Play Summer Touch Football at South Adelaide

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 24 October 2017
Play Summer Touch Football at South Adelaide

Stay active and fit over summer with an exciting season of Touch Football at the South Adelaide Football Club

Touch Football is a great gender neutral sport and South Adelaide will be offering Mixed divisions that provide individuals of all skill level and abilities the opportunity to participate in a friendly, social and enjoyable environment.

These divisions will be 'Mixed Social' and 'Mixed Open'. When registering for a competition please indicate your preference.

Competition commences on Friday, 24 November, 2017 and runs for 10 weeks with a two week break over Christmas.

Games will be conducted over 3 time slots 6.00pm, 6.50pm and 7.40pm at the Hickinbotham Oval (1 Lovelock Drive, Noarlunga Downs).

Mixed Teams entering should aim to have 10 players registered. There must be a minimum of 2 females on each team with 4 males on the field.

The cost for each team registering is $950 (GST Inc.) per team.

Click here to register your team today!

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Jarrad Wright Appointed as South Adelaide's Next Senior Coach

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 24 October 2017
Jarrad Wright Appointed as South Adelaide's Next Senior Coach

Wright Man for the Job: Former Panther Jarrad Wright will lead South Adelaide's charges in 2018 after being appointed as senior coach. Image: South Adelaide Media

South Adelaide is delighted to announce Jarrad Wright has been appointed as the Panthers next senior coach, after agreeing to a two-year contract with the Club.

Following the interview process, Wright stood out to the selection committee as a high calibre candidate to lead the Club to a sustained period of success. A decision which was ratified by the South Adelaide Football Club Board of Directors.

"Jarrad brings an impressive resume of coaching experience and wealth of SANFL knowledge to the senior coaching role, with extensive involvement in the game as both a player and coach," said Panthers Chief Executive Officer, Neill Sharpe.

"In his time within the coaching ranks, Jarrad has enjoyed premiership success in a variety of roles and holds a significant track record of sustained finals success in an assortment of coaching environments.

"Jarrad is also familiar with the surrounds at Hickinbotham Oval, having previously spent four seasons with us as a player and two as a coach.

"The Club believes his familiarity with the current playing group will allow him to hit the ground running for a successful preseason and have us well prepared for the 2018 season and beyond."

Upon entering the coach's box, Wright led Woodville-West Torrens Reserves to consecutive premierships in 2013 and 2014, while also working under Michael Godden as a line coach for senior finals campaigns in each year of his involvement.

Following his time with the Eagles, Wright spent two seasons as midfield coach during Bradley Gotch's tenure with South Adelaide, including the 2016 finals series.

Most recently, Wright steered Henley Sharks to the SAAFL Division Two premiership in his first season at the helm only one year removed from their relegation from Division One.

Speaking on his appointment, Wright declared he was excited to take the next step in his coaching career and eager to get back to work with the current playing group.

"Firstly, thank you to the Club and the Board for their backing and allowing me to take this opportunity. I am very excited to be handed the role at South Adelaide," said Wright.

"It is certainly a big step forward in my career, but one I am really enthusiastic about taking.

"Obviously I played a fair bit of SANFL football with South Adelaide and Woodville-West Torrens and have also coached at both Clubs. I experienced some great success with the Eagles, winning back-to-back premierships with the Reserves.

"It certainly gives me great confidence having a pre-existing relationship with the Club itself, but also having experienced some success in my coaching career so far gives me some conviction in what I can do."

Also a talented player, Wright was drafted by the Brisbane Lions with pick 35 of the 2001 AFL National Draft after leading South Australia's Under-18s. He spent two years on Brisbane's list through their premiership successes of the early 2000s under the tutelage of the great Leigh Matthews.

Wright's playing career also includes over 100 Senior State League games with South Adelaide, Woodville-West Torrens (SANFL) and the Brisbane Lions (QAFL) and an Under-17s premiership with the Eagles.

Jarrad Wright

  • Head Coach Henley Sharks (Premiers 2017)
  • Midfield Coach South Adelaide (2015 - 2016)
  • Head Coach Reserves Woodville-West Torrens (2012 - 2014, Premiers 2013 & 2014)
  • Assistant Midfield Coach Woodville-West Torrens (2012 - 2014)
  • Senior Player Henley Sharks (2011)
  • Senior Player Woodville-West Torrens (2008 - 2010)
  • Senior Player South Adelaide (2004 -  2007)
  • Senior Player Brisbane Lions (2002 -  2003)
  • Junior Player Woodville-West Torrens (2000 - 2001, Premiers 2000)
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Mark Clayton appointed as South Adelaide Talent Manager and Under-18s Coach

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 23 October 2017
Mark Clayton appointed as South Adelaide Talent Manager and Under-18s Coach

South Adelaide has appointed Mark Clayton as the Club's new Talent Manager and Centre of Excellence Under-18s coach.

Clayton comes to Noarlunga with a wealth of SANFL experience, having enjoyed an 11-year playing career with the Port Adelaide Football Club and been at the helm of the Magpies Under-18s and Academy/Reserves programs in recent years.

"When we became aware that Tony Bamford was moving to the SANFL, Mark was someone we were really keen to speak to," said South Adelaide Chief Executive Officer, Neill Sharpe.

"He's highly regarded in the SANFL for his development and coaching of young footballers.

"He's also benefitted from being in an AFL environment for the past couple of years.

"We are very confident Mark will continue to allow South Adelaide to deliver a very strong junior program that the southern region's youth will aspire to be a part of."

The role of Talent Manager at South Adelaide is responsible for implementing a high performance environment that contributes to the development of talent footballers throughout the South Adelaide zone.

The role oversees and manages the South Adelaide Football Club Centre of Excellence Under-18 and Under-16 teams, Development Squads and youth girls programs.

Mark Clayton

  • Reserves (formerly Academy) Head Coach - Port Adelaide Football Club (2015 - 2017)
  • Talent Manager - Port Adelaide Football Club (2014 - 2015)
  • Under-18 Head Coach - Port Adelaide Football Club (2013 - 2014)
  • Assistant Coach - Port District Football Club (2010 - 2012)
  • Club Captain - Port Adelaide Football Club (2007 - 2008)
  • Interstate Football - SANFL (2006)
  • SANFL Premiership Player - Port Adelaide Football Club (1999)
  • SANFL Player - Port Adelaide Football Club (1997 - 2008) 228 games
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Panthers Changeroom Clearance - Score Match Worn Gear!

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 23 October 2017
Panthers Changeroom Clearance - Score Match Worn Gear!

South Adelaide fans will have the chance to get their hands on match worn gear from the 2017 SANFL season during the Panthers Changeroom Clearance.

Match worn guernseys from star players such as Joel Cross and Nick Liddle and retiring stalwarts Daniel Bass and Xavier Gotch are up for auction on the Club's eBay page.

All jumpers are available to be signed upon request.

Players Up For Auction

  • #26 Daniel Bass
  • #15 Xavier Gotch
  • #17 Peter Rolfe
  • #62 Jake Veide
  • #9 Nick Liddle
  • #19 Joel Cross
  • #8 Matt Rose
  • #5 Brede Seccull
  • #20 Rigby Barnes
  • #3 Tom Fields

Click here for a full listing and to place your bid.

Meanwhile, all remaining hoops gurnseys are available for $90 (plus postage if required) by calling the Club on 8186 8200 - first in best dressed (literally)!

Sale ends October 31.

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Tall Timber Locked in for 2018

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 20 October 2017
Tall Timber Locked in for 2018

Key forwards Sam Overall and Ben Haren have re-committed to South Adelaide and will play on in 2018.

Both men played key roles in the Panthers restructured forward line in 2017, but had their season cut short by injury.

Ben Haren finished the year as South's leading goal kicker (hitting the scoreboard in all but two of his 13 games) and also chalked up his 50th game of SANFL football along the way.

Meanwhile, Sam Overall showed flashes of brilliance early in the season, slotting multiple goals in his first six games (including bags of four and five) and impressing with his strong marking up forward before injuring his knee midway through the season.

South look forward to having these two talented talls back and firing in 2018!

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Daniel Bass Calls Time on SANFL Career

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 20 October 2017
Daniel Bass Calls Time on SANFL Career

South Adelaide ruckman Daniel Bass has called time on his SANFL career.

Bass' retirement comes after 101 games and 32 goals in the famous blue and white.

The big ruckman affectionately known as 'Bassy' debuted for the Panthers in 2010 after being allocated to the Club via the SANFL Mini Draft following his Rookie Listing by Port Adelaide.

An imposing presence around the stoppages, the former basketball notched his 100th appearance for the Panthers in 2017 and will be fondly remembered by South supporters for his last second heroics in kicking the winning goal against the Adelaide Crows SANFL team in 2016.

The Club thanks Daniel for his sterling service over the past eight years and wishes him and partner Sophie well in the next chapter of their life.

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Pair of Panthers Returning for 2018

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 19 October 2017
Pair of Panthers Returning for 2018

Panthers duo Matt Rose and Abe Davis have committed to South Adelaide for season 2018.

Vice-captain Matt Rose enjoyed another consistent season in blue and white, finishing third in Knuckey Cup voting.

Playing in a variety of new roles in 2017, Rose was also recognised for his reliable play by being named in the Advertiser Team of the Year squad of 40.

The big bodied utility has played 74 games for South since coming to the Club from Port Adelaide and averaged 22.7 touches through 18 games in 2017.

Abe Davis played 13 games in his debut season for the Panthers, after being recruited to the Club from the Sydney Swans.

Thanks to the Panthers injury woes in 2017, Davis also displayed his versatility throughout the year, starting the year in the midfield and ending as a key forward.

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Panthers TV: Season Review

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 19 October 2017
Panthers TV: Season Review

See the best from Season 2017 below! 

 
 
 

 

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Panthers Recruit Drafted by GWS Giants

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 19 October 2017
Panthers Recruit Drafted by GWS Giants

South Adelaide star recruit Courtney Gum has been selected by the GWS Giants in the 2017 AFLW Draft.

Gum, who has signed to play for the Panthers in the 2018 SANFL Statewide Super Women's League, was snapped up by the Giants with pick 25 of the AFLW National Draft.

The inside midfielder enjoyed a standout 2017, claiming the inaugural SANFL women's best and fairest medal and coaches' award, while also putting in a remarkable peformance in Adelaide University's SAWFL D1 Grand Final win, kicking seven goals.

Pleasingly for South, Gum remains eligible to compete for the Panthers following the conclusion of the AFLW season and may even qualify for Finals competition depending on the Giants success throughout the year.

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Panthers Pair Retire From SANFL Football

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 16 October 2017
Panthers Pair Retire From SANFL Football

Panthers 100-gamers Peter Rolfe and Xavier Gotch have announced their retirement from SANFL football.

Both South Adelaide stalwarts revealed their retirement from state league football at the Club's best and fairest on Saturday night.

Rolfe joined the Panthers in 2008, bursting onto the scene as a fresh-faced teenager from the Northern Territory.

A fan favourite for his exciting style of play, Rolfe often shone in front of goals and his Goal of the Year effort against Sturt in 2014 will go down in Panthers folklore.

Gotch was recruited to South from Williamstown in 2010 and soon blossomed into one of the competitions best midfielders.

Diminutive in height, but always tough around the contest, 'Gotchy' claimed the coveted Knuckles Award (awarded to the player that contributes the most one-percenters and team KPIs each season) in 2014 and finished third in Knuckey Cup voting in 2015.

Also departing the Club are versatile midfielder Roland Ah Chee and local recruit Rigby Barnes.

South Adelaide thanks these talented men for their contribution to the Club and wish them well in all future endeavors.


Thanks for the Memories: Xavier Gotch gets a kick away against the Bulldogs, while Peter Rolfe lays a shepherd. Image: Nick Hook Photography.

Peter Rolfe

Playing Record
2008 - 2017
101 games
153 goals

Accolades
David Kantilla Memorial Trophy (Best First Year League Player) - 2008

Xavier Gotch

Playing Record
2010 - 2017
132 games
34 goals

Accolades
Knuckles Award - 2014
Third Best & Fairest - 2015

Roland Ah Chee

Playing Record
2013 - 2017
21 games
4 goals

Rigby Barnes

Playing Record
2016 - 2017
32 games
36 goals

Accolades
David Kantilla Memorial Trophy (Best First Year League Player) - 2016

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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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