South Adelaide Football Club - Open Women's Football Trials

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 22 September 2017
South Adelaide Football Club - Open Women's Football Trials

The South Adelaide Football Club is extremely proud to have been granted a licence in the 2018 SANFL Statewide Super Women's League.

To assist with putting together our inaugural squad of players the Club will be holding two open trials on September 27 and October 3.

If you believe you have the talent and commitment to play State level football for South Adelaide's elite football program please complete the form below to register your interest.

To be eligible to play in the 2018 season participants must be 16 years or older as of January 1 2018.

Please note that there are limited spaces available for each trial and participants are only permitted to attend one session.

Trial session dates:

Trial 1

Date: Wednesday, September 27
Time: 6pm for a 6:30pm start
Location: Hickinbotham Oval

Trial 2

Date: Tuesday, October 3
Time: 6pm for a 6:30pm start
Location: Hickinbotham Oval

Click Here to register!

If you have any queries when filling out the form please contact the Club on 8186 8200.
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Joel Cross and Nick Liddle named in The 2017 Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 20 September 2017
Joel Cross and Nick Liddle named in The 2017 Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year

Panthers onballers Joel Cross and Nick Liddle have been recognised amongst the best players in the SANFL and selected in the 2017 Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year.

It marks the fifth time dual Magarey Medallist Joel Cross has been selected to the annual best 21, having also been named to the side in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015. 

After another trademark season of competitive play averaging 24.7 possessions a game, Cross has been selected to line up on a wing and has also been named as vice-captain.

Liddle put in another ultra-consistent season for the Panthers, playing all 18 games and averaging 23.4 disposals.

2017 is the triple Knuckey Cup winner's sixth nomination to the Team of the Year, after being named on the interchange, also earning selections in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Both men were again South's major accumulators throughout the season, finishing eighth and ninth in total possessions won for the competition.

Cross, who earlier in the month was awarded the R.O. Shearman Medal as the SANFL coaches' best player, and Liddle, who chalked up his 150th appearance for the blue and white this season, are expected to be amongst the contenders for the 2017 Knuckey Cup.

Tickets to South Adelaide's Best & Fairest evening are available here.

Fellow Panther Matt Rose was also selected in the initial squad of 40 players for the Advertiser Team of the Year after a versatile season playing across all lines of the ground, but did not make the final cut of 21.

Minor premiers Woodville-West Torrens and Grand Finalist Sturt dominated selection with five players named to the team, with Eagles defender Luke Thompson named as skipper and Double Blues coach Marty Mattner given reigns of the side.

Players were selected on their form across the entire minor round, with AFL-listed players eligible for Macca's League finals also considered eligible for the Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year.

This year's team will be selected by SANFL's Adam Kelly, Tom Hurley and Zac Milbank, Channel 7's Mark Soderstrom and The Advertiser's Chief SANFL Writer, Warren Partland.

2017 Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year


Team of the Year: South pair Joel Cross and Nick Liddle have been awarded selection in the 2017 The Advertiser Team of the Year. Image: The Advertiser

 

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South Fans can save big at Sportspower's VIP Day!

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 19 September 2017
South Fans can save big at Sportspower's VIP Day!

Proud Panthers sponsors Sportspower Zorich Group are holding a Top Tier VIP Day on Thursday, September 21st, with plenty of savings for all South Adelaide supporters.

Simply show the image above at any Sportspower Zorich Group store - find your nearest store here - from 3pm - close on September 21 to receive 20% off full price products store wide and a further 10% off anything on sale.

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Panthers TV: SAFC U17 Girls Grand Final Highlights

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 18 September 2017
Panthers TV: SAFC U17 Girls Grand Final Highlights

Capping off an undefeated season, our U17 Girls took home the Statewide Super Shield! We've put together some highlights below! 

Click here for a full match report: http://bit.ly/2f3BKLn

 

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Juniors Girls Report: Grand Final - South Adelaide vs Sturt

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 18 September 2017
Juniors Girls Report: Grand Final - South Adelaide vs Sturt

U17 Girls Report

South Adelaide vs Sturt
Grand Final - Peter Motley Oval - 17/09/17

South Adelaide 11.7 73
Sturt 0.1 1

Goals: Walker 4, Charlton 3, Bosley, Thomas, Wright, Bohnsack
Best: Charlton, Schirmer, Bohnsack, Walker, Smith, Gore

South Adelaide's Under-17 girls have claimed the 2017 Statewide Super Talent Shield after their winning Grand Final performance against Sturt at Peter Motley Oval on Sunday afternoon.

On a beautiful Unley afternoon, the Panthers girls put the finishing touches on an undefeated season, clinching the Statewide Super Shield with a dominant 11.7 (73) to 0.1 (1) victory over Sturt.

The Grand Final success is the second in a row for this age group of South Adelaide junior girls and their third Grand Final playoff in as many years.

As expected for a Grand Final, the tone was set early with a highly contested battle in the middle by both teams.

South Adelaide was able to score the first major of the match thanks to a Sturt turnover at half back, with some silky ball movement through the middle of the ground and forward pressure setting up a great snap in the third minute.

The Panthers kicked their second major just two minutes later after some more terrific forward pressure.

With two goals in two minutes and some strong pressure and strength around the contest the Panthers soon wrestled control of the game.

South started to show their dominance through the back line, with some great intercept marking, and strong running through the midfield setting up repeat forward entries.

By the first change, South had control of the match leading 20 to no score.

To their credit, Sturt's players continued to battle hard in the second term, limiting the Panthers to just 2.2 for the quarter and remain in touch at the major break.

However, in the third term the Panthers broke the game open, adding 3.1 to the scoreboard and continuing to keep the Double Blues goalless despite their courageous endeavor. The margin at the final change was 52 points.

South Adelaide's defence continued to hold strong in the final term and the Panthers moved the ball fluently into their attacking zones and by the final siren had stamped their mark on a 72-point shutout win.

 

 

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South Adelaide's U17 Girls make 2017 Grand Final!

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 13 September 2017
South Adelaide's U17 Girls make 2017 Grand Final!

South Adelaide's Under-17 girls are through to the 2017 Statewide Super Shield Grand Final this Sunday afternoon.

The Panthers girls qualified for their third consecutive Grand Final, having made the ultimate round every year since the competitions inception in 2015, after sweeping the minor rounds in the Power Division.

South Adelaide will tackle an also undefeated Sturt outfit, who won all three of their matches in the Crows Division, at Peter Motley Oval this Sunday afternoon with action kicking off at 2:30pm.

Match Details

What: Grand Final - South Adelaide vs Sturt
Where: Peter Motley Oval
When: Sunday, September 17 - 2:30pm
Tickets: Free admission

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Panthers Great Stuart Palmer inducted into the SA Football Hall of Fame

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 13 September 2017
Panthers Great Stuart Palmer inducted into the SA Football Hall of Fame

South Adelaide games record holder Stuart Palmer has been inducted into the SA Football Hall of Fame at a ceremony held at the SANFL's annual Magarey Medal dinner at Adelaide Oval.

A true gentleman off the field, but a fierce competitor on it, Palmer enjoyed a remarkable 17-season career with South Adelaide that spanned a club record 337 games, making him the only Panther to ever breach the 300 game mark.

During this time Palmer captained South Adelaide from 1982 - 1984, played in two 'night' premierships and represented South Australia against Queensland in 1980.

Watch Stuart Palmer's induction speech below:


 

Born in the town of Nelson in northern England, Palmer moved to Australia with his family at the age of five.

After taking up football he rose quickly through the Panthers junior ranks and made his senior debut in April 1969 just shy of his 18th birthday, coming off of the bench in the second quarter and registering a goal with his first kick in league football in front of a hostile Alberton crowd.

The following week he booted four goals from centre half forward and by season's end won the media award for best first year player in the SANFL.

Standing 193cm and weighing in at 86kg, Palmer was a versatile player from a young age - he would play centre half forward for Urrbrae High School in the morning and full back for South Adelaide's U17s in the afternoon.

In the SANFL, Stuart would make a name for himself as a defender known for his cool head under pressure, spectacular high marking and excellent reading of the play.

Under the tutelage of Haydn Bunton Jr. - one of seven coaches Palmer played under, bookended by playing coaches Peter Darley (1969) and Rick Davies (1985) - Palmer and the Panthers re-emerged as a force in the second half of the 1970s, culminating in a Grand Final playoff against Port Adelaide in 1979.

Following his retirement in 1985, Palmer resided as South Adelaide Chairman from 1997 - 2001 and has enjoyed a successful career in the transport industry away from football.

In 2000, Stuart was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for service to Australian Football and in 2009 he was enshrined in the South Adelaide Football Club Hall of Fame.

Stuart Palmer's career was defined by modesty, loyalty and consistent brilliance on the field. South Adelaide Football Club wishes to congratulate Stuart on his wonderful and well-deserved induction to the SA Football Hall of Fame.

Playing Record:

  • 337 games for South Adelaide (1969 - 1985) - games record holder
  • South Adelaide Captain 1982 - 1984
  • Represented SA in 1980
  • 'Night' Premierships - 1979 and 1984

Achievements:

  • South Adelaide Chairman 1997 - 2001
  • Player Life Member of the South Adelaide Football Club
  • Player Life Member of the SANFL
  • South Adelaide Football Club Hall of Fame inductee 2009
  • Awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 for service to Australian Football
  • State Coach, SA Women's Football League
  • Former South Adelaide Past Players and Officials President 
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Joel Cross takes home the 2017 R.O. Shearman Medal

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 13 September 2017
Joel Cross takes home the 2017 R.O. Shearman Medal

Joel Cross has again been recognised as the SANFL coaches' best player, claiming his second R.O. Shearman Medal at the league's annual Hall of Fame and Magarey Medal dinner.

The R.O. Shearman Medal is named after the former Sturt player Bob Shearman, who won five premierships and is a member of the SANFL Hall of Fame, and recognises the player judged best afield by the league's coaches. 

Starting in 2000, the R.O. Shearman Medal is voted by each of the leagues senior coaches on a 5-4-3-2-1 vote system to judge best players in each game of the home-and-away season.

In a tight count, Cross claimed his second Shearman Medal with 62 votes, just two preferences ahead of Central Districts ball magnet Nick Holman (60) and only four clear of silky Redlegs operator Matt Panos (58).

Fellow triple-Knuckey Cup winner Nick Liddle also polled well with the coaches, chalking up 51 votes to finish equal sixth.

Cross also won the prestigious medal in 2015 where he polled 88 votes from 18 games, 23 ahead of the next best and is the only South Adelaide player to be bestowed the honour since its inception in 2000.

2017 R.O. Shearman Medal

  • Joel Cross (South Adelaide) 62 votes
  • Nick Holman (Central District) 60 votes
  • Matt Panos (Norwood) 58 votes
  • James Battersby (Sturt) 55 votes
  • Brendon Ah Chee (Port) 54 votes
  • Harrison Wigg (Adelaide) 51 votes
  • Nick Liddle (South Adelaide) 51 votes
  • Aaron Young (Port Adelaide) 51 votes

See the presentation and Joel's acceptance speech below:

 

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Juniors Report: Preliminary Final - South Adelaide vs Sturt

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 12 September 2017
Juniors Report: Preliminary Final - South Adelaide vs Sturt

Under 18s Report

South Adelaide vs Sturt
Preliminary Final - Football Park - 08/09/17

South Adelaide 0.2 0.8 4.10 6.13 49
Sturt 4.5 5.8 8.9 10.12 72

Goals: Fitt 2, Steele, Bogle, Colwell, Sampson
Best: Sampson, Bogle, Irra, Coleman, Beenham, Fitt

South Adelaide's Under-18s brilliant season fell short of a Grand Final berth after recording a 23-point loss to Sturt at Football Park on Friday night.

Our Under-18s year finished a week before we would have liked on Friday night, with a loss to Sturt in the Preliminary Final at Footy Park.

A slow start to the game proved to be the difference in the end, with Sturt getting on top early and finishing their work with goals.

Our inability to covert forward entries to goals hurt us significantly.

We simply didn't play to the level we are capable of in the first half.

After halftime we were able to get our game going in a more effective manner and found our way back into the contest on the scoreboard.

The final quarter was back to a break even for both teams and in the end we couldn't get close enough to put significant pressure on the Sturt players.

Our players were very brave in the way they fought hard to get back in the game and did our club proud with their spirit and commitment.

While the season finished earlier than we were planning we can't underestimate the wonderful season our Under-18 players delivered overall.

There will be plenty of pressure on our senior players coming from this group of young men in the coming years.

Thanks very much to our wonderful coaching and support staff for all their commitment and work over the past 10 months.

A very sincere thank you also goes to our players parents, family and friends for the support they have given to our players this season.

Tony Bamford
Under 18s Coach

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Juniors Girls Report: Round Three - South Adelaide vs West Adelaide

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 11 September 2017
Juniors Girls Report: Round Three - South Adelaide vs West Adelaide

U17 Girls Report

South Adelaide vs West Adelaide
Round 3 - Hickinbotham Oval - 10/09/17

South Adelaide 0.4 3.6 3.6 5.6 36
West Adelaide 0.2 0.2 4.7 4.7 31

Goals: Walker 4, Bohnsack
Best: Charlton, Gore, Walker, Thomas, Radbone, Turner

U14 Girls Report

South Adelaide vs West Adelaide
Round 3 - Hickinbotham Oval - 10/09/17

South Adelaide 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.4 4
West Adelaide 0.4 0.6 2.11 2.13 25

Goals:
Best: Hately-Watson, Rivalland, Mills, Woods, Nicolle, Miller

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2017 Fixture

Round 16

South Adelaide vs Eagles
Venue: Hickinbotham Oval
Time: 2:10pm, SATURDAY August 12


Round 17

South Adelaide vs Sturt
Venue: Peter Motley Oval
Time: 2:10pm, SATURDAY August 19


Round 18

South Adelaide vs Adelaide
Venue: Hickinbotham Oval
Time: 2:10pm, SATURDAY August 26


Club contact details

Address: 1 Lovelock Drive, Noarlunga Downs SA 5168

P: (08) 8186-8200 | F: (08) 8326-6800 | E: reception@safc.com.au

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