South Adelaide Football Club

The South Adelaide Football Club is an Australian rules football club that competes in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL). Known as the Panthers, their home ground is Flinders University Stadium[1] (formerly Noarlunga Oval), located in Noarlunga Downs in the southern suburbs of Adelaide.

South Adelaide
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Names
Full nameSouth Adelaide Football Club
Nickname(s)Panthers
MottoVisionary, Can-Do, United
2021 season
Leading goalkickerLiam Fitt (30) (men's)
Jessica Waterhouse & Shae Archbold (16) (Women's)
Best and fairestBryce Gibbs (2021) (Men's)
Nicole Campbell (2021) (Women's)
Club details
Founded1876; 147 years ago (1876)
Colours  Navy and   White
CompetitionSouth Australian National Football League (SANFL)
CoachJarrad Wright (Men's)
Rick Watts (Women's)
Captain(s)Matt Rose (Men's)
Brianna Wedding (Women's)
PremiershipsSANFL (11):
1877, 1885, 1892, 1893, 1895, 1896, 1898, 1899, 1935, 1938, 1964
SANFLW (2):
2018, 2019
Ground(s)Flinders University Stadium (capacity: 10,000)
Uniforms
Home
Other information
Official websitesafc.com.au

The Panthers have won 11 SANFL premierships, their last being in 1964. Recently, South Adelaide won back-to-back SANFLW premierships in 2018 and 2019. The club also participated in the Leagues Championship Cup.

South Adelaide Football Club is the owner of South Adelaide Netball Club and South Adelaide Volleyball Club, with all three clubs now under the Panthers brand. The partnership between these clubs is seen as an initiative to establish South Adelaide as the sporting hub for the southern community.[2]

HistoryEdit

Club Formation and Early DaysEdit

 
The 1877 premiership team

The South Adelaide Football Club is one of the two surviving original members of the South Australian Football Association formed 30 April 1877 [3] still competing in the SANFL, and has held its original colours (which were originally blue caps and long white trousers) longer than any other and has competed in every single season. South Adelaide Football Club was formed in 1876 as a breakaway club from the Old Adelaide Football Club. After a meeting in the Draper Memorial Schoolrooms a secretarial position for the club was filled by Charles Cameron Kingston.[4][5] The club played their first game on 20 May 1876 against the Victorian Club at Montefiore Hill which started at 3pm. After some hard work and several disputes over the rules of the game it ceased 2 hours later after the Victorians scored a goal.[6] South Adelaide was joint SAFA Club Champions along with the Victorians in the inaugural SAFA season of 1877.

Golden Era of SuccessEdit

Between 1885 and 1900 South Adelaide won seven premierships (1885, 1892, 1893, 1895, 1896, 1898 and 1899) and was runner-up eight times between 1881 and 1903 (1881, 1882, 1886, 1894, 1897, 1900, 1902, 1903).[7]

South Adelaide was led from 1888 to 1898 by captain and "proto-coach" Dinny Reedman who is generally seen as the first to view team combination and planning as a critical component of success in football. In 1896 they won sixteen and drew two of eighteen games.[8]

Decline after District FootballEdit

 
South Adelaide vs Port Adelaide 1903
 
Jack Tredrea was the first South Australian league player to reach 200 games

District football was introduced optionally in 1897 and became compulsory in 1899. This was difficult for South Adelaide, who had under Reedman obtained most of its top players from Christian Brothers College,[8] and even in 1899 when it won its sixth premiership in eight years half its side came therefrom. With the loss of Reedman and Jones to North Adelaide, and after one season goalsneak "Bos" Daly to West Torrens in 1900, the blue and whites declined steadily. This was exacerbated by the admission of Sturt in 1901. South Adelaide was runner-up in 1903 to Port Adelaide, but won only 26 and drew two of 108 games between 1906 and 1914, including a winless season in 1909 and two consecutive one-win seasons (both wins by less than a goal) in 1910 and 1911.[9] In 1915, South improved to second before lack of finals experience took its toll in the semi-final.

Following an enforced halt to SAFL football during World War I, the presence of champion defender Dan Moriarty made South highly competitive between 1919 and 1924, though it never rose above third in 1921. However, after his retirement South took four consecutive wooden spoons from 1926 to 1929 and did not finish above sixth in an eight-team competition between 1925 and 1934, winning only thirty and drawing three of 160 games. It was generally known that South had an unfairly small share of the area zoned between eight league clubs,[10] but the league committee refused to alter the status quo.

Brief Halcyon and Abrupt FallEdit

In response to South Adelaide's limited metropolitan recruiting resources, the club began a concerted country recruiting campaign during the 1930s. This bore spectacular fruit between 1935 and 1940. Under coach Vic Johnson, South Adelaide after a slow start played impressive football throughout 1935 and ultimately upset Port Adelaide for its first premiership since 1899. Jack Cockburn at centre half-back was the team's star and won the Magarey Medal. After two more seasons in the finals, South Adelaide reached a high point in 1938, losing only two games and swamping Port Adelaide with a 13-goal third quarter in the Grand Final.[11] Led by Clem Rosewarne, Max Murdy and Len Lapthorne, South averaged an amazing 132 points per game, and even without Rosewarne their attack remained extremely potent in 1939 and 1940, averaging 125 points over the minor round. The blue and whites failed badly in the 1939 finals, but won two finals before losing to Sturt in 1940.

1941 saw South slip to fifth with only six wins, but that could hardly have prepared them for the experiences of the two decades after full-scale football resumed after World War II.[12] Between 1947 and 1951 South won only seven games out of eighty-six, and from 1945 to 1963 South never won more than six games in a season, nor finished above any rival except Glenelg and Sturt. Other clubs with greater financial resources duplicated South's 1930s country recruiting campaigns and the club turned over coaches at an extraordinary rate. Eight coaches were employed in nine seasons from 1953 to 1961: even a spell by Port Adelaide legend "Fos" Williams in 1960 failed to raise them above second last, and neither did the adoption of the club's current nickname "The Panthers" in 1957[13]

Kerley and Another DeclineEdit

In 1959, after doubting whether the club was viable as a league team, the SANFL granted South Adelaide a substantial area of newly developing southern Adelaide suburbs. During the early 1960s it became apparent that South Adelaide, though only marginally better statistically than the dreadful late 1940s and early 1950s teams, was possessed of enough talent to move beyond the bottom couple of placings. In 1963, South Adelaide sought the services of proven West Adelaide player/coach Neil Kerley after he was controversially sacked by the Bloods, and despite being sceptical Kerley did accept and put the team on an intense training schedule during the 1963/1964 off-season.[10]

South Adelaide rose rapidly in 1964, losing only three minor round games before defeating Port Adelaide by 27 points in the Grand Final. It remained prominent for the remaining two years of Kerley's stint but failed to make the grand final. However, under champion player Peter Darley as captain-coach the Panthers declined very quickly owing to the loss of key followers Kerley and David Kantilla,[14] winning only two games in 1969 for another wooden spoon and not improving until another renowned coach in Haydn Bunton, Jr. took over the reins in 1975. Under Bunton, the Panthers, playing fast, skilful football firmly rooted in the South "tradition",[10] contested the major round for the first time in eleven years in 1977 and reached the Grand Final in 1979. However, on an appallingly windy day and muddy ground the experienced Port Adelaide, aided by winning the toss, were too good, winning 9-9 (63) to 3-14 (32). The Panthers fluctuated in yo-yo fashion under Bunton, never playing in two consecutive finals series before he departed to return to Subiaco after a sabbatical at the end of 1982.

NoarlungaEdit

In 1979, South Adelaide's recruiting zone in the southern suburbs was extended to cover all the developing areas around O‘Halloran Hill, giving the club a potential community base for the first time in its long history. It continued to play at Adelaide Oval until 1994 (the oval was ironically located on the northern side of the City of Adelaide and River Torrens), and its fortunes fluctuated, with two unsuccessful finals appearances under future Adelaide Crows coach Graham Cornes in 1983 and 1984 being followed by free-fall under the coaching of former Hawthorn (VFL) ruckman Don Scott and Sturt champion full forward Rick Davies to a wooden spoon in 1987. South was under severe pressure to enter into a merger with another SANFL club, but was argued that if South made the long-proposed move to Noarlunga it would be able to capture expanding suburbs in the future.

Under John Reid, South developed rapidly after a one-win season and twenty-six successive losses during 1988 and early 1989. After this disastrous losing streak, South rose to contest each SANFL finals series between 1990 and 1992, with a minor premiership in 1991 the highlight, the Panthers being bundled out by West Adelaide in the Preliminary Final. However, the Panthers have been a disappointment in the two decades since the formation of the Adelaide Crows in 1991, with fourth-place finishes in 2006 and 2011 its highest placings, and some dubious coaching changes such as the sacking of former St Kilda coach Ken Sheldon in 1996, and briefly employing seventy-one-year-old veteran John Cahill during 2008. After this, the Panthers won only four games in the 2009 and 2010 seasons for their worst two-season record since the dark days of 1950 and 1951.

Three South Australian Premiers have had a close association with the South Adelaide Football Club: Charles Cameron Kingston (Premier 1893–1899), Dean Brown (1993-96) and Mike Rann (2002-2011). Kingston played for South Adelaide, Dean Brown became Patron and Mike Rann was Number One Ticket Holder. During his Premiership Rann presented the club with a 100-year peppercorn lease over the Noarlunga Oval site owned by the State Government in what he described as 'land rights for the Panthers'. The club presented the Premier with 100 peppercorns.

South Adelaide entered a team in the SANFL Women's League in 2018. In their short history fielding a women's team, they have become the most successful team in the competition, winning back-to-back premierships in 2018/19.[15]

Home GroundsEdit

  1. Adelaide Oval (1882-1903, 1905-94)
  2. Jubilee Oval (1904)
  3. Flinders University Stadium (1995-present)

In 1969 South Road Recreation Ground at St Marys, South Australia later renamed Panther Park was earmarked to be South's new home ground with plans to build a grandstand but only the change rooms were built and it was used as a training base and for South's junior teams. South Adelaide's clubrooms were based at Panther Park but home games continued to be played at Adelaide Oval until 1995 when the club moved to Noarlunga and its new ground Flinders University Stadium (then called Noarlunga Oval). With the exception of 1904 when they played at the now defunct Jubilee Oval, the Panthers played all their home games at the Adelaide Oval (ironically located on the northern side of the Adelaide city centre) while in 1992 and 1993 they played two games at the Bice Oval in the southern suburb of Christies Beach to gauge support in the area for the Panthers. The oval, located only 1 km from where Hickinbotham Oval now sits, was packed to capacity in 1993 with approximately 8,000 crammed in to see South take on “local” rival Glenelg. It was following this game that the South Adelaide Football Club made the decision to move permanently to Noarlunga.

South Adelaide christened their new home at Noarlunga in Round 8 of the 1995 SANFL season. The opening game at Noarlunga also saw the ground record crowd of 10,123 when Glenelg defeated the Panthers by 47 points. Originally called Noarlunga Oval, the name was officially changed to Hickinbotham Oval in 2005 to honour former Panther and successful property developer, the late Alan Hickinbotham.[1]

In late 2010 the South Adelaide Football Club obtained permission from the City of Onkaparinga to install four light towers at the oval with the intent to host night SANFL games at the venue. Unlike other SANFL grounds which had lights installed, Hickenbotham Oval is not surrounded by housing and permission to build the lights was easily obtained as they were ruled to have minimal impact on the local residents. The first game played under lights on 9 April 2011 saw South defeat North Adelaide in front of 2,630. The record night attendance at the oval was set just a few weeks later in Round 4 of the 2011 SANFL season when 2,700 saw the clash between the Panthers and Port Adelaide.

Club recordsEdit

Club songEdit

The current club song is based on Lily of Laguna, which is the same tune the Carlton Football Club's song is based on.

We are the blue and white
We are the grand old blue and white
We're the team to take the Panthers top
Until we win the flag we will not stop
Fight on forever,
We'll weaken never in our endeavour
To raise the Panther flag to glory
We are the famous blue and white!

The original club song contained the following lyrics and was based on an original tune;

Fly the blue and white flag high,
Proudly we bear South's banner,
We're Panthers and we'll do or we'll die,
For everything that we hold dear.

Cheer with mighty Panther roars,
Shout 'till the rafters ring,
The mighty blue and white forever,
Let each and everyone here sing...

Current playing listsEdit

Men'sEdit

Senior Men's list Coaching staff
  • *2 James Rose
  • 3 James Loneragan
  • 4 Joseph Haines
  • 5 Matthew Broadbent
  • 6 Damon Freitag
  • 7 Sam Overall
  • 8 Matt Rose
  • 9 Reece Milsom
  • 10 Anthony Biemans
  • 11 Ben Haren
  • 12 Eamon Wilkinson
  • 14 Ben Sawford
  • 15 Luke Bogle
  • 16 Jackson Elmes
  • 17 Darnell Tucker
  • 19 Joel Cross
  • 20 Jesse McKinnon
  • 21 Ben Heaslip
  • 22 Jake Summerton
  • *23 Malcolm Karpany
  • 24 Hayden Sampson
  • 25 Daniel Sladojevic
  • 26 Cameron McGree
  • 27 Aaron Douglass
  • 29 Jaidan Kappler
  • 30 Nic Schwarz
  • 31 Liam Fitt
  • 32 Beau McCreery
  • 33 Jonty Manuel
  • 34 Tyson Brown
  • 35 Tom Highmore
  • 36 Tom Whittlesea
  • 37 Jake McCreery
  • 38 Danny Juckers
  • 39 Alex Cailotto
  • 41 Sam Whitbread
  • 42 Tyler Davies
  • 43 Robert Badger
  • *44 Nathan Beenham
  • 45 Ky McGrath
  • 46 Tyson Hoffmann
  • 47 Marcus Lippett
  • 48 Josh Rosman
  • 49 Tate lovering
  • 50 Tyler Oliver
  • 51 Billy Cameron
  • 52 Hayden Kernahan
  • 53 Lachlan Williams
  • 54 Tarik Illingworth
  • 55 Henry Kerinaiua
  • 56 Justin Evans
  • 57 Bailey Snelling
  • 58 Abraham Kur
  • 59 Cooper Machin
  • 60 Brad Potter
  • 61 Job Colwell

Head coach

  • Jarrad Wright

Assistant coaches


Legend:
  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)

Updated:
Source(s): Here


Women'sEdit

Senior Women's list Coaching staff
  • 1 Kristi Harvey
  • 2 Nikki Gore
  • 3 Stacey Huddleston
  • 4 Lauren Buchanan (c)
  • 5 Louella McCarthy
  • 6 Hannah Munyard
  • 7 Lucy Northcott
  • 8 Elyse Haussen
  • 9 Leah Mencel
  • 10 Morgan Tucker
  • 11 Czenya Cavouras
  • 13 Lisa Whiteley
  • 14 Mollie Mckendrick
  • 15 Nicole Mark
  • 16 Caitlin Williams
  • 17 Layla Fitzgibbons
  • 18 Madison Bennett
  • 19 Montana McKinnon
  • 20 Stacey Richardson
  • 21 Helen Maidment
  • 22 Emily Woods
  • 23 Courtney Gum
  • 24 Danielle Goding
  • 25 Teah Charlton
  • 26 Taylah Eastwood
  • 27 Bree-Anna Leibhardt
  • 28 Tonia Fielke
  • 29 Cheyenne Hammond
  • 30 Elisabeth Davison
  • 31 Airlie Schirmer
  • 32 Mykala Walker-Murphy
  • 34 Madeliene Green
  • 35 Jaslynne Smith
  • 36 Bronwen Bosley
  • 37 Zahn Anthony
  • 38 Heidi Smith
  • 41 Jess O'Reilly
  • 42 Jorja Rowe
  • 43 Samantha Pratt
  • 44 Elke Jarvis
  • 45 Grace Duffy

Head coach

  • Krissie Steen

Assistant coaches

  • Rick Watts
  • Ben Coleman
  • Chris Bennett

Legend:
  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)

Updated: 21 March 2018
Source(s): Here


HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Premierships
Competition Level Wins Years Won
SANFL Men's Seniors 11 1877, 1885, 1892, 1893, 1895, 1896, 1898, 1899, 1935, 1938, 1964
Women's Seniors 2 2018, 2019
Reserves 3 1914, 1979, 1991
Under 19s (1937–2008) 2 1993, 1994
Under 17s (1939–2008) 2 1990, 1995
Under 18s (2009–present) 0 Nil
Under 16s (2010–present) 1 2021
Other titles and honours
Stanley H Lewis Trophy Senior 1 1991
SANFL Night Series Seniors 3 1984, 1986, 1991
SANFL Fast Footy Seniors 1 2018
Finishing positions
SANFL Minor premiership 4 1898, 1899, 1938, 1991
Runners-up 11 1881, 1882, 1886, 1894, 1897, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1937, 1940, 1979
Wooden spoons 27 1909, 1910, 1911, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1932, 1934, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1969, 1970, 1987, 1988, 1997, 2009, 2010
SANFL Women's League Minor premiership 1 2018
Grand Finalists 1 2020
Wooden spoons 0 Nil

IndividualEdit

Magarey MedallistsEdit

All-AustraliansEdit

League top goalkickersEdit

Year Goals Player
1882 14   R. Wardrop[16]
1885 19   H. Hill[16]
1887 25   Alf Bushby[17]
1896 25   Jack Kay[18]
1898 35   Jack Kay[18]
1902 28   Jack Kay[18]
1945 54   S. Scott[16]
1995 95   Danny Del-Re[16]
2011 67   Michael Wundke[16]
2013 52   Michael Wundke[16]
2016 68   Brett Eddy[16]

'Greatest Team'Edit

The South Adelaide Team of the Century is officially called the 'Greatest Team'.[19][20]

Greatest Team
B: Jack Reedman (captain) Bill Oliver[21] George Mulcahy
HB: Bob Schmidt[22] Dan Moriarty Jack Cockburn
C: Laurie Cahill Jim Deane Mark Coombe[23]
HF: Max Murdy[24] Don Pryor Alf 'Bulla' Ryan
F: Mark Naley Chris Munro Jack Dawes[25]
Foll: Peter Darley Jack Tredrea[26] Frank Tully[27]
Int: Lindsay Backman[28] Ray Linke[29] Len Lapthorne[30]
Coach:

Honour boardEdit

South Adelaide Football Club Honor Board
Year Pos W—L—D Coach Captain Best & Fairest Top Goalkicker Goals
1876 2 (Runner up) 4—1—4 G.D. Kennedy G.D. Kennedy 2
Formation of the South Australian Football Association
1877 1 (Premiers) G.D. Kennedy 10
1878 2 (Runner up) G.D. Kennedy

A.C. Mehrtens

2

2

1879 3 S.A. Wallace 2
1880 3 J.H. Sinclair

A.C. Mehrtens

9
1881 3 A.C. Mehrtens

T. Maloney

8
1882 2 (Runner up) A.C. Mehrtens 13
1883 8 A.C. Mehrtens

H.R. Hill

8
1884 3 A.C. Mehrtens 12
1885 1 (Premiers) A.J. Hall 13

13

1886 2 (Runner up) A. McIntyre F. Mehrtens 8
1887 4 W.H. Watling 22
1888 4 W.H. Watling 15
1889 5 G.J. Rowley

A. Hammond

J.C. Reedman

8
1890 3 J.C. Reedman 13
1891 3 J.C. Reedman 24
1892 1 (Premiers) J.C. Reedman 26
1893 1 (Premiers) J.C. Reedman 16

16

1894 2 (Runner up) J.C. Reedman 21
1895 1 (Premiers) J.C. Reedman 32
1896 1 (Premiers) J.C. Reedman 25
1897 2 (Grand Finalist) J.C. Reedman 26
1898 1 (Premiers) 12—2 J.C. Reedman 35
1899 1 (Premiers) 11—3 A.E. Tomlin 32
1900 2 (Grand Finalist) 9—5 S.E. Reedman 16
1901 4 7—10 H.A. Kruss 18
1902 2 (Grand Finalist) 8—3—1 S.E. Reedman
1903 2 (Grand Finalist) 4—6—2 S.E. Reedman

J. Kay

1904 3 7—5 J. Kay
1905 4 5—6—1 S.E. Reedman

J.P. Hansen

1906 5 4—6—2 A. Morton
South Australian Football League
1907 5 4—8 J.B. Windsor
1908 5 3—9 F.T. O'Brien F.T. O'Brien
1909 7 (Wooden Spoon) 0—12 G. Wallace

J.J. Tredrea

D.V. McDougall
1910 7 (Wooden Spoon) 1—11 T.M. Thomas Jack Tredrea
1911 7 (Wooden Spoon) 1—11 T.M. Thomas Jack Tredrea
1912 5 4—8 J.C. Reedman Jack Tredrea
1913 5 5—7 T.M. Thomas Jack Tredrea
1914 6 4—8 Bert Renfrey Jack Tredrea
1915 3 8—3—1 Bert Renfrey Jack Tredrea
Competition suspended due to WWI
1919 6 4—7—1 Bert Renfrey S.N. McKee
1920 6 5—7 G. Wallace S.N. McKee
1921 3 9—5 Jack Tredrea S.N. McKee
1922 4 8—6 Jack Tredrea S.N. McKee
1923 3 9—5 Jack Tredrea A.F. Caust Dan Moriarty
1924 5 9—5 A.F. Caust A.J. Ryan
1925 7 4—10 Dan Moriarty W.G. Oliver
1926 8 (Wooden Spoon) 0—13—1 Sampson Hosking W.G. Oliver W.G. Oliver
South Australian National Football League
1927 8 (Wooden Spoon) 2—15 A.J. Ryan

W.T. Oliver

W.G. Oliver W.H. Jackson
1928 8 (Wooden Spoon) 2—14—1 A.H. Job H. Lingwood-Smith A.J. Ryan
1929 8 (Wooden Spoon) 3—14 A.H. Job W.G. Oliver F.J. Tully
1930 6 6—11 H.B. McGregor S.R. Jaffer F.J. Tully
1931 7 4—13 Jack Tredrea S.R. Jaffer S.R. Jaffer
1932 8 (Wooden Spoon) 2—14—1 H.B. McGregor H.B. McGregor C.R. Rose
1933 7 3—14 S.R. Jaffer S.R. Jaffer F.J. Tully
1934 8 (Wooden Spoon) 4—13 Frank Golding C.R. Rose Jack Cockburn
1935 1 (Premiers) 11—6 W.V. Johnson F.J. Tully F.J. Tully
1936 4 11—6 W.V. Johnson F.J. Tully G.L. Mulcahy

J.P. Dawes

1937 2 (Grand Finalist) 11—6 L.J. Ashby W.J. McKay J.P. Dawes
1938 1 (Premiers) 15—2 L.J. Ashby J.P. Dawes Laurie Cahill
1939 3 12—5 L.J. Ashby J.P. Dawes Laurie Cahill
1940 2 (Grand Finalist) 12—5 L.J. Ashby J.P. Dawes M.A. Murdy
1941 5 6—11 L.J. Ashby J.P. Dawes Jack Cockburn
Merger with Sturt due to WWII
1942 J.P. Dawes

L.F.E. Rusby

J.P. Dawes
1943 L.F.E. Rusby

L.J. Ashby

J.P. Dawes
1944 L.J. Ashby J.P. Dawes
Competition returns to unaligned teams
1945 8 (Wooden Spoon) 3—14 L Ashby C Ames M Doherty S Scott 64
1946 7 5—12 M Murdy J Templeton K Brown Len Lapthorne 29
1947 8 (Wooden Spoon) 2—15 Laurie Cahill D Pryor Alan Hickinbotham D Pryor 51
1948 8 (Wooden Spoon) 0—17 Laurie Cahill D Pryor Jim Deane Len Lapthorne 23
1949 7 4—13 Jim Deane Len Lapthorne Jim Deane M Merchant 35
1950 8 (Wooden Spoon) 0—17 Jim Deane Len Lapthorne R Linke Len Lapthorne 27
1951 8 (Wooden Spoon) 1—17 Jim Deane Jim Deane Jim Deane Len Lapthorne 47
1952 7 5—12 Jim Deane Jim Deane R Linke M Read 47
1953 8 (Wooden Spoon) 5—13 Jim Deane Jim Deane Jim Deane M Read 47
1954 7 5—13 Alan Hickinbotham Alan Hickinbotham R Linke M Read 46
1955 8 (Wooden Spoon) 2—15 Jack Graham R Hewitt D Polden J Judd 25
1956 7 6—12 P Hunt Jim Deane Jim Deane J Judd 38
1957 8 (Wooden Spoon) 2—16 Laurie Cahill Jim Deane Jim Deane K Peucker 37
1958 6 6—11—1 R Reiman R Reiman G Christie J Judd 37
1959 8 (Wooden Spoon) 3—15 R Reiman R Reiman R Jackson J Judd 52
1960 7 3—15 Fos Williams D Panizza D Panizza D Panizza 22
1961 6 5—14 W Sutherland G Christie David Kantilla David Kantilla 31
1962 8 (Wooden Spoon) 3—16 W Sutherland G Christie David Kantilla L Backman 45
1963 8 (Wooden Spoon) 2—18 W Sutherland
D Parham
I Day Peter Darley L Backman 34
1964 1 (Premiers) 17—3 Neil Kerley Neil Kerley Peter Darley I Day 35
1965 3 15—5 Neil Kerley Neil Kerley R Schmidt L Backman 41
1966 4 14—6 Neil Kerley Neil Kerley Peter Darley A Skuse 38
1967 5 11—9 Peter Darley Peter Darley Peter Darley L Backman 31
1968 6 9—10—1 Peter Darley Peter Darley Peter Darley P Jones 32
1969 10 (Wooden Spoon) 2—18 Peter Darley Peter Darley M Coombe L Backman 42
1970 10 (Wooden Spoon) 3—17 Jim Deane L Backman L Backman P Howlett 60
1971 9 6—15 Jim Deane Peter Darley P Haines P Howlett 50
1972 9 5—16 Dave Darcy Dave Darcy Peter Darley P Jones 30
1973 9 4—17 Dave Darcy Dave Darcy Peter Darley M Dittmar 60
1974 8 7—15 Dave Darcy Bob Keddie D Young P Darley 44
1975 8 5—13 Haydn Bunton, Jr. Bob Keddie Bob Keddie Graham Robbins 50
1976 7 9—11—1 Haydn Bunton, Jr. Bob Keddie Ron Hateley A Bennett 67
1977 4 14—8 Haydn Bunton, Jr. G Robbins G Baynes Wayne Slattery 54
1978 7 8—13—1 Haydn Bunton, Jr. G Baynes G Baynes G Linke 38
1979 2 (Grand Finalist) 14—8 Haydn Bunton, Jr. G Baynes G Baynes Wayne Slattery 61
1980 7 8—14 Haydn Bunton, Jr. G Baynes S Butler Geoff Linke 84
1981 4 15—7 Haydn Bunton, Jr. G Baynes Robb Hawkins Geoff Linke 74
1982 8 8—14 Haydn Bunton, Jr. S Palmer R White C Reynolds 70
1983 5 12—10 Graham Cornes S Palmer Robb Hawkins John Schneebichler 65
1984 5 13—9 Graham Cornes S Palmer Mark Naley D Harris 57
1985 8 8—14 Don Scott
Rick Davies
John Schneebichler David Kappler Rick Davies 72
1986 9 7—14—1 Rick Davies John Schneebichler Darren Troy Rick Davies 72
1987 10 (Wooden Spoon) 5—17 Rick Davies John Schneebichler David Kappler D Stoeckel 55
1988 10 (Wooden Spoon) 1—21 J Reid S Butler David Kappler S Schmid 38
1989 9 6—16 J Reid S Butler M Whitford D Stoeckel 50
1990 4 9—11 J Reid M Bennett Darren Trevena D Stoeckel 52
1991 3 16—6 J Reid M Bennett David Kappler S Schmid 40
1992 5 11—11 J Reid M Bennett M Grummet Randall Bone 35
1993 6 9—11 J Reid Darren Kappler M Dillon Peter McIntyre 79
1994 7 9—13 Ken Sheldon D Trevena C Wittman P Keam 35
1995 6 11—11 Ken Sheldon D Trevena J Polkinghorne Danny Del—Re 92
1996 8 6—14 K Sheldon
S Butler
D Stoeckel Andrew Osborn C Cameron 20
1997 9 (Wooden Spoon) 4—14—2 Ken Applegarth D Stoeckel J Polkinghorne C Cameron 20
1998 7 9—11 Ken Applegarth Andrew Osborn Dean Talbot Ryan Fitzgerald 40
1999 8 2—18 Ken Applegarth Andrew Osborn Kym Cobb David Hams 43
2000 6 9—10—1 Greg Anderson Andrew Osborn Dean Talbot Mark Demasi 39
2001 7 7—13 Greg Anderson Kym Koster D Morgan Clay Sampson 28
2002 8 4—16 Greg Anderson Kym Koster Clay Sampson Mark Demasi 25
2003 7 6—13—1 Greg Anderson Clay Sampson Chris Hall Rod Tregenza 59
2004 8 7—13 Robert Pyman Clay Sampson Clinton King Rod Tregenza 39
2005 7 7—13 Robert Pyman Clay Sampson M Davis Ben Warren 60
2006 4 11—9 Robert Pyman Clay Sampson Rhys Archard Ben Warren 64
2007 8 4—15—1 Robert Pyman
Gary Cameron
Clay Sampson Scott McGlone Ben Warren 27
2008 8 5—14—1 John Cahill
Clay Sampson
Jason Torney James Boyd Ben Warren 42
2009 9 (Wooden Spoon) 2—18 Clay Sampson Jason Torney Mitch Sandery Ben Warren 48
2010 9 (Wooden Spoon) 2—17—1 Ron Fuller Ben Warren Nick Liddle Ben Warren 32
2011 4 8—11—1 Ron Fuller Nick Murphy Joel Cross Michael Wundke 67
2012 8 7—13 Ron Fuller Nick Murphy Nick Liddle Michael Wundke 55
2013 8 6—14 Ron Fuller / Kym Cobb Josh Thewlis Nick Liddle Michael Wundke 52
2014 3 11—7 Brad Gotch Josh Thewlis / Nick Murphy Keegan Brooksby Brett Eddy 67
2015 6 9—8—1 Brad Gotch Brad Crabb Joel Cross Brett Eddy 42
2016 4 14—4 Brad Gotch Brad Crabb Joel Cross & Brede Seccull Brett Eddy 74
2017 6 8—10 Garry Hocking Brad Crabb Nick Liddle Ben Haren 23
2018 5 11—7 Jarrad Wright[31] Joel Cross & Keegan Brooksby Nick Liddle[32] Nathan Kreuger[32] 22
2019 6 9—7—2 Jarrad Wright Joel Cross & Matt Rose Joel Cross Joel Cross 26

PlayersEdit

Notable players and coachesEdit

Source: http://australianfootball.com/clubs/stats/South+Adelaide/320

A: Wally Allen[33] Len 'Buck' Ashby[34]
B: Lindsay Backman[28] Frank 'Dinky' Barry Andy Bennett Mark Bickley Randall Bone
Dean Brogan Keegan Brooksby Keith Brown[35] Alf Bushby[17]
C: Laurie Cahill Alipate Carlile Arnold Caust[36] Gary Christie[37] Matthew Clarke
Craig Cock[38] Jack Cockburn Mark Coombe[23] Graham Cornes Damian Cupido
D: Anthony 'Bos' Daly[39] 'Jack' Daly[40] Caleb Daniel David Darcy Luke Darcy
Peter Darley Alwyn Davey Rick Davies James 'Jim' Dawes[41] John 'Jack' Dawes[25]
Ian Day[42] Jim Deane Danny Del-Re Michael Doughty Stephen Doyle
F: Ashley Fernee Tom Fields Ryan "Fitzy" Fitzgerald Eddie Fry[43]
G: Simon Goodwin Nikki Gore Jack Graham Ryan Griffen Chris Groom
H: Jim Handby Michael Handby Frank Hansen[44] John 'Jack' Hansen[45] Keith 'Barney' Haussen[46]
Robb Hawkins Glynn Hewitt Alan Hickinbotham[1] Clem Hill H. Hill[16]
J: Dick Jackson[47] Stan Jaffer[48] Vic Johnson[49] Ernie Jones John Judd[50]
K: David Kantilla Darren Kappler Barry Karklis[51] Jack Kay[18] Bob Keddie
Neil Kerley Ron Kitchen[52] Kym Koster
L: Brendon Lade Len Lapthorne[30] Ray Linke[29]
M: George Margitich Ron McGowan Cory McGrath Bruce McGregor Peter McIntyre
Dan Moriarty George Mulcahy[20] Max Murdy[24] Chris Munro[20] Beau McCreery
N: Mark Naley
O: Bill Oliver[21] Andrew Osborn
P: Stuart Palmer Des Panizza[53] Denis Parham Bryan Ploenges[54] Ian Prendergast
Don Pryor[20]
R: Jack 'Dinny' Reedman Brian Roberts Matthew Rogers Lester Ross[55] Alfred 'Bulla' Ryan
S: Clay Sampson Joe Scanlon[56] Bob Schmidt[22] John Schneebichler[57] S. Scott[16]
Alf Skuse[58] Nigel Smart Frank Spiel[59] Chris Stasinowsky
T: Jim Templeton[60] James Tierney Jason Torney Jack Tredrea[26] Frank Tully[27]
V: Nathan van Berlo Lyndon Valente John Vickers[61]
W: George Wallace[62] H. Wardrop[16] Alan White[63] Robin White Malcolm Whitford[64]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Alan Hickinbotham, australianfootball.com.
  2. ^ Parker, About the Author:Jonathon. "safc.com.au | SAFC and SAVC join forces". The Official South Adelaide Football Club Website - The Panthers. Retrieved 10 October 2022. {{cite web}}: |first= has generic name (help)
  3. ^ "Football". South Australian Register. May 1877.
  4. ^ "SAFC History (Club Website)". Archived from the original on 25 January 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Trove".
  6. ^ "Football". South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail. 27 May 1876.
  7. ^ History of the South Adelaide Football Club, SANFL website. Retrieved on 1 May 2009.
  8. ^ a b South Adelaide Premiership Panels[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ See South Adelaide in 1911
  10. ^ a b c South Adelaide Club Biography
  11. ^ South Swamps Port
  12. ^ Between 1942 and 1944 the SANFL contested a restricted, four team competition with its eight member clubs paired off geographically: Port Adelaide-West Torrens; Norwood-North Adelaide; West Adelaide-Glenelg and South Adelaide-Sturt
  13. ^ SA Memory
  14. ^ David Kantilla: Indigenous Pioneer
  15. ^ "South wins back-to-back flags". sanfl.com.au. 26 May 2019.
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "SANFL Leading Goalkickers 1877 - 1980 (Premiership Matches)". Archived from the original on 29 June 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  17. ^ a b Alf Bushby at AustralianFootball.com
  18. ^ a b c d Jack Kay at AustralianFootball.com
  19. ^ ADELAIDE Official 'Greatest Team' Archived 7 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  20. ^ a b c d "Hall of Fame, South Adelaide Football Club". Archived from the original on 15 April 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  21. ^ a b Willian "Bill" Oliver
  22. ^ a b Bob Schmidt
  23. ^ a b Mark Coombe
  24. ^ a b Max Murdy
  25. ^ a b Jack Dawes
  26. ^ a b Jack Tredrea, AustralianFootball.com
  27. ^ a b Frank Tully
  28. ^ a b Lindsay Backman
  29. ^ a b Ray Linke
  30. ^ a b Len Lapthorne
  31. ^ "Jarrad Wright Appointed as South Adelaide's Next Senior Coach". safc.com.au. South Adelaide Football. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  32. ^ a b "Nick Liddle takes out 2018 Knuckey Cup". safc.com.au. South Adelaide Football. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  33. ^ Wally Allen at AustralianFootball.com
  34. ^ Len Ashby at AustralianFootball.com
  35. ^ Keith Brown at AustralianFootball.com
  36. ^ Arnold Caust at AustralianFootball.com
  37. ^ Gary Christie at AustralianFootball.com
  38. ^ Craig Cock at AustralianFootball.com
  39. ^ Anthony Daly at AustralianFootball.com
  40. ^ John W. Daly at AustralianFootball.com
  41. ^ James 'Jim' Dawes at AustralianFootball.com
  42. ^ {{AustralianFootball}} template missing ID and not present in Wikidata.
  43. ^ Eddie Fry at AustralianFootball.com
  44. ^ Frank Hansen at AustralianFootball.com
  45. ^ John Hansen at AustralianFootball.com
  46. ^ Keith Haussen at AustralianFootball.com
  47. ^ Dick Jackson at AustralianFootball.com
  48. ^ Stanley Jaffer at AustralianFootball.com
  49. ^ Victor Johnson at AustralianFootball.com
  50. ^ John Judd at AustralianFootball.com
  51. ^ Barry Karklis at AustralianFootball.com
  52. ^ Ron Kitchen at AustralianFootball.com
  53. ^ Des Panizza at AustralianFootball.com
  54. ^ Bryan Ploenges at AustralianFootball.com
  55. ^ Lester Ross at AustralianFootball.com
  56. ^ Joseph Scanlon at AustralianFootball.com
  57. ^ John Schneebichler at AustralianFootball.com
  58. ^ Alf Skuse at AustralianFootball.com
  59. ^ Frank Spiel at AustralianFootball.com
  60. ^ Jim Templeton at AustralianFootball.com
  61. ^ John Vickers at AustralianFootball.com
  62. ^ George Wallace at AustralianFootball.com
  63. ^ Alan White at AustralianFootball.com
  64. ^ Malcolm Whitford at AustralianFootball.com

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