It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of one of our Club greats Mr Peter Aish. We would like to extend our condolences to the Aish family on behalf of the Norwood Football Club Family. The Aish family continue their dynasty at the Norwood football Club as one of Peters legacy’s. Norwood Football Club Royalty.
Guernsey Number:1,21 and 28.
Career: 1953 to 1962
NFC Games: 162
NFC Goals: 9
Debut: v Sturt (Norwood) 8th August 1953
Finale: v West Adelaide (Adelaide) 22nd September 1962
Norwood Captain: 1960 to 1962
Norwood Hall of Fame
Best & Fairest: 1960 and 1961
South Australian Games: 5
Norwood Football Club Life Member
Having worked his way through the ranks at Norwood, Peter Aish made his league debut as a 19 year old in 1953.
Elegant and highly accomplished, he played as a follower for most of his first three seasons before being tried as a half-forward and then across half-back in 1956.
Always a highly respected figure at the Parade, Peter was installed as club captain in 1960, and his form flourished.
Playing mainly as a full back, Peter won Norwood’s best and fairest award in 1960, shared the award with Bill Wedding the following year, and capped another highly consistent 1961 finals campaign by being his team’s best player in the grand final.
He made his South Australian interstate debut as a half-back flanker at the 1956 Perth carnival and went on to play a further four times for the State.
After captaining the club for one further season, Peter retired in 1962 with 162 SANFL games and 9 goals to his credit.
Peter is the patriarch of the Aish football dynasty which has continued to distinguish itself at Norwood through his sons Andrew and Michael and grandsons Jessie and James.
Andrew served the club with great distinction over six seasons as a player and continues with the Club today as in a support staff capacity ensuring the wellbeing of our players and wider club, his son James is a Norwood premiership player – the youngest SANFL footballer to achieve this distinction and currently playing with Fremantle in the AFL.
Michael through his extraordinary football achievements was an inaugural Hall of Fame inductee in 2006 and his son Jessie who has also represented the Football Club.
And so Peter Aish’s legacy lives on.