St George AFC

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This article is about the Australian rules football club. For the Isle of Man association football club, see St Georges A.F.C.
St George AFC
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Names
Full name St George Australian Football Club
Club details
Founded 1929
Colours      Red and      White
Competition Sydney AFL
Ground(s) Olds Park
Other information
Official website St George AFC official website
Guernsey:
St George Dragons Jumper.jpg

St George Australian Football Club Inc is an Australian Football club competing in the Sydney AFL Premier League and based in Sydney area of St George, New South Wales. At one stage affiliated with the Adelaide Crows football club, but they have reverted to their traditional Red and White colours in 2009. They are known as the Dragons.

History[edit]

The club formed in 1929. Their home ground is Olds Park, Penshurst. St George have been successful in recent seasons, including grand final appearances in 2004 and 2007 but the club is still aiming for their first premiership since 1993 after defeat in both those grand finals.

Based on market feedback and old colleagues/members requests, the Club Executive confirmed the Club in season 2009, would return to its original colours, Red & White, identified as the St George Dragons. When the Club changed its name in 2001, to St George Crows, to align itself with Adelaide Crows AFL Club, became a disaster and split the Club whereby, support from old players and supporters dropped off dramatically. This change back to St George Dragons, has allowed it to identify with the long established name, Dragons, identified with St George area, residents and businesses.

Famous players[edit]

The club produced Nick Davis for the Sydney Swans in the Australian Football League.

Mark Roberts who played with Sydney,Brisbane Bears and won a premiership with Nth Melbourne was also from St George. Both Mark Roberts and Nick Davis played their junior football with Ramsgate JAFC.

Dylan Addison is currently playing in the AFL with the Western Bulldogs. Dylan Addison's junior club was Bankstown.

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