Ron Wilson was educated at Norwood High School and was a member of the school football team. The junior later played for East Torrens in the local association.
In 1926, his first year at Norwood, Wilson showed good form in the reserves - firstly at full back and then across the half back line.
His good form continued in the 1927 pre-season internal trials and he made his league debut in the opening round.
Named in a back pocket, Wilson made a promising start to his senior career. Well built and a long kick, he was seen as a reliable defender. He played 16 games in 1927 and was the recipient of the services rendered award.
He played another seven games in 1928, and gradually developed into a utility for the club.
In 1925 Wilson won the senior singles and doubles South Australian Table Tennis Association championships.
He came from a sporting family. An elder brother, Linley Barton Wilson, played 25 games for Norwood (1919-1921). Taller and faster than Ronald, he played predominantly as a wingman.
Ronald Campbell Wilson served his country in World War II.
R Cialini Oct 2021