Kingsley Arthur Wedding began his career at Norwood in 1956, and the popular “Big Bill” was to become one of the club’s all time great footballers.
Norwood was quite fortunate to end up with Bill Wedding’s services. In 1956, senior coach Jack Oatey, and President Ted Heidenreich, travelled to Gawler to ask Bill’s brother Melville, to play in Norwood’s pre-season trials. Melville asked if his younger brother could also try out; slow and a poor mark, Bill had struggled to get a regular game for Willaston’s A Grade. Melville decided not pursue a career in league football but Bill stayed and played 13 Reserve games in his first season for the Redlegs.
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