John Albert CURTIS
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