William Noal first joined Norwood in 1910. Despite already being an excellent footballer in Port Pirie, he only managed to play for Norwood B team (Reserves).
Noal moved to Sturt in 1911, and subsequently became an important player for his new club. He proved to be a dangerous goalsneak, and starred in Sturt's first ever premiership win in 1915.
After serving in World War I with the 5th Machine Gunners, Noal returned to play in Port Pirie, winning the 1920 medal for the best player in the association.
The following year he rejoined Norwood, playing his solitary league game in round nine, against Port Adelaide.
He went back to Sturt in 1922, and finished up playing 40 games for the club. He then moved to Glenelg in 1923, but an early season injury ended his football career.
Noal was a good all-round sportsman; a state lacrosse player, an A grade cricketer for Sturt, and also played baseball and basketball.
After retiring as a player, Noal took on goal-umpiring, officiating in many interstate matches.
In 1933, he was appointed secretary of the Sturt Football Club.
R Cialini May 2015