Congratulations Joel Cross - 2015 Knuckey Cup Winner

Joel Cross has taken out his second Knuckey Cup at South Adelaide's Best & Fairest dinner, capping off a stellar 2015 campaign that also saw him receive the RO Shearman and Magarey Medals and earn SANFL State Team selection.

 Cross finished the count on 118 votes, followed by defender Matt Rose (113), who took home the Mark Rawlins Memorial Trophy as runner-up after enjoying a consistent second season at Hickinbotham Oval. Finishing in equal third was South skipper Brad Crabb and Xavier Gotch (111).

Cross played all 18 games for the Panthers in 2015, kicking 15 goals and causing countless headaches for his opponents throughout the year.

Final league leaderboard



Senior Award Winners

Utility Ryan Kelly was rewarded for his consistency in the Reserves, taking out the J.L. Brown Trophy as the seconds Best & Fairest with 93 votes. Kelly played in all 17 games for the Panthers Reserves in 2015, kicking 7 goals and playing a variety of roles around the ground.

First year Panther Hayden Nichols finished as Reserves runner-up, polling 90 votes through 17 games.


Senior Award Winners

Reserves Best & Fairest (J.L. Brown Trophy) - Ryan Kelly

Reserves Runner-Up - Hayden Nichols

Milestone Chemicals Players' Player Award - Joel Cross

League Most Improved - Emmanuel Irra

League Leading Goal Kicker - Brett Eddy (42 goals)

Player Trademark Award - Brad Crabb

The Knuckles Award - Brede Seccull

Best Clubman (Dr Jim Harley/Frank Brown Memorial Trophy) - Scott Taylor

Best 1st Year League Player (David Kantilla Memorial Trophy) - Ben Heaslip

full reserves leaderboard 



U18s Centre of Excellence Awards

Only 3 votes separated the top 3 in South Adelaide's U18s Centre of Excellence Best & Fairest.

Midfielder Tom Boreham was named the Panthers U18s Best & Fairest with 35 votes, but was closely followed by ruckman Sam Gurney (34) and Connor Fairlie (33).


U18s Centre of Excellence Award Winners

U18s Best Team Man - Joseph Tyllis

U18s Leading Goalkicker - Cody Szust (33 goals)

Best Junior Clubman (Colin & Peter Haines Trophy) - Steven Jaggard

U18s Rising Star (Fred & Mavis Whitwell Trophy) - Liam Fitt

full u18s leaderboard 



South Adelaide Football Club


Panthers Are Going Digital

South Adelaide Football Club is proud to announce a positive step forward!

With the ever increasing focus on the environment, resourcing and cost management SAFC will be transitioning to more streamlined and efficient communication tools and services to deliver news and information to members, supporters and corporate partners.

This transition will see our Club phase out paper-based methods of communication by the end of 2015 and move to electronic streams, which will allow us to send you more up-to-date, relevant and engaging information about our Club.

Please note that this shift to digital communication also includes our triannual magazine Panthers News. The next issue of Panthers News (due December 2015) will be delivered electronically and therefore we would appreciate you contacting us as soon as convenient to update your details.

The method of delivery may be changing, but rest assured that the content and experience of reading Panthers News will remain at a high standard - you can now enjoy Panthers News on your desktop, smart phone and tablet!

To enjoy the latest issue of Panthers News in digital form please click the link below

 PAnthers news - september

We Need You To Update Your Details

This vision would not be possible without your help and support and we now ask your assistance in helping us to make this transition as smooth as possible.

There are two simple ways you can update your details with the club.

Firstly, you can click the link below and update your details online.

Alternatively, you can call Shannen at reception on 8186 8200 and update your information over the phone.

Here’s what we will need from you when you call us: full name, date of birth, email address, mobile phone number and residential address (membership packs will continue to be delivered by post)

We look forward to continuing to deliver relevant, informative and interesting content about our club to you.

Thank you for your time and assistance in making this transition as seamless as possible.


 Update my details online 


*Joel Cross wins 2015 Magarey Medal!

*Jake Veide to miss 2-4 weeks with knee strain

*Brad Gotch extends contract with Panthers until 2017

*Frazer Dale out for the rest of the season

*X Marks the Milestone - Xavier Gotch 100 Games

*Peter Rolfe ruptures ACL in 100th game

*Panthers trio makes State Team final 24

*SAFC iPhone/Android App now available!




TRAINING SCHEDULE: Trainings are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Hickinbotham Oval from 6pm.

South Adelaide Football Club Partners & Sponsors

The South Adelaide Football Club acknowledges the support from our sponsors and partners and encourages all members to show their support for the companies that contribute to the club.

To enquire about becoming a partner or sponsor with South Adelaide please contact the Club on 8186 8200 or email





2015 Memberships...

Are now available!

To purchase a Membership or browse the options please click here

If you would like a booklet sent to you please send an email with your details to or call 8186 8200 for your details to be taken. 

2014 Members if you have changed your postal or email address in the last 18 months please notify us.


**TRIVIA at Jimmy Deane's - It's Magic!**

Every Thursday night at 7pm is now Trivia Night at Jimmy Deane's. It is FREE to play with plenty of exciting prizes to be won! Contact the club on 8186 8200 or email for more details.


**Players Looking for Employment**

The South Adelaide Football Club currently has several young players looking for employment. The players range from 19-23 years of age with varying levels of employment experience in differing fields. If you think you may be able to assist in providing these players work or know someone who could and would like to found out more please contact Football Manager Neill Sharpe at the Club on 8186 8200.

**Volunteers needed**

The South Adelaide Football Club are looking for training and Match day Staff to join our Junior centre of excellence team at U18 and U16 levels. We would love to have qualified sports trainers or people willing to receive training to become qualified sports trainers, water boys/girls and scoreboard attendants. If you are interested in joining our support staff team or are looking for some further information please contact Tony Bamford via the club on 8186 8200.



The Panther Poll

The South Adelaide Football Club will run a weekly poll question to help the club to understand what works and what does not. Some random fun questions will also appear, join the fun by answering the Panther Poll question. 




Previous Poll Question


Visionary | Can-Do | United

After extensive consultation and debate, the South Adelaide FC declares, from this point on, it will be “Visionary, with a Can-do attitude and a United Club”. We will NEVER waiver away from the direction these values take us.

Particular words are often interpreted differently by different people. To ensure all South Adelaide people have a consistent interpretation of our Values, the following interpretations are provided.

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The SAFC dares to be different and has the courage to develop and implement new ideas. We are willing to think outside the square, to consider new ideas and better ways to do things. We recognize the risks and are prepared to challenge established mindsets to drive profound change within our club. 


The SAFC has an absolutely positive attitude at all times and in all circumstances. Success will always be achieved by people with positive attitudes. These people acknowledge that we will not always be successful; however they believe that every problem has a solution and that they are never truly beaten. They will always rise to the next challenge, they are fun to be around, and are excellent role models. 


The SAFC is united in its objective to become a respected and consistently successful club. A common bond exists between all members who are loyal, honest and willing to make sacrifices and work together as one, from beginning to end, to achieve our goal of consistent success.



We thank our Partners

The South Adelaide Football Club acknowledges the support from our sponsors and partners and encourages all members to show their support for the companies that contribute to the club. 

 South Adelaide Football Club 2015 Major Sponsors