Clarence George KNAGGS


Guernsey Number: 27
Career: 1915
NFC Games: 1
NFC Goals: 0
Debut: v North Adelaide (Jubilee) 28th June 1915
Finale: v North Adelaide (Jubilee) 28th June 1915


Clarence Knaggs played with the Norwood B team in 1914. During the previous year a player, Knaggs played for Norwood Imperials in a Royal Junior Association game against Norwood Wesley in which he contributed one goal in Imperials’ victory.

In 1915 C Knaggs commenced with the Norwood B team, although he was named in the league squads several times, but but could not make the final lineups. He may have been the Knaggs who represented Norwood Union in a game against Mt Barker on 5 June 1915.

C Knaggs did make his debut for the Norwood league team in a  Monday holiday game on 28 June at the Jubilee Oval against North Adelaide, before a crowd of around 3,000. (The public holiday was observed in honour of the Prince of Wales’ birthday ) North Adelaide defeated Norwood 7.17 to 3.18.

This was to be his only game for the senior side as, although named in the league squad for the following game against West Torrens at Norwood on 3 July, he was again relegated to the B team.

The South Australian Football League suspended its competition in 1916 due to World War I but Norwood did opt to play in a patriotic competition that featured several clubs. Knaggs played in one game for Norwood on 27 May against West Torrens in the East Parklands. Norwood lost by 83 points and the following year withdrew from the competition.

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