North Adelaide Football Club


North Adelaide Football Club
North Adelaide
Northroosterslogo.jpg
Names
Full name North Adelaide Football Club
Nickname(s) The Roosters
2010 season
Leading goalkicker Damon White (33)
Best and fairest James Allen
Club details
Founded 1888
Colours      Red and      White
Competition South Australian National Football League
Chairman Bohdan Jaworskyj
Coach Josh Francou
Captain(s) Clinton Alleway
Ground(s) Prospect Oval (capacity: 20,000)
Other information
Official website www.nafc.com.au
Guernsey:
North Adelaide Roosters Jumper.svg

North Adelaide Football Club is an Australian rules football club, who play in the South Australian National Football League.

Contents

History

Formed in 1888 as Medindie, in 1893 the club renamed itself to North Adelaide. It is the fourth oldest club still in operation in the SANFL. Although several other early clubs used the name of "North Adelaide", none of them bore ties to the current club [1].

North Adelaide started playing at Prospect Oval in 1922 and it has remained their home ground ever since.

Ken Farmer – "The Bradman of Goalkickers" kicked 105 goals in 1930 to become the first SA League player to kick 100 goals in a league state. He was a prolific goalkicker, kicking 100 goals in a season in 11 consecutive seasons (1930–1940). Farmer also holds the record for the most goals in an SANFL match – 23 against West Torrens at Prospect on 6 July 1940. Farmer scored ten or more goals in thirty-seven matches, and 1,419 goals in total over his career, at an astounding average of 6.3 per match.

North Adelaide’s other iconic player [2], Barrie Robran, played 201 League games for the Roosters and 10 State games. He won 3 Magarey Medals (1968, 1970 and 1973) and is the only SANFL "Legend" in the Australian Football Hall of Fame.

North Adelaide competed in the first match played at Football Park (now known as AAMI Stadium) in round 5, 1974. Their opponent was Central District.

The longest serving coach for the club is Michael Nunan – 12 seasons from 1981 to 1992.

The Captain’s record is held by Ian McKay, captaining the team for 8 years from 1948–1955.

Premierships

The club has won 13 Senior premierships in total: 1900, 1902, 1905, 1920, 1930–31, 1949, 1952, 1960, 1971–72, 1987, 1991

Other premierships

The club has also won premierships in:

  • Seconds/Reserves (from 1919) – 1925, 1928, 1932, 1934, 1964–65, 2005–6 (8 total)
  • Thirds/Under 19s (from 1936) – 1937, 1942, 1948–49, 1954, 1961, 1966, 2005 (8 total)
  • Colts/Under 17s (from 1939) – 1939–40, 1947, 1950, 1952, 1956, 1969–70, 1987, 1997, 2005, 2007 (12 total)
  • Championship of Australia 1972
  • Stanley H. Lewis Memorial Trophy 1966–67, 1971–72, 2005–6
  • SANFL Night/Knock-out/Pre-season Series 1968

North Adelaide Playing List

James Bennett
  •   2 Clint Alleway
  •   3 Matt Wright
  •   4 Cain Ackland
  •   5 Djaran Whyman
  •   6 Toby Stribling
  •   7 Todd Pfeiffer
  •   8 Tim Delvins
  •   9 Daniel Stewart
  •   10 Luke Ivens
  •   11 Simon Potts
  • 12 Rhys Archard
  • 13 Kriston Thompson
  • 14 George Thring
  • 15 Trent Sporn
  • 16 James Allan
  • 17 Marlon Motlop
  • 18 Michael Wundke
  • 19 Rory Sloane
  • 20 Tony Armstrong
  •  
    • 22 Eljay Connors
    • 23 Daniel Elstone
    • 24 Damon White (Captain)
    • 25 Nick Gill
    • 26 Wade Thompson
    • 27 Henry White
    • 28 Dale Armstrong
    • 29 Callum Hay
    • 30 Heath Younie
    • 31 Andrew Moore
    • 32 Leigh Ryswyk
    • 33 Mitch Clisby
    • 34 Phil Davis
    • 35 Andrew McIntyre
    • 36 James Craig
    • 37 Greg Gallman
    • 39 James Wundke
    • 40 Nathan Brown
    • 41 Luke Teasdale
    • 42 Cohen Thiele
     
    • 43 Brett O'Hara
    • 44 Steven Pollock
    • 45 Jake Keller
    • 46 Mitch Wooding
    • 47 Ben Hanna
    • 48 Johnny Boras
    • 49 Damian Cunningham
    • 50 Sam Baulderstone
    • 51 Jonathan Platten
    • 52 Nick Brewer
    • 53 Alex Richardson
    • 54 Braedon Renshaw
    • 55 Dylan Dempsey
    • 56 Ben Williams
    • 57 Adrian Stephens
    • Anthony Mortgante
    • Maks Pakula
    • Luke Rinaldi
    • Michael Newcombe
    • Lochie Roach
    • Brett Fidge



    North Adelaide players in the AFL (2010 season)

    Matt Wright (Adelaide Crows)
  • Phil Davis (Adelaide Crows)
  • James Craig (Adelaide Crows)
  • Jesse O'Brien (Brisbane Lions)
  • Rhys O'Keeffe (Carlton)
  • Mark Jamar (Melbourne)
  • Jared Rivers (Melbourne)
  •  



    North Adelaide's AFL (Adelaide & Port Adelaide) listed players (2010 season)

    Adelaide Crows

    • Rory Sloane
    • Tony Armstrong
    • Phil Davis
    • Matt Wright
    • James Craig

    Port Adelaide

    North Adelaide players in the VFL/AFL (includes Rookies)

    Tony Antrobus (Essendon 1986, 1989–1990) & (St Kilda 1991)
  • Brodie Atkinson (St Kilda 1993) & (Adelaide Crows 1999)
  • Scott Bamford (Fitzroy 1996) & (Brisbane Lions 1997–1998) & (Geelong 1999)
  • Matthew Campbell (Brisbane Bears 1987–1993)
  • Wayne Carey (North Melbourne 1989–2001) & (Adelaide Crows 2003–2004)
  • Trevor Clisby (Adelaide Crows 1991)
  • Matt Davis (Sydney Swans)
  • Josh Francou (Port Adelaide 1997–2006)
  • Stephen Hamilton (North Melbourne)
  • Ben Hart (Adelaide Crows 1991–2006)
  • Darel Hart (Adelaide Crows 1991–1992)
  • Ben Holland (Richmond 1996–2003) & (Melbourne 2004–2008)
  •    


    Recruited to North Adelaide from VFL/AFL Club, then re-drafted

    Magarey Medallists

    ^ – awarded retrospectively

    All-Australians

    League top goalkickers

    • Anthony "Bos" Daly(54) 1903 & (30) 1905
    • Perc Lewis (58) 1923
    • Ken Farmer (105) 1930, (126) 1931, (102) 1932, (112) 1933, (106) 1934, (128) 1935, (134) 1936, (108) 1937, (112) 1938, (113) 1939 & (123) 1940
    • W. McKenzie (67) 1954
    • Dennis Sachse (90) 1967
    • John Roberts (111) 1987
    • Daniel Hargraves (68) 2002

    Club Records

    • South Australian Premiers: 13 – 1900, 1902, 1905, 1920, 1930, 1931, 1949, 1952, 1960, 1971, 1972, 1987, 1991
    • Champions of Australia: 1 - 1972
    • South Australian Night Series Winners: 1 – 1968
    • Home Ground: Prospect Oval (1922-present)
    • Record Attendance at Prospect Oval: 19,120 v Port Adelaide in Round 5, 1958
    • Record Attendance: 56,525 v Glenelg at Adelaide Oval, 1973 SANFL Grand Final
    • Record Attendance at AAMI Stadium: 50,617 v Glenelg, 1987 SANFL Grand Final
    • Record Attendance since Adelaide Football Club formation (1991): 39,276 v West Adelaide at Football Park, 1991 SANFL Grand Final
    • Most Games: 389 by Michael Redden (1978-92)
    • Most Goals in a Season: 134 by Ken Farmer in 1936
    • Most Goals for the Club: 1419 by Ken Farmer (1929-41 - 224 games)
    • Most Years as Coach: 12 by Michael Nunan (1981-92)
    • Most Premierships as Coach: 2 by P. Lewis (1930, 1931), Ken Farmer (1949, 1952), Mike Patterson (1971, 1972) and Michael Nunan (1987, 1991)
    • Most Years as Captain: 8 by Ian McKay (1948-55)
    • Most Premierships as Captain: 2 by John Reedman (1902, 1905), Percy Furler (1930, 1931), Ian McKay (1949, 1952) and Mike Patterson (1971, 1972)
    • Most Best & Fairest Awards: 8 by Barrie Robran (1967-73, 1976)
    • Highest Score: 34.22 (226) v South Adelaide 6.12 (48) at Adelaide Oval in Round 5, 1972

    Club song

    North Adelaide have had many versions of their club song in the past. All contain the same lyrics, but have been changed rhythm wise to keep up with the times. The lyrics and tune are the only completely original written in the league, as all the other clubs have written lyrics to well known tunes. The most recent version was brought in during the early 2000s, but all versions can still be found on the club song CD.

    It's a great, great club,
    And the club we love,
    We're the good old red and whites!
    The mighty Roosters we're called,
    All for one, one for all,
    If we're down we fight, fight, fight!
    We always play as a team,
    And we play it clean,
    We're never out of sight,
    Be it wet, be it dry,
    We try, try, try,
    We're the good old red and whites!
    

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