South Australian Amateur Football League
|Current season, competition or edition:
2014 SAAFL Season
|Sport||Australian rules football|
|Founded||8 March 1911|
|TV partner(s)||Nine Network (2014)|
|Founded||8 March 1911, South Australia|
|League Stadium||Adelaide Airport Stadium|
|Division 1 (2013)|
|Relegated to D2||Broadview & PHOS Camden|
|Division 2 (2013)|
|Promoted to D1||Portland & Port District|
|Relegated to D3||Kilburn & Modbury|
|Division 3 (2013)|
|Promoted to D2||Scotch OC & Payneham|
|Relegated to D4||Eastern Park|
|Division 4 (2013)|
|Promoted to D3||Plympton|
|Relegated to D5||CBC Old Collegians & Greenacres|
|Division 5 (2013)|
|Promoted to D4||Kenilworth & Woodville South|
|Relegated to D6||Fitzroy & West Croydon|
|Division 6 (2013)|
|Promoted to D5||Westminster OS & Colonel Light Gardens|
|Relegated to D7||Adelaide Uni|
|Division 7 (2013)|
|Promoted to D6||Ingle Farm & Angle Vale|
|Division 8 (2013)|
|Promoted to D7||Modbury & SMOSH West Lakes|
The South Australian Amateur Football League (SAAFL), currently known as the Channel 9 Adelaide Football League is a semi-professional Australian rules football competition based in Adelaide, South Australia. Comprising sixty-seven member clubs playing over one hundred and ten matches per week, the SAAFL is one of Australia's largest Australian rules football associations.
The league currently provides competition across 8 Senior divisions with Reserves grades, accompanied by a separate C grade competition, all from Divisions 1 to 7. There are also two under 18 divisions named Red and Yellow divided by area.
The league was officially formed on 8 March 1911 and the first match was played on 6 May 1911. With the exception of recesses during the two World Wars, the competition has been continuous since that time.
The South Australian Football Association (later to be renamed to South Australian National Football League) had existed as a competition since 1877, but by the early 1900s was structured on an "electorate system" where players qualified for clubs on the basis of electoral boundaries. Adelaide University Football Club was keen to field a team in the SAFA competition and applied each year from 1906 to 1910. Each time the application was rejected as it was felt the inclusion of a university team would threaten the electorate system.
In 1910 the Adelaide University Sports Association thought the case for admission to SAFA would be strengthened if the University had a team playing successfully in regular competition. It was felt that this could be achieved by forming a purely amateur league with other clubs not already in an association. By late 1910 Glenferrie, Marlborough and St. Bartholomew clubs had agreed to join with University to form the new association based on amateur principles. By 1911, as preparations were in hand for the inaugural season, the four clubs had become five with the inclusion of St. Francis Xavier. The clubs also had agreed to admit late applicant Semaphore Central for the 1912 season.
In that first season only three ovals were used for matches - Jubilee Oval, Price Oval and University Oval. Price Oval (now known as Hawthorn Oval) in Mitcham and University Oval (at the corner of Sir Edwin Smith Avenue and War Memorial Drive) both still exist today. The Jubilee Oval however was built upon by the university in 1946.
The 2010 season marked the 100th year of the league, with the last day in September won by Henley, who won their first Division 1 premiership in history.
This table summarises the total Division 1 premierships and grand finals from 1911 to 2013.
|Runners Up||Grand Finals|
|Walkerville Football Club||2||1953||1953||0||2|
|West Adelaide United||2||1937||1937||0||2|
|St. Peters OC||2||2012||2012||0||2|
|Henley & Grange||0||-||1920||1||1|
|Prince Alfred OC||0||-||1937||1||1|
|SA Railways Institute||0||-||1941||1||1|
|Sacred Heart OC||0||-||2011||2||2|
|St. Francis Xavier||0||-||1912||1||1|
Denotes club is now defunct.
1Previously known as University until 1969.
2Previously known as Adelaide Teachers College from 1972–79, Teachers College from 1935–72, Teachers Training College from 1923-34.
3Merged with Alberton United and Ethelton to form Portland in 1997.
4Moved to Southern Football League in 2009.
5Semaphore Central and Exeter merged to form Port District.
The following list summarises the Division 1 Grand Final games from 1911 to 2013.
|1911||University||14.15 (109)||Glenferrie||5.11 (41)||University Oval|
|1912||University||12.9 (81)||St. Francis Xavier||5.11 (41)||University Oval|
|1913||Kingswood||5.8 (38)||Semaphore Central||4.6 (30)|
|1914||Semaphore Central||6.12 (48)||University||4.11 (35)||Norwood Oval|
|1915||Kingswood||8.11 (59)||Semaphore Central||5.11 (41)|
|1916||Suspended due to war|
|1917||Suspended due to war|
|1918||Suspended due to war|
|1919||Suspended due to war|
|1920||University||10.18 (78)||Henley & Grange||2.11 (23)|
|1921||University||9.10 (64)||Prospect||7.11 (53)|
|1922||University||9.9 (63)||Semaphore Central||8.4 (52)|
|1923||Semaphore Central||6.10 (46)||University||5.5 (35)||Norwood Oval|
|1924||Semaphore Central||6.10 (46)||Teachers Training College||5.9 (39)||Norwood Oval|
|1925||Semaphore Central||9.16 (70)||Kenilworth||7.6 (48)||Norwood Oval|
|1926||University||9.15 (69)||Semaphore Central||7.18 (60)||Norwood Oval|
|1927||Kenilworth||10.18 (78)||University||10.9 (69)||Belair National Park|
|1928||Semaphore Central||10.13 (73)||Kenilworth||4.11 (35)||Thebarton Oval|
|1929||University||11.11 (77)||Semaphore Central||10.10 (70)||Jubilee Oval|
|1930||Kenilworth||12.15 (87)||University||12.13 (85)||Glenelg Oval|
|1931||Semaphore Central||12.11 (83)||Underdale United||9.16 (70)||University Oval|
|1932||University||14.11 (95)||Underdale United||11.13 (79)||Jubilee Oval|
|1933||Underdale United||6.15 (51)||University||6.10 (46)||Thebarton Oval|
|1934||Underdale United||11.11 (77)||University||8.11 (59)||Norwood Oval|
|1935||St Peters O.C.||13.8 (86)||Underdale United||10.13 (73)||Unley Oval|
|1936||West Adelaide United||11.19 (85)||Underdale United||10.8 (68)||Thebarton Oval|
|1937||West Adelaide United||10.3 (63)||Prince Alfred O.C.||7.10 (52)||Prospect Oval|
|1938||Semaphore Central||14.12 (96)||Underdale United||10.10 (70)||Alberton Oval|
|1939||Exeter||15.11 (101)||Payneham||15.9 (99)||Prospect Oval|
|1940||Exeter||11.11 (77)||Semaphore Central||5.12 (42)||Alberton Oval|
|1941||Exeter||10.16 (76)||S.A. Railways Institute||8.6 (54)||Woodville Oval|
|1942||Suspended due to war|
|1943||Suspended due to war|
|1944||Suspended due to war|
|1945||Suspended due to war|
|1946||Woodville||8.13 (61)||University||9.5 (59)||Alberton Oval|
|1947||Exeter||14.14 (98)||Woodville||6.8 (44)||Alberton Oval|
|1948||Exeter||8.10 (58)||Semaphore Central||6.8 (44)||Woodville Oval|
|1949||Semaphore Central||8.11 (59)||University||4.10 (34)||Alberton Oval|
|1950||Walkerville||5.12 (42)||Exeter||6.3 (39)||Thebarton Oval|
|1951||University||6.8 (44)||Exeter||5.13 (43)||Thebarton Oval|
|1952||University||13.17 (105)||Exeter||10.7 (67)||Thebarton Oval|
|1953||Walkerville||8.10 (58)||University||7.8 (50)||Alberton Oval|
|1954||University||19.11 (125)||Rosewater||10.4 (64)||Alberton Oval|
|1955||University||18.5 (113)||Exeter||7.7 (49)||Alberton Oval|
|1956||Semaphore Central||11.8 (74)||University||6.10 (46)||Payneham Oval|
|1957||Rosewater||8.19 (67)||Semaphore Central||6.13 (49)||Kensington Oval|
|1958||Riverside||8.11 (59)||University||6.13 (49)||Alberton Oval|
|1959||Semaphore Central||15.10 (100)||Riverside||8.17 (65)||Kensington Oval|
|1960||University||6.4 (40)||Semaphore Central||2.6 (18)||Alberton Oval|
|1961||University||8.6 (54)||Kilburn||3.8 (26)||Alberton Oval|
|1962||University||8.14 (62)||Teachers College||7.5 (47)||Alberton Oval|
|1963||Teachers College||5.7 (37)||University||3.7 (25)||Alberton Oval|
|1964||Payneham||11.11 (77)||University||10.8 (68)||Norwood Oval|
|1965||University||14.15 (99)||Riverside||3.18 (36)||Alberton Oval|
|1966||Teachers College||9.11 (65)||University||3.7 (25)||Alberton Oval|
|1967||Teachers College||8.10 (58)||University||7.8 (50)||Alberton Oval|
|1968||University||9.10 (64)||Teachers College||6.5 (41)||Alberton Oval|
|1969||Adelaide University||7.8 (50)||Teachers College||4.7 (31)||Alberton Oval|
|1970||Semaphore Central||8.16 (66)||Teachers College||6.15 (51)||Alberton Oval|
|1971||Teachers College||15.16 (106)||Seaton Ramblers||8.14 (64)||Alberton Oval|
|1972||Semaphore Central||13.11 (89)||Adelaide Teachers College||13.9 (87)||Alberton Oval|
|1973||Seaton Ramblers||14.8 (92)||Payneham||10.6 (66)||Alberton Oval|
|1974||Adelaide University||16.11 (107)||Payneham||7.5 (47)||Adelaide Oval|
|1975||Adelaide University||14.15 (99)||Flinders Park||4.9 (33)||Adelaide Oval|
|1976||Flinders Park||19.20 (134)||Adelaide University||10.12 (72)||Richmond Oval|
|1977||Flinders Park||9.13 (67)||Semaphore Central||5.14 (44)||Richmond Oval|
|1978||Payneham||12.20 (92)||Glenunga||9.8 (62)||Richmond Oval|
|1979||Adelaide College||18.13 (121)||Broadview||15.10 (100)||Adelaide Oval|
|1980||Broadview||17.12 (114)||Adelaide College||4.18 (42)||Adelaide Oval|
|1981||Adelaide College||7.14 (56)||Riverside||6.5 (41)||Adelaide Oval|
|1982||Adelaide College||16.10 (106)||Riverside||11.10 (76)||Adelaide Oval|
|1983||Riverside||15.7 (97)||Adelaide University||11.11 (77)||Adelaide Oval|
|1984||Riverside||14.15 (99)||Greek||11.14 (80)||Norwood Oval|
|1985||Greek||16.9 (105)||Riverside||11.11 (77)||Alberton Oval|
|1986||Adelaide University||11.17 (83)||Riverside||12.8 (80)||Adelaide Oval|
|1987||Broadview||12.6 (78)||Greek Camden||7.15 (57)||Adelaide Oval|
|1988||Greenacres||11.13 (79)||Broadview||11.11 (77)||Adelaide Oval|
|1989||Broadview||18.13 (121)||Greek Camden||2.8 (20)||Adelaide Oval|
|1990||Greek Camden||18.12 (120)||Riverside||12.15 (87)||Alberton Oval|
|1991||Greek Camden||9.12 (66)||Kilburn||9.10 (64)||Alberton Oval|
|1992||Port District||17.8 (110)||Broadview||8.10 (58)||Alberton Oval|
|1993||Broadview||14.7 (91)||Kilburn||9.17 (71)||Adelaide Oval|
|1994||Kilburn||10.15 (75)||Port District||8.9 (57)||Adelaide Oval|
|1995||Kilburn||14.18 (102)||Broadview||11.15 (81)||Adelaide Oval|
|1996||Adelaide University||21.12 (138)||Edwardstown||13.9 (87)||Adelaide Oval|
|1997||Goodwood Saints||11.9 (75)||PHOS Camden||10.8 (68)||Adelaide Oval|
|1998||Broadview||18.13 (121)||Goodwood Saints||8.6 (54)||Adelaide Oval|
|1999||Adelaide University||5.13 (43)||Goodwood Saints||5.12 (42)||Adelaide Oval|
|2000||PHOS Camden||7.5 (47)||Broadview||6.6 (42)||Alberton Oval|
|2001||Kilburn||19.5 (119)||Adelaide University||14.7 (91)||Adelaide Oval|
|2002||PHOS Camden||11.17 (83)||Adelaide University||10.12 (72)||Adelaide Oval|
|2003||Gaza||10.15 (75)||Broadview||7.9 (51)||Adelaide Oval|
|2004||Broadview||9.11 (65)||Goodwood Saints||8.10 (58)||Adelaide Oval|
|2005||Goodwood Saints||13.10 (88)||Gaza||8.5 (53)||Adelaide Oval|
|2006||Goodwood Saints||18.11 (119)||Adelaide University||10.12 (72)||Alberton Oval|
|2007||Goodwood Saints||19.16 (130)||Gaza||11.7 (73)||Thebarton Oval|
|2008||Goodwood Saints||13.9 (87)||Salisbury North||9.4 (58)||Thebarton Oval|
|2009||Goodwood Saints||11.13 (79)||Henley||8.12 (60)||Thebarton Oval|
|2010||Henley||11.6 (72)||Sacred Heart OC||7.5 (47)||Thebarton Oval|
|2011||Gaza||10.13 (73)||Sacred Heart||9.15 (69)||Thebarton Oval|
|2012||St.Peters||15.13 (103)||Henley||13.15 (93)||Adelaide Airport Stadium|
|2013||Rostrevor||17.9 (111)||Salisbury North||10.9 (69)||Adelaide Airport Stadium|
The following table summarises the member clubs of the league for the 2014 season.
|Club||Divisions / Grades||Website||Nickname||Founded||Joined|
|Adelaide Lutheran||5, 5R, C3||http://www.alfc.com.au/||Bulldogs||1969||1985|
|Adelaide University||1, 1R, 7, 7R, C1, C2, C4||http://www.bobneil.com/||Blacks||1906||1911|
|Angle Vale||7, 7R||http://freeteams.net/anglevalefootballclub/||Owls||1998||2007|
|Athelstone||3, 3R, C2||http://www.athelstonefc.org.au/||Raggies||1904||1996|
|Blackfriars Old Scholars||6, 6R||http://www.bosfc.com/||Hounds||2005||2006|
|Brahma Lodge||5, 5R||http://brahmalodgefc.sportzvault.com/||Tigers||1962||1996|
|Broadview||2, 2R, C2, U18R||http://www.broadviewfc.com.au/||Tigers||1928||1964|
|CBC Old Collegians||5, 5R, C3||http://www.cbcoc.com.au/||Dolphins||1978||1978|
|Central United||6, 6R||http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=cufc||Bulldogs||1962||1995|
|Colonel Light Gardens||5, 5R, 8R||http://www.clgfc.org.au||Lions||1931||1931|
|Eastern Park||4, 4R, C4, U18R||http://www.epfc.com.au/||Demons||1962||1995|
|Elizabeth||5, 5R, C2||http://www.elizabetheagles.com.au/||Eagles||1956||1995|
|Fitzroy||6, 6R, C2, U18Y||http://www.fitzroyfc.com.au/||Lions||1987||1987|
|Flinders Park||2, 2R, 7, U18Y||http://www.flindersparkfc.com.au/||Reds||1927||1933|
|Gaza||1, 1R, C1, C7||http://www.gaza.com.au/football.html||Eagles||1921||1962|
|Gepps Cross||2, 2R, C1||http://geppscross.homestead.com/||Rams||1952||1984|
|Glenunga||4, 4R, C4||http://glenungafc.com.au||Rams||1954||1960|
|Golden Grove||4, 4R, 8, 8R, U18R||http://www.ggfc.com.au/||Kookaburras||1995||1996|
|Goodwood Saints||1, 1R, C1, C7, U18Y||http://www.goodwoodsaints.com.au/||Saints||1985||1985|
|Hectorville||4, 4R, C4||http://saafl.asn.au/stats/clubs.php?cName=Hectorville||Hounds||1961||1990|
|Henley||1, 1R, 7, 7R, U18Y||http://www.henleysharks.com.au||Sharks||1906||1920|
|Hope Valley||4, 4R, C2, U18R||http://saafl.asn.au/stats/clubs.php?cName=Hope%20Valley||Demons||1906||1987|
|Houghton Districts||7, 7R||http://www.hdfcraiders.com.au/||Raiders||1995||1995|
|Ingle Farm||6, 6R, C4, U18R||http://www.inglefarm.org.au/snr_football.htm||Bulldogs||1968||1989|
|Kenilworth||4, 4R, C3, C7||http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=kfc||Kookaburras||1907||1924|
|Kilburn||3, 3R, C7||http://www.kfcc.com.au/||Knights||1923||1958|
|Lockleys||6, 6R, C4||http://www.lockleysfc.com.au/||Demons||1951||1986|
|Mawson Lakes||6, 6R, C4||http://www.mawsonlakesfc.com.au/||Saints||1978||1993|
|Mitcham||3, 3R, C3||http://www.mitchamfootballclub.websyte.com.au/||Hawks||1908||1968|
|Modbury||3, 3R, 7, 7R, C4, U18R||http://www.modburyhawks.org.au||Hawks||1862||1988|
|North Haven||5, 5R, 8, 8R, U18Y||North Haven Facebook||Magpies||1935||1980|
|North Pines||7, 7R||North Pines MySpace||Redbacks||1993||1993|
|Old Ignatians||3, 3R, C1||http://www.oifc.com.au/||Iggies||1972||1972|
|Para Hills||5, 5R, C4||http://www.phfc.com.au/||Big Reds||1974||1995|
|Payneham Norwood Union||2, 2R, 8, 8R, U18R||http://www.paynehamfalcons.com.au/home.html||Falcons||1995||1996|
|Pembroke OS||3, 3R, C3||http://www.pembroke.sa.edu.au/page.php?section=517||Kings||1932||1932|
|PHOS Camden||2, 2R, C1, U18Y||http://www.phantomsfc.com.au/||Phantoms||1994||1994|
|Plympton||3, 3R, C2, U18Y||http://www.plymptonbulldogs.com.au/||Bulldogs||1937||1996|
|Pooraka||4, 4R, C4||http://www.poorakafc.com.au/||Bulls||1920||1996|
|Port District||1, 1R, C1, U18Y||http://www.pdfc.com.au||Magpies||1979||1984|
|Portland||1, 1R, C2, U18Y||http://home.iprimus.com.au/aurbow/||Thunder||1997||1997|
|Prince Alfred OC||2, 2R, 8, 8R, C3||http://www.paocfc.com/||Reds||1926||1926|
|Pulteney OS||4, 4R, C3||http://www.pulteney.sa.edu.au/posa/football.html||Navy Blues||1936||1936|
|Rosewater||6, 6R, C4,||http://www.rosewaterfc.com.au/||Bulldogs||1885||1949|
|Rostrevor OC||1, 1R, C1||http://www.rostrevor.sa.edu.au/flexipage.aspx?PageId=150||ROCS||1923||1974|
|Sacred Heart OC||2, 2R, 7, 7R, U18Y||http://www.shocfc.com/Football/Default.htm||SHOCs||1968||1968|
|Salisbury||3, 3R, 8, 8R, C7, U18R||http://freeteams.net/Salisburyfootballclub/index.html||Magpies||1883||1995|
|Salisbury North||1, 1R, C1, U18R||Salisbury North Facebook||Hawks||1953||1996|
|Salisbury West||4, 4R||Salisbury West Facebook||Tigers||1965||1970|
|Scotch OC||2, 2R, C3||http://www.scotchoc.com.au/?catalog_id=203&category_id=3211||None||1929||1929|
|Seaton Ramblers||3, 3R, C2||Seaton Ramblers Facebook||Rams||1958||1961|
|Smithfield||7, 7R, U18R||Smithfield Facebook||Panthers||1965||1995|
|SMOSH West Lakes||2, 2R, 7, 7R, U18Y||SMOSH West Lakes Facebook||Lions||1996||1996|
|St. Peters OC||1, 1R, C1||http://spocfc.com.au/||SPOCs||1928||1928|
|Tea Tree Gully||1, 1R, 8, 8R, U18R||http://www.gullies.com.au||Gullies||1862||1988|
|Trinity OS||5, 5R, C4||http://www.tosfc.com.au||Lions||2006||2006|
|Unley||3, 3R, C1, U18Y||http://unleyjets.com.au//||Jets||1970||1970|
|Walkerville Football Club||2, 2R, C1||http://www.walkervillefc.com.au/||Cats||1901||1936|
|West Croydon||6, 6R||West Croydon Facebook||Hawks||1961||1974|
|Westminster OS||5, 5R||Westminister OS Facebook||Dragons||1969||1969|
|Woodville South||4, 4R, C3, U18Y||Woodville South Facebook||Cats||1890||1979|
Violence and Abuse
The league received media publicity over a number of violent incidents occurring at matches programmed during season 2013. Some significant events include:
- May 25: An alleged fight involving up to 20 people in the car park at a match involving Smithfield and Ingle Farm.
- May 25: A Westminster Old Scholars player allegedly being attacked with a glass bottle during a match.
- June 1: A Central United player was banned for life following a 'disgusting' act where he smeared faeces on the door of the umpires' changeroom following a match against Blackfriars Old Scholars.
- June: One player was sentenced to 8 months jail following a "coward punch" against an opponent in a C2 Division match between Adelaide Lutheran and Seaton Ramblers.
- June 15: Aboriginal Salisbury North coach Eugene Warrior was racially abused by a Henley supporter.
- July 20: Two Smithfield players reported for striking a player and abusing umpires resulted in the Smithfield club being banned from the league.
- September 7: Police were called and the Division 7 Grand Final between Ingle Farm and Angle Vale was called off with 10 minutes remaining when a wild brawl broke out between spectators.
- September 27: A Salisbury North player was banned for life as a result of an incident in the Division 1 Grand Final. 2 other Salisbury North players were also suspended.
- Central United had 10 Category A reports during the season resulting in a combined total of 36 games and a life ban.
- Salisbury North had 8 suspensions for a total of 35 games.
- Salisbury West had to resort to punishing 3 players who abused umpires by forcing them to officiate games without pay.
- 2005 Div 4 Grand Final - Salisbury West forfeited promotion, had premiership points deducted for the following season and 5 players received a total of 38 games suspension following a violent incident during their heavy loss to Payneham Norwood Union.
- 2011 - Spectators at West Croydon were approached by Sex Workers during junior games to offer their services.
- May 19, 2012 - Police were called after a spectator wielded a knife and another used a broken beer bottle as a weapon in a scuffle against Trinity Old Scholars. Ingle Farm had to hire security guards and ban drinking in certain areas for their remaining home games for the season.
- June 10, 2012 - Three players were allegedly involved in an incident where their names were signed in permanent marker on a bar whilst representing the SAAFL in Tasmania as part of the Under-23 representative team.
- Smithfield were reinstated to the competition with stipulations around player behavior. An incident in its Under 18 team involving umpire abuse and intimidation resulted in that team being withdrawn, its coach being banned for 18 months, one player being suspended for 8 matches, 2 other players suspended for 4 and 2 games each, the club being fined $2,000, and the A-Grade and B-Grade teams being penalised 8 premiership points each.
- Central United were docked 9 premiership points as a result of a player being suspended for spitting at and striking another player in a game played on 19 July 2014 against Blackfriars Old Scholars.
- Salisbury and Ingle Farm's Under 18 teams were each penalized 6 premiership points for involvement in a melee.
- A North Pines player was suspended for 32 weeks, resulting in a life ban, for attempting to headbutt an umpire, threatening an umpire and racial vilification during a Division 7 Semi-Final against Adelaide University. The same game resulted in a forfeit when the North Pines team walked off the field in protest against three of its players being reported. The incident resulted in the coach being suspended for 12 months, every North Pines player suspended for 4 games (suspended until the end of 2017 season) and a $2000 fine for the North Pines club.
The league received media coverage in 2014 due to extreme scores in a number of games.
- Consideration was given to reorganising the divisional structure after Kilburn Football Club, in Division 3, was beaten by a combined 736 points in their first two games of the season, whilst forfeiting their B-Grade on the same two occasions. Kilburn later forfeited an A-Grade game against Salisbury when a few players misunderstood the start time and a few others could not find their way to the ground.
- Brahma Lodge were dropped from the Division 4 competition after losing a number of players.
- Mitchell Park and Flinders University were both reduced to one team each, with Flinders University taking the place of Mitchell Park's reserves in the Division 6 Reserves competition due to mass losses of players.
- Blackfriars Old Scholars set a new SAAFL record score when they posted 71.30 (460) in a 429 point win against Angle Vale in Division 6. This resulting in the Angle Vale coach, Peter McMillan, quitting the following Tuesday night at a crisis meeting and being replaced by the Reserves coach Rob Warren.
- Wingfield Royals forfeited a match in Division 7 against Smithfield on May 24 following 6 straight losses by an average of 198 points.
- Both Kilburn (in Division 3 against Pembroke Old Scholars) and Angle Vale (in Division 6 against Ingle Farm) forfeited their A-Grade games on July 5.
- Salisbury West requested to be dropped down 2 divisions from Division 3 to Division 5 due to losing more than half their squad when they did not pay them for the second half of the 2014 season.
An attempt to oust then President Gino Capogreco in October 2013 failed when the vote was defeated at an extraordinary meeting of the league. Mr. Capogreco was accused of altering a document and physically threatening a board member. Mr. Capogreco was later defeated at the following AGM.
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