(1986 - 1999)
Jerry D'Antiochia was a product of the Payneham Football Club and
Norwood juniors. A clean ball-handler and calm under pressure, he was a
very consistent performer throughout his career. Whether as a creative
on-baller or later as a no fuss defender, the popular D'Antiochia got
the job done.
He was a member of the 1983 Under 17 premiership team, and was named
Best and Fairest in the Under 17 side that went through undefeated in
Making his League debut in an Escort Cup match against Woodville at
Balaklava in 1986, he had played 28 games by the start of 1990.
During that time he was part of a Reserves Premiership in 1986, and was named the Reserves Best and Fairest for 1987.
Hampered by injuries along the way, D'Antiochia persevered and was named
the 1994 Club Champion. He also won the E.A.Johnson service award and
played his 100th League game in the same season.
He then won a Meritorious Performance award in 1995, and became a Player
Life Member the following year, as well as being named the Woods
1997 was to be a memorable year for D'Antiochia. Not only did he finally
play in a League Premiership after 174 games, but he was also adjudged
the player of the finals.
In 1999, his 14th and final year of League football, he played his 200th
game and was recognised with the Jim Tummel Outstanding Qualities
We proudly welcome Jerry D'Antiochia as Norwood's 63rd Hall of Fame inductee.
Guernsey Number: 36
NFC Games: 204
NFC Goals: 22
NFC Life Member
Best & Fairest: 1994
Advertiser Team of the Year: 1995