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SOUTH AUGUSTA LATEST NEWS 2024

 

Mitchell French played his 50th A grade game against Ports. Mitchell a product of South Augusta juniors has cemented his place in the A Grade after taking some time to break through to the senior ranks. Mitchell either plays in the backlines or is given the job on dangerous opposition players. Well done Mitchell.

PLAYERS AUCTION RESULTS

 Results of the Players Auction held recently and concluded in the 3rd match of the auction against Sollies.

The winner of the auction and $330  was the Sam Maule syndicate who purchased the following players who received 37 votes. Caleb Ritter, Jaiden Warne, Rex Waterworth

 2nd Prize went to the Rowan Irvine Syndicate with 24 votes and he received $160 for the following players. Trent Ritter, Zech Amos, Ethan Reid

 3rd Prize and $60 went to Cam Reid who picked the following players who polled 22 votes. Daniel Dohnt, Pat Kennedy, Sam Maule

 4th Prize and $60 went to Mark Whitehead with 18 votes for the following players, Rowan Irvine , Connor McMillan, Clayton Milera

5th prize and $60 went to Paul Glass with 12 votes for the following players, Ethan Gade, Flynn Everett, Lenny Hoffman

 Many thanks to those who participated in the players auction with $660 raised for the Football Operations Budget . Look out for the next Players Auction on the Saturday 27th July as we would love to have more involved . 

 

The A Grade lost to Ports by 55 points on the 29th June with best players Caleb Ritter, Ethan Gade, Craig Shirley, Mitchell Cavanagh, Flynn Everett and goalkickers Trent Ritter and Mitch Cavanagh with 3 goals. The B Grade won their first game of the season by defeating Port by 18 points with best players David Schooling, Hudson Brazell, Tyson Darley, Connor McMillan, Jake Westwood.

The Under 18s were heavily defeated by Ports but kicked 3 goals in an improved performance.

The Under 15s defeated Port by over 160 points in a one sided affair with best players Seth McInnis, Addysan Di Paolo, Noah
Kruger, Eli Collard, Leo McInnis
and Noah Kruger kicking 6 and Leo McInnis 4 goals.

 

South Augusta held its Back to Souths day with the club celebrating the 1964 and 1994 A Grade and 1954 B Grade. Around 15 of
the original 1994 team attended and with other players in the squad and officials around 25 represented that year. Several members of the 1964 and 1954 squads were available to attend and overall it was a great day with many memories shared.

 

The South Augusta Football Club is deeply saddened to hear of the recent passing of Ray Hanrahan. We send our condolences to Anne
and all of Ray’s extended family and friends. 

 Ray commenced his football career with the West Torrens Football Club, where he went on to play over 50 league games for
them. 

 He joined the South Augusta Football Club in 1964 and became a valuable player in the 1964 Spencer Gulf League Premiership. He
also played in the 1967 grand final where he was names one of the best players. Ray played 181 league games for the club and as this was mainly in defence, his 167 goals show what a versatile player he was.

 Ray was a member of the management committee in 1966 and 1967. In 1972 he was selected in the Port Augusta Football League Team
of the Year and into 1973 he was the vice captain of the club and a selector. He also won the clubs league fairest and best that year. In 1974 he was captain of the league team and was selected in the Port Augusta Football League Team of the Year.

 In 1977 he coached the Murraytown Football Club to their first premiership in forty years. He coached again in 1978. In 1979 he was the South Augusta Senior Colts coach and a selector for the league side. Ray naturally is a life member of the South Augusta Football Club and also the Port Augusta Umpires Association where he goal umpired over 200 games and 14 SGL league grand finals.

 When the Port Augusta Hall of Fame commenced in 2003 it was directed that a Ruby Anniversary team be selected for the period of
1961 – 2001. Ray was selected as full back – which did mean that selectors of this team thought that Ray was the best full back they had seen in Port Augusta in 40 years.

 Ray has contributed to the South Australian Football League, the Spencer Gulf Football League the Northern Areas Football
League, the Port Augusta Umpires League and the South Augusta Football Club.

 Ray was inducted into the Port Augusta Football League Hall of Fame in 2014 and the South Augusta Football Club Hall of Fame in
2023. 

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 On the 22nd June South Augusta A Grade lost by 112 points to Sollies, best players were Caleb Ritter,
Zechariah Amos, Craig Shirley, Sam Maule, Mitchell French

South B Grade lost to Sollies by 73 points. Best Players were Joshua Niamak, Brett Jones, Troy Miller, Ben Russ, Tom Clancy

South Under 18s lost to Sollies by 190 points, best players were Ethan Maloney, Joshua Wilson, Cooper Caddy, Joe Clancy, Jesse
Leon Galea

The high point for the day was South Under 15s defeating Sollies by 84 points , best players were Jesse Leon Galea, Seth
McInnis, Zechariah Amos, Leo McInnis, Addysan Di Paolo

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MARY HIGGINSON TURNS 95

 Recently the club received an email from Robert Higginson, who indicated that his mother Mary

Higginson turned 95 in July. Mary is the widow of Life Member Ken Higginson (captain coach of 1954 premiership team) and daughter in law of Life Member Ralph Higginson.

Mary lives in Labrina Village Residential Care in Prospect and is fit and well and her 95th birthday will be 9th July. She was very connected to South obviously through my Ken  but volunteered from washing guernseys, kitchen at the clubrooms and of course the Souths pie and
pasty shop over at Central Oval on Sundays.

Mary also did the books for south stalwarts Les Kittel, Pat Hynes, Moss Woodford (and then Geoff Kholer from memory) and gave Ken a hand with South books as well. She loves her football and is still a financial member of Norwood and in the Vice Presidents Club of South Augusta.

Ken Higginson played for the club from 1944-1955 playing over 100 games and he was on the Management Committee from 1953- 1957 for 4 years. Robert Higginson’s daughter Tina Marsden, play Aussie Rules football and Zoe is her daughter. They all live in Brisbane.

One for the women – like Souths, football is very family orientated in Brisbane – Sherwood field female teams from Auskick through all age groups to their Div One team and warmly welcome and support mums like Tina back into the fold after childbirth.

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Bob Miller, who played in the 1954 B Grade Premiership turned 90 recently and it is great to hear he is in good health, with good memories of the match 70 years ago. Another teammate in that 1954 team Brian “Joe” Masters  was an apology for the reunion but remembered how he tried to leave South to go to West Augusta and was denied 8 times before he gave up. Joe was a handy player and actually made the Port Augusta squad the year of the famous match Port Augusta vs Whyalla in a draw with over 50 goals scored in the match 25.17 to 26.11.

Brian took up  goal umpiring after being denied so much and was actually umpiring at the 1964 game when he adjudged that Jimmy Deane had kicked a point in the last minute of the game running in to an easy goal to hand South victory. Just as well he didn’t hold a grudge against South !!!

 

MILESTONE – CRAIG SHIRLEY

100 A Grade Games – Round 9, 2024

Craig Shirley played his 100th A Grade game for South Augusta this weekend.

After playing in several junior Premierships, Craig played in all of Souths A Grade 5 consecutive Premierships
from 2016 to 2020. He has played most of his senior football in the backlines but has made a move up forward this season. He has represented the SGL and the Northern Zone at the State Championships.

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 A GRADE DEBUT – HUDSON BRAZELL

Congratulations to Hudson Brazell who made his A Grade debut against Sollies in Round 9.

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PAST PLAYER GREG MCATEE DIES

Sad to hear that past player Greg McAtee passed away recently aged 72. Greg played off and on from 1967 to 1980 and was a member of the 1979 B Grade Premiership team playing  48 A Grade games and 80 B Grade games for a total of 128 senior games. Greg played mainly in the Ruck position and was a big supporter of the club after he retired. Greg could often be seen at Race meetings as a bookmaker in recent times before his illness and worked in the Administration field at ETSA when he was living in Port Augusta, also serving the Spencer Gulf League during the 1970’s. Greg was a consistently good player in the A Grade , later playing in the B’s towards the end of his career. In 1979 he was named in the best players most week and particularly in the finals when he was named third best in the Grand Final against Willsden. The club offers its condolences to Greg’s family and friends at this sad time.  

SOUTH DEFEAT WEST AUGUSTA IN ROUND 8

South had a good win over arch rivals West Augusta in Round 8 to record their second win of the season, final scores South Augusta 13.8 to West 9.9. Best players were  Sam Maule, Lenny Hoffmann, Ethan Reid, Rowan Irvine, Caleb Ritter and goalkickers Craig Shirley and Trent Ritter 3 and new player Mitchell Cavanagh 2. South A Grade move into 5th position just outside the top 4.

In the B Grade South were defeated by 22 points and in the Under 18s South were defeated by 185 points to both remain in 6th position. In the Under 15s South defeated West by 89 points to be in 2nd position, in the Under 13s South defated West by 31 points to be in 2nd position and in the Under 11’s South defeated West by 34 points to be in top position.  

In the Under 14s Girls South defeated North Whyalla by 22 points to be in 2nd position on the ladder

PLAYERS FROM SOUTH WHO PLAYED SGL GAMES

Congratulations to our 2024 SGL representatives!

A Grade: Harley Bodger, Aziel Stuart, Ethan Gade, Jayden Warne and Kriston Thomson (Coach)
U18’s: Ethan Maloney and Joe Clancy (no photo)
U15’s: Seth McInnis, Addysan Di Paolo, Brontë Munzer (Coach), Zechariah Amos and Eli Collard

 SOUTHS WIN $3,000 GRANT

South Augusta were successful in another grant , this time from the Office of Recreation and Sport Active Club program for $3,000 to go towards programs and equipment. This grant follows the successful application for $5,000 for the Indigenous Participation grant which will subsidize uniforms and assist in the celebration of the Indigenous Round on the 27th July 2024 at the match against West Augusta. The club is currently looking at designs for the Under 15 and Under 18 teams on that day.

The Active Club grant will go towards uniforms for the Girls teams and will be invaluable in assisting the club to cover the costs of running Football 

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The first third of the season has been completed with the A and B Grade putting up competitive performances although not getting the results we would all like. The last month at the club saw talks and information sessions from SAPOL with Road Safety and the Respectful Club and Environments Program which was excellent for those who could get along and support these.

The Country Music Festival night and Aussie Icon night were also held and many thanks to those who helped out to organise the shows, help on the meals and volunteer their time to make sure they happened.

Many thanks to those who participated in the Players Auction, with $660 raised for the football operations budget and the Past Players and Officials have 2 events coming up with the get together in Adelaide on the 1st June and the Back to Shows day on the 29th June. Please get along and celebrate the 1964 and 1994 A Grade Premierships on the day.

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FOOTBALL UPDATE

 With a third of the season completed, the A Grade are 1 win and 6 losses . The team is improving each week with the matches against the Port Pirie teams proving that we can keep with them for 3 quarters but cannot sustain the pressure for the full 4 quarters.

Those to feature most amongst the best players in recent times include Zech Amos, who is having a standout start to the year and showing the
senior players how it’s done, Ethan Gade, Caleb Ritter and Cam Tiggemann.

The B’s have been far more competitive this year and they will not be far off a win with Josh Niamak, Tom Clancy, David Schooling and Flynn
Everett impressing and the added experience of Marcus Gill and Chris Heron helping out.

Marcus Gill, coach of the Under 18s and his senior helpers have done a great job getting the team on the field each week. If you know of any
lads who would like a game each week please contact Marcus as we are keen to keep this grade going and the improved performance against Lions proved that are keen to play as well.

Junior Colts have started with Under 15s in second spot with 4 wins and 2 losses, Under 14 Girls are in third spot with 2 wins and 1 loss,
Under 13s boys are in third spot with 1 win and 1 loss,  Under 11 Boys are top with 2 wins, Under 11 Girls are going well and Under 9s and 7s have good numbers. 

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Recently Rex Waterworth and Patrick Kennedy played their 50th club game. Both boys have strong family connections
to the club and have played for Souths since U9’s. 
Rex played his first senior game in 2020 and mainly plays on the wing or in the forward line. Patrick played his first senior game in 2021 and is a reliable Backman, taking the oppositions best forward most weeks.

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 RESPECTED CLUB ENVIRONMENTS PROGRAM WORKSHOP HELD AT SOUTHS

 Recently the club received visitors Charlotte Davis and Ross Wait who discussed with a group of interested members the importance of a respectful environment within sporting clubs. The program highlights the importance of gender equality , challenging stereotypes in sporting environments and empowers participants to actively support others in promoting respectful behaviour. They talked about the importance of sport in Australia and its role in stopping gender inequality and violence against women and girls. We all have a role in being an active bystander who is someone who not only witnesses a situation, but takes action to keep a situation from escalating , or someone who disrupts a problematic situation. If you or someone you know are experiencing domestic and family violence please contact support services available.

Emergency 000, Domestic Violence Crisis line 1800 800 098

1800 Respect

More information at www.raiise.com.au

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PAST PLAYERS AND OFFICIALS UPDATE

 Pat Hynes and Rob Bowman caught up with Ex South Augusta Coach Chris Natt recently at the Pastoral Hotel.

Chris was in Port Augusta working for a few days and was able to catch up with them. Chris and Pat both played football together at Port Adelaide . Chris played for Souths from 1987 to 1988 playing 34 A Grade games and coaching the A Grade after having a couple of seasons at Central Augusta . Chris stated that he enjoyed his time at South, the A Grade finishing 3rd in 1987 and 7th in 1988. Chris then returned to Adelaide and in the last decade spent time in NT and Darwin where he had a stint as Minister for Sports and Recreation. Great to see you back this way Chris

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2000 A Grade Premiership player Shane Jones was seen in Adelaide recently. Shane’s parents live in Adelaide but he has been in Mt Gambier for over 20 years, working as a Social worker. Shane has a tribe of children to look after but is going well and has the children involved with sport. His older child is a teacher aged 23 years. Great to catch up again Shane. 

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Good catch up of past players and Officials recently when 15-20 older Southies caught up at the Glenelg vs Central match in Adelaide. Past Players who attended included Peter Smith, Robert Harris, Mark Bowman, John Bowman, Robert Bowman, Peter Trewartha, Darren McKenzie, Pat Hynes, Mark Shirley, Mark McKell, Mark Zindorf, Colin Scarlett, Keith Miller, Greg Edwards, Iain Elliott, Andrew Mooney, Alan Cramm, Don Pasculli together with some old Westies in Gerard McConnell, Paul Brock,  Arnold Carter, Kym Steer and Frank Annese from West and Port. The club hopes to build on this return to the Adelaide catch ups with another catch up at a suitable date next year with several apologies this year saying they will be there next year.

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This year we also celebrate 70 years since the B Grade won the 1954 B Grade Grand Final. There are still a few players still around from A and B Grade that year including Kevin Markham, Bob Miller, William Applebee, Noel Hollingsworth and Gary Kittel who played thirds that year, a great achievement to everyone and it would be great to see a few at the Back to Show on the 29th June  

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VICE PRESIDENTS WANTED TO SPONSOR PLAYERS- CURRENTLY 26 MEMBERS

 

The Management Committee of the Port Augusta South Football Club are currently in the process of recruiting Vice Presidents Club sponsors and are aiming at 50 members for the 2024 season and we only have 26 at this stage.

 

Over the last 20 years the Vice Presidents Club has played no small part in the A Grade team playing off in an amazing 11 Grand Finals and winning 8 A Grade Premierships. Our recent success is a direct result of many hours of hard work from players, officials, members and of course, contributions from our highly valued Vice Presidents Club sponsors.

 

If you have been a Vice President sponsor in the past, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support in previous years. If you have not been part of the VP club before we would be delighted to have you associated with us this year.

Claim the Vice President Club membership fee as a tax deduction.

Because the funds will be used for Football Development with the club you will be able to claim a tax deduction through the Australian Sports Foundation. Go to the ASF website and pay your contribution to the club and a tax deductable receipt will be provided once your payment is processed.

Pay your $100 at https://asf.org.au/donate/south-augusta-football-club-vice-presidents-club/

Alternatively, Cheque payable to South Augusta Football Club or

Direct Payment to BSB 035065 — Account 199129 — South Augusta Football Club

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2024 CLUB MEMBERSHIP- CURRENTLY OVER 420 MEMBERS

It’s time to sign up for season 2024! Family: $40.00, Single: $30.00, Pensioner: $20.00

Membership includes:

• Entry into Friday night membership draw (must be there to win it).

• Membership card and sticker

Payment can be made to: South Augusta Football Club Inc. BSB: 035-065, Account Number: 751788

Reference: family name / 2024 membership

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The Table tennis has started with South Augusta Bulldogs starting slowly with 1 win and 2 losses. Captain and Southie footballer David Schooling is keen to avenge the loss to Stirling North Crows in last years Grand Final. South Augusta were involved with  reforming the competition in 2005 after 25 years of recess and the competition has a healthy 12 juniors and 20 senior players playing every Monday night, any new players are welcome, Seaview Christian College 5.30pm. New players are welcome.

 

 Volunteer week and a big thank you to those who help to produce the Bulletin each month , especially Allysha Ledger who types Gary Kittel’s report

and Judith Barnett who copies several newsletters to give to Gary Kittel who then delivers to elderly members and supporters who do not have access to emails in Nursing Homes and at home. Many thanks to these volunteers.

 

The club is currently chasing players and officials from the 1964 and 1994 A Grade Premiership teams who will be the focus of the Back to Souths day on the 29th June 2024. Great to speak to  1964 player Mick Hobby, who is going well ,currently living in Adelaide , put in an apology and Mick Vanvacas who lives in Adelaide and will try to get there.

 

Colts Coaches have been keen to teach the junior players the club song so they can sing the song after a win. Around 1981 A Grade Coach John Reid decided to introduce a new club song to go with the required new attitude within the club after 17 years without a Premiership. Players in the senior teams with good voices ( matter of opinion) were summoned to the Radio 5AU studios to sing the new song and record our new anthem, which was taken from the South Fremantle song . A few words were changed from that song eg not red V but white V and South Augusta not South Fremantle but mostly the song wasn’t changed much. If you are a parent of the junior player or coach go to YouTube video and
click on link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXB0UZvYSR0 and you have the tune and origins of the song.

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Congratulations to Maisie Packer and Connor Rozee on the birth of their daughter Audrey and congratulations to past player and A Grade Coach Robert Rozee who is a grandfather for the first time. 

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On the 26th May South lost to Central Augusta 11.12 to 7.8. 

Best players for South A Grade were Caleb Ritter, Ethan Gade, Patrick Kennedy, Zechariah Amos, Rowan Irvine and Trent Ritter kicked 3 goals. B Grade lost 60 points to 28 and the Under 18s lost 100pts to 16pts to Central Augusta with the best players Joe Clancy, Anthony Truong, Bryce McKenzie, Jack Franklin, Riley Whitehead

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Sad to her the news that Faye Schwab had recently passed away. Faye was a great supporter of the club and before moving from Port Augusta served as Treasurer for the club for 4 years from 1986 to 1989 , while her husband Colin was Vice President in 1990 and President in 1991. Condolences to Colin and Faye’s family and friends at this sad time.

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YOU ARE INVITED TO
SOUTH AUGUSTA PAST PLAYERS AND OFFICIALS DAY
SATURDAY 29TH JUNE 2024
ALL PAST PLAYERS AND OFFICIALS ARE WELCOME HOWEVER THIS YEAR RECOGNISING THE 1964 AND 1994 A GRADE PREMIERSHIPS.
WE ARE ALSO RECOGNISING THE 1954 B GRADE PREMIERSHIP AND JUNIOR PREMIERSHIPS.
12 NOON START, MARQUEE ON THE HILL AT CENTRAL OVAL
SOUTH VS PORT PLAY THAT DAY THEN TEAS AND PRESENTATIONS AFTER THE GAME AT THE CLUB
RSVP TO EITHER
HARRY WATERWORTH 0457 204 052 OR  JARROD WATERWORTH 0408 530 201 OR MARK SHIRLEY 0428 888 076
ALL WELCOME

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UP AND COMING EVENTS 2024

15th June Cocktail Night, South vs West

22nd June Sollies vs South inPirie

Saturday 29th June- South vs Port , Past Players and Officials Day ( 1964 and 1994 A Grade Premiership Reunions)

Sunday 30th June – Beer, BBQ and UFC

6th July Lions vs South at Pirie

13th July- Country Championships at Victor Harbour

20th July South vs Central

27th July- South vs West, Players Auction No 2

3rd August South vs Sollies, Olympic Theme Night

10th August Port vs South at Pirie

17th August South vs Lions

18th August Family Fun Day

24th August South vs Central , last minor round game

25th August SGL Medal count at Sollies

14th September SGL Grand Final

2nd November Racing Tips commence

24th November Volunteer Appreciation Dinner and AGM

 

 

 

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WHO ARE WE

The South Augusta Football Club is the oldest running football club in Port Augusta. We have over 400 members and have 9 teams participating in the Spencer Gulf Football League, ranging from U9’s to A Grade

S.G.L. A Grade Premiers – 1964, 1981, 1983, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2006, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

S.G.L B Grade Premiers – 1972, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1985,1990, 1991, 1995, 2015, 2018, 2020

S.G.L Premiers U18 2008, 2013.
Premiers U15 2011, 2015, 2023

S.G.L. CLUB OF THE YEAR 2011, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2020, 2022

Port Augusta Council Community Event of the Year Winner 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Finalist SA Community Achievement Awards.. Sports in the Community Award 2019, 2022

Finalist Clubs SA Medium sized Club of the Year 2019, 2022

South Augusta has won several awards and four Port Augusta Council Community Events of the Year in a row from 2020-2023. They were for the Kangaroo Island Western Districts FC Bushfire Recovery (raised $5000 for the 2020 win), MS Mid-Summer Ball ($8000 for the 2021 win), the Will Bolitho Recovery Fundraising (a substantial confidential amount for the 2022 win) and the Harley Owners Group (HOG) Rally (for the 2023 win). For the 2024 award we nominated February 2023’s Mid-Summer Ball which raised $10547 for Dementia Australia, June’s inaugural SAFC Hall of Fame, June’s Jodi Lee Foundation event and October’s fourth SAFC vs Emergency Services match. The club has raised a total of $82,000 for various charities/causes since 2019.

South Augusta gives every element of support and knowledge to its juniors. So much that the majority of our players who were involved in the A Grade team winning Premierships from 2016 to 2020 played juniors for us! The club prides itself in its coaching staff and style, from our tiny Under 9’s upwards. South’s have had an excellent success record throughout the club, with the equal highest number of SGL A Grade premierships with 13 Grand final wins since 1961. Even past and present AFL players such as Jared Rivers, Bryan Bienke, Josh Coulter, Luke Taylor and most recently Connor Rozee, captain of Port Adelaide, came through our junior ranks.

 

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More Than Just Playing Football

South Augusta Football Club do more than just play football, they hold regular social events where they raise money for amazing causes. We also hold teas every Friday night and after home games. We can cater for your functions and if you’re not a football player we have other sports you can be a part of too.

Contact Information

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EMAIL
ADDRESS

Central Oval Complex
10 Augusta Terrace, Port Augusta, SA 5700

POSTAL ADDRESS

PO Box 228, Port Augusta, SA 5700

OPENING HOURS

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday – Thursday: 5pm – CLOSE
Friday: 4pm – CLOSE
Saturday: 12PM – CLOSE (subject to change during off season)
Sunday: 5pm – CLOSE