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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

1959 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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1959 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 Port Adelaide 18 17 1 0 1935 1213 61.47 34
2 West Adelaide 18 12 6 0 1864 1335 58.27 24
3 Sturt 18 10 8 0 1798 1663 51.95 20
4 Glenelg 18 10 8 0 1709 1738 49.58 20
5 West Torrens 18 9 9 0 1528 1525 50.05 18
6 Norwood 18 7 11 0 1552 1717 47.48 14
7 North Adelaide 18 4 14 0 1340 1783 42.91 8
8 South Adelaide 18 3 15 0 1217 1969 38.20 6
  H&A 72 72 72 0 12943 12943 50.00 144
  Finals 4 4 4 0 715 715 50.00 8
  Total 76 76 76 0 13658 13658 50.00 152

1959 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
South Adelaide3.25.57.710.12 72 Sat 25-Apr-1959 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
West Torrens1.14.87.108.17 65 South Adelaide won by 7 points
Sturt0.18.89.1117.18 120 Sat 25-Apr-1959 2:10 pm Unley Oval 
Glenelg2.95.1011.1213.14 92 Sturt won by 28 points
West Adelaide3.65.611.1012.11 83 Sat 25-Apr-1959 2:10 pm Richmond Oval 
Port Adelaide1.09.119.1310.19 79 West Adelaide won by 4 points
North Adelaide5.55.87.1011.16 82 Sat 25-Apr-1959 2:10 pm Prospect Oval 
Norwood1.22.45.77.9 51 North Adelaide won by 31 points

Round 2[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
West Adelaide5.36.711.1214.18 102 Sat 2-May-1959 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
North Adelaide3.57.67.910.13 73 West Adelaide won by 29 points
West Torrens3.38.812.1020.23 143 Sat 2-May-1959 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval 
Sturt2.26.38.59.5 59 West Torrens won by 84 points
Port Adelaide4.39.714.1022.14 146 Sat 2-May-1959 2:10 pm Kensington Oval 
Norwood3.55.97.107.11 53 Port Adelaide won by 93 points
Glenelg6.36.411.713.11 89 Sat 2-May-1959 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval 
South Adelaide2.26.47.59.8 62 Glenelg won by 27 points

Round 3[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide1.53.107.109.17 71 Sat 9-May-1959 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Sturt5.09.1114.2018.23 131 Sturt won by 60 points
Norwood2.13.36.98.12 60 Sat 9-May-1959 2:10 pm Norwood Oval 
West Adelaide4.39.411.719.10 124 West Adelaide won by 64 points
Port Adelaide3.63.115.177.20 62 Sat 9-May-1959 2:10 pm Alberton Oval 
North Adelaide0.23.64.85.12 42 Port Adelaide won by 20 points
Glenelg1.24.55.511.7 73 Sat 9-May-1959 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval 
West Torrens5.37.512.1414.15 99 West Torrens won by 26 points

Round 4[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Port Adelaide5.69.1112.1414.16 100 Sat 16-May-1959 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
West Torrens0.32.67.88.10 58 Port Adelaide won by 42 points
North Adelaide1.26.57.712.10 82 Sat 16-May-1959 2:10 pm Prospect Oval 
Sturt8.610.714.1216.17 113 Sturt won by 31 points
Norwood0.65.108.1311.17 83 Sat 16-May-1959 2:10 pm Norwood Oval 
Glenelg2.56.713.1013.14 92 Glenelg won by 9 points
West Adelaide4.36.712.1415.16 106 Sat 16-May-1959 2:10 pm Richmond Oval 
South Adelaide4.45.96.117.13 55 West Adelaide won by 51 points

Round 5[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide2.06.47.48.4 52 Sat 23-May-1959 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Port Adelaide1.17.911.920.15 135 Port Adelaide won by 83 points
Sturt8.312.516.1123.15 153 Sat 23-May-1959 2:10 pm Unley Oval 
Norwood2.26.39.613.8 86 Sturt won by 67 points
North Adelaide3.74.138.208.27 75 Sat 23-May-1959 2:10 pm Kensington Oval 
Glenelg10.213.514.715.8 98 Glenelg won by 23 points
West Torrens1.13.46.710.7 67 Sat 23-May-1959 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval 
West Adelaide3.34.46.97.12 54 West Torrens won by 13 points

Round 6[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide3.47.77.107.11 53 Sat 30-May-1959 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Norwood1.32.86.149.26 80 Norwood won by 27 points
Port Adelaide3.48.813.1516.19 115 Sat 30-May-1959 2:10 pm Alberton Oval 
Glenelg1.03.48.713.8 86 Port Adelaide won by 29 points
West Torrens3.210.715.1021.17 143 Sat 30-May-1959 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval 
North Adelaide3.23.34.58.10 58 West Torrens won by 85 points
West Adelaide3.26.36.511.11 77 Sat 30-May-1959 2:10 pm Richmond Oval 
Sturt0.10.95.165.17 47 West Adelaide won by 30 points

Round 7[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Sturt4.46.610.814.11 95 Sat 6-Jun-1959 2:10 pm Unley Oval 
Port Adelaide4.510.1112.1618.17 125 Port Adelaide won by 30 points
North Adelaide4.75.108.169.19 73 Sat 6-Jun-1959 2:10 pm Prospect Oval 
South Adelaide3.18.511.1316.16 112 South Adelaide won by 39 points
West Adelaide5.49.612.1016.15 111 Sat 6-Jun-1959 2:10 pm Richmond Oval 
Glenelg2.33.47.911.14 80 West Adelaide won by 31 points
Norwood3.88.1315.1417.17 119 Sat 6-Jun-1959 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
West Torrens4.07.610.713.8 86 Norwood won by 33 points

Round 8[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
North Adelaide0.24.66.810.14 74 Sat 13-Jun-1959 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Norwood4.68.716.1120.14 134 Norwood won by 60 points
Glenelg2.19.59.713.9 87 Sat 13-Jun-1959 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval 
Sturt3.78.913.1119.24 138 Sturt won by 51 points
West Torrens2.55.97.119.13 67 Sat 13-Jun-1959 2:10 pm Kensington Oval 
South Adelaide6.16.37.78.10 58 West Torrens won by 9 points
Port Adelaide6.410.511.1012.14 86 Mon 15-Jun-1959 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
West Adelaide3.09.310.612.8 80 Port Adelaide won by 6 points

Round 9[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
West Torrens4.35.78.1012.15 87 Sat 20-Jun-1959 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Glenelg1.75.116.1814.21 105 Glenelg won by 18 points
West Adelaide7.210.1113.1419.17 131 Sat 20-Jun-1959 2:10 pm Kensington Oval 
Norwood7.28.711.1312.17 89 West Adelaide won by 42 points
North Adelaide0.33.115.157.17 59 Sat 20-Jun-1959 2:10 pm Prospect Oval 
Port Adelaide2.54.910.1513.19 97 Port Adelaide won by 38 points
Sturt2.38.1010.1210.16 76 Sat 20-Jun-1959 2:10 pm Unley Oval 
South Adelaide1.74.910.1614.19 103 South Adelaide won by 27 points

Round 10[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide5.47.79.910.10 70 Sat 4-Jul-1959 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
West Adelaide6.311.715.1219.21 135 West Adelaide won by 65 points
West Torrens3.34.38.410.5 65 Sat 4-Jul-1959 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval 
Port Adelaide2.09.711.820.12 132 Port Adelaide won by 67 points
Glenelg3.25.56.128.22 70 Sat 4-Jul-1959 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval 
Norwood3.46.1011.1012.12 84 Norwood won by 14 points
Sturt5.310.615.1618.18 126 Sat 4-Jul-1959 2:10 pm Unley Oval 
North Adelaide1.23.85.910.12 72 Sturt won by 54 points

Round 11[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
West Torrens6.66.1010.1113.14 92 Sat 11-Jul-1959 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Sturt2.56.814.1417.20 122 Sturt won by 30 points
South Adelaide3.25.58.1110.15 75 Sat 11-Jul-1959 2:10 pm Kensington Oval 
Glenelg5.710.1117.1225.15 165 Glenelg won by 90 points
West Adelaide3.104.1110.2311.25 91 Sat 11-Jul-1959 2:10 pm Richmond Oval 
North Adelaide0.22.84.99.14 68 West Adelaide won by 23 points
Port Adelaide3.56.711.1513.18 96 Sat 11-Jul-1959 2:10 pm Alberton Oval 
Norwood0.13.35.68.7 55 Port Adelaide won by 41 points

Round 12[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Norwood4.59.1114.1722.23 155 Sat 25-Jul-1959 2:10 pm Norwood Oval 
South Adelaide4.48.68.810.9 69 Norwood won by 86 points
Glenelg2.45.77.910.11 71 Sat 25-Jul-1959 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval 
Port Adelaide4.810.1514.1618.22 130 Port Adelaide won by 59 points
North Adelaide2.25.66.99.14 68 Sat 25-Jul-1959 2:10 pm Prospect Oval 
West Torrens5.310.512.617.7 109 West Torrens won by 41 points
Sturt6.28.1010.1413.15 93 Sat 25-Jul-1959 2:10 pm Unley Oval 
West Adelaide4.17.37.510.8 68 Sturt won by 25 points

Round 13[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Norwood3.310.1013.1414.17 101 Sat 1-Aug-1959 2:10 pm Kensington Oval 
Sturt2.53.87.1311.17 83 Norwood won by 18 points
Port Adelaide6.411.614.1216.12 108 Sat 1-Aug-1959 2:10 pm Alberton Oval 
South Adelaide1.05.45.414.5 89 Port Adelaide won by 19 points
Glenelg3.25.109.1213.16 94 Sat 1-Aug-1959 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval 
North Adelaide8.59.613.1213.14 92 Glenelg won by 2 points
West Adelaide0.18.911.1115.15 105 Sat 1-Aug-1959 2:10 pm Richmond Oval 
West Torrens4.04.15.46.5 41 West Adelaide won by 64 points

Round 14[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Glenelg3.24.69.1012.11 83 Sat 8-Aug-1959 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Sturt3.47.98.1116.15 111 Sturt won by 28 points
Port Adelaide2.55.1113.1414.17 101 Sat 8-Aug-1959 2:10 pm Alberton Oval 
West Adelaide3.15.55.69.10 64 Port Adelaide won by 37 points
West Torrens1.53.109.1111.20 86 Sat 8-Aug-1959 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval 
South Adelaide2.13.63.94.9 33 West Torrens won by 53 points
Norwood3.06.27.410.10 70 Sat 8-Aug-1959 2:10 pm Norwood Oval 
North Adelaide6.39.412.513.5 83 North Adelaide won by 13 points

Round 15[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide1.24.55.95.10 40 Sat 15-Aug-1959 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Sturt5.28.29.1210.16 76 Sturt won by 36 points
North Adelaide2.37.88.1013.13 91 Sat 15-Aug-1959 2:10 pm Prospect Oval 
West Adelaide5.77.711.1213.12 90 North Adelaide won by 1 point
West Torrens3.45.49.711.8 74 Sat 15-Aug-1959 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval 
Glenelg2.47.88.1113.13 91 Glenelg won by 17 points
Norwood4.45.68.78.8 56 Sat 15-Aug-1959 2:10 pm Norwood Oval 
Port Adelaide1.32.114.157.17 59 Port Adelaide won by 3 points

Round 16[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide2.34.68.911.10 76 Sat 22-Aug-1959 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Glenelg1.95.1310.1911.29 95 Glenelg won by 19 points
West Adelaide3.48.128.1215.17 107 Sat 22-Aug-1959 2:10 pm Richmond Oval 
Norwood3.14.26.97.12 54 West Adelaide won by 53 points
Port Adelaide4.68.910.1515.17 107 Sat 22-Aug-1959 2:10 pm Kensington Oval 
North Adelaide3.03.63.67.9 51 Port Adelaide won by 56 points
Sturt3.65.96.247.26 68 Sat 22-Aug-1959 2:10 pm Unley Oval 
West Torrens2.45.66.810.10 70 West Torrens won by 2 points

Round 17[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide4.25.68.711.15 81 Sat 29-Aug-1959 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
North Adelaide1.45.611.1115.16 106 North Adelaide won by 25 points
West Torrens3.26.59.915.10 100 Sat 29-Aug-1959 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval 
Norwood2.44.78.814.11 95 West Torrens won by 5 points
Port Adelaide6.213.416.722.12 144 Sat 29-Aug-1959 2:10 pm Alberton Oval 
Sturt4.28.39.512.6 78 Port Adelaide won by 66 points
Glenelg5.68.1116.1719.21 135 Sat 29-Aug-1959 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval 
West Adelaide4.06.413.1017.13 115 Glenelg won by 20 points

Round 18[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide2.33.53.86.10 46 Sat 5-Sep-1959 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
West Adelaide4.411.1520.2133.23 221 West Adelaide won by 175 points
North Adelaide5.18.110.813.13 91 Sat 5-Sep-1959 2:10 pm Prospect Oval 
Glenelg2.210.411.815.13 103 Glenelg won by 12 points
Port Adelaide6.48.910.1016.17 113 Sat 5-Sep-1959 2:10 pm Alberton Oval 
West Torrens3.27.510.711.10 76 Port Adelaide won by 37 points
Norwood4.28.614.1219.13 127 Sat 5-Sep-1959 2:10 pm Norwood Oval 
Sturt8.410.812.1215.19 109 Norwood won by 18 points

1959 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 Port Adelaide 18 17 1 0 1935 1213 61.47 34
2 West Adelaide 18 12 6 0 1864 1335 58.27 24
3 Sturt 18 10 8 0 1798 1663 51.95 20
4 Glenelg 18 10 8 0 1709 1738 49.58 20
5 West Torrens 18 9 9 0 1528 1525 50.05 18
6 Norwood 18 7 11 0 1552 1717 47.48 14
7 North Adelaide 18 4 14 0 1340 1783 42.91 8
8 South Adelaide 18 3 15 0 1217 1969 38.20 6
  H&A 72 72 72 0 12943 12943 50.00 144
  Finals 4 4 4 0 715 715 50.00 8
  Total 76 76 76 0 13658 13658 50.00 152

First Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Sturt4.88.1312.1814.22 106 Sat 12-Sep-1959 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval29,899
Glenelg3.39.712.1315.17 107 Glenelg won by 1 point

Second Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Port Adelaide2.15.37.510.7 67 Sat 19-Sep-1959 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval26,631
West Adelaide6.58.1010.1313.14 92 West Adelaide won by 25 points

Preliminary Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Port Adelaide2.74.1211.1716.23 119 Fri 25-Sep-1959 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval39,900
Glenelg2.35.85.118.12 60 Port Adelaide won by 59 points

Grand Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
West Adelaide1.53.57.911.11 77 Sat 3-Oct-1959 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval48,884
Port Adelaide5.19.511.813.9 87 Port Adelaide won by 10 points

Footnotes

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