Richard Fowler made his League debut for Norwood in the opening round of 1922, in front of 21,600 spectators on the Adelaide Oval.
A quick, athletic footballer with a good kick, "Dick" Fowler played his first game as a wingman, and moved into the centre later in the season.
Norwood rated him as one of the best juniors the club had seen for many years, but sadly injury brought his career to an abrupt end.
He suffered a severe knee injury in a game against West Adelaide on the Norwood Oval. In what was likely the biggest disappointment in the club's premiership year, Fowler was never able to play League football again, taking on umpiring the following season.
R Cialini April 2014