SAAFL History – 2008

It has been a watershed year for football and the South Australian Amateur Football League (SAAFL). The acquisition of Thebarton Oval and its infrastructure have meant a repositioning of the League in the football landscape. The League now has a custodial role over an asset that can be shared and used by others, particularly those with an interest in sport. In 2008, the Adelaide and Port Adelaide Football Clubs, Woodville West Torrens and Adelaide United Football Club have used the ground for training purposes. Each year, there will be a minimum of three SANFL matches played. The SANFL and SAAFL umpires will use Thebarton as a training base and to develop an umpiring academy of excellence. In 2009, the culture of umpiring in SAAFL is about to change. I thank Barry Oates(Umpiring Manager), ably supported by Shane Harris(State Umpiring Manager) for their work in developing and coaching umpires for the SAAFL.

The SAAFL have a history of longevity and the move to Thebarton Oval will be no exception. Planning is well underway to grow and develop the Thebarton Oval precinct as a hub of sporting and community activity. The South Australian National Football League (SANFL) has been integral to and a part of the move to Thebarton Oval. Without their support, the quest for head lease would have been extremely difficult and unlikely to have come to fruition. This emphasizes the importance of collaboration and partnerships. The other watershed movement this year has been the instigation and creation of a Community Football Board. Although in its infancy, it has the potential to strengthen collaboration amongst all the football leagues in South Australia. The Community Football Board intends to bring all community football together to develop and implement a plan for all country and metropolitan football.

A preparedness to forego and compromise on smaller things enables access to the bigger ticket items. There is no better example of collaboration than the Australian Amateur Football Council taking a credentialed representative team from four states to play a series of International Rules matches against the Irish in Ireland. Besides the success of winning three out of four matches, it has been a life changing experience for a number of players and the impact this tour has on local state competitions is yet to be fully realized.

I pay tribute to Bob Cross(SAAFL U/23 Coach) for his efforts and success over the past four years. Bob has decided to resign as coach after taking the SA team to a pinnacle winning the Australian Championship Triennial Series 2005-2007, coaching the successful All Australian Team that played against a combined Tasmanian team in 2007, then went on to coach the Australian representative team that played in Ireland this year. Bob leaves a legacy to state football that will be difficult to maintain. Another stalwart of state football, Brian Lees lost his life battle to cancer. Brian was a passionate advocate of state football and will be remembered for his zeal and mischievous antics. Brian was an Executive Committee member and a great supporter of the Tea Tree Gully Football Club.

Last year the League made a concerted effort to lower the tribunal reports and improve clubs adherence to the code of behaviour. Deregistering players that reach a cumulative total of 12 matches of suspensions can not be underestimated in results. A reduction target of 20% in suspensions was set and 25% reduction of suspensions was achieved. The code of behaviour will remain high on the agenda in 2009. I would like to thank Nick Kyriazopolos (Tribunal Chairman), Ian Wallace(Investigation Chairperson) and all Tribunal / Investigation Committee members for their time, effort and outstanding service to the League.

An important goal for the League is to grow the SAAFL brand. The League is more than football, it is about strengthening communities through football. The commercial arm of the League is challenged to find the best ways of highlighting and exposing the SAAFL brand to the broader community. The move to Thebarton oval will open new doors for the League to bring this goal to fruition. The SAAFL media is predominantly a group of volunteers and have done an excellent job in promoting the League through the Sports Show (5RPH radio), Sportsbeat (Independent Weekly) and Grassroots (Channel 31). The other major tool in the commercial outfit is the SAAFL website. The revamping of the website has created incredible interest and exposure. This is a collaborative venture with Blue Onion media, IScore (METISC) and the League. The good news about the website is that we are already working on new developments for next year.

With the global economic meltdown, every dollar becomes important. The Executive Committee is committed to keeping costs down for clubs. This can only be achieved by finding new sources of income. Although there will be an initial outlay of capital establishment costs associated with the move to Thebarton Oval, the longer term outlook for generating new sources of income looks promising. The League is indebted to all commercial partnerships and alliances. Without their support, the costs of running the League would dramatically increase.

Watershed years are like an eclipse, they happen rarely but are different in that an eclipse happens without effort. A watershed year requires transformation and transformations only happen because people make them happen. The staff has been magnificent in taking on a new set of responsibilities in addition to their normal workload. Without the support from staff and Executive Committee, the watershed would be like the Adelaideweather, a drought. I pay special tribute to Gino Capogreco(President) and David Shipway (SANFL Commissioner) for the countless hours spent in planning and negotiations with Thebarton. I would also like to thank the hard working band of volunteers in ‘club land’ for their tireless efforts again in 2008 and congratulate all the clubs on their successes. It would be remise of me not to mention the outstanding efforts of Goodwood Saints taking out a record four Division 1 premierships in a row, the retirement of Winnie Wreghitt after eight years of excellent service and to welcome the appointment of Winnie’s replacement, Brenton McDonnell.

We look forward to a new chapter of the SAAFL in 2009. It has been a privilege once again for me to be working in such a wonderful organization.

Mark D Shadiac – Chief Executive Officer

Finals Results
Div 1 Finals Div 1 Reserves Finals
Elimination Final played at Duncan Fraser Res Elimination Final played at Duncan Fraser Res
Gepps Cross 19.11 Gaza 11.11 Gepps Cross 11.1 Goodwood Saints 7.14
Qualifying Final played at Henley Mem Oval Qualifying Final played at Henley Mem Oval
Salisbury North 13.11 Henley 5.6 Salisbury North 8.8 Gaza 4.1
1st Semi Final played at Henley Mem Oval 1st Semi-Final played at Goodwood Oval
Gepps Cross 17.15 Henley 11.15 Gepps Cross 11.15 Gaza 9.4
2nd Semi Final played at Goodwood Oval 2nd Semi-Final played at Henley Mem Oval
Goodwood Saints 14.23 Salisbury North 13.13 Henley 13.11 Salisbury North 11.6
Preliminary Final played at Salisbury Nth Oval Preliminary Final played at Salisbury North Oval
Salisbury North 15.16 Gepps Cross 12.8 Salisbury North 9.6 Gepps Cross 7.14
Grand Final played at Thebarton Oval Grand Final played at Thebarton Oval
Goodwood Saints 2.6 Salisbury North 1.2 Henley 12.12 Salisbury North 4.8
Div 2 Finals Div 2 Reserves Finals
Elimination Final played at St Mary’s Park Elimination Final played at Thebarton Oval
Sacred Heart OC 15.9 Adelaide University 9.9 Modbury 11.6 Athelstone 8.7
Qualifying Final played at Thebarton Oval Qualifying Final played at St Mary’s Park
Edwardstown 17.8 PHOS Camden 12.7 Sacred Heart OC 10.5 SMOSH West Lakes 5.1
1st Semi-Final played at St Mary’s Park 1st Semi-Final played at Modbury Sports Res
Sacred Heart OC 10.6 PHOS Camden 9.11 SMOSH West Lakes 10.3 Modbury 5.9
2nd Semi-Final played at Modbury Sports Res 2nd Semi-Final played at St Mary’s Park
Modbury 16.8 Edwardstown 6.12 Sacred Heart OC 13.7 PHOS Camden 7.14
Preliminary Final played at St Mary’s Park Preliminary Final played at St Mary’s Park
Sacred Heart OC 16.8 Edwardstown 12.19 PHOS Camden 9.12 SMOSH West Lakes 4.6
Grand Final played at Thebarton Oval Grand Final played at Thebarton Oval
Modbury 12.16 Sacred Heart OC 4.15 PHOS Camden 9.7 Sacred Heart OC 3.7
Div 3 Finals Div 3 Reserves Finals
Elimination Final played at Salisbury Oval Elimination Final played at Flinders Park Oval
Walkerville 16.2 Para Hills 10.1 St Peter’s OC 9.4 Salisbury 5.7
Qualifying Final played at Flinders Park Oval Qualifying Final played at Salisbury Oval
Flinders Park 19.8 Kilburn 15.8 Eastern Park 11.7 Walkerville 6.6
1st Semi-Final played at Blair Athol Reserve 1st Semi-Final played at Blair Athol Reserve
Kilburn 15.1 Walkerville 13.14 Walkerville 10.11 St Peter’s OC 5.8
2nd Semi-Final played at Salisbury Oval 2nd Semi-Final played at Salisbury Oval
Flinders Park 16.7 Eastern Park 11.12 Flinders Park 11.7 Eastern Park 9.4
Preliminary Final played at Salisbury Oval Preliminary Final played at Salisbury Oval
Eastern Park 13.2 Kilburn 13.6 Walkerville 11.7 Eastern Park 6.5
Grand Final played at Richmond Oval Grand Final played at Richmond Oval
Flinders Park 24.2 Eastern Park 10.9 Flinders Park 13.6 Walkerville 8.4
Div 4 Finals Div 4 Reserves Finals
Elimination Final played at Largs North Res. Elimination Final played at Largs Nth Reserve
Pooraka 20.1 North Haven 13.13 Fitzroy 12.9 Unley 8.8
Qualifying Final played at Port Reserve Qualifying Final played at Port Reserve
Portland 18.9 Mitcham 10.11 Prince Alfred OC 7.13 Portland 8.6
1st Semi-Final played at Hawthorn Oval 1st Semi-Final played at Hawthorn Oval
Mitcham 13.1 Pooraka 10.11 Fitzroy 11.8 Portland 11.7
2nd Semi-Final played at Thebarton Oval 2nd Semi-Final played at Thebarton Oval
Portland 11.5 Prince Alfred OC 5.8 Prince Alfred OC 9.13 Mitcham 2.13
Preliminary Final played at Thebarton Oval Preliminary Final played at Thebarton Oval
Mitcham 11.1 Prince Alfred OC 9.1 Mitcham 12.17 Fitzroy 4.5
Grand Final played at Alberton Oval Grand Final played at Alberton Oval
Portland 10.9 Mitcham 5.14 Prince Alfred OC 13.9 Mitcham 5.7
Div 5 Finals Div 5 Reserves Finals
Elimination Final played at Smithfield Oval Elimination Final played at Smithfield Oval
Smithfield 14.1 Blackfriars OS 14.13 Elizabeth 8.15 Blackfriars OS 7.6
Qualifying Final played at Edward Smith Res Qualifying Final played at Edward Smith Res
Plympton 17.4 Greenacres 9.2 Plympton 12.1 Rosewater 8.4
2nd Semi-Final played at Harpers Field 1st Semi-Final played at Edward Smith Res
Golden Grove 18.2 Plympton 5.7 Elizabeth 16.5 Rosewater 10.1
1st Semi-Final played at Edward Smith Res 2nd Semi-Final played at Harpers Field
Greenacres 11.2 Smithfield 11.11 Plympton 9.1 Golden Grove 6.12
Preliminary Final played at Campbelltown Preliminary Final played at Campbelltown
Greenacres 12.2 Plympton 11.1 Golden Grove 14.13 Elizabeth 10.3
Grand Final played at Salisbury Oval Grand Final played at Salisbury Oval
Golden Grove 11.1 Greenacres 10.12 Plympton 9.5 Golden Grove 7.13
Div 6 Finals Div 6 Reserves Finals
Elimination Final played at Daly Oval Elimination Final played at Daly Oval
Hectorville 14.8 Lockleys 6.15 Colonel Light Gdns 14.6 Trinity OS 6.6
Qualifying Final played at Glandore Oval Qualifying Final played at Glandore Oval
Hope Valley 15.9 Westminster OS 15.7 Hectorville 15.15 Westminster OS 4.9
1st Semi-Final played at Glandore Oval 1st Semi-Final played at Mortlock Park
Westminster OS 19.8 Hectorville 4.14 Colonel Light Gdns 14.12 Westminster OS 6.11
2nd Semi-Final played at Mortlock Park 2nd Semi-Final played at Glandore Oval
Hope Valley 14.1 Colonel Lght Gdns 10.12 Hope Valley 16.12 Hectorville 8.3
Preliminary Final played at Mortlock Park Preliminary Final played at Mortlock Park
Westminster OS 14.1 Colonel Lght Gdns 10.17 Hectorville 10.1 Colonel Light Gdn 7.4
Grand Final played at Campbelltown Oval Grand Final played at Campbelltown Oval
Westminster OS 13.21 Hope Valley 14.9 Hope Valley 13.9 Hectorville 7.8
Div 7 Finals Div 7 Reserves Finals
Elimination Final played at Mitchell Park Oval Elimination Final played at Mitchell Park Oval
Mitchell Park 20.1 Angle Vale 10.16 Sacred Heart OC 11.7 Paralowie 6.4
Qualifying Final played at Blair Athol Res Qualifying Final played at Blair Athol Reserve
Henley 18.2 Athelstone 4.8 Athelstone 12.9 Henley 2.8
1st Semi-Final played at Torrens Valley Oval 1st Semi-Final played at Yalumba Drive Res
Mitchell Park 15.1 Athelstone 14.8 Henley 12.5 Sacred Heart OC 10.1
2nd Semi-Final played at Yalumba Drive Reserve 2nd Semi-Final played at Torrens Valley Oval
Paralowie 15.1 Henley 12.7 Adelaide University 14.9 Athelstone 7.2
Preliminary Final played at Edwardstown Oval Preliminary Final played at Edwardstown Oval
Henley 14.2 Mitchell Park 10.6 Athelstone 10.13 Henley 6.5
Grand Final played at Blair Athol Reserve Grand Final played at St Mary’s Park
Paralowie 11.2 Henley 11.8 Athelstone 11.6 Adelaide University 8.8
Div C1 Finals Div C2 Finals
Elimination Final played at Duncan Fraser Res Elimination Final played at Park 10
Gepps Cross 11.1 Goodwood Saints 7.14 Adelaide University 13.8 North Pines 7.8
Qualifying Final played at Henley Mem Oval Qualifying Final played at Thebarton Oval
Salisbury North 8.8 Gaza 4.1 PHOS Camden 10.13 Ovingham 8.9
1st Semi-Final played at Goodwood Oval 1st Semi-Final played at Cane Reserve
Gepps Cross 11.2 Gaza 9.4 Ovingham 8.19 Adelaide University 6.9
2nd Semi-Final played at Henley Mem Oval 2nd Semi-Final played at Modbury Sports Reserve
Henley 13.1 Salisbury North 11.6 Modbury 8.11 PHOS Camden 2.1
Preliminary Final played at Salisbury North Oval Preliminary Final played at St Mary’s Park
Salisbury North 9.6 Gepps Cross 7.14 Ovingham 17.4 PHOS Camden 4.8
Grand Final played at Thebarton Oval Grand Final played at Hope Valley Oval
Henley 12.1 Salisbury North 4.8 Ovingham 7.16 Modbury 7.1
Div C3 Finals Div C4 Finals
Elimination Final played at The Paddocks Elimination Final played at Fitzroy Sports Ground
Para Hills 15.6 Salisbury 4.9 Fitzroy 8.9 Portland 7.6
Qualifying Final played at Blair Athol Reserve Qualifying Final played at Park 10
Walkerville 12.1 St Peter’s OC 6.9 Mitcham 10.9 Adelaide University 8.2
1st Semi-Final played at Caterer Oval 1st Semi-Final played at Park 10
St Peter’s OC 11.9 Para Hills 11.5 Adelaide University 16.11 Fitzroy 4.4
2nd Semi-Final played at Flinders Park Oval 2nd Semi-Final played at St Mary’sPark
Flinders Park 12.5 Walkerville 6.1 Prince Alfred OC 5.8 Mitcham 4.1
Preliminary Final played at Walkerville Oval Preliminary Final played at Walkerville Oval
Walkerville 10.13 St Peter’s OC 6.5 Mitcham 12.6 Adelaide University 3.4
Grand Final played at Lockleys Oval Grand Final played at Blair Athol Reserve
Walkerville 15.6 Flinders Park 12.8 Prince Alfred OC 6.1 Mitcham 6.5
Div C5 Finals
Elimination Final played at Blair Athol Reserve
Hope Valley 12.1 Adelaide University 6.7
Qualifying Final played at Modbury Sports Res.
Modbury 6.6 Tea Tree Gully 3.11
1st Semi-Final played at Salisbury Oval
Tea Tree Gully 12.7 Hope Valley 4.7
2nd Semi-Final played at Salisbury Downs Oval
Modbury 4.11 Golden Grove 4.5
Preliminary Final played at Hope Valley Oval
Golden Grove 8.13 Tea Tree Gully 8.7
Grand Final played at Hope Valley Oval
Golden Grove 9.7 Modbury 8.6
Div Under 18 Blue Div Under 18 Yellow
Elimination Final played at Thebarton Oval Elimination Final played at Smithfield Oval
Gepps Cross 13.1 Seaton Ramblers 11.7 Modbury 12.15 Smithfield 12.6
Qualifying Final played at Henley Mem. Oval Qualifying Final played at Salisbury Nth Oval
Henley 13.1 Port District 8.4 Tea Tree Gully 10.8 Salisbury North 10.5
1st Semi Final played at Largs North Reserve 1st Semi-Final played at Modbury Sports Res.
Gepps Cross 12.7 Port District 1.7 Modbury 10.12 Salisbury North 5.3
2nd Semi Final played at Largs North Reserve 2nd Semi Final played at Salisbury Downs Oval
North Haven 6.17 Henley 7.4 Tea Tree Gully 10.13 Salisbury West 8.6
Preliminary Final played at Henley Mem Oval Preliminary Final played at Salis. Downs Oval
Henley 10.1 Gepps Cross 5.6 Salisbury West 9.9 Modbury 6.9
Grand Final played at Thebarton Oval Grand Final played at Thebarton Oval
Henley 13.7 North Haven 6.4 Salisbury West 8.12 Tea Tree Gully 6.1
Premiership Tables (as at the end of minor round)
Div 1 Div 1 Reserves
Team Gms W L D Pts Team Gms W L D Pts
Goodwood Saints 18 14 4 28 Henley 18 18 36
Henley 18 14 4 28 Salisbury North 18 12 6 24
Salisbury North 18 14 4 28 Gaza 18 12 6 24
Gepps Cross 18 11 7 22 Gepps Cross 18 11 7 22
Gaza 18 10 8 20 Goodwood Saints 18 10 8 20
Tea Tree Gully 18 9 9 18 Seaton Ramblers 18 9 9 18
Port District 18 8 10 16 Tea Tree Gully 18 7 11 14
Rostrevor OC 18 6 12 12 Port District 18 6 12 12
Broadview 18 2 16 4 Rostrevor OC 18 5 13 10
Seaton Ramblers 18 2 16 4 Broadview 18 18
Div 2 Div 2 Reserves
Team Gms W L D Pts Team Gms W L D Pts
Modbury 18 15 3 30 PHOS Camden 18 14 3 1 29
PHOS Camden 18 14 4 28 SMOSH West Lakes 18 14 3 1 29
Edwardstown 18 13 5 26 Sacred Heart OC 18 13 5 26
Sacred Heart OC 18 12 6 24 Athelstone 18 11 6 1 23
Adelaide University 18 9 8 1 18 Modbury 18 10 7 1 21
Athelstone 18 9 9 18 Edwardstown 18 10 8 20
Payneham NU 18 7 10 1 14 Adelaide University 18 9 9 18
Pembroke OS 18 4 14 8 Scotch OC 18 3 15 6
SMOSH West Lakes 18 4 14 8 Payneham NU 18 3 15 6
Scotch OC 18 2 16 4 Pembroke OS 18 1 17 2
Div 3 Div 3 Reserves
Team Gms W L D Pts Team Gms W L D Pts
Eastern Park 18 15 3 30 Flinders Park 18 16 2 32
Flinders Park 18 14 4 28 Walkerville 18 13 5 26
Kilburn 18 13 5 26 Eastern Park 18 12 6 24
Walkerville 18 12 6 24 Salisbury 18 11 7 22
Para Hills 18 10 8 20 St Peter’s OC 18 11 7 22
Old Ignatians 18 9 9 18 Woodville South 18 11 7 22
Woodville South 18 6 12 12 Para Hills 18 7 11 14
St Peter’s OC 18 5 13 10 Old Ignatians 18 5 13 10
Salisbury 18 4 14 8 Salisbury West 18 3 15 6
Salisbury West 18 2 16 4 Kilburn 18 1 17 2
Div 4 Div 4 Reserves
Team Gms W L D Pts Team Gms W L D Pts
Prince Alfred OC 18 15 3 30 Mitcham 18 16 2 32
Portland 18 14 4 28 Prince Alfred OC 18 15 3 30
Mitcham 18 13 5 26 Portland 18 13 5 26
North Haven 18 12 6 24 Fitzroy 18 12 6 24
Pooraka 18 10 8 20 Unley 18 9 9 18
Adelaide Lutheran 18 9 9 18 Adelaide Lutheran 18 8 10 16
Fitzroy 18 6 12 12 North Haven 18 7 11 14
CBCOC 18 5 13 10 CBCOC 18 4 14 8
Unley 18 4 14 8 Pooraka 18 3 15 6
Pulteney OS 18 2 16 4 Pulteney OS 18 3 15 6
Div 5 Div 5 Reserves
Team Gms W L D Pts Team Gms W L D Pts
Golden Grove 18 16 2 32 Golden Grove 18 18 36
Greenacres 18 15 2 1 31 Plympton 18 13 5 26
Plympton 18 12 6 24 Rosewater 18 11 6 1 23
Smithfield 18 11 7 22 Blackfriars OS 18 11 7 22
Blackfriars OS 18 10 7 1 21 Elizabeth 18 10 8 20
Rosewater 18 9 9 18 Greenacres 18 8 10 16
Elizabeth 18 6 12 12 Smithfield 18 7 10 1 15
Ingle Farm 18 5 13 10 Ingle Farm 18 7 11 14
Kenilworth 18 4 14 8 Kenilworth 18 3 13 2 8
Central United 18 1 17 2 Central United 18 18
Div 6 Div 6 Reserves
Team Gms W L D Pts Team Gms W L D Pts
Colonel Light Gardens 18 15 3 30 Hope Valley 18 18 36
Westminster OS 18 14 4 28 Hectorville 18 14 4 28
Hope Valley 18 12 6 24 Westminster OS 18 14 4 28
Hectorville 18 12 6 24 Colonel Light Gdns 18 13 4 1 27
Lockleys 18 11 6 1 23 Trinity OS 18 9 8 1 19
Trinity OS 18 7 11 14 Houghton Districts 18 8 10 16
Glenunga 18 5 12 1 11 Lockleys 18 7 11 14
West Croydon 18 5 13 10 Glenunga 18 4 14 8
Brahma Lodge 18 4 14 8 West Croydon 18 1 17 2
Houghton Districts 18 4 14 8 Brahma Lodge 18 1 17 2
Div 7 Div 7 Reserves
Team Gms W L D Pts Team Gms W L D Pts
Paralowie 18 16 2 32 Adelaide University 18 17 1 34
Athelstone 18 12 6 24 Athelstone 18 15 3 30
Henley 18 12 6 24 Henley 18 15 3 30
Mitchell Park 18 12 6 24 Paralowie 18 12 6 24
Angle Vale 18 10 8 20 Sacred Heart OC 18 10 8 20
St Paul’s College OS 18 9 9 18 SMOSH West Lakes 18 6 11 1 13
Adelaide University 18 7 11 14 Mitchell Park 18 6 11 1 13
Flinders University 18 6 12 12 St Paul’s College OS 18 6 12 12
Sacred Heart OC 18 5 13 10 Angle Vale 18 2 16 4
SMOSH West Lakes 18 1 17 2 Flinders University 18 18
Div C1 Div C2
Team Gms W L D Pts Team Gms W L D Pts
Tea Tree Gully 18 16 2 32 Modbury 18 18 36
Salisbury North 18 16 2 32 Ovingham 18 15 3 30
Adelaide University 18 13 5 26 PHOS Camden 18 12 6 24
Goodwood Saints 18 11 7 22 Adelaide University 18 11 7 22
Gaza 18 10 8 20 North Pines 18 11 7 22
Port District 18 7 11 14 Edwardstown 18 9 9 18
Rostrevor OC 18 7 11 14 Scotch OC 18 5 13 10
Gepps Cross 18 5 13 10 Payneham NU 18 4 14 8
Seaton Ramblers 18 5 13 10 Pembroke OS 18 3 15 6
Broadview 18 18 Wingfield Royals 18 2 16 4
Div C3 Div C4
Team Gms W L D Pts Team Gms W L D Pts
Flinders Park 18 15 3 30 Prince Alfred OC 18 16 2 32
Walkerville 18 15 3 30 Adelaide University 18 16 2 32
St Peter’s OC 18 14 4 28 Mitcham 18 15 3 30
Para Hills 18 13 5 26 Fitzroy 18 13 5 26
Salisbury 18 11 7 22 Portland 18 7 11 14
Eastern Park 18 9 9 18 Pulteney OS 18 8 10 16
Old Ignatians 18 6 11 1 13 North Haven 18 5 13 10
Kilburn 18 4 14 8 Pooraka 18 5 13 10
Woodville South 18 2 15 1 5 Unley 18 3 15 6
Salisbury West 18 18 Adelaide Lutheran 18 2 16 4
Div C5 Div C7
Team Gms W L D Pts Team Gms W L D Pts
Golden Grove 16 14 2 28 Kenilworth 10 8 2 16
Modbury 16 14 2 28 Greenacres 10 8 2 16
Tea Tree Gully 16 14 2 28 Salisbury 10 6 4 12
Hope Valley 16 8 8 16 Goodwood Saints 10 4 6 8
Adelaide University 16 8 8 16 Kilburn 10 2 8 4
Hectorville 16 7 9 14 Gaza 10 2 8 4
Mitcham 16 5 11 10
Ingle Farm 16 1 15 2
Kenilworth 16 1 15 2
Div Under 18 Yellow Div Under 18 Blue
Team Gms W L D Pts Team Gms W L D Pts
Salisbury West 18 15 3 30 North Haven 16 12 4 24
Salisbury North 18 13 5 26 Henley 16 11 5 22
Tea Tree Gully 18 13 5 26 Port District 16 10 6 20
Smithfield 18 12 6 24 Seaton Ramblers 16 10 6 20
Modbury 18 12 6 24 Gepps Cross 16 9 7 18
Golden Grove 18 10 8 20 Lockleys 16 8 8 16
Athelstone 18 8 10 16 Flinders Park 16 5 11 10
Salisbury 18 5 13 10 Woodville South 16 4 12 8
Eastern Park 18 1 17 2 Broadview 16 3 13 6
Greenacres 18 1 17 2
Awards
Best & Fairest Awards
Div 1 Eric Pfitzner Memorial Medal 18 votes David Bartel Goodwood Saints Mark Demasi Goodwood Saints
Div 2 F A Bloch Medal 22 votes Ben Gunning Modbury
Div 3 D G McKay Medal 24 votes Craig Frinsdorf Old Ignatians
Div 4 A E Treloar Medal 17 votes Dale Laslett Portland
Div 5 J B Dicker Medal 23 votes Adam Forth Greenacres
Div 6 A G Bert Medal 21 votes Luke Warburton Westminster OS
Div 7 K C Sims Medal 30 votes Shaun Holland Paralowie
Div 1 R E A Davoran Medal 17 votes Ryan Bowman Henley
Div 2 R E P Nazer Medal 17 votes Phil Noble SMOSH West Lakes
Div 3 R H W Main Medal 19 votes Darren Iron Salisbury
Div 4 R C G Tideman Medal 17 votes Nicholas Kriewaldt Adelaide Lutheran
Div 5 R G P Wilson Medal 17 votes Robert Brauer Plympton
Div 6 R R H Elix Medal 18 votes Kosta Amanatidis Colonel Light Gardens
Div 7 R F J Monten Medal 34 votes Wesley Legrand Adelaide University
C1 P Collins Medal 35 votes Peter Uncle Tea Tree Gully
C2 J A Burchell Medal 22 votes Shaun Lindholm Edwardstown
C3 R B Lambert Medal 19 votes Jason Soar Flinders Park
C4 H D Naylor Medal 15 votes William Evans Adelaide University
C5 F S Hone Medal 18 votes Phillip Jordan Golden Grove
C7 Marie Little Medal 18 votes Barry Lindsay Kenilworth
U18 Yellow H J Hutton Medal 25 votes Dene Steele Salisbury West
U18 Blue F Cockburn Medal 19 votes Shaun Hinsley North Haven
Goal Kickers
Div 1 Charles Irvine Memorial Trophy 77 goals Drew Litster Rostrevor OC
Div 2 Peter Hayes Memorial Trophy 72 goals Dion Hibberd Edwardstown
Div 3 86 goals Robert Brodhurst Kilburn
Div 4 72 goals Ryan Byrne Prince Alfred OC
Div 5 108 goals Shane Scudds Golden Grove
Div 6 86 goals Arren Harvey Colonel Light Gardens
Div 7 130 goals Adam Barnes Paralowie
Div 1 R 49 goals Paul Johnstone Seaton Ramblers
Div 2 R 50 goals Steven Williams PHOS Camden
Div 3 R 48 goals Matt Hobba Flinders Park
Div 4 R 42 goals Russell Southall Portland
Div 5 R 69 goals David Cichowski Rosewater
Div 6 R 110 goals Luke Nation Hope Valley
Div 7 R 66 goals Simon Hardy Henley
C1 87 goals Bradley Hunt Salisbury North
C2 85 goals Kym Klomp Ovingham
C3 70 goals Brent Felice Walkerville
C4 82 goals Thomas Colebatch Adelaide University
C5 59 goals Ben Goreing Modbury
C7 43 goals Stuart Wilson Salisbury

 

2008 Sportsbeat Team of the Year
Coach Trent Mills Goodwood Saints
Forwards Sean Chambers Tea Tree Gully
Drew Litster Rostrevor OC
Tom Chadwick Rostrevor OC
Peter Smith Gepps Cross
Joel Cullen Henley
Mark Demasi Goodwood Saints
Midfield Dean Cutting Salisbury North
David Bartel Goodwood Saints
Michael Smart Port District
Ross Pederson Henley
Shane Jordan Salisbury North
Jason Turner Henley
Backs Sean Coard Seaton Ramblers
Scott Challen Gepps Cross
Robert Young Tea Tree Gully
Nathan Groecke Broadview
Shane Slater Salisbury North
Brenton Reidy Goodwood Saints
Interchange Ben Halliday Salisbury North
Matthew Gates Port District
David Alloca Gepps Cross
Ricky Butler Gaza
Selectors Stephen O’Loughlin
Bob Cross
“The Insider”
AAFC Ireland Tour Representatives
Bob Cross Coach
Toby Hazeldine Salisbury North
Shane Jordan Salisbury North
Fraser Pickney Pembroke OS
Ryan Richter Broadview
Martin Wilson PHOS Camden
Affiliated Leagues
City v Country
Saturday 29th March 2008 AAMI Stadium
Broadview Rian B Hornhardt, Ryan Richter
Gaza Alex Haughey, Ricky J Butler, Colby J Blyth
Gepps Cross Lucas Antoniadis, Jason S Barry
Goodwood Saints Anthony J Dempsey
Para Hills Nathan Flynn-Sinodinos, Shane Hanson (EMG)
Pembroke OS Shane Bracegirdle, Michael H Fischer, Fraser S Pinkney
Plympton Swayne Ackland (EMG)
Port District Derek Clarke (VC)
Salisbury Daniel Capogreco
Salisbury North Steven G Evans, Toby Haseldine, Shane Jordan (Capt), Andrew Ross, Marek Sajewicz
Scotch OC William T Smallacombe
SMOSH West Lakes Lyndan J Parham
Tea Tree Gully Ben D Noske (VC), Adam R Williams (EMG)
Best Players: Derek Clarke, Ben Noske, Ricky Butler, Andrew Ross, Ryan Richter.
Goal Kickers: Andrew Ross 3, William Smallacombe, Ben Noske, Micheal Fischer, Nathan Flynn-Sinodinos 1.
Bill Botten Medallist: Derek Clarke
COUNTRY 4.1 7.4 10.7 13.7
SAAFL 3.0 5.2 6.3 7.4
Metropolitan Challenge Cup v Southern League
Saturday 7th June 2008 Thebarton Oval
The SA Amateur League’s Under 23 side was once again under the control of Bob Cross assisted by Morgan Armstrong and a committed group of coaches and selectors. Together they have assembled a new group of enthusiastic players with a sprinkling of talent from the previous championships.
The first quarter was a fairly even affair with the Southern Football League competitive under the coaching of ex-Adelaide Crow Rod Jamieson, now working with Glenelg and the Southern League interests. SA Amateur League got first use of the ball through Fraser Pinkney allowing on-ballers such as Joel Campbell and Martin Wilson to drive the ball forward where Steven Evans and Mark Bornholm provided a target. Small forwards Alex Stengle and Andrew Ross had plenty of opportunities to crumb and Andrew Ross even managed a trade mark hanger prior to half time.
With Derek Clarke on top across the back lines the Southern Football League couldn’t manage a score in the second quarter and SA Amateur League held a commanding 50 point lead at the main break.
The second half began with SA Amateur League’s minds still in the change rooms as the Southern Football League kicked three quick goals to ignite interest in the game. SA Amateur League dug in however to kick four goals, including one courtesy of an infringement from the Southern Football League runner, to win the quarter and maintain the eight goal lead.
The final quarter mattered little to the result as the Southern Football League wilted and SA Amateur League ran out winners by a significant 12 goal margin, with Grady Obst coming off the bench to make an impact and Shane Jordan involved in many forward thrusts.
The coaching staff was happy with the result and selector Stephen Clifford reported they were “pleased to have found some new on-ballers and ruckmen” and “showed they are harder and more flexible than last year” to “guarantee SA Amateur League will give the Victorians a real shake over there later in the year”.
Best Players: Joel Campbell, Shane Jordan, Martin Wilson
Goal Kickers: Andrew Ross 3, Martin Wilson 2, Steven Evans 2, Grady Obst 2, Mark Borholm,
Adam Davey, Shane Jordan, Ben Noske, Fraser Pinkney, Ryan Richter, Matthew Rotolo, Alex Stengle.
Club Player Name
Broadview Marc Borholm, Nathan J Grocke, Ryan Richter
Gaza Dan Horsnell, Grady J Obst
Gepps Cross Joel Campbell
Goodwood Saints Ashley Lindner
Kilburn Alexander L Stengle
Modbury Reece Hofmeyer
Payneham NU Adam J Davey
Pembroke OS Fraser S Pinkney
PHOS Camden Aaron Bergsma, Martin C Wilson
Port District Derek Clarke (VC), Ryan J Kelly
Salisbury North Steven G Evans, Toby Haseldine, Shane Jordan (Capt)
Andrew Ross, Mathew Rotolo
Tea Tree Gully Ben D Noske (VC), Adam R Williams
SAAFL 4.5 9.11 13.15 17.2
Southern FL 2.3 2.3 6.5 9.7
SAAFL vVAFA
Saturday 19th July 2008 Junction Oval – Melbourne
All is not lost for the South Australian Amateur Under 23 side in their defence of the national title, despite a disheartening 70 point loss to Victoria at the Junction Oval in Melbourne.
The SAAFL lost their first encounter at the last series before three victories earnt them the Australian Championships.
In a match played in good spirits, the VAFA showed from the outset that they were desperate for victory following two losses in the previous encounters with SA.
SA seemed to have gained the ascendancy in the second quarter when they hit the front and a Marc Borholm screamer stretched the margin to seven points midway through the term.
However, three quick goals in time-on allowed the Victorians to go into the main break with a 17 point buffer and they never let up afterwards to take full control of the contest.
Both sides were hard at both body and ball all day by the Victorians were cleaner with their disposal and ran in packs, moving the ball quickly to a well-functioning forward line, expecially long-haired forward Matthew Moore.
SA Captain Shane Jordan led from the front, bullocking through at every occasion and also finished with two goals. Ruckman Fraser Pinkney was dominating the rucks and along with Tom Treloar gave their smaller players first use of the ball to win the clearances, but the Victorians pressure on the ball carrier forces their opponents into too many costly errors.
The SA side was the youngest group coach Bob Cross had taken away with him as injuries to key players leading into the match hampered selection options, but he still believed he had the side that could defeat the Victorians. He now hopes that many of those young players will continue to develop and experience simular success of past state teams with games against Tasmania and Western Australia to come over the next two years.
Best Players: Shane Jordan, Fraser Pinkney, Martin Wilson, Rick Butler
Goal Kickers: Shane Jordan 2, Steven Evans, Rick Butler, Bradyn Fisher, Marc Borholm, Fraser Pinkney
NC Rundle Medallist: (Best on Ground): Jack Watts – VAFA
Player Name Club
Marc Borholm Broadview
Ricky J Butler Gaza
Joel N Campbell Gepps Cross
Derek Clarke (VC) Port District
Anthony J Dempsey Goodwood Saints
Steven G Evans Salisbury North
Braydn W Fisher Gepps Cross
Nathan J Grocke (VC) Broadview
Toby Haseldine Salisbury North
Joseph G Hay Salisbury North
Rian B Hornhardt Broadview
Shane Jordan (Capt) Salisbury North
Jack R Juniper Sacred Heart OC
Ryan J Kelly Port District
Christopher Motley Salisbury North
Fraser S Pinkney Pembroke OS
Ty Potticary Salisbury North
Ryan Richter Broadview
Thomas Treloar Seaton Ramblers
Adam R Williams Tea Tree Gully
Jed Wilson Sacred Heart OC
Martin C Wilson PHOS Camden
VAFA 3.2 7.7 14.11 18.17
SAAFL 2.2 4.8 5.1 7.13
OFFICIALS
Coach: Bob Cross Selectors: Ray Aiston
Assistant Coach: Morgan Armstrong Steven Clifford
Fitness Coach/Runner: Ashley Ralph Grant Crosby
Team Manager: Ron Mills Daimon Head
Chairperson of Selectors: Ellis Burchell Grant Kohler
Head Trainer: Michael Garfitt Michael O’Brien
Trainer: Steve Szpunar Tori Radetti
Physiotherapist: Dean Rady Cori Simpson
Statistician: Leon Berzins
Lloyd Sutton
Craig Taylor

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