Past Player of the Week

Past Player of the Week – William Shield

Bill Shield interrupted a football career with North Adelaide to play one season with Norwood.  He made his Norwood debut in the historic first match played at Norwood Oval, on 4 May 1901, and enjoyed a 10.11 to 5.8 victory over competition newcomer Sturt.

He had a successful season, kicking four goals in 15 games.  He was high in the best players when Norwood defeated Port Adelaide by 10 points in a tight match at Adelaide Oval in July  but took no part when these teams met in the grand final, which Norwood won by four points to end a six-year premiership drought.

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