1969 Adelaide Carnival

The 1969 Adelaide Carnival was the 17th edition of the Australian National Football Carnival, an Australian rules football interstate competition.

Four teams competed in the carnival, South Australia, the Victorian Football League, Tasmania and Western Australia. Victoria finished on top of the table after winning all of their games. Peter Hudson kicked 17 goals in the carnival, the next best was Austin Robertson with 15.

The Victorian Football Association was scheduled to have competed in the Carnival, but was disqualified after it allowed players to cross from the VFL to the VFA without formal clearances during the 1969 season, in defiance of an ANFC directive from the previous year.[1]



Name Club Age
John Nicholls (c)Carlton29
Kevin BartlettRichmond22
Peter BedfordSouth Melbourne22
Barry BourkeMelbourne25
George BissetFootscray26
Barry DavisEssendon25
Ross DillonMelbourne21
Darryl GerlachEssendon25
Daryl GriffithsSt Kilda23
Royce HartRichmond21
Peter HudsonHawthorn23
Alex JesaulenkoCarlton23
Bob KeddieHawthorn23
Sam KekovichNorth Melbourne19
Bob MurraySt Kilda26
Kevin MurrayFitzroy30
John 'Sam' NewmanGeelong23
John NewnhamFitzroy26
Peter StewardNorth Melbourne27
David ThorpeFootscray21
Peter WalkerGeelong26
Terry WatersCollingwood26
Ricky WattCollingwood22
Fred WaySouth Melbourne25

South Australia

Name Club Age
John Cahill (c)Port Adelaide29
Brenton AdcockSturt25
John BirtWest Torrens32
Keith ChessellSturt22
Brian ColbeyGlenelg22
Peter DarleySouth Adelaide24
Robert DayWest Adelaide25
Ron EllewayPort Adelaide26
Ken EusticeGlenelg29
Jim ForsythWest Torrens24
Darryl HicksSturt27
Harry KernahanGlenelg31
Peter MarkerGlenelg21
Craig McKellarWoodville19
Graham MolloyNorwood21
Philip 'Sandy' NelsonSturt22
Damien NygaardNorwood24
Robert OateyNorwood25
Jack PannenburgWest Adelaide22
Keith PattinsonGlenelg23
John PhillipsNorth Adelaide24
Dennis 'Fred' PhillisGlenelg20
Rodney PopeWest Adelaide24
Barrie RobranNorth Adelaide21
Rick SchoffSturt28

Western Australia

Name Club Age
Derek Chadwick (c)East Perth28
Paddy AstonePerth25
Greg BrehautPerth22
Mal BrownEast Perth22
Barry CablePerth25
Tony CasserlyEast Fremantle25
Pat DaltonPerth26
Dave DysonWest Perth24
Peter EakinsSubiaco21
Graham FarmerWest Perth34
Bob GrahamEast Perth27
Peter ManningSwan Districts23
John McIntoshClaremont25
Ian MillerPerth19
Graham MelroseEast Fremantle20
Chris MitchellEast Perth22
Brian RobertsEast Fremantle24
Austin RobertsonSubiaco26
Graham ScottSouth Fremantle22
Brian SierakowskiSubiaco23
Brad SmithEast Perth20
Peter StephenEast Fremantle20
John TurnbullSwan Districts27
Bill WalkerSwan Districts27
John WynneWest Perth21


Name Club Age
John Devine (c)North Hobart28
Darrel BaldockLatrobe30
John BurnsEast Launceston20
Bob CheekPenguin23
Phillip DellWynyard22
Kerry DoranSandy Bay23
Alby DunnLaunceston24
Ray GroomCooee24
Ron HallScottsdale23
Barry HayLaunceston24
Phil LadePenguin22
Graeme LeeEast Devonport29
Ted LeesDevonport21
Bob LucasClarence25
Bob LynchNew Norfolk24
Graeme MackeySandy Bay20
Max McMahonGlenorchy27
John NealWynyard22
Ben NustelingNew Norfolk22
Alf OldenhofCity-South23
Burnie PayneHobart29
Kevin PelhamSandy Bay27
John RichmondClarence26
Paul VinarLongford28
Graham WiseLaunceston26


Game One

Victoria23.21 (159)
Tasmania10.26 (86)

Game Three

South Australia21.22 (148)
Tasmania12.18 (90)

Game Five

Western Australia28.24 (192)
Tasmania12.7 (79)

Game Two

South Australia15.17 (107)
Western Australia14.11 (95)

Game Four

Victoria21.18 (144)
Western Australia14.13 (97)

Game Six

Victoria15.11 (101)
South Australia8.9 (57)

All-Australian team

In 1969 the All-Australian team was picked based on the Adelaide Carnival.

1969 All-Australian Team

Adelaide Carnival

John CahillSouth AustraliaPort Adelaide
Brian ColbeySouth AustraliaGlenelg
Peter DarleySouth AustraliaSouth Adelaide
Graham MolloySouth AustraliaNorwood
Rick SchoffSouth AustraliaSturt
Royce HartVictoriaRichmond
Peter HudsonVictoriaHawthorn
Alex JesaulenkoVictoriaCarlton
Bob KeddieVictoriaHawthorn
Bob MurrayVictoriaSt Kilda
John 'Sam' NewmanVictoriaGeelong
John NichollsVictoriaCarlton (captain)
Peter StewardVictoriaNorth Melbourne
Terry WatersVictoriaCollingwood
Ricky WattVictoriaCollingwood
Greg BrehautWestern AustraliaPerth
Barry CableWestern AustraliaPerth
Peter EakinsWestern AustraliaSubiaco
John McIntoshWestern AustraliaClaremont
Bill WalkerWestern AustraliaSwan Districts

Tassie Medal

Peter Eakins of Western Australia and Graham Molloy of South Australia won the Tassie Medal after both tallying four votes.


  1. "VFA excluded from ANFC carnival". The Canberra Times. Canberra, ACT. 16 May 1969. p. 20.
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