William Heinrich played only five seasons for Norwood but they were during one of its more successful periods.
He was a part of the Club’s finals campaigns from 1921 to 1925 which resulted in premierships in 1922, 1923 and 1925.
The Club recognized him as “best junior” in his first year in 1921 and subsequently in 1923 for “valuable services”, 1924 as “best utility player” and 1925 as “most consistent”.
In 1923 he was selected at back pocket in the State team which played Tasmania and in 1925 the team which played Broken Hill.
He was appointed coach and captain of the Freeling football club (colours: red and navy blue -“The Redlegs”) before the 1926 season, returning to Norwood for one final match against Glenelg on 4th September 1926.
Heinrich won a Mail Medal as best player in the Barossa and Light Association playing for Tanunda (colours: black and white – “The Magpies”) in 1933, the first year they were awarded.
G Williams April 2013