Clement Rosewarne

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 Glenelg Career Highlights
  • GFC League Player Number: 155
  • GFC League Debut: Round 1, 1933
  • Glenelg 1933
    • 16 games
    • 74 goals
    • Glenelg leading goalkicker 1937 (74)
 Other Career Highlights
  • South Adelaide 1934-1936, 1938
    • 51 games 140 goals
    • Premiership player 1935, 1938
    • Leading goalkicker 1938 (82)
  • Represented SA twice
  • Swan Districts (WAFL) 1937, 1939-1941, 1946-1947
    • 82 games 142 goals
    • Best and fairest 1940
    • Captain/coach 1940 (part season)


  • Born: 22 March 1914
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  • GFC League Debut: 1933

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Clement Frederick ("Clem") Rosewarne (22 March 1914 - 18 Feb 1996) was a handy forward and utility with three league clubs, commencing with Glenelg, for whom he booted an outstanding 74 goals in 16 games in 1933 to head the team’s list. He kicked 11 goals in his first game for the Bays.

In 1934 he was compelled to transfer to South Adelaide due to that club's discovery that Clem was residentially bound to them, thereby depriving him of participating in Glenelg's shock premiership triumph that season alongside his brother Reg. Luck was on Clem's side, however, as he then became a key factor in South Adelaide’s emergence as a league power, helping the side to Grand Final triumphs over Port Adelaide in both 1935 and 1938. In the latter year he was his club’s leading goalkicker with 82 goals.

Rosewarne had spent the 1937 season playing for Swan Districts, and he resumed there in 1939. The 1940 season saw him awarded Swans’ fairest and best player trophy as well as captain-coaching the side for part of the year after ‘Spec’ Sinclair was posted overseas with the army. He also came fifth in the Sandover Medal - the WAFL equivalent of the Magarey Medal.

During WWII fought at Tobruk, El Alamein, in Syria, then back to New Guinea — Finschhafen and Lae — where some of the fiercest fighting took place.

The Swan Districts phase of Clem Rosewarne’s career, which continued after the war in 1946-7, comprised 82 games and saw him boot 142 goals.

He represented South Australia in the interstate arena twice.

Clem is the father of Laurie and Geoff Rosewarne.


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