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SANFL - KEY FACTS

Official name
South Australian National Football League

Known as
SANFL

Duration
–2022

Affiliated competitions (Current)
Premiership Season -2022; Women's Reserves (Development League) 2022; Women's Premiership Season 2017-2022; Under 16s 2009-2022; Under 18s 2009-2022; Reserves 1906-2022

Affiliated competitions (Historical)
Wartime League 1942-1944


Premiership season

Official Name
SANFL Premiership season

Duration
–2022

Affiliated clubs (Current)
Port Adelaide Magpies (SA) -2022; South Adelaide (SA) -2022; Norwood (SA) -2022; North Adelaide (SA) -2022; West Adelaide (SA) 1897-2022; Sturt (SA) 1901-2022; Glenelg (SA) 1921-2022; Central District (SA) 1964-2022; Woodville West Torrens (SA) 1991-2022; Adelaide Reserves (SA) 2014-2022

Affiliated clubs (Historical)
Bankers (SA) ; Kensington (SA) -; South Park (SA) -; Victorian (SA) -; Adelaide (Original) (SA) -1893; Woodville (Original) (SA) ; Royal Park (Original) (SA) ; Gawler (SA) -1890; North Adelaide (Hotham) (SA) -; West Torrens (SA) 1895-1990; Woodville (SA) 1964-1990

Affiliated grounds (Current)
Adelaide Oval; Alberton Oval; Bennett Oval; Centenary Oval; Elizabeth Oval; Glenelg Oval; Loxton Oval; Noarlunga Oval; Norwood Oval; Prospect Oval; Richmond Oval; Unley Oval; Woodville Oval

Affiliated grounds (Historical)
Adelaide Showground; Balaklava Oval; Berri; Bordertown Oval; Christies Beach; Clare Oval; Encounter Bay; Flemington; Football Park; Gawler; Geraldton; Hands Oval; Hindmarsh Stadium; Jubilee Oval; Kadina Oval; Kensington Oval; Lameroo; Mannum Oval; Moonta; Mount Gambier; Mount Pleasant; Murray Bridge; Naracorte; Nurioopta; Penola; Port Augusta; Port Pirie Memorial Oval; Richmond Paddock; S.C.G.; Strathalbyn Oval; TBA; Thebarton Oval; Victor Harbor Oval; Waikerie

1953 SANFL Premiership season

 
 

The SANFL (South Australian National Football League) is the premier League and governing body for Australian Football in South Australia. Originally formed as the South Australian Football Association (SAFA) on 30 April 1877, the SANFL is the oldest surviving football league of any code in Australia and one of the oldest football competitions in the world. The 'home and away' season is played over 23 weeks from April to September. The top five teams then play off in a final series culminating in the grand final for the Thomas Seymour Hill Premiership Trophy.

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1953 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 Port Adelaide 18 15 3 0 1669 1161 58.98 30
2 West Torrens 18 15 3 0 1822 1305 58.27 30
3 Norwood 18 10 8 0 1609 1497 51.80 20
4 Glenelg 18 9 9 0 1701 1552 52.29 18
5 North Adelaide 18 8 10 0 1465 1518 49.11 16
6 West Adelaide 18 5 13 0 1372 1546 47.02 10
7 Sturt 18 5 13 0 1505 1885 44.40 10
8 South Adelaide 18 5 13 0 1170 1849 38.76 10
  H&A 72 72 72 0 12313 12313 50.00 144
  Finals 4 4 4 0 643 643 50.00 8
  Total 76 76 76 0 12956 12956 50.00 152

1953 Round by Round

Round 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 1SF | 2SF | PF | GF

Round 1[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Norwood4.46.58.99.11 65 Sat 25-Apr-1953 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
West Torrens3.35.67.1112.17 89 West Torrens won by 24 points
Glenelg5.59.913.1020.18 138 Sat 25-Apr-1953 2:10 pm Kensington Oval 
South Adelaide4.38.511.811.8 74 Glenelg won by 64 points
Sturt1.63.88.109.10 64 Sat 25-Apr-1953 2:10 pm Unley Oval 
West Adelaide0.46.78.1110.16 76 West Adelaide won by 12 points
North Adelaide2.44.67.117.14 56 Sat 25-Apr-1953 2:10 pm Prospect Oval 
Port Adelaide1.52.115.148.15 63 Port Adelaide won by 7 points

Round 2[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide2.68.711.817.10 112 Sat 2-May-1953 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Sturt3.46.1215.1624.24 168 Sturt won by 56 points
Norwood4.48.911.1112.16 88 Sat 2-May-1953 2:10 pm Norwood Oval 
North Adelaide1.33.74.146.19 55 Norwood won by 33 points
West Torrens2.16.27.48.6 54 Sat 2-May-1953 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval 
Port Adelaide3.36.59.912.16 88 Port Adelaide won by 34 points
Glenelg3.19.214.817.12 114 Sat 2-May-1953 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval 
West Adelaide1.42.74.144.17 41 Glenelg won by 73 points

Round 3[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
West Adelaide2.53.66.79.8 62 Sat 9-May-1953 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
South Adelaide5.49.611.1014.15 99 South Adelaide won by 37 points
Sturt0.66.69.1310.16 76 Sat 9-May-1953 2:10 pm Unley Oval 
Glenelg5.89.1212.1517.21 123 Glenelg won by 47 points
North Adelaide5.08.312.715.9 99 Sat 9-May-1953 2:10 pm Prospect Oval 
West Torrens1.99.1313.1518.19 127 West Torrens won by 28 points
Port Adelaide2.55.109.1310.16 76 Sat 9-May-1953 2:10 pm Alberton Oval 
Norwood0.23.58.812.13 85 Norwood won by 9 points

Round 4[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide2.34.59.612.6 78 Sat 16-May-1953 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
West Torrens2.06.69.1015.17 107 West Torrens won by 29 points
Glenelg5.711.813.1619.19 133 Sat 16-May-1953 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval 
North Adelaide3.34.77.711.12 78 Glenelg won by 55 points
Port Adelaide2.17.1111.1517.22 124 Sat 16-May-1953 2:10 pm Alberton Oval 
Sturt6.48.510.913.10 88 Port Adelaide won by 36 points
Norwood2.04.17.311.6 72 Sat 16-May-1953 2:10 pm Kensington Oval 
West Adelaide1.53.96.139.17 71 Norwood won by 1 point

Round 5[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
West Adelaide2.56.59.712.12 84 Sat 23-May-1953 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
North Adelaide5.76.89.1310.16 76 West Adelaide won by 8 points
West Torrens3.310.711.1218.23 131 Sat 23-May-1953 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval 
Sturt5.35.47.97.13 55 West Torrens won by 76 points
Norwood3.37.1112.1415.22 112 Sat 23-May-1953 2:10 pm Norwood Oval 
Glenelg6.38.512.815.10 100 Norwood won by 12 points
Port Adelaide5.58.719.1123.17 155 Sat 23-May-1953 2:10 pm Alberton Oval 
South Adelaide0.21.32.43.7 25 Port Adelaide won by 130 points

Round 6[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide2.33.54.77.10 52 Sat 30-May-1953 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
North Adelaide3.45.79.814.11 95 North Adelaide won by 43 points
West Torrens2.55.97.1615.19 109 Sat 30-May-1953 2:10 pm Kensington Oval 
West Adelaide3.17.39.713.9 87 West Torrens won by 22 points
Sturt2.44.79.1310.15 75 Sat 30-May-1953 2:10 pm Unley Oval 
Norwood4.49.713.916.12 108 Norwood won by 33 points
Port Adelaide2.104.157.1613.18 96 Tue 2-Jun-1953 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Glenelg1.43.66.810.11 71 Port Adelaide won by 25 points

Round 7[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
West Adelaide1.42.66.87.10 52 Sat 6-Jun-1953 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Port Adelaide3.47.89.1112.16 88 Port Adelaide won by 36 points
North Adelaide6.510.916.1119.14 128 Sat 6-Jun-1953 2:10 pm Prospect Oval 
Sturt3.65.117.1513.20 98 North Adelaide won by 30 points
Glenelg2.23.48.612.11 83 Sat 6-Jun-1953 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval 
West Torrens3.38.512.914.13 97 West Torrens won by 14 points
Norwood7.616.1119.2522.29 161 Sat 6-Jun-1953 2:10 pm Norwood Oval 
South Adelaide1.13.13.17.3 45 Norwood won by 116 points

Round 8[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide5.37.410.712.12 84 Sat 13-Jun-1953 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Sturt2.36.79.1210.15 75 South Adelaide won by 9 points
West Torrens3.44.67.910.10 70 Sat 13-Jun-1953 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval 
Port Adelaide2.26.107.1113.20 98 Port Adelaide won by 28 points
Glenelg3.37.810.1212.16 88 Sat 13-Jun-1953 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval 
West Adelaide2.36.39.713.9 87 Glenelg won by 1 point
Norwood2.37.109.1215.15 105 Sat 13-Jun-1953 2:10 pm S.C.G. 
North Adelaide3.26.413.1019.15 129 North Adelaide won by 24 points

Round 9[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
West Adelaide4.36.48.1110.17 77 Sat 20-Jun-1953 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Sturt3.05.28.513.10 88 Sturt won by 11 points
Glenelg4.44.99.1314.16 100 Sat 20-Jun-1953 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval 
South Adelaide1.13.64.86.12 48 Glenelg won by 52 points
Norwood4.17.810.1014.12 96 Sat 20-Jun-1953 2:10 pm Norwood Oval 
West Torrens1.63.78.1012.11 83 Norwood won by 13 points
Port Adelaide2.36.78.814.13 97 Sat 20-Jun-1953 2:10 pm Alberton Oval 
North Adelaide3.33.38.68.6 54 Port Adelaide won by 43 points

Round 10[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
West Adelaide2.36.107.1514.21 105 Sat 27-Jun-1953 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Glenelg4.29.216.719.13 127 Glenelg won by 22 points
Port Adelaide4.64.89.1411.15 81 Sat 27-Jun-1953 2:10 pm Alberton Oval 
West Torrens1.36.77.713.11 89 West Torrens won by 8 points
North Adelaide5.26.38.312.6 78 Sat 27-Jun-1953 2:10 pm Prospect Oval 
Norwood1.35.35.118.14 62 North Adelaide won by 16 points
Sturt5.48.512.1314.14 98 Sat 27-Jun-1953 2:10 pm Unley Oval 
South Adelaide1.28.310.313.4 82 Sturt won by 16 points

Round 11[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide2.25.85.106.13 49 Sat 4-Jul-1953 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
West Adelaide3.108.1119.1323.17 155 West Adelaide won by 106 points
Glenelg3.74.104.148.18 66 Sat 4-Jul-1953 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval 
Sturt1.18.89.1114.16 100 Sturt won by 34 points
West Torrens2.44.107.1314.16 100 Sat 4-Jul-1953 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval 
North Adelaide3.23.44.95.12 42 West Torrens won by 58 points
Norwood2.24.58.911.12 78 Sat 4-Jul-1953 2:10 pm Norwood Oval 
Port Adelaide2.38.810.813.10 88 Port Adelaide won by 10 points

Round 12[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Sturt6.46.410.714.11 95 Sat 25-Jul-1953 2:10 pm Unley Oval 
Port Adelaide0.37.1110.1514.19 103 Port Adelaide won by 8 points
Norwood3.23.34.68.6 54 Sat 25-Jul-1953 2:10 pm Norwood Oval 
West Adelaide0.33.65.98.17 65 West Adelaide won by 11 points
West Torrens4.36.1110.1812.20 92 Sat 25-Jul-1953 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval 
South Adelaide0.51.143.217.25 67 West Torrens won by 25 points
North Adelaide3.39.914.1117.12 114 Sat 25-Jul-1953 2:10 pm Prospect Oval 
Glenelg2.35.58.813.11 89 North Adelaide won by 25 points

Round 13[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide1.11.36.67.7 49 Sat 1-Aug-1953 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Port Adelaide2.24.77.811.13 79 Port Adelaide won by 30 points
West Torrens7.411.1014.1419.25 139 Sat 1-Aug-1953 2:10 pm Kensington Oval 
Sturt2.33.58.88.9 57 West Torrens won by 82 points
Glenelg4.710.914.1116.12 108 Sat 1-Aug-1953 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval 
Norwood5.210.214.417.8 110 Norwood won by 2 points
North Adelaide6.111.213.515.6 96 Sat 1-Aug-1953 2:10 pm Prospect Oval 
West Adelaide1.24.57.88.11 59 North Adelaide won by 37 points

Round 14[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide4.47.49.610.8 68 Sat 8-Aug-1953 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
North Adelaide1.34.56.69.11 65 South Adelaide won by 3 points
West Torrens4.17.48.613.12 90 Sat 8-Aug-1953 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval 
West Adelaide2.22.54.76.8 44 West Torrens won by 46 points
Port Adelaide3.15.710.1211.15 81 Sat 8-Aug-1953 2:10 pm Alberton Oval 
Glenelg6.27.49.514.9 93 Glenelg won by 12 points
Norwood2.16.710.1414.17 101 Sat 8-Aug-1953 2:10 pm Norwood Oval 
Sturt4.210.412.412.8 80 Norwood won by 21 points

Round 15[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide1.33.36.99.12 66 Sat 15-Aug-1953 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Norwood0.33.75.77.11 53 South Adelaide won by 13 points
Port Adelaide2.32.68.1410.16 76 Sat 15-Aug-1953 2:10 pm Alberton Oval 
West Adelaide1.11.52.64.11 35 Port Adelaide won by 41 points
Sturt2.12.38.79.8 62 Sat 15-Aug-1953 2:10 pm Unley Oval 
North Adelaide2.07.28.311.5 71 North Adelaide won by 9 points
West Torrens6.47.411.914.9 93 Sat 15-Aug-1953 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval 
Glenelg1.25.156.167.19 61 West Torrens won by 32 points

Round 16[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide1.35.107.1110.16 76 Sat 22-Aug-1953 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Glenelg0.41.85.108.17 65 South Adelaide won by 11 points
North Adelaide4.45.46.510.8 68 Sat 22-Aug-1953 2:10 pm Kensington Oval 
Port Adelaide4.38.610.913.14 92 Port Adelaide won by 24 points
West Torrens4.55.810.1713.21 99 Sat 22-Aug-1953 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval 
Norwood3.27.48.68.13 61 West Torrens won by 38 points
West Adelaide1.18.29.213.4 82 Sat 22-Aug-1953 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Sturt1.14.49.1112.11 83 Sturt won by 1 point

Round 17[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
West Adelaide3.45.77.1410.19 79 Sat 29-Aug-1953 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
West Torrens3.39.812.1314.16 100 West Torrens won by 21 points
Norwood4.69.915.1418.17 125 Sat 29-Aug-1953 2:10 pm Norwood Oval 
Sturt2.35.77.811.13 79 Norwood won by 46 points
Glenelg2.14.54.84.13 37 Sat 29-Aug-1953 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval 
Port Adelaide3.08.210.912.16 88 Port Adelaide won by 51 points
North Adelaide1.54.126.1511.19 85 Sat 29-Aug-1953 2:10 pm Prospect Oval 
South Adelaide2.33.54.74.10 34 North Adelaide won by 51 points

Round 18[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
West Adelaide5.110.714.916.15 111 Sat 5-Sep-1953 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Norwood4.56.88.1210.13 73 West Adelaide won by 38 points
North Adelaide1.15.77.810.16 76 Sat 5-Sep-1953 2:10 pm Kensington Oval 
Glenelg5.37.512.716.9 105 Glenelg won by 29 points
Sturt0.05.96.99.10 64 Sat 5-Sep-1953 2:10 pm Unley Oval 
West Torrens8.910.1018.1822.21 153 West Torrens won by 89 points
Port Adelaide7.97.911.1813.18 96 Sat 5-Sep-1953 2:10 pm Alberton Oval 
South Adelaide0.14.35.39.8 62 Port Adelaide won by 34 points

1953 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 Port Adelaide 18 15 3 0 1669 1161 58.98 30
2 West Torrens 18 15 3 0 1822 1305 58.27 30
3 Norwood 18 10 8 0 1609 1497 51.80 20
4 Glenelg 18 9 9 0 1701 1552 52.29 18
5 North Adelaide 18 8 10 0 1465 1518 49.11 16
6 West Adelaide 18 5 13 0 1372 1546 47.02 10
7 Sturt 18 5 13 0 1505 1885 44.40 10
8 South Adelaide 18 5 13 0 1170 1849 38.76 10
  H&A 72 72 72 0 12313 12313 50.00 144
  Finals 4 4 4 0 643 643 50.00 8
  Total 76 76 76 0 12956 12956 50.00 152

First Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Norwood4.38.412.512.6 78 Sat 12-Sep-1953 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval26,681
Glenelg2.47.59.915.12 102 Glenelg won by 24 points

Second Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Port Adelaide5.56.67.77.8 50 Sat 19-Sep-1953 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval25,933
West Torrens0.01.38.315.6 96 West Torrens won by 46 points

Preliminary Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Port Adelaide6.712.1214.1617.22 124 Sat 26-Sep-1953 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval32,270
Glenelg1.25.49.109.12 66 Port Adelaide won by 58 points

Grand Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
West Torrens3.36.87.109.13 67 Sat 3-Oct-1953 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval42,949
Port Adelaide4.36.78.108.12 60 West Torrens won by 7 points

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.