DOB: 26 January 1972
From: Hale School/Claremont, Selection #5, 1991 National Draft
Number: 25 1993-1994
Games: 20 (148 total)
Goals: 2 (25 total)
Taken in the 1991 draft after playing in a Claremont premiership side, Norrish remained in the WAFL for a season before crossing to Melbourne in 1993. After just five games that year he played 15 in 1994, before being signed by Fremantle - and his old coach at Claremont, Gerard Neesham - as an uncontracted player when they entered the competition.
The draft pick Melbourne received allowed them to select Donald Cockatoo-Collins, but there was a complaint from the club that the $20,000 received as financial compensation didn't cover the estimated $45,000 they'd spent recruiting him.
Norrish won Fremantle's Best and Fairest in 1998 and was vice-captain from 1999-2001 as well as playing one state game for Western Australia. He retired at the end of 2002, playing one last season with Claremont before giving up the game for good. Norrish returned to Hale as coach in 2012 where he remained through 2015.
The Age - 13/03/1995