The South Adelaide Football Club and the Southern District Cricket Club have raised significant funds for KI.
Across the fundraising efforts from both the Panthers and the Stingrays, which included Tuesday nights T20 match, $17,145 will be contributed to the Kangaroo Island Bushfire Relief efforts.
$15,045 will be given to the to the KI Mayor Relief Fund, with the Panthers to donate $2,100 to the Western District Sporting Club which was raised through the sale of 2019 Hooped Guernseys, sixes and dropped catches on the night.
"This is a really fantastic result from everyone involved and will certainly go a long way in helping the people and communities impacted by the fires" Said South Adelaide CEO Neill Sharpe.
"We are really thankful for the local community for coming out an supporting the fundraising efforts."
"Grant Lovelock and his team at the Southern District Cricket Club must also be acknowledged for their significant role that they played in helping bring all of this together."
Donations can be still be made to the Kangaroo Island Bushfire Relief fund and Western Districts Sports club below.
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- Purchase your 2020 Panthers Women's Membership
- Max a tax deductible donations to the South Adelaide Female Pathways Program
South Adelaide's senior women take on the Eagles in their first hitout for 2020.
The Panther women are back in action in their first unofficial match of 2020 as the Eagles head south.
In what will be the first of two trials, this will give the Panthers, who welcome a host of new faces into the squad, a chance to rotate a players throughout the team.
The game kicks off tonight at Flinders University Stadium from 7pm.
What: Panthers vs Eagles
Where: Flinders University Stadium
When: Thursday, January 23. 7:00 PM start
Tickets: Free Entry
SANFLW Trial 1 South Adelaide vs Woodville West-Torrens presented by Hilton's Betta Home Living
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- Donate to the KI Mayoral Relief and Recovery Bushfire Fund
- Donate to the Western Districts Sports Club
- Purchase a 2019 Hoop Guernsey with proceeds supporting Western Districts Football Club
South Adelaide name their starting XI for Tuesdays T20 against the Southern District Cricket Club to raise much needed funds for Kangaroo Island.
The right-arm medium bowler made his test debut for Australia against South Africa in 2018 in the now infamous series.
In his first test in Johannesburg, Sayers took the prize scalp of AB de Villiers for his first Test wicket.
Plant is the all-time run scorer for the Glenelg Cricket Club after taking the honour in 2017.
Former South Adelaide player Ben Warren, who returns to Flinders University Stadium as an assistant coach will put on the blue and white for the first time since retiring in 2010.
"We're looking forward to the challenge of taking on the Stingrays, but more importantly looking to raise crucial funds to assist with recovery efforts on Kangaroo Island." said South Adelaide CEO Neill Sharpe
"We certainly encourage both Panthers and Stingrays supporters along with the local community to come and support the event"
"We think we've put together a strong line up that will challenge the Stingrays"
Sharpe said that on the night another fundraising initiative is that for every 6 hit by the the Panthers, the club will donate $100 to the Western Disricts Football Club, for every 6 hit by the Stingrays, a South Adelaide player will donate $50, and for every dropped catch by a Panther player $25 will also be donated.
This important fundraiser kicks off at 5pm next Tuesday at Bice Oval, with a gold coin donation upon entry, and fantastic raffle prizes, silent and live auction on offer on through night.
There will also be jumping castle and football activities for the kids around the ground.
What: SAFC vs SDCC
Where: Bice Oval (Christies Beach)
When: Tuesday, January 21. 5:00 PM start
Tickets: Gold coin donation on entry
South Adelaide XI vs Southern District XI presented by Hilton's Betta Home Living
In: Kelly, Plant, Sayers, Warren
New: Kelly (Redbacks/Warriors/Western Eagles), Plant (Redbacks/Seahorses), Sayers (Australia), Warren (Langhorne Creek)
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Panther Representatives at the SANFL Under-16 Country Trail.
In conjunction with the SANFL Clubs, a squad of approximately 32 Under-16 players were invited to participate in one camp and a one day session, to train and play a game with and against talented peers.
Particular emphasis was placed on improving skill techniques and being able to demonstrate these techniques in pressure situations.
Players took part in physiological and skill testing that will allow them to compare their performance against other elite country players.
It is hoped that this program will be successful in allowing the individual player to develop those motor and cognitive skills that are so essential in progressing along the elite pathway to senior ranks.
On Sunday morning the match was played at Thebarton Oval, where three metro players from each SANFL club were also included.
More Metro players will be exposed to the testing later in January.
SAFC Representatives at the SANFL Under-16 Country Camp/Trail.
Jaiden Magor - Myponga Sellicks Football Club
Kyan Smith - McLaren Football Club
Thomas Snowball - Wisanger Football Club
Trent Brockhurst - Flagfstaff Hill Football Club
Jamison Snelling - Old Noarlunga Football Club
Koby Cockshell - Kingscote Football Club
Cameron Kirkland - Reynella Football Club
Brett Hudson - SA assistant Coach/Runner SAFC Under-16 Head Coach
The South Adelaide Football Club and the Southern District Cricket Club team up in support of Kangaroo Island.
In an effort to raise some much-needed funds to help the support effort on Kangaroo Island, the Southern District Cricket Club and South Adelaide Football Club will be going head to head in an exhibition T20 match.
The match is set to take placed on Tuesday January 21 at Bice Oval (Christies Beach) starting at 5pm.
The finer details are being worked out, but on the night there will be Raffles, silent auction items and gold coin donation on entry, with all proceeds going to the KI bush fire appeal.
The South Adelaide XI is headlined by Sam Overall as Captain, Joel Cross as Vice-Captain and Senior Coach Jarrad Wright will be padding up.
On the other side, the Southern District XI is headlined by former Nepal Under-19 player and 2018/2019 Victorian Team of the Year Player Sunam Gautam, first class wicket keeper/batsman for Worcestershire CCC in the UK Ben Cox and former West Indian Test and One Day Captain Carl Hooper and Worcestershire CCC batsmen/spinner and former England Under-19 player Ben Twohig.
The full teams will be announced closer to the event.
South Adelaide thanks the firefighters, emergency services workers and volunteers for their courageous and selfless efforts who are tirelessly trying to protect our communities.
In the coming days South Adelaide will announce other initiatives to help with the recovery effort.
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2019 South Adelaide Football Club AGM - Life Memberships and Service Merit Certificates.
Last night, the South Adelaide Football Club celebrated the life member inductees for 2019, Darren Trevena, Paul Kristoris and Matthew Jeffrey at the Annual General Meeting.
Darren Trevena joined South Adelaide in 1988 from South Launceston. He played 162 SANFL matches, as well as winning the 1990 Knuckey Cup over his career. Trevena was captain in 1994 and 1995. In addition to this, Trevena played over 300 State League games across South Australia and Tasmania and is also a member of the AFL Tasmania Hall of Fame.
Over the past 30 years, Paul Kristoris has been a long-term sponsor of the club with Leader Computers. He was also the South Adelaide Football Club Chairman from 1993 1996 and was heavily involved in the clubs move to Noarlunga. Kristoris has continued his outstanding support of the football club, not only through Leader Computer, but also as a Kingstonian Member.
Matthew Jeffrey is a worthy recipient of Life Membership after having first started at South Adelaide in 1999. Jeffrey played a pivotal role in the Player Welfare Committee in 1994 and 1995, but it is with the stats team that he has been an invaluable volunteer resource.
South Adelaide Football Club, CEO Neill Sharpe stated, "Not since Torvil and Deane has there been such an important double team in Matt and Gary Matters, doing the stats four South Adelaide."
"Coaches rely on them heavily and Matt has been an integral part of our football program for 20 year" said Sharpe.
5 Year Service Merit Certificate
- - Matthew Austin (U18 Assistant Coach)
- - Chloe Wegener (League and Reserves Trainer)
- - Jordan Smith (League and Reserves Trainer)
10 Year Service Merit Certificate
- - Tony Barbaro (Reserves Team Manager) (Absent)
- - Aaron Barbaro (League and Reserves Trainer) (Absent)
- - Edna Vanderham (U16 Team Manager and assistant for Boys Development Squad/Panther Academy)
- - Bryce Heath (Match Day Assistant Assistant)
- - Kellie Paisley (Split 50/50 Raffle/Jimmy Deane's)
Special Mention acknowledgement went to Peter Cochinos, who created outstanding work on compiling player profiles on every player who played a league match for the South Adelaide Football Club. This would have taken thousands of hours of research and work.
The South Adelaide Football Club would again, like to congratulate all recipients from the night.
Bryce Heath accepting 5 Year Service Merit Certificate from Margaret Nyland AM (left picture) & Kelly Paisley accepting 10 Year Merit Certificate from Margaret Nyland AM (right picture).
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The 2020 SANFL Statewide Super League and Women's League fixture has been locked in.
The blockbuster 2020 fixture which is headlined by Good Friday Football returning to Flinders University Stadium in 2020 as the Panthers host the reigning Premiers.
Other key highlights include hosting Central Districts on ANZAC Day, Norwood on the Queens birthday long weekend, and a road trip to Kadina to face the Eagles as part of the Country Championships.
However, in what will be a first, the Panthers will have an opportunity to play the Crows prior to the AFL Crows and St. Kilda match on July 4 at Adelaide Oval.
South Adelaide CEO Neill Sharpe welcomed the release of the 2020 season fixture.
"The 2020 draw provides a number of exciting and new opportunities for South Adelaide. It's great to have Good Friday again against Glenelg in Round 2. Recent encounters against the Bays have been hard fought heart stopping affairs and this should be no different."
"It's fantastic to be playing a minor round game at Adelaide Oval against the Crows as a curtain raiser to an AFL game. The following week we travel to Kadina during the Country Championships to play the Eagles, which adds plenty of variety to our draw."
The Panthers will play an increased amount of Saturday football at Flinders University Stadium in 2020 with six Saturday games scheduled and one Sunday.
While the finer details are being worked out with the SANFL and Adelaide Football Club, the following South Adelaide Memberships will be provided entry to Adelaide Oval as per a regular home game at Flinders University Stadium.
- Home Membership
- Home Membership - Concession
- Season Membership
- Season Membership - Concession
- All tiers of Kingstonian Memberships
- Family Home Membership
- Family Season Membership
This will provide South Adelaide members the perfect opportunity to upgrade to a home or season membership which will also include the opportunity to watch the Crows vs St.Kilda match on July 4.
The 2020 SANFLW fixture will also provide Panther members and supporters the chance to watch the women with six matches at Flinders University Stadium.
Round 1 will begin on February 14 against the Eagles where the club will unfurl the 2019 SANFLW premiership pennant.
However, all eyes will be on the Round 4 match where the Panthers will host the Roosters in the Grand Final Rematch.
The Roosters trip to Flinders University Stadium will also have some added hype as it will mark the return of 2018 South Adelaide Premiership Coach Krissie Steen to Noarlunga.
The Panthers will face Glenelg, West Adelaide and Central District twice in the 10-round home and away season.
Round 8 will also see the Panthers first trip to Alberton Oval as part of a double header after the Port Adelaide vs South Adelaide men's match.
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Former Canberra Demon Tom Highmore will pull on the Blue and White for 2020.
The highly regarded defender will head to Flinders University Stadium for the 2020 SANFL Statewide Super League season.
Having played the for the demons for the last two seasons, the 21-year old averaged 20 disposals across the half back line in 2019, where he was also named in the NEAFL Team of the Year.
The former GWS academy member was awarded a NEAFL Rising Star nomination in Round 14, 2016.
Highmore played his first NEAFL game at just 16 years of age, followed by finishing as runner up in the Eastlakes Football Club Best and Fairest in 2015.
He was also voted as the Players Player for the Demons in 2018 and 2019.
"We are very excited to get Tom to the footy club, we have been in discussions with Tom for just over 12 months and have watched him closely in his development during that time." Said Senior Coach Jarrad Wright.
"He is a very athletic 194cm Hybrid defender who is very courageous in aerial contests and will provide great rebound out of our back half."
Tom Highmore in action for the U18 Allies team in 2017. Image: Adam Trafford/AFL Media
"I've been speaking to Jarrad for the last 12 to 18 months, he's been pretty persistent which has been good" Said Tom Highmore.
"I've heard from a number of people about the quality of person he is, and a good coach which is super attractive"
"South really stood out, with a really quality playing group, and there have been some really good recruits"
"It's super exciting as South Adelaide are on the rise."
"They're a ripping bunch of boys, I went out to dinner with Matt Rose and Joe Haines, and they are just two super likable guys."
"I also met a few of the other guys in Malcolm Karpany and Liam Fitt and I knew straight away that I could see myself playing alongside these guys"
When asked about what his role will likely be, Highmore said it would be similar to his role with Canberra.
"I'm a reasonably versatile player who can play on talls and smalls, so it's more of where does the team need me"
"I think I will start off with a similar sort of role as that third tall"
"I'd like to think with I'm a smart footballer with pretty good skills on both sides of the body with ball in hand, really good one on one player too, I think they are my key attributes"
We welcome Tom to the club.
Canberra Demons 2018-2019
2018 Canberra Demons Players Player award
2018 Canberra Demons Players Player award
2019 NEAFL Team of the Year
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South Adelaide lock in the coaching line up for the 2020 season.
Two fresh faces will join the panel, with Forwards Coach and former Panther Captain Ben Warren and Midfield Coach Chad Simmons.
"We are very excited to expand our program with the introduction of two experienced coaches in Ben and Chad, who will take on roles as Forward and Midfield Coaches" said South Adelaide Football Club Senior Coach, Jarrad Wright.
Warren, returns to Flinders University Stadium after having a successful playing and coaching career. The Langhorne Creek product captained the Panthers in 2010 and represented the club in 163 games, before playing with Norwood in two premierships.
"It is terrific that we have been able to attract Ben back to his home club, he will provide great support for the players and myself with his experience and knowledge".
Another strong addition is Chad Simmons, who comes with extensive coaching experience, running successful programs apart of the Norwood Football Club and Sturt Football Club premiership sides as an Assistant Coach.
"Simmons will be a great addition to our dynamic, and support the new look midfield for season 2020".
Nick Manhood will continue on as Backline Coach in 2020, following from his return to the South Adelaide Football Club in 2019.
Along with, Michael Hanby who will continue as Reserves Coach.
"The young Reserves team really blossomed late in the season winning their last five games, only to miss out on finals. Handby will be taking the lead role again as Head Reserves Coach"
Handby will have the support of two new assistants in 2020, with Former Senior Coach at Christies Beach Football Club Neil Reeves and previous U18 South Adelaide Football Club Assistant Coach Steve Jaggard Junior, who continues to develop and grow his coaching career.
South Adelaide welcomes Ben, Chad and Neil to the club along with their families.
2020 Coaching Panel
Jarrad Wright Senior Coach
Ben Warren Fowards Coach
Chad Simmons Midfield Coach
Nick Manhood Backline Coach
Michael Handby Reserves Coach
Jody Tassone League Runner & Craft Coach
Steve Jaggard (Jr) Reserves Midfield Coach
Neil Reeves Reserves Forward Coach
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The Big Issue Sports Challenge heats up!
The South Adelaide Football Club will be playing in a different kind of contest this week, selling The Big Issue magazine to support vendors experiencing homelessness and disadvantage.
South Adelaide players in Keegan Brooksby and Emily Brockhurst took part in The Big Issue Sports Sales Challenge on Friday morning, hitting the streets to sell copies of The Big Issue Christmas Edition alongside vendors.
The contest is all part of a challenge to sell the most magazines and win The Big Issue's Sports Sales Challenge trophy. They'll also be competing against teams from AFL, cricket and soccer
The Big Issue CEO Steven Persson said the campaign aimed to shine a spotlight on hundreds of vendors selling The Big Issue on street corners around the country rain, hail or shine.
"Sport is an incredible way of bringing people together and strengthening communities," Mr Persson said.
"It's fantastic to see Keegan Brooksby and Emily Brockhurst from the South Adelaide Football Club out in Noarlunga donning the Big Issue vest alongside our vendors."
"Having the clubs participate in the selling challenge is a wonderful way for our vendors to reach to new customers and connect to their community."
"We are grateful for the clubs' participation and their support for people experiencing homelessness, disadvantage and marginalisation during this holiday season. I look forward to seeing which team will take home the coveted trophy this year!"
The challenge comes at an amazing time, with tomorrow marking one year since The Big Issue magazine launched in Newcastle.
Vendors buy copies of The Big Issue for $4.50 and sell them for $9, earning a meaningful income. More than 7000 vendors have sold The Big Issue since it launched in Australia 23 years ago, collectively earning $30 million.
The Big Issue Christmas Edition is on sale from 2-25 December. The bumper edition is eight pages longer than regular editions and features holiday wishes written by Big Issue vendors, an interview with Helen Mirren and a Christmas recipe from Donna Hay among much more.
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