Roger James has played football at all levels during his career, and been involved in premierships as both a player and coach.
After making his debut for Norwood in the SANFL in 1995, James quickly made a name for himself as a tough and skilful midfielder, and was selected by Port Adelaide’s AFL team in 1996.
Noted for his kicking on either foot, James’ career at Alberton spanned nine years, and 147 games, including the Power’s historic first AFL flag in 2004.
In that time he also racked up 76 games for Norwood in the SANFL, and was a member of the Redlegs’ premiership side in 1997, alongside his older brother Brett.
Upon retiring from professional footy, James went back to his country roots, and continued his premiership-winning ways, as a player and player coach for Kersbrook, and Barossa District.
He is a Life Member of the Port Adelaide Football Club, a past member of the SANFL Team of the Year, and now a member of the SA Football Hall of Fame.
Era : 1991 – onwards
• 76 games & 67 goals for Norwood 1995-2005
• 147 games & 87 goals for Port Adelaide (AFL) 1997-2005
• 48 games & 246 goals for Kersbrook 2006-2009, 2016
• 79 games & 143 goals for Barossa District 2010-2015 (playing Coach)
• 1997 SANFL Premiership Player (Norwood FC)
• 2004 AFL Premiership Player (PAFC)
• 2008-9 Premiership Player (Kersbrook)
• 2012-13 Premiership Player/Coach (Barossa District)