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The 1914 South Australian Football League season was the 38th season of the top-level Australian rules football competition in South Australia.

1914 SAFL premiership season
PortAdelaide1914.jpg
37th SAFL season
Pictured above is the 1914 Port Adelaide premiership team.
Teams7
PremiersPort Adelaide
(8th premiership)
Minor premiersPort Adelaide
(11th minor premiership)
Matches played45
Highest attendance15,000 (Round 6, Port Adelaide vs. North Adelaide)
Leading goalkickerJack Dunn
Port Adelaide (33 goals)
Magarey MedallistJack Ashley
Port Adelaide
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The season opened on 2 May with a match between South Adelaide and Port Adelaide, and concluded on 19 September with the Grand Final, in which minor premiers Port Adelaide went on to win its eighth premiership, defeating North Adelaide by 79 points.[1]

West Torrens and Sturt also made the top four teams and participated in the finals series. West Adelaide, South Adelaide and Norwood all missed the top four.

The 1914 South Australian Football League season is the only time in SAFA/SAFL/SANFL history a team has gone through the entire season winning every game. In addition to going undefeated during the SAFL season, Port Adelaide beat a composite team of all the other SAFL sides and the Carlton Football Club in the Champions of Australia match played at Adelaide Oval.

1914 SAFL Minor RoundsEdit

Round 1Edit

Round 1
Saturday, 2 May South Adelaide 7.8 (50) def. by Port Adelaide 10.13 (73) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 10,500) [2]
Saturday, 2 May Norwood 8.14 (62) def. West Adelaide 6.7 (43) Norwood Oval (crowd: 5,000) [2]
Saturday, 2 May Sturt 9.4 (58) def. North Adelaide 6.8 (44) Unley Oval
Bye: West Torrens

Round 2Edit

Round 2
Saturday, 9 May North Adelaide 9.9 (63) def. West Adelaide 8.9 (57) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 7,300) [3]
Monday, 11 May Norwood 11.12 (78) def. West Torrens 4.9 (33) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 12,000) [4]
Monday, 11 May Sturt 8.11 (59) def. South Adelaide 8.9 (57) Unley Oval
Bye: Port Adelaide

Round 3Edit

Round 3
Saturday, 16 May North Adelaide 11.15 (81) def. South Adelaide 8.6 (54) Adelaide Oval
Saturday, 16 May West Torrens 9.8 (62) drew with West Adelaide 8.14 (62) Hindmarsh Oval (crowd: 5,000) [5]
Saturday, 16 May Port Adelaide 14.16 (100) def. Sturt 4.5 (29) Alberton Oval (crowd: 5,000) [6]
Bye: Norwood

Round 4Edit

Round 4
Saturday, 23 May South Adelaide 4.7 (31) def. by West Adelaide 4.10 (34) Adelaide Oval
Saturday, 23 May Port Adelaide 13.11 (89) def. West Torrens 2.9 (21) Alberton Oval
Saturday, 23 May Norwood 5.7 (37) def. by Sturt 5.15 Norwood Oval (crowd: 7,000) [7]
Bye: North Adelaide

Round 5Edit

Round 5
Saturday, 30 May North Adelaide 8.12 (60) def. West Torrens 8.8 (56) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 4,200) [8]
Saturday, 30 May Norwood 8.5 (53) def. by Port Adelaide 13.13 (91) Norwood Oval (crowd: 9,000) [8]
Saturday, 30 May Sturt 7.7 (49) def. by West Adelaide 8.11 (59) Unley Oval
Bye: South Adelaide

Round 6Edit

Round 6
Saturday, 6 June South Adelaide 7.15 (57) def. Norwood 5.11 (41) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 7,000) [9]
Saturday, 6 June West Torrens 11.11 (77) def. by Sturt 13.5 (83) Hindmarsh Oval
Monday, 8 June North Adelaide 6.19 (46) def. by Port Adelaide 11.8 (74) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 15,000) [10]
Bye: West Adelaide

Round 7Edit

Round 7
Saturday, 13 June North Adelaide 7.17 (59) def. Norwood 8.9 (57) Adelaide Oval
Saturday, 13 June Port Adelaide 14.21 (105) def. West Adelaide 4.6 (30) Alberton Oval (crowd: 5,000) [11]
Saturday, 13 June South Adelaide 10.8 (68) def. West Torrens 7.11 (53) Jubilee Oval
Bye: Sturt

Round 8Edit

Round 8
Saturday, 20 June North Adelaide 9.10 (64) def. by Sturt 10.11 (71) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 6,500) [12]
Saturday, 20 June Port Adelaide 9.15 (69) def. South Adelaide 5.7 (37) Alberton Oval (crowd: 5,500) [12]
Saturday, 20 June West Adelaide 8.19 (67) def. Norwood 8.9 (57) Jubilee Oval (crowd: 3,000) [12]
Bye: West Torrens

Round 9Edit

Round 9
Saturday, 27 June Port Adelaide 11.15 (81) def. West Torrens 9.5 (59) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 8,500) [13]
Monday, 29 June South Adelaide 11.10 (76) def. West Adelaide 5.7 (37) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 10,200) [14]
Monday, 29 June Sturt 10.9 (69) def. Norwood 6.3 (39) Unley Oval (crowd: 6,000) [14]
Bye: North Adelaide

Round 10Edit

Round 10
Saturday, 4 July North Adelaide 8.16 (64) def. West Adelaide 8.7 (55) Adelaide Oval
Saturday, 4 July West Torrens 13.9 (87) def. Norwood 9.12 (66) Hindmarsh Oval (crowd: 5,000) [15]
Saturday, 4 July South Adelaide 11.6 (72) def. Sturt 10.11 (71) Jubilee Oval (crowd: 6,500) [16]
Bye: Port Adelaide

Round 11Edit

Round 11
Saturday, 11 July North Adelaide 12.9 (81) def. South Adelaide 12.8 (80) Jubilee Oval (crowd: 4,000) [17]
Saturday, 11 July Sturt 6.5 (41) def. by Port Adelaide 13.10 (88) Unley Oval
Tuesday, 14 July West Adelaide 6.15 (51) def. by West Torrens 9.8 (62) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 6,000) [17]
Bye: Norwood
  • After half time at Unley Oval Port Adelaide kicked 65 points to Sturt's 2.[18]

Round 12Edit

Round 12
Saturday, 18 July Port Adelaide 19.17 (131) def. Norwood 7.8 (50) Alberton Oval (crowd: 4,500) [19]
Saturday, 18 July West Torrens 8.21 (69) def. North Adelaide 6.15 (51) Hindmarsh Oval (crowd: 5,000) [20]
Saturday, 18 July West Adelaide 13.13 (91) def. Sturt 5.19 (49) Jubilee Oval
Bye: South Adelaide

Round 13Edit

Round 13
Saturday, 22 August North Adelaide 8.11 (59) def. by Port Adelaide 11.14 (80) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 9,000) [21]
Saturday, 22 August Norwood 8.10 (58) def. South Adelaide 8.6 (54) Norwood Oval
Saturday, 22 August Sturt 5.11 (41) def. by West Torrens 10.11 (71) Unley Oval
Bye: West Adelaide

Round 14Edit

Round 14
Saturday, 29 August West Adelaide 5.5 (35) def. by Port Adelaide 12.15 (87) Adelaide Oval
Saturday, 29 August West Torrens 10.5 (65) def. South Adelaide 7.14 (56) Hindmarsh Oval
Saturday, 29 August Norwood 8.10 (58) def. North Adelaide 7.9 (51) Norwood Oval (crowd: 2,000) [22]
Bye: Sturt

LadderEdit

1914 SAFL Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA % PTS
1 Port Adelaide (P) 12 12 0 0 1068 510 67.68 24
2 North Adelaide 12 6 6 0 723 769 48.46 12
3 Sturt 12 6 6 0 665 799 45.42 12
4 West Torrens 12 5 6 1 715 786 47.63 11
5 West Adelaide 12 4 7 1 621 767 44.74 9
6 South Adelaide 12 4 8 0 692 722 48.94 8
7 Norwood 12 4 8 0 656 787 45.46 8
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, Pennsylvania = Points Against, (P) = Premiers [23]

Win/Loss tableEdit

Colour Result
Green Win
Red Loss
Blue Draw

Bold – Home game
X – Bye
Opponent for round listed above margin

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 F1 F2 GF
Port Adelaide SthA
23
X Stu
71
WT
68
Nor
38
NthA
28
WstA
75
SthA
32
WT
22
X Stu
47
Nor
81
NthA
21
WstA
52
Stu
54
X NthA
79
North Adelaide Stu
14
WstA
6
SthA
27
X WT
4
Port
28
Nor
2
Stu
7
X WstA
9
SthA
1
WT
18
Port
21
Nor
7
X WT
9
Port
79
Sturt NthA
14
SthA
2
Port
71
Nor
8
WstA
10
WT
6
X NthA
7
Nor
30
SthA
1
Port
47
WstA
42
WT
30
X Port
54
West Torrens X Nor
45
WstA
0
Port
68
NthA
4
Stu
6
SthA
15
X Port
22
Nor
21
WstA
11
NthA
18
Stu
30
SthA
9
X NthA
9
West Adelaide Nor
19
NthA
6
WT
0
SthA
3
Stu
10
X Port
75
Nor
10
SthA
39
NthA
9
WT
11
Stu
42
X Port
52
South Adelaide Port
23
Stu
2
NthA
27
WstA
3
X Nor
16
WT
15
Port
32
WstA
39
Stu
1
NthA
1
X Nor
4
WT
9
Norwood WstA
19
WT
45
X Stu
8
Port
38
SthA
16
NthA
2
WstA
10
Stu
30
WT
21
X Port
81
SthA
4
NthA
7
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 F1 F2 GF

1914 SAFL FinalsEdit

Week 1Edit

Semi Final
Saturday, 5 September Port Adelaide 12.17 (89) def. Sturt 5.5 (35) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 8,000) [24]

Week 2Edit

Qualifying Finals
Saturday, 12 September North Adelaide 5.10 (40) def. West Torrens 3.13 (31) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 8,000) [25]

Week 3 (1914 SAFL Grand Final)Edit

Grand Final
Saturday, 19 September Port Adelaide def. North Adelaide Adelaide Oval (crowd: 11,000) Report
2.1 (13)
5.7 (37)
7.8 (50)
 13.15 (93)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
0.3 (3)
0.4 (4)
0.8 (8)
 1.8 (14)
Congear 4
Chaplin 3
Drummond, Andersen 2
Dunn, McFarlane 1
Goals 1 Thomas
Congear, Chaplin, Watson, Magor, Drummond, Andersen, Londrigan, Boon, Pope, Oliver, Robertson Best Secombe, Klose, Lewis, O'Brien, Pratten, Thomas, Wainwright, Russell, Trescowthick, Murch

AwardsEdit

Best and fairestEdit

Club Player
North Adelaide Tom Leahy
Norwood Sidney White
Port Adelaide Jack Ashley
South Adelaide N/A
Sturt William Mayman
West Adelaide N/A
West Torrens Stan Patten

Club leadershipEdit

Club Coach Captain(s)
North Adelaide - Johns, EEB
Norwood Algy Millhouse Algy Millhouse
Port Adelaide Jack Londrigan Jack Londrigan
South Adelaide Jack Tredrea Bert Renfry
Sturt William Mayman William Mayman
West Adelaide Joseph Dailey
West Torrens Stewart Geddes William Hutton

Post-seasonEdit

1914 Championship of AustraliaEdit

1914 Championship of Australia
Wednesday, 3 October Port Adelaide 9.16 (70) def. Carlton 5.6 (36) Adelaide Oval

1914 SAFL Combined State GameEdit

South Australia vs. Port Adelaide
Wednesday, 14 October South Australia 5.10 (40) def. by Port Adelaide 14.14 (98) Jubilee Oval [26]

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