State Library of South Australia

Football in SA - special events

Date: 25 July 2017 to 8 August 2017

Time: Various

Location: Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building

Football in South Australia

To complement the exhibitions: In a league of its own: Celebrating 140 years of SANFL and Straight through the middle: Football in South Australia, join us for the following events to celebrate the game of football in South Australia.


Wins for Women

Tuesday 25 July at 6pm

Host: Ali Clarke

Panel members: Courtney Cramey, Sue Dewing, Eleni Glouftsis, Bec Goddard, Chris Halbert, Alana Smith & Jane Woodlands-Thompson

The introduction of the SANFL Women's League, AFLW and the Crows subsequently claiming the inaugural title has catapulted female football into the spotlight - but women have been involved in football for as long as it's been in existence. A celebration of women's contribution to the sport and the exciting future ahead.

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The All Time Best Team

Wednesday 2 August at 7pm

Host: by Stephen Rowe

Panel members: Graham Cornes, Brian Cunningham, Neil Kerley & Michelangelo Rucci

SANFL has produced some significant talent in its 140 year history. But who are the best 21 players, what position will they play and who will be the coach?

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140 Years of Footy Trivia - Quiz Night

Tuesday 8 August at 7pm

Come and test your football knowledge at our quiz night.

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Past events

1990... The Fallout & The Future
Tuesday 18 July at 6pm
Host: Keith Conlon. Panel members: Greg Boulton, Jake Parkinson, Bill Sanders & Leigh Whicker.
A frank look at the introduction of the South Australian teams into the AFL Competition and what does the future hold for SANFL?


1877 & All That
Tuesday 11 July at 6pm
Host: Roger Wills. Panel members: Peter Alexander, James Coventry, Trevor Gyss & Bernard Whimpress.
The beginning of SANFL, its impact on Australian Rules Football and the importance of preserving and celebrating our great history.

Comment Wally May!
Monday 3 July at 6pm
Host: Graham Cornes
Panel members: Ian Aitken, Andrew Capel, Zac Milbank, Daniel Norton, Michelangelo Rucci & Roger Wills.
Print, Photography, Radio, TV & the digital age- a discussion of the role of media in Australian Rules Football.

Legends, Heroes & Villains
Tuesday 27 June at 6pm
Hosted by Mark Soderstrom. A celebration of the most iconic South Australia footballers, coaches and officials - who we all just simply love or love to hate.

Walkley Institute Lecture series with Angela Pippos
Thursday 15 June at 6pm
Join journalist and author Angela Pippos in conversation with the ABC's Ali Clarke as they discuss her new book "Breaking The Mould: Taking a Hammer to Sexism in Sport" as well as the wider ideas of women in all areas of sport from journalist to player to the culture that continues to surround such a male dominated industry.



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