South Adelaide Football Club

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South Adelaide
Full name South Adelaide Football Club
Nickname(s) Panthers
Motto Visionary, Can-Do, United
2017 season
Leading goalkicker Ben Haren (23) (Men's)
Courtney Gum (11) (Women's)
Best and fairest Nick Liddle (2010, 2012, 2013, 2017) (Men's)
Nikki Gore (2018) (Women's)
Club details
Founded 1876; 142 years ago (1876)
Colours      Navy and      White
Competition South Australian National Football League (SANFL)
Coach Jarrad Wright (Men's)
Krissie Steen (Women's)
Captain(s) Joel Cross & Keegan Brooksby (Men's)
Kristi Harvey & Lauren Buchanan (Women's)
Premierships 11 (Men's)
1877, 1885, 1892, 1893, 1895, 1896, 1898, 1899, 1935, 1938, 1964
1 (Women's)
Ground(s) Hickinbotham Oval (capacity: 12,000)
Other information
Official website

The South Adelaide Football Club is an Australian rules football club that competes in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL). Known as the Panthers, their home ground is Hickinbotham Oval[1] (formerly Noarlunga Oval), located in Noarlunga Downs in the southern suburbs of Adelaide.


Nineteenth century[edit]

The 1877 premiership team.

The South Adelaide Football Club is the second oldest football club in South Australia, and 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.[2] South Adelaide was the first team to win a premiership in the (then) newly formed South Australian Football Association in 1877, and between 1885 and 1900 it won seven premierships (1885, 1892, 1893, 1895, 1896, 1898 and 1899) and was runner-up three times.[3]

South Adelaide was led from 1888 to 1898 by captain and "proto-coach" Dinny Reedman who is generally seen as the first to view team combination and planning as a critical component of success in football. In 1896 they won sixteen and drew two of eighteen games.[4]

Decline after District Football[edit]

Jack Tredrea was the first South Australian league player to reach 200 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,[4] and even 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, and 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 (both wins by less than a goal) in 1910 and 1911.[5] In 1915, South improved to second before lack of finals experience took its toll in the semi-final.

Following an enforced halt to SAFL football during World War I, the presence of champion defender Dan Moriarty made South highly 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 generally known that South had an unfairly small share of the area zoned between eight league clubs,[6] but the league committee refused to alter the status quo.

Brief Halcyon and Abrupt Fall[edit]

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 ultimately upset Port Adelaide for its first premiership since 1899. Jack Cockburn at centre half-back was the team’s star and 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.[7] Led by Clem Rosewarne, Max Murdy and Len Lapthorne, South averaged an amazing 132 points per game, and even without Rosewarne their attack remained extremely 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.[8] Between 1947 and 1951 South won only seven games out of eighty-six, and 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: even a spell by Port Adelaide legend "Fos" Williams in 1960 failed to raise them above second last, and neither did the adoption of the club’s current nickname "The Panthers" in 1957[9]

Kerley and Another Decline[edit]

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, and despite being sceptical Kerley did accept and put the team on an intense training schedule during the 1963/1964 off-season.[6]

South Adelaide rose rapidly 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 very quickly owing to the loss of key followers Kerley and David Kantilla,[10] 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 firmly rooted in the South "tradition",[6] 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 (63) to 3-14 (32). The Panthers fluctuated in yo-yo fashion under Bunton, never playing in two consecutive finals series before he departed to return to Subiaco after a sabbatical at the end of 1982.


In 1979, South Adelaide’s recruiting zone in the southern suburbs was extended to cover all the developing areas around O‘Halloran Hill, giving the club a potential community base for the first time in its long history. It continued to play at Adelaide Oval until 1994 (the oval was ironically located on the northern side of the City of Adelaide and River Torrens), and its fortunes fluctuated, with two unsuccessful finals appearances under future Adelaide Crows coach Graeme Cornes in 1983 and 1984 being followed by free-fall under the coaching of former Hawthorn (VFL) ruckman Don Scott and Sturt champion full forward Rick Davies to a wooden spoon in 1987. South was under severe pressure to enter into a merger with another SANFL club, but was argued that if South made the long-proposed move to Noarlunga it would be able to capture expanding suburbs in the future.

Under John Reid, South developed rapidly after a one-win season and twenty-six successive losses during 1988 and early 1989. After this disastrous losing streak, South rose to contest each SANFL finals series between 1990 and 1992, with a minor premiership in 1991 the highlight, the Panthers being bundled out by West Adelaide in the Preliminary Final. However, the Panthers have been a disappointment in the two decades since the formation of the Adelaide Crows in 1991, with fourth-place finishes in 2006 and 2011 its highest placings, and some dubious coaching changes such as the sacking of former St Kilda coach Ken Sheldon in 1996, and briefly employing seventy-one-year-old veteran John Cahill during 2008. After this, the Panthers won only four games in the 2009 and 2010 seasons for their worst two-season record since the dark days of 1950 and 1951.

Three South Australian Premiers have had a close association with the South Adelaide Football Club: Charles Cameron Kingston (Premier 1893-1899), Dean Brown (1993-96) and Mike Rann (2002-2011). Kingston played for South Adelaide, Dean Brown became Patron and Mike Rann was Number One Ticket Holder. During his Premiership Rann presented the Club with a 100-year peppercorn lease over the Noarlunga Oval site owned by the State Government in what he described as 'land rights for the Panthers'. The club presented the Premier with 100 peppercorns.

Home Grounds[edit]

  1. Adelaide Oval (1882–1903, 1905–94)
  2. Jubilee Oval (1904)
  3. Hickinbotham Oval (1995–present)

Panther Park was meant to be South's new home ground with plans to build a grandstand but only the change rooms were built and it was used as a training base and for South's junior teams. South Adelaide’s clubrooms were based at Panther Park at the inner-southern Adelaide suburb of St Mary’s until 1995 when the club moved to Noarlunga and its new ground Hickinbotham Oval (then called Noarlunga Oval). Prior to 1995, with the exception of 1904 when they played at the now defunct Jubilee Oval, the Panthers played all their home games at the Adelaide Oval (ironically located on the northern side of the Adelaide city centre) while in 1992 and 1993 they played two games at the Bice Oval in the southern suburb of Christies Beach to gauge support in the area for the Panthers. The oval, located only 1 km from where Hickinbotham Oval now sits, was packed to capacity in 1993 with approximately 8,000 crammed in to see South take on 'local' rival Glenelg. It was following this game that the South Adelaide Football Club made the decision to move permanently to Noarlunga.

South Adelaide christened their new home at Noarlunga in Round 8 of the 1995 SANFL season. The opening game at Noarlunga also saw the ground record crowd of 10,123 when Glenelg defeated the Panthers by 47 points. Originally called Noarlunga Oval, the name was officially changed to Hickinbotham Oval in 2005 to honour former Panther and successful property developer, the late Alan Hickinbotham.[1]

In late 2010 the South Adelaide Football Club obtained permission from the City of Onkaparinga to install four light towers at the oval with the intent to host night SANFL games at the venue. Unlike other SANFL grounds which had lights installed, Hickenbotham Oval is not surrounded by housing and permission to build the lights was easily obtained as they were ruled to have minimal impact on the local residents. The first game played under lights on 9 April 2011 saw South defeat North Adelaide in front of 2,630. The record night attendance at the oval was set just a few weeks later in Round 4 of the 2011 SANFL season when 2,700 saw the clash between the Panthers and Port Adelaide.

Club Records[edit]

Club song[edit]

The club song is based on Lily of Laguna.

We are the blue and white
We are the grand old blue and white
We're the team to take the Panthers top
Until we win the flag we will not stop
Fight on forever,
We'll weaken never in our endeavour
To raise the Panther flag to glory
We are the famous blue and white!

Current playing list[edit]

South Adelaide Football Club
Senior list Coaching staff
  • 1 Keegan Brooksby (c)
  • 2 Cody Szust
  • 3 Tom Fields
  • 4 Joseph Haines
  • 5 Anthony Biemans
  • 6 Bradley Crabb
  • 7 Sam Overall
  • 8 Matt Rose (vc)
  • 9 Nick Liddle
  • 10 Abe Davis
  • 11 Ben Haren
  • 13 Mark Noble
  • 14 Tarak Redigolo
  • 15 Robert Irra
  • 16 Nathan Kreuger
  • 17 Connor Fairlie
  • 18 Ben Millman
  • 19 Joel Cross (c)
  • 20 Jesse McKinnon
  • 21 Ben Heaslip
  • 22 Jake Summerton
  • 23 Adam Hunter
  • 24 Matt Rankine
  • 25 Alex Moyle
  • 27 Cameron McGree
  • 28 Alex Aurrichio
  • 29 Jaidan Kappler
  • 30 Nic Schwarz
  • 31 Liam Fitt
  • 32 Henry Bruce
  • 33 Scott Taylor
  • 34 Tyson Brown
  • 35 Jed Telfer
  • 36 Tom Whittlesea
  • 39 Alex Cailotto
  • 40 Sam Gurney
  • 41 Matthew Raitt
  • 42 Coby Helyar
  • 43 Robert Badger
  • 44 Nathan Beenham
  • 45 Josh Tyllis
  • 46 Jackson Elmes
  • 47 Blake Carter
  • 49 Lee Hoey
  • 49 Nick Steele
  • 50 Toby Case
  • 51 Jayden Hall
  • 53 Aiden Baker
  • 54 Tarik Illingworth
  • 55 Bradley Borrillo
  • 56 Tom Neville
  • 57 Bailey Snelling
  • 58 Bodie Sowter
  • 59 Ryan Mountford

Head coach

  • Jarrad Wright

Assistant coaches

  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)

Updated: 21 March 2018

South Adelaide Football Club
Senior Women's list Coaching staff
  • 1 Kristi Harvey
  • 2 Nikki Gore
  • 3 Stacey Huddleston
  • 4 Lauren Buchanan (c)
  • 5 Louella McCarthy
  • 6 Hannah Munyard
  • 7 Lucy Northcott
  • 8 Elyse Haussen
  • 9 Leah Mencel
  • 10 Morgan Tucker
  • 11 Czenya Cavouras
  • 13 Lisa Whiteley
  • 14 Mollie Mckendrick
  • 15 Nicole Mark
  • 16 Caitlin Williams
  • 17 Layla Fitzgibbons
  • 18 Madison Bennett
  • 19 Montana McKinnon
  • 20 Stacey Richardson
  • 21 Helen Maidment
  • 22 Emily Woods
  • 23 Courtney Gum
  • 24 Danielle Goding
  • 25 Teah Charlton
  • 26 Taylah Eastwood
  • 27 Bree-Anna Leibhardt
  • 28 Tonia Fielke
  • 29 Cheyenne Hammond
  • 30 Elisabeth Davison
  • 31 Airlie Schirmer
  • 32 Mykala Walker-Murphy
  • 34 Madeliene Green
  • 35 Jaslynne Smith
  • 36 Bronwen Bosley
  • 37 Zahn Anthony
  • 38 Heidi Smith
  • 41 Jess O'Reilly
  • 42 Jorja Rowe
  • 43 Samantha Pratt
  • 44 Elke Jarvis
  • 45 Grace Duffy

Head coach

  • Krissie Steen

Assistant coaches

  • Rick Watts
  • Ben Coleman
  • Chris Bennett

  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)

Updated: 21 March 2018




Magarey Medallists[edit]


League top goalkickers[edit]

Year Goals Player
1882 14   R. Wardrop[11]
1885 19   H. Hill[11]
1887 25   Alf Bushby[12]
1896 25   Jack Kay[13]
1898 35   Jack Kay[13]
1902 28   Jack Kay[13]
1945 54   S. Scott[11]
1995 95   Danny Del-Re[11]
2011 67   Michael Wundke[11]
2013 52   Michael Wundke[11]
2016 68   Brett Eddy[11]

'Greatest Team'[edit]

The South Adelaide Team of the Century is officially called the 'Greatest Team'.[14][15]

Greatest Team
B: Jack Reedman (captain) Bill Oliver[16] George Mulcahy
HB: Bob Schmidt[17] Dan Moriarty Jack Cockburn
C: Laurie Cahill Jim Deane Mark Coombe[18]
HF: Max Murdy[19] Don Pryor Alf 'Bulla' Ryan
F: Mark Naley Chris Munro Jack Dawes[20]
Foll: Peter Darley Jack Tredrea[21] Frank Tully[22]
Int: Lindsay Backman[23] Ray Linke[24] Len Lapthorne[25]

Honour board[edit]

South Adelaide Football Club Honor Board
Year Pos W-L-D Coach Captain Best & Fairest Top Goalkicker Goals
1876 2 (Runner up) 4-1-4 N/A G.D. Kennedy N/A G.D. Kennedy 2
Formation of the South Australian Football Association
1877 1 (Premiers) N/A G.D. Kennedy N/A 10
1878 2 (Runner up) N/A G.D. Kennedy

A.C. Mehrtens

N/A 2


1879 3 N/A S.A. Wallace N/A 2
1880 3 N/A J.H. Sinclair

A.C. Mehrtens

N/A 9
1881 3 N/A A.C. Mehrtens

T. Maloney

N/A 8
1882 2 (Runner up) N/A A.C. Mehrtens N/A 13
1883 8 N/A A.C. Mehrtens

H.R. Hill

N/A 8
1884 3 N/A A.C. Mehrtens N/A 12
1885 1 (Premiers) N/A A.J. Hall N/A 13


1886 2 (Runner up) N/A A. McIntyre F. Mehrtens 8
1887 4 N/A W.H. Watling N/A 22
1888 4 N/A W.H. Watling N/A 15
1889 5 N/A G.J. Rowley

A. Hammond

J.C. Reedman

N/A 8
1890 3 N/A J.C. Reedman N/A 13
1891 3 N/A J.C. Reedman N/A 24
1892 1 (Premiers) N/A J.C. Reedman N/A 26
1893 1 (Premiers) N/A J.C. Reedman N/A 16


1894 2 (Runner up) N/A J.C. Reedman N/A 21
1895 1 (Premiers) N/A J.C. Reedman N/A 32
1896 1 (Premiers) N/A J.C. Reedman N/A 25
1897 2 (Grand Finalist) N/A J.C. Reedman N/A 26
1898 1 (Premiers) N/A J.C. Reedman N/A 35
1899 1 (Premiers) N/A A.E. Tomlin N/A 32
1900 2 (Grand Finalist) N/A S.E. Reedman N/A 16
1901 4 N/A H.A. Kruss N/A 18
1902 2 (Grand Finalist) N/A S.E. Reedman N/A
1903 2 (Grand Finalist) N/A S.E. Reedman

J. Kay

1904 3 N/A J. Kay N/A
1905 4 N/A S.E. Reedman

J.P. Hansen

1906 5 N/A A. Morton N/A
South Australian Football League
1907 5 N/A J.B. Windsor N/A
1908 5 F.T. O'Brien F.T. O'Brien N/A
1909 7 (Wooden Spoon) G. Wallace

J.J. Tredrea

D.V. McDougall N/A
1910 7 (Wooden Spoon) T.M. Thomas Jack Tredrea N/A
1911 7 (Wooden Spoon) T.M. Thomas Jack Tredrea N/A
1912 5 J.C. Reedman Jack Tredrea N/A
1913 5 T.M. Thomas Jack Tredrea N/A
1914 6 Bert Renfrey Jack Tredrea N/A
1915 3 Bert Renfrey Jack Tredrea N/A
Competition suspended due to WWI
1919 6 Bert Renfrey S.N. McKee N/A
1920 6 G. Wallace S.N. McKee N/A
1921 3 Jack Tredrea S.N. McKee N/A
1922 4 Jack Tredrea S.N. McKee N/A
1923 3 Jack Tredrea A.F. Caust Dan Moriarty
1924 5 N/A A.F. Caust A.J. Ryan
1925 7 N/A Dan Moriarty W.G. Oliver
1926 8 (Wooden Spoon) Sampson Hosking W.G. Oliver W.G. Oliver
South Australian National Football League
1927 8 (Wooden Spoon) A.J. Ryan

W.T. Oliver

W.G. Oliver W.H. Jackson
1928 8 (Wooden Spoon) A.H. Job H. Lingwood-Smith A.J. Ryan
1929 8 (Wooden Spoon) A.H. Job W.G. Oliver F.J. Tully
1930 6 H.B. McGregor S.R. Jaffer F.J. Tully
1931 7 Jack Tredrea S.R. Jaffer S.R. Jaffer
1932 8 (Wooden Spoon) H.B. McGregor H.B. McGregor C.R. Rose
1933 7 S.R. Jaffer S.R. Jaffer F.J. Tully
1934 8 (Wooden Spoon) Frank Golding C.R. Rose Jack Cockburn
1935 1 (Premiers) W.V. Johnson F.J. Tully F.J. Tully
1936 4 W.V. Johnson F.J. Tully G.L. Mulcahy

J.P. Dawes

1937 2 (Grand Finalist) L.J. Ashby W.J. McKay J.P. Dawes
1938 1 (Premiers) L.J. Ashby J.P. Dawes Laurie Cahill
1939 3 L.J. Ashby J.P. Dawes Laurie Cahill
1940 2 (Grand Finalist) L.J. Ashby J.P. Dawes M.A. Murdy
1941 5 L.J. Ashby J.P. Dawes Jack Cockburn
Merger with Sturt due to WWII
1942 J.P. Dawes

L.F.E. Rusby

J.P. Dawes
1943 L.F.E. Rusby

L.J. Ashby

J.P. Dawes
1944 L.J. Ashby J.P. Dawes
Competition returns to unaligned teams
1945 8 (Wooden Spoon) 3-14-0 L Ashby C Ames M Doherty S Scott 64
1946 7 5-12-0 M Murdy J Templeton K Brown L Lapthorne 29
1947 8 (Wooden Spoon) 2-15-0 Laurie Cahill D Pryor Alan Hickinbotham D Pryor 51
1948 8 (Wooden Spoon) 0-17-0 Laurie Cahill D Pryor Jim Deane L Lapthorne 23
1949 7 4-13 Jim Deane L Lapthorne Jim Deane M Merchant 35
1950 8 (Wooden Spoon) 0-17 Jim Deane L Lapthorne R Linke L Lapthorne 27
1951 8 (Wooden Spoon) 1-17 Jim Deane Jim Deane Jim Deane L Lapthorne 47
1952 7 5-12 Jim Deane Jim Deane R Linke M Read 47
1953 8 (Wooden Spoon) 5-13 Jim Deane Jim Deane Jim Deane M Read 47
1954 7 5-13 Alan Hickinbotham Alan Hickinbotham R Linke M Read 46
1955 8 (Wooden Spoon) 2-15 Jack Graham R Hewitt D Polden J Judd 25
1956 7 6-12 P Hunt Jim Deane Jim Deane J Judd 38
1957 8 (Wooden Spoon) 2-16 Laurie Cahill Jim Deane Jim Deane K Peucker 37
1958 6 6-11-1 R Reiman R Reiman G Christie J Judd 37
1959 8 (Wooden Spoon) 3-15 R Reiman R Reiman R Jackson J Judd 52
1960 7 3-15 Fos Williams D Panizza D Panizza D Panizza 22
1961 6 5-14 W Sutherland G Christie David Kantilla D Kantilla 31
1962 8 (Wooden Spoon) 3-16 W Sutherland G Christie David Kantilla L Backman 45
1963 8 (Wooden Spoon) 2-18 W Sutherland
D Parham
I Day Peter Darley L Backman 34
1964 1 (Premiers) 17-3 Neil Kerley D Kerley Peter Darley I Day 35
1965 3 15-5 D Kerley D Kerley R Schmidt L Backman 41
1966 4 14-6 D Kerley D Kerley Peter Darley A Skuse 38
1967 5 11-9 Peter Darley Peter Darley Peter Darley L Backman 31
1968 6 9-10-1 Peter Darley Peter Darley Peter Darley P Jones 32
1969 10 (Wooden Spoon) 2-18 Peter Darley Peter Darley M Coombe L Backman 42
1970 10 (Wooden Spoon) 3-17 Jim Deane L Backman L Backman P Howlett 60
1971 9 6-15 Jim Deane Peter Darley P Haines P Howlett 50
1972 9 5-16 Dave Darcy Dave Darcy Peter Darley P Jones 30
1973 9 4-17 Dave Darcy Dave Darcy Peter Darley M Dittmar 60
1974 8 7-15 P Darcy R Keddie D Young P Darley 44
1975 8 5-13 Haydn Bunton, Jr. R Keddie R Keddie Graham Robbins 50
1976 7 9-11-1 Haydn Bunton, Jr. R Keddie R Hateley A Bennett 67
1977 4 14-8 Haydn Bunton, Jr. G Robbins G Baynes Wayne Slattery 54
1978 7 8-13-1 Haydn Bunton, Jr. G Baynes G Baynes G Linke 38
1979 2 (Grand Finalist) 14-8 Haydn Bunton, Jr. G Baynes G Baynes Wayne Slattery 61
1980 7 8-14 Haydn Bunton, Jr. G Baynes S Butler Geoff Linke 84
1981 4 15-7 Haydn Bunton, Jr. G Baynes Robb Hawkins Geoff Linke 74
1982 8 8-14 Haydn Bunton, Jr. S Palmer R White C Reynolds 70
1983 5 12-10 Graham Cornes S Palmer Robb Hawkins J Schneebichler 65
1984 5 13-9 Graham Cornes S Palmer Mark Naley D Harris 57
1985 8 8-14 Don Scott
Rick Davies
J Schneebichler D Kappler Rick Davies 72
1986 9 7-14-1 Rick Davies J Schneebichler Darren Troy Rick Davies 72
1987 10 (Wooden Spoon) 5-17 Rick Davies J Schneebichler D Kappler D Stoeckel 55
1988 10 (Wooden Spoon) 1-21 J Reid S Butler D Kappler S Schmid 38
1989 9 6-16 J Reid S Butler M Whitford D Stoeckel 50
1990 4 9-11 J Reid M Bennett Darren Trevena D Stoeckel 52
1991 3 16-6 J Reid M Bennett D Kappler S Schmid 40
1992 5 11-11 J Reid M Bennett M Grummet Randall Bone 35
1993 6 9-11 J Reid D Kappler M Dillon Peter McIntyre 79
1994 7 9-13 Ken Sheldon D Trevena C Wittman P Keam 35
1995 6 11-11 Ken Sheldon D Trevena J Polkinghorne Danny Del-Re 92
1996 8 6-14 K Sheldon
S Butler
D Stoeckel Andrew Osborn C Cameron 20
1997 9 (Wooden Spoon) 4-14-2 K Applegarth D Stoeckel J Polkinghorne C Cameron 20
1998 7 9-11 K Applegarth Andrew Osborn D Talbot Ryan Fitzgerald 40
1999 8 2-18 K Applegarth Andrew Osborn K Cobb D Hams 43
2000 6 9-10-1 Greg Anderson Andrew Osborn D Talbot M Demasi 39
2001 7 7-13 Greg Anderson Kym Koster D Morgan Clay Sampson 28
2002 8 4-16 Greg Anderson Kym Koster S Sampson M Demasi 25
2003 7 6-13-1 Greg Anderson Clay Sampson C Hall R Tregenza 59
2004 8 7-13 Robert Pyman Clay Sampson C King R Tregenza 39
2005 7 7-13 Robert Pyman Clay Sampson M Davis B Warren 60
2006 4 11-9 Robert Pyman Clay Sampson R Archard B Warren 64
2007 8 4-15-1 Robert Pyman
Gary Cameron
Clay Sampson S McGlone B Warren 27
2008 8 5-14-1 John Cahill
Clay Sampson
Jason Torney J Boyd B Warren 42
2009 9 (Wooden Spoon) 2-18 Clay Sampson Jason Torney M Sandery B Warren 48
2010 9 (Wooden Spoon) 2-17-1 Ron Fuller B Warren Nick Liddle B Warren 32
2011 4 8-11-1 Ron Fuller N Murphy Joel Cross M Wundke 67
2012 8 7-13 Ron Fuller N Murphy Nick Liddle M Wundke 55
2013 8 6-14 Ron Fuller / K Cobb Josh Thewlis Nick Liddle M Wundke 52
2014 3 11-7 Brad Gotch Josh Thewlis / N Murphy Keegan Brooksby Brett Eddy 67
2015 6 9-8-1 Brad Gotch Brad Crabb Joel Cross Brett Eddy 42
2016 4 14-4 Brad Gotch Brad Crabb Joel Cross & Brede Seccull Brett Eddy 74
2017 6 8-10 Garry Hocking Brad Crabb Nick Liddle Ben Haren 23


Notable players and coaches[edit]


A: Wally Allen[26] Len 'Buck' Ashby[27]
B: Lindsay Backman[23] Frank 'Dinky' Barry Andy Bennett Mark Bickley Randall Bone
B: Dean Brogan Keegan Brooksby Keith Brown[28] Alf Bushby[12]
C: Laurie Cahill Alipate Carlile Arnold Caust[29] Gary Christie[30] Matthew Clarke
C: Craig Cock[31] Jack Cockburn Mark Coombe[18] Graham Cornes Damian Cupido
D: Anthony 'Bos' Daly[32] 'Jack' Daly[33] Caleb Daniel David Darcy Luke Darcy
D: Peter Darley Alwyn Davey Rick Davies James 'Jim' Dawes[34] John 'Jack' Dawes[20]
D: Ian Day[35] Jim Deane Danny Del-Re Michael Doughty Stephen Doyle
F: Ashley Fernee Tom Fields Ryan "Fitzy" Fitzgerald Eddie Fry[36]
G: Simon Goodwin Jack Graham Ryan Griffen Chris Groom
H: Jim Handby Michael Handby Frank Hansen[37] John 'Jack' Hansen[38] Keith 'Barney' Haussen[39]
H: Robb Hawkins Glynn Hewitt Alan Hickinbotham[1] Clem Hill H. Hill[11]
J: Dick Jackson[40] Stan Jaffer[41] Vic Johnson[42] Ernie Jones John Judd[43]
K: David Kantilla Darren Kappler Barry Karklis[44] Jack Kay[13] Bob Keddie
K: Neil Kerley Ron Kitchen[45] Kym Koster
L: Brendon Lade Len Lapthorne[25] Ray Linke[24]
M: George Margitich Ron McGowan Cory McGrath Bruce McGregor Peter McIntyre
M: Dan Moriarty George Mulcahy[15] Max Murdy[19] Chris Munro[15]
N: Mark Naley
O: Bill Oliver[16] Andrew Osborn
P: Stuart Palmer Des Panizza[46] Denis Parham Bryan Ploenges[47] Ian Prendergast
P: Don Pryor[15]
R: Jack 'Dinny' Reedman Brian Roberts Matthew Rogers Lester Ross[48] Alfred 'Bulla' Ryan
S: Clay Sampson Joe Scanlon[49] Bob Schmidt[17] John Schneebichler[50] S. Scott[11]
S: Alf Skuse[51] Nigel Smart Frank Spiel[52] Chris Stasinowsky
T: Jim Templeton[53] James Tierney Jason Torney Jack Tredrea[21] Frank Tully[22]
V: Nathan van Berlo Lyndon Valente John Vickers[54]
W: George Wallace[55] H. Wardrop[11] Alan White[56] Robin White Malcolm Whitford[57]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Alan Hickinbotham,
  2. ^ SAFC History (Club Website)
  3. ^ History of the South Adelaide Football Club, SANFL website. Retrieved on 2009-05-01.
  4. ^ a b South Adelaide Premiership Panels[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ See South Adelaide in 1911
  6. ^ a b c South Adelaide Club Biography
  7. ^ South Swamps Port
  8. ^ Between 1942 and 1944 the SANFL contested a restricted, four team competition with its eight member clubs paired off geographically: Port Adelaide-West Torrens; Norwood-North Adelaide; West Adelaide-Glenelg and South Adelaide-Sturt
  9. ^ SA Memory
  10. ^ David Kantilla: Indigenous Pioneer
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "SANFL Leading Goalkickers 1877 - 1980 (Premiership Matches)". 
  12. ^ a b Alf Bushby at
  13. ^ a b c d Jack Kay at
  14. ^ ADELAIDE Official 'Greatest Team' Archived 7 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  15. ^ a b c d "Hall of Fame, South Adelaide Football Club". 
  16. ^ a b Willian "Bill" Oliver
  17. ^ a b Bob Schmidt
  18. ^ a b Mark Coombe
  19. ^ a b Max Murdy
  20. ^ a b Jack Dawes
  21. ^ a b Jack Tredrea,
  22. ^ a b Frank Tully
  23. ^ a b Lindsay Backman
  24. ^ a b Ray Linke
  25. ^ a b Len Lapthorne
  26. ^ Wally Allen at
  27. ^ Len Ashby at
  28. ^ Keith Brown at
  29. ^ Arnold Caust at
  30. ^ Gary Christie at
  31. ^ Craig Cock at
  32. ^ Anthony Daly at
  33. ^ John W. Daly at
  34. ^ James 'Jim' Dawes at
  35. ^ {{AustralianFootball}} template missing ID and not present in Wikidata.
  36. ^ Eddie Fry at
  37. ^ Frank Hansen at
  38. ^ John Hansen at
  39. ^ Keith Haussen at
  40. ^ Dick Jackson at
  41. ^ Stanley Jaffer at
  42. ^ Victor Johnson at
  43. ^ John Judd at
  44. ^ Barry Karklis at
  45. ^ Ron Kitchen at
  46. ^ Des Panizza at
  47. ^ Bryan Ploenges at
  48. ^ Lester Ross at
  49. ^ Joseph Scanlon at
  50. ^ John Schneebichler at
  51. ^ Alf Skuse at
  52. ^ Frank Spiel at
  53. ^ Jim Templeton at
  54. ^ John Vickers at
  55. ^ George Wallace at
  56. ^ Alan White at
  57. ^ Malcolm Whitford at

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