South Adelaide Football Club



*Southern Community Christmas Carols

*Panthers Pounce on Trio of New Signings

*What You Said - 2015 Supporter Survey

*Brett Eddy Signs Until 2018

*2015 Knuckey Cup Results

*Joel Cross wins 2015 Magarey Medal

*Panthers Go Digital - How To Update Your Details

*Brad Gotch extends contract with Panthers until 2017

*X Marks the Milestone - Xavier Gotch 100 Games




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

Southern Community Christmas Carols

Presented by Panther Club INC and proudly hosted at Hickinbotham Oval

The Southern Community Christmas Carols are on again this year thanks to the hard work of the Panther Club Inc.

Join us on Sunday, 13th December for a wonderful night of celebrating the festive season. Entry for a gold coin donation - part proceeds to Junction Australia.

On the night there is a fantastic line up of performers and entertainment, plenty of activities for the kids and a big fireworks display to cap the night off. Food and beverages will be available on the night.

The Panther Club are still searching for volunteers to help with set-up, pack down, clean up and in on-the-night roles. If you would like to volunteer your time please contact Maxine on 0412 065 387 or

We hop
e to see you on the night!

fUll details 

Southern Community Christmas Carols
Gates open

Kids Time!
- Guest appearance from Santa 
- Football clinic run by South Adelaide Football Club players. 

Carols begin with entertainment from:
- Venture Theatre Company
- Southern Singers
- The Saukuru Trio
- Matthew Jeffrey
- Christies Beach High School
- Sisters of Abundance Choir
- City of Onkaparinga Pipes and Drums
- Monique Watson
- The Splinters
- Cardijn College "Jazztronauts"
- Rose Senesi
- Onkaparinga City Concert Band



Welcome to Jimmy Deane's

Named after six-time Panthers Best & Fairest winner and dual Magarey Medallist, Jimmy Deane's is found on location at Hickinbotham Oval, surrounded by the picturesque southern suburbs, beautiful beaches, wineries and the roaming hills. 

Whether it is family dinner night, after work drinks, a birthday party or corporate function, our dedicated staff at Jimmy Deane's are committed to making your next function a memorable and successful event! 




We cater for all at Jimmy Deane's

At Jimmy Deane's we offer a range of flexible options for funtions, as well as excellent dining and enjoyable gaming facilities.


Function Rooms

We offer a variety of flexible and unique function spaces.

The Peter Darley Room, which overlooks the marvellous Hickinbotham Oval and southern hills, can cater for up to 400 people with a private bar and kitchen services available. The perfect space for Club Best & Fairest counts, weddings, birthday parties, corporate functions and much more!

The Zone Room is the ideal space for business functions, planning days, committee meetings and casual functions, with audio/visual equipment available for hire and a range of catering options. 

Our alfresco dining and playground area is the ideal space for casual outdoor events and kids parties. Enjoy a BBQ cooked by your personal chef and enjoy the lovely surroundings of the lawn and decking area. Playground facilities are available for children, located next to Hickinbotham Oval - home of the mighty Panthers!



Bar & Bistro

Our bistro is a fantastic family friendly environment. Our experienced chefs offer contemporary and affordable meals and our friendly staff aim provide outstanding service. With a range of weekly specials and deals there is something on the menu for everyone to enjoy!



Gaming Room

Our Gaming Room offers a spacious and enjoyable environment. We offer your choice of 40 machines, with a mix of new machines and old favourites, as well as complimentary tea and coffee for gaming patrons and morning/afternoon snacks available.


Contact Us

Venue Manager: Darren Morrison -

Functions and Events Coordinator: Maria Lawrence - 

All bookings and enquiries - Phone: 8186 8200 - Fax: 8326 6800

Opening Hours

Open 7 Days

Bistro: 12:00pm - 2:30pm & 5:30pm - 8:30pm

(Breakfast: 8:00am - 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday)

Gaming: 8:00am - 2:00am



2015 Supporter Survey Results

Our recent 2015 Supporter Survey gave Panthers fans the chance to have their opinion of the current state of their club heard.

Check out the infographic below to see what they said!

Full a full write up of the survey results head to "Latest News"

 sUpporter survey infographic 



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 



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 

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





2016 Membership is coming soon!

If you would like to register your interest in becoming a 2016 Panthers Member please send an email with your details to or call 8186 8200 for your details to be taken. 

2015 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.



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