Alfred Packham played for the Norwood juniors against the senior team at the Kensington Oval on 25 April 1885. The previous week he had impressed in the match versus Kensington on the same ground and had scored a goal.
He played in a losing senior side against Adelaide on June 27 1885 at the Adelaide Oval.
In 1887 he was seen as possibly the best forward in the team and although somewhat inconsistent, he finished with eight goals for the year.
The following season he again proved to be a dangerous forward, kicking another eight goals.
Packham was a member of the Norwood team that earned the mantle of Champions of Australia, after defeating Victorian premiers South Melbourne in the end of season three match series between the two premiership teams, at the Kensington Oval.
In 1889 he played for Norwood against a 25 man team representing the Adelaide and Suburban Football Association. Packham kicked a goal against Adelaide on May 24 - Norwood won the match 4.7 to 3.7.
R Cialini May 2022