2012 SANFL season

The 2012 South Australian National Football League season was the 133rd season of the top-level Australian rules football competition in South Australia. The season opened on Friday 23 March with a night match between Woodville-West Torrens and Port Adelaide, and concluded on Sunday 7 October with the Grand Final in which Norwood (minor premiers) won its 28th premiership by defeating West Adelaide (third at the end of the minor rounds).

2012 SANFL season
Teams9
PremiersNorwood
28th premiership
Minor premiersNorwood
17th minor premiership
Magarey MedallistJoel Cross
South Adelaide (18 votes)
Brad Symes
Central District (18 votes)
Ken Farmer MedallistJustin Hardy
Central District (59 goals)
Attendance
Matches played96
Total attendance311,551 (3,245 per match)
Highest29,661 (Grand Final, Norwood vs. West Adelaide)
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Central District, North Adelaide and Woodville-West Torrens also made the top (final) five teams and participated in the finals matches, with Central District failing to make the Grand Final for the first time since 2000. Glenelg, Port Adelaide, South Adelaide and Sturt all missed the top five, with the latter finishing last to win its 20th wooden spoon.

Premiership seasonEdit

Round 1Edit

Round 1
Friday, 23 March (7:40 pm) Woodville-West Torrens 10.6 (66) def. by Port Adelaide 18.13 (121) Thebarton Oval (crowd: 4,566) Report
Saturday, 24 March (7:45 pm) South Adelaide 5.13 (43) def. by West Adelaide 12.9 (81) Hickinbotham Oval (crowd: 1,929) Report
Bye: Central District, Glenelg, North Adelaide, Norwood, Sturt

Round 2Edit

Round 2
Saturday, 31 March (2:10 pm) North Adelaide 15.14 (104) def. by South Adelaide 18.11 (119) Prospect Oval (crowd: 2,173) Report
Saturday, 31 March (2:10 pm) Sturt 17.8 (110) def. Port Adelaide 15.14 (104) Unley Oval (crowd: 3,365) Report
Saturday, 31 March (6:30 pm) Central District 7.4 (46) def. by Norwood 9.12 (66) Elizabeth Oval (crowd: 4,026) Report
Saturday, 31 March (6:30 pm) Glenelg 11.13 (79) def. West Adelaide 7.15 (57) Glenelg Oval (crowd: 6,047) Report
Bye: Woodville-West Torrens

Round 3Edit

Round 3
Thursday, 5 April (7:50 pm) West Adelaide 10.10 (70) def. Central District 7.12 (54) Richmond Oval (crowd: 2,890) Report
Friday, 6 April (1:45 pm) South Adelaide 14.11 (95) def. by Sturt 16.12 (108) Hickinbotham Oval (crowd: 4,219) Report
Saturday, 7 April (1:40 pm) Norwood 19.14 (128) def. Woodville-West Torrens 5.5 (35) Norwood Oval (crowd: 3,469) Report
Saturday, 7 April (2:40 pm) North Adelaide 9.6 (60) def. by Glenelg 17.14 (116) Prospect Oval (crowd: 2,521) Report
Bye: Port Adelaide

Round 4Edit

Round 4
Friday, 13 April (7:40 pm) West Adelaide 11.13 (79) def. by North Adelaide 13.8 (86) Richmond Oval (crowd: 2,499) Report
Saturday, 14 April (2:10 pm) Woodville-West Torrens 8.10 (58) def. by Glenelg 13.12 (90) Woodville Oval (crowd: 2,326) Report
Saturday, 14 April (2:10 pm) Central District 20.13 (133) def. South Adelaide 14.5 (89) Elizabeth Oval (crowd: 2,254) Report
Sunday, 15 April (2:10 pm) Port Adelaide 11.12 (78) def. by Norwood 18.11 (119) Alberton Oval (crowd: 4,796) Report
Bye: Sturt

Round 5Edit

Round 5
Friday, 20 April (7:20 pm) Glenelg 11.16 (82) def. by South Adelaide 17.7 (109) Glenelg Oval (crowd: 4,973) Report
Saturday, 21 April (2:10 pm) Port Adelaide 11.9 (75) def. by Central District 16.8 (104) Alberton Oval (crowd: 2,603) Report
Saturday, 21 April(2:10 pm) North Adelaide 19.7 (121) def. Woodville-West Torrens 5.12 (42) Prospect Oval (crowd: 1,580) Report
Saturday, 21 April (2:10 pm) Sturt 6.15 (51) def. by West Adelaide 10.12 (72) Unley Oval (crowd: 2,134) Report
Bye: Norwood

Round 6Edit

Round 6
Wednesday, 25 April (3:10 pm) Woodville-West Torrens 12.6 (78) def. by Central District 13.6 (84) Woodville Oval (crowd: 4,054) Report
Friday, 27 April (7:20 pm) Glenelg 17.10 (112) def. Sturt 9.9 (63) Glenelg Oval (crowd: 5,820) Report
Friday, 27 April (7:40 pm) Norwood 14.15 (99) def. North Adelaide 9.6 (60) Norwood Oval (crowd: 5,021) Report[dead link]
Saturday, 28 April (2:10 pm) South Adelaide 21.10 (136) def. Port Adelaide 17.14 (116) Hickinbotham Oval (crowd: 1,697) Report
Bye: West Adelaide

Round 7Edit

Round 7
Friday, 4 May (7:40 pm) Norwood 17.10 (112) def. Glenelg 9.5 (59) Norwood Oval (crowd: 5,551) Report
Friday, 4 May (7:40 pm) South Adelaide 8.9 (57) def. by Woodville-West Torrens 13.5 (83) Hickinbotham Oval (crowd: 1,659) Report
Saturday, 5 May (2:10 pm) West Adelaide 15.12 (102) def. Port Adelaide 10.7 (67) Richmond Oval (crowd: 2,315) Report
Saturday, 5 May (2:10 pm) Sturt 13.11 (89) def. by North Adelaide 15.11 (101) Unley Oval (crowd: 2,599) Report
Bye: Central District

Round 8Edit

Round 8
Friday, 11 May (7:40 pm) Norwood 13.8 (86) def. West Adelaide 5.9 (39) Norwood Oval (crowd: 4,641) Report
Saturday, 12 May (6:30 pm) Port Adelaide 13.11 (89) def. North Adelaide 11.13 (79) Alberton Oval (crowd: 2,253) Report
Saturday, 12 May (6:30 pm) Central District 20.7 (127) def. Glenelg 8.4 (52) Elizabeth Oval (crowd: 2,566) Report[dead link]
Sunday, 13 May (2:10 pm) Woodville-West Torrens 11.15 (81) def. Sturt 11.6 (72) Woodville Oval (crowd: 2,038) Report
Bye: South Adelaide

Round 9Edit

Round 9
Friday, 18 May (7:40 pm) Glenelg 15.12 (102) def. Port Adelaide 13.6 (84) Glenelg Oval (crowd: 4,766) Report
Saturday, 19 May (2:10 pm) Sturt 3.14 (32) def. by Norwood 10.19 (79) Unley Oval (crowd: 3,510) Report
Saturday, 19 May (2:10 pm) North Adelaide 13.7 (85) def. by Central District 14.7 (91) Prospect Oval (crowd: 2,684) Report
Saturday, 19 May (2:10 pm) West Adelaide 15.9 (99) def. South Adelaide 7.9 (51) Richmond Oval (crowd: 1,508) Report[dead link]
Bye: Woodville-West Torrens

Round 10Edit

Round 10
Friday, 1 June (7:40 pm) South Adelaide 12.3 (75) def. by Norwood 15.10 (100) Hickinbotham Oval (crowd: 2,454) Report
Saturday, 2 June (2:10 pm) West Adelaide 12.11 (83) def. Woodville-West Torrens 10.4 (64) Richmond Oval (crowd: 2,010) Report
Sunday, 3 June (2:10 pm) Glenelg 12.13 (85) def. by North Adelaide 17.10 (112) Glenelg Oval (crowd: 3,007) Report
Sunday, 3 June (2:10 pm) Sturt 14.10 (94) def. Central District 9.9 (63) Unley Oval (crowd: 2,483) Report
Bye: Port Adelaide

Round 11Edit

Round 11
Saturday, 9 June (2:10 pm) Central District 14.9 (93) def. West Adelaide 8.8 (56) Elizabeth Oval (crowd: 2,857) Report
Saturday, 9 June (2:10 pm) North Adelaide 11.6 (72) def. Norwood 10.11 (71) Prospect Oval (crowd: 4,134) Report[dead link]
Saturday, 9 June (2:10 pm) Port Adelaide 18.11 (119) def. South Adelaide 12.6 (78) Alberton Oval (crowd: 2,609) Report
Monday, 11 June (2:10 pm) Glenelg 18.8 (116) def. Woodville-West Torrens 8.21 (69) Glenelg Oval (crowd: 4,647) Report
Bye: Sturt

Round 12Edit

Round 12
Saturday, 16 June (2:10 pm) Central District 13.8 (86) def. Port Adelaide 11.5 (71) Elizabeth Oval (crowd: 3,393) Report
Saturday, 16 June (2:10 pm) Sturt 9.10 (64) def. by South Adelaide 15.13 (103) Unley Oval (crowd: 2,379) Report
Saturday, 16 June (2:10 pm) Woodville-West Torrens 16.11 (107) def. North Adelaide 9.8 (62) Woodville Oval (crowd: 2,113) Report[dead link]
Sunday, 17 June (2:10 pm) Norwood 17.13 (115) def. Glenelg 4.2 (26) Norwood Oval (crowd: 3,568) Report[dead link]
Bye: West Adelaide

Round 13Edit

Round 13
Saturday, 23 June (2:10 pm) Glenelg 9.12 (66) def. by Central District 16.13 (109) Glenelg Oval (crowd: 2,476) Report
Saturday, 23 June (2:10 pm) North Adelaide 8.10 (58) def. by Sturt 18.13 (121) Prospect Oval (crowd: 2,176) Report
Saturday, 23 June (2:10 pm) Port Adelaide 8.10 (58) def. by Woodville-West Torrens 14.7 (91) Alberton Oval (crowd: 2,656) Report
Saturday, 23 June (2:10 pm) West Adelaide 4.12 (36) def. by Norwood 5.7 (37) Richmond Oval (crowd: 2,489) Report
Bye: South Adelaide

Round 14 – Centacare Multicultural RoundEdit

Round 14
Saturday, 30 June (2:10 pm) Port Adelaide 5.6 (36) def. by West Adelaide 8.5 (53) Alberton Oval (crowd: 1,985) Report
Saturday, 30 June (2:10 pm) Central District 16.8 (104) def. Woodville-West Torrens 3.7 (25) Elizabeth Oval (crowd: 1,985) Report
Sunday, 1 July (2:10 pm) South Adelaide 10.7 (67) def. by Glenelg 10.10 (70) Hickinbotham Oval (crowd: 1,947) Report
Sunday, 1 July (2:10 pm) Sturt 10.15 (75) def. by Norwood 12.11 (83) Unley Oval (crowd: 3,391) Report
Bye: North Adelaide

Round 15Edit

Round 15
Saturday, 7 July (2:10 pm) West Adelaide 19.9 (123) def. Sturt 7.13 (55) Richmond Oval (crowd: 2,347) Report
Saturday, 7 July (2:10 pm) Woodville-West Torrens 8.11 (59) def. by South Adelaide 12.6 (78) Woodville Oval (crowd: 1,772) Report
Sunday, 8 July (2:10 pm) Norwood 11.11 (77) def. Central District 7.12 (54) Norwood Oval (crowd: 6,353) Report
Bye: Glenelg, North Adelaide, Port Adelaide

Round 16Edit

Round 16
Saturday, 14 July (2:10 pm) Central District 18.16 (124) def. Sturt 5.15 (45) Elizabeth Oval (crowd: 2,042) Report
Sunday, 15 July (2:10 pm) North Adelaide 9.8 (62) def. by Port Adelaide 16.11 (107) Prospect Oval (crowd: 2,191) Report
Sunday, 15 July (2:10 pm) Woodville-West Torrens 13.9 (87) def. by Norwood 15.9 (99) Woodville Oval (crowd: 2,673) Report
Bye: Glenelg, South Adelaide, West Adelaide

Round 17Edit

Round 17
Friday, 20 July (7:40 pm) West Adelaide 12.16 (88) def. Glenelg 11.2 (68) Richmond Oval (crowd: 2,096) Report
Saturday, 21 July (2:10 pm) Port Adelaide 16.14 (110) def. Central District 7.9 (51) Alberton Oval (crowd: 2,547) Report
Sunday, 22 July (2:10 pm) South Adelaide 13.7 (85) def. by North Adelaide 13.13 (91) Hickinbotham Oval (crowd: 1,871)
Sunday, 22 July (2:10 pm) Sturt 12.8 (80) def. by Woodville-West Torrens 13.17 (95) Unley Oval (crowd: 2,482) Report
Bye: Norwood

Round 18Edit

Round 18
Friday, 27 July (7:40 pm) Norwood 9.19 (73) def. Port Adelaide 5.6 (36) Norwood Oval (crowd: 6,050) Report
Saturday, 28 July (2:10 pm) Glenelg 11.9 (75) def. by Central District 15.19 (109) Glenelg Oval (crowd: 2,357) Report
Saturday, 28 July (2:10 pm) North Adelaide 11.11 (77) def. West Adelaide 8.9 (57) Prospect Oval (crowd: 1,720) Report
Sunday, 29 July (2:10 pm) South Adelaide 14.7 (91) def. by Sturt 15.7 (97) Hickinbotham Oval (crowd: 1,676) Report
Bye: Woodville-West Torrens

Round 19Edit

Round 19
Friday, 3 August (7:40 pm) Norwood 24.7 (151) def. Sturt 4.6 (30) Norwood Oval (crowd: 4,663) Report
Saturday, 4 August (2:10 pm) North Adelaide 15.12 (102) def. Glenelg 7.10 (50) Prospect Oval (crowd: 2,019) Report
Bye: Central District, Port Adelaide, South Adelaide, West Adelaide, Woodville-West Torrens

Round 20Edit

Round 20
Friday, 10 August (6:40 pm) Norwood 14.16 (100) def. South Adelaide 10.1 (61) Norwood Oval (crowd: 3,139) Report
Saturday, 11 August (1:45 pm) Port Adelaide 16.11 (107) def. Glenelg 11.11 (77) Alberton Oval (crowd: 2,831) Report
Saturday, 11 August (1:40 pm) Central District 10.10 (70) def. by West Adelaide 15.11 (101) Elizabeth Oval (crowd: 1,986) Report
Sunday, 12 August (1:10 pm) Woodville-West Torrens 20.14 (134) def. North Adelaide 6.6 (42) Woodville Oval (crowd: 2,514) Report
Bye: Sturt

Round 21Edit

Round 21
Saturday, 18 August (2:10 pm) West Adelaide 11.8 (74) def. Norwood 7.9 (51) Richmond Oval (crowd: 2,330) Report
Saturday, 18 August (2:10 pm) Woodville-West Torrens 11.6 (72) def. Port Adelaide 11.3 (69) Woodville Oval (crowd: 2,573) Report
Saturday, 18 August (2:10 pm) South Adelaide 14.7 (91) def. by Central District 23.2 (140) Hickinbotham Oval (crowd: 1,258) Report
Sunday, 19 August (2:10 pm) Sturt 10.12 (72) def. by Glenelg 11.11 (77) Unley Oval (crowd: 2,002) Report
Bye: North Adelaide

Round 22Edit

Round 22
Friday, 24 August (7:40 pm) West Adelaide 8.13(61) def. South Adelaide 9.6 (60) Richmond Oval (crowd: 1,793) [Report]
Saturday, 25 August (2:10 pm) Norwood 9.2 (56) def. Woodville-West Torrens 5.5 (35) Norwood Oval (crowd: 2,886) Report
Saturday, 25 August (2:10 pm) Central District 15.13 (103) def. Sturt 9.4 (58) Elizabeth Oval (crowd: 1,918) Report
Sunday, 26 August (2:10 pm) North Adelaide 13.12 (90) def. Port Adelaide 9.8 (62) Prospect Oval (crowd: 2,924) [Report]
Bye: Glenelg

Round 23Edit

Round 23
Friday, 31 August Glenelg 5.6 (36) def. by Norwood 6.8 (44) Glenelg Oval (crowd: 3,311) Report
Saturday, 1 September Port Adelaide 17.13 (115) def. West Adelaide 10.10 (70) Alberton Oval (crowd: 2,358) Report
Sunday, 2 September South Adelaide 17.10 (112) def. North Adelaide 15.3 (93) Hickinbotham Oval (crowd: 1,689) [Report]
Sunday, 2 September Sturt 14.9 (93) def. by Woodville-West Torrens 21.10 (136) Unley Oval (crowd: 2,203) Report
Bye: Central District

Round 24Edit

Round 24
Saturday, 8 September Port Adelaide 13.5 (83) def. by Sturt 17.12 (114) Alberton Oval (crowd: 2,882) Report
Saturday, 8 September Central District 11.10 (76) def. by North Adelaide 14.9 (93) Elizabeth Oval (crowd: 3,064) Report
Sunday, 9 September Glenelg 15.8 (98) def. by South Adelaide 18.7 (115) Glenelg Oval (crowd: 2,682) Report
Sunday, 9 September Woodville-West Torrens 7.10 (52) def. West Adelaide 5.6 (36) Woodville Oval (crowd: 2,432) Report
Bye: Norwood

LadderEdit

2012 Ladder
Pos Team Pld W L D PF PA PP Pts
1 Norwood (P) 20 18 2 0 1746 1046 62.54 36
2 Central District 20 13 7 0 1821 1477 55.22 26
3 West Adelaide 20 12 8 0 1437 1295 52.60 24
4 North Adelaide 20 10 10 0 1650 1793 47.92 20
5 Woodville-West Torrens 20 9 11 0 1469 1649 47.11 18
6 Glenelg 20 8 12 0 1538 1779 46.37 16
7 Port Adelaide 20 7 13 0 1707 1735 49.59 14
8 South Adelaide 20 7 13 0 1715 1898 47.47 14
9 Sturt 20 6 14 0 1523 1934 44.06 12
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) percentage; 3) number of points for.
(P) Premiers

Finals seriesEdit

Finals week 1 – Elimination & Qualifying FinalsEdit

Finals week 1
Elimination Final
Sunday, 16 September (12:10 pm)
North Adelaide 15.5 (95) def. Woodville-West Torrens 12.15 (87) Football Park (crowd: see below) Report
Qualifying Final
Sunday, 16 September (3:10 pm)
Central District 8.10 (58) def. by West Adelaide 13.7 (85) Football Park (crowd: 7,126) Report
Bye: Norwood

Both games held as a "double header" fixture on the same day at the same ground, hence only one crowd figure.

Finals week 2 – 1st & 2nd Semi-finalsEdit

Finals week 2
1st Semi-final
Sunday, 23 September (12:10 pm)
Central District 7.8 (50) def. by North Adelaide 21.12 (138) Football Park (crowd: see below) Report
2nd Semi-final
Sunday, 23 September (3:10 pm)
Norwood 8.13 (61) def. West Adelaide 2.5 (17) Football Park (crowd: 10,284) Report

Both games held as a "double header" fixture on the same day at the same ground, hence only one crowd figure.

Finals week 3 – Preliminary finalEdit

Finals week 3
Preliminary Final
Sunday, 30 September (3:10 pm)
West Adelaide 13.10 (88) def. North Adelaide 10.7 (67) Football Park (crowd: 5,238) Report
Bye: Norwood

Finals week 4 – Grand FinalEdit

Grand Final
Sunday, 7 October (3:20 pm) Norwood def. West Adelaide Football Park (crowd: 29,661) Report
1.1 (7)
4.4 (28)
9.5 (59)
 12.7 (79)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
0.3 (3)
1.4 (10)
1.6 (12)
 3.12 (30)
Jack Oatey Medal: Dean Terlich
Television broadcast: ABC South Australia

Club performancesEdit

Club Home ground Minor Round ladder position Final ladder position Best Home Attendance Membership
Central District Elizabeth Oval 2nd 4th 4,026 (Rd 2) 2,230
Glenelg Glenelg Oval 6th 6th 6,047 (Rd 2) 3,218
North Adelaide Prospect Oval 4th 3rd 4,134 (Rd 11) 2,107
Norwood Norwood Oval 1st 1st 6,353 (Rd 15) 2,888
Port Adelaide Alberton Oval 7th 7th 4,796 (Rd 4) 4,351
South Adelaide Hickinbotham Oval 8th 8th 4,219 (Rd 3) 1,450
Sturt Unley Oval 9th 9th 3,510 (Rd 9) 2,948
West Adelaide Richmond Oval 3rd 2nd 2,890 (Rd 3) 1,851
Woodville-West Torrens Woodville Oval
Thebarton Oval
5th 5th 4,054 (Rd 6) 3,643

SANFL Win/Loss TableEdit

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 F1 F2 F3 GF Ladder
Central District X Norw
20
West
16
South
44
Port
29
WWT
6
X Gln
75
North
6
Sturt
11
West
37
Port
15
Gln
43
WWT
79
Norw
23
Sturt
79
Port
59
Gln
34
X West
31
South
49
Sturt
45
X North
17
West
27
North
88
X X 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 F1 F2 F3 GF Ladder
Colour Symbol Result
Green + Win
Red - Loss
Blue N/A Draw

Bold – Home game
X – Did Not Play
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Current clubsEdit

 
Adelaide SANFL Football Grounds
Club Nickname Entered
competition
Premierships
(as of 2012)
Most Recent
Premiership
Home Ground Capacity
Central District Bulldogs 1964 9 2010 Elizabeth Oval 18,000
Glenelg Tigers 1921 4 1986 Glenelg Oval 15,000
North Adelaide Roosters 1888 13 1991 Prospect Oval 20,000
Norwood Redlegs 1878 28 2012 Norwood Oval 22,000
Port Adelaide Magpies 1877 36 1999 Alberton Oval 17,000
South Adelaide Panthers 1877 11 1964 Hickinbotham Oval 12,000
Sturt Double Blues 1901 13 2002 Unley Oval 15,000
West Adelaide Bloods 1897 8 1983 Richmond Oval 16,500
Woodville-West Torrens Eagles 1991 3 2011 Woodville Oval 15,000

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit