Team Gms W L Pts
Semaphore Central 16 14 2 28
Kingswood 16 13 3 26
University 16 13 3 26
Marlborough 16 10 6 20
Prince Alfred College 16 7 9 14
St. Bartholomew 16 6 10 12
St. Francis Xavier 16 5 11 10
St. Peters College 16 4 12 8
Glenferrie 16 0 16 0


Applications were received from Albert Park, Alberton Baptist, Kenilworth, Kingswood, Prince Alfred College and Stanley Street. Only Kingswood (perhaps recently formed) and Prince Alfred College were accepted because of a decision to take no more than two new clubs while the SAAFL was still finding its feet, increasing the number of teams from 7 to 9. In those early days it was not considered necessary nor even desirable that a team should play every Saturday of the season, and so an odd number of teams caused no problems.

In addition to the ovals used in 1912, Price Oval was added along with two more ovals in the South Parklands – Kingswood’s ground on Park Terrace (now Greenhill Road) opposite Methodist Ladies College (now Annesley College), and an oval on the corner of South Terrace and Pulteney Street. New umpires included Keltie, McKenzie and Whiting.

At the end of the minor round, Semaphore Central had replaced University as minor premiers, University slipping to third.

University defeated minor premiers Semaphore in the Semi Final played at University Oval 7.9 to 7.4, while Kingswood defeated Marlborough in the other Semi Final played at Price Oval. In the Final at Unley Oval under the control of Mr. McKenzie, Kingswood comfortably beat University 7.13 to 4.7. Then for the first time the right of challenge was enforced when minor premiers Semaphore Central, knocked out in the Semi Final, challenged Kingswood. However, Kingswood also won the Challenge Final 5.8 to 4.6, and so was premiers in its first year in the SAAFL, the only club to ever achieve this feat in the top division apart from inaugural premiers University. The leading goalkicker for the season was John Blacket of University.

During the season a combined team defeated the Gawler Association’s team 10.13 to 5.7.

  • Goalkickers: Fraser (St.Barts) 5, Rayner (PAC) 4 and Matters (Kingswood) 1.
  • Best Players: Rayner, Mengersen (PAC), J.W.Blacket (Uni), A.H.Limb (Uni) , Dreyer (PAC), Daw (Kingswood), Matters and Fraser

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