Originally from Prince Alfred College, Klynton Kitto had starred in athletics as a sprinter. At 198cm, 89 kg and able to dispose of the ball with either foot, he was recruited by Norwood to play as a key forward/ruckman.
Norwood signed Kitto after he had shown excellent form in the 1956 Country Carnival.
The club first brought Kitto down from Arthurton in the Yorke Peninsula for the 1957 Night series on Norwood Oval and he impressed at centre half forward. During the 1957 season he had played several games as a wingman for Arthurton.
After winning the Mail Medal in 1958, he was named to play centre against South Adelaide in Norwood's night series Premiership win.
It was to take another two years before he made his League debut.