‘The Brian Prestwood Family Zone’ was created on the eastern wing in memory of Brian Prestwood, a resident of Minda Home, and a life-long passionate and devoted Norwood supporter. A memorial plaque is located on the eastern wing
Club sponsor, Australian Outdoor Living, constructed a covered pergola at the northern end in conjunction with a new family area, provided by Dean and Margaret Southwood, wonderful long-time supporters and benefactors.
New ice baths were installed for the players, the gymnasium was re-carpeted and the trainer’s room re-modelled.
The Council replaced the roof on the Sir Edwin T. Smith Pavilion.
The Pavilion and Centenary Stand were painted and fascias replaced.
In collaboration with the Norwood, Kensington & St Peters Council, plans were developed for a new community-based clubroom between the Sir Edwin T. Smith Pavilion and Centenary Pavilion, with a completion date in 2019.
The Wally Miller gates abutting the RSL Hall were rebuilt.
Fund-raising for the new clubrooms began with renown winemaker and club benefactor Wolf Blass donating $500,000 toward the project. Other fund-raising activities will continue throughout the next three years to assist in financing the project.
One significant project around the oval was the construction of a new white picket fence with plaques of Norwood past players attached.
The club named the northern end of the oval after champion half-forward flanker and Hall of Fame inductee, Roger Woodcock.
At the club’s AGM it was announced that wine-maker Wolf Blass had donated a total of $1 million to assist the club to build a new multi-purpose community facility available to all residents, businesses, schools and organisations. It will be called the Wolf Blass Community Centre.
Coopers Corner in the north-western pocket was upgraded.
Largest LED screen for a suburban oval installed next to the existing scoreboard.
The gymnasium under the Sir E.T. Smith Pavilion was completely renovated.
The Wolf Blass Community Centre was officially opened on 22nd January.
Major refurbishment of the existing changerooms under the Sir E.T. Smith and the Centenary Pavilions.
Installation around the picket fencing of a 300 metre LED strip for sponsor signage.
The 4 light towers around the oval were upgraded.