Wartime competition 1942-1944
Norwood-North games: 11
Norwood-North goals: 6
A district junior, Roy Kendle played a few games for the Norwood Reserves in 1940.
He made his senior debut for the Norwood-North Adelaide wartime combination in the middle of the 1943 season.
Kendle was selected mainly as a second ruckman, changing in the forward lines - a role he played in the 1943, first semi and preliminary finals.
He was named as one of three reserves in Norwood-North's Grand Final win against Port-Torrens.
The following game he was named in a forward pocket in the clash against the Victorian Air-Force at Adelaide Oval.
In 1944, Norwood-North again won the flag and Kendle made a couple of senior appearances early in the year.
His uncle, Frank Kendle, also played league football for Norwood (4 games, 1919-1921).
R Cialini March 2020