Great Southern Football League (South Australia)

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The Great Southern Football League (GSFL) is an Australian rules football competition based in the Fleurieu Peninsula region of South Australia, Australia. It is an affiliated member of the South Australian National Football League and is zoned to the South Adelaide Football Club.

The 2011 Grand Final was held at Langhorne Creek. Langhorne Creek defeated Willunga 15.13 (103) to 6.11 (47). Lachlan McGregor was awarded the best player with 5 goals.

2013 Grand Finals[edit]

The 2013 Grand final was held at Willunga Oval.

A Grade[edit]

Encounter Bay 14.11 (95) def Willunga 13.5 (83)

Umpires: B.Zierch, D.Popplewell

Reserves[edit]

Willunga 13.16 (94) def McLaren 6.10 (46)

Umpires: J.Hall, M.Perrey

Senior Colts[edit]

Victor Harbor 10.7 (67) def Willunga 9.4 (58)

Umpires: A.Winter, G.Reilly

Junior Colts[edit]

Victor Harbor 9.11 (65) def Myponga-Sellicks 3.2 (20)

Umpires: B.Zuidland, D.Grant

2012 Grand Finals[edit]

The 2012 Grand Final was held at Memorial Park Oval, Yankalilla.

A Grade[edit]

Langhorne Creek 14.9.(93) def. Yankalilla 11.6.(72)

Umpires: J.Edwards, S.Morrison

Reserves[edit]

Willunga 10.7.(67) def. Langhorne Creek 7.10.(52)

Umpires: J.Ifould, A.Capp

Senior Colts[edit]

Goolwa/Port Elliot 4.7.(31) def. Willunga 4.6.(30)

Umpires: M.Jensen, D.Uthenwoldt

Junior Colts[edit]

Victor Harbor 9.4.(58) def. Encounter Bay 7.9.(51)

Umpires: W.Graham, S.Soulsby

Notable Events in 2012[edit]

  • Mitchell Portlock from Willunga wins Mail Medal.
  • Willunga A Grade are minor premiers but fail to win a game in the finals losing to Langhorne Creek in the 2nd Semi Final, and Yankalilla in the Preliminary Final
  • Langhorne Creek Senior Colts are undefeated minor premiers but crash out of the finals without winning a game losing to Goolwa/Port Elliot in the 2nd Semi Final, and Willunga in the Preliminary Final.

Current clubs[edit]

Jumper Club Nickname Years in competition GSFL premierships Premiership years[1]
Encounter Bay Eagles 1923– 9 1940, 1958, 1960–61, 1965, 1967, 1989, 1996, 2013
Port Adelaide Magpies Jumper.svg
Goolwa / Port Elliot Magpies 2001–
(Merger)
Langhorne Creek Hawks 1978– 5 1978, 2001–2, 2011–12
McLaren Eagles 1998–
(Merger of McLaren Vale and McLaren Flat)
1 2003
Mt Compass Bulldogs 1953- 3 1954, 1959, 1980
Myponga-Sellicks Mudlarks 1967- 3 1974, 1983–84
North Adelaide Roosters Jumper.svg
Strathalbyn Roosters 1930– 11 1963–64, 1966, 1968, 1971, 1979, 1981–82, 1987, 2000, 2010
Victor Harbor Kangaroos 1923- 24 1923-24, 1926, 1928, 1930, 1934, 1946-47-48-49-50-51-52, 1955, 1957, 1972, 1990-91-92-93-94-95, 1997, 1999
Willunga Demons 1986– 9 1986, 1988, 1998, 2004-05-06-07-08-09
Yankalilla Tigers 1935-55, 1968- 3 1969-70, 1985

Brief History[edit]

Although football was played in the area in the 1870s, with the Goolwa club dating themselves from 1878, it was not until 1923 that the Great Southern Football Association was formed. The founding clubs were Encounter Bay, Goolwa, Hindmarsh Valley, Port Elliot and Victor Harbor.

Since that time a number of clubs have formed part of the Association, which itself changed its name to the Great Southern Football League. Current member clubs include Willunga, which is one of the oldest football clubs in South Australia, tracing its history back to 1874.[2]

Mail Medal[edit]

The Mail Medal has been awarded since 1933.[3] The Ozone Medal was awarded from 1925-32.[4]

Year Name Club
1925 Ralph Green Port Elliot
1926 Bert Hutton Encounter Bay
1927 Lloyd Pearce Encounter Bay
1928 Clarrie Green Port Elliot
1929 Clarrie Green Port Elliot
1930 Joe Baxter Victor Harbor
1931 Clarrie Green Port Elliot
1932 M. Tobiason Goolwa
1933 K. Rose Port Elliot
1934 L. Tugwell Victor Harbor
1935 tied C. Wheaton Victor Harbor
1935 tied K. Rose Port Elliot
1936 C. Wheaton Victor Harbor
1937 C. Wheaton Victor Harbor
1938 J. Harrison Yankalilla
1939 J. Barton Port Elliot
1940 R. Masters Encounter Bay
1941-1948 not awarded
1949 tied N. Clark Encounter Bay
1949 tied K. Dodd Port Elliot
1950 N. Clark Encounter Bay
1951 Don Bartel Encounter Bay
1952 J. Hamlyn Yankalilla
1953 K. Grimwood Mount Compass
1954 Doug Tugwell Victor Harbor
1955 tied Doug Tugwell Victor Harbor
1955 tied J. Green Port Elliot
1956 J. Green Port Elliot
1957 tied R. Penno Mount Compass
1957 tied Don Bartel Encounter Bay
1958 Alan Field Encounter Bay
1959 Alan Field Encounter Bay
1960 Clem Tonkin Mount Compass
1961 J. Hawkes Port Elliot
1962 Clem Tonkin Mount Compass
1963 J. Warton Strathalbyn
1964 tied B. Walton Victor Harbor
1964 tied B. Mudge Port Elliot
1965 B. George Victor Harbor
1966 B. George Victor Harbor
1967 K. Follett Goolwa
1968 B. George Victor Harbor
1969 R. Croser Yankalilla
1970 P. Gilbert Strathalbyn
1971 tied M. Sullivan Goolwa
1971 tied J. Jordan Myponga
1972 W. Johnson Victor Harbor
1973 Robin Greenwood Mount Compass
1974 Kevin Mead Myponga
1975 M. Rabbitt Goolwa
1976 G. Wickham Port Elliot
1977 R. Jessop Victor Harbor
1978 K. Wray Strathalbyn
1979 K. Smith Strathalbyn
1980 Kevin Poulter Goolwa
1981 B. Smith Strathalbyn
1982 Neil Haren Goolwa
1983 Dennis Elliot Langhorne Creek
1984 Neil Haren Goolwa
1985 tied M. Symonds Myponga
1985 tied Chris Rowntree Myponga
1986 M. Fraser Encounter Bay
1987 M. Symonds Goolwa
1988 Kym Warren Langhorne Creek
1989 B. Miller Port Elliot
1990 D. Pearsons Encounter Bay
1991 Chris Rowntree Myponga
1992 Chris Rowntree Myponga
1993 I. Barry Victor Harbor
1994 R. Jolly Goolwa
1995 B. Sharrad Myponga
1996 P. Cook Yankalilla
1997 J. Lehmann Strathalbyn
1998 D. Whitbourne Port Elliot
1999 Ben Baxter Willunga
2000 Luen Credlin Langhorne Creek
2001 tied Brett Heinrich Langhorne Creek
2001 tied Adam Carnevale Willunga
2002 M. Cook Strathalbyn
2003 Nathan Duffield Strathalbyn
2004 Andrew McLean Encounter Bay
2005 Damian Smith Myponga
2006 Randall Follett Langhorne Creek
2007 Marcus Burdett Mount Compass
2008 Randall Follett Langhorne Creek
2009 Ben Moore Langhorne Creek
2010 J. Pratt Yankalilla
2011 Simon Munn Strathalbyn
2012 Mitchell Portlock Willunga
2013 Ian Perrie Encounter Bay

References[edit]

  1. ^ Country Footy 2010
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Mail Medallists". Great Southern Football League. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Lines, Peter (2012). South Australian Country Football Digest. Cowell: Peter Lines. p. 200. ISBN 978-0-9871591-9-9. 

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