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Two Norwood greats receive NFC Life Membership

Brady Dawe, right, was one of two former players to receive Life Membership of the Norwood Football Club on Friday night.

Two former players, Brady Dawe and Alexander Henry (Pat) Hall, received Norwood Football Club Life Membership at the 2023 Club Champion evening last Friday night.


Guernsey Number: 30
Career: 2009 to 2019
NFC Games: 208
NFC Goals: 135
Debut: v Sturt (Unley) 4th April 2009
Finale: v Adelaide (Adelaide) 8th September 2019

Premierships: 2012, 2013, 2014

Brady Dawe is regarded as one of the clubs “favourite sons”, he commenced his career in 2009 and represented the Norwood Football Club until the end of 2019 season, finishing with 208 matches.

Originally brought into the side as a ruckman it soon became apparent that he had a great flare playing as a tall forward. He was incredibly resilient while playing and rarely missed a game in 10 seasons.

Brady went on to win the Clubs Woods Medal in 2015 and received the Garry McIntosh Medal in 2019, but most notedly is a three-time Premiership player with the Redlegs in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Brady was in attendance on Friday night to receive his Life Membership.

Brady Dawe accepting his Life Membership on Friday night


Guernsey Number: 24, 12
Career: 1948 to 1952; 1956 to 1957
NFC Games: 98
NFC Goals: 72

Premierships: 1948

South Australian Games: 5

Pat Hall joined the Norwood Football Club in 1947 playing in the colts. In 1948 he was playing for the Reserves but by mid-year had made his League debut.

Under Jack Oatey, Hall went on to be one of the league’s finest ruckmen/half forwards with a strong mark and reliable kick, he was a member of the 1948 League Premiership team.

At the age of 23, he was playing coach in 1953-1954, vice-captain in 1955 and went on to play 47 games for Glenelg. In 1956 he returned to Norwood.

Pat had a great interest in the game and went on to have a strong influence off the field. This included successful stints as Colts Coach, pioneer for the Past Players and Officials of the NFC and later became a football commentator on Channel 7 and radio commentator.

The Hall family is synonymous with the Norwood Football Club with four generations pulling on the guernsey.

He is the grandfather of former Norwood player Joel Patfull, who also played with the Brisbane Lions from 2006 to 2014 before transferring to Greater Western Sydney. Pat Hall’s son John played for Norwood from 1980 to 1991 including the 1984 premiership and his father Alexander played for Norwood from 1928 to 1932.

His life and career in Australian rules football is truly remarkable, and it’s clear that he made a significant impact on the sport and the Norwood Football Club.

The recognition of Pat Hall’s lifetime achievements with SANFL player life membership is a well-deserved honour. His dedication to football and his enduring impact on the sport will be remembered and celebrated for generations to come.

Joel Patfull was present on the night to receive the Life Membership on behalf of his Grand Father Pat, who couldn’t make the event.

Hall’s grandson – former Norwood, Brisbane Lions and GWS player – Joel Patfull received the NFC Life Membership on Pat’s behalf.