Jim Dawes - 2011 Inductee

Making his debut in 1934, after traveling to Adelaide from Jamestown, he made a name for himself playing on the half-back line.

A member of the 1935 and 1938 premiership sides he is remembered by team-mate Jack Doyle as a mean player who didn't like giving his opponent a kick. He ran with a long stride, was noted for his marking prowess and was described by another South Adelaide great, Jim Deane, as always bringing the ball down behind his head after taking a mark.

In 1936 Jim represented South Australia on a half-back flank against Western Australia, in the same year he was runner-up to Norwood centreman W.B.McCallum for the Magarey Medal by just two votes. In the same year he tied with George Mulcahy for South Adelaide's highest award, The Knuckey Cup.

Over a 10 year career, spanning from 1934 - 43, Jim played 151 games and kicked two goals for the Panthers and also represented South Australia in 1936.

After retiring, Jim became a field umpire.  When asked why he retired from Field Umpiring only after a couple of years, he replied that he discovered that all the friends he had made in ten years of playing could be lost in just ten minutes of being an umpire.

In 1935 Jim's brother Jack joined him at South Adelaide, he won the Knuckey Cup, represented South Australia.  Captained both South Adelaide and South Australia.  Jack was a founding member of the South Adelaide Football Club Hall of Fame, and was selected in a forward-pocket in the South Adelaide Greatest Team.

A third brother, Wally, played 4 games in the 1939, 1940 seasons.

A fourth brother, William, played for West Adelaide in 1938

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SANFL LADDER

  • GLENELG

    11

  • ADELAIDE

    11

  • SOUTH ADELAIDE

    10

  • NORWOOD

    10

  • STURT

    8

  • PORT ADELAIDE

    8

  • WOODVILLE-WEST TORRENS

    4

  • CENTRALS

    4

  • WEST ADELAIDE

    2

  • NORTH ADELAIDE

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2019 SOUTH ADELAIDE FIXTURE

  • SANFLW Grand Final

    South Adelaide vs North Adelaide
    Venue: ACH Group Stadium (Glenelg)
    Date: Sunday, May 26
    Time: 4:00pm


  • SANFL Round 8

    Woodville-West Torrens vs South Adelaide
    Venue: Maughan Thiem Kia Oval (Woodville)
    Date: Saturday, June 1
    Time: 2:40pm


  • SANFL Round 9

    South Adelaide vs Norwood
    Venue: Flinders University Stadium (Noarlunga)
    Date: Monday, June 10
    Time: 2:10pm


  • 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


  • FULL FIXTURE

    League Fixture

     

 

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