HISTORY OF NFC - 2020 - 2030
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the SANFL endured a truncated season of 14 games, commencing 28th June. Because it was decided to have a top four finals system, Norwood just missed the finals finishing in fifth position with six wins and eight losses. Losses in the first two rounds by less than a goal saw us hovering around the middle of the ladder in a very even season. AFL clubs Adelaide and Port Adelaide did not compete.
The under 18s enjoyed premiership success at Thebarton Oval with a win over Sturt, 15-13 to 8-5. Nathan Hearing won the Allan Stewart Medal for best afield. The team was coached by Chris O’Connor.
Through the season, club revenue was boosted by the highly successful “Fortis In Procella” cam-paign.
The Wolf Blass Community Centre was completed and officially opened. The club expressed appreciation to Wolf Blass who contributed $1 million, as well as Jo and the late Bill Cooper who contributed $250,000. Many thanks also to the Norwood, Payneham & St.Peters Council for their support.
New Coach Jade Rawlings brought an element of excitement and expectation despite the team field no less than fielding eight players each week who played less than 20 games.
In the minor round , Norwood finished third having won 11 games and lost 7, but lost the qualifying final to the Eagles and the first semi final to South to finish a creditable fourth.
Matthew Nunn captained the club for the first time, and impressive Shepparton recruit Nikolaus Rokahr won the Michael Taylor Medal club champion award.
SANFLW player Sophie Armstead won her second consecutive Norwood Best & Fairest.
Norwood was selected to be one of four clubs to participate in the inaugural Wheelchair Football Association.