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Thank you Josh Richards, Cam Ball and Lachie Pascoe

Cameron Ball soars above a pack to spoil in the 2023 Anzac Day game against North Adelaide at The Parade.

The Norwood Football Club would like to thank Josh Richards, Cameron Ball and Lachie Pascoe for their commitment to the club, and wishes them all the best moving forward.

Ball played 66 League games for Norwood since his debut in 2019, including the 2022 Grand Final, while Richards is another 2022 Premiership Player who has suited up for the Redlegs on 55 occasions.

Richards made his debut in Round 8 of 2019, with Ball debuting in Round 14 of that same season.

Pascoe has been a great club man, playing 13 League games since stepping up from the club’s junior ranks in 2017.

Norwood coach Jade Rawlings wished Richards, Ball and Pascoe all the best for the future.

Cameron Ball – Cam has been a highly consistent defender and very well respected player within the group,” Rawlings said.

“He would regularly take on the opposition best forward and generally get the job done. None of us will forget his goal saving effort in the goal square in the 2022 Grand Final. Cam is a terrific young man, who I have a lot of respect for and will miss him around the club.”

Josh Richards – A very highly respected player, professional and person at Norwood.

“Josh improved his footy significantly from halfway through 2021 to the end of 2022 and established himself in the upper echelon of wingers in the competition. His ground ball and snap in the fourth quarter of the 2022 Grand final is a very special memory for all Norwood people.

“Josh and his partner Sophie have been a big part of the club, and their presence will be missed.”

Lachie Pascoe – Lachie’s story is one of my favourites in my time the club. He had a major period of time between senior appearances, but broke back in. He had a good block of form at the back end of 2021 and was particularly good in that finals series. He has retained a great passion for the club and the game, despite various setbacks in his journey.

“Lachie leaves as a genuine Norwood person, who should be proud of his contribution to the club.”

The full list of departing players in 2024: Matthew Nunn, Nik Rokahr, Josh Richards, Cameron Ball, Lachie Pascoe, Harry Allen, Kobe Tozer, Beau Baldwin, Noah Hyde, Taj Rahui, Sam Nehme, Peter Minervini, Tyrin Book, Ethan Haylock, Dannen Blacker, Hugh Strickland, Jack Chiswell, Matt Dnistriansky, Mitch Wilkins, Michael Stingel.

Josh Richards in pursuit of a ball in Norwood’s Round 8 game against Central District.

Lachie Pascoe diving for a mark in the Round 12 Reserves game against Glenelg.

Boyd, Kennerley and Callow sign on for 2024

Harry Boyd, Jackson Callow, Jacob Kennerley, Jack Saunders and Declan Hamilton have re-committed to the club for the 2024 season.

Boyd was Runner Up in this year’s Best and Fairest count, and won the Michael Taylor Medal in 2022, along with the Jack Oatey Medal on Grand Final Day.

Boyd has been a dominant ruckman in the SANFL competition, among the top players in the League for hitouts and clearances in 2023.

He represented South Australia in the 2023 State game against Western Australia.

Kennerley was elevated to the co-captaincy position in 2023, playing 15 games before injury cut his season short.

He brought up the 50-game milestone in 2023.

Tall forward Callow returned to Norwood as a prized recruit for the  2023 season after spending 18 months on Hawthorn’s AFL list.

He battled with an ankle injury for most of last season, before returning to the League side in Round 15. He kicked nine goals in his final three matches, and was a dominant force in Norwood’s forward line.

Also returning to Norwood for the 2023 Season was Saunders. His return campaign was cut short after a neck injury in Round 4.

Hamilton will return in 2024 as one of Norwood’s most experienced SANFL players, with 101 matches under his belt.

He averaged 17 disposals in 2023, and kicked eight goals from his 12 matches before injury cut his season short.

The club is very excited by these re-signings.

Keep an eye on the Norwood Football Club website, with more player signings to come…