Sports Association for Adelaide Schools

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The Sports Association for Adelaide Schools (formerly the Independent Schools Sports Association of South Australia or ISSA) is a group of schools in South Australia involved in a variety of sporting and cultural activities.

Controversy[edit]

The football competition came to media attention in March 2011 when it was reported that schools were offering scholarships to lure the top footballers from rival schools since the introduction of premiership tables.[1] The scholarships ensured the players were obliged to play for their schools, rather than within the SANFL, the peak football competition in South Australia.

This issue came to further media attention in August 2013 when it was reported that Cory Gregson, a player within the Sacred Heart first XVIII was not permitted to make his League debut with the Glenelg Football Club due to being a required player for his school team.[2]

Current member schools[edit]

The current members of SAAS are:[3]

School
Location
Enrolment
Founded
Type
Denomination
Boys/Girls
Day/Boarding
School Colours
Adelaide High School Adelaide 1200 1908 Public N/A Boys & Girls Day Black & Silver Grey
Blackfriars Priory School Prospect >1000 1953 Independent Roman Catholic Boys Day Black, Blue & White
Cabra Dominican College Cumberland Park ~1100 1886 Independent Roman Catholic Boys & Girls Day Rust, Gold, Black & White
Cardijn College Noarlunga Downs 880 1984 Independent Roman Catholic Boys & Girls Day Maroon, Blue & Gold
Christian Brothers College Adelaide 800 1878 Independent Roman Catholic Boys Day Purple & White
Concordia College Highgate 700 1890 Independent Lutheran Boys & Girls Day Blue & Gold
Gleeson College Golden Grove 700 1989 Independent Roman Catholic Boys & Girls Day Maroon and White
Glenunga International High School Glenunga 1230 1903 Public N/A Boys & Girls Day Blue & Gold
Immanuel College Novar Gardens 800 1895 Independent Lutheran Boys & Girls Day & Boarding Blue, Gold & White
Marryatville High School Marryatville 1400 1877 Public N/A Boys & Girls Day Navy, Sky Blue & White
Mercedes College Springfield 1954 Independent Roman Catholic Boys & Girls Day Green & Gold
Nazareth Catholic College Flinders Park ~940 2007 Independent Roman Catholic Boys & Girls Day Old Gold, Charcoal & Cream
Norwood Morialta High School Magill & Rostrevor 1400 1910 Public N/A Boys & Girls Day Blue, Gold & Red
Pedare Christian College Golden Grove 1100 1986 Independent Anglican and Uniting Church Boys & Girls Day Blue, Red and White
Pembroke School Kensington Park 1545 1915 Independent Non-denominational Boys & Girls Day & Boarding Royal Blue, Green & Gold
Prince Alfred College Kent Town 1000 1869 Independent Uniting Church Boys Day & Boarding Red & White
Pulteney Grammar School Adelaide ~820 1847 Independent Anglican Boys & Girls Day Navy Blue, White & Gold
Rostrevor College Woodforde 1140 1923 Independent Roman Catholic Boys Day & Boarding Red & Black
Sacred Heart College, Adelaide Somerton Park 950 1897 Independent Roman Catholic Boys & Girls Day & Boarding Dark Blue & Light Blue
Sacred Heart College Middle School Mitchell Park 480 1967 Independent Roman Catholic Boys Day Dark Blue & Light Blue
St Andrew's School
(Primary only)
Walkerville ? 1850 Independent Anglican Boys & Girls Day Blue & White
St Ignatius' College Athelstone 1386 1951 Independent Roman Catholic Boys & Girls Day Blue, Red & Yellow
St John's Grammar School Belair 1200 1958 Independent Anglican Boys & Girls Day Blue, Gold, Maroon
St Michael's College Henley Beach 1200 1954 Independent Roman Catholic Boys & Girls Day Maroon, Blue & Gold
St Paul's College Gilles Plains 600 1958 Independent Roman Catholic Boys Day Black & Gold
St Peter's College Hackney 1150 1847 Independent Anglican Boys Day & Boarding Blue & White
Scotch College Torrens Park 850 1919 Independent Uniting Church Boys & Girls Day & Boarding Blue & Gold
Trinity College Gawler 3500 1984 Independent Anglican Boys & Girls Day & Boarding Navy, Red & Gold
Unley High School Netherby 1300 1910 Public N/A Boys & Girls Day Light & Dark Blue
Westminster School Marion 1100 1961 Independent Uniting Church Boys & Girls Day & Boarding Green
Woodcroft College Morphett Vale 1989 Independent Anglican Boys & Girls Day Blue, Gold & Red

Sports[edit]

Sports which are currently part of the program:[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bednall, Jai (23 March 2011). "Footy feud: Elite Schools v SANFL". The Advertiser (Adelaide). Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Morgan, Kym (7 August 2013). "No Hard Feelings From Club as College Lays Claim to Star". Guardian Messenger. p. 52. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Member Schools, ISSA (SA), 2009-06-06.
  4. ^ Sports programs, ISSA(SA), 2009-06-06.

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