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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

1972 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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1972 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 North Adelaide 21 16 5 0 2270 1711 57.02 32
2 Port Adelaide 21 15 6 0 2235 1829 55.00 30
3 Norwood 21 14 6 1 2280 1952 53.88 29
4 Central District 21 14 7 0 2019 1774 53.23 28
5 Sturt 21 11 10 0 2133 1763 54.75 22
6 Glenelg 21 11 10 0 2264 2025 52.79 22
7 West Torrens 21 7 14 0 1728 2023 46.07 14
8 Woodville 21 7 14 0 1951 2515 43.69 14
9 South Adelaide 21 5 16 0 1704 2535 40.20 10
10 West Adelaide 21 4 16 1 1793 2250 44.35 9
  H&A 105 104 104 1 20377 20377 50.00 210
  Finals 4 4 4 0 797 797 50.00 8
  Total 109 108 108 1 21174 21174 50.00 218

1972 Round by Round

Round 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 1SF | 2SF | PF | GF

Round 1[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
West Adelaide6.29.1010.1014.13 97 Sat 1-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
West Torrens5.58.812.1412.18 90 West Adelaide won by 7 points
Woodville4.38.1110.1317.17 119 Sat 1-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Woodville Oval 
South Adelaide3.77.88.119.14 68 Woodville won by 51 points
Norwood3.19.815.1319.16 130 Sat 1-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Norwood Oval 
Port Adelaide7.47.69.1216.12 108 Norwood won by 22 points
Glenelg0.56.97.910.11 71 Sat 1-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval 
North Adelaide6.411.617.1021.12 138 North Adelaide won by 67 points
Central District6.39.511.716.12 108 Mon 3-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Sturt3.18.411.613.9 87 Central District won by 21 points

Round 2[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Norwood2.34.610.616.11 107 Sat 8-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Glenelg1.43.78.108.11 59 Norwood won by 48 points
Central District2.74.126.1710.22 82 Sat 8-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Elizabeth Oval 
West Adelaide1.17.38.512.6 78 Central District won by 4 points
West Torrens2.26.99.1211.16 82 Sat 8-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval 
Woodville6.69.716.1017.13 115 Woodville won by 33 points
Port Adelaide3.46.98.1112.16 88 Sat 8-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Alberton Oval 
South Adelaide3.15.39.710.7 67 Port Adelaide won by 21 points
North Adelaide0.21.73.74.10 34 Sat 8-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Prospect Oval 
Sturt6.27.314.615.9 99 Sturt won by 65 points

Round 3[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide5.45.79.129.12 66 Sat 15-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Central District1.67.1012.1324.24 168 Central District won by 102 points
Port Adelaide4.59.1313.1517.22 124 Sat 15-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Alberton Oval 
West Torrens4.24.37.48.9 57 Port Adelaide won by 67 points
West Adelaide7.48.615.1015.13 103 Sat 15-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Richmond Oval 
Woodville3.18.412.816.15 111 Woodville won by 8 points
North Adelaide4.39.617.919.10 124 Sat 15-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Prospect Oval 
Norwood1.41.83.117.16 58 North Adelaide won by 66 points
Glenelg1.66.1510.1713.22 100 Sat 15-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval 
Sturt3.108.1011.1512.18 90 Glenelg won by 10 points

Round 4[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide0.41.94.104.13 37 Sat 22-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Glenelg3.34.712.1219.22 136 Glenelg won by 99 points
Central District3.210.315.416.11 107 Sat 22-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Elizabeth Oval 
Woodville1.65.98.1413.17 95 Central District won by 12 points
West Torrens5.45.69.1312.14 86 Sat 22-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval 
Norwood2.18.910.1312.20 92 Norwood won by 6 points
Sturt5.46.109.1411.15 81 Sat 22-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Unley Oval 
West Adelaide3.24.66.1012.11 83 West Adelaide won by 2 points
North Adelaide0.35.410.611.11 77 Tue 25-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Port Adelaide3.57.910.914.12 96 Port Adelaide won by 19 points

Round 5[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Glenelg4.610.1115.1722.22 154 Sat 29-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
West Torrens3.13.35.811.16 82 Glenelg won by 72 points
Sturt7.612.1217.1623.23 161 Sat 29-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Unley Oval 
South Adelaide2.33.83.136.18 54 Sturt won by 107 points
Norwood0.44.86.1014.12 96 Sat 29-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Norwood Oval 
Central District7.510.1112.1315.20 110 Central District won by 14 points
West Adelaide4.38.615.1619.20 134 Sat 29-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Richmond Oval 
Port Adelaide5.210.514.518.10 118 West Adelaide won by 16 points
Woodville6.29.510.712.9 81 Sat 29-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Woodville Oval 
North Adelaide6.38.511.1314.23 107 North Adelaide won by 26 points

Round 6[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Norwood0.58.814.1116.17 113 Sat 6-May-1972 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
West Adelaide2.57.99.1212.19 91 Norwood won by 22 points
West Torrens2.15.67.1015.15 105 Sat 6-May-1972 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval 
South Adelaide0.76.97.1712.19 91 West Torrens won by 14 points
Glenelg9.311.1119.1426.19 175 Sat 6-May-1972 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval 
Woodville5.510.811.1016.13 109 Glenelg won by 66 points
Port Adelaide3.38.510.1112.13 85 Sat 6-May-1972 2:10 pm Alberton Oval 
Sturt6.29.210.614.12 96 Sturt won by 11 points
Central District5.28.1110.1411.22 88 Sat 6-May-1972 2:10 pm Elizabeth Oval 
North Adelaide0.93.137.188.19 67 Central District won by 21 points

Round 7[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide1.22.74.96.12 48 Sat 13-May-1972 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
North Adelaide12.617.1124.2134.22 226 North Adelaide won by 178 points
Woodville2.35.48.710.9 69 Sat 13-May-1972 2:10 pm Woodville Oval 
Norwood6.413.919.1225.17 167 Norwood won by 98 points
West Adelaide6.210.413.916.11 107 Sat 13-May-1972 2:10 pm Richmond Oval 
Glenelg3.56.1011.1217.14 116 Glenelg won by 9 points
Sturt1.57.1110.1413.18 96 Sat 13-May-1972 2:10 pm Unley Oval 
West Torrens3.14.56.910.10 70 Sturt won by 26 points
Port Adelaide1.57.1412.1716.24 120 Mon 15-May-1972 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Central District3.26.312.613.8 86 Port Adelaide won by 34 points

Round 8[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide6.39.915.1519.16 130 Sat 20-May-1972 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
West Adelaide1.23.95.1110.13 73 South Adelaide won by 57 points
Woodville3.25.59.812.10 82 Sat 20-May-1972 2:10 pm Woodville Oval 
Port Adelaide5.312.1120.1427.22 184 Port Adelaide won by 102 points
West Torrens3.23.27.711.7 73 Sat 20-May-1972 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval 
North Adelaide3.19.89.1215.18 108 North Adelaide won by 35 points
Norwood3.39.615.916.14 110 Sat 20-May-1972 2:10 pm Norwood Oval 
Sturt3.85.1310.1513.21 99 Norwood won by 11 points
Glenelg4.38.712.1115.14 104 Sat 20-May-1972 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval 
Central District3.37.413.617.9 111 Central District won by 7 points

Round 9[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide10.412.713.918.11 119 Sat 27-May-1972 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Norwood1.19.616.818.15 123 Norwood won by 4 points
Sturt2.65.118.1413.19 97 Sat 27-May-1972 2:10 pm Unley Oval 
Woodville6.37.1010.1117.13 115 Woodville won by 18 points
North Adelaide4.67.1012.1118.20 128 Sat 27-May-1972 2:10 pm Prospect Oval 
West Adelaide2.24.37.47.6 48 North Adelaide won by 80 points
Central District3.17.513.717.10 112 Sat 27-May-1972 2:10 pm Elizabeth Oval 
West Torrens3.55.117.1411.16 82 Central District won by 30 points
Port Adelaide5.49.716.1019.10 124 Sat 27-May-1972 2:10 pm Alberton Oval 
Glenelg3.26.413.618.8 116 Port Adelaide won by 8 points

Round 10[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide2.78.1115.1620.20 140 Sat 3-Jun-1972 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Woodville4.46.127.1512.20 92 South Adelaide won by 48 points
Port Adelaide1.62.127.177.20 62 Sat 3-Jun-1972 2:10 pm Alberton Oval 
Norwood2.34.127.1616.20 116 Norwood won by 54 points
Sturt3.65.1511.1916.22 118 Sat 3-Jun-1972 2:10 pm Unley Oval 
Central District6.111.113.516.6 102 Sturt won by 16 points
North Adelaide2.46.1012.1515.21 111 Sat 3-Jun-1972 2:10 pm Prospect Oval 
Glenelg5.48.98.1110.12 72 North Adelaide won by 39 points
West Adelaide1.34.57.610.7 67 Sat 3-Jun-1972 2:10 pm Richmond Oval 
West Torrens4.67.1112.1513.17 95 West Torrens won by 28 points

Round 11[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide1.21.74.78.12 60 Sat 10-Jun-1972 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Port Adelaide6.710.1013.2116.23 119 Port Adelaide won by 59 points
Glenelg7.910.914.1519.16 130 Sat 10-Jun-1972 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval 
Norwood1.13.35.36.10 46 Glenelg won by 84 points
Woodville1.17.48.59.9 63 Sat 10-Jun-1972 2:10 pm Woodville Oval 
West Torrens6.77.108.1510.19 79 West Torrens won by 16 points
West Adelaide6.37.412.613.10 88 Sat 10-Jun-1972 2:10 pm Richmond Oval 
Central District2.18.711.918.13 121 Central District won by 33 points
North Adelaide6.19.712.1314.15 99 Mon 12-Jun-1972 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Sturt3.23.45.1213.13 91 North Adelaide won by 8 points

Round 12[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
West Adelaide1.63.145.2111.27 93 Sat 17-Jun-1972 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Woodville6.613.916.1517.19 121 Woodville won by 28 points
Central District5.67.1213.1719.21 135 Sat 17-Jun-1972 2:10 pm Elizabeth Oval 
South Adelaide2.24.58.1010.15 75 Central District won by 60 points
West Torrens1.64.106.1210.17 77 Sat 17-Jun-1972 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval 
Port Adelaide5.48.612.1114.14 98 Port Adelaide won by 21 points
Norwood8.111.416.1120.13 133 Sat 24-Jun-1972 2:10 pm Norwood Oval 
North Adelaide2.45.139.1612.23 95 Norwood won by 38 points
Sturt5.68.713.1318.15 123 Sat 24-Jun-1972 2:10 pm Unley Oval 
Glenelg3.011.412.412.5 77 Sturt won by 46 points

Round 13[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide3.78.129.1511.17 83 Sat 1-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Glenelg2.44.107.168.23 71 South Adelaide won by 12 points
Port Adelaide3.26.612.1015.14 104 Sat 1-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Alberton Oval 
North Adelaide5.512.1216.1521.19 145 North Adelaide won by 41 points
Woodville3.48.912.1114.17 101 Sat 1-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Woodville Oval 
Central District2.28.211.714.12 96 Woodville won by 5 points
Norwood2.55.710.1113.17 95 Sat 1-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Norwood Oval 
West Torrens6.19.313.717.9 111 West Torrens won by 16 points
West Adelaide1.32.63.67.7 49 Sat 1-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Richmond Oval 
Sturt3.27.79.1111.16 82 Sturt won by 33 points

Round 14[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide2.22.36.58.6 54 Sat 8-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Sturt8.811.1619.2121.24 150 Sturt won by 96 points
Port Adelaide1.77.1512.1819.20 134 Sat 8-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Alberton Oval 
West Adelaide2.02.08.19.1 55 Port Adelaide won by 79 points
Central District3.04.48.613.9 87 Sat 8-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Elizabeth Oval 
Norwood3.35.59.912.14 86 Central District won by 1 point
North Adelaide2.19.713.917.11 113 Sat 8-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Prospect Oval 
Woodville3.86.88.1211.16 82 North Adelaide won by 31 points
West Torrens2.43.98.1113.13 91 Sat 8-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval 
Glenelg4.35.1014.1220.12 132 Glenelg won by 41 points

Round 15[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide2.82.86.99.11 65 Sat 15-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
West Torrens2.07.78.712.9 81 West Torrens won by 16 points
Woodville2.03.23.27.4 46 Sat 15-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Woodville Oval 
Glenelg1.83.129.1814.21 105 Glenelg won by 59 points
North Adelaide8.48.613.1214.12 96 Sat 15-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Prospect Oval 
Central District0.20.32.45.8 38 North Adelaide won by 58 points
Norwood4.57.1112.1314.15 99 Sat 15-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Norwood Oval 
West Adelaide3.44.65.66.9 45 Norwood won by 54 points
Sturt3.16.47.48.5 53 Sat 15-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Unley Oval 
Port Adelaide3.44.47.98.9 57 Port Adelaide won by 4 points

Round 16[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide0.14.87.912.14 86 Sat 22-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Norwood3.86.108.1411.16 82 South Adelaide won by 4 points
Woodville2.56.810.912.11 83 Sat 22-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Woodville Oval 
Sturt6.316.919.1527.22 184 Sturt won by 101 points
West Adelaide5.16.39.412.9 81 Sat 22-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Richmond Oval 
North Adelaide2.58.611.815.11 101 North Adelaide won by 20 points
West Torrens1.13.36.711.7 73 Sat 22-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval 
Central District5.27.611.612.12 84 Central District won by 11 points
Glenelg1.16.38.710.8 68 Sat 22-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval 
Port Adelaide6.38.412.917.12 114 Port Adelaide won by 46 points

Round 17[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Port Adelaide7.28.813.1220.16 136 Sat 29-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Alberton Oval 
Woodville3.17.412.616.7 103 Port Adelaide won by 33 points
West Adelaide7.410.1215.1721.21 147 Sat 29-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Richmond Oval 
South Adelaide4.27.78.910.13 73 West Adelaide won by 74 points
Central District4.66.148.1512.20 92 Sat 29-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Elizabeth Oval 
Glenelg3.26.47.610.7 67 Central District won by 25 points
Sturt5.67.811.1314.17 101 Sat 29-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Unley Oval 
Norwood3.110.716.819.10 124 Norwood won by 23 points
North Adelaide6.57.910.1415.16 106 Sat 29-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Prospect Oval 
West Torrens2.02.16.38.6 54 North Adelaide won by 52 points

Round 18[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Norwood2.36.513.818.10 118 Sat 5-Aug-1972 2:10 pm Norwood Oval 
Woodville5.46.68.612.11 83 Norwood won by 35 points
Glenelg8.711.1017.1418.16 124 Sat 5-Aug-1972 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval 
West Adelaide0.24.56.911.13 79 Glenelg won by 45 points
Central District3.25.47.67.7 49 Sat 5-Aug-1972 2:10 pm Elizabeth Oval 
Port Adelaide2.04.34.47.11 53 Port Adelaide won by 4 points
West Torrens1.52.54.84.9 33 Sat 5-Aug-1972 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval 
Sturt3.24.66.88.13 61 Sturt won by 28 points
North Adelaide5.38.49.710.12 72 Sat 5-Aug-1972 2:10 pm Prospect Oval 
South Adelaide3.06.49.49.5 59 North Adelaide won by 13 points

Round 19[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Port Adelaide1.44.76.87.14 56 Sat 12-Aug-1972 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Sturt3.38.612.915.14 104 Sturt won by 48 points
Glenelg3.58.710.1215.16 106 Sat 12-Aug-1972 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval 
West Torrens2.22.56.127.17 59 Glenelg won by 47 points
Woodville7.39.411.616.10 106 Sat 12-Aug-1972 2:10 pm Woodville Oval 
West Adelaide2.38.711.1113.13 91 Woodville won by 15 points
North Adelaide3.56.78.911.10 76 Sat 19-Aug-1972 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Central District1.34.47.79.12 66 North Adelaide won by 10 points
Norwood2.17.315.919.15 129 Sat 19-Aug-1972 2:10 pm Norwood Oval 
South Adelaide2.63.86.118.14 62 Norwood won by 67 points

Round 20[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide5.310.1014.1519.22 136 Sat 26-Aug-1972 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Woodville2.46.89.1212.19 91 South Adelaide won by 45 points
North Adelaide2.24.38.911.17 83 Sat 26-Aug-1972 2:10 pm Prospect Oval 
Port Adelaide7.015.419.625.10 160 Port Adelaide won by 77 points
Norwood7.413.516.722.13 145 Sat 26-Aug-1972 2:10 pm Norwood Oval 
Glenelg4.28.611.1516.18 114 Norwood won by 31 points
West Torrens3.57.711.1416.18 114 Sat 26-Aug-1972 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval 
West Adelaide2.24.76.1110.13 73 West Torrens won by 41 points
Central District4.48.911.1414.22 106 Sat 26-Aug-1972 2:10 pm Elizabeth Oval 
Sturt2.34.66.87.9 51 Central District won by 55 points

Round 21[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
West Torrens3.75.1113.1619.20 134 Sat 2-Sep-1972 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval 
Woodville3.26.69.612.12 84 West Torrens won by 50 points
West Adelaide3.59.910.1615.21 111 Sat 2-Sep-1972 2:10 pm Richmond Oval 
Norwood3.38.710.1016.15 111 West Adelaide drew with Norwood
Glenelg6.414.1219.1625.17 167 Sat 2-Sep-1972 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval 
South Adelaide5.79.915.1119.17 131 Glenelg won by 36 points
Sturt1.49.914.1515.19 109 Sat 2-Sep-1972 2:10 pm Unley Oval 
North Adelaide7.614.1016.1125.14 164 North Adelaide won by 55 points
Port Adelaide1.93.148.1712.23 95 Sat 2-Sep-1972 2:10 pm Alberton Oval 
Central District1.25.117.149.17 71 Port Adelaide won by 24 points

1972 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 North Adelaide 21 16 5 0 2270 1711 57.02 32
2 Port Adelaide 21 15 6 0 2235 1829 55.00 30
3 Norwood 21 14 6 1 2280 1952 53.88 29
4 Central District 21 14 7 0 2019 1774 53.23 28
5 Sturt 21 11 10 0 2133 1763 54.75 22
6 Glenelg 21 11 10 0 2264 2025 52.79 22
7 West Torrens 21 7 14 0 1728 2023 46.07 14
8 Woodville 21 7 14 0 1951 2515 43.69 14
9 South Adelaide 21 5 16 0 1704 2535 40.20 10
10 West Adelaide 21 4 16 1 1793 2250 44.35 9
  H&A 105 104 104 1 20377 20377 50.00 210
  Finals 4 4 4 0 797 797 50.00 8
  Total 109 108 108 1 21174 21174 50.00 218

First Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Norwood1.44.136.1612.19 91 Sat 9-Sep-1972 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval35,265
Central District3.25.313.519.7 121 Central District won by 30 points

Second Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
North Adelaide0.35.49.714.12 96 Sat 16-Sep-1972 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval36,932
Port Adelaide4.36.58.1110.15 75 North Adelaide won by 21 points

Preliminary Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Port Adelaide4.38.99.1415.20 110 Sat 23-Sep-1972 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval38,602
Central District4.48.613.1115.14 104 Port Adelaide won by 6 points

Grand Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
North Adelaide3.35.613.1119.14 128 Sat 30-Sep-1972 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval55,709
Port Adelaide4.66.88.910.12 72 North Adelaide won by 56 points

Footnotes

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