Robert Oatey will be remembered as one of Norwood’s greatest ever footballers. A courageous, creative and determined rover, he rarely played a poor game for the Redlegs.
His early schooling was at Wellington Road Primary School (now Trinity Gardens School) , before progressing to Norwood High where he captained the team and won the 1960 Quinn medal, awarded annually to the best high school footballer. Later that year he was a member of the Norwood Senior Colts premiership team.
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