NORWOOD is extremely pleased to announce the signing of midfielder Jay Rantall for the 2021 SANFL Season.
The 20-year-old signs with the Redlegs following two years at Collingwood where he played five senior games.
Rantall was selected at pick 40 in the 2019 AFL Draft after impressing with the GWV Rebels where he took out the best and fairest that same year. He also went on to smash the 2km time-trial record by 14 seconds at the Combine.
Rantall still has plenty to give as a footballer and will provide plenty of run and pressure to the Redlegs side in 2022.
Football Operations Manager Rob Harding said the signing of Rantall was a valuable one, with him being not just a good footballer but also a great character.
“We’re really excited to have Jay join Norwood ahead of the 2022 Season,” said Harding.
“He came highly recommended from the Collingwood Football Club; he is a fantastic runner and elite athlete.
“He is going to be able to play midfield and play his footy on a wing which will no doubt excite our supporters.
“We’re delighted to bring in a great character like Jay into our football club as well as a really strong player.”
Rantall said he was stoked with the decision to join Norwood for next season and is looking forward to bringing his experience gained at Collingwood to Norwood.
“I’m super excited to be joining Norwood in 2022,” in 2022.
“Rob Harding, Twig (Jade Rawlings) and everyone at the club have been fantastic to deal with and really welcoming since arriving in Adelaide.
“It’s been a privilege to be on Collingwood’s list for the past two seasons which has really helped me grow as a footballer.
“It’s just exciting to be able to play some consistent football next season and show the fans what I have learnt over the past two seasons.”