1915 SAFL Grand Final
|1915 SAFL Grand Final|
|Date||Saturday, 25 September|
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|1915 SAFL Grand Final|
|Date||Saturday, 25 September|
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Norwood Football Club, nicknamed the Redlegs, is an Australian rules football club competing in the South Australian National Football League in the state of South Australia. Its home ground is Coopers Stadium, which referred to as "The Parade", it is one of the two traditional powerhouse clubs of the SANFL, the other being Port Adelaide, who together have won half of all SANFL premierships. The club has won 30 premierships; the Norwood Football Club was formed at a meeting held at the Norfolk Arms Hotel in Rundle Street, Adelaide on 28 February 1878. Norwood's first home ground was in the east Park Lands near the tramway and opposite the Kent Town Brewery. Norwood played their first match at Adelaide Oval on 16 May 1878 against South Adelaide, who were the reigning champion at the time. Norwood went on to win the match 1 goal to nil, with Test cricketer George Giffen kicking Norwood's goal. During this match the players donned distinctive red stockings which gave rise to the nickname'Redlegs', the moniker which has remained synonymous with Norwood since.
Norwood won a premiership in its first year of existence and followed with five more in a row. Only Port Adelaide in the 1950s has managed to repeat the feat of winning 6 premierships in a row. Norwood won 11'pennants' between 1878 and 1899 and was the most successful team of the 1800s. In 1883, after winning the pennant for the sixth successive year, Norwood became the first South Australian club to record a win over a Victorian team, when it defeated Essendon. In 1888, Norwood were proclaimed'Premiers of Australia' when they defeated South Melbourne in three matches at Kensington Oval. Norwood and Port Adelaide became famous rivals after a tough qualifying finals match in 1894. Early champions of the club include Alfred'Topsy' Waldron, who captained the club for nine years, Alby Green, the first player to win the Magarey Medal for the best and fairest player in the competition in 1898 and Anthony'Bos' Daly, who kicked 88 goals in 1893 including an astonishing 23 goals in one match. Daly's goal tally would not be surpassed for another 37 years and his tally of 23 goals in one match has only been equalled by the great North Adelaide goal shooter, Ken Farmer.
Daly was regarded as "the greatest South Australian footballer from 1877 to the close of the nineteenth century". The 1904 Grand Final was a memorable one for Norwood who were down by 35 points at three-quarter time against traditional rival Port Adelaide. Norwood produced an extraordinary burst of football with a goal by centre half forward Dean Dawson followed by two goals each from full forward, Bill Miller and half forward flanker, Stan Robinson. Norwood was only two points down with a minute remaining. Tommy Gibbons held a mark on a impossible angle, his kick sailed through the goal posts to give Norwood a four-point victory 9.8 to 8.10. Norwood were proclaimed the Champions of Australia again in 1907 when they defeated the Victorian premier, Carlton, 13.12 to 8.9 after Norwood scored 7 goals in the first 20 minutes of the third quarter. Norwood would beat Carlton again in 1921, but on this latter occasion both clubs were runners up in their respective competitions. For his brief coaching stint, Thomas Leahy proved remarkably successful, leading the Redlegs to back to back premierships in 1922 and 1923, a feat that would not be repeated for 90 years.
Walter Scott was captain-coach of the Norwood Football Club for five years, leading his team to two grand finals in 1928 and 1929, winning the latter against Port Adelaide. Over a coaching stint of 12 years, Jack Oatey led the Redlegs to three premierships in 1946, 1948, 1950; the period spanning the 1951 and 1973 seasons, totalling twenty three years, was the club's longest without a premiership. Robert Hammond would lead the Redlegs to two premierships, one in 1975 and the other in 1978. In 1977, Norwood defeated East Perth for the NFL night series premiership. Both of these clubs would make bids to enter the VFL, East Perth in 1980 and Norwood in 1986. Norwood would go on to win the game 10.9 to East Perth's 9.7. This would be Norwood's last title in a national competition. Norwood were awarded $50,000 for their win. 1978 was Norwood's centenary year and Sturt, heading into the grand final, had lost only one game for the year and was odds-on favourite to win its 8th flag in 13 years. Norwood was 29 points down at three-quarter time but scored seven goals to Sturt's two in the last quarter to win the premiership by one point.
Memorable moments in the match include Neil Button's effort in ruck against Sturt's Rick Davies, John Wynne's charge into the Sturt coaches box, Michael Taylor's mark 1 metre out from Sturt's goal with a minute to go, Danny Jenkin's leaping smother of a shot for goal with just seconds left to play and Brian Adamson's five goals from centre half forward. However, the most controversial moment was when field umpire? Under the leadership of Western Australian Neil Balme, the Redlegs won two premierships, one in 1982 and a second in 1984; the 1984 premiership was notable as the side came from 5th position at the end of the minor round to win the Grand Final, the first time a team outside the top four had won the competition. Two distinguished Norwood players from this era are Garry McIntosh. With the formation of the Adelaide Crows, the number of the SANFL's best players leaving the competition skyrocketed; the Norwood Football Club was hit hard just avoiding the wooden spoon in successive years.
However to the credit of Neil Craig, he managed to make do with what was at his disposal and in his third year as senior Redlegs coach the side made the 1993 Grand Final. However, timing was to be unfortunate and the Redlegs foun
Prince Alfred College is a private, independent and boarding school for boys, located on Dequetteville Terrace, Kent Town – near the centre of Adelaide, South Australia. Prince Alfred College was established in 1869 by the Methodist Church of Australasia, which amalgamated with other Protestant churches in 1977 to form the Uniting Church in Australia; the school has enrolment of some 1,100 students from reception and educational year groups one to twelve, including some 140 boarders from years seven to twelve. Prince Alfred College launched its own kindergarten, Little Princes, in 1999, renamed Princes ELC in 2009. Senior students study to achieve the South Australian Certificate of Education, or the International Baccalaureate diploma programme. In 2016, PAC ranked equal 9th in 524th nationally for academic achievement. In the same year PAC was close to average in all NAPLAN scores for Year 9 when compared to similar schools; when compared to all Australian schools it was above average in reading and numeracy, above average for grammar and punctuation, average for spelling.
PAC has 117 non-teaching staff. Of the 1102 students attending the school in 2016, 68% of students have parents in the top quarter of Australian society in socio-economic terms, while 1% come from the bottom quarter. 1 % of students have indigenous heritage. According to the Australian Government's MySchool website, in 2015 PAC recorded a net income of $28m, 72% of which came from student fees, 16% from the Australian Government and 6% from private sources. Prince Alfred College was named after Prince Alfred during his visit to Adelaide in 1867. Prince Alfred was one of the four sons of Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha; the school has attracted many royal visitors since its foundation, including Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in 1954. The founders of PAC were determined that the religious traditions of John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, should be indoctrinated in the school. Young Methodist men of the colony and PAC were encouraged to live disciplined, hard working and predominantly Christian lives though they were mocked facing society's temptations.
At one time, Princes was the only college in Adelaide to offer the IB Diploma at all three stages. On Wednesday 18 April 2018, Elizabeth II's son, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, visited Prince Alfred College, participated in an unveiling a stone to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the College. 1869–1870 Samuel Fiddian 1871–1875 John Hartley 1876–1914 Frederic Chapple 1915–1929 W. R. Bayly 1930–1948 Fred Ward 1949–1969 John Dunning 1970–1987 Geoffrey Bean 1988–1999 Brian Webber 2000–2004 Dr. Stephen Codrington 2004–2014 Kevin Tutt 2014-current Bradley Fenner The original school campus is in the Adelaide suburb of Kent Town; the school owns two other campuses, one for outdoor education in Scott's Creek, the other in Point Turton named'Wambana', developed for boys to spend extended periods of time away from home to experience all of the responsibilities adults have to face like. The original and main campus is located in Kent Town 2 km east of the Adelaide city centre; the land leased by Dr Benjamin Archer Kent from 1840 to 1859 bought by Charles Robin, was bought at auction from Charles Robin for £2750 on 18 September 1865.
However, it was not until 22 June 1969 that the college celebrated its inauguration, two years after the laying of the foundation stone by H. R. H. Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh. A feature of the college is the Main Building, built in three sections; the central section was ready for use in 1869 and housed offices, teaching areas, a residence for the Headmaster, accommodation for boarders, who have been an important aspect of the College's history. The Waterhouse Wing was added in 1877, increased the boarding accommodation, as well as providing an assembly room, a science laboratory; the Cotton Wing, added in 1881, further expanded boarding teaching areas. The science hall was opened in 1891, the Main Building was completed in 1889; the cast iron fence and railings around the front of the grounds were erected by 1905 by the NCP. The former residence of Alexander Dowie became the preparatory school in 1911; the school campus is divided by the main building, with the preparatory school on the Flinders Street side of the school, the middle and Senior schools on the Capper Street side.
Some of the facilities within the Kent Town Campus include: Accommodation for 140 boarding students Classrooms Computer Rooms Science Laboratories Frederic Chapple Library The Preparatory Library The Gerard Theatre The Eric Freak Memorial Chapel ANZAC Hall Piper Pavilion The John Dunning Sports Centre RED Centre Eric Freak Memorial ChapelEric Freak Memorial Chapel was built in 1972 as a memorial to Eric Freak, an outstanding tennis player who succeeded in schoolboy championships and promised a brilliant career in the game before his premature death. The Chapel contains a number of instruments including an organ. ANZAC HallANZAC Hall was relaunched in September 2010 after renovation works which turned it into a equip
The Gawler Football Club was founded on the 21st August 1868. It was a foundation club of the South Australian Football Association, it had a period of hiatus from the end of 1880 to 1886 when the club split into Athenian and Havelock. The clubs joined together again for the 1887 season along with Albion. However, in 1890 the club finished bottom and decided to leave the SAFA and form its own league
The Old Adelaide Football Club referred to as the Old Adelaide club, was an Australian rules football club based in Adelaide. Founded on the 26 April 1860 it was the first football club formed in South Australia; the club played interclub football in South Australia until 1872 when it had disputes with other local clubs over the rules. The club resumed local interclub matches in 1875. In 1876 the Adelaide clubs rules were adopted by all the South Australian clubs. In 1877 the club helped form the South Australian Football Association and participated in the competition from 1877–81 and 1885–93; the club was the most successful in inter club matches in 1870 and 1871 and won the 1886 SAFA premiership. The club dissolved at the end of the 1893 SAFA season, it has no connection to the present Adelaide Football Club playing in the Australian Football League. The Adelaide Football Club was formed on Thursday 26 April 1860 at the Globe Inn Hotel, Rundle Street with John Brodie Spence chairing the meeting.
It was the first in South Australia. The club had its own game rules referred to as the "Old Adelaide club rules", they would be universally adopted in South Australia in 1876. The club only played internal matches between players located North and South of the River Torrens. In the first internal game J. B. Spence led one side and John Acraman the other with the match held on the North Parklands on Saturday 28 April 1860; the fourth meeting took place on the South Park Lands on the 19 May 1860 with coloured uniforms adopted. The team the side south wore Pink. For this match the captains were Cussen. By mid June 1860 the club had grown to over 100 members, including four members of the South Australian parliament; the final game for 1860 attracted 200 spectators. John Acraman was again captain of one side with the other captain T. O'Halloran. North Adelaide would win by one goal; the first recorded match against a rival club was played in 1862 against the Modbury and Teatree Gully Football Club on a strip of grass near the Modbury Hotel.
Adelaide won the game two goals to nil. The two teams met again the next year, "the game was kept up with the greatest spirit and good feeling, so were the sides matched that not a goal was obtained". During the final stages of the last match of the 1863 season between Adelaide and the Modbury and Teatree Gully Football Club some Indigenous Australians were allowed to participate for both sides; the newspaper described the indigenous players by saying their "manoeuvres were ludicrous in the extreme". In 1864 the club produced printed copies of their rules to avoid disputes. A match was played on 13 June 1868 between Adelaide and a local Collegian side with the latter winning. In 1870 the club lost many of its best players to the newly formed city club Young Australians. On the 31 August 1876 the club played a match against a team from the 50th Regiment on the North Park Lands; the Adelaide club won 3–0. Adelaide stopped playing games against other clubs in 1873 after the Kensington club rules became popular amongst the other clubs.
Adelaide was disappointed at the decision of other clubs to abandon its preferred rules and did not play against other suburban clubs until 1875.. After the clubs exile from inter club football in 1873 and 1874 the club had suffered and was no longer the premier football club. Adelaide would only win 1 of its 5 inter club fixtures for the season. On the 20th July 1876, Charles Kingston organised a meeting at the old Prince Alfred Hotel and pleaded with the delegates of the other local clubs that the rules of the Old Adelaide club be universally adopted by South Australian clubs as they resembled those used in Melbourne. Part of Charles Kingston's argument to adopt the Old Adelaide club rules over the Kensington club rules was that by having rules similar to those being used in Melbourne, intercolonial football matches could be held in the future. By the end of the meeting Charles Kingston had his way and the old Adelaide club rules were adopted by all the clubs. In 1877 Adelaide captain Nowell Twopenney was influential in calling for the establishment of the South Australian Football Association.
The club subsequently became one of the founding members of the SAFA. In the SAFA's inaugural season, Adelaide finished third, winning ten matches, losing three and drawing three, finishing with a positive goal differential of 18. Adelaide finished fifth out of seven teams in each of the next two seasons, last in 1880; the team's poor performances on and off-field forced the club to merge with Kensington for the 1881 season due to a lack of players. These problems continued, forcing the combined team to resign from the competition on June 1, 1881 after playing four matches, with a fifth being forfeited when the team failed to appear. During the years 1882 to 1884, the club did not play in the SAFA; the club was re-formed before the 1885 season, combining with Adelaide and Suburban Football Association club North Park to again field a team in the SAFA. The new team finished last out of four teams in 1885, but surprised much of the competition to claim the SAFA premiership in 1886 under the captaincy of J. D. Stephens.
Adelaide was involved in an experimental night game played under electric lights at Adelaide Oval on 1 July 1885. It beat South Adelaide 1 goal 8 behinds to 8 behinds. Adelaide finished third out of seven teams in each of the next three seasons playing matches against the visiting Victorian Football Association premiers Carlton in 1887, winning nine goals to three, against a visiting British team in 1888, winning six goals to three. After the triumphs of 1886 and 1887 poor management led to
The South Adelaide Football Club is an Australian rules football club that competes in the South Australian National Football League. Known as the Panthers, their home ground is Flinders University Stadium, located in Noarlunga Downs in the southern suburbs of Adelaide; the South Adelaide Football Club is the second oldest football club in South Australia, has held its colours longer than any other. South Adelaide was formed in 1875 and played their first game in June 1876, wearing blue caps and long white trousers. South Adelaide was the first team to win a premiership in the newly formed South Australian Football Association in 1877, between 1885 and 1900 it won seven premierships and was runner-up three times. South Adelaide was led from 1888 to 1898 by captain and "proto-coach" Dinny Reedman, seen as the first to view team combination and planning as a critical component of success in football. In 1896 they drew two of eighteen games. District football was introduced optionally in 1897 and became compulsory in 1899.
This was difficult for South Adelaide, who had under Reedman obtained most of its top players from Christian Brothers College, in 1899 when it won its sixth premiership in eight years half its side came therefrom. With the loss of Reedman and Jones to North Adelaide, after one season goalsneak "Bos" Daly to West Torrens in 1900, the blue and whites declined steadily; this was exacerbated by the admission of Sturt in 1901. South Adelaide was runner-up in 1903 to Port Adelaide, but won only 26 and drew two of 108 games between 1906 and 1914, including a winless season in 1909 and two consecutive one-win seasons in 1910 and 1911. In 1915, South improved to second. Following an enforced halt to SAFL football during World War I, the presence of champion defender Dan Moriarty made South competitive between 1919 and 1924, though it never rose above third in 1921. However, after his retirement South took four consecutive wooden spoons from 1926 to 1929 and did not finish above sixth in an eight-team competition between 1925 and 1934, winning only thirty and drawing three of 160 games.
It was known that South had an unfairly small share of the area zoned between eight league clubs, but the league committee refused to alter the status quo. In response to South Adelaide's limited metropolitan recruiting resources, the club began a concerted country recruiting campaign during the 1930s; this bore spectacular fruit between 1935 and 1940. Under coach Vic Johnson, South Adelaide after a slow start played impressive football throughout 1935 and upset Port Adelaide for its first premiership since 1899. Jack Cockburn at centre half-back won the Magarey Medal. After two more seasons in the finals, South Adelaide reached a high point in 1938, losing only two games and swamping Port Adelaide with a 13-goal third quarter in the Grand Final. Led by Clem Rosewarne, Max Murdy and Len Lapthorne, South averaged an amazing 132 points per game, without Rosewarne their attack remained potent in 1939 and 1940, averaging 125 points over the minor round; the blue and whites failed badly in the 1939 finals, but won two finals before losing to Sturt in 1940.
1941 saw South slip to fifth with only six wins, but that could hardly have prepared them for the experiences of the following two decades after full-scale football resumed after World War II. Between 1947 and 1951 South won only seven games out of eighty-six, from 1945 to 1963 South never won more than six games in a season, nor finished above any rival except Glenelg and Sturt. Other clubs with greater financial resources duplicated South's 1930s country recruiting campaigns and the club turned over coaches at an extraordinary rate. Eight coaches were employed in nine seasons from 1953 to 1961: a spell by Port Adelaide legend "Fos" Williams in 1960 failed to raise them above second last, neither did the adoption of the club's current nickname "The Panthers" in 1957 In 1959, after doubting whether the club was viable as a league team, the SANFL granted South Adelaide a substantial area of newly developing southern Adelaide suburbs. During the early 1960s it became apparent that South Adelaide, though only marginally better statistically than the dreadful late 1940s and early 1950s teams, was possessed of enough talent to move beyond the bottom couple of placings.
In 1963, South Adelaide sought the services of proven West Adelaide player/coach Neil Kerley after he was controversially sacked by the Bloods, despite being sceptical Kerley did accept and put the team on an intense training schedule during the 1963/1964 off-season. South Adelaide rose in 1964, losing only three minor round games before defeating Port Adelaide by 27 points in the Grand Final, it remained prominent for the remaining two years of Kerley's stint but failed to make the grand final. However, under champion player Peter Darley as captain-coach the Panthers declined quickly owing to the loss of key followers Kerley and David Kantilla, winning only two games in 1969 for another wooden spoon and not improving until another renowned coach in Haydn Bunton, Jr. took over the reins in 1975. Under Bunton, the Panthers, playing fast, skilful football rooted in the South "tradition", contested the major round for the first time in eleven years in 1977 and reached the Grand Final in 1979.
However, on an appallingly windy day and muddy ground the experienced Port Adelaide, aided by winning the toss, were too good, winning 9-9 to 3-14. The Panthers fluctuated in yo-yo fashion under Bunton, never playing in two consecutive finals series before he d
Australian rules football known as Australian football, or called Aussie rules, football or footy, is a contact sport played between two teams of eighteen players on an oval-shaped field a modified cricket ground. Points are scored by kicking the oval-shaped ball between behind posts. During general play, players may position themselves anywhere on the field and use any part of their bodies to move the ball; the primary methods are kicking and running with the ball. There are rules on how the ball can be handled: for example, players running with the ball must intermittently bounce or touch it on the ground. Throwing the ball is not allowed and players must not get caught holding the ball. A distinctive feature of the game is the mark, where players anywhere on the field who catch the ball from a kick are awarded possession. Possession of the ball is in dispute at all times except when mark is paid. Players can use their whole body to obstruct opponents. Dangerous physical contact, interference when marking and deliberately slowing the play are discouraged with free kicks, distance penalties or suspension for a certain number of matches, depending on the seriousness of the infringement.
The game features frequent physical contests, spectacular marking, fast movement of both players and the ball and high scoring. The sport's origins can be traced to football matches played in Melbourne, Victoria in 1858, inspired by English public school football games. Seeking to develop a game more suited to adults and Australian conditions, the Melbourne Football Club published the first laws of Australian football in May 1859, making it the oldest of the world's major football codes. Australian football has the highest spectator attendance and television viewership of all sports in Australia, while the Australian Football League, the sport's only professional competition, is the nation's wealthiest sporting body; the AFL Grand Final, held annually at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, is the highest attended club championship event in the world. The sport is played at amateur level in many countries and in several variations, its rules are governed by the AFL Commission with the advice of the AFL's Laws of the Game Committee.
Australian rules football is known by several nicknames, including Aussie rules and footy. In some regions, it is marketed as AFL after the Australian Football League. There is evidence of football being played sporadically in the Australian colonies in the first half of the 19th century. Compared to cricket and horse racing, football was viewed as a minor "amusement" at the time, while little is known about these early one-off games, it is clear they share no causal link with Australian football. In 1858, in a move that would help to shape Australian football in its formative years, "public" schools in Melbourne, Victoria began organising football games inspired by precedents at English public schools; the earliest such match, held in St Kilda on 15 June, was between Melbourne Grammar and St Kilda Grammar. On 10 July 1858, the Melbourne-based Bell's Life in Victoria and Sporting Chronicle published a letter by Tom Wills, captain of the Victoria cricket team, calling for the formation of a "foot-ball club" with a "code of laws" to keep cricketers fit during winter.
Born in Australia, Wills played a nascent form of rugby football whilst a pupil at Rugby School in England, returned to his homeland a star athlete and cricketer. His letter is regarded by many historians as giving impetus for the development of a new code of football today known as Australian football. Two weeks Wills' friend, cricketer Jerry Bryant, posted an advertisement for a scratch match at the Richmond Paddock adjoining the Melbourne Cricket Ground; this was the first of several "kickabouts" held that year involving members of the Melbourne Cricket Club, including Wills, Bryant, W. J. Hammersley and J. B. Thompson. Trees were used as goalposts and play lasted an entire afternoon. Without an agreed upon code of laws, some players were guided by rules they had learned in the British Isles, "others by no rules at all". Another significant milestone in 1858 was a match played under experimental rules between Melbourne Grammar and Scotch College, held at the Richmond Paddock; this 40-a-side contest, umpired by Wills and Scotch College teacher John Macadam, began on 7 August and continued over two subsequent Saturdays, ending in a draw with each side kicking one goal.
It is commemorated with a statue outside the MCG, the two schools have competed annually since in the Cordner-Eggleston Cup, the world's oldest continuous football competition. Since the early 20th century, it has been suggested that Australian football was derived from the Irish sport of Gaelic football, not codified until 1885. There is no archival evidence in favour of a Gaelic influence, the style of play shared between the two modern codes was evident in Australia long before the Irish game evolved in a similar direction. Another theory, first proposed in 1983, posits that Wills, having grown up amongst Aborigines in Victoria, may have seen or played the Aboriginal game of Marn Grook, incorporated some of its features into early Australian football; the evidence for this is only circumstantial, according to biographer Greg de Moore's research, Wills was "almost influenced by his experience at Rugby School". A loosely organised Melbourne side, captained by Wills, played against other football enthusiasts in the winter and spring of 1858.
The following year, on 14 May, the Melbourne Football Club came into being, making it one of the