John Curtis was born on 28 October 1938 and transferred to Norwood from the Payneham Football Club in 1961. He had been impressive with some outstanding performances in the mid-week night footy competition.
Curtis was a courageous centreman who, in 1959 had won a Mail Medal while playing for Central Augusta in the Great Northern Football Association.
He was a well-built right-footer, who was capable of taking a spectacular mark, and had played most of his football in the centre or as a half-forward.
Although he made his League debut in Round 12 of 1961, he spent most of that year playing for the Reserves.
Not quite able to cement a spot in the senior team originally, Curtis was named best utility in the Reserves of 1962. He eventually settled into the League side as a back pocket, and was named most consistent player in 1964.
R Cialini Dec 2014