South Adelaide welcomes former Port Adelaide player Matthew Broadbent to Noarlunga for 2020.
The Henley Sharks/Woodville West-Torrens junior was taken at pick 38 of the 2008 AFL Draft by the Power.
After spending 11-seasons at Alberton, the midfield utility now finds a home with the Panthers after 171 games at the highest level.
"We welcome Brogsy to the club and we're really happy to have him on board for an exciting 2020" Said Senior Coach Jarrad Wright.
"He's been around footy and the AFL system for a long time, and the wealth of experience he brings to the club will be really useful in helping with some of our younger players."
"We'll expect him to bring his hard-nosed style to our new look midfield while also helping to cover down back"
"Matt will add a layer of calmness in the heat of battle which is a developing area for our team"
"His decision making and skills by hand and foot is something that our offensive transitions will benefit from."
"It was a pretty tough decision for me, but an important one and one I'm really excited about" said Broadbent
"There were a number of factors [to come South Adelaide] but the chance to work with Jarrad Wright, who I've got a good relationship with and as well as the exciting list helped me make the decision"
When talking about what would be his role, Broadbent said that "I might play a bit more midfield than I have".
"We've got pre-season to look forward to, to get fit and get ready and obviously want to get some good momentum leading into the season."
"Really excited to get stuck into it."
Having a break out season for the Power in 2012, Broadbent played 19 AFL games to earn a consistent spot in the side where he also finished equal second in the John Cahill Medal.
2014 saw Broadbent bring up his 100th AFL game against Carlton in round 22.
At that point he was a key part of the Port Adelaide back six.
The 2016 season was one of great consistency for Broadbent as he finished sixth in the Cahill medal after playing a large part of the year in defence.
In the 10 AFL matches played in 2019, Broadbent averaged 20 disposals a game, which was above his career average.
The South Adelaide Football Club welcomes Matthew, and partner Rachelle to the Family for 2020.
- Port Adelaide (Power) - 171 games (2009 - 2019)
- Port Adelaide (Magpies) - 12 games (2014 - 2019)
- Woodville West-Torrens - 15 games (2009 - 2013)
- Port Adelaide Football Club Life Member - 2018
- Equal runner-up John Cahill Medal - 2012
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South Adelaide is excited to announce that Keegan Brooksby will return home to Flinders University Stadium in 2020.
After returning to the Panthers in 2018 from a 3-season stint at the Gold Coast Suns, Brooksby had an outstanding 2018 campaign which saw him become one of the premier rucks in the SANFL.
At the end of the 2018 season, Brooksby was offered another AFL lifeline by the West Coast Eagles as part of the pre-season supplemental selection period (SPP).
After spending a year in the WAFL, Brooksby played 20 games for the Eagles where he was in scintillating form which was confirmed by taking out the 2019 Best & Fairest for West Coast.
"We're really excited to have Keegan return home after a year in an AFL environment" said Senior Coach Jarrad Wright.
"In 2018 when he returned from the Gold Coast, the leadership and maturity he brought really helped push and develop our very young team"
"His presence around the ground will certainly generate belief for the group"
"More importantly his ruck craft will provide first use for our new look midfield,"
"Leaving last year after being around for one season was not what I was really expecting to happen" said Brooksby
"To come back to the club, hopefully for good is something I'm really looking forward to"
When talking about his year at West Coast, Brooksby is excited to use some of his experiences to his advantage.
"I think you just get different look at a different environment"
"I've had some key takeaways on how they did things and they've obviously been successful"
"It's been a valuable experience learning from Adam Simpson, who was under the Clarko system at Hawthorn "
"I certainly felt that after the 2018 season, that we probably were on the cusp of being very competitive"
"To get that first season under Boof and play a final, the group is ready to take the next step"
"Younger blokes are getting plenty of experience and we're in a position where we can really push on"
After making the switch from basketball to football, Brooksby quickly climbed the ranks in the Panthers junior program, claiming the 2009 Centre of Excellence U18 Best & Fairest.
His rapid improvement continued at senior level, winning the League Most Improved Award on two occasions (2011 and 2013) before firmly establishing himself as the premier ruckman in the competition in 2014.
Under the tutelage of Brad Gotch, he was selected in the SANFL State Team and Advertiser Team of the Year, before being honoured as the Panthers Best & Fairest at the Knuckey Cup in 2014.
On his return in 2018, Brooksby was named Co-Captian with Joel Cross.
Keegan also continues the tradition of the Brooksby name at South Adelaide, with his father Phil and uncle Graham playing 278 and 125 games respectively for South Adelaide in the 1970s and 80s.
The club is ecstatic to have Keegan back in blue and white and look forward to him playing a key role within the senior playing group in what will be a big 2020.
- South Adelaide - 72 games (2010 - 2014)
- Gold Coast Suns - 14 games (2015 - 2017)
- South Adelaide - 19 games (2018)
- West Coast Eagles (WAFL) - 20 games (2019)
- U18 Best & Fairest - 2009
- U18 Leading Goal Kicker - 2009
- League Most Improved - 2011 & 2013
- SANFL State Team - 2014
- The Advertiser Team of the Year - 2014
- Knuckey Cup winner - 2014
- Drafted by Gold Coast Suns (2015 & 2017 rookie draft)
- SPP listed by West Coast Eagles (2019)
- Gold Coast Suns NEAFL Player of the Year - 2016
- Mark Rawlins Trophy (Runner-Up Best & Fairest) - 2018
- West Coast Eagles WAFL Best & Fairest - 2019
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The South Adelaide Football Club is saddened to hear the recent passing of former player Kevin Griffiths.
Kevin was recruited from the Teachers College to South Adelaide Football Club in 1971.
His first game was Round 8 vs North Adelaide 22/05/1971.
At the beginning of his football journey, Kevin was an elegant ruckman who later in his career switched to the forward pocket. He played 28 games from 1971 - 1973.
Kevin went on to having a succesful cricket career, winning a Bradman Medal. He was well respected within the cricket community.
He joined the Board at Adelaide Oval SMA as a Director; and as a member of Finance, Audit & Risk Committee. In addition to this, he was a previous member of the SACA Board and the Cricket Australia Board.
Professionally, Kevin completed a Doctor of Philosophy in Education at Western Michigan University. His career pathway followed into leadership management and team building, when he established KRG Consulting in 1988.
The thoughts of everyone at the South Adelaide Football Club are with Kevin's family, friends, teammates and all that remember him fondly on and off the football field.
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South Adelaide has secured the signatures of four key senior players for the 2020 SANFL season.
Returning next season is 2019 Mark Rawlins Memorial Trophy winner (Runner-Up Best & Fairest) Joseph Haines, along with Co-Captain Matt Rose, Encounter Bay product Ben Heaslip and ever reliable defender Tyson Brown.
In a breakout year, Haines played his best season at league level averaging almost 23 disposals per game and was also selected to represent SA in the state game against WA in May.
However, Haines 2019 campaign will best be remembered for a 'Leo Barry' mark late in the Round 10 match against the bays.
Rose has also committed to the Panthers after his first season as Co-Captain where he averaged 22 disposals across the back flank.
His 2019 got off to a bright start, by being named as a co-captain with Joel Cross thanks to the outstanding leadership he's displayed since coming to the Panthers from Port Adelaide in 2014.
Rose also was selected in the SANFL State Team that faced the WAFL in May, making it back to back state game selections.
South Adelaide Talent Pathway product Ben Heaslip will enter his sixth season at Noarlunga.
He's played 57 league matches since his league debut in round 1 2015.
In 2019 Heaslip stepped up into a leadership role within the leadership group for the first time.
Ever reliable defender Tyson Brown also inks a new deal which will see him enter into his 10th season at Noarlunga.
In what was another extremely consistent year, Brown averaged 15 disposals and managed to play all 18 games injury free.
South Adelaide welcomes back all four men and eagerly awaits seeing them back in blue and white in 2020!
2013 - Present
Mark Rawlins Trophy (Runner-Up Best & Fairest) - 2019
Flinders University Most Improved Player - 2018
SANFL State Team Selection - 2019
Runner-Up Reserves Best & Fairest - 2016
2010 - present
153 games (103 for South Adelaide)
Mark Rawlins Memorial Trophy (Runner-Up Best & Fairest) - 2015
Best In Finals - 2016
Third Best & Fairest - 2017
SANFL State Team Selection- 2018 & 2019
Club Captain - 2019
Frank Barry Medal - 2019
2014 - present
League Best First Year Player (David Kantilla Memorial Trophy) - 2015
Flinders University Most Improved Player - 2017
Leadership group - 2019
2011 - present
Flinders University Most Improved Player - 2016
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South Adelaide are excited to welcome James Rose for the 2020 season.
The former Sydney Swan lands at the Panthers following 5 seasons in the red and white after making his AFL debut in 2015.
Taken at pick 37 of the 2014 AFL Draft, Rose went on to play 14 AFL games after playing at Sturt as a junior.
The smooth mover kicked 22 goals from 13 NEAFL matches in 2018 and was at his best in the 2018 NEAFL Grand Final collecting 38 disposals and a goal.
"We're really excited to welcome James to the club, he'll be a great addition to the team" said Senior Coach Jarrad Wright
"As a player James will add some top end class to our midfield, he has elite speed and decision making and knows where the goals are."
"He will complement our already tough working midfield nicely"
"As a person his core values fit in with what are building here at South, and James will be a very good fit."
When speaking on making the move to the Panthers, Rose felt that South Adelaide was the right fit.
"I came back to Adelaide with an open mind, and after meeting with Jarrad and Neill I sparked a connection with Boof quite quickly as our values aligned"
"I'm bloody excited to contribute and looking at the list there are some fantastic leaders in Cross and Rose."
"The list is maturing at the right time and it's shaping up to be an exciting year, and I'm really keen to contribute."
We welcome James to South Adelaide and are excited to see him in action in 2020.
James Rose Playing record
Drafted - Pick 37, 2014 AFL Draft
Team - Sydney Swans
Games - 14 (AFL)
Goals - 7
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South Adelaide are pleased to announce the signing of Ben Sawford.
The 25 year-old joins the Panthers after spending the last four seasons down the bay with Glenelg.
Prior to joining the Tigers in 2016, Sawford began his SANFL football life at Port Adelaide as a junior in 2011.
The 182cm ball winner is poised to bolster the Panthers midfield in 2020.
"We're really excited to have Ben on board for 2020, he's a proven ball winner and will look to strengthen our midfield" said Senior Coach Jarrad Wright
"I'm confident that Ben will be the first of several important additions to our playing group for 2020"
We welcome Ben to South Adelaide and are excited to see him in the blue and white next season.
In other list news, Emmanuel Irra has informed the club that he will look to seek an opportunity at another SANFL club due to work related reasons.
Likewise, Mark Noble has also informed the club of his desire to explore opportunities in Melbourne for family reasons.
"We appreciate the contribution that Emmanuel and Mark have made to the football club, and we wish them all the best for the future" said Chief Executive Officer Neill Sharpe.
Ben has shown that he is #SouthProud, are you? 2020 Memberships now available!
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The South Adelaide Football Club wishes to advise members that the Annual General Meetings for the South Adelaide Football Club Inc. and South Adelaide Footballers Club Inc. will be held in the Peter Darley Room at Flinders University Stadium from 7pm Monday, 16 December 2019.
NOTIFICATION OF ELECTION
FINANCE DIRECTOR 3 YEAR TERM (who preferably has skills and experience in accounting and financial management)
FOOTBALL DIRECTOR 3 YEAR TERM (who preferably has skills and experience in the playing of football and the management of football players)
MARKETING DIRECTOR 2 YEAR TERM (Vacant position) - (who preferably has skills and experience in marketing and promotions)
PROPERTY DIRECTOR 1 YEAR TERM (Vacant position) (who preferably has skills and experience in the development of commercial property and asset management generally)
Nominations are open for candidates for the above positions. To be eligible, you need to be a financial member of the South Adelaide Football Club as of 31st October 2019.
To notify your interest, please contact the Chief Executive Officer via reception to arrange for a nomination form to be forwarded. You will be required to ensure that 2 financial members sign your nomination form. Nominations close 5:00pm Friday 22nd November 2019. For further information, please contact Alana Salzborn on 8186 8200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTICE OF MOTION
Pursuant to clause 21.4 of the Constitution, a member who intends moving a motion at the Annual General Meeting must give notice in writing and the terms thereof to the Chief Executive Officer no later than 5:00pm Friday 22nd November 2019.
SOUTH ADELAIDE FOOTBALL CLUB INC. & SOUTH ADELAIDE FOOTBALLERS CLUB INC.
When: 7pm Monday, 16 December 2019
Where: Peter Darley Room, Flinders University Stadium, 1 Lovelock Drive, Noarlunga Downs
Advise to Members: please click here
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The South Adelaide Football Club is saddened to learn of the recent passing of former player Craig Cock.
Craig began his football journey with Forbes Primary School before being recruited to South Adelaide from Westminster College in 1967.
He was a versatile player, who played every position on the field except ruck, rover and full-forward, but made a name for himself as a defender.
It wasn't long until he earnt his first League opportunity after getting the call up in Round 3, 1967 against Norwood.
After playing all the remaining games in 1967, he went on to be named the Best First Year Player.
In 1968 Craig was selected as part of the state squad.
Craig would play 206 League matches from 1967 to 1978.
In 1976 he would be inducted as a South Adelaide Life Member and a SANFL Life Member in 1978.
After his stellar career, he would win the Madigan Medal as the Best and Fairest Player of the Spencer Gulf Football League with South Augusta in 1981.
Outside of Football, Craig went on to be come the General Manager of Business Relations for ETSA Utilities (SA Power Networks).
The thoughts of everyone at the South Adelaide Football Club are with Craig's family, friends, teammates and all that remember him fondly on and off the football field.
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A record five Panthers were selected in the 2019 NAB AFLW Draft on Tuesday morning.
South Adelaide Football Club congratulates its coaches, staff and players for the continuing success of its female football program.
South Adelaide CEO Neill Sharpe said after winning the past two SANFLW premierships and four U17 titles in a row it was extremely pleasing to see another four young women join AFLW Clubs and another two retained on AFLW lists.
The moment Montana became a Crow. Chelsea Randall presents a jumper to Montana McKinnon in Tuesdays draft. Image: Michael Willson AFL Photos
"It's exciting for the Panthers to yet again have the No. 1 South Australian player selected in the AFLW Draft with Montana McKinnon joining last year's No. 1 Nikki Gore at the Crows.
"Hannah Munyard, like Nikki and Montana, has come through our junior pathway and is a determined footballer. Nicole Campbell and Cheyenne Hammond have come a bit later to our Club and football but their drive and commitment to improvement has been duly rewarded."
"It's also great to see Lisa Whiteley and Courtney Gum re-drafted and continue to make the most of their opportunity. While there is still plenty of hard work ahead of them all, they and their families should be very proud."
Panther Premiership Coach Rick Watts was also proud of the Club's female football program and what it has been able to achieve.
"As a club we've fully embraced women's football and we've given our players the best chance to develop. It's a really proud moment to see the development of these players, after all the hard work they have put in from when we had our first session to now is fantastic."
Encouragingly for the Panthers there is still a lot of young talent coming through its underage program, which augurs well for the 2020 season.
"The reality is that we wouldn't be able to make the investment we do in female football without the sponsorship support. The girls have certainly earnt the right to have an elite program.
"The challenge of course is still our changeroom facilities, but we are continuing to work with the SANFL and all levels of Government to find a solution."
If you would like to add your support as a sponsor for 2020 please contact Jonathon Parker (email@example.com or 08 8186 8200) or to make a tax deductible donation to our Female Player Pathway click here.
Local Club: Morphettville Park
Pick: 14 - Adelaide Crows
SANFLW premiership player - 2018, 2019
AFLW Academy Member
All-Australian U18 - 2018, 2019
Central Allies Captain - 2019
U18s Girls Youth Champs MVP - 2019
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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)
Mark Rawlins Memorial Trophy (Runner-Up Best & Fairest)
Third Best & Fairest
J.L. Brown Trophy (Reserves Best & Fairest)
Reserves Runner-Up Best & Fairest
Onsite Rental Group Fans MVP
Milestone Chemicals Players' Player Award
League Trademark Award
Flinders University League Most Improved Player
League Leading Goalkicker
Joel Cross (26 goals)
Reserves Trademark Award
Dr Jim Harley/Frank Brown Memorial Trophy (Best Clubman)
David Kantilla Memorial Trophy (Best First Year League Player)
Junior Award Winners
Best & Fairest
Runner-Up Best & Fairest
Third Best & Fairest
Daniel Sladojevic (31 goals)
Flinders University Most Improved
Colin & Peter Haines Trophy (Best Junior Clubman)
Fred & Mavis Whitwell Trophy (U18 Rising Star)
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
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