2021 South Adelaide Indigenous Guernsey now for sale!
Own a piece of South Adelaide history by bidding on a match-worn Panther's Indigenous Round Guernsey.
Worn against the Eagles in round 13 and Crows in round 14, the Indigenous Guernsey designed by Flinders Universtiy Student Mya Damon symbolises connection, specifically the connection between the South Adelaide Football Club and the local Southern region.
Bidding is now open for the following match worn Indigenous Round Guernsey's via the clubs official eBay site. Click on the player name below to view the online auction.
- Bryce Gibbs - Long sleeve
- Bryce Gibbs
- Joe Haines
- Matt Broadbent
- Jason Horne
- Eamon Wilkinson
- Joel Cross
- Ben Heaslip
- Hayden Sampson
- Sam Overall
Auctions will finish 20/7/21.
Additonal match worn or player issue guernseys are available to purchase here. First come, first served.
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Under-18 Match Report
South Adelaide vs Norwood
Round 13 - Flinders University Stadium - 10/07/2021
Goals: Delean, Magor 4, Howes 3, Brown, Pilmore, Rogers, Schirmer,
Best: Mitton, Birt, Brown, Rogers, Delean, Magor
The South Adelaide Under-18s storm home to record a 43-point win over Norwood at Flinders University Stadium.
It took some time for South Adelaide to shake off the Redlegs, but when it came it happened spectacularly as the Panthers booted ten second-half goals to break away with the win, 15.10 (100) to 9.3 (57).
Heading into Saturday's match with their spot in the top four far from guaranteed; the Panthers sprang into action early with the opening two goals of the game.
However, the Redlegs managed to claw themselves back into the match during the latter stages of the opening term and by quarter time, just 2 points were all that separated the Panthers from Norwood.
The second term saw Delean and Magor register the only majors for the Panthers but, and more importantly, the side managed to hold Norwood to just one goal to increase their halftime margin to two goals.
South Adelaide, who would finish with double as many inside 50s as their opponent, began to break away from Norwood after halftime.
By the midpoint of the third term, the Panthers had already scored five unanswered goals. This saw the boys in the blue and white enter the final break holding a promising 29-point lead.
With a healthy buffer between them and Norwood, the Panthers took some time to break through during the final term; but once they did they quickly fed off the momentum.
During the final ten minutes of the match, the Panthers stormed home by kicking four unanswered goals to seal the impressive win, 15.10 (100) to 9.3 (57).
The South Adelaide Under-18s will look to continue their winning form when they face off against Glenelg at Flinders University Stadium on Saturday, 17 July, from 11:30am.
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MRS Property Reserves Match Report
South Adelaide vs Norwood
Round 14 - Flinders University Stadium - 10/07/21
Goals: Kraemer, Sladojevic 2, Bogle, Dumesny, McCreery, McGree, McKinnon, Sampson
Best: Elsworthy, McKinnon, Bogle, Kraemer, Turner, McCreery
Two from Three: The South Adelaide Reserves claim a nail-biting one-goal win over Norwood at Flinders University Stadium on a misty Saturday morning.
The Panthers, who faced off against Norwood for the third time this season, managed to dig deep and defeat the Redlegs by a goal, 10.10 (70) to 9.10 (64).
Impressive for the Panthers was Jesse McKinnon, who finished with 25 disposals, 10 tackles and 9 clearances. Also impressive was Luke Bogle, who collected 26 touches, and Fraser Turner, who managed a team-high 29 disposals.
Although the morning mist certainly made things hard to see, the outcome of the match did not look too promising during the opening term. Throughout the first quarter, the Panthers struggled to convert their chances.
After scoring three behinds, Zac Dumesny opened the Panthers account during the latter stages of the opening, at which stage the side was already trailing by 10 points.
However, two unanswered goals within the first nine minutes of the second term, courtesy of Bogle and Connor Sampson, gave the Panthers the lead for the first time.
Then, after a mini goal-shootout between the two sides, the halftime scoreline read 4.6 (30) to 5.3 (33) in the visitor's favour.
Yet this small deficit would increase during the third term as the Redlegs narrowly outscored the Panthers to make the margin at the final break sit at 11 points.
Just as it looked as if the heroics of the Panthers had fallen short; Cam McGree got things going with a much-needed goal just two minutes into the final term.
Then, back-to-back goals within six minutes by Daniel Sladojevic saw the Panthers gain the lead with just 15 minutes left to play.
A Norwood goal with 12 minutes left brought the lead down to just three points. Then, as they continued to pepper the goals, they managed to cut the lead to just one point.
Then, with just five minutes left, a desperate tackle by Douglass not only caught his opponent holding the ball but this also prevented a dangerous-looking inside 50. From this, the Panthers were able to go end to end before Nicholas Kraemer was able to quickly kick the match-sealing goal.
The siren would sound minutes later to signal the 10.10 (70) to 9.10 (64), the Panthers third win of the season and their second over Norwood.
The South Adelaide Reserves will look to continue with this winning momentum when they face off against Glenelg at ACH Group Stadium on Saturday, 17 July, from 11:55am.
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MRS Property Match Report
South Adelaide vs Adelaide
Round 14 - Victor Harbor Oval - 10/07/21
Goals: Fitt 3, Broadbent, Gibbs, Haren, Horne, Milsom, SKinner, Tarca, Tucker, Wilkinson
Best: Gibbs, Sampson, Juckers, Broadbent, Haren, Fitt
South Coast SANFL Showcase: The Panthers pounce on the Crows with a hard-fought 17-point win at Victor Harbor Oval on a sunny Saturday.
Making the journey to deep within South Adelaide's country zone, the main event of the SA Country Football Championships certainly did not disappoint as the Panthers managed to outlast the Crows, 12.15 (87) to 10.10 (70).
Liam Fitt celebrated his 50th match with three goals, while Hayden Sampson collected an equal game-high of 28 touches.
It was a poetic end to the match as Bryce Gibbs, who was playing on the same oval as his father, registered the final major score of the day. Gibbs Best on Ground performance included 27 disposals, 7 clearances and 6 tackles.
But before Gibbs was able to put the icing on the cake, the Panthers had to battle it out with the Crows all day.
Just a minute into the match, Reece Milsom drew first blood with the first major of the match. From here, the Panthers managed to keep the Crows at arm's length and stay in the lead for the remainder of the match.
Unfortunately, on the offensive end, the side registered six straight behinds within twelve minutes.
After some close calls, Fitt was able to gain possession on the wing, fend off his opponent, and send the ball deep inside 50 where Jake Tarca was able to take a double-grab, go back, and kick a much-needed goal to close out the opening term.
Holding a 2.6 (18) to 1.2 (8) lead, the Panthers were dealt a blow with Joel Cross getting ruled out for the remainder of the match due to injury. At this stage, Crossy already had 7 disposals and 2 marks to his name.
After a clever side-step, Jason Horne opened the scoring during the second term. By this stage, the Panthers had begun to put heaps of forward pressure on the Crows, and it paid off as their turnovers allowed Eamon Wilkinson to dribble through a classy goal.
In total, the Panthers finished with 62 inside 50s compared to Adelaide's 37.
Midway through the quarter, Horne displayed his pace by breaking away from a pack before then steadying and hitting up Darnell Tucker who went back and drilled his first of the match.
By the time Fogarty struck for the Crows, the Panthers had raced away with a 21-point lead.
In a flashback to Round One, Fitt closed out the half with two goals in three minutes to hand the Panthers a 7.8 (50) to 3.6 (24) lead at halftime.
Adelaide big names, Lynch and Fogarty, both struck during the early stages of the third term. While for the Panthers, Fitt was able to get on the end of a Tarca assist to register his third major of the game.
After defending well for the majority of the match, Ben Haren managed to cut off a Crows pass, do a quick 1-2, then let loose from outside the arc with one of the better plays of the day.
Juckers, who was playing his first league game of 2021, finished with 21 disposals and 8 marks.
From kicking goals to setting them up, Horne then put his body on the line trying to prevent a Crows' goal during the latter stages of the third term.
Holding a 10.12 (72) to 7.7 (49) lead at the final break; the Panthers were forced to fend off the Crows who threw everything they had left at the boys in the blue and white.
With the game still up for grabs, Broadbent was able to intercept a Crows' pass and quickly snap the much-needed goal.
Then, minutes later, Gibbs finished off nicely with his first and the final goal of the game to snap the Panthers' rough patch with a hard-fought win, 12.15 (87) to 10.10 (70).
In total, the Panthers finished with ten individual goalkickers and Fitt was the only one to register more than one. Despite Alex Cailotto having to battle against an AFL standard ruck, the Panthers only had 5 fewer hit-outs and 1 less clearance.
South Adelaide will look to keep this winning form going when they face off against Glenelg at ACH Group Stadium on Saturday, 17 July, from 2:35pm.
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Senior Women's Coach Andrew Brockhurst steps down.
The South Adelaide Football Club advises that Andrew Brockhurst will step down from the role following the 2021 season.
South Adelaide CEO Neill Sharpe thanked Andrew for his service to the club this year.
"Brocky brought genuine professionalism and passion to the role and we are grateful that he was able to guide the team back in to the finals."
"It was a challenging year for the team with the Club yet again being in the fortunate position of providing a number of players the opportunity to enter the AFL. That certainly increased the demands on the Coach in transitioning to a predominantly new team."
"Brocky is a terrific South Adelaide person and we wish him all the best for the future."
Andrew Brockhurst in action this year. Image Nick Hook Photography.
The former 131 game South Adelaide League footballer cited that the balance between a full-time job, family and coaching as the man factor for the decision.
"Coming into coaching at this level, you quickly find out that it's another full-time job."
"To be able to provide players with the best opportunity to succeed you need to invest a lot of time."
"Unfortunately, going forward I don't have the time commitment necessary to provide the girls with what they need especially with the SANFLW looking to expand in 2022."
"I would like to thank the club, my coaches and support staff for their support this year and look forward to watching them build again."
South Adelaide would like to thank Andrew for his commitment and dedication this year and wish him all the best for the future.
The Panthers have already begun the search for a replacement and will provide an update in due course.
- 131 games for South Adelaide
- 97 goals
- South Adelaide Women's Coach 2021
- 38 games for Fitzroy, pick 4 1987 draft
- SANFL state selection 1991, squad selection 1992
- South Adelaide Best Team Man award 1987, 1992
- 3rd place 1987 Knuckey Cup
- 2017 Under-15s Flagstaff Hill boys - SFL Premiers
- 2019 Christies Beach women's - A grade assistant coach
- 2019 B Grade coach - Adelaide Footy league 5th
- 2019 South Adelaide Under-15 Female Development squad coach - undefeated
- 2020 Under-17.5s Flagstaff Hill boys assistant coach - SFL Premiers
- 2020 Flagstaff Hill women's senior coach A Grade - SFL Premiers
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The South Adelaide Under-18s return to Flinders University Stadium to face the Redlegs.
Coming off their first loss in five games, the Panthers look to reset with some handy additions to the extended squad.
Noah Howes impressed last week kicking a hand full in the 7-point loss to the Eagles.
All the action kicks off from 12:45 pm at Flinders University Stadium following the Reserves.
The 2021 SANFL Digital Pass will once again stream all Under-18's matches, which can be purchased here.
South Adelaide Members receive a discount on the Digital Pass which can be purchased here.
What: Panthers vs Redlegs
Where: Flinders University Stadium
When: Saturday, July 10, 12:45 PM
Watch: Live via SANFL Digital Pass
Round 13 South Adelaide vs Norwood presented by Hilton's Betta Home Living
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The Panthers make four changes to face the Crows on Saturday.
Donning the 2021 Indigenous guernsey designed by Flinders University Student Mya Damon in celebration of NAIDOC Week, the Panthers will make four changes to the squad that will face the Crows on Saturday afternoon.
Hard-nosed Anthony Biemans will make his long-awaited return, having been sidelined since round 4.
Luke Bogle comes into the squad after having 42 disposals in the Reserves win over the Eagles last week.
Bailey Griffiths and Danny Juckers round out the additions to the squad.
Speedy Mitch O'Neill will miss a few weeks after he suffered a Hamstring strain against the Eagles.
Saturday also marks Liam Fitt's 50th SANFL StateWide Super League match.
Having made his debut in Round 4 2018 against West Adelaide, the Panthers junior has made his mark as a constant member of the Panthers forward line.
Fitt has had some spectacular moments such as a big hanger taken against the Crows in 2019 as well as this Channel 7 goal of the Year contender, also against the Crows in round one.
Meanwhile for the Reserves, they banked their third win of 2021 with big win over the highly fancied Eagles.
More importantly this keeps the Reserves in touch with the top four, sitting only two games behind.
In more good news on the injury front, Tyson Brown will make a return having recovered from his ankle issue.
Under-18 Tom Barrett will come up for Reserves duties having impressed at Under-18 level.
The League side will make the trip down to Victor Harbor as part of the Think! Road Safety SA Country Championships.
The last time they hit the road for a SANFL league match within the South Adelaide zone was in 2017, also against the Crows at Encounter Bay.
All the action kicks off on Saturday morning with the Reserves taking on Norwood at Flinders University Stadium at 10:15am, followed by the Under-18s at 12:45pm then the League at 2:30pm at Victor Harbor Oval.
Fans attending the game will be required to follow social distancing directions, including no congregating at kiosks, bars and toilets.
What: Panthers vs Crows
Where: Victor Harbor Oval
When: Saturday, July 10. League 2:30pm | Reserves 10:15am | Under-18 12:45pm
Tickets: Adult $16, Concession $10, Children under 18 FREE.
Watch: Live via the SANFL Digital Pass
Listen: Live via SAFC Radio. 88.3 FM at the ground or online.
Round 14 South Adelaide vs Adelaide presented by Hilton's Betta Home Living
In: Biemans 10, Bogle 15, Juckers 38, Griffiths 56
Out: O'Neill (Hamstring)
Milestone: Liam Fitt 50 SANFL Games.
Round 14 Reserves South Adelaide vs Norwood presented by Hilton's Betta Home Living
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South Coast Panthers: we take a look at current South Adelaide players that came from the South Coast in preparation for Saturday's clash against Adelaide at Victor Harbor.
Just 1.5 kilometres, that is all that separates the Encounter Bay Eagles from the Victor Harbor Kangaroos.
These cross-town rivals form the biggest rivalry in the Great Southern Football League, one which stretches 100 years back to the Eagles formation in 1921.
However, the players from these two clubs put their differences aside when they take the next step in their football career and join South Adelaide.
From rivals to teammates, the Panthers senior list is currently home to six players from Encounter Bay and Victor Harbor.
This includes the 2015 David Kantilla Memorial Trophy recipient and 2020 League Trademark Award winner, Ben Heaslip, who hails from Encounter Bay.
Fellow long-time serving Panther, Sam Overall, was recruited from Slippa's rival club, Victor Harbor.
Likewise, the 2019 Reserves Trademark Award winner, Jesse McKinnon, was also recruited from Victor Harbor.
Lastly, but certainly not least; the sixth Panther on this South Coast list is the high-flying, Mark of the Year contender, Jake Tarca, who also hails from Encounter Bay.
Although this is a talented list, it is far from the only senior listed players that the Panthers have recruited from the Great Southern Football League.
Some of these local boys will return to their old stomping ground this weekend as the Panthers face off against Adelaide at the Victor Harbor Oval on Saturday, 10 July, from 2:30pm.
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The Panthers face the Crows as the Think! Road Safety SA Country Championships head to Victor Harbor.
Playing in the Southern country zone for the first time since 2017, the Panthers face the Crows at Victor Harbor Oval on Saturday afternoon.
The Think! Road Safety Country Championships will see approximately 250 male and female players and a further 200-plus officials from regional leagues across the State descend on Victor Harbor and Encounter Bay football clubs for the annual two-day carnival, which was postponed in 2020 due to Covid.
It is a great opportunity to head down and see the best from local leagues across the state, headlined by Round 14 of the SANFL StateWide Super League.
South Adelaide CEO Neill Sharpe is excited to be a part of a return of SANFL football deep into the Panthers Country Zone.
"We're grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the SA Country Champs, and look forward to bringing SANFL footy to Victor Harbor."
"It will be a great opportunity for Panthers supporters within our country zone to see the boys in action right on their door step. The pathway through our country zone is critical, so it's pleasing we can play a SANFL match in our backyard."
"Sam Overall gets a chance to play on his junior ground, while other former GSFL juniors in Ben Heaslip, Jake Tarca, Hayden Sampson and Liam Fitt are also able to run around on a familiar venue. I know there will also be some excitement with former Victor water boy Bryce Gibbs taking the field."
"We're looking forward to a big day of footy."
The Panthers will once again don their 2021 Indigenous Guernsey designed by Flinders University Student Mya Damon as part of NAIDOC Week.
Please see below important information for the day.
Weekend Pass/Saturday Daily Ticket
$16 Adult, $10 Concession & U18 Free
Includes access to both sites (Saturday and Sunday, as well as the SANFL Match between South Adelaide and Adelaide)
$10 Adult, $6 Concession & U18 Free
Includes access to Sunday's matches at Victor Harbor Football Club (entry to Encounter Bay on Sunday is free of charge)
All South Adelaide ticketed members will have access to the Round 14 SANFL StateWide Super League match between South and Adelaide.
Members are simply required to scan their ticket at the gate.
Limited carparking is available at both grounds inside the ground, however overflow parking is available on Armstrong Road (opposite Encounter Bay Football Club and a short walk to Victor Harbor Football Club). Parking will be charged at $5 per vehicle (via EFTPOS payment only). Entrance to the Victor Harbor Oval Carpark is via Oval/Kullaroo Roads and Encounter Bay Football Club is via Armstrong Road.
A complimentary shuttlebus will operate between both venues and the carpark to enable patrons to enjoy the matches across both sites on Saturday between 10:00am and 5:00pm.
SANFL South Adelaide v Adelaide: 2:30pm
Southern Districts Women v Eastern Women: 1:10pm
The SANFL StateWide Super match between South Adelaide and Adelaide will be streamed via the SANFL Digital Pass, .
The game will also be broadcast via SAFC Radio presented by Loftus. At the ground you can listen via 88.3 FM or stream online here.
Both sites will be operating under COVID Management Plans. All patrons must observe the following practices when attending:
- Checking in via the QR Code or Manual Register (separate check-in is required at each site)
- Submitting to COVIDSafe Entry Assessment
- Following direction of COVID Marshals, Security and Other Staff
- Keep your distance, stay 1.5m apart particularly at kiosk and toilets.
- Practice good hygiene, wash your hands often with soap and water OR hand sanitisers.
- If you're sick stay home, do not enter the ground if you have cold or flu like symptoms.
Kick & Catch
All patrons are welcome to participate in Kick & Catch within the 50m arcs at either end of Victor Harbour Oval during at 1/4 time, 1/2 time, 3/4 time and full time of the League game. Please listen to the ground announcements on the day for full details.
If coming from Adelaide, we recommend spectators take the take the Welch Road exit towards Encounter Bay at the roundabout at the intersection of Victor Harbor, Waterport and Adelaide Roads. This is also a quicker route than travelling through Victor Harbor if travelling from Goolwa, Middleton, Port Elliot and McCracken and more easily to navigate in buses or larger transport. Refer to the map in the link below.
Reduced speeds will be in place along Armstrong and George Main Road. There is no stopping/parking along Armstrong Road outside of Encounter Bay Football Club.
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Under-18 Match Report
South Adelaide vs Woodville-West Torrens
Round 12 - Maughan Thiem Kia Oval - 03/07/2021
Goals: Howes 5, Pilmore 3, Cockshell 2, Delean
Best: Wheaton, Mitton, Howes, Schroder, Birt, Rogers
The South Adelaide Under-18s fell just seven points shy of the Eagles during a hard-fought match at Maughan Thiem Kia Oval on Saturday.
There was not much to separate the two sides throughout the match, but ultimately it was just seven points that separated the Panthers from the win, 11.7 (73) to 12.8 (80).
Impressive for the Panthers was Isaac Birt, who finished with 17 disposals, 8 marks and 5 tackles. Meanwhile, up forward Noah Howes collected 5 goals.
The third versus fourth clash certainly did not disappoint as right from the first bounce the two sides traded blows. It was the Eagles who struck twice before Bailey Pilmore could register the Panthers' first goal of the day.
This high-scoring opening term would continue with Koby Cockshell and Howes both registering their first majors of the day and, by the time the dust had settled, the quarter time score read 3.0 (18) to 4.4 (28) in favour of the home side.
Howes got things going during the second term with three goals within the span of seven minutes to snatch the lead for the blue and white. However, the Eagles responded with three unanswered goals within four minutes to regain their 10-point lead just before halftime.
Returning from playing Reserves the previous week, Luke Mitton was a strong performer for the Panthers with 19 disposals, 7 clearances and 6 tackles.
However, the third term saw the Eagles begin to break away, with the home side kicking three goals to the Panthers two to hold a 15-point lead at the final change.
South Adelaide did mount a comeback during the final term, with the side registering 3.3 (21) to 2.1 (13) during the final quarter however, it was not enough to close the gap as the side ultimately fell to the hard-fought 11.7 (73) to 12.8 (80) defeat.
The South Adelaide Under-18s will look to bounce back when they face off against Norwood at Flinders University Stadium on Saturday, 10 July, from 12:45pm.
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