SANFL is mourning the passing of Player Life Member and former Norwood captain Peter Aish.
Awarded SANFL Player Life Membership in 1963, Peter played 162 League games and kicked nine goals for the Redlegs between 1953 and 1962.
Forging his reputation as a reliable full back after initially playing at half-forward and half-back, Peter was installed as Norwood’s captain in 1960, the same year he won the first of two club Best-and-Fairest awards in consecutive seasons.
Serving as skipper until 1962, Peter also represented South Australia on five occasions, making his debut for the Croweaters at the 1956 national carnival in Perth.
A member of Norwood’s Hall of Fame and a club Life Member, Peter is considered the patriarch of the Aish dynasty at The Parade after his sons Michael and Andrew excelled at League level.
His grandsons Jesse and James also played at League level for Norwood, with James becoming the youngest League premiership player at age 16 in 2012. James is currently playing in the AFL with Fremantle.
SANFL extends its deepest sympathy to the Aish family as it honours Peter’s outstanding service to the game in South Australia.