club,” Johnston said.
“I’ve made friends for life and appreciate the opportunity they gave me when I joined the club in 2016.
“I loved my time at Norwood and wish the club all the best for the future.”
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