HISTORY OF NFC - 1910 - 1919  
HISTORY OF NFC  
   
 
 

1910 - 1919

1910
Norwood finished third, having won 7 games and losing 7.
Mr J Shaw JP passed away in London. He was in his 22nd year as President (1889-1019).
In his term, Norwood won 6 premierships.
A generous donation of 2000 pounds from club Patron Sir Edwin T Smith saw the council presented
with the freehold title to Norwood Oval.

1911
Norwood finished third, having won 6 games and losing 6.
Lancelot Lewis and Phillip Robin were selected in the victorious South Australian team for the
Australian Carnival in Adelaide.


1912
Norwood finished sixth, having won 4 games and losing 8.

1913
Norwood finished seventh, having won 2 games and losing 10. This was the first time Norwood
finished bottom of the ladder.

1914
Norwood finished seventh, having won 4 games and losing 8.

1915
Norwood finished seventh, having won 4 games and losing 8.
Phillip Robin landed in Gallipoli in the early hours of April 25 and was killed in action, April 28.
Robin was the first SA footballer killed during the war.
Charles 'Redwing' Perry finished equal leader in the Magarey Medal with Frank Barry (South
Adelaide) and Shine Hosking (Port Adelaide) but lost on countback.
In 1998, SANFL altered the rules and awarded the medal to Perry retrospectively.


1916
League suspended due to World War I

1917
League suspended due to World War I

1918
League suspended due to World War I

1919
Norwood finished seventh, having won 1 game and losing 11, winning Norwood's fourth wooden
spoon in succession.
During the year, Sir Edwin T Smith. K.C.M.G. died. He had been Patron of the club since 1878.
John J Woods also served his final years as Secretary, an office he held since 1902, as well as
38 years of service to the club as a player, secretary and league delegate.
The club had every justification to feel proud of its player achievements in the war.
Thirty enlisted and those who lost their lives were Jack and Joe Blackett, Phil Robin, Bruce Nash,
Noel Suhard and Charles Hooper.
When football resumed, the club, like many others, had to rebuild. Many of the older players were
still overseas and it meant forming a team of juniors.


 
 
 
 
 
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