1876 South Australian football season

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The 1876 South Australian football season was the fourteenth season of interclub football, and the last year in the state without an organised league body with an official set of rules.

1876 South Australian football premiership season
Premiers Victorian
(1st premiership)
Highest attendance 1,750 (August 26, Collegians vs. Non-Collegians)
1875

Rules Sets[edit]

During the 1876 football season in South Australia two dominant rule sets were in use.[1]

  • Kensington Rules
  • Victorian Rules

Major Clubs[edit]

Metropolitan[edit]

Outer Metropolitan[edit]

Regional Clubs[edit]

  • Mount Gambier
  • Young Australian
  • Penola
  • Naracoorte
  • Caltowie
  • Yangga
  • Laura
  • Port Pirie

Educational Institutions[edit]

Metropolitan Football Matches[edit]

May 20[edit]

Round 1
Saturday, 20 May Woodville 0 drew with Kensington 0 Woodville [2]
Saturday, 20 May (3:00 pm) Victorian 1 def. South Adelaide 0 Montefiore Hill [3]

May 25[edit]

Round 2
Thursday, 25 May (1:00 pm) Kapunda 3 def. Woodville 1 Kapunda [4]

June 3[edit]

Round 3
Saturday, 3 June (3:00 pm) Port Adelaide 0 def. by Victorian 1 Glanville Hall Estate [5]

June 10[edit]

Round 4
Saturday, 10 June (3:00 pm) South Adelaide 0 drew with Woodville 0 [6]

June 17[edit]

Round 5
Saturday, 17 June (3:20 pm) Woodville 2 def. Victorian 1 Woodville [7]
Saturday, 17 June Port Adelaide 0 def. by Kensington 1 Glanville Hall Estate [8]

20 June[edit]

Round 6
Tuesday, 20 June (1:30 pm) Woodville 4 def. Gawler 0 Woodville [9]
Tuesday, 10 June Willunga 3 def. Kensington 1 Willunga [10]

1 July[edit]

Round 7
Saturday, 1 July (3:00 pm) Kensington 3 def. Woodville 1 Kensington Oval [11]
Saturday, 1 July (3:00 pm) Port Adelaide 0 def. by South Adelaide 1 Glanville Hall Estate [12][13]

July 8[edit]

Round 8
Saturday, 8 July (3:10 pm) Adelaide 0 drew with South Adelaide 0 Old Adelaide Ground (crowd: 400) [14]
Saturday, 8 July (3:00 pm) Glenelg 0 def. by Victorian 4 Glenelg [15]
Saturday, 8 July Woodville 0 def. by Port Adelaide 1 Woodville [16]

July 15[edit]

Round 9
Saturday, 15 July (3:25 pm) Victorian 2 def. Woodville 0 Montefiore Hill [17]
Saturday, 15 July (4:00 pm) Kensington 5 def. Port Adelaide 2 [18][19]
Saturday, 15 July Glenelg 0 def. by Australs 1 Glenelg [20][21]

July 22[edit]

Round 10
Saturday, 22 July (3:00 pm) Adelaide 1 def. by Woodville 6 North Park Lands (crowd: 300) [22]
Saturday, 22 July (3:00 pm) Victorian 4 def. Port Adelaide 0 Montefiore Hill [23]
Saturday, 22 July Kensington 0 def. by South Adelaide 1 Kensington Oval [24]

July 29[edit]

Round 11
Saturday, 29 July (3:30 pm) Woodville 0 def. by South Adelaide 2 Woodville (crowd: 600) [25]
Saturday, 29 July Australs 8 def. Glenelg 0 [26]

August 5[edit]

Round 12
Saturday, 5 August (3:15 pm) Adelaide 0 drew with South Adelaide 0 Old Adelaide Ground (crowd: 450) [27][28]
Saturday, 5 August (3:00 pm) Port Adelaide 0 def. by Woodville 1 Glanville Hall Estate [29][30]
Saturday, 5 August Willunga 4 def. Victorian 1 Willunga (crowd: 450) [31]

August 7[edit]

Round 13
Monday, 7 August (1:30 pm) Kapunda 0 drew with South Adelaide 0 Kapunda (crowd: 250) [32]

August 12[edit]

Round 14
Saturday, 12 August (3:15 pm) Adelaide 0 def. by Woodville 3 Old Adelaide Ground (crowd: 1,000) [33]

August 19[edit]

Round 15
Saturday, 9 August Adelaide 0 def. by Victorian 1 Adelaide Ground (crowd: 600) [34][35]
Saturday, 9 August (3:15 pm) South Adelaide 4 def. Woodville 0 South Park Lands [36][37]
Saturday, 9 August Port Adelaide 2 def. Australs 0 Glanville Hall Estate [38]
Saturday, 9 August (3:15 pm) St Peter's College 4 def. Kensington 2 Adelaide Oval [39][40]

September 2[edit]

Round 16
Saturday, 2 September Victorian 2 drew with Willunga 2 Montefiore Hill (crowd: 350) [41]

Ladder[edit]

1876 South Australian Football Ladder
TEAM P W L D GF GA
1 Victorian 9 6 2 1 17 8
2 South Adelaide 9 4
3 Woodville 13 6
4 Kensington 8 3
5 Port Adelaide 8 2 6 0 5 13
6 Australs 3 2
7 Adelaide 4 0
8 Glenelg 2 0
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, GF = Points For, GA = Points Against, (P) = Premiers

Exhibition Matches[edit]

August 26[edit]

August 26
Day, 26 August (3:00 pm) Collegians 2 def. by Non-Collegians 4 North Park Lands (crowd: 1,750) [42]

The Collegians vs. Non-Collegians was an all star match made up of the best players of the Adelaide, Woodville, Kensington, and College clubs.

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