Ellis Saxon was recruited from the Smithfield Football club in 1933 and was named in the Norwood Association (reserves) side for the opening round against West Torrens at Thebarton on 28 April.
The News reported that Saxon in his first game “ impressed with his play in front of goal… fairly tall, handles the ball well and has a good knowledge of team work” (The News 4 May 1933, p 4)
The half forward flanker continued playing for the association side through 1933 and at the club’s annual general meeting the following year he tied with Marlow Keelan for the ‘fairest and most consistent player” award.
Saxon played in the 1934 trial games and received positive reports noting that he played well on the half forward line.
He was selected for his one and only senior appearance for the game against Glenelg on the 9th June. Norwood narrowly lost the game and Saxon was dropped the following week.
He continued playing for the association side for the remainder on the year but was unable to regain selection in the league team
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