South Australia Australian rules football team

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South Australia
Badge of South Australia team
Nickname The Croweaters
Governing body South Australian National Football League
Head coach Michael Godden (Eagles)
Captain Paul Thomas (Centrals)
Most caps Fos Williams, Walter Scott (34)
Home stadium AAMI Stadium (51,240)
Various SANFL grounds
First game
Victoria (Australia) Victoria 7–0 South Australia South Australia
1879

The South Australia Australian rules team, often known as the Croweaters, is the representative side of South Australia in the sport of Australian rules football. The team is currently the representative team of the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) and South Australian under-age footballers.

History[edit]

Throughout the majority of the team's history its players came from the SANFL. Between 1977-1999 South Australian players playing in leagues around Australia (e.g. the SANFL and the Australian Football League (AFL)) played State of Origin football for the Croweaters. Since 1999 the team reverted to a league representative team for the SANFL. South Australian AFL players were represented in the AFL Hall of Fame Tribute Match against Victoria in 2008.

South Australia's only interstate game of 2013 will be held on 11 May at the City Mazda Stadium (home of SANFL club West Adelaide Bloods) when The Croweaters host the North East Australian Football League (NEAFL) Northern Conference.

Carnival History[edit]

National Under 18 Championships[edit]

  • 6: 1978, 1979, 1980, 1991, 1995, 2013

Fos Williams Medal[edit]

Since 1981, the best player for the South Australian state team has been awarded the Fos Williams Medal.

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