Norwood Football Club
Norwood Football Club, nicknamed the Redlegs, is an Australian rules football club competing in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) in the state of South Australia. It's home ground is Coopers Stadium (Norwood Oval), which often referred to as "The Parade". It is one of the two traditional powerhouse clubs of the SANFL, the other being Port Adelaide, who together have won half of all SANFL premierships (see Port Adelaide–Norwood SANFL rivalry). The club has won 30 SANFL premierships and 1 SANFLW premiership.
|Full name||Norwood Football Club|
|Motto||Fortis in Procella |
(Strength in Adversity)
|Leading goalkicker||Kristian Roocke (26)|
|Best and fairest||Alexis Georgiou|
|Competition||South Australian National Football League|
|Premierships||SANFL (30): 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1891, 1894, 1901, 1904, 1907, 1922, 1923, 1925, 1929, 1941, 1946, 1948, 1950, 1975, 1978, 1982, 1984, 1997, 2012, 2013, 2014|
1943, 1944 (as Norwood-North Adelaide)
|Ground(s)||Coopers Stadium (Capacity: 22,000)|
1878–1899: Nineteenth-century powerhouse
|1888 Champions of Australia||Wins||Losses||Total|
|Venue: Kensington Oval, Adelaide|
The Norwood Football Club was formed at a meeting held at the Norfolk Arms Hotel in Rundle Street, Adelaide on 28 February 1878. The club gained a large number of players from the then recently dissolved Woodville Football Club (1868–1877).
Norwood's first home ground was in the east Park Lands near the tramway and opposite the Kent Town Brewery.
Norwood played their first match at Adelaide Oval on 16 May 1878 against South Adelaide, who were the reigning champion at the time. Norwood went on to win the match 1 goal to nil, with Test cricketer George Giffen kicking Norwood's goal. During this match the players donned distinctive red stockings which gave rise to the nickname 'Redlegs', the moniker which has remained synonymous with Norwood ever since.
|1889 SAFA Premiership Playoff|
Australia's First Grand Final.
|Venue: Adelaide Oval||Crowd: 10,000|
Norwood won a premiership in its first year of existence and then followed with five more in a row. Only Port Adelaide in the 1950s has managed to repeat the feat of winning 6 premierships in a row. Norwood eventually won 11 'pennants' between 1878 and 1899 and was the most successful team of the 1800s. In 1883, after winning the pennant for the sixth successive year, Norwood became the first South Australian club to record a win over a Victorian team, when it defeated Essendon. In 1888, Norwood were proclaimed 'Premiers of Australia' when they defeated South Melbourne in three matches at Kensington Oval.
Norwood and Port Adelaide became famous rivals after a particularly tough qualifying finals match in 1894.
Early champions of the club include Alfred 'Topsy' Waldron, who captained the club for nine years, Alby Green, the first player to win the Magarey Medal for the best and fairest player in the competition in 1898 and Anthony 'Bos' Daly, who kicked 88 goals in 1893 including an astonishing 23 goals in one match. Daly's goal tally would not be surpassed for another 37 years and his tally of 23 goals in one match has only ever been equalled by the great North Adelaide goal shooter, Ken Farmer. Daly was widely regarded as "the greatest South Australian footballer from 1877 to the close of the nineteenth century".
1900–1915: pre-WWI era
|1904 SAFA Challenge Final||G||B||Total|
|Venue: Jubilee Oval||Crowd: 11,000|
The 1904 Grand Final was a memorable one for Norwood who were down by 35 points at three-quarter time against traditional rival Port Adelaide. Norwood then produced an extraordinary burst of football with a goal by centre half forward Dean Dawson followed by two goals each from full forward, Bill Miller and half forward flanker, Stan Robinson. Norwood was only two points down with a minute remaining. Tommy Gibbons held a mark on a seemingly impossible angle. His kick sailed through the goal posts to give Norwood a four-point victory 9.8 to 8.10.
|1907 Championship of Australia||G||B||Total|
|Venue: Adelaide Oval|
Norwood were proclaimed the Champions of Australia again in 1907 when they defeated the Victorian premier, Carlton, 13.12 to 8.9 after Norwood scored 7 goals in the first 20 minutes of the third quarter. Norwood would beat Carlton again in 1921, but on this latter occasion both clubs were runners up in their respective competitions.
1919–1944: Interwar period and WWII competition
1922–1924: Thomas Leahy success
For his brief coaching stint, Thomas Leahy proved remarkably successful, leading the Redlegs to back to back premierships in 1922 and 1923, a feat that would not be repeated for 90 years.
1925–1929: Walter Scott era
Walter Scott was captain-coach of the Norwood Football Club for five years, leading his team to two grand finals in 1928 and 1929, winning the latter against Port Adelaide.
1945–1956: Jack Oatey era
Over a coaching stint of 12 years, Jack Oatey led the Redlegs to three premierships in 1946, 1948, 1950.
1957–1973: Premiership drought
The period spanning the 1951 and 1973 seasons, totalling twenty three years, was the club's longest without a premiership.
1974–1979: Robert Hammond era
1977: NFL night series premiers
|1977 NFL Grand Final||G||B||Total|
|Venue: Norwood Oval||Crowd: 12,000|
Robert Hammond would lead the Redlegs to two premierships, one in 1975 and the other in 1978.
In 1977, Norwood defeated East Perth for the NFL night series premiership. Both of these clubs would later make bids to enter the VFL, East Perth in 1980 and Norwood in 1986. Norwood would go on to win the game 10.9 (69) to East Perth's 9.7 (61). This would be Norwood's third and last title in a national competition. Norwood were awarded $50,000 for their win.
1978: 100 years of the Norwood Football Club
|1978 SANFL Grand Final||G||B||Total|
|Venue: Football Park||Crowd: 50,867|
1978 was Norwood's centenary year and Sturt, heading into the grand final, had lost only one game for the year and was odds-on favourite to win its 8th flag in 13 years. Norwood was 29 points down at three-quarter time but scored seven goals to Sturt's two in the last quarter to win the premiership by one point. Memorable moments in the match include Neil Button's effort in ruck against Sturt's Rick Davies, John Wynne's charge into the Sturt coaches box, Michael Taylor's mark 1 metre out from Sturt's goal with a minute to go, Danny Jenkin's leaping smother of a shot for goal with just seconds left to play and Brian Adamson's five goals from centre half forward. However, the most controversial moment was when field umpire?
1980–1990: Neil Balme era
Under the leadership of Western Australian Neil Balme, the Redlegs won two premierships, one in 1982 and a second in 1984. The 1984 premiership was notable as the side came from 5th position at the end of the minor round to win the Grand Final, the first time a team outside the top four had won the competition. Two distinguished Norwood players from this era are Michael Aish and Garry McIntosh.
1991–1997: National League expansion
1991–1995: Neil Craig era
With the formation of the Adelaide Crows, the number of the SANFL's best players leaving the competition skyrocketed. The Norwood Football Club was hit particularly hard just avoiding the wooden spoon in successive years. However to the credit of Neil Craig, he managed to make do with what was at his disposal and in his third year as senior Redlegs coach the side made the 1993 Grand Final. However, timing was to be unfortunate and the Redlegs found themselves up against the recently created Woodville-West Torrens Eagles who were by far the strongest team of the year, losing by a club record 73 points.
1996–1999: Peter Rohde era
|1997 SANFL Home & Away Season||W||L||D||Total||%|
The Norwood Football Club entered the 1997 SANFL season with purpose and rage that would see it dominate the years competition. During the home and away season the club lost only three games during the minor round with a percentage of 64.82%, second to only that of Port Adelaide's 1914 season percentage of 68.78%. The dominance of Norwood during this year was highlighted on ANZAC day when Norwood played the second placed team of the year, Port Adelaide, winning by 122 points. However, during the second semi-final Norwood lost to Port Adelaide. The loss proved to be a wake up call for a side seemingly winning with ease.
|1997 SANFL Grand Final||G||B||Total|
|Venue: Football Park||Crowd: 44,161|
The following week a win over Central District saw them make the Grand Final, where again they would play Port Adelaide, this time in front of 44,161 eager spectators. Norwood were no longer complacent like they had been a couple weeks ago and dished out Port Adelaide's greatest ever grand final defeat in the SANFL winning by 73 points, 19.12 (126) to 7.11 (53). With midfielders Anthony Harvey (Jack Oatey Medallist), John Cunningham and Andrew Jarman playing superbly, the Redlegs had their Magpie opponents chasing shadows all afternoon. Norwood's victory, which came during the same season Port Adelaide's controversial bid to enter the AFL came to fruition, meant the satisfaction it generated amongst Redleg supporters was euphoric.
2000–2009: Tough times
The euphoria of the 1997 grand final victory would be short lived with the club only making it to another grand final once in the next decade, losing to Port Adelaide. The decade would see club revenue reduced to its minimum extent as the AFL took an economic hold of football in the state. During this time the club picked up only its 6th wooden spoon and its first for over three decades.
2010–2013: Nathan Bassett and Norwood resurgence
Norwood won their 28th and 29th SANFL premierships in 2012 and 2013 by defeating West Adelaide and North Adelaide respectively and lost only five minor round games over those two years (two in 2012, three in 2013). It was the first time in 90 years (1922 and 1923) that the club had won back-to-back premierships. By coincidence, Norwood defeated Wests in 1922 and North in 1923.
2014–2016: Ben Warren as coach
|2014 SANFL Grand Final||G||B||Total|
|Venue: Adelaide Oval||Crowd: 38,644|
In his first season as coach Ben Warren, with recruiting restrictions due to a salary cap breach and the loss of 12 premiership players, managed to guide the club to a Grand Final, in which Norwood defeated its biggest rival by 4 points, Norwood 12.10 (82) Port Adelaide 11.12 (78), in front of the largest Grand Final crowd for 15 years of 38,644. The win was significant given that the Port Adelaide team of 21 included 19 full-time professional AFL-listed players. It was also Norwood's 30th premiership, and completed a hat-trick following on from its 2012 and 2013 flags. The victory left Norwood as the team that won both the last Grand Final at Football Park and the first Grand Final at the newly refurbished Adelaide Oval.
In 2015, Norwood started the season 9-1 despite losing their captain Kieran McGuinness to retirement along with Gavin Hughes over the off-season, Anthony Wilson to the Adelaide Crows and Steven Baldasso suffering a season ending knee injury during the pre-season. The Redlegs were top of the ladder after Round 10 but a loss to bottom side Glenelg in round 11 would prove pivotal as they fell away in the second half of the season to only win 2 of their remaining 9 games with an horrific run of injuries to key players. They finished 4th after the minor round with 11-7, equal third with West Adelaide, but with inferior percentage were sent to an Elimination Final and were bundled out by 44 points by Central District.
2016 season saw the Redlegs regain Andrew Kirwan from overseas, Matt Fuller, Anthony Wilson and Jaryd Cachia from AFL duties but this did not cover the losses of James Allan, Michael Newton, Liam Davis and Mat Suckling, all to retirement, with Andrew McInnes and Mitch Wilkins returning to Melbourne after only one year and Kane Murphy returning to Sydney. The Redlegs started well with a win over archrivals, Port Adelaide, at Coopers Stadium by 25 points with Simon Phillips copping a season ending shoulder injury. A shock loss to North Adelaide by 57 points was the start of things to come as the Redlegs struggled with many injuries throughout the year which started with Michael Chippendale missing for the first six weeks and then significant injuries to key players in Bode, Panos, Cachia, Phillips and Webber throughout the year saw the Redlegs struggle without their star players. Norwood managed to win three of their last six games of the season with a shock win over ladder leaders, Woodville-West Torrens, by 24 points at Coopers Stadium which was the Redlegs stand out game in a poor season. This led to the departure of their Senior Coach, Ben Warren, with both parties not being able to come to an agreement over the club's future. Ben Warren ended with a win-loss record of 31-27.
Norwood were a foundation member of the SANFL Women's (SANFLW) competition in 2017. They claimed their first (and currently only) premiership in the competition in the inaugural 2017 season.
The Norwood Football Club is one of two traditional power-house clubs in the South Australian National Football League, the other team being the Port Adelaide Football Club. As a result, their rivalry was the biggest in South Australian sport for over 100 years before the arrival of the Showdown. The two clubs still consistently attract the largest crowds during the SANFL minor round.
Current club song
It's a grand old flag
It's a grand old flag, it's a high flying flag
It's the emblem for me and for you
It's the emblem of the team we love
The team of the Red and the Blue.
Every heart beats true for the Red and the Blue
As we sing this song to you [What do we sing?]
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
Keep your eye on the Red and the Blue.
Oh the team played fine in the year 29
The Redlegs that no-one could lick, lick, lick
From the crowds first yell to the final bell
The spirit of old forty six, six, six.
Every heart beats true for the Red and the Blue
As we sing this song to you [What do we sing?]
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
Keep your eye on the Red and the Blue.— based on George M. Cohan's, You're a Grand Old Flag
1878 club song
Men of Norwood
All who love the noble game, hear the story I proclaim;
How the Norwoods earned their fame [How they won their glory].
First, against the Souths so strong, Cheers went up, both loud and long;
Forward! Norwoods, red and blue. Fair ones' smiles encourage you.
Cheer the bonny red and blue,
Cheer the colours fast and true,
Keep their colours still in view,
Forward! Men of Norwood.
Who will e'er forget that day, Sturdy Mac led on the play,
Giffen dashing through the fray, Kicked first goal for Norwood?
And from thousand throats that cried, Cleft the air up to the skies.
Forward! Norwood, red and blue. Fair ones' eyes are watching you.
When they met the sprightly Vics, With their little marks and tricks,
People thought would be a fix, Too much for the Norwoods.
Like the Souths the Vics were licked, Traynor for us one goals kicked.
Forward! Norwoods, red and blue, Wiry Vics you did subdue.
Forward! Norwood, red and blue, Beauty's lips are praising you.— Arthur Diamond, To the tune of 'Killarney'
The current home ground for the Norwood Football Club is Norwood Oval. It has been the club's home since 1901 and under current naming rights it is referred to as 'Coopers Stadium'.
Current playing list
Norwood Football Club
|Senior list||Coaching staff|
Updated: 21 March 2018
AFL/VFL players (including Rookies)
There is a list of past and present Norwood players who have played at AFL/VFL:
Membership and attendance
|Year||Members||Change from previous Season||End of minor rounds||Finishing position||Average crowd||Change from previous season||Largest home crowd|
|Norwood Football Club honour roll|
|South Australian Football Association era|
|Year||Pos||W-L-D||%||Coach||Captain||Best and Fairest||Leading goalkicker||Goals|
|1878||1 (Premiers)||8–0–4||94||Joseph Osborn||Joseph Osborn||N/A||William Dedman||12*|
|1879||1 (Premiers)||9–0–1||91||Joseph Osborn||Joseph Osborn||N/A||William Dedman||12*|
|1880||1 (Premiers)||7–2–1||86||Joseph Osborn||Joseph Osborn||N/A||Joseph Traynor||7*|
|1881||1 (Premiers)||10–0–3||82||Alfred Waldron||Alfred Waldron||N/A||Joe Pollock |
|1882||1 (Premiers)||13–1–0||75||Alfred Waldron||Alfred Waldron||N/A||Jim Watson||12|
|1883||1 (Premiers)||12–3–1||70||Alfred Waldron||Alfred Waldron||N/A||Frederick Letchford||7|
|1884||2 (Runner-up)||9–4–1||64||Alfred Waldron||Alfred Waldron||N/A||Frederick Letchford||10|
|1885||2 (Runner-up)||7–7–1||67||Alfred Roberts||Alfred Roberts||N/A||A.B. Rowe||9|
|1886||3||7–6–1||59||Alfred Roberts||Alfred Roberts||N/A||Frederick Letchford||8|
|1887||1 (Premiers)||12–2–4||75||Alfred Waldron||Alfred Waldron||N/A||John Daly||15|
Champions of Australia
|14–1–2||59||Alfred Waldron||Alfred Waldron||N/A||Charles Woods||29*|
|1889||1 (Premiers)||15–2–1||77||Alfred Waldron||Alfred Waldron||N/A||Charles Woods||31|
|1890||2 (Runner-up)||15–3–0||73||Alfred Waldron||Alfred Waldron||N/A||Charles Woods||44|
|1891||1 (Premiers)||13–3–0||72||Alfred Grayson||Alfred Grayson||N/A||Charles Woods||55*|
|1892||3||10–6–0||67||Alfred Waldron||Alfred Waldron||N/A||Charles Woods||46*|
|1893||2 (Runner-up)||12–3–3||72||Henry Plunkett|
|Henry Plunkett |
|1894||1 (Premiers)||15–5–1||62||John Daly||John Daly||N/A||Anthony Daly||48*|
|1895||2 (Runner-up)||11–4–1||65||John Daly||John Daly||N/A||Anthony Daly||46*|
|1896||2 (Runner-up)||10–6–2||59||Jack Holbrook||Jack Holbrook||N/A||Charles Woods||20|
|1897||3||11–5–1||66||Richard Correll||Richard Correll||John Daly||Charles Woods||24|
|1898||3||8–7–0||53||Richard Correll||Richard Correll||N/A||Anthony Daly||12|
|1899||2 (Grand-Finalist)||11–4–1||60||Ernest Peters||Ernest Peters||N/A||William Miller||26|
|1900||4||8–7–0||52||William Plunkett||William Plunkett||N/A||William Miller||23|
|1901||1 (Premiers)||14–5–0||60||Garsham Barnes||Garsham Barnes||James Gosse||William Miller||44*|
|1902||5||6–6–0||66||Garsham Barnes||Garsham Barnes||W. Trembath||William Miller||21|
|1903||4||8–5–0||71||William Plunkett||William Plunkett||William Plunkett||William Miller||27|
|1904||1 (Premiers)||12–2–1||71||Phil Newland||Phil Newland||John Bahr
|1905||3||8–5–0||60||James Gosse||James Gosse||William Miller||William Miller||24|
|1906||3||12–2–0||68||Dean Dawson||Dean Dawson |
|Charles Gwynne||Lionel Hill||21|
|South Australian Football League era|
|Year||Pos||W-L-D||Coach||Captain||Best and Fairest||Leading goalkicker||Goals|
Champions of Australia
|12–3–0||58||John Bahr||John Bahr||Charles Gwynne||Leonard Chamberlain||27|
|1908||2 (Grand-Finalist)||11–3–1||61||John Bahr||John Bahr||John Bahr
|1909||2 (Grand-Finalist)||8–6–0||54||John Woods||John Bahr||Lionel Hill||Richard Townsend||22*|
|1910||3||7–7–0||53||John Woods||Jonh Bahr||Lance Lewis||Leonard Chamberlain||19|
|1911||5||6–6–0||46||Jonh Bahr||Charles McGavisk||Phil Robin||Richard Townsend||18|
|1912||6||4–8–0||44||Jonh Bahr||John Bahr||Richard Townsend||Leonard Chamberlain||23|
|1913||7 (Wooden Spoon)||2–10–0||44||William Plunkett||Victor Stephens||Sidney White||Walter Steele||13|
|1914||7 (Wooden Spoon)||4–8–0||45||Algernon Millhouse||Algernon Millhouse||Sidney White||Guy Stephens||19|
|1915||7 (Wooden Spoon)||3–9–0||40||Clarence Packham||Clarence Packham||Clarence Packham||Guy Stephens||11|
|Play suspended due to WWI|
|1919||7 (Wooden Spoon)||1–11–0||40||William Hutton||Sidney White||Spencer Sibley||Spencer Sibley||18|
|1920||2 (Grand-Finalist)||7–7–0||William Hutton||Richard Townsend||Walter Scott||Richard Townsend||15|
|1921||2 (Grand-Finalist)||11–6–1||52||William Hutton||Sidney White||Walter Scott||Roy Bent||44*|
|1922||1 (Premiers)||14–2–0||64||Thomas Leahy||Sidney White||Claude Toovey||Tom Hart||50*|
|1923||1 (Premiers)||13–2–1||56||Thomas Leahy||Sidney White||Walter Scott||Roy Bent||50|
|1924||3||10–5–1||58||Thomas Leahy||Sidney White||Alick Lill||Roy Bent||54*|
|1925||1 (Premiers)||13–3–0||60||Sidney White||Sidney White||Alick Lill||Roy Bent||59*|
|1926||3||10–6–0||53||Walter Scott||Walter Scott||Walter Scott||Roy Bent||65*|
|South Australian National Football League era|
|Year||Pos||W-L-D||Coach||Captain||Best and Fairest||Leading goalkicker||Goals|
|1927||6||7–10–0||48||Walter Scott||Walter Scott||Alick Lill||Alfred Biddell||36|
|1928||2 (Grand-Finalist)||12–8–0||51||Walter Scott||Walter Scott||Walter Scott||Heinrich Krome||38|
|1929||1 (Premiers)||14–4–1||57||Walter Scott||Walter Scott||Charles Daly||Lyall Mutton||41|
|1930||3||11–6–1||54||Walter Scott||Walter Scott||Walter Scott||Heinrich Krome||39|
|1931||4||9–9–0||48||Alick Lill |
|Alick Lill |
|Joseph Johns||Heinrich Krome||28|
|1932||3||11–8–0||51||Walter Scott||Joseph Johns||Alfred Biddell||Bill McCallum||37|
|1933||2 (Grand-Finalist)||12–8–2||53||Alick Lill||Eric Johnson||Frederick McCallum||Heinrich Krome||53|
|1934||7||5–12–0||46||Alick Lill||Heinrich Krome |
|Harold Allington||Bruce Schultz||66|
|1935||4||11–7–0||51||Jack Sexton |
|Jack Sexton |
|Thomas Woodroofe||Bruce Schultz||66|
|1936||5||10–7–0||53||Sidney Ackland||Thomas Woodroofe||Bill McCallum||Ron Brown||64|
|1937||3||13–6–0||58||Sidney Ackland||Thomas Woodroofe||Albert Sawley||Ron Brown||95|
|1938||3||13–6–0||56||Alan Arthur||Thomas Woodroofe||Frederick McCallum||Ron Brown||86|
|1939||4||11–7–0||50||Alan Arthur||Thomas Woodroofe |
|Hubert Warhurst||Bruce Schultz||98|
|1940||4||8–10–0||52||Kevin Hardiman |
|Kevin Hardiman |
|Jack Oatey||Bruce Schultz||90|
|1941||1 (Premiers)||15–5–0||58||Frederick McCallum||Kevin Hardiman||Jack Oatey||Bruce Schultz||100*|
|Temporary geographical merger with North Adelaide during WWII|
|Competition returns to unaligned teams|
|1945||3||11–8–0||57||Jack Oatey||Jack Oatey||Jack Oatey||Neville Way||39|
|1946||1 (Premiers)||16–3–0||58||Jack Oatey||Jack Oatey||Douglas Olds||Peter Dalwood||70*|
|1947||2 (Grand-Finalist)||16–3–0||58||Jack Oatey||Jack Oatey||Douglas Olds||Neville Way||49|
|1948||1 (Premiers)||16–3–0||57||Jack Oatey||Jack Oatey||Jack Oatey||Graham Farrow||64|
|1949||3||12–7–0||54||Jack Oatey||Jack Oatey||John Marriott||Peter Dalwood||41|
|1950||1 (Premiers)||15–4–0||61||Jack Oatey||Jack Oatey||Douglas Olds||Ron Williams||59|
|1951||5||9–9–0||52||Jack Oatey||Jack Oatey||John Marriott||Max Mayo||29|
|1952||2 (Grand-Finalist)||12–8–0||53||Jack Oatey||Jack Oatey||Kevin Gallagher||Peter Dalwood||27|
|1953||4||10–9–0||52||Jack Oatey||John Marriott||Max Mayo||Max Mayo||78*|
|1954||4||9–10–0||51||Jack Oatey||John Marriott||Robert Edwards||Peter Vivian||35|
|1955||2 (Grand-Finalist)||12–6–1||55||Jack Oatey||John Marriott||John Marriott||Norman Walker||39|
|1956||4||10–9–0||49||Jack Oatey||John Marriott||Ron Reimann||Robert Fosdike||33|
|1957||2 (Grand-Finalist)||13–8–0||51||Haydn Bunton, Jr.||Ron Reimann||Norman Walker||Norman Walker||37|
|1958||4||7–11–1||47||Haydn Bunton, Jr.||Haydn Bunton, Jr.||Graham Nicholls||Peter Vivian||27|
|1959||6||7–11–0||47||Alan Killigrew||Peter Vivian||Graham Nicholls||Peter Vivian||35|
|1960||2 (Grand-Finalist)||13–8–0||55||Alan Killigrew||Peter Aish||Peter Aish||Phil Stephens||50|
|1961||2 (Grand-Finalist)||13–9–0||54||Alan Killigrew||Peter Aish||Peter Aish|
|1962||3||12–8–1||54||Alan Killigrew||Peter Aish||Kingsley Wedding||John Lill||52|
|1963||5||11–9–0||49||Douglas Olds||Ron Kneebone||Kingsley Wedding||Mark Skinner||37|
|1964||6||9–10–1||49||Douglas Olds||Ron Kneebone||Kingsley Wedding||Robert Martin||30|
|1965||4||13–8–0||56||Haydn Bunton, Jr.||Haydn Bunton, Jr.||Kingsley Wedding||Ian Brewer||96*|
|1966||7||9–11–0||48||Haydn Bunton, Jr.||Haydn Bunton, Jr.||Ron Kneebone||Ian Brewer||76|
|1967||6||10–10–0||49||Haydn Bunton, Jr.||Haydn Bunton, Jr.||Robert Oatey||Robert Oatey||45|
|1968||10 (Wooden Spoon)||3–16–1||45||Robert Oatey||Robert Oatey||Robert Oatey||Robert Oatey||30|
|1969||9||3–17–0||43||Robert Oatey||Robert Oatey||Gil Butchart||Robert Oatey||33|
|1970||5||10–8–2||50||Robert Oatey||Robert Oatey||Michael Poulter||Michael Coligan||77|
|1971||5||10–11–0||51||Robert Oatey||Robert Oatey||Robert Oatey||Roger Woodcock||58|
|1972||4||14–7–1||54||Robert Oatey||Robert Oatey||Robert Oatey||Michael Coligan||81*|
|1973||4||11–12–0||52||Robert Oatey||Robert Oatey||Michael Taylor||Ross Dillon||46|
|1974||4||16–8–0||57||Robert Hammond||Robert Hammond||Michael Taylor||Roger Woodcock||68|
|1975||1 (Premiers)||18–3–0||58||Robert Hammond||John Wynne||Ross Dillon||Ross Dillon||66|
|1976||4||12–11–0||52||Robert Hammond||John Wynne||Rodney Pope||Jim Michalanney||63|
|1977||5||13–10–0||58||Robert Hammond||John Wynne||Neil Craig||Paul Adler||67|
|1978||1 (Premiers)||18–8–0||56||Robert Hammond||Michael Taylor||Michael Taylor||Roger Woodcock||42|
|1979||4||12–12–0||54||Robert Hammond||Michael Taylor||Michael Taylor||Bruce Winter||45|
|1980||2 (Grand-Finalist)||15–11–0||50||Neil Balme||Michael Taylor||Michael Taylor||Roger Woodcock||62|
|1981||3||15–9–1||54||Neil Balme||Phil Gallagher||Michael Aish||Gary Menzel||37|
|1982||1 (Premiers)||18–7–0||57||Neil Balme||Phil Gallagher |
|Greg Turbill||Neville Roberts||83|
|1983||3||15–10–0||55||Neil Balme||Greg Turbill||Michael Aish||Neville Roberts||111|
|1984||1 (Premiers)||17–9–0||51||Neil Balme||Danny Jenkins||Michael Aish||Neville Roberts||98|
|1985||4||14–9–1||52||Neil Balme||Neville Roberts||Keith Thomas||Neville Roberts||47|
|1986||5||12–11–0||52||Neil Balme||Neville Roberts||Michael Taylor||Keith Thomas||40|
|1987||3||15–10–0||55||Neil Balme||Michael Aish||Garry McIntosh||Mark Ducker||54|
|1988||3||15–10–0||57||Neil Balme||Michael Aish||Richard Anderson||Rodney Maynard||50|
|1989||3||14–11–0||52||Neil Balme||Michael Aish||Rodney Maynard||Andrew Pascoe||47|
|1990||5||12–9–0||54||Neil Balme||Garry McIntosh||Stephen Rowe||James Weeding||50|
|1991||7||7–14–1||48||Neil Craig||Garry McIntosh||Garry McIntosh||David Payne||51|
|1992||7||9–13–0||52||Neil Craig||Garry McIntosh||Michael Aish||Mark Jones||54|
|1993||2 (Grand-Finalist)||15–9–0||54||Neil Craig||Garry McIntosh||Stephen Patterson||Chris Prime||87|
|1994||4||12–12–0||52||Neil Craig||Garry McIntosh||Jerry D'Antiochia||Chris Prime||53|
|1995||3||17–8–0||59||Neil Craig||Garry McIntosh||Matthew Primus||James Thiessen||54|
|1996||3||16–7–0||56||Peter Rohde||Garry McIntosh||John Cunningham||Ashley Reade||65|
|1997||1 (Premiers)||19–4–0||65||Peter Rohde||Garry McIntosh||Andrew Jarman||Jim West||80*|
|1998||4||12–10–0||52||Peter Rohde||Garry McIntosh |
|Anthony Harvey||Cristian O'Brien||31|
|1999||2 (Grand-Finalist)||15–9–0||52||Peter Rohde||Anthony Harvey||Steven Pitt||Robert Neill||36|
|2000||5||10–11–0||52||Neville Roberts||Anthony Harvey||Scott Direen||Robert Neill||42|
|2001||4||12–10–0||52||Neville Roberts||Anthony Harvey||Troy Clements||Scott Borlace |
|2002||3||17–5–0||58||Garry McIntosh||Brett James||Brett James||Jarrod Cotton||42|
|2003||6||9–10–1||48||Garry McIntosh||Brett James||Brett James||Robert Neill||38|
|2004||9 (Wooden Spoon)||4–16–0||42||Garry McIntosh||Brett James||Scott Borlace||Matthew Bartemucci||26|
|2005||6||9–11–0||47||Dale Lewis||Brett James||Brett James||Robert Neill||44|
|2006||7||9–11–0||46||Trevor Hill||Brett James||Scott Borlace||Jamie Vlatko||31|
|2007||7||8–12–0||47||Trevor Hill||James Gallagher||James Gallagher||Jamie Vlatko||60|
|2008||4||10–11–1||48||Trevor Hill||James Gallagher||James Gallagher||Taylor Walker||56|
|James Gallagher||Brett Zorzi||Sam Rowe||40|
|2010||2 (Grand-Finalist)||14–10–0||55||Nathan Bassett||James Gallagher||Nick Lower||Sam Rowe||40|
|2011||3||15–8–0||55||Nathan Bassett||James Gallagher||Kieran McGuinness||Cameron Shenton||43|
|2012||1 (Premiers)||20–2–0||63||Nathan Bassett||Kieran McGuinness||Brett Zorzi||Luke Jericho||41|
|2013||1 (Premiers)||19–3–0||63||Nathan Bassett||Kieran McGuinness||Ben Jefferies||Ben Warren||36|
|2014||1 (Premiers)||14–7–0||56||Ben Warren||Kieran McGuinness||Kieran McGuinness||Michael Newton||55|
|2015||5||11–8–0||51||Ben Warren||Alex Georgiou||Matthew Panos||Simon Phillips||17|
|2016||8||6-12-0||46||Ben Warren||Alex Georgiou||Matthew Fuller||Lewis Johnston||31|
|2017||5||10-8-1||46||Jarrod Cotton||Jace Bode||Alex Georgiou||Kristian Roocke||26|
- Signifies SANFL leading goal kicker
|Championship of Australia||Champions||2||1888, 1907|
|National Football League Championship||Champions||1||1977|
|SAFA/SAFL/SANFL||Premiers||30||1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882|
1883, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1891
1894, 1894, 1904, 1907, 1922
1923, 1925, 1929, 1941, 1946
1948, 1950, 1975, 1978, 1982
1984, 1997, 2012, 2013, 2014
|Runners Up||23||1884, 1885, 1890, 1893, 1895|
1896, 1899, 1908, 1920, 1921
1928, 1933, 1947, 1952, 1955
1957, 1960, 1961, 1980, 1993
1999, 2010, 2018
|Pre-Season Premierships||2||1956, 1958|
|Stanley H. Lewis Memorial Trophy||13||1965, 1974, 1982, 1984, 1985|
1986, 1987, 1995, 1996, 1997
1998, 2011, 2012, 2018
|South Australian Patriotic League||Premiers||2||1943, 1944|
- 1898 – Alby Green
- 1915 – Charlie Perry
- 1921 – Walter Scott
- 1924 – Walter Scott
- 1925 – Alick Lill
- 1930 – Walter Scott
- 1936 – Bill McCallum
- 1951 – John Marriott
- 1966 – Ron Kneebone
- 1981 – Michael Aish
- 1994 – Garry McIntosh
- 1995 – Garry McIntosh
- 1997 – Andrew Jarman
- 2013 – Matt Thomas
- 2017 – Mitch Grigg
- 2018 - Mitch Grigg
Fos Williams Medallists
Jack Oatey Medallists
- 1982 – Danny Jenkins
- 1984 – Keith Thomas
- 1997 – John Cunningham
- 2012 – Dean Terlich
- 2013 – Brett Zorzi
- 2014 – Matt Panos
Ken Farmer Medallists
- 1997 – Jim West
Sporting Life Magazine
- 1947 – Sam Gallagher
- 1950 – John Marriott, Doug Olds
- 1951 – John Marriott
- 1952 – John Marriott
- 1954 – John Marriott
- 1955 – Jim Taylor, John Marriott
- 371 – Garry McIntosh (1982-1998)
Most goals in a season
- 111 – Neville Roberts in 1983
- 669 – Bruce Schultz (1933-1941)
Most years as coach
- 12 – Jack Oatey (1945–56)
Most premierships as coach
- 3 – Jack Oatey (1946, 1948, 1950)
Most premierships as captain
- 6 – Alfred Waldron (1881, 1882, 1883, 1887, 1888, 1889)
Most best and fairest awards
Most state games
- 39 – Walter Scott, 1920–32
Team of the century
|Norwood Redlegs team of the century|
|B:||Michael Taylor||Syd Ackland||Alby Bahr|
|HB:||Syd White||Walter Scott||Ron Kneebone|
|C:||Phil Gallagher||Alick Lill||Doug Olds|
|HF:||Albert Sawley||Neil Button||Garry McIntosh|
|F:||Neville Roberts||Bruce Schultz||Robert Oatey|
|Foll:||John Marriott||Michael Aish||Jack Oatey (c)|
|Int:||Keith Thomas||Bill Wedding||John Wynne|
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