Exciting New Development for Lovelock Drive!

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 20 January 2017
Exciting New Development for Lovelock Drive!

South Adelaide is excited to announce a new development to the western side of Lovelock Drive, to be undertaken by Qattro a South Australian owned and operated company.

The development, known as Imagine at Noarlunga, will comprise fully complete and turn-key, three bedroom townhouses which have been designed to capture views to both the beach and Vales. We understand the dwellings will range slightly in size and configuration, and be selling from $329,000 to $359,000 with the current Southport Townhouses Stage having remaining homes available at $345,000.

There will also be an Early Learning Centre and Kindy known as the Lovelock Early Learning and Kinder to be constructed on the corner of Lovelock and Goldsmith Drives, with anticipated opening in late 2017.inde

The project works will also include widening of Lovelock Drive to allow vehicle parking on both sides, re-alignment of the existing bus stop which will also allow for better public transport access for the Club and landscaping of the verges to provide an attractive, tree-lined streetscape.

Importantly, Qattro have worked closely with the Club to ensure we are aware of the project timing to minimise disruption during the football season.

We have been impressed with Qattro's desire to integrate new home purchasers and occupiers into the community and each purchaser of a home will be provided with;

  • complimentary South Adelaide Football Club family membership for a full season
  • voucher to host their house warming party in our club facilities at Jimmy Deane's, and
  • free trial and preferential entry into the Lovelock Early Learning and Kinder

Further information in relation to this project can be directed to Qattro on 8350 5660 or by heading to the Qattro website

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Tickets for AFL Pre-season Matches at Hickinbotham Oval Available Soon!

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 13 January 2017
Tickets for AFL Pre-season Matches at Hickinbotham Oval Available Soon!

Tickets to see the Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide Power in action at Hickinbotham Oval will be available for purchase soon.

AFL Club and AFL Members will have access to pre-sale tickets to see the Crows take on Brisbane and/or Port Adelaide vs Hawthorn from 9am - 5pm, Tuesday, January 31.

Meanwhile, tickets will be available to the general public from 9am, Wednesday, February 1.

Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster.

AFL Club members with match entitlements will have free entry to the 2017 JLT Community Series matches in which their Club is competing. Members can scan their membership card for free entry into their matches (subject to capacity) or upgrade their membership to a reserved seat or register for a ticket in order to guarantee their entry (subject to availability, upgrade fees may be applicable).

South Adelaide Football Club Memberships do not gain access to either match.

JLT Community Series Tickets

Adult $20.00
Concession $15.00
Junior $5.00
Family (2 Adults, up to 4 juniors under 15) $40.00
Adult Member upgrade/registration $5.00
Concession Member upgrade/registraion $5.00
Junior Member upgrade/registraion  $3.00

JLT Community Series Matches in Noarlunga

Saturday 11 March
Adelaide Crows vs Brisbane Lions
Hickinbotham Oval, Noarlunga, 3:40pm

Sunday 12 March
Port Adelaide Power vs Hawthorn Hawks
Hickinbotham Oval, Noarlunga, 12.40pm

Click here to view the full JLT Community Series fixture

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Your Membership Helps Us Achieve More Than You Think!

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 12 January 2017
Your Membership Helps Us Achieve More Than You Think!

Membership is often referred to as the "Life Blood" of football clubs, but what does that even really mean? We thought we would take this opportunity to explain why your support is so important - and how much further it goes than you probably thought!


Game day at Hickinbotham Oval is a great experience - but your membership goes much further than what happens on the weekend. In 2016 your support helped us achieve the following:

  • Membership increased by 18.5%
  • The league team went undefeated at Hickinbotham Oval for the first time
  • We won the most games in a season since the 1991 Minor Premiership
  • Both league and reserves teams played finals footy
  • Emmanuel irra (Port Adelaide), Brett Eddy (Port Adelaide) and Sam Draper (Essendon) were drafted to the AFL
  • Brede Seccull, Tom Fields and Brett Eddy were selected to The Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year
  • Brett Eddy claimed the 2016 Ken Farmer Medal
  • We saw 10 U16s and two U18s selected to their respective State Squads
  • More junior girls registered to play football at South Adelaide than any other SANFL club
  • Our U16 girls won the 2016 Macca's Shield Premiership
  • Auskick participation in our zone increased by 26% - the most in SA!
  • 3,521 kids played footy in our zone, with 235 of them given the chance to enter our elite talent pathway


As you can see, Panthers Membership goes a lot further than entry to games and a some cool merchandise each year.

With membership so affordable, it is perhaps a little hard to believe it goes so far to help support so much. Of course, it is just one of the ways in which football in South Australia is funded.

But that doesn't make it any less critical to the ongoing success of our club and the growth of footy in general.

So thank you for your support. We hope to have you on board again in 2017. Because we know that you - like we - just love footy!

Click here to view our 2017 Panthers Membership options - your support will go a lot further than you think!

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New Merchandise has Arrived!

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 6 January 2017
New Merchandise has Arrived!

To help you gear up for a big 2017 South Adelaide now has an exciting range of new Panthers merchandise available at the Club.

Official Panthers ISC polos, hoodies, wet weather and spray jackets as well as a range of headwear and accessories are now available for immediate delivery or collection from reception.

We also expect a shipment of vests, tracksuit tops and soft shell jackets to arrive in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, official ISC Guernseys are now available for pre-order - place an order before January 10th to receive a special first-order discount!

To place an order hit this link or give the Club a call on 8186 8200.

The Panthers Shop is the only place to purchase official 2017 South Adelaide merchandise and the only shop where sales support the Club.

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Administration Christmas Closure Dates

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 20 December 2016
Administration Christmas Closure Dates

Please be advised South Adelaide administration will be closed from Wednesday 21 December to Tuesday 3 January.

Merchandise will still be available for purchase via our online store or from Jimmy Deane's, while Membership can be bought through our Membership Hotline on 1300 234 851 or through our online store.

Have an awesome break everyone - see you at the footy in 2017!

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Warren Ploenges Appointed as Football Manager

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 19 December 2016
Warren Ploenges Appointed as Football Manager

Warren's Wisdom: Warren Ploenges directs his troops at Under-16 level earlier this season.

South Adelaide is delighted to announce the appointment of Warren Ploenges to the role of Football Manager.

A restructure in administration will see Neill Sharpe relinquish his duties as Football Manager and continue as solely Chief Executive Officer in 2017, while Warren will combine the role of Football Manager with his current role as Talent Coordinator with the Centre of Excellence.

Warren, the son of 1964 Premiership star Bryan Ploenges, has enjoyed an extensive involvement with the South Adelaide Football Club that spans over 30 years.

"I am very excited by the opportunity to expand my role at South Adelaide to include working with the Club's senior programs," said Mr Ploenges.

"I look forward to assisting Garry Hocking, the senior leadership team and senior players to work towards achieving our goals for the 2017 season.

"It is also very pleasing to maintain an involvement at the junior level and I am looking forward to continuing to assist TonyBamford in helping our many talented junior players in their transition through the Club's Talent Pathway and into the senior squad and beyond.

"On the field, we are in a strong position with an experienced playing group, while there also remains great opportunities for our younger players to step up and make their mark.

"Longer term we have some real talent coming through the ranks that will ensure South Adelaide remain a competitive force for a number of years to come."

As a player himself, Warren progressed through the Panthers Development Squads and Under-19 programs and played 21 senior games between 1985-88.

Along with his involvement as a player, Warren has enjoyed an extensive administrative career with South Adelaide, which includes roles as Technical Development Officer (Talent Manager) during the Panthers move from St Mary's to Noarlunga, three years coaching the Reserves, a Community Football Development role with the SANFL aligned to the South zone for 11 years and most recently as Talent Coordinator assisting Talent Manager Tony Bamford with the Club's Centre of Excellence and as an Assistant Coach with the Under-16s.

We congratulate Warren on his new role with the club and we are confident he will help us achieve our goals in the 2017 season.

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Bangers' Ride for a Reason

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 19 December 2016
Bangers' Ride for a Reason

In January 2017, South Adelaide Talent Manager Tony Bamford is set to ride in his seventh Cancer Council Ride for a Reason as part of the Bupa Challenge Tour, which helps fundraise for the Cancer Council.

It is a fantastic cause that raises much needed funds for cancer research, patient and family support and prevention and screening programs, but is also very close to Tony's heart.

"My Mum passed away in February 2011 after her long and brave battle with cancer over many years," said Mr Bamford.

"Now my Dad is fighting a new battle of his own after being diagnosed with Non Hodgkin Lymphoma in June this year. He is tough. He will put up a good fight!

"Far too many people suffer everyday from cancer. We have to find some answers soon to give some hope to these patients and their families.

So, with your help, I hope to raise some money to help with the ongoing fight against cancer. Every dollar counts."

Click here to support Bangers efforts and donate to his Ride for a Reason



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2017 South Adelaide Fixture Revealed

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 17 December 2016
2017 South Adelaide Fixture Revealed

By Matt Sampson | @msamps23

South Adelaide are excited to reveal the Club's senior fixture for the 2017 SANFL Macca's League season.

To download a copy of South Adelaide's fixture click here.

A re-jigged fixture includes only three byes, 10 Saturday afternoon games, five Sunday games and two Friday night clashes. Meanwhile, home and away matches are now more evenly spread throughout the year.

Highlights of the fixture include two Friday night games away at the Parade and City Mazda Stadium, an Easter Sunday clash with the Crows at Encounter Bay and sees Hickinbotham Oval host ANZAC Day Round and Indigenous Round games for the first time in several years.

The Panthers will continue to alternate hosting Good Friday games, but this season saw an opportunity to take a game out into South's country zone during a time when tourism is traditionally strong in the Victor Harbor area.

South will also feature on Channel 7's coverage of the SANFL competition three times throughout the season. The Club's Round 10 clash against Norwood at Hickinbotham Oval will be beamed live into South Australian homes, as well as its Round Nine against the Eagles at Maughan Thiem Hyundai Stadium and Round 15 at Alberton Oval versus the Magpies.

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Former Sydney Swan Abe Davis Joins South Adelaide

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 16 December 2016
Former Sydney Swan Abe Davis Joins South Adelaide

South Adelaide are pleased to announce the signing of former Sydney Swans utility Abe Davis for the 2017 season.

Davis, a 20-year-old product the Swans Academy, has spent the past two seasons in the AFL system after being drafted by Sydney with the 70th pick of the 2014 Draft.\

"Abe comes to us after two strong seasons with Sydney's NEAFL side after previously coming through the ranks of their Academy program," said South Adelaide Senior Coach Garry Hocking.

"We see him filling a role for us in the forward line, but are excited by his flexibility and are keen to see what he can also offer us in the midfield and defence - he really can play all three parts of the ground.

"He is fitting in really well with the guys. He's good mates with Adam Gulden, having played junior football together in Sydney, while he is also showcasing why Sydney's leadership programs are so highly regarded in the AFL with his voice and direction on the training track."

A big-bodied utility, Davis showcased his versatility with the Swans NEAFL side over the past two seasons, playing as a wingman/half-forward and also spending some time in defence.

Davis is also the older brother of Adelaide Crow, Ben Davis who was selected with pick 75 of this year's National Draft.

Meanwhile, also currently at pre-season training with the Panthers are former South Adelaide junior and Adelaide Crows SANFL key forward Nick Mott and former Sturt and Mt Compass premiership player Adam Hunter.

Both Mott and Hunter were named to the 2016 State Country squad that took on WA State Country at Adelaide Oval earlier this year.

Check out some of Abe's highlights

Panther Bios

Abe Davis
Age: 20
Height: 192cm
Weight: 100kg
Recruited from: Sydney Swans
Drafted: Pick No. 70 2014 AFL Draft

Nick Mott
Age: 23
Height: 199cm
Weight: 93kg
Recruited from: Adelaide SANFL/Noarlunga Football Club (SFL)
Games: Adelaide SANFL 5, Noarlunga 109
Goals: Adelaide SANFL 6, Noarlunga 191

Adam Hunter
Recruited from: Mt Compass Football Club (GSFL)/Sturt
Games: Mt Compass 108, Sturt 1
Goals: Mt Compass 78, Sturt 1

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2016 South Adelaide Annual Report

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 15 December 2016
2016 South Adelaide Annual Report

Copies of the 2016 South Adelaide Annual Report are now available for download.

To view or download the Annual Report - please click here

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2017 Fixture

Round One

South Adelaide vs West Adelaide
Venue: City Mazda Stadium
Time: 7:10pm, FRIDAY April 7

Round Two

South Adelaide vs Adelaide
Venue: Encounter Bay Oval
Time: 2:10pm, SUNDAY April 16

Round Three

South Adelaide vs Glenelg
Venue: Hickinbotham Oval
Time: 2:10pm, SATURDAY April 22

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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