South Adelaide team up with Something Wild Australia

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 10 May 2019
South Adelaide team up with Something Wild Australia

South Adelaide Football Club is pleased to announce a new partnership with another flourishing South Australian business, Something Wild.

The partnership will see Something Wild, Australia's first Indigenous owned native greens, game and traditional meat provider, supply produce for the Panthers licensed venue Jimmy Deane's.

"We are very excited to partner with Something Wild and look forward to seeing their Indigenous produce served in our bistro," said South Adelaide Chief Executive Officer, Neill Sharpe.

"Something Wild are another like-minded and proudly South Australian business, who in fact have already joined forces with another partner of ours in Fleurieu Milk Company, and we are proud to continue our commitment to fostering relationships with local businesses."

Located at Stall 55 in the Adelaide Central Market, Something Wild is a must-visit destination to experience true Australian outback products available right in the heart of Adelaide.

They specialise in kangaroo, wild boar, goat, rabbits, crocodile, wild and farmed venison, buffalo and many more specialty products including native greens, herbs and spices.

Something Wild are at the forefront of supplying Indigenous food to restaurants and consumers around Australia.

They have built strong relationships with Indigenous communities giving them the privilege of being able to promote and supply unique produce from one of the world's oldest cultures.

Not only does this provide Something Wild's customers with the opportunity to experience these products that celebrate Indigenous culture, but it also provides positive opportunities and outcomes for many rural Indigenous communities.

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Betta Teams: SANFLW Semi Final 2 - South Adelaide vs Norwood

Posted by Matt Sampson on 9 May 2019
Betta Teams: SANFLW Semi Final 2 - South Adelaide vs Norwood
 


South Adelaide's senior women will face Norwood at the Parade this Friday night for a place in the 2019 SANFL Statewide Super Women's League Grand Final.

The Panthers secured a double chance in the Final with a win over West Adelaide last weekend, but will be hoping to go straight through to the big dance at ACH Group Stadium (Glenelg) on Sunday, May 26 with a win on Friday night.

There will be at least two changes to the team that knocked the Bloods out of the Finals, with speedy forward Madison Bennett forced to the sidelines with a hamstring complaint and Airlie Schirmer omitted.

Athletic forward Jess Kirk returns to the Panthers attack, while veteran defender Emily Woods, forward Alana Browne and utility Nat Gibbs come into an extended bench.

The Semi Final between the Panthers and Redlegs gets underway from 7:45pm.

The winner will earn automatic qualification for the Grand Final, while the loser will have a second chance against the winner of Glenelg and North Adelaide, who play off in the earlier Semi Final at 6:00pm at the same venue.

Entry is free and all the action will be streamed on the South Adelaide Digital Pass.

South Adelaide Semi Final 2 SANFLW teams presented by Hilton's Betta Home Living


 

Round Details

What: SANFLW Semi Final 2 - South Adelaide vs Norwood
Where: Coopers Stadium (Norwood)
When: Friday, May 10 - 7:45pm (Glenelg vs North Adelaide 6:00pm)
Entry: Free.
Stream: South Adelaide Digital Pass

Changes

In: Woods, Kirk, Browne, Gibbs
Out: Bennett (hamstring), Schirmer (omitted)
New:
Milestones: 

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Vale Len Atkins OAM

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 8 May 2019
Vale Len Atkins OAM

The South Adelaide Football Club is saddened to learn of the recent passing of former player and coach Len Atkins OAM.

In his earlier years, Len played for Semaphore Centrals (1953-55) and in 1955 was selected in the State SAAFL side that played Victoria at Alberton Oval on June 13th.

In that game, he ran off the bench just after halftime and kicked a goal within a minute.

In 1956 he played for South Australia in the AAFC Carnival in Hobart and kicked goals in every game.

Eventually he was recruited to South Adelaide and played 30 games for the Panthers between 1957-59, kicking 23 goals.

In the 1960-61, Len moved to the Northern Territory and took on the role of captain/coach of Waratahs Football Club in NTFL competition. In this time, he was also top goalkicker with the club (20).

During this time, Len made one of his most significant contributions to South Adelaide in recommending a young athletic ruckman from the Tiwi Islands named David Kantilla to the club.

Post playing career, Len accepted the role of coaching South Adelaide's second eighteen, leading them to a Preliminary Final in each of his years at the helm (1967-68), while also serving as an assistant coach to Peter Darley in 1968.

In 1969 he left South Adelaide to coach McLaren Vale in the Southern Football League.

Len also enjoyed a successful squash career.

He was named a five-time National Age Squash Champion - Under 45 (1980/81/82) and Under 50 (1984/86) - and became a Life Member of the SA Squash Association, Squash Australia.

The thoughts of South Adelaide are with Len's family, friends, teammates and all that remember him fondly on and off the football field.

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Jarrad Wright extends contract with South Adelaide

Posted by Matt Sampson on 7 May 2019
Jarrad Wright extends contract with South Adelaide

South Adelaide is pleased to reveal senior coach Jarrad Wright has put pen to paper on a contract extension that will keep him at the club through the end of 2020.

Since taking on the role of senior coach at the end of 2017, Wright has guided the Panthers to 14 wins, nine losses and two draws and importantly led his side back into the Finals in his first season at the helm.

South currently sit inside the top five in search of their first consecutive Finals appearances since the 1991-92 seasons.

Wright's coaching acumen has also been recognized externally, with his inclusion to the coaching panel that will direct the SANFL's State Team against the WAFL this Sunday in Perth.

South Adelaide Chief Executive Officer, Neill Sharpe said the Club was confident of the direction it was heading under Wright's leadership.

"We are very pleased to have Jarrad extend his stay in Noarlunga for a further season," said Sharpe.

"His influence on our football program in his short time with the Club is evident and we believe our playing group is in great hands with Jarrad as our senior coach.

"We look forward to the rest of 2019 and 2020 with Jarrad at the helm and hopefully a period of sustained success that the South Adelaide Football Club deserves."

Wright declared he was excited for what lies ahead for the Panthers current playing group.

"I am very thankful for the opportunity to coach at South Adelaide and excited for what the future holds for the remainder of this year and then moving into 2020," said Wright.

"We have a developing list which will provide us the solid foundation for continued success moving into the future.

"However, the challenge and focus always remains on winning games and finals.

"I believe we are on the right path to achieve this."

Prior to being appointed as senior coach at South Adelaide, Wright underwent an extensive coaching apprenticeship that included stints as an assistant coach at both Woodville-West Torrens and South Adelaide, guiding the Eagles Reserves to back-to-back premierships and taking control of his own program at Henley Sharks and leading them to a premiership in the SAAFL.

Also a talented player, Wright was drafted by the Brisbane Lions with pick 35 of the 2001 AFL National Draft, after leading South Australia's Under-18s, and spent two years on their list through their premiership successes of the early 2000s under the tutelage of the great Leigh Matthews.

Wright's playing career also included over 100 Senior State League games with South Adelaide, Woodville-West Torrens (SANFL) and the Brisbane Lions (QAFL) and an Under-17s premiership with the Eagles.

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Trio of Panthers named in U16 State Squad

Posted by Matt Sampson on 7 May 2019
Trio of Panthers named in U16 State Squad

Three young Panthers guns have been selected in the 2019 SA Under-16 Squad that will defend their AFL National Championship later this year.

Ball magnets Jason Horne (180cm, 72kg, Christies Beach - SFL; pictured above) and Matthew Roberts (183cm, 74kg, Langhorne Creek - GSFL) will make their second appearance for the SA U16s, after featuring in the victorious side of 2018.

Meanwhile, Arlo Draper (185cm, 68kg, Willunga - GSFL) has also been recognised for his strong U16 campaign with South Adelaide.

A familiar face remains at the helm, with former Panther and 2018 U16 All-Australian mentor Julian Farkas set to guide the Croweaters again in 2019.

The South Australian squad will first face Western Australia on Sunday June 16 at Leederville Oval.

Next they travel to Queensland to play Victoria Metro (Monday July 8) at Southport and Victoria Country (Friday July 12) at the Gabba during the School Holidays.

Training will begin at Thebarton Oval next Tuesday, with four trial matches to be played throughout the period against the U17 Futures State team as well as Sacred Heart, Rostrevor and Prince Alfred Colleges.

2019 SA Under-16 Squad

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Injury Report: Round 6

Posted by Matt Sampson on 7 May 2019
Injury Report: Round 6
Player Name Injury Estimated Return
Coby Helyar Chest Test
Tyler Davies Knee Test - 1 week
Anthony Biemans Hamstring Test - 1 week
Luke Bogle  Wrist Test - 1 week
Eamon Wilkinson Knee Test - 1 week
Emmanuel Irra* Quad 1-2 weeks
Ben Haren* Ankle 1-2 weeks
Nathan Beenham Ankle 3-4 weeks
Nic Schwarz Wrist 6 weeks


*Indicates injured last match

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Women's Match Report: Panthers women lock in Finals double chance

Posted by Matt Sampson on 6 May 2019
Women's Match Report: Panthers women lock in Finals double chance
 

SAFCW Match Report

South Adelaide vs West Adelaide
Round 10 - Flinders University Stadium - 05/04/19

South Adelaide 0.4 1.6 4.7 6.7 43
West Adelaide 0.1 3.1 3.2 4.3 27


Goals: Bennett 2, Munyard, Haussen, Walker-Murphy, Tahau
Best: Tahau, Bennett, Cavouras, Campbell, Gore, Wright
Injuries: Bennett (hamstring)

South Adelaide's senior women have secured a double chance in the 2019 Final thanks to a win over West Adelaide at Flinders University Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Panthers had to come from behind, but eventually kicked their way to a 6.7 (43) to 4.3 (27) victory and lock in their position in the top two on the ladder.

The victory sets up a tantalising Semi Final clash with last year's Grand Final opponent Norwood at the Parade this Friday night.

The winner will go straight through to the big dance at ACH Group Stadium (Glenelg) on Sunday, May 26, while the loser will face the winner of Glenelg and North Adelaide, who play off in the earlier Semi Final, also on Friday evening.

That said, qualification in the top two did not come easy, with the Panthers forced to play from behind for much of the match against West on Saturday.

Both sides failed to register a goal in a dour first term.

Winger Tamara Page and young tall Brooklyn Kraft came ever so close to breaking the deadlock after each had a goal called back for being touched off the boot.

South controlled much of the possession for the term but could only manage a three point buffer at the first change.

Elyse Haussen finally broke through for the hosts, after converting a neat set shot from a strong mark off of a pin point Nicole Campbell pass.

However, the rest of the second quarter belonged to West Adelaide.

The visitors piled on three unanswered goals to end the term, as Mary Smith burst into an open goal square, Melanie Elsegood reacted first to a bobbling ball in traffic and Rachelle Martin marked in space and played on to kick her first.

The result set the Bloods up with a seven-point advantage at the major break.

 

 

However, the Panthers responded quickly after emerging from the rooms.

Madison Bennett kicked her first after catching her opponent holding the ball 10m out from goal just two minutes after the restart to bring her side within a point.

Minutes later Hannah Munyard gave South back the lead with a brilliant solo effort.

After pouncing on a poor kick inside from the Bloods in the centre square, Munyard took a bounce, baulked past a defender, steadied and buried a shot on the run from 35m out.

Neither side found much ascendancy for the remainder of the quarter, before the Panthers broke through in the final minute.

Montana McKinnon cut off a rebounding kick out of defence and found Bennett on a lead, who was promptly driven into the ground in a tackle. Her free kick found a leading Indy Tahau for one of her numerous contested marks for the afternoon and she converted coolly from 25m out dead in front.

South put the game away in the fourth.

Bennett and Mykala Walker-Murphy each slotted free kicks for high contact to push the lead to 22 and secure the win and the double chance.

Elsegood did pull one back for West in the dying stages, the Bloods only goal of the second half, but it was too little, too late.

Tahau was the standout for the hosts, gathering 17 touches, taking nine marks, kicking a goal and even pinch hitting well in the ruck.

Bennett's pressure in the forward line (seven tackles) was key to several scoring opportunities, while Czenya Cavouras, Campbell and Nikki Gore racked up 53 touches, 17 tackles and 10 inside 50s between them.

Young utility Sarah Wright also impressed playing a lock down role in defence.

South Adelaide's Semi Final against Norwood kicks off at 7:45pm at Coopers Stadium this Friday night, preceded by Glenelg vs North Adelaide at 6:00pm. Entry to both games is free.

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League Match Report: Strong second half launches Panthers past Bloods

Posted by Matt Sampson on 6 May 2019
League Match Report: Strong second half launches Panthers past Bloods
 

League Match Report

South Adelaide vs West Adelaide
Round 6 - Flinders University Stadium - 04/05/19

South Adelaide 2.2 5.4 9.7 15.11 101
West Adelaide 4.0 7.3 9.7 10.9 69


Goals: Davis 4, Overall, Karpany 2, Fitt, Rose, Emery, Cross, Heaslip
Best: Knoll, Heaslip, Karpany, Cross, Davis, Kappler
Injuries: Irra (quad), Haren (ankle)
Crowd: 1278

A second half surge lifted South Adelaide over West Adelaide at Flinders University Stadium on Saturday afteroon.

Well beaten in the first half, the Panthers lifted significantly after halftime to record a 15.11 (101) to 10.9 (69) victory.

Down by 11 at the major break, South levelled the scores by the final change and stormed home to kick six of the last seven goals to secure the win.

The win sees South return to the winner's list after two draws and a loss over the previous three and maintain their position in the top five.

Michael Knoll was outstanding around the stoppages in arguably his best game of the young season.

The big man from Box Hill gathered 15 touches, clunked six marks and got his hand to 47 hit outs in an impressive display.

South were also well served by Ben Heaslip (23 disposals, eight clearances and a goal), who was one of few Panthers who could hold his head high at halftime, and Malcolm Karpany, who looked dangerous with each of 15 possessions and slotted two goals.

Abe Davis was also important to the turnaround, booting four game-changing second half goals.

That said, it was the Bloods that started the brighter of the two teams, controlling the contest from the onset.

Within six minutes, West had booted three goals, while the Panthers had barely gotten their hands on the ball.

Adding to the frustration, excitement machine Emmanuel Irra's day came to an end within the opening minutes thanks to a quad injury and Ben Haren was also helped from the field in the first quarter with an ankle complaint.

Things look precariously placed before Karpany and Sam Overall pulled back a pair for the hosts.

However, South missed a pair of gettable goals and West added another in stoppage time to push the difference back to 10 at quarter time.

Alex Cailotto drew first blood in the second quarter, but West continued to have the answers, with Jono Beeche's second for the term giving his side a three-goal buffer deep into the term.

Heaslip continued to battle physically through the middle of the ground, while Jaidan Kappler (13 touches and six marks) scrapped and scragged for the Panthers backline in his return to the League side.

Skipper Joel Cross was able to capitalise on a West Adelaide mistake coming out of defence and pull one back deep into stoppage time and cut the lead to 11.

However, it was a first half to forget, with West controlling the lion's share of possession and the Panthers effort leaving much to be desired.

 

 

To their credit, the Panthers emerged from the rooms a different side.

Some structural changes, such as Davis' move to the forward lines, and a renewed desire to hunt the ball proved the catalyst for a significant turnaround.

Heaslip atoned for his poor set shot in the opening term by launching home a long-range effort towards the southern end, before Liam Fitt pounced on a loose ball inside 50 to add his first for the afternoon.

In the blink of an eye the scores were level again.

Minutes later Davis slotted his first of four to give South their first lead of the match.

West fought back through Hugh Haysman and the dangerous Beeche, but when Davis nailed his second in stoppage time, nothing could separate the sides as they turned for home.

The final term belonged to the hosts, as West seemingly ran out of puff.

South slotted the first four goals of the quarter to establish a 25-point buffer midway through the term, before Will Snelling could finally pull one back for the visitors.

However, two more majors from Karpany and Tom Whittlesea would put the final touches on a remarkable comeback.

This weekend there is a competition-wide bye, as the SANFL State Team do battle with the WAFL at Optus Stadium, with several Panthers in contention for selection. You can catch all the action with a South Adelaide Digital Pass.

South are next in action from 2:10pm on Saturday, May 18 against North Adelaide at Prospect Oval.

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Junior Match Report: U18s enjoy win over West Adelaide

Posted by Mark Clayton on 6 May 2019
Junior Match Report: U18s enjoy win over West Adelaide
 

Under-18s Match Report

South Adelaide @ West Adelaide
Round 6 - City Mazda Stadium - 04/05/19

South Adelaide 2.0 8.3 9.10 13.14 92
West Adelaide 5.4 5.5 7.6 9.6 60


Goals: Sladojevic 4, Riddle 3, Sampson 2, Freitag, Spicer, Nye, Horne
Best: Sladojevic, Jones, Draper, Hamilton, Spicer, Riddle

South Adelaide's Under-18s knocked off West Adelaide to the tune of 32 points at City Mazda Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

On Saturday we played our sixth away game in a row.

This time against West Adelaide at City Mazda Stadium (Richmond Oval) in our first standalone game, following the Under-16s season coming to an end last week.

We made seven changes to the team that lost to Sturt in Round 5.

We welcomed back our captain Aaron Douglass, Daniel Sladojevic, Damon Freitag and Beau McCreery re-joined us from State Under-18 commitments.

Hayden Kernahan played his first game for the club and we brought up two Under-16s in Jason Horne and Arlo Draper.

After a poor game last week, it was important that we responded well and got off to a good start.

Fortunately, we did just that. Under three minutes into the game, Mitch Riddle was front and centre to a contested ball in our forward 50, took the ball cleanly and finished for a goal.

Unfortunately, the fast start ended there, as West Adelaide kicked the next four goals.

Daniel Sladojevic pulled one back for us, but West kicked another to finish the quarter 22 points up.

However, we dominated the second quarter.

Although the disposals were similar, we had over twice the inside 50 entries and Sladojevic made the most of his opportunities kicking 3.1.

Freitag, Horne and Connor Sampson all kicked singles and overall we kicked six goals to a single behind and went into the main break now 16 points up.

After halftime it felt like we controlled the third quarter, but didn't manage to convert our chances. We kicked 1.7 points to 2.1, which kept West in the game and meant we still had some work to do.

The Bloods kicked the first goal of the last quarter to cut our lead to 11 points.

However, we kicked the next three. Riddle added a pair and Sampson another in the space of three minutes to give us some breathing space.

West kicked the next before Phoenix Spicer kicked his first just before the siren to give us a 32-point win.

It was a good day and we hope we continue that form as we move forward.

This weekend there is a State Game bye before we play yet another away game against North Adelaide. Our second against the Roosters at Prospect Oval and third in total at the venue.

At least there will be a strong contingent of Panthers supporters, as our game is the first of a triple header with League and Reserves matches following us.

Round 7
South Adelaide @ North Adelaide
Prospect Oval - Saturday 18th of May at 9.05am

Mark Clayton
Talent Manager

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Reserves Match Report: West too strong for Panthers

Posted by Matt Sampson on 6 May 2019
Reserves Match Report: West too strong for Panthers
 

Reserves Match Report

South Adelaide vs West Adelaide
Round 6 - Flinders University Stadium - 04/05/19

South Adelaide 2.1 5.2 8.3 9.5 59
West Adelaide 6.3 8.4 10.6 14.8 92


Goals: Elmes 2, McGree, Baker, Juckers, Whitbread, Kennedy, Tucker, Fairlie
Best: Manuel, McGree, Badger, Sampson
Injuries: Beenham (ankle)

South Adelaide's Reserves fell to a 33-point defeat at the hands of West Adelaide at Flinders University Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Panthers let the Bloods off the chain in the first quarter and were never able to reel back the lead, eventually falling to a 9.5 (59) to 14.8 (92) defeat.

South did claw their way back in the third term to cut the lead as low as seven points, but a 4.2 to 1.2 final stanza from West put the game away.

Young defender Jonty Manuel was best afield for the Panthers, gathering 18 touches and marshalling a backline that was at times under repeat pressure.

Ruckman Cameron McGree also continued his strong start to the season, leading all comers with 24 touches to go with eight clearances, 19 hit outs and a goal.

Meanwhile, Robert Badger played an important shutdown role and Hayden Sampson (20 possessions and six tackles) responded well to his return to the Reserves.

Sadly, young forward Nathan Beenham is also set for some time on the sidelines after injuring his ankle during the game.

Despite the loss, the Reserves remain fifth on the ladder and a game ahead of sixth-placed Sturt.

This weekend, there is a competition-wide bye, with South's next contest coming against North Adelaide at Prospect Oval from 11:30am, Saturday, May 18.

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Betta Teams: Juniors - U18 Round 10

Posted by Jonathon Parker on 13 June 2019
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Betta Teams: SANFL Round 10 - South Adelaide vs Glenelg

Posted by Jonathon Parker on 13 June 2019
Betta Teams: SANFL Round 10 - South Adelaide vs Glenelg
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Junior Match Report: U18s late fight back wasn't enough

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 12 June 2019
Junior Match Report: U18s late fight back wasn't enough
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SANFL LADDER

  • GLENELG

    15

  • ADELAIDE

    15

  • NORWOOD

    14

  • SOUTH ADELAIDE

    10

  • STURT

    10

  • PORT ADELAIDE

    10

  • WOODVILLE-WEST TORRENS

    8

  • CENTRALS

    4

  • WEST ADELAIDE

    2

  • NORTH ADELAIDE

    -2

2019 SOUTH ADELAIDE FIXTURE

  • SANFL Round 10

    South Adelaide vs Glenelg
    Venue: Flinders University Stadium (Noarlunga)
    Date: Sunday, June 16
    Time: 2:10pm


  • SANFL Round 11

    West Adelaide vs South Adelaide
    Venue: City Mazda Stadium
    Date: Sunday, June 30
    Time: 2:10pm


  • SANFL Round 12

    South Adelaide vs Sturt
    Venue: Flinders University Stadium (Noarlunga)
    Date: Sunday, July 7
    Time: 2:10pm


  • SANFL Round 13

    South Adelaide vs Eagles
    Venue: Flinders University Stadium (Noarlunga)
    Date: Saturday, July 13
    Time: 2:10pm


  • SANFL Round 14

    Norwood vs South Adelaide
    Venue: Coopers Stadium (Norwood)
    Date: Saturday, July 20
    Time: 2:10pm


  • FULL FIXTURE

    League Fixture

     

 

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