Trevor Reginald GRANTHAM


Guernsey Number: 27, 22, 15
Career: 1961 to 1963
NFC Games: 26
NFC Goals: 18
Debut: v Sturt (Norwood) 29th March 1961
Finale: v West Adelaide (Richmond) 20th April 1963


Trevor Grantham was born on 8 January 1943 and played for the Central Augusta Football Club in the Great Northern Football Association before joining Norwood in 1961. He made his senior debut for Norwood in the 1961 Advertiser Cup, pre-season night competition. He was named at centre half forward and Norwood lost to Sturt by a goal.

Grantham played five league games in his first season at The Parade, but spent most of the year in the reserves. He was selected at centre half forward in the reserves Grand Final against West Torrens on the Adelaide Oval. The Redlegs won the decider, and Grantham was named second best for Norwood.

In 1962, he was selected  at full forward for the Advertiser Cup night match against West Adelaide. The Redlegs lost by one point.         

Grantham had a solid season in 1962, making 19 league appearances and being named best junior.

He played a couple of league games in the early rounds of 1963, but eventually returned to Central Augusta in the Spencer Gulf Football League. He was one of the stars in the newly formed league and in 1965  won the Transcontinental Medal, awarded to the competition's best and fairest player. He was runner-up for the medal in 1964 and 1966.

Grantham was also a handy cricketer. Former Norwood CEO Wally Miller recalls a young Trevor Grantham playing in a cricket match between the Norwood Football Club and a team of "All Stars", with proceeds going towards the "Wally Miller Benefit Fund". Cricketing legend Gary Sobers was the star attraction, but Grantham managed to dismiss him early in the piece *

Trevor Grantham passed away on 14 March 2024

* See:  Ashwood, M Wally Miller: the doyen of administratorsThe Footy Almanac website ( accessed 27/10/2021)

R Cialini Oct 2021

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