Home >  Blog >  Panthers Past - Mark Naley

Panthers Past - Mark Naley

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 17 August 2018
Panthers Past - Mark Naley

To celebrate SANFL #RetroRound we are taking a look back at the highlights from some of the most influential Panthers from the 1980s.

Heroes of yesteryear do not come much more celebrated at South Adelaide than the great Mark Naley.

Mark joined South Adelaide from Sacred Heart College and quickly rose through the Club's junior and senior ranks.

A member of the 1979 Reserves Premiership team, Naley made his debut for the League side a year later and remained a mainstay in the team through to 1986. In 1987 Mark left the Panthers to play with Carlton in the VFL., where he was a regular member of the Blues side all season, finishing the year with a Premiership and 12 Brownlow Medal votes to his name (good enought for equal 10th).

After the 1990 season with Carlton, Mark decided to return to South Adelaide, where he would win the 1991 Magarey Medal (after finishing as runner-up on two previous occasions).

Mark also enjoyed a successful State career. He was selected to the South Australian State Team for the first time in 1981 and made 16 State of Origin appearances between 1981-89 and 1991-92 , winning the Tassie Medal in the 1987 National Carnival and the Fos Williams Medal as South Australia's best player in 1991. He was awarded All-Australian selection in 1986 and 1987.

Mark retired in 1993 after 236 appearances (231 goals) for the Panthers, 67 for Carlton (74) and 16 for South Australia.

He is also a Life Member, Hall of Fame Inductee of South Adelaide Football Club and Member of our "Greatest Team Ever", as well as an inaugural inductee of the South Australian Football Hall of Fame.

Panthers Past - Mark Naley


Pre-order your 80s Retro Guernsey 

Author: South Adelaide Football Club
Tags: Panthers Past PantherTV

Latest News

Betta Teams: Under-18 Round 3 - South Adelaide vs Central District

Posted by Jonathon Parker on 9 July 2020
Betta Teams: Under-18 Round 3 - South Adelaide vs Central District
South Adelaide's Under-18s remain at Flinders University Stadium as Centrals make the trip down south. In a rare stroke of good fortune, So...
Posted in: Junior Football Teams Panthers Football Panthers News  

Betta Teams: SANFL Round 3 - South Adelaide vs Central District

Posted by Jonathon Parker on 9 July 2020
Betta Teams: SANFL Round 3 - South Adelaide vs Central District
South Adelaide make the longest trip in SANFL to X Convenience Oval on Saturday morning.  Having almost pulled off a miracle in the l...
Posted in: SANFL Senior Football Teams Panthers Football Panthers News Panthers Events  

Betta Teams: SANFLW Round 7 - South Adelaide vs West Adelaide

Posted by Jonathon Parker on 9 July 2020
Betta Teams: SANFLW Round 7 - South Adelaide vs West Adelaide
The Panthers hit the road to take on the Bloods in a crucial match up on Saturday morning.  Having come off a physical win over Centr...
Posted in: Female Football SANFL Panthers Football Panthers News  
< Previous | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | Next >

SANFL LADDER

  • 1. NORTH ADELAIDE

    4

  • 2. GLENELG

    4

  • 3. WOODVILLE-WEST TORRENS

    2

  • 4.SOUTH ADELAIDE

    2

  • 5. STURT

    2

  • 6. CENTRAL DISTRICT

    1

  • 7. WEST ADELAIDE

    1

  • 8. NORWOOD

    0

2020 SOUTH ADELAIDE FIXTURE

  • SANFL Round 3

    South Adelaide @ Centrals
    Venue: X Convenience Oval
    Date: Saturday, July 11
    Time: 11:45 am
    Watch: Via Channel 7 or 7Plus


  • SANFLW Round 7

    South Adelaide @ West Adelaide
    Venue: Hisense Stadium
    Date: Saturday, July 11
    Time: 11:00 am
    Watch: Via SANFL Digital Pass


  • SANFL Round 4

    South Adelaide vs Sturt
    Venue: Flinders University Stadium
    Date: Saturday, July 18
    Time: 2:10 pm
    Watch: Via SANFL Digital Pass


 

Club contact details

Address:
1 Lovelock Drive,
Noarlunga Downs SA 5168

P : (08) 8186-8200
F : (08) 8326-6800
E : reception@safc.com.au

Bookmark SiteTell a FriendPrint