A Proud Tradition
Payneham Norwood Union Football Club is an Australian Rules football club based in Adelaide’s eastern suburb of Payneham. The Club is an amalgamation of two football clubs, the Payneham Football Club and the Norwood Union Football Club, which took place in 1995. The Payneham Football Club was originally established in 1901 and the Norwood Union Football Club originated in 1902. The Payneham Oval is a magnificent community facility and is the Club’s home ground and training base.
From a small number of junior teams at the time of the amalgamation, the club has shown significant growth in the past few years to now boast teams from Under 6 through to Division 1. In 2014 the Club had nearly 400 juniors, fielded 17 junior teams in the North Eastern Metropolitan Junior Football Association and 4 senior teams and an Under 18 side in the South Australian Amateur Football League.
Success Breeds Success
Outstanding success in recent years has twice seen the Club win back to back premierships (2005 & 2006 and 2013 & 2014) and rise as high as Division 1 in 2015. Individually our Club is blessed with some very talented players and the Club has had 3 senior A Grade division medallists in the past 7 years. Tyson Burrows, our recently retired Club captain, won the medal in 2005 and 2006, Louis Martin won the medal in Division 2 in 2007 and Nick Jolly in 2013. All 3 players are products of our junior program and remain leaders in our Football Club, on and off the field.
A Community Based Club
Notwithstanding the great successes which the Club has achieved in recent years, we pride ourselves on being a community based club which welcomes players of all ages and abilities. The Club heavily promotes family and community values, sportsmanship, hard work and fair play. The Club does not discriminate on the basis of ability. Our sub-junior teams (Under 6-10) are participation based, and while our junior premiership division teams (Under 11-16) strive to qualify for the finals series in their age levels each season, the Club actively endeavours to ensure that all players get equal opportunities to develop their skills and abilities during the season.
Infrastructure and Facilities
Payneham Oval is an outstanding training and playing venue with one of the best surfaces in the SAAFL. Game-standard lighting was installed in 2009 and provides an excellent training and night game environment. Junior football is hosted at the Club most Friday nights. There are 2 downstairs change-rooms with shower, toilet and trainer facilities. There are also playground facilities within the Payneham oval precinct. The Club is fortunate to have excellent clubrooms with full bar, kitchen and canteen facilities on-site to cater for both match day and larger functions. The well appointed clubrooms can cater for up to 150 people comfortably seated for meal service. There is stage and audio available for hired functions.
Payneham Norwood Union is the largest, most successful junior football club in the North Eastern Area (having been officially recognized as such in 2014 by the NEMJFA governing body). Payneham Norwood Union fields over 20 teams ranging from Under 6 to Under 16 and conducts Auskick Clinics. The Payneham Norwood Union Junior Football Club reaches over 400 families.
Payneham Norwood Union is proud to be venturing into the women’s football space in 2018. We are hoping to commence our women’s football campaign with three junior girls teams and one senior women’s team.Info on coaching staff