Panther Representatives at the SANFL Under-16 Country Trail.
In conjunction with the SANFL Clubs, a squad of approximately 32 Under-16 players were invited to participate in one camp and a one day session, to train and play a game with and against talented peers.
Particular emphasis was placed on improving skill techniques and being able to demonstrate these techniques in pressure situations.
Players took part in physiological and skill testing that will allow them to compare their performance against other elite country players.
It is hoped that this program will be successful in allowing the individual player to develop those motor and cognitive skills that are so essential in progressing along the elite pathway to senior ranks.
On Sunday morning the match was played at Thebarton Oval, where three metro players from each SANFL club were also included.
More Metro players will be exposed to the testing later in January.
SAFC Representatives at the SANFL Under-16 Country Camp/Trail.
Jaiden Magor - Myponga Sellicks Football Club
Kyan Smith - McLaren Football Club
Thomas Snowball - Wisanger Football Club
Trent Brockhurst - Flagfstaff Hill Football Club
Jamison Snelling - Old Noarlunga Football Club
Koby Cockshell - Kingscote Football Club
Cameron Kirkland - Reynella Football Club
Brett Hudson - SA assistant Coach/Runner SAFC Under-16 Head Coach
The South Adelaide Football Club and the Southern District Cricket Club team up in support of Kangaroo Island.
In an effort to raise some much-needed funds to help the support effort on Kangaroo Island, the Southern District Cricket Club and South Adelaide Football Club will be going head to head in an exhibition T20 match.
The match is set to take placed on Tuesday January 21 at Bice Oval (Christies Beach) starting at 5pm.
The finer details are being worked out, but on the night there will be Raffles, silent auction items and gold coin donation on entry, with all proceeds going to the KI bush fire appeal.
The South Adelaide XI is headlined by Sam Overall as Captain, Joel Cross as Vice-Captain and Senior Coach Jarrad Wright will be padding up.
On the other side, the Southern District XI is headlined by former Nepal Under-19 player and 2018/2019 Victorian Team of the Year Player Sunam Gautam, first class wicket keeper/batsman for Worcestershire CCC in the UK Ben Cox and former West Indian Test and One Day Captain Carl Hooper and Worcestershire CCC batsmen/spinner and former England Under-19 player Ben Twohig.
The full teams will be announced closer to the event.
South Adelaide thanks the firefighters, emergency services workers and volunteers for their courageous and selfless efforts who are tirelessly trying to protect our communities.
In the coming days South Adelaide will announce other initiatives to help with the recovery effort.
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2019 South Adelaide Football Club AGM - Life Memberships and Service Merit Certificates.
Last night, the South Adelaide Football Club celebrated the life member inductees for 2019, Darren Trevena, Paul Kristoris and Matthew Jeffrey at the Annual General Meeting.
Darren Trevena joined South Adelaide in 1988 from South Launceston. He played 162 SANFL matches, as well as winning the 1990 Knuckey Cup over his career. Trevena was captain in 1994 and 1995. In addition to this, Trevena played over 300 State League games across South Australia and Tasmania and is also a member of the AFL Tasmania Hall of Fame.
Over the past 30 years, Paul Kristoris has been a long-term sponsor of the club with Leader Computers. He was also the South Adelaide Football Club Chairman from 1993 1996 and was heavily involved in the clubs move to Noarlunga. Kristoris has continued his outstanding support of the football club, not only through Leader Computer, but also as a Kingstonian Member.
Matthew Jeffrey is a worthy recipient of Life Membership after having first started at South Adelaide in 1999. Jeffrey played a pivotal role in the Player Welfare Committee in 1994 and 1995, but it is with the stats team that he has been an invaluable volunteer resource.
South Adelaide Football Club, CEO Neill Sharpe stated, "Not since Torvil and Deane has there been such an important double team in Matt and Gary Matters, doing the stats four South Adelaide."
"Coaches rely on them heavily and Matt has been an integral part of our football program for 20 year" said Sharpe.
5 Year Service Merit Certificate
- - Matthew Austin (U18 Assistant Coach)
- - Chloe Wegener (League and Reserves Trainer)
- - Jordan Smith (League and Reserves Trainer)
10 Year Service Merit Certificate
- - Tony Barbaro (Reserves Team Manager) (Absent)
- - Aaron Barbaro (League and Reserves Trainer) (Absent)
- - Edna Vanderham (U16 Team Manager and assistant for Boys Development Squad/Panther Academy)
- - Bryce Heath (Match Day Assistant Assistant)
- - Kellie Paisley (Split 50/50 Raffle/Jimmy Deane's)
Special Mention acknowledgement went to Peter Cochinos, who created outstanding work on compiling player profiles on every player who played a league match for the South Adelaide Football Club. This would have taken thousands of hours of research and work.
The South Adelaide Football Club would again, like to congratulate all recipients from the night.
Bryce Heath accepting 5 Year Service Merit Certificate from Margaret Nyland AM (left picture) & Kelly Paisley accepting 10 Year Merit Certificate from Margaret Nyland AM (right picture).
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The 2020 SANFL Statewide Super League and Women's League fixture has been locked in.
The blockbuster 2020 fixture which is headlined by Good Friday Football returning to Flinders University Stadium in 2020 as the Panthers host the reigning Premiers.
Other key highlights include hosting Central Districts on ANZAC Day, Norwood on the Queens birthday long weekend, and a road trip to Kadina to face the Eagles as part of the Country Championships.
However, in what will be a first, the Panthers will have an opportunity to play the Crows prior to the AFL Crows and St. Kilda match on July 4 at Adelaide Oval.
South Adelaide CEO Neill Sharpe welcomed the release of the 2020 season fixture.
"The 2020 draw provides a number of exciting and new opportunities for South Adelaide. It's great to have Good Friday again against Glenelg in Round 2. Recent encounters against the Bays have been hard fought heart stopping affairs and this should be no different."
"It's fantastic to be playing a minor round game at Adelaide Oval against the Crows as a curtain raiser to an AFL game. The following week we travel to Kadina during the Country Championships to play the Eagles, which adds plenty of variety to our draw."
The Panthers will play an increased amount of Saturday football at Flinders University Stadium in 2020 with six Saturday games scheduled and one Sunday.
While the finer details are being worked out with the SANFL and Adelaide Football Club, the following South Adelaide Memberships will be provided entry to Adelaide Oval as per a regular home game at Flinders University Stadium.
- Home Membership
- Home Membership - Concession
- Season Membership
- Season Membership - Concession
- All tiers of Kingstonian Memberships
- Family Home Membership
- Family Season Membership
This will provide South Adelaide members the perfect opportunity to upgrade to a home or season membership which will also include the opportunity to watch the Crows vs St.Kilda match on July 4.
The 2020 SANFLW fixture will also provide Panther members and supporters the chance to watch the women with six matches at Flinders University Stadium.
Round 1 will begin on February 14 against the Eagles where the club will unfurl the 2019 SANFLW premiership pennant.
However, all eyes will be on the Round 4 match where the Panthers will host the Roosters in the Grand Final Rematch.
The Roosters trip to Flinders University Stadium will also have some added hype as it will mark the return of 2018 South Adelaide Premiership Coach Krissie Steen to Noarlunga.
The Panthers will face Glenelg, West Adelaide and Central District twice in the 10-round home and away season.
Round 8 will also see the Panthers first trip to Alberton Oval as part of a double header after the Port Adelaide vs South Adelaide men's match.
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Former Canberra Demon Tom Highmore will pull on the Blue and White for 2020.
The highly regarded defender will head to Flinders University Stadium for the 2020 SANFL Statewide Super League season.
Having played the for the demons for the last two seasons, the 21-year old averaged 20 disposals across the half back line in 2019, where he was also named in the NEAFL Team of the Year.
The former GWS academy member was awarded a NEAFL Rising Star nomination in Round 14, 2016.
Highmore played his first NEAFL game at just 16 years of age, followed by finishing as runner up in the Eastlakes Football Club Best and Fairest in 2015.
He was also voted as the Players Player for the Demons in 2018 and 2019.
"We are very excited to get Tom to the footy club, we have been in discussions with Tom for just over 12 months and have watched him closely in his development during that time." Said Senior Coach Jarrad Wright.
"He is a very athletic 194cm Hybrid defender who is very courageous in aerial contests and will provide great rebound out of our back half."
Tom Highmore in action for the U18 Allies team in 2017. Image: Adam Trafford/AFL Media
"I've been speaking to Jarrad for the last 12 to 18 months, he's been pretty persistent which has been good" Said Tom Highmore.
"I've heard from a number of people about the quality of person he is, and a good coach which is super attractive"
"South really stood out, with a really quality playing group, and there have been some really good recruits"
"It's super exciting as South Adelaide are on the rise."
"They're a ripping bunch of boys, I went out to dinner with Matt Rose and Joe Haines, and they are just two super likable guys."
"I also met a few of the other guys in Malcolm Karpany and Liam Fitt and I knew straight away that I could see myself playing alongside these guys"
When asked about what his role will likely be, Highmore said it would be similar to his role with Canberra.
"I'm a reasonably versatile player who can play on talls and smalls, so it's more of where does the team need me"
"I think I will start off with a similar sort of role as that third tall"
"I'd like to think with I'm a smart footballer with pretty good skills on both sides of the body with ball in hand, really good one on one player too, I think they are my key attributes"
We welcome Tom to the club.
Canberra Demons 2018-2019
2018 Canberra Demons Players Player award
2018 Canberra Demons Players Player award
2019 NEAFL Team of the Year
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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 Captain Ben Warren and Midfield Coach Chad Simmons.
"We are very excited to expand our program with the introduction of two experienced coaches in Ben and Chad, who will take on roles as Forward and Midfield Coaches" said South Adelaide Football Club Senior Coach, Jarrad Wright.
Warren, returns to Flinders University Stadium after having a successful playing and coaching career. The Langhorne Creek product captained the Panthers in 2010 and represented the club in 163 games, before playing with Norwood in two premierships.
"It is terrific that we have been able to attract Ben back to his home club, he will provide great support for the players and myself with his experience and knowledge".
Another strong addition is Chad Simmons, who comes with extensive coaching experience, running successful programs apart of the Norwood Football Club and Sturt Football Club premiership sides as an Assistant Coach.
"Simmons will be a great addition to our dynamic, and support the new look midfield for season 2020".
Nick Manhood will continue on as Backline Coach in 2020, following from his return to the South Adelaide Football Club in 2019.
Along with, Michael Hanby who will continue as Reserves Coach.
"The young Reserves team really blossomed late in the season winning their last five games, only to miss out on finals. Handby will be taking the lead role again as Head Reserves Coach"
Handby will have the support of two new assistants in 2020, with Former Senior Coach at Christies Beach Football Club Neil Reeves and previous U18 South Adelaide Football Club Assistant Coach Steve Jaggard Junior, who continues to develop and grow his coaching career.
South Adelaide welcomes Ben, Chad and Neil to the club along with their families.
2020 Coaching Panel
Jarrad Wright Senior Coach
Ben Warren Fowards Coach
Chad Simmons Midfield Coach
Nick Manhood Backline Coach
Michael Handby Reserves Coach
Jody Tassone League Runner & Craft Coach
Steve Jaggard (Jr) Reserves Midfield Coach
Neil Reeves Reserves Forward Coach
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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 Big Issue magazine to support vendors experiencing homelessness and disadvantage.
South Adelaide players in Keegan Brooksby and Emily Brockhurst took part in The Big Issue Sports Sales Challenge on Friday morning, hitting the streets to sell copies of The Big Issue Christmas Edition alongside vendors.
The contest is all part of a challenge to sell the most magazines and win The Big Issue's Sports Sales Challenge trophy. They'll also be competing against teams from AFL, cricket and soccer
The Big Issue CEO Steven Persson said the campaign aimed to shine a spotlight on hundreds of vendors selling The Big Issue on street corners around the country rain, hail or shine.
"Sport is an incredible way of bringing people together and strengthening communities," Mr Persson said.
"It's fantastic to see Keegan Brooksby and Emily Brockhurst from the South Adelaide Football Club out in Noarlunga donning the Big Issue vest alongside our vendors."
"Having the clubs participate in the selling challenge is a wonderful way for our vendors to reach to new customers and connect to their community."
"We are grateful for the clubs' participation and their support for people experiencing homelessness, disadvantage and marginalisation during this holiday season. I look forward to seeing which team will take home the coveted trophy this year!"
The challenge comes at an amazing time, with tomorrow marking one year since The Big Issue magazine launched in Newcastle.
Vendors buy copies of The Big Issue for $4.50 and sell them for $9, earning a meaningful income. More than 7000 vendors have sold The Big Issue since it launched in Australia 23 years ago, collectively earning $30 million.
The Big Issue Christmas Edition is on sale from 2-25 December. The bumper edition is eight pages longer than regular editions and features holiday wishes written by Big Issue vendors, an interview with Helen Mirren and a Christmas recipe from Donna Hay among much more.
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South Adelaide Football Club Annual General Meeting - Notice of Election
In accordance with the South Adelaide Football Club Constitution, the Club will be required to conduct elections for the following Board Positions at the 2019 Annual General Meeting on Monday December 16, 2019.
Football Director (3 year term) Nominations:
- Gerrard Bennett
- Gavin Riddle
Property Director (1 year term, previously vacant position) Nominations:
- Steve Grimley
- Adam May
Please see below for further information on the Candidates.
The Club has appointed Mark Carroll APM to act as returning officer.
To be eligible to vote in the Board Elections a person will be required to be a financial member (over the age of 18 years) or life member in the 2019 football year (1 Nov 2018 - 31 Oct 2019).
Voting can be completed in the following ways:
- By visiting the Club Reception during office hours, 9am to 5pm prior to December 16, 2019
- By contacting the Club and requesting a postal vote. All postal votes must be received by last mail on December 16, 2019
- By voting in person prior to AGM on Monday December 16 from 5pm to 6.30pm. The Annual General Meeting will start at 7pm on Monday December 16, 2019 in the Peter Darly Function Room, Level 1 Flinders University Stadium (1 Lovelock Drive, Naorlunga Downs).
Gerrard Bennett (Football Director Candidate)
Former SAFC League footballer 113 games from 2003-2008. 32 AFL games for Sydney Swans 1999-2002. Drafted to Geelong from Tassie Mariners/North Hobart 1996. Port Melbourne VFL B&F winner 2001.
BD Manager EFEX 2018-2019. Director/State Manager TJS Services 2005-2017.
Played at AFL level for two successful clubs in Geelong and Sydney, successful in different ways learning from both experiences, especially on reflection.
Still have links to both clubs especially Sydney, and many of the other AFL Clubs including Chris Fagan who had a great influence on my career prior to being drafted.
Held leadership roles in all teams that I played (excluding AFL level), developing strong relationships with the playing group and coaches, respecting every coach's philosophy on football and coaching styles.
Having an existing relationship with Jarrad Wright, from my time playing with him at South and the other existing relationships I have maintained from my entire playing career, I think I can have an important link between the football program and the Board.
I think through my playing experience I can provide the club a valuable insight.
Committed to bringing new, past people and the surrounding community in to the Club, assisting in creating SAFC with greater financial stability and strength, but importantly giving the coaching and playing group the tools to compete consistently to be successful, win games and break the drought.
Gavin Riddle (Football Director Candidate)
Business and System Manager, Metrocard Ticketing, SA Public Transport Authority
Gavin has a great passion for the South Adelaide Football Club since joining the Talent Pathway coaching ranks (U18's) in 2015. His aim now is to continue that involvement but now off field and further his commitment to the club as Football Director.
Having had a number of years' coaching experience at clubs in the SFL and the SANFL, both with juniors and seniors Gavin is now eager to link his business expertise and skills with his football knowledge and use that to assist the Board and Football Department of the club.
Gavin has a firm belief in good cultures and in the benefits of looking after people and that the individual matters.
He believes that relationships are critical in any sporting club or business that is constantly seeking and aspiring for high achievement and desires now to share his experience in this area.
He is passionate about looking after individuals and strives to assist with building focused, well rounded, balanced men and women within the South Adelaide Football Club.
Gavin's experience over the last 5 years in the Talent Pathway places him in good stead having already built considerable relationships with coaches, players and officials within the club.
He desires to continue and enhance those relationships and commits to maintaining the clubs strong focus in being United and with a Can Do attitude.
Gavin desires to continue his focus on the junior programs at the club also to ensure ongoing involvement and inclusion for all players, coaches and volunteers within the South Adelaide zone.
As Business Manager Metrocard Ticketing in the State Government Gavin leads a team of over 20 people and has direct involvement with Business Stakeholders, Company Directors, Corporate Entities and members of the public.
As such Gavin takes the needs of all people very seriously. Respect, Inclusion, Empathy and Understanding are vital elements he believes are critical for achieving successful outcomes.
The Board, Football department, coaches, players, staff, volunteers, sponsors and passionate supporters of this football club deserve these same privileges and Gavin commits to enhancing these relationships in fulfilling this role.
Gavin's qualifications cover a range of disciplines stemming from an Electronic Trade Certificate, a Business Management Diploma and a Human Resources Diploma to a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management.
With over 15 years' experience in Senior Management Gavin represents South Australia Public Transport as a member of the Australasian Ticketing Partnerships Directorate.
Gavin looks forward to the opportunity to work in this Football Director role.
Steven Grimley (Property Director Candidate)
I was born in 1974 in Melbourne where I did my early schooling before moving to the Barossa and finishing at Nuriootpa High.
I played plenty of sport in my youth, including the 91 winning Teal Cup team and a handful of games for Centrals, I also played cricket for South Australia and had a season playing at Sturt.
I always wanted to be a Winemaker so I chose to follow this as a career path early and subsequently held numerous winemaking roles both domestically and internationally.
I resigned from my role as GM at Kreglinger to start our own business in 2005, at which time we relocated to McLaren Vale where Anna, our 3 lads and I still reside today. Son James played Under-18 and Reserve grade football for South Adelaide in the past couple of seasons.
Our early phase of business was focused on supply chain improvements for large retail wine businesses which proved to be highly successful, our 2 major customers today were our first 2 at the start.
Since then we have diversified into various other pursuits including retail (Little Black Bike/Five O'Clock Somewhere), Viticulture & Winemaking, Hotel (Hagen Arms at Echunga) and some small commercial developments.
Our Service Provision business continues to be a market leader in its field and has close working relationships with the likes of Virgin, Laithwaites, Coles & Woolworths on one side and pretty much every wine business, small and large on the other.
We have approx. 25 staff, an annual turnover + $15m and Anna and I remain the sole shareholders.
In addition to my role as MD of our Group, I have a Consultant role for Laithwaites (largest direct mail wine business in the world), advising their Management team on everything from range architecture to acquisitions and a similar role for Virgin Wines in the UK.
When I have time I also help with Business SA and the Entrepreneurs Program.
Filled vacant SAFC Property Director position for 2019.
Adam May (Property Director Candidate)
Current Adelaide 36ers Chief Financial Officer since 2018
I have worked in the sporting field for past 10 years, being employed at the Adelaide 36ers as the membership and finance manager before moving to the SANFL.
In my time at SANFL I was employed as the Finance Manager, where I was involved in the plans and analysis to redevelop AAMI Stadium/Football Park, working with C&G to ensure maximum returns.
I then changed roles to become the SANFL Clubs Finance Manager, where I was seconded to the Clubs and assisted five of them with strategic direction, financial analysis and reporting.
I have recently returned to the Adelaide 36ers as CFO, where one of my responsibilities is maximising revenue from non-traditional revenue streams.
One of the key areas is property and location. I was heavily involved in creating the business case for the 36ers' move to Adelaide Entertainment Centre.
I have recently completed my MBA, including studies and governance and responsibility.
I have also served on my daughter's school board (St Francis Xavier), where I was part of the Master Planning sub-committee to create a plan for use of the land owned by the school.
I am now also serving on my daughters' new school board of St Aloysius College in Adelaide.
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South Adelaide welcomes former Redleg Tahlia Meyer to Flinders University Stadium for 2020.
The 24-year old played her first season at SANFLW level in 2019 and made an impact right away.
Averaging just under 12 disposals a game in 2019 at an impressive 76% efficiency, Meyer will look to bolster the Panthers midfield.
One of her stand out games was in the Preliminary Final loss to the Roosters where she had a career high of 19 disposals.
"I'm looking forward to using my past experience at SANFLW level with what I'm learning at South to continue the development of my skills both on and off the field" Said Tahlia Meyer
"When you make the switch there are always some mixed feelings, but I'm relly keen to get stuck into it"
"It feels great to be a Panther, and to embrace the values of South Adelaide is a privilege"
When talking about why Meyer made the swtich to South, she highlighted the focus on development.
"I chose South Adelaide based on the program that is provided with the focus on development and feedback"
"The ability of coaches, specifically Rick to be so open to players and provide instant feedback made South the right fit"
In other list news, the Panthers welcome a host of local players to the extended list for the 2020 season.
- Alana Baker (Flagstaff Hill)
- Courtney Barry (Victor Harbor)
- Sophia Flanagan-Sjoberg (Aldinga)
- Annabel Gordon (Happy Valley)
- Chloe Jacobs (Happy Valley)
- Skye Kartinyeri-Sumner (Victor Harbor)
- Ellen Keightley (Happy Valley)
- Sheena Peters (Kenilworth)
- Layla Rogers (McLaren Vale)
- Caitlin Ross (Hackham)
- Kristen Rothwell (Willunga)
- Katrice Turner (Willunga)
- Renee Ullrich (Cove)
The Panthers also welcome back 2018 Premiership players in Nicole Mark, Louella McCarthy and Lucy Northcott.
"It's really exciting to welcome back three Premiership players to the club" Said Watts
"Adding their experience into the squad will certainly help with some of our younger players"
"It's also fantastic to welcome so many local players into the program"
The Panthers have also elevated eight players from their successful under-17s program into the senior squad.
"We're really thankful to the local clubs for the time and effort they put into developing players"
"The GSFL and SFL are great competitions to recruit players from and the standard of both competitions have improved significantly over the last few years"
"It's going to be an exciting 2020, so by getting behind the girls with a Women's Membership or making a tax-deductible donation to the Female Pathway Program you will allow us to keep developing these players for years to come"
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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 outstanding season where Cross claimed his fourth Knuckey Cup (South Adelaide Best and Fairest), along with a host of other awards, he will enter into his tenth season at Noarlunga in 2020.
Since joining the Panthers from Scoresby in Victoria, Cross has put together an impressive resume of accolades, including an outstanding two Magarey Medals and R.O. Shearman Medals, which is judged by the umpires and coaches respectively.
Since becoming Co-Captain with Keegan Brooksby in 2018 and Matt Rose in 2019, Cross has developed his leadership qualities
Having played 174 games to date, Cross played a slightly different role in 2019 with some more time up forward which also saw him take out the leading goal kicker award.
"His loyalty to the club is unquestionable, and we're really excited to have him onboard for 2020" Said South Adelaide Chief Executive Officer Neill Sharpe
"We know it was tough for Joel at the end of last season to see two of his mates in Crabb and Liddle hang up the boots, but for him to re-commit is fantastic."
2011 - Present
Magarey Medal 2012 & 2015
Knuckey Cup 2011, 2015, 2016 & 2019
Mark Rawlins Trophy (Runner up B&F) 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2017
R.O. Shearman Medallist 2015 & 2017
SANFL State Team selection 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016
SANFL Advertiser Team of the Year selection 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 & 2019 (as VC)
SANFL Advertiser Player of the Year 2011 & 2012
South Adelaide Life Member 2018
Player's Player Award 2019
Onsite Rental Group Fans MVP 2019
League Leading Goal Kicker 2019 (26 Goals)
Club Captain 2018 & 2019
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