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Don ROACH

STATISTICS

Guernsey Number: 19
Career: 1970 to 1972
NFC Games: 42
NFC Goals: 12
Debut: v Port Adelaide (Norwood) 4th April 1970
Finale: v South Adelaide (Norwood) 19th August 1972

SANFL Hall of Fame
South Australian Games: 9
All Australian: 1961
VFL/AFL Clubs: Hawthorn
 

Donald Vivian Roach joined Norwood in 1970 after taking a year off from football, having had a long and stellar career with West Adelaide.
 
A quick, well balanced left-footer he provided much needed experience to the young Norwood player list.
 
He was runner-up in the 1970 Best and Fairest, playing mainly as a follower/flanker .

After retiring as a player, he went on to serve the SANFL as an administrator, including General Manager between 1974 and 1984.

Don Roach was Chief Executive Officer of the Sydney Swans in 1985-86, and NSWAFL Commission Chairman of the Sydney Football League between 1989 and 1995

An inaugural member of the South Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2002, Roach is also a member of the West Adelaide Football Club Hall of Fame. He was West Adelaide captain coach from 1966 to 1967. 


R Cialini Oct 2013


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