Home >  Blog >  Panthers Past - Stuart Palmer

Panthers Past - Stuart Palmer

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 16 August 2018
Panthers Past - Stuart Palmer

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

Stuart Palmer holds the distinction as South Adelaide's games record holder, having played 337 games in a career that spanned three decades. A mark that is likely to never be matched or bettered.

Palmer moved to Australia from the northern English town of Nelson with his family at the age of five. He quickly made his way through the Panthers junior ranks and made his League debut in April 1969 shortly before his 18th birthday.

While he came off the bench in that game and registered a goal with his first kick (in the hostile surrounds of Alberton Oval no less!) it was in the backlines where Palmer made his name.

An excellent reader of the play, Palmer had a penchant for a spectacular mark as he marshalled the Panthers defence. Indeed he was present at full back in the 1979 Grand Final side.

Though he never won a Knuckey Cup, he was a consistent and important presence in the South Adelaide line up throughout his career and captained the side from 1982 - 84.

In 2017, Palmer was inducted into the SA Football Hall of Fame.

Panthers Past - Stuart Palmer


Pre-order your 80s Retro Guernsey 

Author: South Adelaide Football Club
Tags: Panthers Past PantherTV

Latest News

Tom Highmore becomes a Panther

Posted by Jonathon Parker on 10 December 2019
Tom Highmore becomes a Panther
Former Canberra Demon Tom Highmore will pull on the Blue and White for 2020.  The highly regarded defender will head to Flinders Universit...
Posted in: SANFL Senior Football Panthers Football Panthers News PantherTV  

2020 Coaching Line Up

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 6 December 2019
2020 Coaching Line Up
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 Ca...
Posted in: SANFL Senior Football Panthers Football Panthers News  

Panthers help raise The Big Issue

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 6 December 2019
Panthers help raise The Big Issue
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...
Posted in: Panthers Football Panthers News Panthers Community Panthers Events Charity  
< Previous | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | Next >

SANFL LADDER

  • 1. GLENELG

    28

  • 2. PORT ADELAIDE

    26

  • 3. ADELAIDE

    23

  • 4. STURT

    22

  • 5. NORWOOD

    22

  • 6. SOUTH ADELAIDE

    20

  • 7. WOODVILLE-WEST TORRENS

    16

  • 8. CENTRALS

    10

  • 9. NORTH ADELAIDE

    5

  • 10. WEST ADELAIDE

    4

2020 SOUTH ADELAIDE FIXTURE

  • SANFLW Round 1 2020

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

Bookmark SiteTell a FriendPrint