Club Statement: South Adelaide List Update

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 15 May 2019
Club Statement: South Adelaide List Update

South Adelaide Football Club advises that Connor Fairlie has decided to return to West Adelaide to seek greater football opportunities

Connor Fairlie takes a Mark against the Roosters. Image: Nick Hook Photography 

Connor joined The Panthers from West Adelaide in 2015 and has played 12 League games and kicked 7 goals. In 2018, Connor was joint runner-up in the Reserves Best & Fairest.

The South Adelaide Football Club thanks Connor for his contribution and wishes him all the best with the next phase of his football career.


South Adelaide is pleased to announce the signing of 21 year-old defender James Loneragan from the Adelaide Crows SANFL team.

New recruit James Loneragan in action last year for the Adelaide SANFL team. Image: Matt Turner/AFL Photos.

The 189cm defender, played 18 SANFL League matches in 2018 after joining the Crows from NEAFL team Sydney University in the pre-season.

James made his South Adelaide debut in the Reserves Round 6 match against West Adelaide.

We welcome James to the Club.

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Women's Match Report: Panthers women book a place in the 2019 SANFLW Grand Final

Posted by Jayden Bartlett on 13 May 2019
Women's Match Report: Panthers women book a place in the 2019 SANFLW Grand Final
 

Southern Volkswagen SAFCW Match Report

Norwood vs South Adelaide
Semi Final 2 - Coopers Stadium - 10/05/19

South Adelaide 2.1 4.2 4.2 5.4 34
Norwood 0.2 1.2 3.3 3.3 21


Goals: Charlton 2, Kirk, Copley, Page
Best: Campbell, Gore, Copley, Tahau, Wright, Charlton
Injuries: Nill

South Adelaide's senior women have booked a place in the 2019 SANFL StateWide Super Women's League Grand Final after an impressive start against Norwood on a frosty Friday night at the Parade. 

The Panthers 5.4 (34) to 3.3 (21) victory was built on the back of a strong opening term and hard-fought final quarter.

The side was without leading goal scorer Madison Bennett but were able to find plenty of options up forward, kicking four goals to Norwood's one in the first half.

However, the girls had to withstand a third quarter fight back by Norwood to which the Panthers fought back hard to counter, earning themselves a spot in the Grand Final.

In a game between the top two best performers from the home and away season, it was the Panthers who started the better side.

The first goal of the game came in just the first minute of play following a clever toe poke by Teah Charlton (eight disposals and six tackles). She then followed up five minutes later with a strong over head mark to give the Panthers their second goal in just the first six minutes of the match.

Nicole Campbell was influential in the midfield all game, gathering a total of six tackles, fifteen disposals, three clearances and a team high four marks.

Also impressive in the centre of the ground was Nikki Gore who totalled fifteen disposals, eight tackles and five clearances.

South Adelaide continued to push in the second quarter, helped by the run and carry out wide by Hannah Munyard (thirteen disposals and two marks).

Tamara Page kicked truly from 30m out to give South their third while a strong overhead mark by Jess Kirk put the lead up to four goals with thirteen minutes gone in the second quarter.

With only two minutes left, Matilda Zander managed to kick Norwood's first of the game, giving South a 4.2 (26) to 1.2 (8) lead at the main break.

 

With a Grand Final spot up for grabs, the game broke into a tight battle in the third quarter, with the two sides combining for 120 tackles for the game.

Norwood threatened to take the lead with repeated inside 50s, but the Panthers backline held firm despite the immense pressure.

Sarah Wright worked extremely hard with fourteen disposals, three tackles and four rebound 50s to help disrupt several of Norwood's plays.

Meanwhile, Czenya Cavouras continued to apply her signature pressure with a game high eight tackles.

However, back to back goals by Norwood's Kate Fenton cut the lead to just five points heading into the final break.

South Adelaide continued to fight hard in the fourth quarter with contributions and key moments coming from all around the ground.

Montana McKinnon continued her impressive year in the ruck with thirteen hit outs and allowed South to get the first look at the ball with the side winning 20 clearances to Norwood's 18.

Meanwhile, young gun Indy Tahau continually crashed the packs and showed her explosive pace to provide South with four inside 50s.

With the game on the line and only ten minutes left to play, Tiffany Copley stepped up to kick her first ever SANFLW goal and the only goal for the quarter.

Despite the Panthers leading by thirteen points there was still work to be done to insure Souths place in the Grand Final.

Cheyenne Hammond (eight disposals and three rebound 50s) used her tremendous speed to stop an almost certain goal.

Meanwhile Elke Jarvis (five disposals) and Sam Pratt (five tackles) made several strong tackles and defensive plays to counter Norwood's efforts.

The girls managed to fight it out to the end against quality opposition, with the siren sounding to give the Panthers a 5.4 (34) to 3.3 (21) win and a ticket to the 2019 SANFLW Grand Final.

South Adelaide will now enjoy a two-week break and will face the winner of Norwood v North in the 2019 SANFL StateWide Super Women's League Grand Final on Sunday, May 26 at ACH Group Stadium (Glenelg).

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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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Betta Teams: Juniors - U18 Round 18

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SANFL LADDER

  • 1. GLENELG

    26

  • 2. PORT ADELAIDE

    24

  • 3. ADELAIDE

    23

  • 4. STURT

    20

  • 5. NORWOOD

    20

  • 6. SOUTH ADELAIDE

    18

  • 7. WOODVILLE-WEST TORRENS

    16

  • 8. CENTRALS

    10

  • 9. WEST ADELAIDE

    4

  • 10. NORTH ADELAIDE

    3

2019 SOUTH ADELAIDE FIXTURE

  • SANFL Round 17

    South Adelaide vs North Adelaide
    Venue: Flinders University Stadium (Noarlunga)
    Date: Sunday, August 18
    Time: 2:10pm
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  • SANFL Round 18

    South Adelaide vs Adelaide
    Venue: Flinders University Stadium (Noarlunga)
    Date: Saturday, August 24
    Time: 2:10pm


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