South Adelaide x PUMA

Posted by Jonathon Parker on 26 November 2020
South Adelaide x PUMA

South Adelaide Football Club team up with world leading sports brand PUMA.

In a brand new three year deal which will see PUMA become the official apparel partner for the Panthers, Puma Teamwear will be supplying the team's playing and performance apparel, as well as the Club's retail apparel range.

"We're extremely excited to enter into a new era with a world class and renowned brand like PUMA" said South Adelaide CEO Neill Sharpe.

"The quality of the gear they produce is unmatched, plus being aligned to an icon like Puma is great for the club"

"This deal will also mean that we can stock a larger range of high quality merchandise for the Panthers faithful"

South Adelaide players, Alex Cailotto and Jaslynne Smith show off new PUMA merchandise.

PUMA are also the official apparel partner of AFL Clubs Richmond and Carlton.

On the international stage, PUMA also service EPL powerhouses Manchester City (including Melbourne City F.C.), A.C Milan, Borussia Dortmund, Olympique de Marseille, Valencia, and PSV Eindhoven to name a few.

Scott Davidson, CEO TLA Merchandise, Puma's Team Wear Licensee in Australia, said that they are extremely excited to partner with South Adelaide and showcase the Puma Brand and introduce new product and merchandise services in South Australia's premium competition.

"Puma has a long and successful history in Football and feel our partnership with South Adelaide is a perfect fit as an iconic and traditional Club in the highly competitive SANFL competition."

"We are invested in the Club and look forward to delivering the highest quality merchandise range for players, staff and supporters and look forward to a long and successful journey."

The new line of 2021 PUMA South Adelaide Merchandise will be available to purchase soon!

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Bryce Gibbs becomes a Panther

Posted by Jonathon Parker on 20 November 2020
Bryce Gibbs becomes a Panther

The Panthers are pleased to welcome Bryce Gibbs to Flinders University Stadium for 2021.

The number 1 pick of the 2006 National Draft, Gibbs will take his services to South Adelaide.

Senior coach Jarrad Wright said that this was part of the process to help strengthen the Panthers midfield and also help develop the Panthers youth with his playing experience.

"It's exciting for our club to be able to attract a player of Bryce's experience and calibre."

"We were the second youngest league team in the competition throughout season 2020 and we had seven players under the age of 20 in our preliminary final side."

"Bryce will play a huge role in the development of our youth and but also add the experience and class to the midfield we need to take us another step forward in 2021."

Gibbs made his debut for Carlton in Round 1, 2007 where he would go on to play 231 games before returning to South Australia at the end of 2017, where he would play 36 games for the Crows.

New recruit Bryce Gibbs said he is really excited about the position that the club is in.

"I'm very excited, I still think I've got a lot to give in leadership and to come to a club that has a good mix of seasoned SANFL players and youth, it was a really good fit."

"I think the club is in a really good position, obviously had a pretty strong finals campaign last season."

"I feel as a player I can add to the group and can hopefully take us to the next step and that's to make and win a Grand Final."

"I will hopefully be able to help fast track the development of these kids who have the desire of playing senior footy at South, and who also have aspirations to play AFL."

"I've build some really good skills and experience over my 14-year career, and i think it would have been a waste if I had stepped away from this level of footy as I can pass on these skills and knowledge to these young players."

When asked if what Matthew Broadbent did in 2020 was a contributing factor to his decision, Gibbs said that he wants to find the love for the game like Broadbent did this year.

"Speaking to Matt (Broadbent), he found the love for footy again after a tough couple of years at the end of his AFL career, he really enjoyed the enthusiasm and energy that the kids brought."

"That was certainly very appealing, and I can relate to Matt, not through the injury side, but the last couple years of my AFL career had it's ups and downs and challenges"

"What I got out of that was that I want to enjoy my footy a bit more, and South Adelaide will give me the opportunity to do that."

"Really looking forward to meeting all the boys once we come out of lockdown."

Gibbs will also take-on a role with the Club within its underage talent programs.

As Player Development Manager Bryce will work closely with Talent Manager and Under-18 Coach Mark Clayton in the developing and mentoring footballers in the Club's talent pathway and throughout its Southern zone.

The silky midfielder/half-back won the John Nicholls Medal as Carlton's best and fairest player in 2014 and achieved top-five finishes in eight of his 11 seasons at Princes Park.

In his debut season he also took home the Blues Best First Year Player award in 2007.

Gibbs captained SA's Under-16 team and played in the National Under-18 Championships, earning All Australian honours.

Over the 2018 off-season, Gibbs married his long-term partner Lauren Tscharke.

The pair have a son named Charlie and a daughter named Madison.

The South Adelaide Football Club would like to welcome Bryce, Lauren, Charlie and Madison to the Panther family. 

Bryce Gibbs

  • SA Under-16 Captain
  • National Under-18 Championships, All Australian.
  • Pick 1, 2006 National Draft
  • 231 games for Carlton 2007-2017
  • 36 games for Adelaide 2018-2020
  • 152 goals
  • John Nicholls Medal 2014
  • Best First Year Player 2007 
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Andrew Brockhurst Named South Adelaide Senior Women's Coach

Posted by Jonathon Parker on 13 November 2020
Andrew Brockhurst Named South Adelaide Senior Women's Coach

The Panthers are pleased to announce that former player Andrew Brockhurst will lead the Panther women in 2021.

Brockhurst succeeds premiership coach Rick Watts, who stepped down at the end of the 2020 season to focus on his newly started family.

After a successful year at the helm of the Flagstaff Hill open women's team, who took out the SFL open Women's Premiership, South Adelaide CEO Neill Sharpe said that the club is looking forward to the next stage in the women's program.

"Andrew is the first former player to have a daughter play at the Club, so has been heavily invested in recent years with female football and the Panthers."

"The Club is delighted with the appointment and we are confident that Andrew and the team will continue to push forward our outstanding senior women's program."

Senior Women's Coach Andrew Brockhurst said he is looking forward to working with the experienced and well respected team at the Panthers.

"I am excited to be given this opportunity to coach this playing group, back at the club where I started my football career."

"I have a strong belief in individual player development so will be working very hard with every player on our list to improve their skills, game awareness and ensuring that their experience at the South Adelaide Footy club is a positive one."

"I started playing at South as a 16 year old and have very happy memories of my time here as a player, so it's fantastic to now see 16 year old girls being given the same opportunities to play the sport they love at an elite level."

New South Adelaide Senior Women's Coach, Andrew Brockhurst in action for the Panthers in the mid-1980s. 

In 2019, Brockhurst coached the South Adelaide Under-15 Development Squad where they won all four games.

As mentioned previously, Brockhurst also coached the Flagstaff Hiff open women's side where they finished second, and went on to claim the premiership over Reynella with a strong display in windy conditions.

Prior to coaching, Brockhurst also played 131 games for the Panthers having made his debut in round 13, 1985 against West Torrens.

At the end of the 1987 season he made his way to Fitzroy as pick 4 in the 1987 National Draft, where he would play 38 games of AFL/VFL football before returning to South Adelaide in 1991 for two seasons before hanging up the boots.

With a senior coach now in place South Adelaide will begin to finalise its playing list ahead of the start of pre-season.

Andrew Brockhurst

  • 131 games for South Adelaide
  • 97 goals 
  • 38 games for Fitzroy, pick 4 1987 draft
  • SANFL state selection 1991, squad selection 1992
  • South Adelaide Best Team Man award 1987, 1992
  • 3rd place 1987 Knuckey Cup
  • 2017 Under-15s Flagstaff Hill boys - SFL Premiers
  • 2019 Christies Beach women's - A grade assistant coach
  • 2019 B Grade coach - Adelaide Footy league 5th
  • 2019 South Adelaide Under-15 Female Development squad coach - undefeated
  • 2020 Under-17.5s Flagstaff Hill boys assistant coach - SFL Premiers
  • 2020 Flagstaff Hill women's senior coach A Grade - SFL Premiers
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Balfours Scholarship

Posted by Jonathon Parker on 12 November 2020
Balfours Scholarship

Balfours and South Adelaide announce the Balfours Scholarship for aspiring footballers.

The South Adelaide Football Club is pleased to advise that two young footballers are the beneficiaries of a new scholarship, courtesy of key partner Balfours, that will greatly assist them with their preparation for the 2021 season.

Seventeen-year olds Jason Horne and Gypsy Schirmer were advised at the Club's Best & Fairest night that they would each receive a scholarship to the value of $5000.

South Adelaide CEO Neill Sharpe said the Club and Balfours had planned to introduce the scholarship initiative last season before COVID took hold.

"We're extremely grateful to Balfours that they have decided to double-up on the scholarship recipients for next season. Balfours are a fantastic partner of South Adelaide and we are extremely grateful for their support.

"These scholarships will greatly assist Jason and Gypsy prepare the best they can for next season."

The Balfours scholarship will provide an aspiring young footballer from the South Adelaide zone with the financial assistance to support their physical preparation for the season with areas such as strength and conditioning, medical and physio, on-field equipment (boots, runners etc) and any technology needs that might aid their development.

David Crotti, Joint-CEO Balfours Bakery, said, "Balfours has been a proud partner to the South Adelaide Football Club and footy clubs at all levels of competition for many years."

"From the clubs to the players, and the supporters, we believe the game is crucial to the fabric of South Australian society."

"This latest initiative with the South Adelaide Football Club is further demonstration that Balfours really is for the game."

Balfours is Australia's oldest baked goods manufacturer having been established by James Calder and Margaret Balfours in Rundle Mall, 1853.

Today, Balfours manufactures and distributes sweets and savouries to all parts of Australia exclusively from its oven door in Dudley Park, South Australia.

Balfours is proudly South Australian family-owned and operated.

South Adelaide gun Jason Horne (left) with Balfours Joint-CEO David Crotti (middle), South Adelaide CEO Neill Sharpe (middle) and promising South Adelaide Women's player Gypsy Schirmer (right) after the announcement of the Balfours Scholarship. Image: Nick Hook Photography.

 

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2020 Knuckey Cup and Women's B&F Wrap

Posted by Jonathon Parker on 9 November 2020
2020 Knuckey Cup and Women's B&F Wrap

New recruit Matthew Broadbent claims the 2020 Knuckey Cup while Adelaide Crows Draftee Teah Charlton wins the 2020 Women's Best and Fairest. 

In his first season in the blue and white, former Power star Matthew Broadbent had a stellar season where he claimed his first Knuckey Cup. 

Coming down to the last game, Broadbent narrowly edged out four time Knuckey Cup winner Joel Cross by one vote. 

In his ten seasons with the Panthers, Cross has won the Knuckey Cup four times and the Mark Rawlins Trophy (Runner up B&F) five times.

Finishing third after another great season was the silky defender in Joseph Haines

For the first time, the South Adelaide Football Club were able to also hold the Women's Best and Fairest on the same night as the Knuckey Cup. 

The recent Adelaide Crows draftee and Panthers talent pathway product in Teah Charlton took home her first senior South Adelaide Women's Best and Fairest award.

It was a break out season for Charlton who benefited form some extra minutes in the midfield in 2020. 

Another 2020 recruit in Tahlia Meyerwho was also picked up in the AFLW draft at the beginning of October, made her mark after finishing as runner up. 

Outgoing dual premiership skipper Lauren Buchanan and Brisbane Lions draftee Indy Tahau jointly finished third. 

For the reserves, Jake McCreery capped off a consistent season by taking home the J.L. Brown Trophy (Reserves Best & Fairest) ahead of Tyler Davies,

who caps off another solid season having took home his second consecutive Reserves Runner-Up Best & Fairest

After finishing runner up in 2019, young bull Max Clifton had another stand out season to claim the inaugural Mark Naley Medal.

Following the passing of club legend Mark Naley, the South Adelaide Football Club has decided to name the Under-18 best and fairest medal in honour Mark who also had a significant involvement with the Junior program.

Another rising star in Talon Copley finished as runner up followed by Jayden Little.

Congratulations to all the award winners on their outstanding achievements. 

See below for a full list of award winners and leader boards from all grades. Click here to see the gallery from the night.

Senior Award Winners

Knuckey Cup (Best & Fairest)
Matthew Broadbent

Mark Rawlins Memorial Trophy (Runner-Up Best & Fairest) 
Joel Cross

Third Best & Fairest
Joseph Haines

J.L. Brown Trophy (Reserves Best & Fairest)
Jake McCreery

Reserves Runner-Up Best & Fairest
Tyler Davies

Onsite Rental Group Fans MVP
Ben Heaslip

Best in Finals
Maclolm Karpany

League Trademark Award
Ben Heaslip

Flinders University League Most Improved Player
Reece Milsom

League Leading Goalkicker
Sam Overall (26 Goals)

Reserves Trademark Award
Sam Whitbread

Dr Jim Harley/Frank Brown Memorial Trophy (Best Clubman)
Jake Summerton

David Kantilla Memorial Trophy (Best First Year League Player)
Beau McCreery

Women's Award Winners

Best & Fairest
Teah Charlton

Runner-Up Best & Fairest
Tahlia Meyer

Third Best & Fairest
Lauren Buchanan & Indy Tahau

Leading Goalkicker
Jess Kirk (18 goals)

Flinders University Most Improved
Georgia Pennifold

Players MVP
Lauren Buchanan

Most Courageous
Lisa Whiteley

Coaches Award
Sam Pratt

Junior Award Winners

Mark Naley Medilist (U18 Best & Fairest)
Max Clifton

Runner-Up Best & Fairest
Talon Copley

Third Best & Fairest
Jayden Little

Leading Goalkicker
Brayden Cook (26 Goals)

Flinders University Most Improved
Dylan Brown

Under-18 Trademark Player
Max Clifton

Best Team Man
Harry Spacie

Colin & Peter Haines Trophy (Best Junior Clubman)
Max Clifton

Fred & Mavis Whitwell Trophy (U18 Rising Star)
Jason Horne

Knuckey Cup Leader Board

1. Matthew Broadbent - 100 votes
2. Joel Cross - 99 votes
3. Joseph Haines - 93 votes
4. Ben Heaslip - 91 votes
5. Jake Summerton - 89 votes
6. Hayden Sampson - 85 votes
7. Reece Milsom - 84 votes
8. Sam Overall - 78 votes
10.Nic Schwarz - 77 votes
    Eamon Wilkinson - 77 votes

Knuckey Cup voting: following each game, South Adelaide's senior coaches grade every player on a scale of 0-10 based on their performance during that game. The player who polls the most total votes throughout the season is declared the winner of the Knuckey Cup.

Women's Leader Board

1. Teah Charlton - 80 votes
2. Tahlia Meyer - 69 votes
3. Lauren Buchanan - 68 votes
    Indy Tahau - 68 votes
4. Jaslynne Smith - 67 votes
5. Nicole Campbell - 56 votes
7. Czenya Cavouras - 54 votes
    Lisa Whiteley - 54 votes
    Lucy Northcott - 54 votes
10.Jess Kirk - 51 votes
    Hannah Munyard - 51 votes
    Gypsy Schirmer - 51 votes

Women's Best and Fairest voting: following each game, South Adelaide's senior women's coaches grade every player on a scale of 0-10 based on their performance during that game. The player who polls the most total votes throughout the season is declared the winner of the Women's Best and Fairest.

Reserves Leader Board

1. Jake McCreery- 82
2. Tyler Davies - 71 votes
3. Marcus Lippett - 66 votes
4. Billy Cameron - 59 votes
5. Tarik Illingworth - 58 votes
6. Cooper Machin - 56 votes
7. Sam Whitbread - 55 votes
    Lachlan Williams - 55 votes
10.Aaron Douglass - 54 votes
    Tyler Oliver - 54 votes
    Danny Juckers - 54 votes

J.L.Brown Trophy voting: following each game, South Adelaide's reserves coaches grade every player on a scale of 0-10 based on their performance during that game. The player who polls the most total votes throughout the season is declared the winner of the J.L.Brown Trophy.

Under-18 Leader Board

1. Max Clifton - 99 votes
2. Talon Copley - 88 votes
3. Jayden Little - 87
4. Isaac Birt - 84 votes
5. Harry Spacie - 83 votes
6. Brayden Cook - 82 votes
7. Liam Nye - 78 votes
8. Arlo Draper - 76 votes
    Jack Flett - 76 votes
10. Dylan Brown - 72 votes

Mark Naley Medal voting: following each game, South Adelaide's junior coaches grade every player on a scale of 0-10 based on their performance during that game. The player who polls the most total votes throughout the season is declared the winner of the Mark Naley Medal.

 

 

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Vale Bob Schmidt

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 7 November 2020
Vale Bob Schmidt

The South Adelaide Football Club is saddened to learn of the passing of Hall of Fame member and premiership player Bob Schmidt after a long battle with illness.

Described as a hard-disciplined half-back flanker, Bob made the position his own over a 164 game and 10 year career with the Panthers.

He demonstrated a fearless, rugged approach that tended to intimidate opposing players. He is well remembered around the club for his enthusiasm, club spirit, and extreme fitness, typified by his reappearance on the training track two days after having a finger amputated.

A member of the 1964 Premiership team then Coach Neil Kerley called him "the best half back I have seen in the League and its most efficient player, with no weakness in his game".

Bob represented South Australia in 11 games and in the 64 point win over Victoria in 1965 the great Ted Whitten was shifted off him after being thoroughly stitched up.

In 1965 Bob won the Knuckey Cup and was included in the South Adelaide Hall of Fame in 2002 after being chosen on the half back flank in South Adelaide's greatest ever team.

Former team mate Peter Darley, who went to Black Forest Primary School with Bob, remembers him fondly.

"I've known Bobby for a long time having gone to Primary School together and it's sad to hear of his passing. He was a good bloke and a great contributor for South Adelaide. He was unassuming and a good character, but he was a hard player."

Bob went to Unley High School which had in their team were 11 players that went on to play SANFL League football, the majority with Sturt, but did include future South team mates Peter Judd and Dick Roennfeldt.

He did try to sign with Sturt but lived 100 metres outside their zone so couldn't register.

In 1961 he played for Adelaide Teachers College and in 1962 when the College had a bye he went out for a game with South's Colts, instead he was selected in the South League team making his debut at 18, ironically against Sturt.

Bob retired from the SANFL in 1971 and then coached Onkaparinga Valley from 1972-75, winning two Mail Medals. He finally hung up the boots in 1980.

The South Adelaide Football Club sends its condolences to his wife Inger and their children Leanne, David and Adrian.

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2020 South Adelaide AGMs

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 3 November 2020
2020 South Adelaide AGMs

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 Room at Flinders University Stadium from 7pm Monday, 14 December 2020.

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)

HOSPITALITY DIRECTOR 1 YEAR TERM (vacant position) (who preferably has skills in liquor and gaming and the administration of licensed clubs)

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 2020.

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 2 financial members sign your nomination form. Nominations close 5:00pm Friday 27th November 2020. For further information, please contact Alana Salzborn on 8186 8200 or asalzborn@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 5:00pm Friday 27th November 2020.

SOUTH ADELAIDE FOOTBALL CLUB INC. & SOUTH ADELAIDE FOOTBALLERS CLUB INC.

When: 7pm Monday, 14 December 2020
Where: Peter Darley Room, Flinders University Stadium, 1 Lovelock Drive, Noarlunga Downs
Advise to Members: please click here

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Vale Gary Mousley

Posted by Jonathon Parker on 22 October 2020
Vale Gary Mousley

The South Adelaide Football Club is saddened to learn of the sudden passing of former player Gary Mousley.

Gary 'Spider' Mousley has had a long association with the South Adelaide Football Club, as a 15-year old Spider played in the South Adelaide Cubs 1966 Premiership against Edwardstown.

Four years later he went onto join the senior side in 1970 playing for two seasons, before heading to Edwardstown in 1973 where he would ironically win a premiership against the team he'd beaten 7 years earlier.

In 1974 he returned to the Panthers where he would go on to play 212 games, including the 1979 Grand Final. Gary moved to Sturt in 1982 and played a further 3 League games.

Having played over 200 games Spider entered elite company with just 16 players reaching the milestone in the Club's 144 year history.

He was part of the sides which took part in finals campaigns from 1977 to 1979, including a best on ground performance in the Panthers 1979 semi-final win over the Redlegs, and was a member of the 1978 and 1979 Escort Cups Premierships. 

Winning the Barry Michelmore Memorial Trophy in 1974 and the Past Players and Officials Associations trophy in 1976, Spider was awarded his 5-year service certificate in 1975, followed by Life Membership in 1980.

Following the end of his football career, Spider remained heavily involved with the South Adelaide Past Players and Officials Associations, including serving as President, and regularly working on game days, behind the bar, at the Past Players and Officials hut on the hill.

"We are deeply saddened and shocked to learn of the passing of Gary," said South Adelaide CEO Neill Sharpe.

"Gary had an association with South Adelaide for over 50 years. He had a real passion for the Club and was still a regular part of its fabric through his involvement in the Past Players."

Former team mate and Captain Geoff Baynes remembers Gary fondly as a consummate teammate and a fantastic player and one of the most consistently dependable defenders in the league during the seventies.

"Gary had a very deceptive level of speed and he was underestimated by his opponents at their peril. He would regularly run down and complete fantastic tackles on highly rated forwards and I have lasting memories of him sprinting down from half back, motoring away from his opponents, with that great loping gait and delivering bull-eye accurate passes to our forwards.

"He was absolutely a wonderful team man both on and off the field and would support all his teammates one hundred percent and always loved a chance to have a drink and a natter about our playing days.

"Gary will be mightily missed by all that knew him and especially us who played with him during the great days of seventies SANFL football."

The South Adelaide Football Club would like to express its sincere condolences to his partner Anneke, children James and Dannielle, son in law Dan and granddaughter Stella and all Gary's family and friends during this difficult time.

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Jarrad Wright extends until 2022

Posted by Jonathon Parker on 14 October 2020
Jarrad Wright extends until 2022

South Adelaide is pleased to reveal that senior coach Jarrad Wright has inked a new deal until the end of 2022.

Since taking on the role of senior coach at the end of 2017, Wright has guided the Panthers to two finals appearances in 2018 and 2020, including a Preliminary Final. 

South Adelaide Chief Executive Officer, Neill Sharpe said the Club was confident of the direction it was heading under Wright's leadership.

"We're really pleased to be able to extend Jarrad's time at the club and are excited with the direction going forward" said Sharpe.

"The way Jarrad has been able to develop the football program and the culture of the group over the last three years has been outstanding" 

Senior Coach Jarrad Wright said that he is very excited for what is ahead with this playing group. 

"I'm really excited to continue on at South Adelaide, it is a terrific club and I am proud to be able to lead them for a further 2 years." said Wright

"Obviously the result on the weekend is still very raw and will be for some time, but I believe that we are tracking on the right path."

"We have some exciting talent being produced through our pathway and with further improvements & hard work over the pre-season I'm confident we can go a step or two further"

Prior to being appointed as senior coach at South Adelaide, Wright underwent an extensive coaching apprenticeship that included stints as an assistant coach at both Woodville-West Torrens and South Adelaide, guiding the Eagles Reserves to back-to-back premierships and taking control of his own program at Henley Sharks and leading them to a premiership in the Adelaide Footy League.

In 2019 Wright was selected as a assistant for the West End State team that took on WA in Perth. 

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, and spent two years on their list through their premiership successes of the early 2000s under the tutelage of the great Leigh Matthews.

Wright's playing career also included 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.

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MRS Property Match Report Preliminary Final: South vs Eagles

Posted by Jayden Bartlett on 13 October 2020
MRS Property Match Report Preliminary Final: South vs Eagles

MRS Property League Match Report

South Adelaide vs Woodville-West Torrens
Preliminary Final - Adelaide Oval - 11/10/20

South Adelaide 5.2 8.5 9.6  10.8 68
Eagles 3.8  7.12 14.14 16.15 111

Goals: Wilkinson 3, Overall 2, McCreery, Schwarz, Horne, Bogle, Cailotto
Best: Broadbent, Wilkinson, Karpany, Summerton
Full Injury List

South Adelaide's daring finals run ends abruptly following a 43-point preliminary final loss against the Eagles at Adelaide Oval on Sunday.

While it wasn't the fairy-tale ending that most had hoped, the Panthers still managed to put on a show towards the end of a very tough season, winning six of their last seven matches before falling to the Eagles in a bitter 10.8 (68) to 16.15 (111) loss.

New recruit Matthew Broadbent topped of his stellar first season with the Panthers by being named as the Best on Ground but unfortunately, there was not much competition for the honour as impressive performances were limited during Sunday's game.

But despite the final result, the Panthers looked lively during the opening half, with a gutsy spoil by Alex Cailotto allowing Eamon Wilkinson to collect the ball off the deck and snap the first goal of the day.

The next Panther goal wouldn't come until midway through the opening term, when the boys in the blue and white managed to go end to end, before a clever handpass over the top by Sam Overall allowed Wilkinson to dribble through his second of the match.

Then in stoppage time, Luke Bogle managed to chip a goal out of a pack despite immense pressure around himthen just two minutes later, the Panthers attacked deep again and this time it was Cailotto who snuck out the back and ran into an open goal.

South Adelaide managed to keep the pressure up, and it was reflected when an Eagles hurried kick out of defence fell into the lap of Nic Schwarz who kicked truly to hand the Panthers a 5.2 (32) to 3.8 (26) lead at the first change.

Playing under warm and pressure-filled conditions, spot-fires began to break out during the second term.

And there was certainly plenty of feeling in the match, perhaps typified by the Umder-18s nineteenth man drama from the previous weekend with the final free kick count sitting in the 50s, with a very costly 31 going the way of the Eagles.

But the Panthers were able to keep their minds on the match thanks to two second quarter goals by Overall and a clever snap by Beau McCreery.

However, the immense pressure of the Eagles-flood mixed with some costly frees and turnovers allowed Woodville-West Torrens to build strong momentum which they would carry through to the final siren.

Malcolm Karpany backed up his strong performance with some strong plays around the stoppages while Jake Summerton proved to be extremely valuable down back.

But the Panthers found themselves having to defend for most of the final half, with some rebounds out of defence paying off, such as the one that was finished off with a strong pack mark by Jason Horne at the tip of the goal square.

While others were thwarted by either costly turnovers or questionable decisions.

Both Daly Andrews and Hayden Sampson provided the Panthers with some pace, and Sampson's pace was on full display during the final term as he went on a sprint along the wing.

But while the Panthers kept fighting to the final siren, the damage was already done, with the Eagles potent forward line proving to be way too dangerousand the siren would sound to give the Panthers a heartbreaking 10.8 (68) to 16.15 (111) loss.

Despite 2020 being a very tough year for various reasons, the South Adelaide Football Club still managed to perform well, with the Senior Men, Senior Women's and Under-18s sides all making finals.

And the boys will now set their sights on going one game further in 2021.

 

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South Adelaide x PUMA

Posted by Jonathon Parker on 26 November 2020
South Adelaide x PUMA
South Adelaide Football Club team up with world leading sports brand PUMA. In a brand new three year deal which will see PUMA become the offici...
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Bryce Gibbs becomes a Panther

Posted by Jonathon Parker on 20 November 2020
Bryce Gibbs becomes a Panther
The Panthers are pleased to welcome Bryce Gibbs to Flinders University Stadium for 2021. The number 1 pick of the 2006 National Draft, Gibbs wi...
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Andrew Brockhurst Named South Adelaide Senior Women's Coach

Posted by Jonathon Parker on 13 November 2020
Andrew Brockhurst Named South Adelaide Senior Women's Coach
The Panthers are pleased to announce that former player Andrew Brockhurst will lead the Panther women in 2021. Brockhurst succeeds premiership ...
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  • 4.GLENELG

    16

  • 5. NORWOOD

    12

  • 6. STURT

    10

  • 7. CENTRAL DISTRICT

    5

  • 8. WEST ADELAIDE

    3

2021 SOUTH ADELAIDE FIXTURE

  • SANFLW Round 1

    South Adelaide vs TBC
    Venue: TBC
    Date: TBC
    Time: TBC
    Watch: TBC


  • SANFLW Round 2

    South Adelaide vs TBC
    Venue: TBC
    Date: TBC
    Time: TBC
    Watch: TBC


  • SANFLW Round 3

    South Adelaide vs TBC
    Venue: TBC
    Date: TBC
    Time: TBC
    Watch: TBC


 

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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