‘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.
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.