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2023 SAFC Life Member Recipients

2023 SAFC Life Member Recipients

20 October 2023

Three Receive South Adelaide Football Club Life Membership.


The South Adelaide Football Club announced three recipients of Life Membership at the Club’s Knuckey Cup and Women’s Best & Fairest recently.

Former Captain, Matt Rose, was the first inductee on the night, after registering 10 years of playing service after joining the Panthers from Port Adelaide in 2014. Rose became an integral part of the defensive line and finished his career at 140 SAFC games and 45 goals.

"Matt has been an outstanding Club person and leader since the day he stepped into the Club. We thank Matt for his unwavering and dedicated support and service over his playing career,” said South Adelaide CEO Neill Sharpe.

SAFC Life Member Recipient Matt Rose with SAFC Life Member Peter Alexander.
Image: Nick Hook Photography


The second inductee of the night was 2022 Knuckey Cup Winner Joseph Haines. A third generation South Adelaide player, Haines joined the Club in 2013 and has played 137 games to date.

"Joe took a little while to cement his spot as a League footballer, but in recent years has been able to play at a consistently high-level on a weekly basis. We are extremely grateful for his service and contribution to the Club in the past eleven years,” said Neill Sharpe.

SAFC Life Member Recipient Joseph Haines with SAFC Life Member Peter Alexander.
Image: Nick Hook Photography


Senior Football Department volunteer Bronte Enright has been a significant part of the Club for the past 15 years. Starting out in a welfare role Bronte became Club Chaplain and has been a regular provider of support to players and staff during this time. He has even extended that support to Southern Zone football clubs in times of tragedy. Bronte and his wife Susie have regularly hosted players for Monday night meals during the football season to make sure they start the week with a good home cooked meal. The Enright’s have also opened up their home to numerous interstate recruits over the years to help them settle in Adelaide.

Bronte, an interchange steward on match days, has also been breachless in nearly 10 years of performing that role.

“Bronte has a very strong sense of community and it’s what led him to volunteer his services to the South Adelaide Football Club. Fifteen years later he is still such a vital part of our football program,” said Neill Sharpe.

His genuine care for the Players and the Club is felt by everyone and such a worthy recipient of the Life Membership.”

Life Member Peter Alexander.
Image: Nick Hook Photography
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