George Christian Thomas joined Norwood for the 1937 season, having previously played reserves for the Carlton Football Club.
He made his league debut for Norwood in 1938, playing 11 senior games for the year, and being named the club's best junior. In July of that year he was in the Norwood squad that travelled to Port Pirie to play a combined local side.
Thomas played another 12 league games in 1939.
The reliable ruckman/defender then moved to West Torrens, making his debut with his new club in Round 1, 1940 on the Thebarton Oval. Ironically, the game was against Norwood and Torrens won comfortably. Thomas was named as a ruckman changing in the back-pocket and was high in the list of best players.
He played 27 games for the Eagles in 1940-41, and another eight games for Port/Torrens in 1942-43.
Thomas served his country in World War II, enlisting in the Royal Australian Air Force
R Cialini , M Giles May 2019