Home >  Blog >  Vale Bruce Alexander

Vale Bruce Alexander

Posted by Matt Sampson on 15 October 2018
Vale Bruce Alexander

The South Adelaide Football Club mourns the passing of premiership forward Bruce Alexander.

Named at centre-half forward in the 1964 South Adelaide premiership team, Bruce passed away on Thursday 27th September aged 80 years after a battle with cancer.

As a student at Sacred Heart College, Bruce was College Head Prefect, Captain of the First 18, Captain of the First Eleven, Captain of the Athletics team and played in the Firsts Baseball and Tennis teams.

After three seasons and 25 games with Glenelg up to 1961, Bruce was persuaded by Tony Shaw and Bill Sutherland to come to South in 1963, where he believed he was made very welcome and would go on to play 26 games, including that 1964 grand final.

Bruce always believed that the time he spent playing at centre-half back for Glenelg enabled him to work out what a centre-half forward should be doing in a game.

'I made up my mind to always tackle hard, shepherd hard and keep the ball in our area so we will have more chance to score,' he said in an interview when he flew back from his home in Tweed Heads for a reunion a few years ago.

Apart from the invaluable contribution he made to our club in his short but significant time here, Bruce served in the navy, in government administration in Papua New Guinea and Australia (where he acted as secretary to federal ministers including Lionel Murphy and Don Chipp for 13 years), travelled widely and held a commercial pilot's licence.

South Adelaide send their condolences to Bruce's extended family, friends and former club mates.

Author: Matt Sampson
Tags: Panthers News History

Latest News

Betta Teams: Under-18 Round 13 - South Adelaide @ Norwood

Posted by Jonathon Parker on 17 September 2020
Betta Teams: Under-18 Round 13 - South Adelaide @ Norwood
The South Adelaide Under-18s hit the road to take on the Redlegs on Saturday morning.  Having got past the last placed Bloods last week, t...
Posted in: Junior Football Teams Panthers Football Panthers News Panthers Community Panthers Events Match Previews  

Betta Teams: SANFL Round 13 - South Adelaide vs Norwood

Posted by Jonathon Parker on 17 September 2020
Betta Teams: SANFL Round 13 - South Adelaide vs Norwood
South Adelaide return to Flinders University Stadium for a crucial clash against the Redlegs on Saturday afternoon.  Coming off the b...
Posted in: SANFL Senior Football Teams Panthers Football Panthers News Panthers Events Match Previews  

South Adelaide Announce Partnership

Posted by Jonathon Parker on 14 September 2020
South Adelaide Announce Partnership
The South Adelaide Football Club announce new partnership with the Woods Panthers Netball Club. The South Adelaide Football Club is excited to ...
Posted in: Netball SANFL Panthers Community Panthers Events  
< Previous | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | Next >

SANFL LADDER

  • 1. WOODVILLE-WEST TORRENS

    18

  • 2. NORTH ADELAIDE

    16

  • 3. SOUTH ADELAIDE

    14

  • 4.GLENELG

    14

  • 5. NORWOOD

    12

  • 6. STURT

    10

  • 7. CENTRAL DISTRICT

    5

  • 8. WEST ADELAIDE

    3

2020 SOUTH ADELAIDE FIXTURE

  • SANFL Round 13

    South Adelaide vs Norwood
    Venue: Flinders University Stadium
    Date: Saturday, September 19
    Time: 1:45 pm
    Watch: Channel 7 or 7Plus


  • SANFL Round 14

    South Adelaide vs North Adelaide
    Venue: Flinders University Stadium
    Date: Sunday, September 27
    Time: 2:15 pm
    Watch: Channel 7 or 7Plus


 

Club contact details

Address:
1 Lovelock Drive,
Noarlunga Downs SA 5168

P : (08) 8186-8200
F : (08) 8326-6800
E : reception@safc.com.au

Bookmark SiteTell a FriendPrint