Oscar Sellars played with Norwood’s B team during 1914. Although he was listed several times in the league team squads he did not make the final lineups.
Sellars did gain selection in the senior team for the opening round of the 1915 season against North Adelaide on the 1st May at Norwood when he was named, along with other debutants, Joseph Blacket, Ernest Johncock and the Suhard brothers, Eric and Noel. The new names were included to replace the volunteers who had enlisted in the armed forces. In the early stages of the war Norwood was affected by the loss of players to the conflict more than any the other club.
The game also marked the return of Reverend Charles Perry who had missed the 1914 season due to pastoral duties and was welcomed back, according to one report, by “… small boys with big voices megaphoning ‘ Buck in Redwing’ “. (Sunday Mail 1 May 1915 p1)
Sellars kicked a goal and was named in the best players in Norwood’s victory over North Adelaide 9.11 to 6.12, while Charles ‘Redwing” Perry was named best on the ground and would go on the win the 1915 Magarey Medal.
Sellars played in the following two rounds against West Torrens and Sturt when he was again named among the best players but his name does not appear in any subsequent league or B grade reports.
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