The Norwood Football Club was established in 1959
by Mr David Jamieson a Teacher at Norwood High School. He recognised
the lack of junior sporting club facilities on offer in the North
Ringwood area for his students and subsequently entered junior sides
in the local competition which was then the Ferntree Gully Football
The new club with the school ground as home base
prospered and in 1961 the club fielded it's first senior side. Junior
success came quickly with premierships in 1965 (U16) and 1968 (U14).
Outgrowing the school facility the fledgling club moved to recently
reclaimed land at Mullum Reserve in 1971, (Premiership U/13) initially
sharing the ground with North Ringwood.
In 1972 Norwood became a founding member of the
newly created Eastern District Football League and gained sole occupancy
of it's present ground in 1974 (U/13 Premiership). The club became
the envy of the E.D.F.L. with the addition of the Social rooms in
1982 saw Norwood triumph by taking out it's long
anticipated first Senior Premiership. The club was incorporated
under the Associations Incorporation's Act on 22 January 1985 (U18
premiership). 1989 saw the seniors add a second Premiership within
After many years of discussions and informal association
with the Norwood Cricket Club the Norwood Sporting Club was formed
in 1991 so that mutual benefits to both clubs could be encompassed
under the one umbrella.
The early 1990's brought a resurgence in the junior
club with U/14 premierships in 1992/93 and 1994. In 1994 the Mullum
Vic Kick was formed to promote football in our region as well as
providing a steady feeder for the Norwood. J.F.C. The clinic subsequently
became Norwood Aus Kick. The U/12 & U/13 premiership wins in
1998/99 can be directly linked to the success of our Aus Kick programme.
The Senior side also triumphed in 1999 taking out
it's third flag and gaining promotion to division 3.
Norwood J.F.C. is poised to become the largest
junior club in the newly formed Eastern Football League and with
the natural flow through to the senior club, promises to usher in
the most successful era in the history of the Norwood Football Club.