Adelaide Lutheran

Adelaide Lutheran

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Adelaide Lutheran 2015
Mascot/Nickname: Bulldogs
Grades: D6, D6R, C6
Established: 1969
Joined SAAFL: 1985
Former Name(s):
Premierships: 74 (B), 75 (A), 76 (A), 79 (A & B), 86 (D6), 88 (D5), 91 (D4 & B), 92 (C), 04 (D6 & B), 07 (B), 11 (B), 12 (B)
Phone: (08) 8211 7272
President: Caleb Hoklas – 0419 172 983
Senior Coach: Kym Hillard – 0439 856 121
Football Director: Tim Liebelt – 0431 906 963
Delegate: Aaron Byford – 0438 505 898
Secretary: Aaron Byford – 0438 505 898
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Club History

 

The club started in 1969 when a team was fielded in the old United Church Association for the first time. In the first year the club played on a parklands oval with no change room facilities. In the second year the club adopted the bulldogs colours and moved to the Daws Road High School Oval. The club quickly grew into two teams and soon established itself as a force. Its first premiership was in 1974 (B Grade), followed by back to back A Grade Premierships in 1975 and 1976 and the Double Premiership in 1979. The original church association folded and became the Adelaide and Suburban Association and then in 1980 joined to the old Glenelg South Football Association. In 1983, the club moved to its present home ground in the south parklands and also adopted the current style of footy jumper. In 1985, ALFC joined the Amateur League and made a quick impact by winning the A6 A Grade Premiership in 1986, the A5 Premiership in 1988 and the A4 Double Premiership in 1991. The C Grade also won the A10 Premiership in 1992. Major additions were made to the existing clubrooms in 1991 and they have been continually improved since then to provide excellent facilities for all members and friends. 2004 saw a triumphant return to the glories of past double premierships with the capture of the Division 6 and 6 Reserves flags – the club’s first premierships in 12 years. Going up a grade is always a challlenge and for the A Grade and B Grade to play off in the 2005, A5 Grand Finals was a credit to all involved. However the two losses did not help and 2006 was a struggle for the A Grade in A4. After relegation back to A5 in 2007, the club again played off in both grand finals. Unfortunately the A Grade were not good enough on the day but the B Grade thoroughly deserved the A5 Reserves Premiership. In 2009 we celebrated our 40th anniversary. In 2010 the C Grade was very strong and finished runners-up in C4. 2011 was a great year for the B Grade winning the D5 Reserves Premiership under Mike Emmett. Full details of the history of the club is documented in the book titled ‘A Bulldog for Me’ published in 1994.

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