State Library of South Australia

In a league of its own: Celebrating 140 years of SANFL

Date: 7 June 2017 to 13 August 2017

Time: 10am to 5pm daily

Location: Institute Building

Note: Free entry | Closed public holidays

Ian McKay of North Adelaide marks over Pat Hall of Norwood Grand Final 1952
Ian McKay of North Adelaide marks over Pat Hall of Norwood, Grand Final 1952

Celebrate 140 years of the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) in an exciting exhibition about South Australia's much-loved game.

Discover how football has evolved over the years through rare memorabilia, including trophies, scrapbooks of players, and photographs of the teams, spectators, Football Park and Adelaide Oval.

For the first time see a stunning display of 50 Magarey Medals which are unique in their design.

Relive some of the great moments in footy as you watch archival footage of SANFL matches from 1949, including grand finals. Listen to recorded 'Footy Conversations' and hear some of the South Australian legends of the game.

The exhibition also provides an insight into social change in South Australia. See how the spectators of yesteryear, mainly males formally dressed in their hats, differ from the spectators of today.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to see unique memorabilia from the SANFL History Centre that is not normally accessible to the public.

Footy Cards - your self-guided tour helperFooty cards - football in SA exhibitions helpers

We've designed a pack of Footy cards to help focus attention on aspects of the exhibition and explore objects in different ways.

Collect the cards inside the exhibition spaces. You might like to use the torch on your personal mobile device to assist with this exploration.

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