South Adelaide Football Club

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 Flinders University Stadium[1] (formerly Noarlunga Oval), located in Noarlunga Downs in the southern suburbs of Adelaide.

South Adelaide
Full nameSouth Adelaide Football Club
MottoVisionary, Can-Do, United
2018 season
Leading goalkickerNathan Kreuger (22) (Men's)
Courtney Gum (11) (Women's)
Best and fairestNick Liddle (2010, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018) (Men's)
Nikki Gore (2018) (Women's)
Club details
Founded1876 (1876)
Colours     Navy and      White
CompetitionSouth Australian National Football League (SANFL)
CoachJarrad Wright (Men's)
Rick Watts (Women's)
Captain(s)Joel Cross & Matt Rose (Men's)
Kristi Harvey & Lauren Buchanan (Women's)
PremiershipsSANFL (11):
1877, 1885, 1892, 1893, 1895, 1896, 1898, 1899, 1935, 1938, 1964
2018, 2019
Ground(s)Flinders University Stadium (capacity: 12,000)
Other information


Nineteenth century

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

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

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

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 Graham 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.

South Adelaide entered a team in the SANFL Women's League in 2018. In their short history fielding a women's team, they have become the most successful team in the competition, winning back-to-back premierships in 2018/19.[11]

Home Grounds

  1. Adelaide Oval (1882–1903, 1905–94)
  2. Jubilee Oval (1904)
  3. Flinders University Stadium (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 Flinders University Stadium (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

Club song

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

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



Competition Level Wins Years Won
SANFLSeniors111877, 1885, 1892, 1893, 1895, 1896, 1898, 1899, 1935, 1938, 1964
SANFL Women'sSeniors22018, 2019
Other titles and honours
SANFLNight series31984, 1986, 1991
SANFLFast Footy12018
Finishing positions
SANFLMinor premiership41898, 1899, 1938, 1991
SANFLRunners-up111881, 1882, 1886, 1894, 1897, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1937, 1940, 1979
SANFLWooden Spoons271909, 1910, 1911, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1932, 1934, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1969, 1970, 1987, 1988, 1997, 2009, 2010


Magarey Medallists


League top goalkickers

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

'Greatest Team'

The South Adelaide Team of the Century is officially called the 'Greatest Team'.[15][16]

Greatest Team
B: Jack Reedman (captain) Bill Oliver[17] George Mulcahy
HB: Bob Schmidt[18] Dan Moriarty Jack Cockburn
C: Laurie Cahill Jim Deane Mark Coombe[19]
HF: Max Murdy[20] Don Pryor Alf 'Bulla' Ryan
F: Mark Naley Chris Munro Jack Dawes[21]
Foll: Peter Darley Jack Tredrea[22] Frank Tully[23]
Int: Lindsay Backman[24] Ray Linke[25] Len Lapthorne[26]

Honour board

South Adelaide Football Club Honor Board
YearPosW-L-DCoachCaptainBest & FairestTop GoalkickerGoals
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
19458 (Wooden Spoon)3-14-0L AshbyC AmesM DohertyS Scott64
194675-12-0M MurdyJ TempletonK BrownLen Lapthorne29
19478 (Wooden Spoon)2-15-0Laurie CahillD PryorAlan HickinbothamD Pryor51
19488 (Wooden Spoon)0-17-0 Laurie CahillD PryorJim DeaneLen Lapthorne23
194974-13Jim DeaneLen LapthorneJim DeaneM Merchant35
19508 (Wooden Spoon)0-17Jim DeaneLen LapthorneR LinkeLen Lapthorne27
19518 (Wooden Spoon)1-17Jim DeaneJim DeaneJim DeaneLen Lapthorne47
195275-12Jim DeaneJim DeaneR LinkeM Read47
19538 (Wooden Spoon)5-13Jim DeaneJim DeaneJim DeaneM Read47
195475-13Alan HickinbothamAlan HickinbothamR LinkeM Read46
19558 (Wooden Spoon)2-15Jack GrahamR HewittD PoldenJ Judd25
195676-12P HuntJim DeaneJim DeaneJ Judd38
19578 (Wooden Spoon)2-16Laurie CahillJim DeaneJim DeaneK Peucker37
195866-11-1R ReimanR ReimanG ChristieJ Judd37
19598 (Wooden Spoon)3-15R ReimanR ReimanR JacksonJ Judd52
196073-15Fos WilliamsD PanizzaD PanizzaD Panizza22
196165-14W SutherlandG ChristieDavid KantillaD Kantilla31
19628 (Wooden Spoon)3-16W SutherlandG ChristieDavid KantillaL Backman45
19638 (Wooden Spoon)2-18W Sutherland
D Parham
I DayPeter DarleyL Backman34
19641 (Premiers)17-3Neil KerleyNeil KerleyPeter DarleyI Day35
1965315-5Neil KerleyNeil KerleyR SchmidtL Backman41
1966414-6Neil KerleyNeil KerleyPeter DarleyA Skuse38
1967511-9Peter DarleyPeter DarleyPeter DarleyL Backman31
196869-10-1Peter DarleyPeter DarleyPeter DarleyP Jones32
196910 (Wooden Spoon)2-18Peter DarleyPeter DarleyM CoombeL Backman42
197010 (Wooden Spoon)3-17Jim DeaneL BackmanL BackmanP Howlett60
197196-15Jim DeanePeter DarleyP HainesP Howlett50
197295-16Dave DarcyDave DarcyPeter DarleyP Jones30
197394-17Dave DarcyDave DarcyPeter DarleyM Dittmar60
197487-15P DarcyR KeddieD YoungP Darley44
197585-13Haydn Bunton, Jr.R KeddieR KeddieGraham Robbins50
197679-11-1Haydn Bunton, Jr.R KeddieRon HateleyA Bennett67
1977414-8Haydn Bunton, Jr.G RobbinsG BaynesWayne Slattery54
197878-13-1Haydn Bunton, Jr.G BaynesG BaynesG Linke38
19792 (Grand Finalist)14-8Haydn Bunton, Jr.G BaynesG BaynesWayne Slattery61
198078-14Haydn Bunton, Jr.G BaynesS ButlerGeoff Linke84
1981415-7Haydn Bunton, Jr.G BaynesRobb HawkinsGeoff Linke74
198288-14Haydn Bunton, Jr.S PalmerR WhiteC Reynolds70
1983512-10Graham CornesS PalmerRobb HawkinsJohn Schneebichler65
1984513-9Graham CornesS PalmerMark NaleyD Harris57
198588-14Don Scott
Rick Davies
John SchneebichlerDavid KapplerRick Davies 72
198697-14-1Rick Davies John SchneebichlerDarren TroyRick Davies 72
198710 (Wooden Spoon)5-17Rick Davies John SchneebichlerDavid KapplerD Stoeckel55
198810 (Wooden Spoon)1-21J ReidS ButlerDavid KapplerS Schmid38
198996-16J ReidS ButlerM WhitfordD Stoeckel50
199049-11J ReidM BennettDarren TrevenaD Stoeckel52
1991316-6J ReidM BennettDavid KapplerS Schmid40
1992511-11J ReidM BennettM GrummetRandall Bone35
199369-11J ReidDarren KapplerM DillonPeter McIntyre79
199479-13Ken SheldonD TrevenaC WittmanP Keam35
1995611-11 Ken SheldonD TrevenaJ PolkinghorneDanny Del-Re92
199686-14K Sheldon
S Butler
D StoeckelAndrew OsbornC Cameron20
19979 (Wooden Spoon)4-14-2Ken ApplegarthD StoeckelJ PolkinghorneC Cameron20
199879-11Ken ApplegarthAndrew OsbornDean TalbotRyan Fitzgerald40
199982-18Ken ApplegarthAndrew OsbornKym CobbDavid Hams43
200069-10-1Greg AndersonAndrew OsbornDean TalbotMark Demasi39
200177-13 Greg AndersonKym KosterD MorganClay Sampson28
200284-16 Greg AndersonKym KosterClay SampsonMark Demasi25
200376-13-1 Greg Anderson Clay SampsonChris HallRod Tregenza59
200487-13Robert Pyman Clay SampsonClinton KingRod Tregenza39
200577-13 Robert Pyman Clay SampsonM DavisBen Warren60
2006411-9 Robert Pyman Clay SampsonRhys ArchardBen Warren64
200784-15-1Robert Pyman
Gary Cameron
Clay SampsonScott McGloneBen Warren27
200885-14-1John Cahill
Clay Sampson
Jason TorneyJames BoydBen Warren42
20099 (Wooden Spoon)2-18Clay Sampson Jason TorneyMitch SanderyBen Warren48
20109 (Wooden Spoon)2-17-1Ron FullerBen WarrenNick LiddleBen Warren32
201148-11-1Ron FullerNick MurphyJoel CrossMichael Wundke67
201287-13Ron FullerNick MurphyNick LiddleMichael Wundke55
201386-14Ron Fuller / Kym CobbJosh ThewlisNick LiddleMichael Wundke52
2014311-7Brad GotchJosh Thewlis / Nick MurphyKeegan BrooksbyBrett Eddy67
201569-8-1Brad GotchBrad CrabbJoel CrossBrett Eddy42
2016414-4Brad GotchBrad CrabbJoel Cross & Brede SeccullBrett Eddy74
201768-10Garry HockingBrad CrabbNick LiddleBen Haren23
2018 5 11-7 Jarrad Wright[27] Joel Cross & Keegan Brooksby Nick Liddle[28] Nathan Kreuger[29] 22
2019 6 9-7-2 Jarrad Wright Joel Cross & Matt Rose


Notable players and coaches


A: Wally Allen[30] Len 'Buck' Ashby[31]
B: Lindsay Backman[24] Frank 'Dinky' Barry Andy Bennett Mark Bickley Randall Bone
B: Dean Brogan Keegan Brooksby Keith Brown[32] Alf Bushby[13]
C: Laurie Cahill Alipate Carlile Arnold Caust[33] Gary Christie[34] Matthew Clarke
C: Craig Cock[35] Jack Cockburn Mark Coombe[19] Graham Cornes Damian Cupido
D: Anthony 'Bos' Daly[36] 'Jack' Daly[37] Caleb Daniel David Darcy Luke Darcy
D: Peter Darley Alwyn Davey Rick Davies James 'Jim' Dawes[38] John 'Jack' Dawes[21]
D: Ian Day[39] Jim Deane Danny Del-Re Michael Doughty Stephen Doyle
F: Ashley Fernee Tom Fields Ryan "Fitzy" Fitzgerald Eddie Fry[40]
G: Simon Goodwin Nikki Gore Jack Graham Ryan Griffen Chris Groom
H: Jim Handby Michael Handby Frank Hansen[41] John 'Jack' Hansen[42] Keith 'Barney' Haussen[43]
H: Robb Hawkins Glynn Hewitt Alan Hickinbotham[1] Clem Hill H. Hill[12]
J: Dick Jackson[44] Stan Jaffer[45] Vic Johnson[46] Ernie Jones John Judd[47]
K: David Kantilla Darren Kappler Barry Karklis[48] Jack Kay[14] Bob Keddie
K: Neil Kerley Ron Kitchen[49] Kym Koster
L: Brendon Lade Len Lapthorne[26] Ray Linke[25]
M: George Margitich Ron McGowan Cory McGrath Bruce McGregor Peter McIntyre
M: Dan Moriarty George Mulcahy[16] Max Murdy[20] Chris Munro[16]
N: Mark Naley
O: Bill Oliver[17] Andrew Osborn
P: Stuart Palmer Des Panizza[50] Denis Parham Bryan Ploenges[51] Ian Prendergast
P: Don Pryor[16]
R: Jack 'Dinny' Reedman Brian Roberts Matthew Rogers Lester Ross[52] Alfred 'Bulla' Ryan
S: Clay Sampson Joe Scanlon[53] Bob Schmidt[18] John Schneebichler[54] S. Scott[12]
S: Alf Skuse[55] Nigel Smart Frank Spiel[56] Chris Stasinowsky
T: Jim Templeton[57] James Tierney Jason Torney Jack Tredrea[22] Frank Tully[23]
V: Nathan van Berlo Lyndon Valente John Vickers[58]
W: George Wallace[59] H. Wardrop[12] Alan White[60] Robin White Malcolm Whitford[61]

See also

  • Category:South Adelaide Football Club players


  1. Alan Hickinbotham,
  2. "SAFC History (Club Website)". Archived from the original on 25 January 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  3. History of the South Adelaide Football Club, SANFL website. Retrieved on 1 May 2009.
  4. South Adelaide Premiership Panels
  5. See South Adelaide in 1911
  6. 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. "South wins back-to-back flags". 26 May 2019.
  12. "SANFL Leading Goalkickers 1877 - 1980 (Premiership Matches)".
  13. Alf Bushby at
  14. Jack Kay at
  15. ADELAIDE Official 'Greatest Team' Archived 7 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  16. "Hall of Fame, South Adelaide Football Club". Archived from the original on 15 April 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  17. Willian "Bill" Oliver
  18. Bob Schmidt
  19. Mark Coombe
  20. Max Murdy
  21. Jack Dawes
  22. Jack Tredrea,
  23. Frank Tully
  24. Lindsay Backman
  25. Ray Linke
  26. Len Lapthorne
  27. Club, Author: South Adelaide Football. "Jarrad Wright Appointed as South Adelaide's Next Senior Coach". The Official South Adelaide Football Club Website - The Panthers. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  28. Club, Author: South Adelaide Football. "Nick Liddle takes out 2018 Knuckey Cup". The Official South Adelaide Football Club Website - The Panthers. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  29. Club, Author: South Adelaide Football. "Nick Liddle takes out 2018 Knuckey Cup". The Official South Adelaide Football Club Website - The Panthers. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  30. Wally Allen at
  31. Len Ashby at
  32. Keith Brown at
  33. Arnold Caust at
  34. Gary Christie at
  35. Craig Cock at
  36. Anthony Daly at
  37. John W. Daly at
  38. James 'Jim' Dawes at
  39. {{AustralianFootball}} template missing ID and not present in Wikidata.
  40. Eddie Fry at
  41. Frank Hansen at
  42. John Hansen at
  43. Keith Haussen at
  44. Dick Jackson at
  45. Stanley Jaffer at
  46. Victor Johnson at
  47. John Judd at
  48. Barry Karklis at
  49. Ron Kitchen at
  50. Des Panizza at
  51. Bryan Ploenges at
  52. Lester Ross at
  53. Joseph Scanlon at
  54. John Schneebichler at
  55. Alf Skuse at
  56. Frank Spiel at
  57. Jim Templeton at
  58. John Vickers at
  59. George Wallace at
  60. Alan White at
  61. Malcolm Whitford at
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