James Edward Nicholls had shown promise as a tall junior before making his league debut against Glenelg in round 5, 1945. He was named as a ruck-shepherd changing in the back pocket.
Jim Nicholls played all of his 15 games in his only season at the club. Primarily a ruckman, he rested either in the back or forward pockets.
Nicholls' final league appearance was in Norwood's 1945 preliminary final loss to West Torrens when he kicked three goals.
In mid-October he was in the Norwood touring party that travelled to Broken Hill to play a representative team from the local league. Played on the Jubilee Oval, Norwood defeated Broken Hill : 10.11 to 8.9.
In 1940 he enlisted to serve his country in World War II
R Cialini May 2019