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Honoured and humbled; Smart ready for 2017.
8/03/2017 11:00:43 AM

Newly promoted member into Norwood FC’s leadership group for 2017, Ed Smart, said it’s an absolute honour and privilege to be recognised as one of the seven leaders of the football club, and admits he is ready and excited to put on the Redlegs Guernsey this season.

Smart, who arrived at the Parade in 2012, played an important role in both the 2012 and 2014 Premierships.

Smart, joins a host of names in the leadership group for 2017 including; newly promoted Captain, Jace Bode, Alex Georgiou, Mitch Grigg, Matthew Panos, Brady Dawe and Matthew Fuller.

Smart, who is now entering his fifth season with Norwood, said he was in disbelief when he heard his name announced to the group, and said that he was overwhelmed with the decision.

“It was actually quite a surprise to be honest,” said Smart.

“I think when Cottsy (Jarrod Cotton) said it in front of the group I was taken back. That feeling of privilege, honour and that opportunity of being a leader this year was quite overwhelming”.

“But I am privileged and very honoured to be voted in, by my peers to stand as one of those seven leaders for the 2017 Season.”

Looking to the 2017 SANFL season, Smart is working in aspects of his own game, while with the team in mind, he said another premiership is certainly on the radar.

“Personally, this year, it’s probably a bit more about finding some consistency with my footy,” Smart elaborated.

“I have maybe been a little bit inconsistent over the years, having a good patch of games and a not so good patch”.

“So, I would like to be 100 percent reliable, so you know exactly what type of game you are going to get from me this year” said Smart.

“On a team level, we have very high hopes especially in the way that we have been training so far. I think it would be disappointing for me if we didn’t take it deep into the finals, but that’s only if we work hard and do exactly what is asked of us.”

Joseph Marciano

NFC Media Writer


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