1978 SANFL season

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1978 SANFL season
Teams 10
Premiers Norwood
(24th premiership)
Minor premiers Sturt
(8th minor premiership)
Matches played 116
Attendance 1,048,871 (9,042 per match)
Highest attendance 50,867 (Grand Final, Norwood vs. Sturt)
Ken Farmer Medallist Tim Evans
Port Adelaide (90 Goals)
Magarey Medallist Kym Hodgeman
Glenelg (50 votes)
← 1977
1979 →

The 1978 South Australian National Football League season was the 98th season of the top-level Australian rules football competition in South Australia.

Ladder[edit]

1978 SANFL Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA % PTS
1 Sturt 22 21 1 0 2733 1734 61.18 42
2 Norwood (P) 22 15 7 0 2078 1636 55.95 30
3 Glenelg 22 14 8 0 2272 1959 53.70 28
4 Port Adelaide 22 14 8 0 2287 2055 52.67 28
5 West Torrens 22 10 12 0 2081 2123 49.50 20
6 Woodville 22 9 13 0 1981 2358 45.66 18
7 South Adelaide 22 8 13 1 1832 2057 47.11 17
8 Central District 22 8 14 0 1947 2386 44.93 16
9 West Adelaide 22 5 16 1 1839 2070 47.05 11
10 North Adelaide 22 5 17 0 2005 2677 42.82 10
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, (P) = Premiers [1]

Finals Series[edit]

Grand Final[edit]

1978 SANFL Grand Final
Saturday 30 September (2:10 pm) Sturt def. by Norwood Football Park (crowd: 50,867) Report
5.9 (39)
8.15 (63)
12.21 (93)
 14.26 (110)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
1.5 (11)
5.10 (40)
9.10 (64)
 16.15 (111)
Heinrich 3
Barton, Burgan, Davies, Graham, Winter 2
Bagshaw 1
Goals 5 Adamson
3 Gallagher
2 Turbill, Woodcock
1 Adler, Craig, Taylor, Wynne
Burgan, Winter, Davies, Heinrich, Barton Best Adamson, Taylor, Craig, Button, Rosser, Nunan

References[edit]