THE Norwood Football Club can confirm today that forward Anthony Wilson has retired from SANFL Football.
The 28-year-old finishes his career after playing 108 games and kicking 120 goals.
In a career played across the Adelaide Crows and Norwood, Wilson departed the Redlegs after his Premiership success in 2014 and played 18 games for the Crows in 2015 before returning to Norwood ahead of the 2016 SANFL Season.
Wilson went onto play 91 games for Norwood kicking 103 goals. Playing as a predominant forward for most of his career, Wilson’s eye for goal and ability to apply pressure to the opposition was something admired by not only Norwood fans but football fans in general.
In 2017 Wilson was awarded the SANFL Goal of the Year after running almost 50 metres to kick truly from the paint against the Crows.
Wilson also enjoyed success at State Level featuring for South Australia in both 2016 and 2019.
In 2019 Wilson finished second in the goalkicking for Norwood kicking 25 goals only two behind Peter Bampton with 27.
Despite missing the first part of the season Wilson managed 10 games in 2020 kicking nine goals.
After a strong career, culminating in a Premiership, Wilson thanked his team-mates, coaches, staff, and trainers.
“It was a pretty hard decision, to be honest,” said Wilson.
“With work and family commitments it’s forced me to retire which is something that I need to focus on at the present time.
“As a player, I couldn’t have scripted my career any better and would like to thank Rossy (Mark Ross) for getting me to the club, all my coaches throughout my career, along with Kirsty, Donna and their team of trainers for taking care of me to ensure I was able to play each week.
“To walk out with a Premiership and some long-time friends, I couldn’t be any happier.”