1979 SANFL season

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1979 SANFL season
Teams10
PremiersPort Adelaide
(25th premiership)
Minor premiersCentral District
(1st minor premiership)
Matches played116
Attendance1,042,254 (8,985 per match)
Highest attendance50,428 (Grand Final, Port Adelaide vs. South Adelaide)
Ken Farmer MedallistGlynn Hewitt
Woodville (83 Goals)
Magarey MedallistJohn Duckworth
Central District (44 votes)
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The 1979 South Australian National Football League season was the 100th season of the top-level Australian rules football competition in South Australia.

The final five was Central Districts, Port Adelaide, South Adelaide, Norwood and Woodville. Woodville was competing in the finals for the first time, but lost the Elimination Final to Norwood. Central Districts won their first minor premiership, but lost both its finals, first to Port then to South.

Ladder[edit]

1979 SANFL Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA % PTS
1 Central District 22 15 6 1 2304 2116 52.13 31
2 Port Adelaide (P) 22 14 8 0 2112 1892 52.75 28
3 South Adelaide 22 14 8 0 2052 1956 51.20 28
4 Norwood 22 11 11 0 2339 1966 54.33 22
5 Woodville 22 10 12 0 2131 2043 51.05 20
6 North Adelaide 22 10 12 0 2134 2360 47.49 20
7 Glenelg 22 9 12 1 2111 2184 49.15 19
8 West Torrens 22 9 12 1 1959 2267 46.36 19
9 Sturt 22 9 13 0 2131 2331 47.76 18
10 West Adelaide 22 7 14 1 2244 2402 48.30 15
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, (P) = Premiers [1]

Finals series[edit]

Grand Final[edit]

1979 SANFL Grand Final
Sunday, 30 September (2:10pm) Port Adelaide def. South Adelaide Football Park (crowd: 50,428)
5.0 (30)
5.3 (33)
9.7 (61)
 9.9 (63)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
0.0 (0)
3.7 (25)
3.8 (26)
 3.14 (32)

This is South Adelaide's last grand final appearance to date.

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