Malcolm Keith NOBLE


Guernsey Number: 3, 6, 35, 6
Career: 1975 to 1976 & 1980 to 1984
NFC Games: 77
NFC Goals: 10
Debut: v Central District (Elizabeth) 10th May 1975
Finale: v Sturt (Football Park) 31st March 1984


In 1974, Malcolm Noble played 25 games for the Norwood under 17s, kicked 69 goals and won the best and fairest award. He had the versatility and agility to play in most positions on the ground.

He made his league debut in round 6, 1975  against Central District. Norwood won the game 13.17 to 8.9.

A good mark and strong kick, he appeared to be set for a long time in the Redlegs colours, however struggled to hold down a permanent position in the strong senior line-up.

He played three league games in 1975 (17 reserves) and was an important member of that season's reserves premiership team and was named in a back pocket for the Grand Final.-  Norwood defeated Sturt : 16.20 to 7.6.

He made another seven league appearances in 1976 (16 reserves) and was named on the half-forward line in the reserves Grand Final against North Adelaide. Final scores : Norwood 23.9 North Adelaide 13.11.

After a handful of reserves appearances in 1977, Noble decided to have a stint in the Norwood/North Association, and later played with South Gambier in 1978/1979.

Returning to The Parade in 1980, Noble played nine senior games (16 reserves).

In 1981 he had an excellent season, playing 20 league games and was named most improved player.

Now a regular with the senior team, Noble played 17 games in 1982 and 1983, reaching his 50 game milestone against West Torrens on July 17, 1982.

He made a further four senior appearances early in 1984.

Whilst with the Redlegs, Noble spent some time at Carmel Court, the hostel for Norwood Football Club recruits. 

R Cialini August 2023


A towering mark over a Sturt player

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