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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

1981 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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1981 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 Glenelg 22 19 3 0 2769 2029 57.71 38
2 Port Adelaide 22 15 7 0 2414 1983 54.90 30
3 South Adelaide 22 15 7 0 2296 2002 53.42 30
4 Norwood 22 13 8 1 2430 2096 53.69 27
5 West Adelaide 22 11 10 1 2526 2259 52.79 23
6 Sturt 22 11 10 1 2262 2286 49.74 23
7 Central District 22 11 11 0 2523 2233 53.05 22
8 North Adelaide 22 7 15 0 2179 2558 46.00 14
9 West Torrens 22 3 18 1 2020 2631 43.43 7
10 Woodville 22 3 19 0 1820 3162 36.53 6
  H&A 110 108 108 2 23239 23239 50.00 220
  Finals 6 6 6 0 1191 1191 50.00 12
  Total 116 114 114 2 24430 24430 50.00 232

1981 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 | 22 | EF | QF | 1SF | 2SF | PF | GF

Round 1[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Port Adelaide4.37.88.1612.22 94 Sat 4-Apr-1981 2:10 pm Football Park16,860
Glenelg4.48.714.922.17 149 Glenelg won by 55 points
West Adelaide9.510.921.1429.19 193 Sat 4-Apr-1981 2:10 pm Richmond Oval3,480
Woodville1.45.86.129.19 73 West Adelaide won by 120 points
Norwood4.710.913.1019.11 125 Sat 4-Apr-1981 2:10 pm Norwood Oval10,448
Sturt3.14.313.719.11 125 Norwood drew with Sturt
West Torrens6.311.516.820.9 129 Sat 4-Apr-1981 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval5,524
Central District4.210.412.717.11 113 West Torrens won by 16 points
North Adelaide4.36.68.913.12 90 Sat 4-Apr-1981 2:10 pm Prospect Oval4,999
South Adelaide2.19.313.717.8 110 South Adelaide won by 20 points

Round 2[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Sturt4.28.914.1118.15 123 Sat 11-Apr-1981 2:10 pm Football Park15,859
Port Adelaide6.77.710.1015.10 100 Sturt won by 23 points
South Adelaide3.413.720.1522.24 156 Sat 11-Apr-1981 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval3,316
Woodville2.54.75.128.15 63 South Adelaide won by 93 points
Central District2.62.96.99.9 63 Sat 11-Apr-1981 2:10 pm Elizabeth Oval5,587
North Adelaide4.77.1111.1614.23 107 North Adelaide won by 44 points
Glenelg2.17.79.1213.18 96 Sat 11-Apr-1981 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval10,630
Norwood4.37.39.511.6 72 Glenelg won by 24 points
West Adelaide3.613.716.1026.12 168 Sun 12-Apr-1981 2:10 pm Football Park10,314
West Torrens4.47.610.1316.15 111 West Adelaide won by 57 points

Round 3[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Glenelg8.216.819.1230.19 199 Sat 18-Apr-1981 2:10 pm Football Park5,565
Woodville4.39.612.1012.10 82 Glenelg won by 117 points
Central District3.25.810.1015.13 103 Sat 18-Apr-1981 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval9,580
Norwood3.79.1112.1613.20 98 Central District won by 5 points
Sturt1.27.59.1114.14 98 Sat 18-Apr-1981 2:10 pm Unley Oval9,332
South Adelaide5.46.710.1012.13 85 Sturt won by 13 points
Port Adelaide8.312.817.1119.14 128 Sat 18-Apr-1981 2:10 pm Alberton Oval11,037
West Torrens4.28.614.818.11 119 Port Adelaide won by 9 points
North Adelaide5.513.817.1121.13 139 Sat 18-Apr-1981 2:10 pm Prospect Oval7,512
West Adelaide2.55.910.1416.20 116 North Adelaide won by 23 points

Round 4[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Port Adelaide2.34.57.815.8 98 Sat 25-Apr-1981 2:10 pm Football Park17,900
Norwood3.23.65.98.14 62 Port Adelaide won by 36 points
South Adelaide4.29.714.1017.11 113 Sat 25-Apr-1981 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval6,631
West Adelaide1.33.57.89.8 62 South Adelaide won by 51 points
Woodville0.92.133.169.24 78 Sat 25-Apr-1981 2:10 pm Woodville Oval3,710
Central District4.38.715.1515.18 108 Central District won by 30 points
North Adelaide2.74.1415.2120.25 145 Sat 25-Apr-1981 2:10 pm Prospect Oval7,522
West Torrens4.211.313.517.10 112 North Adelaide won by 33 points
Sturt2.56.1013.1314.17 101 Sat 25-Apr-1981 2:10 pm Unley Oval13,492
Glenelg1.46.911.1018.14 122 Glenelg won by 21 points

Round 5[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
North Adelaide7.415.618.1222.18 150 Sat 2-May-1981 2:10 pm Football Park3,663
Woodville3.410.815.1317.15 117 North Adelaide won by 33 points
Norwood4.69.1210.1715.21 111 Sat 2-May-1981 2:10 pm Norwood Oval9,532
West Torrens3.15.412.616.11 107 Norwood won by 4 points
Glenelg4.39.915.1020.12 132 Sat 2-May-1981 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval9,422
South Adelaide2.59.713.1018.15 123 Glenelg won by 9 points
West Adelaide3.67.1412.1819.24 138 Sat 2-May-1981 2:10 pm Richmond Oval6,157
Sturt3.44.57.711.11 77 West Adelaide won by 61 points
Port Adelaide0.53.89.1014.18 102 Sun 3-May-1981 2:10 pm Football Park17,416
Central District7.59.813.1114.12 96 Port Adelaide won by 6 points

Round 6[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Central District3.46.78.1214.13 97 Sat 9-May-1981 2:10 pm Football Park8,574
Glenelg6.712.917.1417.21 123 Glenelg won by 26 points
Norwood5.69.916.2119.25 139 Sat 9-May-1981 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval5,549
Woodville0.18.39.410.5 65 Norwood won by 74 points
Port Adelaide1.56.77.1711.20 86 Sat 9-May-1981 2:10 pm Alberton Oval10,277
West Adelaide4.37.712.1015.12 102 West Adelaide won by 16 points
North Adelaide4.96.1115.1415.14 104 Sat 9-May-1981 2:10 pm Prospect Oval7,270
Sturt1.48.1210.1614.24 108 Sturt won by 4 points
West Torrens2.34.65.76.9 45 Sat 9-May-1981 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval4,065
South Adelaide3.33.48.910.12 72 South Adelaide won by 27 points

Round 7[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Sturt1.25.139.1513.22 100 Sat 16-May-1981 2:10 pm Football Park8,472
West Torrens4.25.411.513.7 85 Sturt won by 15 points
Central District5.49.811.1213.14 92 Sat 16-May-1981 2:10 pm Elizabeth Oval5,862
South Adelaide3.111.114.217.3 105 South Adelaide won by 13 points
West Adelaide1.35.99.1015.12 102 Sat 16-May-1981 2:10 pm Richmond Oval8,032
Norwood4.68.1015.1621.16 142 Norwood won by 40 points
Glenelg7.715.1119.1625.25 175 Sat 16-May-1981 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval8,965
North Adelaide2.44.87.129.15 69 Glenelg won by 106 points
Woodville3.68.1210.1514.21 105 Sat 16-May-1981 2:10 pm Woodville Oval6,482
Port Adelaide6.511.1214.1916.23 119 Port Adelaide won by 14 points

Round 8[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Central District5.48.815.920.12 132 Sat 23-May-1981 2:10 pm Football Park5,312
West Adelaide3.16.79.1010.12 72 Central District won by 60 points
Port Adelaide3.35.88.1211.16 82 Sat 23-May-1981 2:10 pm Alberton Oval9,014
North Adelaide5.49.815.1319.18 132 North Adelaide won by 50 points
Norwood2.16.310.719.9 123 Sat 23-May-1981 2:10 pm Norwood Oval8,621
South Adelaide4.59.711.1013.17 95 Norwood won by 28 points
West Torrens5.36.912.1315.14 104 Sat 23-May-1981 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval5,919
Glenelg4.48.814.922.15 147 Glenelg won by 43 points
Woodville0.10.22.86.9 45 Sat 23-May-1981 2:10 pm Woodville Oval3,844
Sturt6.617.1223.1631.20 206 Sturt won by 161 points

Round 9[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Norwood2.66.1010.1517.19 121 Sat 30-May-1981 2:10 pm Football Park10,935
North Adelaide2.15.27.213.5 83 Norwood won by 38 points
Woodville3.411.821.1225.18 168 Sat 30-May-1981 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval4,312
West Torrens9.212.417.620.11 131 Woodville won by 37 points
Sturt4.59.1015.1320.17 137 Sat 30-May-1981 2:10 pm Unley Oval8,182
Central District3.18.410.1016.15 111 Sturt won by 26 points
Glenelg10.313.616.1321.15 141 Sat 30-May-1981 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval8,503
West Adelaide3.38.712.1317.15 117 Glenelg won by 24 points
Port Adelaide0.26.59.813.11 89 Sun 31-May-1981 2:10 pm Football Park12,912
South Adelaide8.210.514.715.7 97 South Adelaide won by 8 points

Round 10[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Norwood5.46.99.1212.15 87 Sat 6-Jun-1981 2:10 pm Football Park19,240
Glenelg4.08.411.613.10 88 Glenelg won by 1 point
South Adelaide6.413.920.1427.20 182 Sat 6-Jun-1981 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval4,002
Woodville2.35.77.712.8 80 South Adelaide won by 102 points
West Torrens1.34.106.129.15 69 Sat 6-Jun-1981 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval5,179
West Adelaide4.57.712.1315.18 108 West Adelaide won by 39 points
Sturt2.44.76.159.17 71 Mon 8-Jun-1981 2:10 pm Football Park26,107
Port Adelaide1.49.712.1015.15 105 Port Adelaide won by 34 points
Central District2.46.512.817.15 117 Mon 8-Jun-1981 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval9,240
North Adelaide0.57.1311.1611.21 87 Central District won by 30 points

Round 11[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide7.610.717.1421.15 141 Sat 13-Jun-1981 2:10 pm Football Park4,248
North Adelaide3.17.37.411.6 72 South Adelaide won by 69 points
Central District2.310.1023.1531.21 207 Sat 13-Jun-1981 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval5,253
West Torrens6.58.610.1015.12 102 Central District won by 105 points
Sturt2.47.812.1315.17 107 Sat 13-Jun-1981 2:10 pm Unley Oval10,691
Norwood4.26.711.712.8 80 Sturt won by 27 points
Glenelg4.66.107.139.14 68 Sat 13-Jun-1981 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval14,953
Port Adelaide0.16.710.713.11 89 Port Adelaide won by 21 points
Woodville2.34.710.813.10 88 Sat 13-Jun-1981 2:10 pm Woodville Oval2,522
West Adelaide6.513.1016.1723.22 160 West Adelaide won by 72 points

Round 12[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Sturt2.14.66.78.9 57 Sat 20-Jun-1981 2:10 pm Football Park7,149
South Adelaide3.56.511.813.10 88 South Adelaide won by 31 points
Port Adelaide4.1210.1516.2121.24 150 Sat 20-Jun-1981 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval8,996
West Torrens0.26.79.715.7 97 Port Adelaide won by 53 points
Central District3.210.1117.1426.21 177 Sat 20-Jun-1981 2:10 pm Elizabeth Oval8,798
Norwood2.05.28.611.9 75 Central District won by 102 points
West Adelaide7.515.1022.1527.23 185 Sat 20-Jun-1981 2:10 pm Richmond Oval3,541
North Adelaide2.38.912.1317.19 121 West Adelaide won by 64 points
Woodville2.29.49.710.9 69 Sat 20-Jun-1981 2:10 pm Woodville Oval3,435
Glenelg2.75.1211.1717.20 122 Glenelg won by 53 points

Round 13[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Glenelg6.57.810.1215.14 104 Sat 27-Jun-1981 2:10 pm Football Park10,254
Sturt2.38.812.1114.12 96 Glenelg won by 8 points
South Adelaide6.57.912.1615.18 108 Sat 27-Jun-1981 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval5,119
West Adelaide3.07.59.914.13 97 South Adelaide won by 11 points
Norwood1.63.75.98.10 58 Sat 27-Jun-1981 2:10 pm Norwood Oval12,442
Port Adelaide2.05.45.78.11 59 Port Adelaide won by 1 point
West Torrens2.15.16.210.2 62 Sat 27-Jun-1981 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval3,156
North Adelaide3.27.37.59.7 61 West Torrens won by 1 point
Central District3.34.710.910.13 73 Sun 28-Jun-1981 2:10 pm Football Park4,543
Woodville7.88.119.1313.18 96 Woodville won by 23 points

Round 14[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
West Torrens3.08.410.612.8 80 Sat 4-Jul-1981 2:10 pm Football Park6,545
Norwood1.11.15.313.5 83 Norwood won by 3 points
South Adelaide0.16.39.510.9 69 Sat 4-Jul-1981 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval8,270
Glenelg4.88.1211.1816.23 119 Glenelg won by 50 points
Central District3.06.512.813.12 90 Sat 4-Jul-1981 2:10 pm Elizabeth Oval11,189
Port Adelaide1.33.94.99.13 67 Central District won by 23 points
North Adelaide3.65.88.1410.15 75 Sat 4-Jul-1981 2:10 pm Prospect Oval2,408
Woodville2.14.45.76.12 48 North Adelaide won by 27 points
Sturt2.45.79.89.8 62 Sat 4-Jul-1981 2:10 pm Unley Oval5,455
West Adelaide2.24.710.1013.15 93 West Adelaide won by 31 points

Round 15[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
West Torrens2.42.83.105.13 43 Sat 11-Jul-1981 2:10 pm Football Park4,134
South Adelaide2.26.37.510.9 69 South Adelaide won by 26 points
West Adelaide1.51.73.78.10 58 Sat 11-Jul-1981 2:10 pm Richmond Oval9,745
Port Adelaide0.63.96.148.19 67 Port Adelaide won by 9 points
Woodville1.42.73.108.11 59 Sat 11-Jul-1981 2:10 pm Woodville Oval4,147
Norwood3.48.411.513.7 85 Norwood won by 26 points
Glenelg4.410.614.817.9 111 Sat 11-Jul-1981 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval8,232
Central District3.38.79.1114.16 100 Glenelg won by 11 points
Sturt5.36.66.96.16 52 Sat 11-Jul-1981 2:10 pm Unley Oval5,096
North Adelaide2.66.710.913.13 91 North Adelaide won by 39 points

Round 16[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
West Torrens3.39.612.1217.16 118 Sat 18-Jul-1981 2:10 pm Football Park6,983
Sturt7.410.1017.1118.16 124 Sturt won by 6 points
South Adelaide2.55.810.1216.14 110 Sat 18-Jul-1981 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval7,416
Central District3.16.412.614.9 93 South Adelaide won by 17 points
Port Adelaide10.320.628.1034.13 217 Sat 18-Jul-1981 2:10 pm Alberton Oval6,898
Woodville3.35.96.1111.14 80 Port Adelaide won by 137 points
Norwood3.89.1416.1722.21 153 Sat 18-Jul-1981 2:10 pm Norwood Oval9,809
West Adelaide0.23.77.1316.18 114 Norwood won by 39 points
Glenelg4.512.914.1321.18 144 Sun 19-Jul-1981 2:10 pm Football Park9,960
North Adelaide5.68.1010.1713.19 97 Glenelg won by 47 points

Round 17[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
West Adelaide3.29.914.1219.17 131 Sat 25-Jul-1981 2:10 pm Football Park2,257
Woodville3.45.69.916.11 107 West Adelaide won by 24 points
South Adelaide6.39.611.815.10 100 Sat 25-Jul-1981 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval4,361
North Adelaide1.55.119.1513.21 99 South Adelaide won by 1 point
Port Adelaide2.57.107.149.18 72 Sat 25-Jul-1981 2:10 pm Alberton Oval14,966
Glenelg3.03.010.216.2 98 Glenelg won by 26 points
Central District5.78.1210.2019.22 136 Sat 25-Jul-1981 2:10 pm Elizabeth Oval5,272
West Torrens0.53.94.98.11 59 Central District won by 77 points
Sturt1.24.45.610.13 73 Sun 26-Jul-1981 2:10 pm Football Park15,860
Norwood6.612.817.1422.16 148 Norwood won by 75 points

Round 18[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide1.82.94.136.17 53 Sat 1-Aug-1981 2:10 pm Football Park10,774
Norwood1.17.910.1321.14 140 Norwood won by 87 points
North Adelaide2.44.59.813.13 91 Sat 1-Aug-1981 2:10 pm Prospect Oval9,037
Port Adelaide4.513.1014.1321.19 145 Port Adelaide won by 54 points
Central District2.75.129.1413.16 94 Sat 8-Aug-1981 2:10 pm Football Park6,027
West Adelaide4.16.29.411.7 73 Central District won by 21 points
Glenelg0.22.74.116.14 50 Sat 8-Aug-1981 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval5,403
West Torrens2.63.104.125.13 43 Glenelg won by 7 points
Sturt3.44.710.913.10 88 Sat 8-Aug-1981 2:10 pm Unley Oval2,784
Woodville2.23.24.24.2 26 Sturt won by 62 points

Round 19[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Glenelg2.48.810.1017.17 119 Sat 15-Aug-1981 2:10 pm Football Park8,717
West Adelaide2.72.811.1912.22 94 Glenelg won by 25 points
West Torrens5.27.512.818.10 118 Sat 15-Aug-1981 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval3,463
Woodville3.46.912.1218.15 123 Woodville won by 5 points
Port Adelaide8.68.1014.1615.17 107 Sat 15-Aug-1981 2:10 pm Alberton Oval10,461
South Adelaide2.06.26.210.3 63 Port Adelaide won by 44 points
Central District4.17.118.1313.16 94 Sat 15-Aug-1981 2:10 pm Elizabeth Oval9,298
Sturt4.66.811.1417.16 118 Sturt won by 24 points
Norwood5.49.615.1119.16 130 Sat 15-Aug-1981 2:10 pm Norwood Oval8,280
North Adelaide0.23.84.107.13 55 Norwood won by 75 points

Round 20[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Norwood4.212.416.820.13 133 Sat 22-Aug-1981 2:10 pm Football Park17,046
Glenelg4.59.1015.1215.15 105 Norwood won by 28 points
Port Adelaide4.27.515.1019.16 130 Sat 22-Aug-1981 2:10 pm Alberton Oval11,537
Sturt3.18.210.412.9 81 Port Adelaide won by 49 points
North Adelaide2.14.76.1110.14 74 Sat 22-Aug-1981 2:10 pm Prospect Oval4,075
Central District8.88.1014.1417.19 121 Central District won by 47 points
West Adelaide3.53.64.97.16 58 Sat 22-Aug-1981 2:10 pm Richmond Oval3,022
West Torrens4.27.28.39.4 58 West Adelaide drew with West Torrens
Woodville1.44.47.58.7 55 Sat 22-Aug-1981 2:10 pm Woodville Oval1,839
South Adelaide4.38.410.517.11 113 South Adelaide won by 58 points

Round 21[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide5.116.521.725.11 161 Sat 29-Aug-1981 2:10 pm Football Park7,120
Sturt3.99.1214.1316.16 112 South Adelaide won by 49 points
West Adelaide6.412.717.1222.19 151 Sat 29-Aug-1981 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval3,839
North Adelaide3.59.512.1217.14 116 West Adelaide won by 35 points
Norwood7.515.720.1129.18 192 Sat 29-Aug-1981 2:10 pm Norwood Oval11,846
Central District5.112.414.1020.13 133 Norwood won by 59 points
Glenelg4.515.921.1833.26 224 Sat 29-Aug-1981 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval4,645
Woodville3.43.57.711.9 75 Glenelg won by 149 points
West Torrens2.34.57.710.10 70 Sat 29-Aug-1981 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval7,007
Port Adelaide6.710.1523.1727.27 189 Port Adelaide won by 119 points

Round 22[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Port Adelaide5.59.1114.1816.23 119 Sat 5-Sep-1981 2:10 pm Football Park35,213
Norwood5.09.010.012.1 73 Port Adelaide won by 46 points
Sturt5.48.1113.1322.14 146 Sat 5-Sep-1981 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval10,669
Glenelg6.511.1016.1120.13 133 Sturt won by 13 points
Central District5.512.921.1426.17 173 Sat 5-Sep-1981 2:10 pm Elizabeth Oval4,654
Woodville5.210.513.918.10 118 Central District won by 55 points
West Adelaide5.510.916.1220.14 134 Sat 5-Sep-1981 2:10 pm Richmond Oval4,109
South Adelaide1.26.39.512.11 83 West Adelaide won by 51 points
West Torrens8.913.1617.1823.20 158 Sat 5-Sep-1981 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval2,787
North Adelaide3.38.715.918.13 121 West Torrens won by 37 points

1981 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 Glenelg 22 19 3 0 2769 2029 57.71 38
2 Port Adelaide 22 15 7 0 2414 1983 54.90 30
3 South Adelaide 22 15 7 0 2296 2002 53.42 30
4 Norwood 22 13 8 1 2430 2096 53.69 27
5 West Adelaide 22 11 10 1 2526 2259 52.79 23
6 Sturt 22 11 10 1 2262 2286 49.74 23
7 Central District 22 11 11 0 2523 2233 53.05 22
8 North Adelaide 22 7 15 0 2179 2558 46.00 14
9 West Torrens 22 3 18 1 2020 2631 43.43 7
10 Woodville 22 3 19 0 1820 3162 36.53 6
  H&A 110 108 108 2 23239 23239 50.00 220
  Finals 6 6 6 0 1191 1191 50.00 12
  Total 116 114 114 2 24430 24430 50.00 232


Finals Week 1[Finals Week 1 Review]

Elimination Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Norwood5.411.618.1225.13 163 Sat 12-Sep-1981 2:10 pm Football Park23,843
West Adelaide5.112.613.720.10 130 Norwood won by 33 points

Qualifying Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Port Adelaide5.1011.1215.1918.22 130 Sun 13-Sep-1981 2:10 pm Football Park24,570
South Adelaide3.26.78.1012.17 89 Port Adelaide won by 41 points

Finals Week 2[Finals Week 2 Review]

First Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide0.12.83.116.14 50 Sat 19-Sep-1981 2:10 pm Football Park23,719
Norwood7.88.1012.1619.19 133 Norwood won by 83 points

Second Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Glenelg1.44.49.913.15 93 Sun 20-Sep-1981 2:10 pm Football Park35,002
Port Adelaide4.913.1018.1222.15 147 Port Adelaide won by 54 points

Finals Week 3[Finals Week 3 Review]

Preliminary Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Glenelg6.611.811.812.14 86 Sun 27-Sep-1981 2:10 pm Football Park29,711
Norwood0.12.34.54.7 31 Glenelg won by 55 points

Finals Week 4[Finals Week 4 Review]

Grand Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Glenelg1.02.42.56.8 44 Sat 3-Oct-1981 2:10 pm Football Park52,659
Port Adelaide6.58.612.1014.11 95 Port Adelaide won by 51 points

Footnotes

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