William AMEE


Guernsey Number: 13, 12
Career: 1945 to 1946
NFC Games: 16
NFC Goals: 19
Debut: v Port Adelaide (Kensington Oval) 12th May 1945
Finale: v North Adelaide (Norwood) 22nd June 1946

NFC Life Member


William "Bill" Amee was a key member of the Norwood Colts team of 1944. He was Norwood's best player in the Preliminary Final, and again in the losing Grand Final against West Adelaide.
Amee made his league debut against Port Adelaide on the Kensington Oval in round three of the 1945 season. He was named in the forward pocket, but despite his three goals in a low-scoring match, Norwood were defeated by 25 points. It was the first time in 47 years that a SANFL game had been played on the ground.
After playing 15 senior games in his first season, Amee only made the one appearance in 1946. He was named as 20th man in the game against North Adelaide, in what proved to be his last league appearance. At season's end, Amee travelled with the side and played a combined team from Broken Hill.
Amee continued to represent Norwood at Reserves level. At the end of the 1946 season, he played in the losing Reserves team that travelled to North Whyalla.
In 1948 Amee was the leading goal-kicker for Norwood's Reserves and accompanied the team to the South-East, playing against the Mount Gambier Football Association.
In 1953 he won the Moir Trophy for the best all-round footballer in the Reserves competition. He also captained the Reserves in 1953, and was vice-captain the following season.
Amee was also a member of the strong SA Fire Brigade teams that played in the Mid-Week Association competition, and which included many SANFL players.

R Cialini June 2016

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