• Michael COLIGAN
  • Guernsey Number: 20
    Career: 1969 to 1973 & 1975
    NFC Games: 83
    NFC Goals: 269

  • Before being recruited to Norwood, Michael Coligan had played with Rostrevor College in 1966 and 1967 and in 1968 played with Christian Brothers Old Collegians FC in Division A2 Amateurs. He also spent a couple of seasons playing Sundays with Tranmere YCW (Young Christian Workers) who were Premiers in 1968 under coach Lawrie Sweeney, the legendary SANFL umpire. Coligan also capped off a great season that year by leading the YCW Association goal kicking. After a game of YCW football late in the 1968 season, Robert Oatey and Gil Butchart came into the change rooms and invited Coligan to pre-season training at Norwood in 1969.
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  • The Visionary; Bert Baulderstone 1906 - 1972
  • Albert (Bert) William Baulderstone was born on 18 June 1906 at Longwood in the Adelaide Hills, and began his schooling at nearby Scotts Creek in 1913. Baulderstone founded a small building firm that became the largest building company in the State. He accepted the position as President of the Norwood Football Club after the death of Theo/Ted Heidenreich, in December 1962. Baulderstone had not sort the position, but took on the role after being asked to make himself available.
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