Joel Cross claims his fourth Knuckey Cup

Posted by Jonathon Parker on 8 October 2019
Joel Cross claims his fourth Knuckey Cup

Joel Cross cleans up at the 2019 Knuckey Cup after another steller season.

The two time Magarey Medallist and now four time Knuckey Cup winner cemented his place as one of the best players of the modern day on Saturday night. 

The silky mover banked up 113 votes to finish five votes ahead of Joseph Haines who's break out season earned him a deserved second place. 

This marks the fourth time Cross has taken home South Adelaide's highest individual award, having won it in 2011, '15 and '16. 

Having played more minutes up forward this year, Cross also took home the leading goal kicker with 26 goals, along with the Milestone Chemicals Players player and Onsite Rental Group Fans MVP as voted by his teammates and the Panther supporters respectively. 

The evening started with four South Adelaide champions being inducted into the South Adelaide Hall of Fame, followed by Job Colwell taking out the J.L. Brown Trophy as the Reserves Best & Fairest after a great season at Reserves level.

After a great campaign, Nick Kraemer was named the 2019 Under-18 Best and Fairest. His play was a key factor in seeing the Panther juniors return to finals action in 2019.

Congratulations to all the award winners on their outstanding achievements. 

View a full photo gallery of the night. See below for a full list of award winners and leader boards from all grades:

Senior Award Winners

Knuckey Cup (Best & Fairest)
Joel Cross

Mark Rawlins Memorial Trophy (Runner-Up Best & Fairest) 
Joseph Haines

Third Best & Fairest
Abe Davis

J.L. Brown Trophy (Reserves Best & Fairest)
Job Colwell

Reserves Runner-Up Best & Fairest
Sam Whitbread

Onsite Rental Group Fans MVP
Joel Cross

Milestone Chemicals Players' Player Award
Joel Cross

League Trademark Award
Brad Crabb

Flinders University League Most Improved Player
Hayden Sampson

League Leading Goalkicker
Joel Cross (26 goals)

Reserves Trademark Award
Jesse Mckinnon

Dr Jim Harley/Frank Brown Memorial Trophy (Best Clubman)
Alex Cailotto

David Kantilla Memorial Trophy (Best First Year League Player)
Reece Milsom

Junior Award Winners

Best & Fairest
Nick Kraemer

Runner-Up Best & Fairest
Max Clifton

Third Best & Fairest
Liam Hamilton

Leading Goalkicker
Daniel Sladojevic (31 goals)

Flinders University Most Improved
Hayden Kernahan

Finals MVP
Damon Freitag

Colin & Peter Haines Trophy (Best Junior Clubman)
Aaron Douglass

Fred & Mavis Whitwell Trophy (U18 Rising Star)
Zac Dumesny

Knuckey Cup Leader Board

1. Joel Cross - 113
2. Joseph Haines - 108
3. Abe Davis - 107
4. Matt Rose - 102
5. Nick Liddle - 101
6. Brad Crabb - 98
7. Malcolm Karpany - 97
8. Tyson Brown - 95
9. Jake Summerton - 91
10. Sam Overall - 82

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.

Reserves Leader Board

1. Job Colwell - 82
2. Sam Whitbread - 81
3. Danny Juckers - 78
3. Bailey Snelling - 78
5. Brett Kennedy - 77
6. Jesse McKinnon - 74
7. Tate Lovering - 70
8. Jaidan Kappler - 60
8. Cameron McGree - 60
10. Darnell Tucker - 59
10.Reece Milsom - 59

Under-18 Leader Board

1. Nick Kraemer - 57
2. Max Clifton - 50
3. Liam Hamilton - 41
4. Tyler Oliver - 40
5. Aaron Douglass - 39
6. Zac Dumesny - 39
7. Mitchell Riddle - 32
8. Damon Freitag - 31
9. Lachlan Williams - 29
10. Daniel Sladojevic - 27
10. Harry Spacie - 27

Season Review - League (all videos available on Youtube)

Season Review - Under-18

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Four South Adelaide Champions inducted into SAFC Hall of Fame

Posted by Jonathon Parker on 8 October 2019
Four South Adelaide Champions inducted into SAFC Hall of Fame

A quintuplet of past South Adelaide champions were inducted into the SAFC Hall of Fame on Saturday night. 

At the 2019 Knuckey Cup, four past South Adelaide champions were rightfully inducted into the South Adelaide Football Club Hall of Fame. 

In the first round of inductions since 2015, a former captain and the winner of the 1980 Knuckey Cup, Shane Butler was the first to be inducted on the night. 

After a stellar career that spanned 12 seasons across 285 games that placed him second on the all-time list of the most games played behind Stuart Palmer, Butler was recognized for his contribution to the football club. 

The North Gambier product who was a fierce competitor across the centreline or half forward flank, Butler arrived in 1977 were he would go on to play in four-night Premierships in 1978, 1979, 1984 and 1986.

He remains arguably one of the best footballers in South Australia to never be selected to represent his state.

 
Shane Butler
1977-1989
South Adelaide Player 1232
285 Games
133 Goals
1980 Knuckey Cup winner
Night Premierships 1978, 1979, 1984 & 1986
Captain 1988 & 1989
Coach 1996
Debut Round 1 vs West Adelaide 02/04/1977
 
Shane Butler accepted his Life Member certificate. Image: Nick Hook Photography
 
The second inductee of the night was Alfred 'Shaver' Marlow, who was recognised as one of the best players in the 1890s.
 
Marlow was noted as being a tough hard player, who could kick equally well with both feet while playing across the half-back flank.
 
The 1892 South Adelaide side was renowned for being extremely rough, and in that side, Marlow was the only player not to give away a free-kick.
 
Having a break out year in 1895, it is noted that had the Magarey Medal been introduced three years earlier, then there is a chance Marlow would have won it.
 
After he called time on his 15-year career including six Premierships and representing South Australia on three occasions, Marlow would go on to hold a place on the South Adelaide committee in two stints from 1905-1909 and again from 1913-1919 (1914-1918 no competition was held due to World War 1). 
 
 
Alfred 'Shaver' Marlow
1890-1905
South Adelaide Player 227
165 Games
81 Goals
Premiership Player 1892, 1893, 1895, 1896, 1898 & 1899
State Representative 1893, 1894 & 1901
South Adelaide Committee 1905-1909 & 1913-1919
Debut Round 15 vs Medindie 29/08/1890
 
Alf's grandson Geoff Marlow accepts the Hall of Fame certificate on behalf of Alf Marlow. Image: Nick Hook Photography
 

Ron Hateley was the next South Adelaide champion to be inducted for his outstanding career at the South Adelaide Football Club. 

The man affectionately known as 'Snake' after apparently being bitten by one at a training camp, Hateley went on to win the 1976 Knuckey Cup in just his third season at the Panthers.

Playing on the wing, Hateley once kicked 8-goals and also noted in his speech the instruction that was given to him from senior coach Haydn Bunton Jr. was to 'go where you want'. 

The tall and thinly built wingman from Tantanoola, Hateley would go on to represent South Australia on four occasions across his 11-year career. 

Having broken his leg in the 1979 Qualifying Final, Hateley came back in 1980 and continued to produce reliable football for the Panthers until his retirement. 

Ron Hateley 
1973-1984
South Adelaide Player 1188
216 Games
210 Goals
Knuckey Cup winner 1976
State Representative on four occasions 
Debut Round 1 vs West Adelaide 07/04/1973

Ron Hateley is inducted into the South Adelaide Hall of Fame. Image: Nick Hook Photography 

The final inductee into the South Adelaide Hall of Fame was another former captain in John Schneebichler. 

Schneebichler encapsulated football in the 80s, with a lace-up jumper, tight shorts and of course a glorious mustache. 

He was workmanlike and a thoroughly dependable league footballer who enjoyed a successful 13-season career with the Panthers, where he rose through the ranks before making his senior debut in 1975.

After making his debut, and playing in the 1979 Grand Final Schneebichler went on to represent South Australia on two occasions in 1983 & 1984 

For his final three years at South Adelaide, Schneebichler was named captain before moving to Glenelg in his last season of League football in 1988. 

 
John Schneebichler
1975-1987
South Adelaide Player 1221
234 Games
351 Goals
South Adelaide Captain 1985, 1986 & 1987
State Representative 1983 & 1984
Debut Round 5 vs Port Adelaide 03/05/1975
 
John Schneebichler is presented with his Hall of Fame certificate by South Adelaide Chair, Margaret Nyland AM. Image: Nick Hook Photography. 
 

The South Adelaide Football Club would like to congratulate Shane, Alf, Ron and John on their deserved induction into the South Adelaide Hall of Fame. 

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Rick Watts signs on as Senior Women's Coach

Posted by Jonathon Parker on 24 September 2019
Rick Watts signs on as Senior Women's Coach

South Adelaide is pleased to announce that Rick Watts will continue on as the Panthers Senior Women's Coach in 2020.

Watts has signed a new one year deal that will see him continue on at the helm of the Senior Women's team until the end of 2020. 

"The Club is extremely happy that Rick has extended his tenure at the Panthers" said Panthers Chief Executive Officer, Neill Sharpe.

"The work Rick has done over the last year has been outstanding, he brings plenty to the table and the focus on developing our players has helped push the competition forward."


Watts a Year: Senior Women's Premiership Coach, Rick Watts and Dual Premiership captain Lauren Buchanan raise the cup after this years win over North Adelaide. Image: Nick Hook - Insanity Multimedia.

Originally from Victoria, which included time as a player with Williamstown in the VFL, Watts began his coaching career with University High School-Victoria University Amateur Football Club (UHSVU) in 2009.

Moving to South Australia in 2013 he became familiar with the southern area through his involvement with the Christies Beach Football Club as a player and a coach.

At the conclusion of the 2019 SANFLW season, Watts also held a coaching position with Port Adelaide as part of the SANFLW exhibition matches played against the Crows. 

Watts took over the top job at the end of 2018, after coach Krissie Steen moved onto a coaching opportunity with GWS in the AFLW last season.

"I'm really excited to continue on here at South Adelaide" said Mr Watts.

"Over the last two years we have been a part of something special, and myself and our coaching group want to keep developing our amazing playing group"

"We're close to having a finalised list, our focus will turn to reviewing our game plan to ensure we are innovative and progressive"

Rick Watts

  • Senior Head Coach South Adelaide Senior Women (Premiers 2019)
  • Assistant Coach South Adelaide Senior Women (Premiers 2018)
  • Assistant Coach Adelaide University Women (Premiers 2017)
  • Head Coach Morphettville Park Women (Premiers 2016)
  • Assistant Coach Morphettville Park Women (Premiers 2015)
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Club Statement: Abe Davis departs Panthers

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 19 September 2019
Club Statement: Abe Davis departs Panthers

South Adelaide Football Club advises that it has parted ways with Abe Davis.

South Adelaide CEO Neill Sharpe said the Club was unable to receive a commitment from him, on continuing at the Panthers.

"Abe has been exploring his options at a number of SANFL Clubs and wasn't prepared to commit to playing at South Adelaide in 2020."

"Whilst we are disappointed to see Abe go, we thank him for his contribution during his time here at South Adelaide."

Abe played 50 SANFL League matches kicking 51 goals since joining the Club from the Sydney Swans in 2016. He finished third in the 2018 Knuckey Cup. 

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Junior Girls Match Report: U17s claim 4th straight Talent Shield!

Posted by Jayden Bartlett on 16 September 2019
Junior Girls Match Report: U17s claim 4th straight Talent Shield!

Southern Volkswagen Junior Girls Match Reports

Under-17

South Adelaide vs Glenelg
Grand Final - ACH Group Stadium - 15/09/19

South Adelaide 1.2 2.2 5.2 7.7 49
Glenelg 1.0 2.0 2.1 3.1 19


Goals: Charlton 3, Nicolle, Mills, Radbone, Wilson 
Best: Charlton, Kraft, Schirmer, Buethke, Wilson, Allison
Injuries: Nil

The South Adelaide Under-17 girls claimed their fourth consecutive Statewide Super Talent Shield by 30-points against Glenelg.

A strong second half display by the Panthers in which they kicked five goals to Glenelg's one after halftime; ensured South Adelaide's 7.7 (49) to 3.1 (19) victory.

"What a way to finish off our season! The assistant coaches and myself knew the girls were close to showcasing their full potential and they definitely showed it on the big stage" Panthers Head Coach Ryan Skouburg said after the match.

"Credit to Glenelg as they cashed in early and were able to transition the ball forward quickly, however once again our backline stood up and defended well" he said.

"Honestly, I'm so proud of this group of wonderful young ladies as they showed a great attitude, strong work ethic and a resilience I haven't seen before in a team" he said.

"Thank you to all the support staff as well for a wonderful program" he said.

The Panthers had plenty of the ball in the first quarter but failed to capitalise; with the Tigers booting the first goal of the match from the boundary.

With both teams showing signs of nerves; it was the pace of Gypsy Schirmer and Tahlita Buethke that were the main stand outs for the quarter as the Panthers pushed for their first major.

It wasn't until a familiar name in Teah Charlton kicked truly while on the run that the Panthers had their first goal of the match which came in the dying stages of the first quarter.

Coming out of the first break with a narrow 1.2 (8) to 1.0 (6) lead; it was the Panthers that struck first.

However, the Tigers began to dominate the rest of the quarter with very fast ball movement.

Luckily for the Panthers; Rylee Jozwa, Rayne Rivalland and Ella Thomas showed their composure down back as the Panthers managed to repel most of Glenelg's attacks.

But refusing to go down easy, the Tigers managed to sneak one through late to send the Panthers into the main break with once again a very narrow margin, 2.2 (14) to 2.0 (12).

South Adelaide U17s Assistant Coach Sam Pratt said "Glenelg started strong in the first half until we put our foot on the pedal. There were magical passages of play; strong talent coming through".

And this strong talent was on display in the third quarter; with a clever assist setting up Charlton dead in front of goal to get her second of the game.

South Adelaide started putting immense pressure on the Tigers; with an interception allowing Ella Radbone to run into an open goal.

Meanwhile; Schirmer and Buethke continued to show their pace and awareness as they disrupted and intercepted countless Tiger plays.

Natasha Allison was another stand out for the Panthers as they entered the final break with a handy 5.3 (33) to 2.1 (13) lead.

Refusing to take their foot of the pedal; a goal on the run sent the Panthers lead up to six goals as South Adelaide looked to be in complete control.

Four out of five isn't bad! Image: SAFC Media

Emogen Johnson finished off her stand out season with another impressive display while Christies Beach product Neriah Mills also played well.

The team combined to play their best game this season; it wasn't until the very end of the quarter that Glenelg booted their first goal since the second quarter.

"I think we fought really well and never dropped our heads which was really good. It made it a very enjoyable game and can't wait for next season" Rayne Rivalland said post-game.

The siren sounded to give the Panthers their fourth straight StateWide Super Talent Shield in what is a very positive sign for the South Adelaide Football Club's future.

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Junior Grand Final Match Report: Panthers vs Eagles

Posted by Jayden Bartlett on 16 September 2019
Junior Grand Final Match Report: Panthers vs Eagles

Orthopaedics SA Under-18s Match Report

South Adelaide vs Eagles
Grand Final - Adelaide Oval - 15/09/19

South Adelaide 3.1  4.2  7.5  9.6  60
Eagles 5.2  8.6 10.9 12.11 83


Goals: Sladojevic, McCreery 2, Ryan, Kraemer, Draper, Horne, Clifton
Best: Horne, Copley, McCreery, Draper, Douglass

A costly first half sees the Panthers fall to a heartbreaking 23-point loss in this years U18 Grand Final at Adelaide Oval on Sunday.

Despite kicking the first two goals of the match; South Adelaide could not manage to hold on to the momentum as the Eagles booted eight first half goals to set up the 12.11 (83) to 9.6 (60) loss.

After halftime, the Panthers did manage to outscore the Eagles, however, it wasn't enough for the Panthers to overcome the Eagles. 

The signs looked good early; with Benjamin Ryan (six disposals and three inside 50s) kicking truly after just a minute of play.

Then just two minutes later; Max Clifton (nine disposals and three tackles) followed up to give the Panthers a strong double-digit lead.

The Eagles would kick their first goal at the fifth minute mark; and this would be the last goal kicked for both sides until the Eagles followed up again midway through the quarter.

Not to be outdone; Arlo Draper (14 disposals and three tackles) steadied the side with a goal late in the first.

Captain Aaron Douglass takes a strong mark. Image: Nick Hook Photography

But it was not enough; as the Eagles booted three goals in just four minutes to head into the first break with a 5.2 (32) to 3.1 (19) lead over the Panthers.

This small run of momentum to finish the first quarter would prove to be the deciding factor; as it put the Panthers on the back foot early and meant they would spend the rest of the game playing catch-up.

The second quarter saw the game become more of a struggle, but the Eagles managed to kick the first goal of the quarter after ten minutes of play.

The Panthers had to battle against immense pressure; with the Eagles collecting 75 tackles to the Panthers 50.

Beau McCeery (14 disposals and five tackles) kicked the Panthers first of the second as South looked to get back in the game.

Unfortunately, it was short lived as the Eagles would once again kick back to back goals to finish the quarter and send the Panthers into the main break facing an 8.6 (54) to 4.2 (26) deficit.

Coming out after the main break; it was McCeery who tried to spur on a Panther comeback with his second goal of the game.

Then Jason Horne followed up with his first goal of the match. Horne would go on to finish the match with a strong display which included 17 disposals, seven tackles and seven clearances.

But the Panthers weren't finished there; as Nicholas Kraemer (13 disposals and seven clearances) booted his first goal of the match just two minutes later.

Meanwhile, in what was two impressive displays for the Panthers; Talon Copley was busy gathering 15 disposals, four marks and five rebound 50s while Zac Dumesny was also busy collecting 21 disposals, five marks and three clearances.

However, South Adelaide would once again allow the Eagles to break free in the dying stages; as once again the Eagles booted back to back goals to end the quarter and send South into the final change facing a 10.9 (69) to 7.5 (47) deficit.

Daniel Sladojevic (nine disposals and four contested marks) booted his first of the match to start the final quarter but once again the Eagles responded with back to back goals.

Despite losing the inside 50s 36 to 47; the Panthers did manage to win the rebound 50s 35 to 26. While the evenly matched teams saw them, both tie the contested marks (15 to 15) and clearances (37 to 37).

Sladojevic did respond with his second goal of the game but it was too little too late for the Panthers as the siren sounded to end the Panthers nine game winning streak in the final game of the year.

Nonetheless, despite finishing runners-up; it does show the great young talent and depth at the Panthers disposal and a positive sign for the years ahead at South Adelaide.

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Betta Teams: Juniors - U18 Grand Final

Posted by Jonathon Parker on 12 September 2019
Betta Teams: Juniors - U18 Grand Final

South Adelaide Under-18s take on the Eagles in Sundays clash for the ulitmate prize.

The Panthers are focused on producing another fast start like the one that saw them get past the Bloods last week to book a spot in the big dance. 

Three players in Marcus Lippett (Encounter Bay FC), Talon Copley (Reynella FC) brother of Senior Women's Premiership Player Tiffany, and Liam Nye (Willunga FC) all return to the extended squad of 25 that will be cut to 22 by the first bounce on Sunday afternoon. 

On Tuesday morning skipper Aaron Douglass caught up with SANFL's Zac Milbank to preview Sundays match, which can be heard below. 

The stage is set with the 2019 SANFL Under-18 Grand Final getting underway at Adelaide Oval on Sunday afternoon at 12:10pm. 

Junior teams presented by Hilton's Betta Home Living

Under-18s

What: South Adelaide vs Eagles
Where: Adelaide Oval
When: Sunday, September 15; 12:10pm
Watch: http://bit.ly/2lNDD5k
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2lUMUsp 

In: Copley, Lippett, Nye 

Out: nil

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Junior Girls Match Report: U17s book a spot in a 5th straight Grand Final

Posted by Jayden Bartlett on 11 September 2019
Junior Girls Match Report: U17s book a spot in a 5th straight Grand Final

Southern Volkswagen Junior Girls Match Reports

Under-15

South Adelaide vs Eagles
Game 3 - Alberton Oval - 10/09/19

South Adelaide 2.0 5.1 6.1 7.1 43
Eagles 4.1 4.2 5.3 5.3 33


Goals: Ellis 3, Hooper 2, Guilfoyle, Smith
Best: Hooper, Ellis, Couch, Nye, Smith, Volpato
Injuries: Nil

The South Adelaide U15 girls finish their undefeated year off in fashion; knocking off the Eagles by ten points in a hard-fought win at Alberton Oval on Tuesday night.

Despite a slow start which saw South Adelaide trail by two goals at the first break; the Panthers were able to bounce back and hold the Eagles to just one goal after quarter time to set up the 5.3 (33) to 7.1 (43) victory; their third victory in as many weeks.

"The thirty young ladies that were picked to make the under 15's squad are an amazing bunch of people. Each and every one of them developed as a football player and a person. They learned many things about South and the girls took everything on board and put it into their game" U15s Assistant Coach Emily Brockhurst said.

"The girls did so well winning all three games with a few challenges. Very proud of all of them" she said.

Happy Valley product Jorja Hooper finished off her year in style; booting two goals in a best on ground performance.

Likewise, Yankalilla product Jemma Ellis also put on an impressive display; booting three goals to be named second best.

However, the game didn't start according to plan; as the Eagles booted four first quarter goals to send the Panthers into the first break with a 2.0 (12) to 4.1 (25) deficit.

Coming out after the first break; Happy Valley's Jessica Couch and Willunga's Bridie Nye continued to get busy around the ground as the Panthers began to get back into the hunt.

Meanwhile, Christies Beach product Emily Smith was also influential; with her performance not only seeing her get on the goalkicking list but also be named fifth best. Willunga product Cleo Guilfoyle also joined the growing list of goal kickers.

The Panthers booted three second quarter goals while holding the Eagles to just one point to go into the main break with a handy 5.1 (31) to 4.2 (26) lead.

Sixth best Liliano Volapto continued her great performance throughout the second half as the Panthers held the Eagles to just one point in the third quarter to go into the final change with a 6.1 (37) to 4.3 (27) lead.

The Eagles attempted a come back in the last quarter; but the Panthers were able to remain calm and composed to come out with a strong 7.1 (43) to 5.3 (33) win.

Power Division - Under 15 Ladder

Team

Played

Won

Lost

For

Against 

Points

Percentage

South Adelaide 3 3 0 138 48 6 74.19
Woodville-West Torrens 3 2 1 115 73 4 61.17
West Adelaide 3 1 2 68 80 2 45.95
Norwood 3 0 3 33 153 0 17.74


Under-17

South Adelaide vs Eagles
Game 3 - Alberton Oval - 10/09/19

South Adelaide 1.1 2.1 2.1 4.2 26
Eagles 0.1 0.4 0.6 3.6 24


Goals: Nicolle 2, Kennedy, Charlton
Best: Rivalland, Kraft, Charlton, Johnson, Buethke, Schirmer
Injuries: Nil

Fifth straight Grand Final for the South Adelaide U17 Girls as they hold on to win by two points in a nail-biting contest against the Eagles at Alberton Oval on Tuesday night.

In what is best described as a battle of the backlines; the two sides only managed to kick two goals combined for the first three quarters of play.

However, the flood gates opened in the final quarter, but the Panthers managed to hold on to win with a slight 4.2 (26) to 3.6 (24) margin.

"So happy with the girls to be able to grind out a win the way they did. They withstood the pressure the Eagles put on them and defensively they were fantastic" U17s Head Coach Ryan Skouburg said after the game.

"Over the last 3 weeks, we have been improving both our structures and ball movement and we're really looking at combing the 2 for 4 quarters against the bays on Sunday" he said.

"So proud of this group and they definitely deserve to be playing in their 5th consecutive Grand Final" he said.

Also after the game; U17s Assistant Coach Tiffany Copley said "the girls were brilliant tonight. They fought so hard to win that game; you could see it in their eyes how badly they wanted to be in that Grand Final. There is such a great group of girls coming through the ranks and it's really exciting."

Unlike the previous two weeks; it was South Adelaide who kicked the first goal of the match thanks to Hayley Nicolle (Happy Valley FC); whose deadly accuracy gave the Panthers their first after nine minutes of play.

And with tremendous pressure around the contest; this would be the only goal of the quarter, sending the Panthers into the first break with a slight 1.1 (7) to 0.1 (1) lead.

Coming out after the first break; it was Chelsea Kennedy (Happy Valley FC) who struck first after just six minutes of play.

However, once again the two teams would refuse to give an inch and the ball would remain relatively close to the centre for the remainder of the quarter.

Senior premiership duo; Brooklyn Kraft (Salisbury FC) and Teah Charlton (Christies Beach FC) did their best to open the game up.

Meanwhile, Rayne Rivalland (Kennilworth FC) and Gypsy Schirmer (Christies Beach FC) were influential in disrupting countless Eagle attacks which made sure the Panthers held a narrow 0.4 (4) to 2.1 (13) at the main break.

With one half of football left to decide whether the Panthers were going to make the Grand Final; the pressure around the ball and the stoppages increased dramatically.

With both teams' midfields seemingly perfectly matched; the ball spent most of the quarter being thrown up at stoppages.

Fast paced pair; Emogen Johnson (Strathalybn FC) and Tahlita Buethke (McLaren FC) were busy getting into the thick of the action where they not only tried to set up plays for the Panthers but also disrupted the Eagles attempts.

But it was to no avail in the end; as both stills refused to budge, and the only score came through a point by the Eagles; putting the score to 0.5 (5) to 2.1 (13) at the final change.

Just over a minute into the quarter; Nicolle managed to kick her second of the game which would prove to be a vital goal at the end of the match.

Refusing to back down however, the Eagles struck back fast with their first goal of the game.

With both teams beginning to tire but no signs of the pressure around the ball dying down; Charlton stepped up and kicked a great goal on the run.

Once again though, the Eagles struck back almost instantly, and they would follow up again not long later to cut the Panthers lead to single digits.

With just twenty seconds left; the Eagles cleared the ball and booted it deep into their forward 50. However, the Panthers were able to remain steady and hold them long enough for the siren to sound.

Full credit to the Panthers for being able to show great composure despite the immense pressure put on them by quality opposition in the form of the Eagles.

"I thought they put up a great game to watch! Had me on the edge of my seat right until the siren, but they worked well as a team and got the job done, as well as looking like they had heaps of fun" Hannah Munyard said.

The Panthers now face Glenelg in the Grand Final at ACH Group Stadium at 2:30 pm on Sunday, September 15 as they look to win their fourth consecutive flag.

Power Division - Under 17 Ladder

Team

Played

Won

Lost

For

Against 

Points

Percentage

South Adelaide 3 3 0 110 52 6 67.90
West Adelaide 3 2 1 166 34 4 83.00
Woodville-West Torrens 3 1 2 52 133 2 28.11
Norwood 3 0 3 45 144 0 23.81


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Junior Match Report: Panthers book a spot in the Grand Final!

Posted by Jayden Bartlett on 9 September 2019
Junior Match Report: Panthers book a spot in the Grand Final!

Orthopaedics SA Under-18s Match Report

South Adelaide vs West Adelaide
Preliminary Final - Adelaide Oval - 08/09/19

South Adelaide 4.3  11.3  14.4  16.4  100
West Adelaide 3.1  5.3 8.6 11.9 75


Goals: Sladojevic, Horne 3, Hamilton, Ryan 2, Cook, Clifton, Roberts, Riddle, Sweetman, Draper
Best: Horne, Freitag, Kernahan, Kraemer, Hamilton, Roberts

The South Adelaide U18s book themselves into their second straight Grand Final after a strong 25-point victory over West Adelaide at Adelaide Oval on Sunday.

The Panthers set up the 16.4 (100) to 11.9 (75) thanks to a dominate second quarter that saw South Adelaide boot seven goals to West Adelaide's two goals.

However, the the Bloods looked to have the ascendency early as they kicked the first goal of the game after just thirty seconds of play.

It wasn't until Matthew Roberts (19 disposals) kicked truly at the fifth minute mark to give the Panthers their first major of the game.

Not long after that, Mitchell Riddle (11 disposals) and Jason Horne (24 disposals and seven clearances) were also on the board with their first goals of the match as the Panthers began to take control.

Meanwhile, Nicholas Kraemer was busy around the ground; he would go on to finish the match with 21 disposals as well as six tackles and six clearances.

West Adelaide did strike back mid-way through the first quarter, but Horne was able to reply with his second goal to send the Panthers into the first break with a 4.3 (27) to 3.1 (19) lead.

The Panthers continued to make the most of their momentum in the second quarter; with Horne kicking his third goal of the match after just forty seconds of play.

Once again, West Adelaide struck back but Daniel Sladojevic (16 disposals and three marks), Max Clifton (14 disposals and two clearances) and Liam Hamilton (15 disposals) all combined to kick three unanswered goals for the Panthers in just five minutes.

Arlo Draper (13 disposals) also followed with his first of the game before back to back goals by Benjamin Ryan (seven disposals) in the dying stages of the quarter saw the Panthers go into the main break with a strong 11.3 (69) to 5.3 (33) lead.

Coming out after the main break; the Panthers needed one more solid half of football to secure their spot in the big dance.

Matt Roberts kicks a much needed goal early in the piece. Image Nick Hook Photography. 

The third quarter however saw the game slow down; as Sladojevic booted two goals in the first ten minutes and that would be the last Panther score until Wade Sweetman (15 disposals and eight tackles) kicked truly at the seventeenth minute mark of the third.

But West Adelaide would not go down without a fight as they quickly kicked two goals in just over a minute to cut the Panthers lead to 34 at the final change.

The Bloods continued with this momentum in the final quarter; booting three unanswered goals in the first ten minutes to create a chance of a comeback.

However, the Panthers were able to steady with Hamilton booting his second goal of the game and a late goal by Brayden Cook (ten disposals) all but sealed the win for the Panthers.

The 25-point Panther win sees a rematch of last years Grand Final as South Adelaide once again faces the Eagles in the big dance.

Grand Final
South Adelaide vs Eagles
Adelaide Oval - Sunday September 15 @ 12:10 pm

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Brett Hudson announced as U16 coach for 2020

Posted by Jonathon Parker on 6 September 2019
Brett Hudson announced as U16 coach for 2020

South Adelaide Football Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Brett Hudson as its Centre of Excellence U16 Coach for 2020.

Brett Hudson takes over the role from former South Adelaide player and coach Clay Sampson who has coached the Under-16s since 2016. 

Sampson has decided to move on from the coaching role to spend more time watching his family in their own sporting pursuits. 

Hudson brings a wealth of experience both as a player and coach having played Juniors and Reserves at West Adelaide, including captaining the U19 side to a premiership in 2002, where he was was the runner up in the Tomkins medal (Juniors competition best and fairest).

Hudson also has played senior football locally at Noarlunga and Myponga where he also captained the side.  

Hudson has held an assistant role under Sampson since 2017, where he was in charge of the backline before moving to the midfield for the last two seasons. 

In 2018 and 2019 Hudson has also held an assistant role for the State Under-16 team. This year he was the head coach for the South Adelaide Under-15 Country Development Squad. 

"We're really excited for what Brett brings to the table and believe he'll continue the great work that Clay has done" Said Talent Manager Mark Clayton

"Brett has been around the club for a few years now in various roles, and its great that he wants to step up his involvement in the club, and help us develop these young men and footballers." said Clayton

Hudson will be involved in the Panther Academy before taking charge when pre-season gets underway in January. 

The South Adelaide Football Club would like to thank Clay for his service to the Under-16s and wish him all the best for the future, and congratulate Brett on the new role. 

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Dual Magarey Medallist Joel Cross has signed a new deal that will see him at Flinders University Stadium in 2020.  Coming off another o...
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Broadbent heads South.

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SANFL LADDER

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  • 2. PORT ADELAIDE

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  • 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

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