Fred Steinwedel was a local boy who put in a brief appearance with Norwood in 1892. Born in Adelaide on 1 May 1866, he grew up in Stepney and was a stalwart of the Maylands Football Club.
In 1884 he was in the best players for the Maylands Second Twenty in a goalless draw with Marryatville Juniors. In 1885 he kicked two goals as Maylands thumped Kensington Park by 11 goals to one.
Fred was a member of the general committee and the match committee in 1888 when Maylands, under the presidency of Sir Edwin Smith, applied for admission to the Adelaide & Suburban Football Association with five shillings and sixpence in hand. In 1892 he was secretary-treasurer of the Maylands club and auditor of the Adelaide & Suburban association.
At Adelaide Oval on 6 August 1892, Fred was a member of the Norwood team which beat Port Adelaide 5.5 to 2.6 and so ensured that South Adelaide could not be overtaken at the head of the premiership ladder.
He was vice-captain of the Norwood Alberts in 1894. He also played cricket, scoring 102 for East Torrens against Kent Town Ramblers in January 1896.
Fred served as secretary of the Marine Underwriters' Association for 47 years.
He died at Payneham on 4 September 1934. He was survived by his widow, the former Edith Sarah Musk, and children Arthur, Fred, Hurtle and Darkie
P Robins July 2018