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Wally Miller receives Honour

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Current Hall Of Famer and newly inducted Legend Wally Miller will be awarded with life membership by the AFL.

Few individuals have helped shape the Norwood Football Club more than Walter Hillary Miller OAM. His contribution, firstly as a player, and then as an administrator has been immense.

Wally’s administration record and list of achievements are almost endless, but includes: playing a major part in the nationwide introduction of modified rules for juniors, and writing a book on the art of kicking. He was Norwood’s Promotions Officer in 1968 and 1969 and from 1970 to 1992 he was Secretary Manager/Football Director of the Norwood Football Club, and Match Committee/Selector (1974-1996). During this period he oversaw the resurgence of the Norwood Football Club as a powerhouse of the SANFL, recording premierships in 1975,1978,1982,1984 and 1997.

Wally’s was made a Life Member of the Norwood Football Club in 1975 and the SANFL in 1986. In 1986 he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for Services to Football and in 2004 he was inducted to the South Australian Football Hall of Fame.

In 2018 Wally was recognised as one of the first men inducted as a “Legend” of the Club alongside Michael Aish, Michael Taylor, Garry McIntosh and Walter Scott.

Wally Miller has retired from official involvement with football but he remains one of the most highly respected members of the Norwood Football Club and the SANFL.

The Norwood Football Club would like to congratulate Wally and his family on being recognised as an AFL life member and for his undivided commitment and dedication to the Norwood Football Club.

ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Life Member of the Norwood Football Club 1975
  • Life Member of the SANFL 1986
  • Member of the Norwood Football Clubs Hall of Fame (Inducted 2006)
  • Inducted to Legend Status of the Norwood Football Club 2018
  • Member of the South Australian Football Hall of Fame (Inducted 2004)
  • Order of Australia Medal 1986 for Services to Football
  • Concept and Development of Modified Rules late 1960’s
  • Consultant for Disabled Access to AAMI Stadium and Suburban Ovals 1995 – Onwards

PLAYING RECORD:

  • 64 games for Norwood 1958 – 1961

Wally Miller elevated to Legend status at last year’s Hall of Fame.