W B Reid was given permission to play with Norwood by the Gawler football club, for Norwood's match against South Adelaide on the 23rd July 1898.
Although Norwood were defeated in the Adelaide Oval clash, Reid showed great promise playing as a ruckman/follower. A calm footballer, he looked to have the attributes to develop further with more experience.
He remained with Norwood for the rest of the season.
Unfortunately, he missed some games through unavailability, including Norwood's last match of the year against Port Adelaide on the 3rd September 1898.
Reid impressed in the games he played in.
It was rumoured that the SA Football Association would bring in a compulsory electoral system in 1899, based on a player's residence.
R Cialini July 2022