(1984 - 1990, 1993, 1995)
Rodney Maynard joined Norwood in 1984, via Lameroo North Football Club
and Prince Alfred College. A hard working footballer and a superb mark,
he was comfortable playing at either end of the ground.
Maynard made his League debut in 1984. However, he played predominantly
in the Reserves for the next three seasons, and was an important member
of the 1985 and 1986 Reserve Premiership teams.
In 1987 he became a regular member of the League team and won the most
improved player award. His good form continued, and in 1988 was
runner-up in the best & fairest award. He was also the club's
leading goalkicker and capped off a fine season by receiving a Player
Five Year Service Award.
The reliable utility had an even better season in 1989. Playing
exceptional football at centre half back and centre half forward, he won
the coveted best and fairest award, as well as making the State squad.
In 1991, Maynard was an inaugural squad member of the newly formed
Adelaide Crows. He was named in the back pocket in the Crows' first
game, against Hawthorn at Football Park. Selected mainly as a defender,
he played 81 AFL games between 1991 and 1995, and was named in the
Crows' official Team of the Decade.
At the end of the 1995 season, at the relatively young age of 29,
Maynard moved back to the family farm at Lameroo. He continued his
football with the Lameroo Football Club ( Lameroo North had merged with
Lameroo South in 1991), playing in the Mallee Football League. He won
six Mail Medals as the best and fairest in the MFL, and played in his
sixth premiership for the Lameroo Hawks in 2008. He represented the
South Australian Country team that competed in the Australian Country
Championships several times, and was captain-coach of the side twice. He
is the current coach of Lameroo, and also umpired for a couple of
His brother Brenton also played for Norwood (49 games, 1986-89),and won four Mail Medals while playing for Lameroo.
We proudly welcome Rodney Maynard as Norwood's 62nd Hall of Fame inductee.
Guernsey Number: 18
NFC Games: 157
NFC Goals: 159
Debut: v Glenelg (Norwood) 17th March 1984
Finale: v Central District (Football Park) 24th September 1995
SANFL Hall of Fame
Best and Fairest: 1989
Leading Goalkicker: 1988
South Australian Games: 3
VFL/AFL Clubs: Adelaide Crows