Brady Wayne DAWE


Guernsey Number: 30
Career: 2009 to 2019
NFC Games: 208
NFC Goals: 135
Debut: v Sturt (Unley) 4th April 2009
Finale: v Adelaide (Adelaide) 8th September 2019

Premierships: 2012, 2013, 2014
NFC Life Member


Brady Dawe joined Norwood from the Meadows Football Club in the Hills Football League, for the 2009 season. He had previously played First 18 for Pulteney Grammar and under 19s for Sturt.

The young, mobile big man made his league debut in round two of the 2009 season. He played 10 league games and eight reserves in his first year at The Parade.

In 2010 he played another 24 senior games, which included the narrow Grand Final loss to Central District.

Resilient and reliable, Dawe was to become a regular Norwood league footballer for the next decade. Initially selected in the side as a ruckman, he quickly also developed into a key forward.

Dawe made another 23 appearances in 2011 and reached the 50 game milestone.

In 2012 (22 games) he played in his first Norwood league premiership. Dawe was named in a forward pocket for the Grand Final and the Redlegs beat West Adelaide by 49 points.  

Norwood went back-to-back in 2013, winning the decider against North Adelaide by 40 points. Dawe had another solid season, making 19 appearances.

The Redlegs made it three in a row the following year when it defeated Port Adelaide in the Grand Final. Played on the Adelaide Oval, Norwood won a thriller by four points.

Dawe reached the 100 game milestone early in 2014.

He continued to improve and was awarded the Woods Medal in 2015 (18 games), and reached the 150 mark in 2016 (17 games).

A consistently fine performer, he was an exemplary team player, and in 2019 won the Garry McIntosh award. His 16 games for the year brought his final total to 208

The left-footer rarely missed a game in his time at The Parade and his contested marking made him an important part of the Norwood structure.

After retiring from the SANFL he had a stint with the Lobethal Football Club (Hills Football League), before deciding to return to Meadows.

R Cialini April 2022


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