When it comes to discussing the mighty Old Boys, the story would not be complete without the ultimate Old Boy, one Gary Norwood.
As our coach at university, it was understood he could play a bit, and despite being old enough to be most players’ Dad (Towny and Rodders excepted), he could not resist the opportunity to dust down the old leather boots and play when the club was formed. In his final season for the club, he showed no signs of age by finishing second in both the scoring charts and Player of the Season awards for the Reserves. His intelligent play (ie not trying to beat anyone for pace) made him an influential player for the club. The Norwood dynasty has continued with both his sons now in the Old Boys ranks, and Gary is a regular spectator at games with his walking stick, ready to give advise to both teams when they find themselves 4-0 down at half time.