Ben Warren transferred to Norwood, having previously played 10 seasons with the South Adelaide Football Club (163 games/346 goals) where he also captained the league side in 2010.
He joined Norwood for the 2012 season after playing in a 2011 premiership with his junior club Langhorne Creek in the Great Southern Football League.
Warren had a solid first year at The Parade (21 matches/37 goals) and was high in Norwood's best players in its 49 point victory over West Adelaide in the 2012 Grand Final.
His good form continued in 2013 (21 games/36 goals) when he was named best team man and was Norwood's leading goal-kicker. A good mark and accurate kick, Warren worked hard as a lead-up forward.
The Redlegs went back-to-back and Warren was a major contributor during the season. He kicked four goals in the 2013 Grand Final against North Adelaide, won by Norwood in a low scoring encounter by 40 points, and "Dugga" was close to best on ground. He retired as a player at the end of the season.
In 2014 Warren took over as Norwood's senior coach, replacing Nathan Bassett who had been appointed assistant coach at Essendon. He was immediately successful, leading the Redlegs to the 2014 flag - their third in a row. In a classic contest, Norwood defeated Port Adelaide by four points.
After Norwood finished fourth in 2015 and eighth in 2016, Warren and the club parted ways.
He was then appointed assistant coach at Sturt, and later forward coach at South Adelaide.
R Cialini Dec 2020