Handby and Thewlis return to Hickinbotham Oval

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 15 November 2017
Handby and Thewlis return to Hickinbotham Oval

South Adelaide welcomes home club stalwarts Michael Handby and Josh Thewlis as they join the Panthers coaching panel in 2018.

Handby, who made 122 appearances for South Adelaide over eight seasons, will take on the role of leading the Panthers Reserves, as Adam Blakely steps up to an Assistant Coaching role alongside new Senior Coach, Jarrad Wright.

Following his SANFL playing career Handby entered the coaching ranks, holding various roles with North Adelaide (including interim Senior Coach), coaching the Panthers backlines under Brad Gotch and has also been involved in the SANFL State Program as an Assistant Coach.

"We are delighted Michael has returned to Noarlunga to take on the important role of coaching our Reserves," said South Adelaide Chief Executive Officer, Neill Sharpe.

"The role of Reserves Coach is a challenging one, dealing with a range of playing experience, ages and personalities that vary on a week-to-week basis.

"With Adam making a deserved move to a role with the seniors it was important to find an appropriate replacement to guide our young talent moving into the senior program.

"Given his wealth of SANFL experience and knowledge of the competition, we are confident we have found that in Michael."


Thewlis Returns: Former skipper Josh Thewlis addresses his troops during his time leading South Adelaide on the field. Image: Nick Hook Photography.

Thewlis, who returns to the club after calling time on a 140-game career at the end of 2014, will work as the backline coach for the League team in 2018.

The former Panthers skipper joins Blakely as the lead assistants in South's new-look coaching panel for the upcoming season.

"Josh was a fantastic servant to South Adelaide as a player, coming in as an interstate recruit and retiring as a 100-game player and club captain," said Mr Sharpe.

"It is great to see South Adelaide people returning to Hickinbotham Oval and continuing to make positive contributions around the club."

The boys are back on board...are you? #StrongerTogether

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Jake Veide Retires from SANFL Footy

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 10 November 2017
Jake Veide Retires from SANFL Footy

Panthers fan favourite Jake Veide has announced his retirement from SANFL football.

A cult figure in Noarlunga, the man affectionately dubbed 'The Robot' calls time on his South Adelaide career after a hard-fought 114 games.

Jake made his League debut in 2009 against the Gowan brothers-led Bulldogs under Clay Sampson and soon established himself as a valuable cog in the Panthers engine room.

A hard-running, physical presence around the ground, Jake flourished under the tutelage of Brad Gotch, claiming the 2014 Most Improved Player award and in 2016 made his long-awaited 100th appearance in blue and white after overcoming surgeries on his hip, shoulder, knee and twice on a broken leg through the first eight years of his career.

A much loved personality around the Club, Jake will be remembered as much for his play on the field as his iconic shaved head and number 62 guernsey.


Retirees: Luke Durdin (with ball) and Jake Veide (background) on field together in their early years in Pantherland. Image: Nick Hook Photography.

Also leaving Hickinbotham Oval are defensive duo Luke Durdin and Jordan Taylor.

An Air Conditioning Mechanic by trade, Luke has advised the Club that increased work commitments will prevent him from maintaining the level of commitment needed for SANFL football.

The reliable defender enjoyed a consistent 2017 season, playing all 18 games, finishing fourth in Knuckey Cup voting and claiming the 2017 Knuckles Award.

Durdin played 43 games for the Panthers after making the jump from Port Adelaide Magpies in 2014.

Meanwhile, Jordan will be returning to New South Wales after making his League debut this season and playing six SANFL Macca's League matches.

South Adelaide thanks Jake, Luke and Jordan for they commitment and contribution to the Club and wishes him well in their future plans, both on and off the field.

Jake Veide

Playing Record
2009 - 2017
114 games
73 goals

Accolades
Most Improved Player - 2014
100 game player

Luke Durdin

Playing Record
2014 - 2017
43 games
1 goal

Accolades
Knuckles Award (Best Defender) - 2017

Jordan Taylor

Playing Record
2017
6 games

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Two More Panthers Bolster South Adelaide Midfield

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 9 November 2017
Two More Panthers Bolster South Adelaide Midfield

South Adelaide continues to bolster its midfield as Ben Heaslip and Adam Hunter sign on for 2018.

Former Panthers Under-18s captain Ben Heaslip returns after a strong 2017 season that saw him solidify his spot in South's best 21.

The big-bodied on-baller added 16 games to his League tally, gathering 15.9 touches per contest and claiming the 2017 Most Improved Player Award at the Knuckey Cup.

After making his senior debut on Good Friday 2015, Heaslip claimed the 2015 David Kantilla Memorial Trophy (Best First Year League Player) and has since notched 24 top flight games.

Adam Hunter joined the club in 2017 after playing a key role in Mount Compass' drought-breaking 2016 GSFL A Grade Premiership and previously playing one League game for Sturt.

A hard-running and skillful wingman, Hunter played 14 senior games in 2017, averaging 15.8 possession a game, before a hip ailment and hand injury curtailed the latter stages of his season.

We look forward to seeing both men back in action in the blue and white in 2018!

The boys are on board to be #StrongerTogether in 2018...are you?

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Merchandise Clearance - Up to 45% off!

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 8 November 2017
Merchandise Clearance - Up to 45% off!







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Three Young Panthers Back for 2018

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 7 November 2017
Three Young Panthers Back for 2018

Three young Panthers have committed to return to Noarlunga in 2018.

2017 debutantes Cody Szust, Connor Fairlie and Alex Moyle will continue their SANFL careers at South Adelaide in 2018 after all enjoying a taste of senior football last season.

Fairlie was the first cab off the ranks, earning his League debut against Glenelg in Round 3.

The former Panthers junior played six games for the season, impressing with his pace and attack at the footy.

'Regg' Moyle returns after a big 2017, claiming the J.L. Brown Trophy (Reserves Best & Fairest) and making his debut against the Eagles in Round 9.

Another former junior at the Club, the diminutive on-baller's added a second senior appearance in the Round 18 win over Adelaide.

The silky skilled Szust, who is also a product of South Adelaide's Talent Pathway, impressed at senior level after getting the call up to face Central District in Round 6.

By the end of the season he notched seven SANFL Macca's League games and took home the 2017 David Kantilla Memorial Trophy awarded to the Best First Year League Player.

The Club looks forward to watching these talented young men continue to develop in blue and white during the 2018 season.

Are you on board for 2018? Sign on today and help us be #StrongerTogether

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South Adelaide AGMs 2017

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 3 November 2017
South Adelaide AGMs 2017

The South Adelaide Football Club wishes to advise members that the Annual General Meetings for the South Adelaide Football Club Inc and South Adelaide Footballers Club Inc will be held in the Peter Darley Function Room at Hickinbotham Oval from 7pm Monday, 18 December 2017.

Notification of Election

Business/Sports Administration Director - 3 Year Term: who preferably has skills and experience in business management and/or sports administration.

Property Director - 3 Year Term: who preferably has skills and experience in the development of commercial property and asset management generally.

Marketing Director - 1 Year Term (Vacant position): who preferably has skills and experience in marketing and promotions

Nominations are open for candidates for the above positions. To be eligible, you need to be a financial member of the South Adelaide Football Club as of 31st October 2017.

To notify your interest, please contact the Chief Executive Officer via reception to arrange for a nomination form to be forwarded. You will be required to ensure that two financial members sign your nomination form. Nominations close 5:00pm Friday, 24th November 2017. For further information, please contact Jonathon Parker on 8186 8200 or jparker@safc.com.au.

Notice of Motion

Pursuant to clause 21.4 of the Constitution, a member who intends moving a motion at the Annual General Meeting must give notice in writing and the terms thereof to the Chief Executive Officer no later than 5pm Friday 25th November 2016.

AGMs

When: 7pm Monday, 18 December 2017
Where: Peter Darley Function Room, Hickinbotham Oval, 1 Lovelock Drive, Noarlunga Downs
Advise to Members: please click here

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Panthers Trio Back for 2018

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 2 November 2017
Panthers Trio Back for 2018

Another trio of Panthers have re-committed to don the blue and white in 2018.

Skillful defender Adam Gulden, versatile utility Tyson Brown and crafty forward Matt Raitt have all put pen to paper on deals that will see them stay in Noarlunga for the 2018 season.

Gulden endured an injury-delayed start to 2017, but was a welcome addition to the side in the latter stages of the year, adding plenty of run and carry out of defence, averaging 24.5 touches through six games and chalking up his 50th game for South in the process.

After badly injuring his hamstring in the 2016 Qualifying Final against Sturt, Brown could only manage one League game in 2017.

However, the Panthers 2016 Most Improved Player is now fully fit and ready to tackle a full pre-season ahead of 2018.

Finally, the speedy Raitt, who joined the Club in 2017 after being part of Flagstaff Hill's 2016 SFL Premiership tilt, will look to build on his six senior matches for the Panthers.

The inked up forward-midfielder made his debut against Norwood in Round 4, kicking a memorable goal in front of the Members Grandstand and steadily came into his own at senior level, showcasing his forward pressure and slotting seven goals for the year.

Are you on board for 2018? Sign on today and help us be #StrongerTogether

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Dynamic Duo Returning for 2018

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 30 October 2017
Dynamic Duo Returning for 2018

Dynamic duo Tom Fields and Nic Schwarz will return to Noarlunga after signing on for season 2018.

Both men enjoyed consistent years in 2017, finishing inside the top 10 of Knuckey Cup voting.

Tom Fields again showcased his kicking prowess throughout the season, averaging 16.6 disposals per game, while also adding another string to his bow with a move higher up the ground later in the season.

Meanwhile, Nic Schwarz chalked up his 50th SANFL game in the final round of the season and was another consistent accumulator through the middle of the ground, racking up 18.7 touches per contest.

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Australian Unity Health Insurance Offer for Panthers Supporters!

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 26 October 2017
Australian Unity Health Insurance Offer for Panthers Supporters!

Australian Unity health insurance has gift cards galore and waived select extras waiting periods1

Need to review your existing cover or thinking of getting health insurance for the first time? Australian Unity have a great deal so there's never been a better time to get Australian Unity health insurance!

Claim immediately

New members1 taking out a hospital and extras cover with us before 30 November will have all two month waiting periods on extras + optical waiting periods are waived1

Gift cards galore!

On top of waiving the above waiting periods, when you take out a single hospital and extras cover, you'll get a $100 Visa gift card. Take out a couples or family hospital and extras cover and get a $200 Visa gift card.1

And you still get your 7% discount 2as well!

Still want more? Don't forget all South Adelaide Football Club members and supporters get a great 7% discount on Australian Unity health cover.2

No reason to delay, join the optimists today to grab this awesome offer while it's in action!

Click to get a quote online today!

Or call 1800 122 237

1Offer only available to certain new members. Offer not available on Overseas Visitors Cover or for Extras only or Hospital only covers.. Full terms available at australianunity.com.au/octnovofferterms

27% discount includes all retail discounts and is available only when paying by direct debit. The discount is not available through brokers or comparators, and excludes Overseas Visitor Cover.

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The Suburban Footballer is coming to Noarlunga!

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 25 October 2017
The Suburban Footballer is coming to Noarlunga!

For anyone who knows, dates, parents, works with, lives with or is a country or suburban footballer, Tom Siegert's one-man show of sketches and one-liners is sure to have you in stitches!

The social media sensation from Melbourne, who has over 55,000 Facebook fans, is bringing his live show to Noarlunga and is not one to miss.

"He had the whole footy club in stitches" - Dustin Fletcher.

"A very funny man, who knows his footy" - David Schwartz.

The Suburban Footballer - Tom Siegert

Date: Friday, December 1
Time: 7:00pm start
Venue: Peter Darley Room - Hickinbotham Oval
Price: $20 per person - cash bar available
Tickets: available here or by calling the Club on 8186 8200

 

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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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