Jeff Page played for Norwood High School before joining the Norwood Colts, and proved to be a most valuable clubman as he progressed through the grades. Slightly built, Page played as a rover, centreman or wingman.
He played on the wing for the Thirds in 1964, winning the most effective player award. The following season, Page was named Best and Fairest in the Thirds' premiership winning year.
In 1966 he made his senior debut, making six League appearances in his first season, as well as being named the Best First Year player in the Reserves. He added another 18 League matches to his tally in 1967, playing mainly as a centreman.
In both 1968 and 1969 he was named the Reserve's most courageous player. He continued to add to his total of League games, was awarded a Player Five Year Certificate in 1970, and reached the 50 game milestone during the 1972 season.
Playing as a rover, Page was a major factor (along with coach John McInnes) in Norwood's Reserves Premierships of 1969, 1970, 1972 and 1974. Page was an amazingly consistent performer who possessed great leadership qualities; he was captain of the Reserves in 1970, 1971, 1973 and 1974. He also won the Reserves' best and fairest trophy in 1970, 1973 and 1974, and was runner-up in 1971.
Jeff Page played 113 games for Norwood's Reserves and kicked 112 goals. After he retired as a NFC player he went on to play with the Hope Valley Football Club, where he won the Best & Fairest medal in the Norwood North Association. He returned to the NFC to coach the club's Under 17's in 1977 and 1978.
Jeff also played mid-week matches and end-od-season Carnivals for 13 years with the Commonwealth Bank (his employer) and then coached the team for 12 years. He was made a Life Member of the club in 1982.
His father George (40 games, 1929-35) and uncle Harold (140 games, 1929-39) also played League football for the Redlegs.
R Cialini Dec 2014