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JAMES CRAIG'S DAY AT THE BREWERY
August 17, 2017
James Craig and some fellow SANFL players spent the day at West End Brewery, getting a behind the scenes look at the mighty site behind SA’s iconic brew. Please continue reading to have a sneak peek at the tour.
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SA STATE COMBINE INVITEES
August 15, 2017
Three North Adelaide Footballers have been invited to the SA State Combine to be held Saturday October 14 at Prince Alfred Colllege.
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KEN FARMER STATUE UNVEILING
August 15, 2017
Ken Farmer Statue will be revealed to the public at Adelaide Oval
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Round 16 Powerade Breakthrough Player Nominees
August 15, 2017
Nominees for the Round 16 Powerade Breakthrough Player
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INJURY UPDATE
August 14, 2017
Injury updates on McKenzie, Corbett, Nixon and more.
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PICKET LIST
August 10, 2017
A full list of our General Pickets are now available for you to view online and at reception. 
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ROUND 16 V ADELAIDE
August 08, 2017
MATCH DAY INFORMATION FOR ROUND 16 NAFC VS AFC AT PROSPECT OVAL
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PICKET FENCE UPDATE
August 07, 2017
As mentioned in our initial announcement, in early 2018 we will be installing a new picket fence around the oval, and each picket will honour a player who has played League football for the Roosters since 1897, via a special plaque. 
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INJURY REPORT
August 07, 2017
Injury updates on Corbett, Liston, Craig and more ahead of our Round 16 clash with Adelaide.
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Football Review Update
August 07, 2017
Just a quick note to advise you that, further to my note to you all on the 21st July 2017 advising of the review of our Football Department, the Board has agreed to engage International Sports Care (ISC) to undertake the review. The Review will be led by ISC Directors Brian Cunningham and Tim Ridgway who will equally share the role.
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MACCA’S LEAGUE FIXTURE FINALISED
August 03, 2017
SANFL has finalised its fixture for Round 18 and the first week of finals for the 2017 Macca’s League season.
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U14 & U17 GIRLS TRAINING SESSION
August 02, 2017
Join NAFC in the Statewide Super Shield Under 14 & Under 17 competition!
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ROOSTER BIRTHDAY AUGUST
July 31, 2017
Find out which past & present Roosters celebrate their birthday during the month of August.
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SHANE EDWARDS 200 AFL GAMES
July 28, 2017
On behalf of the NAFC Board, staff, members and supporters, we congratulate Shane Edwards on playing his 200th AFL match for Richmond tomorrow.
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FOOTBALL REVIEW
July 21, 2017
In an increasingly challenging environment, our Club strives to ensure we position ourselves as the leading SANFL club, on and off the field. Whilst we develop strategies and actions to achieve the successful outcomes we all want, our core business goal (winning SANFL premierships) requires best practice modelling and philosophies to ensure we are positioned to achieve that goal.
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ROUND 14 NORTH ADELAIDE V WWT EAGLES
July 19, 2017
ROUND 14 NORTH ADELAIDE V WWT EAGLES PROSPECT OVAL  RESERVES 11:30AM | LEAUGE 2:10PM 
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PICKET FENCE PROJECT
July 18, 2017
The Board of the NAFC has approved a new project which is designed to permanently honour the past, present and future players of our great Club, as well as offer the opportunity for everyone to have a piece of Prospect Oval history.
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INJURY UPDATE
July 17, 2017
Injury updates on Jake Liston, James Craig, Marlon Motlop and more ahead of our Round 14 clash with WWT Eagles.
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NAFC SANFL SCHOOL HOLIDAY CLINICS
July 14, 2017
On Monday July 10th and Tuesday July 11th the North Adelaide FC ran our yearly Footy School Holiday Clinics. 
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ROUND 13 AT PROSPECT OVAL
July 12, 2017
Join us at Prospect Oval this Saturday 15 July as North Adelaide take on Norwood. A slightly earlier start this week with the Reserves starting at 11:00am and the League Kicking off at 1:40pm!
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ROUND 13 PROUDLY SUPPORTING OUR CHARITY PARTNER MAKE A WISH
July 11, 2017
The North Adelaide Football Club has now entered its 15th season supporting the Make-A-Wish Foundation
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INJURY UPDATE
July 11, 2017
We have Injury updates on Marlon Motlop, Dakota Nixon, Matt Appleton and more ahead of our upcoming match against Norwood.
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NAFC MEMBERSHIP & MATCH DAY SURVEY 
July 07, 2017
The North Adelaide Football Club is always seeking ways to continually improve our membership offer and game day experience. To assist the NAFC with planning for Season 2018, please take a few minutes to complete this survey.
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FOOTY SCHOOL TERM 2 SCHOOL HOLIDAYS!
July 06, 2017
There is still time to book in for the Term 2 Footy School Clinic. Once again Footy School will be hosted by Club Captain Mitch Clisby and will be joined by fellow Senior Players and Coaches as well as players from our Inaugural SANFL Women’s Team.
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3 Home Match Membership's now available!
July 05, 2017
Know a friend that should be a 2017 NAFC Member, but isn’t yet? Well it isn't too late to get on board!
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INJURY UPDATE
July 04, 2017
Find out who is on the injury list after Round 11 and when they are expected to return.
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A new Carr!
July 03, 2017
Congratulations to Josh Carr and his wife Karolina on the birth of their son
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ROOSTERS RAVING ABOUT ROOKIES
July 03, 2017
Football Manager Darryl Wintle chats to Zac Milbank about the Roosters' Round 11 win over South Adelaide
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ROOSTER BIRTHDAYS - JULY
July 03, 2017
Find out which past & present Roosters celebrate their birthday during the month of July.
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North v South – 100 Games at Prospect
June 29, 2017
A significant milestone will occur this weekend when South will become the first opposition team to play 100 games against North at our beloved home ground Prospect Oval.
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West End -Support Your Own
June 28, 2017
Find out how purchasing a specially marked 30 pack of West End can earn you up to $100, and perhaps you’ll finally get that hot tub into your local footy club!
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Round 11 at Prospect Oval
June 28, 2017
What's on this weekend at Prospect Oval this weekend?
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NAFC History Committee | Positions available
June 27, 2017
Are you interested in the history of our great Club?  Perhaps you have even considered joining the NAFC History Committee? - now is your chance.
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INJURY REPORT
June 26, 2017
Find out who is on the Injury list after our Round 10 clash with West Adelaide. This week we have also included an Update from the SANFL Tribunal.
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Jay Shannon
June 23, 2017
After much discussion with the Club over recent weeks, we can announce that Jay Shannon will move on from the Club and play the rest of the season with a community football club
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MCDONALD’S SA U18 TEAM – GAME 2
June 15, 2017
McDonald’s SA U18 coach Brenton Phillips has made four changes in preparation for the clash against the Allies at Adelaide Oval on Saturday morning.
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SANFL SMOKE FREE POLICY | MEMBER & SUPPORTER SURVEY
June 14, 2017
SANFL is seeking feedback from SANFL Club Members and Supporters to help us create a consistent and fair smoke-free policy across all SANFL venues.
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Thank you to our Gala Luncheon Donors
June 14, 2017
We would like to thank all of the businesses who kindly donated items for our Major & Silent Auction.
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INJURY UPDATE
June 13, 2017
See who is on the Injury List after Round 9 and when they are expected to return.
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NINE-A-SIDE CARNIVALS IN FULL SWING
June 11, 2017
SANFL is currently conducting a series of school-based nine-a-side carnivals around the metropolitan area in conjunction with the Adelaide Football Club. As many as 370 children participated in North Adelaide FC’s competition which was held last Friday with the Crows and Norwood FC at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre Parklands in North Adelaide.
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TOM SCHWARZ – 50 GAMES
June 09, 2017
Tom reaches his 50th game this weekend against Glenelg on the holiday Monday.
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Beer & Pie Matching thanks to West End and Vili’s
June 08, 2017
West End and Vili’s have a treat for you, celebrating the ultimate footy match – a beer and a pie. Sample a West End or James Squire beer or cider, expertly paired with the perfect flavour of a Vili’s pie. Look out for the James Squire marquee this Monday when we take on Glenelg.
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SANFL 140 Years | State Library Exhibition
June 07, 2017
Celebrate 140 years of SANFL in an exciting exhibition about South Australia’s much-loved game.
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INJURY UPDATE
June 06, 2017
Find out who is on our Injury list after Round 8 and when they are expected to return.
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Gala Luncheon Major & Auction Items
June 02, 2017
Excitement is building for our biggest off-field event for the year, our Long Table Gala Luncheon.
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LEIGH RYSWYK 200 GOALS!
June 01, 2017
Congratulations to Leigh Ryswyk who kicked his 200th Goal during our Round 7 clash with Adelaide at Prospect Oval.
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Rooster Birthdays June
June 01, 2017
Do you share a June Birthday with a Past or Present Rooster?
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Purchase a 2017 Indigenous Guernsey
May 29, 2017
Purchase a 2017 Match worn Indigenous Guernsey. $90 for NAFC Members | $95 for Non Members Call Reception 8344-8733 to order yours TODAY. First in, best dressed!
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INJURY REPORT
May 29, 2017
INJURY REPORT AFTER ROUND 7
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INDIGENOUS ROOSTERS
May 25, 2017
In honour of Indigenous Round we have put together a collection of some of our Past & Present Indigenous Players.
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ROUND 7 MATCH DAY INFORMATION
May 25, 2017
Join us at Prospect Oval this Saturday 27th May as we celebrate Indigenous Round.
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INDIGENOUS GUERNSEYS - Gunbekgun
May 24, 2017
Our League Team will be wearing Indigenous Guernseys this weekend designed by Indigenous artist Keelan Fejo.
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VISITING OUR EARLY HISTORY
May 24, 2017
On Sunday, 21 May the History Committee conducted two bus tours designed to inform participants about our Club’s origins and early history while visiting places of historical significance to those formative years. The tours were the brainchild of History Committee member Nick Haines who, despite living in Melbourne for the last 23 years, has extensively researched this period and is undoubtedly the expert in this area.
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NAFC Long Table Gala Luncheon
May 24, 2017
The North Adelaide Football Club Long Table Gala Luncheon, proudly sponsored by Terry Howe Printing Services is only 10 days away and we would love you to be a part of it!
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SANFL INDIGENOUS ROUND FOOTBALLS
May 24, 2017
SANFL will recognise the rich contribution made by is past and present Indigenous players in Round 7 of the Macca’s League. Indigenous Round will see all footballs being used in the five matches this weekend feature two separate designs from Indigenous artist Shane Cook.
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INJURY REPORT 
May 22, 2017
INJURY REPORT AFTER ROUND 6
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RESERVES TRIAL V STATE U18's
May 22, 2017
Our Reserves Team will play the SA State U18's Squad this Friday 26th May.
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2017 MCDONALD’S SA U16 SQUAD
May 18, 2017
A 45-player McDonald’s SA Under-16 Squad has been released which includes three North Adelaide Footballers.
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ROOSTERS TO RALLY FOR ROBRAN
May 18, 2017
Club Captain Mitch Clisby speaks on SANFL radio about the 50th anniversary of Barrie Robran's debut and our upcoming clash with Sturt.
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BARRIE ROBRAN 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
May 16, 2017
This weekend at Prospect Oval we are celebrating 50 years since Barrie Robran’s first League Match.
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Entertainment Books
May 15, 2017
Entertainment membership provides 2-for-1 offers or up to 50% off many of the best restaurants, cafés, arts, attractions, hotels, travel, shopping and much more
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KEN FARMER ENTRANCE TEMPORARILY CLOSED
May 15, 2017
The Ken Farmer (Main North Road) entrance will be temporarily closed from 1 May to mid-July due to the Clayton Church Homes redevelopment.
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Injury Update
May 11, 2017
See who is on the NAFC Injury list and when they are expected to return.
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2017 NAFC TEAM POSTERS
May 11, 2017
Our 2017 OFFICIAL TEAM POSTER HAS ARRIVED!
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SA U18 GIRLS TEAM
May 10, 2017
Congratulations to North Adelaide girls Chloe Scheer, Katelyn Rosenzweig and Kyesha Christensen who have all been selected in the SA U18’s State Team
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Long Table Gala Luncheon
May 05, 2017
We are now taking bookings for the 2017 NAFC Long Table Gala Luncheon Sponsored by Terry Howe Printing
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The 2017 McDonald’s SA Under-18 Squad
May 04, 2017
Featuring 46 players from all eight non-AFL aligned SANFL clubs, the McDonald’s SA U18 Squad will begin training on Monday May 15 ahead of lead-up matches against Tasmania U18 (May 20 at Football Park) and North Adelaide U18/Reserves (May 26 at Football Park).
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POWERADE BREAKTHROUGH PLAYER NOMINATION
May 03, 2017
Nominees for the Round 4 Powerade Breakthrough Player
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James and Cameron Craig – Milestones
May 02, 2017
In an ironic twist North’s Craig brothers James and Cameron will have extra incentive for a North win at Noarlunga on Sunday when they will both celebrate personal milestones. Ruckman James will reach his 100th game while defender Cameron notches his 50th game.
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UNDER 16'S PRESENATION NIGHT
May 01, 2017
The Under 16 Presentation Night will be a stand alone event this year and will be held in the Function Room at Prospect Oval. Guest Speaker will be Brenton Phillips, SANFL High Performance Manager – Talent and Coaching
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INJURY UPDATE
May 01, 2017
Find out which NAFC Players are on the injury list after Round 4 and when they are expected to return.
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Rooster Birthdays May
May 01, 2017
Find out which past and present Roosters celebrate a birthday in the month of May!
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Match Day at Prospect Oval FAQ's
April 27, 2017
We have put together some frequently asked questions about Match Day at Prospect Oval. We hope to see you this Saturday April 29 when the Mighty Roosters take on West Adelaide!
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Presidents Group Luncheon Invitation
April 26, 2017
The North Adelaide Football Club invites all Members and Supporters to our Vice Presidents Group Luncheon Saturday April 29. West Adelaide and NAFC Past Player Craig Burton will be the guest speaker!
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NAFC Women's Team Best & Fairest
April 24, 2017
Congratulations to the award winners at our Inaugural Women’s Best & Fairest.
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INJURY UPDATE
April 19, 2017
ROUND 2 INJURY UPDATE
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ALEX SPINA- 50 SANFL GAMES
April 18, 2017
Congratulations to Alex Spina who played his 50th SANFL Game at the Weekend against Central District Football Club
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ROUND 2- Match Day at Prospect Oval
April 11, 2017
ROUND 2 North Adelaide V Central District 14 April, Good Friday. Gates Open: 9:45 am
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NAFC WOMEN'S TEAM PRESENTATION NIGHT
April 10, 2017
We invite all NAFC Members and Supporters to attend our Inaugural  NAFC Women's Team Presentation night to be held in the Function Room at the North Adelaide Football Club. 
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Leigh Ryswyk – 200 Games
April 10, 2017
With Leigh becoming the most recent North Adelaide player to join the 200 games list I thought it would be interesting to reflect on who Leigh has played with over these games.
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Message from Club President Lee Virgin
April 05, 2017
As you are probably aware by now, we have already had football for the last 6 weeks or so in the form of the SANFL Womens League which culminated in the Grand Final last Saturday. Coached by Matt Slade and under the Captaincy of Jess Edwards, the girls gave it a really good go but were outplayed by Norwood and the better side won on the day. We can all be very proud of Matt and the girls as they were the vast improvers of the competition, a fact acknowledged by the Norwood skipper in the after match announcements. A bright future is in store for all the girls and they can look forward to next season with a great deal of confidence.
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LEAPING LEIGH REACHES 200
April 05, 2017
North Adelaide veteran Leigh Ryswyk has revealed he could have been a Redleg on the eve of his 200th game against Norwood at The Parade on Friday night.
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Ashman travels the distance for his beloved Roosters!
April 05, 2017
A great effort from our Presidents Group Country Member Tony Ashman who travelled down from Pt Lincoln twice already this year to watch his beloved Roosters!
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Rooster Birthdays- April 
April 03, 2017
Do you share a birthday with a Rooster Player?
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SANFL STATEWIDE SUPER WOMEN’S LEAGUE GRAND FINAL
March 29, 2017
Excitement is building ahead of the inaugural SANFL Statewide Super Women’s League Grand Final on Saturday.
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SCHEER WINS STAR SEARCH AWARD
March 29, 2017
Chloe Scheer has continued her winning ways after claiming the inaugural women's Powerade Star Search Award.
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Trial Match Results
March 27, 2017
Trial Match Results - North Adelaide V South Adelaide at Hickinbotham Oval
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TRIAL MATCH- NORTH ADELAIDE V SOUTH ADELAIDE
March 23, 2017
SATURDAY 25TH MARCH 2017 @ HICKINBOTHAM OVAL
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COACHES CORNER – JOSH CARR
March 23, 2017
North Adelaide coach Josh Carr will take inspiration from Sturt’s dramatic turnaround last year when the Roosters begin their 2017 SANFL Macca’s League campaign.
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NAFC Digital Pass
March 21, 2017
The NAFC Digital Pass offers Roosters fans a new and exciting way to engage with our great game! 
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North Adelaide Football Club History Tour
March 20, 2017
NORTH ADELAIDE FOOTBALL CLUB HISTORY TOUR DETAILS
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TRIAL MATCH TEAM SELECTION
March 16, 2017
NORTH ADELAIDE V WEST ADELAIDE, FRIDAY 17TH MARCH 2017 @ CITY MAZDA STADIUM
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CASUAL CATERING STAFF REQUIRED
March 16, 2017
The Club is seeking casual catering staff to work on Home Match days at Prospect Oval this season.
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SANFL AGM AWARDS
March 15, 2017
We would like to congratulate Leigh Ryswyk and Barry Dolman who were both honoured at the 2016 SANFL AGM, held last night at Football Park’s Convention Centre.
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Mad March - Win a Corporate Box for you and three friends!
March 10, 2017
Sign up as an Adult Member before March 31st for your chance to win a Corporate box for you and three others at our first Home Match for Season 2017!
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TRIAL MATCH TEAM LISTS
March 09, 2017
NAFC V PAFC, SATURDAY 11TH MARCH 2017 @ ALBERTON OVAL
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Wanted - Cheerleader Choreographer (Coach)
March 08, 2017
Apply today – applications close Tuesday 14th March, 12.00pm
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Cheerleader Auditions
March 08, 2017
NAFC Cheerleader Auditions will be held at the Club next Tuesday 14 March.
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Thank you to our Golf Day Sponsors
March 08, 2017
Thank you to all involved in our annual Golf Day being held next Friday March 17th at Tea Tree Gully Golf Club.
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ASHLEIGH’S AIMING HIGH
March 08, 2017
The Round 3 Powerade Star Search nominee, Woodland became the first player to kick four goals in a SANFL Statewide Super League match after her eye-catching display against the Bloods.
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ROOSTERS READY FOR REDEMPTION
March 07, 2017
Speaking on SANFL Radio, North coach Matt Slade said he was keen for his team to regain some respect after dishing up a disappointing performance to kick off the inaugural competition on February 17.
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2017 LONG SLEEVE GUERNSEY PRE ORDER
March 03, 2017
Pre order a 2017 Long sleeve guernsey with your choice of number on the back for no extra charge. Be quick orders close Friday March 10 at 5pm.
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Round 2 Powerade Star Search nomination- Chloe Scheer
March 02, 2017
Congratulations to Chloe Scheer on her Round 2 Powerade Star Search Nomination!
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2017 Leadership Group
March 01, 2017
The Club is very pleased to announce our Leadership Group for the 2017 season.
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2017 North Adelaide Senior List
February 28, 2017
Guernsey numbers for our 2017 Senior Squad list have been finalised. Player Profiles & updated photos coming to the website next week!
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Season Launch
February 24, 2017
Save the date. Our Season Launch is Friday March 31 at Prospect Oval
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COUNTRY TRAINING CAMP
February 23, 2017
Our best Country Under 16 talent attended a weekend camp at Melrose from Friday February 17 to Sunday February 19.
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Trial Games
February 22, 2017
Be there from the very start. Our Trial match dates have been set.
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SWEET SHEDS THE DREADS
February 20, 2017
Jordon Sweet is shaving his head to raise money for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation
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STATEWIDE SUPER WOMEN'S ROUND 1 
February 17, 2017
Round 1 is here for the Inaugural Statewide Super Women's League and it is history in the making when our Rooster Women take on Norwood in the first ever match of  SANFL Women's Football tonight at Coopers Stadium. 
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Final word from Matt Slade
February 16, 2017
As the coach, I can confidently say that I have thoroughly enjoyed working with this team. We cant wait to get onto the parade and show exactly what this team is made of. We are determined to establish ourselves as the bench mark of this competition through hard, physical work. Although we would never attempt to presume any outcomes, I am confident that everything that this group does on the field, will be done at absolute peak intensity and we will be content with whatever outcome this type of effort produces. 
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AGM 14.2.16
February 15, 2017
Many thanks to the members who were at our AGM on Tuesday evening. Again, it was great to have such a solid turnout (110 members), highlighting how much care our members have for their Club.
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AGM
February 14, 2017
AGM Details- Tuesday 14th February 2017
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Women's Round 1 North V Norwood
February 13, 2017
We encourage all NAFC Members and Supporters to be a part of history and attend Round One of the inaugural SANFL Statewide Super Women’s League this Friday night at Coopers Stadium.
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Jess Edwards to Captain Women's Team
February 09, 2017
A development player who has been training with Adelaide’s AFL Women’s side, Edwards had an outstanding season last year en route to representing her State as well as winning Adelaide University’s best-and-fairest award.
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Footy Fun Day at Prospect Oval
February 08, 2017
We would like to invite all girls aged 5-18 to our Footy Fun Day at Prospect Oval on Wednesday February 22nd.
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Footy Update
February 03, 2017
The pre-season is close to finishing and the players are looking forward to the upcoming trial game schedule.The team have performed strongly since November with the majority of the list on the track preparing themselves for the 2017 season. We have had minimal injury concerns allowing Josh Carr to have strong numbers on the field to implement our structures and game style.
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YOUNG STARS AT THE FOOTY
February 01, 2017
We have recently been sent this photo of a couple of our senior players when they were coming through our junior development program
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February Rooster Birthdays
February 01, 2017
Do you share a February birthday with a past or present Rooster?
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SLADE SLIPS BACK INTO NORTH ADELAIDE
January 23, 2017
North Adelaide coach Matt Slade says he was excited to answer the call to be the club’s inaugural coach in the SANFL Statewide Super Women’s League.
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INAUGURAL SANFL STATEWIDE SUPER WOMEN’S LEAGUE FIXTURE
January 20, 2017
SANFL has unveiled its 2017 Statewide Super Women’s League fixture with a blockbuster Friday night season opener at Coopers Stadium on 17th February.
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2017 NAFC Copyworld Toshiba Golf Day
January 18, 2017
We are now taking bookings for the 2017 NAFC Copyworld Toshiba Golf Day
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Tourrific
January 16, 2017
Join us this Tuesday January 17 at the the Tourrific Prospect Street Party.
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Rooster Birthdays January
January 11, 2017
Do you share a birthday with a past or present Rooster?
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Robert Gerard AO returns to Prospect Oval
December 22, 2016
The North Adelaide Football Club is extremely pleased to announce that our Club Patron and highly respected patriarch Robert Gerard AO has returned to Prospect Oval for the 2017 season.
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SANFL Statewide Super Women’s League - NAFC Team List!
December 21, 2016
Our squad list has been released for the inaugural SANFL Statewide Super Women’s League, which kicks off on February 17
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Bremerton Wines - Premier Partner for our NAFC Womens Team
December 19, 2016
It is with great pleasure that we announce Bremerton Wines as our Premier Partner for our NAFC Womens team in 2017.
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Christmas Office Hours
December 16, 2016
Our Office is closed from noon today and will re open Monday 9am
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NAFC Women's Coaches
December 15, 2016
There has been plenty of work going on behind the scenes regards the exciting introduction of our new NAFC Womens team in early 2017. We are extremely pleased to announce that the Head Coach for our inaugural Womens team
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AGM
December 14, 2016
Annual General Meeting Details
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SANFL ANNOUNCES NEW NAMING RIGHTS PARTNER
December 14, 2016
South Australia’s elite football competition will become known as the SANFL Macca’s League following the signing of a major new sponsorship agreement with McDonald’s. The new two-year agreement builds on a 13-year relationship between the SANFL and McDonald’s South Australia, which has previously sponsored SANFL’s junior football, the Macca’s Cup and Shield competitions and SANFL’s U15, U16 and U18 State teams.
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Football Update – December 2016
December 09, 2016
Pre-season training is underway and the players have returned in good condition to attack the pre-Christmas phase of the program.
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Coaching News
December 09, 2016
We welcome Michael Handby and Ryan Burnell back to the coaching staff for the 2017 season.
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Membership hotline!
December 08, 2016
Our Membership hotline is now up and running! Memberships can now be purchased by calling 1300 234 851
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VALE Bob Geisler
December 07, 2016
The North Adelaide Football Club must sadly inform supporters of the passing of Robert (Bob) Geisler.
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SANFL Women’s Teams Announced
November 30, 2016
The four clubs selected to be part of the inaugural women’s league are; Glenelg, North Adelaide, Norwood and West Adelaide.
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Rooster Birthdays December
November 30, 2016
Do you share a December birthday with a Rooster? 
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AFL Draft
November 28, 2016
Congratulations to the North Adelaide Footballers selected at the November 25 AFL Draft
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DRAFT INSIGHT
November 24, 2016
Departing North Adelaide development manager Brad Dodd has provided an insight into the Roosters set to be chosen in Friday’s AFL National Draft.
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2016 SA Mock Draft
November 24, 2016
As the 2016 AFL National Draft in Adelaide fast approaches, the SANFL’s ZAC MILBANK predicts the South Australians who could be selected on November 25.
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WILL'S WAIT NEARLY OVER
November 23, 2016
Will Hayward is still very much in the dark about his AFL destination as he arrives in Sydney for Friday’s AFL National Draft.
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Handby returns to the NAFC
November 21, 2016
The NAFC is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Handby into the Development Coach role made vacant by the departure of Brad Dodd back to WA.  Michael had been an Assistant League Coach with the Roosters from 2013 to 2015, including as our interim senior coach in late 2015, and then under Brad Gotch at South Adelaide as their defensive coach in 2016.
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Ken Farmer SA Sport Hall of Fame
November 18, 2016
The North Adelaide Football Club is thrilled that the late Ken Farmer was last night inducted into the SA Football Hall of Fame.
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Tanner Smith joins the NAFC
November 15, 2016
The NAFC is pleased to announce the signing of Tanner Smith from the Fremantle FC
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CHAMPION DATA’S SA TOP 10 PROSPECTS FOR THE AFL DRAFT
November 15, 2016
Three North Adelaide Footballers have been named in Champion Data's top 10 prospects for the upcoming AFL National Draft.
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NOTICE TO MEMBERS - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
November 14, 2016
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Members of the North Adelaide Football Club Inc. and The Roosters Club Inc. will be held in the Function Room, Menzies Crescent, Prospect on Tuesday 14th February 2017 at 7.00 pm.
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FOOTBALL UPDATE - RECRUITS
November 11, 2016
The North Adelaide Football Club is pleased to announce the signings of Keenan Ramsey, Matt Appleton and Ben Darrou for the 2017 season.
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McHappy Day
November 10, 2016
Join us for McHappy Day this Saturday, 12th November!
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Rooster Birthday November
November 01, 2016
Do you share a birthday with a Rooster?
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Melbourne Cup Office Closure
November 01, 2016
Our Office will be closed from 1:30pm today
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Adelaide Crows nominate Ben Jarman
October 31, 2016
The Adelaide Football Club has nominated Ben Jarman as a potential father-son recruit at the AFL draft.
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Tom Schwarz New York Marathon
October 28, 2016
This November Tom Schwarz will be pounding the pavement at one of the most famous sporting events in the world – the New York City Marathon!
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2017 Membership
October 28, 2016
Launching early November
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Football Update – October 2016
October 20, 2016
Since the end of the 2016 season, we have conducted our end of season reviews and endeavoured to get the commitment of the playing group for 2017.
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Reserves Premiership Photo
October 14, 2016
Reserves Premiership photo available to purchase directly from our Club photographer Deb Curtis.
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Bohdan Jaworskyj announces retirement
October 11, 2016
To all NAFC members and supporters, Bohdan Jaworskyj, our Club President of the past 16 years, announced his decision to retire from the Board of Directors effective from the next AGM in February 2017. Bohdan announced to the attendees at the Barrie Robran Club Champion Awards last Friday that he had decided it was time to move on and hand the role over to someone else after a long tenure in the role. 
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Rooster Birthdays October
October 10, 2016
Do you share a birthday with a Rooster?
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2016 Presentation Night award Winners
October 08, 2016
Congratulations to the 2016 Club Champion Award Winners and thank you to the generous donors.
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VALE John Donisthorpe
October 07, 2016
The North Adelaide Football Club is saddened to inform members of the passing of one of our oldest players, John Donisthorpe. 
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Susan Girke joins the NAFC Board
October 04, 2016
The Board of Directors of the North Adelaide Football Club are extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Girke to the Board
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Sponsor Signing- North Adelaide Hotel
September 30, 2016
We are excited to announce the signing of North Adelaide Hotel
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Ride for Rhonda
September 29, 2016
This November Lewis Hender will ride from Melbourne to Adelaide to raise money for brain cancer research.
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Barrie Robran Club Champion Presentation Night
September 28, 2016
The Barrie Robran Club Champion Medal, awarded to North Adelaide's Best and Fairest Player, will be held on Friday 7 October at the Ellington, Hackney Road.
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2016 SANFL Reserves Premiers
September 27, 2016
Congratulations to our Reserves Team who are the 2016 SANFL Reserve Grade Premiers!
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Club Statement Under 18's
September 22, 2016
The NAFC Board and Management are extremely proud of our Under 18’s performances throughout the season and in particular, how they attacked the finals series and more so, the Grand Final.  Under challenging conditions, the boys remained strong and focussed and applied enough pressure and intensity through the match to find themselves level at the last kick of the day.
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Grand Final Information
September 19, 2016
Reserves Grand Final | Eagles v North - 11:15am at Adelaide Oval
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Finals Results
September 19, 2016
Reserves Preliminary Final
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BRENTON PHILLIPS-SA Football Hall of Fame
September 14, 2016
Congratulations to Brenton Philips who was last night inducted into the SA Hall of Fame.
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Game Results
September 12, 2016
Results from the weekends Games. Under 18's, Reserves and Girls Footy.
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Dakota Nixon- 2016 McCallum Tomkins Medal
September 07, 2016
Congratulations to Dakota Nixon who has won the 2016 McCallum Tomkins Medal for the Under-18 Macca’s Cup Competition.
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2016 ADVERTISER SANFL TEAM OF YEAR
September 05, 2016
The final squad of 40 players to be considered for the 2016 Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year has been released.
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Elimination Final Scores- 
September 05, 2016
Elimination Final Scores
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Girls Footy-Round 2 Results
September 05, 2016
Girls Footy-Round 2 Results. North Adelaide V Norwood at Prospect Oval.
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Rooster Birthdays- September
September 02, 2016
Do you share a birthday with a Rooster?
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Finals Footy Fixture
August 29, 2016
Both our 18's and Reserves Teams will be playing in elimination finals this weekend.
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Girls Football-Round 1 Results
August 29, 2016
Girls Footy - Round 1 North Adelaide V Central Districts Final Scores.
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Project Discovery Classic
August 26, 2016
The Neil Sachse Foundation is hosting a 3 day cycling classic November 14-16, 2016 to raise money for “Project Discovery”. There is an opportunity for sponsors for the event. Two of the four sponsorship packages includes a cyclist or cyclists in the event.  This provides an excellent opportunity to show case your business via your logo on the Lycra during and after the event.
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Rooster Reminisces Round 22 Season 1987
August 25, 2016
A look back at a memorable match from each round.
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Annual Members Lottery Results
August 15, 2016
Results
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Roosters Reminisces Round 21 Season 1972
August 14, 2016
A look back at a memorable match from each round.
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Roosters Reminisces Round 20 Season 1982
August 11, 2016
A look back at a memorable match from each round.
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Match Day Information
August 10, 2016
Round 20 North Adelaide V South Adelaide
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Last Presidents Group Luncheon for Season 2016
August 09, 2016
1991 Premiership Team Players in attendance
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Neil Sachse Foundation- Project Discovery Classic Bike Ride
August 09, 2016
Neil Sachse along with wonderful support from Kevin O’Keeffe and many others are organising the Project Discovery Classic Bike Ride in November.
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VALE – Lance Tuckey
August 05, 2016
There have been few who can rival the contribution that Lance Tuckey made to the red and white jumper. He played 32 games for the club and kicked 97 goals during his short playing time with the Roosters. However, an even greater contribution was to follow.
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Girls Football Macca’s Talent Shield
August 05, 2016
On behalf of the North Adelaide Football Club we would like to thank all players who have signed up for what will be an exciting competition. The season is just around the corner, with our first training session this Tuesday at Prospect Oval. We are still seeking participants, with all girls in the required age group (born between 2000 and 2004) more than welcome. There is the option of registering at training, or follow the provided link.
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Rooster Reminisces Round 19 Season 2004
August 04, 2016
A look back at a memorable match from each round.
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Your chance to win Two Adelaide Oval Roofclimb Tickets
August 04, 2016
Attend Round 19 North Adelaide V Port Adelaide for your chance to win Two Adelaide Oval Roof Climb Tickets
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Female Super Clinic at Prospect Oval
August 01, 2016
Female Super Clinic at Prospect Oval Tuesday afternoon for participants born 2000-2004
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UNDER 16 CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE HEAD COACH POSITION AVAILABLE
August 01, 2016
This position represents a wonderful opportunity to work with a club committed to success and be part of a highly successful junior development program.
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Rooster Birthdays- August
August 01, 2016
Do you share a birthday with a Rooster?
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Milestone Games
July 30, 2016
Milestone Games for Joe Anderson & Leigh Ryswyk today
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Cohen Thiele Announces Retirement
July 29, 2016
Wednesday night at training Cohen informed the Club and Playing Group that he will be retiring from SANFL Football
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Rooster Reminisces Round 18 Season 1974
July 28, 2016
look back at a memorable match from each round
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Match worn Indigenous guernseys still available
July 26, 2016
The 9 circles on the guernsey (also on the Boomerang) represent our 9 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander players and their respective Aboriginal country.   Each circle has 3 layers of dots, representing Women, Men and Children who become connected to NAFC through the players.
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Roosters Reminisces Round 17 Season 1946
July 21, 2016
A look back at a memorable match from each round.
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Under 15 & Under 17 State Championships Day 3
July 21, 2016
Under 15 & Under 17 State Championships at My Money House Oval 
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Under 15 & Under 17 State Championships Day 3
July 21, 2016
Under 15 & Under 17 State Championships at My Money House Oval 
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Female Football is back for Season 2016!
July 21, 2016
No football experience is necessary!
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Under 15 & Under 17 State Championships at Prospect Oval
July 19, 2016
Under 15 & Under 17 State Championships today and tomorrow at Prospect Oval.
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2016 NAFC Indigenous Guernseys are for sale!
July 18, 2016
Own a piece of limited edition North Adelaide Football Club Merchandise designed by Vice Captain Marlon Motlop.
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Roosters Reminisces Round 16 Season 1967
July 15, 2016
A look back at a memorable match from each round.
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Indigenous Round
July 12, 2016
As part of Indigenous Round celebrations, we will be wearing a special one-off Guernsey designed by Vice Captain Marlon Motlop.
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POWERADE STAR SEARCH NOMINEE – JAKE LISTON
July 12, 2016
The Round 15 Powerade Star Search nominee is Jake Liston
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AIME Mentoring Program – Marlon Motlop & Derick Wanganeen
July 12, 2016
In the lead-up to our Round 16 Indigenous Round clash with Norwood (Sun 17th July at Coopers Stadium), we had a chat with our very own Marlon Motlop and Derick Wanganeen who are proud ambassadors of the AIME Program, working with students across SA.   Both have an indigenous background and share the experience of having spent time in an elite football program and believe in the benefits of Mentoring Indigenous youth and giving back to their culture and community.
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Round 14 Home Match Raffle uncollected prize. 
July 11, 2016
If you have ticket number 66587 from the Roosters Round 14 match against Adelaide
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AFL Debut- Oleg Markov
July 08, 2016
Congratulations to Oleg Markov
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U16 National Carnival MVP
July 08, 2016
Congratulations to Connor Rozee
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Rooster Reminisces Round 15 Season 2005
July 07, 2016
A look back at a memorable match from each round.
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Mitch Harvey 50 SANFL Games
July 02, 2016
Congratulations to Mitch Harvey who will play his 50th SANFL Game today!
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Football Update- Cohen Thiele & Derick Wanganeen
July 01, 2016
We wish to confirm that we have been working with and supporting Cohen Thiele through some personal issues, and have agreed with Cohen that he should take a leave of absence from the Club and football in general to concentrate on taking care of these important matters.
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Rooster Reminisces Round 14 Season 1997
July 01, 2016
A look back at a memorable match from each round
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Rooster Birthdays - July
June 30, 2016
Do you share a birthday with a Rooster?
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Jack Graham wins National U18’s Award
June 30, 2016
McDonald’s SA Under-18 captain Jack Graham has been awarded the Larke Medal
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State U18 Results
June 24, 2016
McDonald's SA U18s v Vic Country
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Rooster Reminisces - Round 13 1938
June 23, 2016
A look back at a memorable match from each round.
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POWERADE STAR SEARCH NOMINEE – STEPHEN TAHANA
June 21, 2016
The Round 12 Powerade Star Search nominee is Stephen Tahana
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Round 12 North Adelaide v West Adelaide
June 17, 2016
Whats happening at Prospect Oval this weekend?
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Rooster Reminisces Round 12, Season 2006.
June 16, 2016
A look back at a memorable match from each round.
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POWERADE STAR SEARCH NOMINEE – SAM DE LEONARDIS
June 15, 2016
The Round 11 Powerade Star Search nominee is Sam De Leonardis!
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Entertainment Books
June 09, 2016
Entertainment Books are now back in stock!
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Merchandise Order Arrival
June 09, 2016
Vest & Softshell Jackets are now back in stock!
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Michael Clinch
June 09, 2016
The North Adelaide Football Club would like to advise members & supporters of the departure last week of Michael Clinch.
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Roosters Reminisces Round 11, Season 2007
June 09, 2016
A look back at a memorable match from each round.
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Rooster Birthdays June
June 02, 2016
Do you share a birthday with a Rooster?
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Rooster Reminisces Round 10 Season 1980
May 26, 2016
A look back at a memorable match from each round
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WEST END STATE SQUAD
May 23, 2016
Two Roosters named in the final squad of 25
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Roosters Reminisces Round 9 Season 1990
May 19, 2016
A look back at a memorable match from each round.
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Marlon Motlop 50 Games
May 13, 2016
Congratulations to Marlon Motlop who this week plays his 50th Club Game.
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Roosters Reminisces Season 1994
May 12, 2016
A look back at a memorable match from each round.
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State Game Ticket Offer
May 12, 2016
With five Roosters named in the squad, this is something no Roosters fan will want to miss! Simply use your Season or 10 Home match ticket to gain access to the West End State Game
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Home Match Winning Ticket
May 09, 2016
The winning ticket for the Round 7 Home Match Raffle is ticket number 54803.
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A letter to all NAFC Supporters
May 06, 2016
A letter to all NAFC Supporters from Senior Coach Josh Carr
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Roosters Reminisces Season 1971
May 05, 2016
A look back at a memorable match from each round.
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Football News
May 03, 2016
North Adelaide has seven Players named in the Under 18 State Squad
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Rooster Birthdays May
May 03, 2016
Do you share a birthday with a Rooster?
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Prostate Cancer Awareness
May 01, 2016
Round 6 proudly supporting the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
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Past Player & Officials Pre Match Function
April 29, 2016
Round 6 Sunday 1 May is the first of three Past Player & Official Functions being held at the Club.
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2016 WEST END STATE SQUAD
April 29, 2016
Congratulations to our five Roosters who have been selected for the 2016 West End State Team
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VALE Billy McKenzie
April 28, 2016
The Club must sadly inform Members of the passing of Billy McKenzie
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Roosters Fixture survey- Have your say
April 28, 2016
The Board put forward that the SANFL need to return the draw to a status of Saturday Home games one week Home and an Away game the week after, much like it used to be before we had our AFL sides. We are therefore proposing a survey of members to see if you agree with our thoughts and we can then relay this information back to the SANFL.
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Members Only Merchandise
April 28, 2016
We have now officially sold out of Members only caps.
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Roosters Reminisces Round 6 Season 1983
April 28, 2016
A look back at a memorable match from each round.
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VALE John Tidswell
April 22, 2016
The Club must sadly inform Members of the passing of dual North Adelaide League Premiership Player
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Rooster Reminisces Round 5 Season 1960
April 21, 2016
A look back at a memorable match from each round
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Funeral details for Tony Skeffington
April 21, 2016
The funeral for Tony Skeffington will be held on Tuesday 26 April i
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VALE Tony Skeffington
April 19, 2016
We are deeply saddened by the passing of long time member and one of our most passionate supporters, Tony Skeffington.
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North Adelaide Football Club Annual Members Lottery
April 18, 2016
​Tickets are $2.00 each with full proceeds going towards the Youth Development Program. There have only been 1,500 books printed - So your chance of winning is strong!
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'For the Love of the Jumper'
April 18, 2016
Results from our second 'For the Love of the Jumper' poll are in.
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Roosters Reminisces Round 4 Season 2006
April 13, 2016
A look back at a memorable game from each round
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Please join us in welcoming Tom Schwarz
April 13, 2016
We are extremely pleased to announce the arrival of talented midfielder Tom Schwarz to our Club
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Major Partner agrees to extend their Support of the NAFC
April 12, 2016
It is with great pleasure and excitement that we announce to our NAFC community that our Major Partner Copyworld Toshiba has agreed to extend their support of our Club for a further two years following this year. This is wonderful news and comes on the back of an outstanding relationship and understanding of how to work together and what is important to each other.
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Past Players
April 12, 2016
The Eagles Past Players have invited North Adelaide Past Players to North Adelaide vs Eagles at Woodville Sunday April 17.
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NAFC Crowd Behaviour
April 11, 2016
Disappointingly, some of our supporters behaviour in the outer at Alberton Oval on Saturday was a disgrace. We have received several complaints today from our own supporters who have been so affected by this language and behaviour that they are weighing up whether to continue to attend our matches in the future
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Training
April 11, 2016
There are three training sessions this week at Prospect Oval. All Members and Supporters are welcome to come along and watch from the grandstand.
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Roosters Reminisces Round 3 Season 1991
April 08, 2016
A look back at a memorable match from each round.
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Welcome to our new Sponsors for Season 2016
April 06, 2016
The NAFC would like to welcome our new Sponsors for Season 2016
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Members Only Merchandise
April 06, 2016
Members Caps & Scarves are now available!
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Round 2 Powerade Star Search nominee
April 05, 2016
The Round 2 Powerade Star Search nominee is our very own Maris Olekalns!
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Training Times
April 04, 2016
There are two training sessions this week at Prospect Oval. All Members and Supporters are welcome to come along and watch from the grandstand.
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Electronic Ticketing at Prospect Oval
April 03, 2016
Please be advised that the new SANFL Electronic ticketing system is running for the first time at Prospect Oval today.
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Membership Draw Winner
April 01, 2016
Congratulations to Daniel Goodwin
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Roosters Reminisces- Round 2 Season 1900
March 31, 2016
A look back at e memorable match from each round
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Rooster Birthdays April
March 31, 2016
Do you share a birthday with a Rooster?
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History Display in the Function Room
March 31, 2016
Our History Committee would like to take this opportunity to advise you all that there is a brand new display in the Function Room
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Melrose Camp
March 31, 2016
Over the weekend of the 14th February, the NAFC Country Squads Camp was held at Melrose. The camp was at the Church of England Camp and was attended by the best young lads aged 16 & 17 from our Country Leagues viz. Northern Areas, Spencer Gulf and Whyalla. The camp commenced Friday night with a get to know you which included a game of soccer. Later physical details and a vertical jump test made for a bit more fun amongst the boys.
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Injury Report
March 29, 2016
SANTILLO, Kahlin- Knee -Round 14/15, McINERNEY, Sam- Hand -Indefinite, SLEE, Harrison- Ankle -Indefinite, BOLES, Patrick- Back -Indefinite
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Training
March 28, 2016
Training times for this week at Prospect Oval : Monday 28 March, 5:30pm Prospect Oval
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Presidents Group Lunch
March 28, 2016
Sunday 3rd April 2016| 12:15pm for 12:30pm start. $60 per person. Includes 2 Course meal, beer, wine, soft drink and afternoon tea in the Prospect Pavilion.
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MILESTONE
March 25, 2016
Milestones games today for the following NAFC Players: Ben Jarman - League debut
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Roosters Reminisces - Round 1
March 24, 2016
A look back at a memorable match from each round
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INJURY REPORT – ROUND 1
March 22, 2016
Wade THOMPSON – QUAD – ROUND 2-3, Cohen THIELE – CALF – ROUND 2, Luke WHARTON – HAMSTRING – TEST
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NAFC V WWTFC
March 17, 2016
NAFC V WWTFC -FRIDAY 18TH MARCH @ THEBARTON OVAL.
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Final Scores
March 11, 2016
Trial Match V West Adelaide
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Trial #2
March 10, 2016
North V West Friday 11th March
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We want you!
March 09, 2016
We are currently looking for a Zone Coaching Coordinator to work with all the clubs within the NAFC Metropolitan zone. The Zone Coaching Coordinator will work with the SANFL / NAFC and all Club Coach Coordinators to ensure that coaches at our local clubs are the best of any sport here in SA. This includes supporting coach education, assistance with training & drills, and being an adviser when it comes to other coaching matters.
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We want you!
March 09, 2016
We are currently looking for a Zone Coaching Coordinator
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2016 COPYWORLD TOSHIBA PRESIDENTS GROUP GOLF DAY
March 03, 2016
On behalf of the Presidents Group Golf Day Committee thank you to all who played and supported the Copyworld Toshiba North Adelaide Football Club Golf Day on 26 February 2016. The day was a huge success with great weather, great golf course, good player numbers and strong corporate support. The day raised funds which the President’s Group will put towards player related projects and welfare initiatives.
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2016 COPYWORLD TOSHIBA PRESIDENTS GROUP GOLF DAY
March 03, 2016
On behalf of the Presidents Group Golf Day Committee
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Rooster Birthdays March
February 29, 2016
Do you share a birthday with a Rooster?
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Rooster Birthdays March
February 29, 2016
Do you share a birthday with a Rooster?
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Club Captain & Leadership Group
February 26, 2016
The NAFC is very pleased to announce that
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Club Captain & Leadership Group
February 26, 2016
The NAFC is very pleased to announce that
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NAFC V NORWOOD
February 25, 2016
League & Reserves Team
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NAFC V NORWOOD
February 25, 2016
League & Reserves Team
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VALE Neil McCann
February 24, 2016
The club must sadly inform members of the passing of a Rooster legend
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NAFC Water Runners Wanted
February 24, 2016
NAFC is looking for volunteer water runners
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NAFC Water Runners Wanted
February 24, 2016
NAFC is looking for volunteer water runners
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VALE Neil McCann
February 24, 2016
The club must sadly inform members of the passing of a Rooster legend
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2016 Guernsey Numbers
February 23, 2016
A full list of the 2016 Playing Squad and their guernsey numbers
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2016 Guernsey Numbers
February 23, 2016
A full list of the 2016 Playing Squad and their guernsey numbers
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Golf Day Auction Items & Sponsors
February 18, 2016
With one week to go until our golf day
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Golf Day Auction Items & Sponsors
February 18, 2016
With one week to go until our golf day
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Pre Order Merchandise
February 15, 2016
Pre-Order new Merchandise items today!
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Pre Order Merchandise
February 15, 2016
Pre-Order new Merchandise items today!
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2016 Calendar
February 12, 2016
13 Month Calendar now available from reception
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2016 Calendar
February 12, 2016
13 Month Calendar now available from reception
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AGM
February 10, 2016
Many thanks to the members who were at our AGM
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AGM
February 10, 2016
Many thanks to the members who were at our AGM
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Season Launch
February 09, 2016
2016 Season Launch & Family Day Saturday 12th March
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2016 Cheerleader Auditions
February 09, 2016
Saturday 13th February
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Season Launch
February 09, 2016
2016 Season Launch & Family Day Saturday 12th March
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2016 Cheerleader Auditions
February 09, 2016
Saturday 13th February
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Vale: Graham Ashby
February 05, 2016
It is with deep regret that we must inform
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Vale: Graham Ashby
February 05, 2016
It is with deep regret that we must inform
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Vale Lloyd Weston
February 03, 2016
The North Adelaide Football Club sadly informs members
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Vale Lloyd Weston
February 03, 2016
The North Adelaide Football Club sadly informs members
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NAB AFL Academy
February 02, 2016
Roosters Represent
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NAB AFL Academy
February 02, 2016
Roosters Represent
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Rooster Birthdays February
January 29, 2016
Do you share a birthday with a Rooster?
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Rooster Birthdays February
January 29, 2016
Do you share a birthday with a Rooster?
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NO UNDER 16 / 18 TRAINING TUESDAY JANUARY 26
January 22, 2016
Due the Australia Day Holiday
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NO UNDER 16 / 18 TRAINING TUESDAY JANUARY 26
January 22, 2016
Due the Australia Day Holiday
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NAFC Trials
January 21, 2016
2016 Trial Game Fixture
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NAFC Trials
January 21, 2016
2016 Trial Game Fixture
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Heat Policy
January 19, 2016
As per our heat policy
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Heat Policy
January 19, 2016
As per our heat policy
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Tourrific Prospect
January 14, 2016
Roosters at Tourrific
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Tourrific Prospect
January 14, 2016
Roosters at Tourrific
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Brandan Parfitt stars for NT U18's
January 01, 0001
Classy midfielder Brandon Parfitt delivered a best on ground performance for Northern Territory to show why he will be highly sought after at this year's NAB AFL Draft.
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League Round 16 vs Adelaide
August 14, 2017
After yet another lost opportunity against Central District last weekend, we were back at Prospect Oval to take on Adelaide on Saturday afternoon. We made three changes, with Alex Spin and Callum Wilkie out with injury and illness and Jordon Sweet made way for the returning James Craig. Alex Barns and Michael Virgin also came into the team. Conditions were ideal for this time of the year as the teams took their positions.
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Under 18 Round 16 v West Adelaide
August 14, 2017
Forced to make eight changes with a heap of injuries, we fielded our most inexperienced side for the year. However we started the first quarter well, going into the break three goals up.
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LEAGUE ROUND 15 vs Central District
August 07, 2017
We made three changes to the side that last turned out with Sam McInerney, Mitch Harvey and Luke Wharton coming into the team, with the latter making his League debut for the football club. Noa Corbett was ruled out with concussion, Sam Wundke and Joe Anderson played in the Reserves team. Windy conditions greeted the two sides and goals to the northern end were going to be tough to come by.
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Terry
Very disappointed with the last quarter on Saturday. Are we unfit or the other teams just fitter than us? Hoping the boys have a real crack at the last two games.
Football Operations
Hi Terry,

Very disappointing last quarter. It is not fitness, we get GPS data on all players each week and our numbers for distance, speed, sprints etc hit the targets required.
Our strength at the contest was unacceptable for a period of the last quarter which gave Adelaide all the momentum.
The League team have 2 games left to get a result and play four quarters of consistent football.
Adrian
I wish the up-coming review every success and am hopeful this articulates into a move up the ladder in the next and following seasons. In addition to the criterion already decided I would urge the reviewers to think seriously about evaluating the 'culture' of the club as it stands. In particularly the values we place around people, performance and process the pillars of a sound cultural ethos. Four years of little of no success and more disappointingly no improvement must have both players and supporters questioning our ability to climb out of this situation. Hopefully the players provide their insight candidly. This focus I believe adds some rigor to the more regular review outcomes and might serve to provide some insight into the lack of success.
CEO
Thanks Adrian, I can assure you the review is to be thorough as we have expressed to our members and supporters, and I am sure the reviewers will assess all factors as to why the club has struggled for consistent success for nearly 3 decades, as well as the recent few years.
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Grenville's Boots
Hi Greg, I see there is a movement towards a review of the Club and think this is a good thing to do from time to time. I too am feeling frustrated with the results we have had but see two things I really like. I am very pleased to see that Josh Carr and the coaches are playing talented, young North players out of the reserves. It reminds me of 1982 when there were glimpses of real talent in the team but results were not successful. We know that what followed was some sustained success. I am also mindful that only two years ago we were a basket case of a team. It doesn't seem like that now. I would like to see the Club recruit very strategically for a couple of seasoned players such as we did with Dean Howard a few years ago who will help these young players in their development.
CEO
Agree, the win/loss situation is frustrating but like that early Nunan era where the first 4 years didn’t deliver any finals (but then exploded in 1985 to build an great successful era), we are developing our players and game style to be able to rise to a high consistent level over time, and add some quality from our recruiting program along the way.

Its healthy to review your operations from time to time, we are all passionate about building sustainable success on field, so we are looking forward to working through it.
David
Hi Just wondering what has happened to Billy Lloyd, Wyatt Patterson and Jono Hayes..Have they been told they are no longer required?
Football Operations
Hi David,

Billy Lloyd, Wyatt Patterson and Jono Hayes all left on their own terms for different reasons.
Billy has returned home to Horsham with his family while Wyatt will play the year out with Golden Grove in the Amateur League and Jono back home in Port Pirie with Solomontown.
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McGee
In the game against Norwood young Minervini put the clamps on an excellent opponent, Wilson, and even had more touches.
It looked like he carried out his instructions to a tee.
More of the young fellows please!
Football Operations
Lee Minervini has adapted quickly to senior football and certainly did a fine job on Anthony Wilson in the Norwood game.
Lee has also had defensive assignments in other games (Sturt – Josh Hone, Glenelg – Dom Barry) and performed them to the same standard.

Lee is an exciting talent with good physical attributes (speed, power) to perform at senior level.
The young players elevated in recent weeks (Kirk, Olekalns, Sweet) have all performed well and we look forward to them developing into consistent league performers.
Sean
Just wondering given the player roster changing with some of the younger players being given a game, when will we see the likes of Sweet going up? Is it likely that Rozee will play firsts this season? He provides electricity no matter what level he plays. Woodcock seems to be killing it as a bottom ager in the 18s, getting in the best players most weeks. I have seen others going to reserves. Will he get a run up this season? Is there any mentoring from senior players for these youngsters coming through?
Administration
Hi Sean,


Jordon Sweet will play this weekend as a replacement for the injured James Craig in the ruck.
Jordon has progressed well this year and will get an opportunity to test himself at the higher level.
Connor Rozee has just returned from the State Under 18 Championships and played his first game back in the reserves last weekend.
Connor will continue at reserves level and if his form warrants league selection, that will definitely happen.
Boyd Woodcock has had a very good season. We only see Boyd occasionally due to his school commitments at Black Friars.
Boyd will play reserves this week and we are hopeful that we can get a few more games into him over the rest of the season.
We have been rotating the Under 18 players regularly to train with the seniors during the week.
They get exposed to the intensity and pace of training and work with the senior players during these sessions.
We will continue to do this and promote those who are inform when required.
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Baz
What is going on with our playing group? We have put in far too many insipid performances this year and last Saturday was very poor. It is hard for supporters to front up each week, when that sort of rubbish is served up. It is difficult to reconcile our current team and its performances to the team that I grew up watching, who were Champions of Australia.

Yes I appreciate that the football climate has changed, but I really just want to see a team that is competitive week in and week out and that gives its members good value for their money.

26 years since our last flag and no light at the end of the tunnel, a lot of supporters are wondering whether they will live long enough for another Rooster premiership, let alone continued success.
Football Operations
Hi Baz,

Agree with your comments below. Very disappointing to only kick 1 goal in 3 quarters of football.
The end score line looked respectable but being at the game, it definitely wasn’t.
The players are aware of their on-field responsibilities, we play to win and 100% effort is expected for the entire contest.
The continued support from the members/supporters is outstanding in trying times and your expectation is to see effort and commitment.
Look forward to seeing improved performances for the rest of the season and beyond.
muriel
well done boys you all put in a good effort at least I froze my butt off for a good reason now you need to keep up the intensity for the next lot of games it was great to see you all pulling together as a team
Football Operations
Hi Muriel,

The team performed and applied themselves with the intensity required to win at this level.
Thanks for your support in the cold weather and we look forward to this week’s game against a very good Sturt outfit.
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Graham
Hi Guys,

Just wondering if you can give an update on how Rozee, Woodcock, Denham, Oborn and Langley went in the State 17s and 18s over the past month.
Administration
Hi Graham,

Here is a list of the young North Adelaide footballers that have played representative games recently;

SA Under 18’s
Connor Rozee – has played in the first 2 SA Under 18 games and will travel to Melbourne for the final 2 games in the 25 player squad. Connor got named best player in the first game against WA.
Bryce Denham – played in the second SA Under 18 against the Allies at Adelaide Oval. Bryce will travel to Melbourne with Connor for the final 2 games.
Ben Oborn – was selected in the squad but didn’t play a game. Has progressed quickly in our Under 18 team under Jason Blair’s guidance and is a ruck/forward option for the future.
Hugo Barry – played in the second game against the Allies at Adelaide Oval but unfortunately hurt his knee late in the game and has recently had knee reconstructive surgery.

SA Under 17 Futures
Boyd Woodcock and James Langley were selected to play against Western Australia in Perth last weekend. Boyd kicked 3 goals and was named 3rd best player for the day.

SA Under 16’s
Dyson Hilder, Harrison Magor and Karl Findlay were all selected for the first game against Western Australia last weekend and all 3 will travel to Queensland next week for the remaining games.
Dyson Hilder was named best player in the first game and also kicked a goal.
rob small
hi
on Saturday I didn't see jonno hayes or wyatt Patterson in the reserves
someon said they have left the club
is that true
both players looked promising
thanks
rob
Football Operations
Hi Rob,

Jono Hayes, Wyatt Patterson and Billy Lloyd have all departed the club for different reasons.
Jono was down on form and not enjoying his football so will finish the season with his home club Solomontown in Port Pirie.
Wyatt is similar to Jono and will play out the rest of the season with his local club Golden Grove.
Billy has decided to move back home to Horsham.

We will keep in touch with all 3 and hopefully they all return to the football club.
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Grenville' boots
Hi Greg, on a positive note I have to give the players 10/10 for endeavour this year. There are some positive glimpses of good footy. I think we are all frustrated with what appears to be a lack of skill. I'm not sure why we can play only two to three quarters of good footy every week. I have definitely seen much improvement in Josh Carr but we supporters need to see more success soon. It's been way too long.
CEO
I agree with all. Consistency is something we haven’t shown at all this season, even our wins were a bit inconsistent within the matches. Skills when we are up and running through a quarter or half are fine, but fall apart drastically when we are rushed into poor decisions as the opposition takes control. Our endeavour has been OK at times, but our inability through poor skill execution to grab each and every opportunity we fight hard to get is frustrating as we all know. You are right, we need some wins and the confidence we get from those wins, and are working damn hard on making sure the second half of season 2017 is much better!
Adrian
Whats happened to Blake Helyar?
Football Operations
Hi Adrian,

Blake Helyar got suspended in round 4 v West Adelaide and received a 4 week penalty.
Unfortunately for Blake, that 4 week penalty is actually 7 weeks due to having 2 byes during this period.

Blake will return in round 10 v West Adelaide.
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Phil
Thought that with Mitch Harvey out of action that perhaps Jordan Sweet may have been considered as he is tall, athletic and can take a contested mark. He could also be a good foil for the over-worked James Craig in ruck, giving him a breather without disrupting other forwards. I understand he was nearly drafted this year, so we need to get some value from him now.
Football Operations
Hi Phil,

Jordon is developing in the reserves at the moment and is showing good signs.
He is working hard on his ruck craft, marking & competitiveness at training with James Craig and Mick Redden.
Jordon unfortunately missed the draft last year and we see him as a long term player of the football club moving forward. Like Dakota Nixon this week, Jordon will get promoted when his form is consistent and at a high level.
muriel
what!s happening with our boys? they start off well then fall into a hole, they completely lose concentration, then when they get the ball they do not know what to, its like they are holding a hot potato, too many useless hand balls and not going directly to the forwards, the way they are playing when we next play the afl team of port their prospect arnt very good.
Football Operations
Hi Muriel,

Our skill level by hand and foot is not acceptable for this level of football.
Our concentration is also an area that needs improvement.
These have all been key focus areas this week as we are making the game too hard for each other before even considering the opposition.

We need a strong response this week against Adelaide.
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Stuart lawson
What a incredible luncheon good food good company and Wayne Phillips was a brilliant MC interviewing Barrie with respect and humor he conducted himself admirably.
The afternoon could not have been better.
Congratulations to all involved particularly the Presidents Group for paying for Barrie and his guests table.
CEO
Thanks Stewy, what a great luncheon it was!
Peter
Poor result/effort against Sturt on the weekend, but on a pleasing note, it was good seeing the great Barrie Robran at the ground on his 50th anniversary, walking, talking and having numerous selfies taken with supporters in the crowd. Hopefully we can turn our season around soon.
Administration
Hi Peter,
Yes the result was very disappointing .It was great to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of Barrie's first match, glad that you enjoyed it!
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Lew
Do you think we might consider promoting some well performed players from the Reserves or U18's to the League side, which is quite obviously not getting any better. Our skills are shocking, and we lack leg speed and run right across the board.
Football Operations
Hi Lew,

There are several young players in the reserves that have put together strong performances over recent weeks. Dakota Nixon has been promoted this week after impressing in the last 2 games.
Agree with your comments regarding our skill level, it has been a key focus area for the week to control the game when in possession of the ball. Looking for an improvement in the basic fundamentals of the game which will give us more scoring opportunities to win this weekend.
Lew
Like most supporters no doubt, I am concerned about our poor skill level, which costs us goals every game. Doesn't seem to be getting any better. just wondering what the coaching panel and players are doing to improve in this area.
Football Operations
Our skill level has been disappointing and is a key area that is letting us down during games.
The team has made this a key focus at training with game simulated drills putting the players in the same positions they confront on game day.
We have to get better by hand and foot under pressure if we are going to get the consistent results we want to achieve.
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Charlie
Congratulations to Barry, Oborn, Denham and Rozee on being selected in the SANFL Under 18 state squad. Might Boyd Woodcock be considered a little unlucky given he was in the Australian under 18 team last year and has featured in North's Under 18 best players this season?
Football Operations
Hi Charlie,

Boyd has had a consistent start to the season with the Under 18’s and has featured regularly in the best players.
Boyd is a first year player (17 years old) and most of the 17 year old players that get selected are in the AFL Academy 1 program.
If Boyd’s form continues, the selectors can still add him to the squad before they finalise their list for the Championships.
Jeff
Hmmm. Went to Alberton. Players tried hard but we seem to be missing a couple of big bodies. Would be interested to hear more about our internal assessment of what happened.

Well done to the Women - great results. Keep it going
Football Operations
Hi Jeff,

Couldn't question the effort of the players and we got our share of the ball over the day. The biggest issues were our efficiency with the ball, too many turnovers which turned into scoring opportunities for Port and our ability to get the ball inside 50 and keep it there was not at the required level. Port are in a different phase of training as their AFL players start round 1 next week (we are still 3 weeks away) We are looking for improvement this week against West Adelaide before finishing our trial game schedule against South Adelaide next week at Noarlunga.

The women have been building each week and play Glenelg this weekend with the winner guaranteed of playing in the Grand Final. The women are passionate about the game and Coach Matthew Slade has built a team first culture which is getting the results on the scoreboard.
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David Andrew
Hi Greg.Could you supply us a complete list of all new players at the Club this season?
Administration
Hi David,
We have just posted a 2017 Team list under 'news & events' with just names and guernsey numbers.
Player profiles & updated photos should be up on the website early next week.
Kind Regards,
Allira
Adrian
Are the membersip packages far away. I was told Feb but nothing yet
Administration
Hi Adrian,
Tickets are being printed and posted out in batches. Our next batch is being printed and packed next week, so your membership isn't too far away.
Appreciate your patience!
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Grenville's boots
Hi Greg, I appreciate all of the points you make but there is no acknowledgement that there is an important reason we have this holiday. Anzac Day gets a time allocation that allows for the due respect to be shown to the services and those that want to attend them. How is this any different? I find the lack of regard shown disgraceful. If it's just an ordinary day for some that is fine but at least give some respect to the reason for the day and the thousands that hold it as special. Sorry, I find it hard to believe there is no room for this and some sort of compromise with the timing of games just to show some respect if nothing else. There is room for showing the community that we hold respect and regard for what these days mean. For those who would tell me to get over it, perhaps they should just go to work. Perhaps there shouldn't be a holiday at all. Thanks for listening, I am passionate that our community lives in support of each other and have found this venture to be a real put down.
CEO
Thanks for the feedback, I understand your views on playing on the day and if we had good enough lights at Prospect Oval or daylight saving was still in vogue, having it played later would be an option for us.
Grenville's Boots
I believe we might be playing a Good Friday game this year. While I am personaly against this, I could live with it if the SANFL and clubs showed some respect for the day and start the games late as they do for Anzac Day. Playing at 2pm is a huge disrespect to the reason for the holiday and those that want to participate in the days religious services. I imagine that this would include some players and coaches. I remember Brad Gotch was one coach who was affected by this a year or so ago. Is it too much to ask for the minimum respect? How about games start from 5? There are plenty of venues with lights. Come on SANFL, there are good social and religious reasons to respect this occasion which is the most important day on the Christian calendar. Btw, I am not a religious nutter for those who might jump to that conclusion. I just think this is tearing at important customs and beliefs... for what.
CEO
We will be playing at Prospect on Good Friday with a likely start of 1.10pm. We understand this will not suit everyone, but I suppose a later game will not suit some either. From a clubs viewpoint, it was exciting to see nearly 5000 turn up at Elizabeth last year on Good Friday, and we are hoping we will see a similar crowd supporting us this year at Prospect.
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Michael Shanahan
Very happy with the recruiting to date - however, we still seem to have lost more than we've gained for season 2017. Do I need to pull the boots on or are we still likely to entice a few more to our Great Club (or back to our Great Club - any update on Andrew Moore)?
Football Operations
Hi Michael,

We have added to our midfield and key position stocks with our recruiting this year which was our priority.
Our list is nearly finalised and we currently have 60 players on our training squad.
There are more names on the departure list than incoming. This is covered with 12 junior players moving into senior ranks in 2017.
We are still in discussions with potential recruits and will confirm any new signings when they are finalised.
Grenville's Boots
Hi Greg,
will we ever see a pre-season AFL game at Prospect? I imagine the AFL give the clubs a fair amount of support to stage these games and there is also the benefit of canteen sales etc. It seems just a few SANFL clubs get the benefit of this. I remember these games have been played at Richmond a few times for example. What do you think?
Cheers
CEO
Would be great to have an AFL match here at Prospect, however we don’t have the oval available during that February/March time due to cricket. The ovals who can host the AFL matches generally don’t have cricket on the same oval.
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Craig
Any news early on pre season training and or photos
Football Operations
Hi Craig,
We will post an update mid next week with some photos of the Players included.
The boys have returned to training in good condition, with only a handful of injuries.
John the Butcher
Congrats to the club on the 4 players drafted in the AFL Draft. Hopefully some more today in the Rookie draft. The club must be very pleased with its Junior development pathway.
CEO
Thanks John, the club is really excited to have played an important role in the development of these players, as well as those who will emerge for the Roosters in the next few years as league footballers.
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Andrew
Hi Greg, why is Amato leaving, I know he had a stinker of a latter part of the season but wouldn't you bite the bullet put pirates head down and work your guts off to get your spot back
CEO
Hi Andrew, as you know, most player departures are generally the result of the review process between player and coach during or after the season. This is no different, we wish Nick every success, he’s is really good lad.
Grenville's Boots
Great to hear we have picked up a few excellent recruits. Good work Roosters!
CEO
Thanks, it’s been a solid and rewarding process so far.
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Craig
I see Moore has been delisted from Richmond would there be any interest from us in him
Football Operations
Andrew Moore is a quality player and person that we are very interested in.
Delisted players are still available to be selected by other AFL clubs.
We have made contact to express our interest if an AFL opportunity doesn’t present over the next few weeks.
Tanya
Way to go keep up the good work lets do it next year
Administration
Thanks Tanya, we are all very proud!
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Grenville's Boots
Great work Roosters in the Reserves GF. It was good footy to watch and very encouraging for the future to see North Adelaide players with great footy skills, persistence and passion. Congratulations all!
CEO
The Ressies boys were fantastic yesterday and gave us a real glimpse as to how Josh and the coaches want the game played at all levels. Craig Brooks did a great job keeping them on task under pressure and making sure they all played their roles for the team. Really proud of them!
spider
Brilliant,,,by the boys in the grand final...Jay Shannon what champ...
Football Operations
Thanks Spider, Jay is an excellent Player and Club man!
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Linda Simcock
congratulations to the Reserve players for winning the 2016 Reserves Grand Final. All the players played exceptionally and should be proud of themselves.
Administration
Thanks Linda, we are all extremely proud of them!
rob
there is a player called cummings named in the reserves side this week
I don't remember seeing him during the year, but I could be wrong
can you please tell us a little about him
thanks
Football Operations
Isaac Cumming is the younger brother of Harrison who played at the club previously.
Isaac is from Broken Hill and played one game this year in our Under 18’s.
Isaac played for the Allies (combined NSW, QLD, TAS, NT) in the AFL Under 18 championships and has been invited to the AFL national draft testing later in the year.
He is a quality young talent who we are confident will play his role this weekend.
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George Fenn
I see Nick Amato qualifies for the Reserves Finals but has not played yet. Will he play in the remaining final/s? Is he expected to play on in 2017?
Football Operations
Nick Amato has made himself unavailable for the reserves finals series due to work commitments and has advised the club that he will not be returning for the 2017 season.
Charlie
A really good week for the North Adelaide Football Club..........it started with winning the Under 18 and Reserves Elimination Finals......Tuesday held an informative and well attended Members' Forum......Dakota Nixon won the Under 18 McCallum Tomkins Medal.......now our Under 18s are into a Grand Final with Hayward kicking 9 goals and our Reserves are into consecutive Prelim finals.......
CEO
Thanks Charlie, great to have these two teams deep into finals again. Lots of good youngsters on show that’s for sure! Dakota has had a great season and was good in the Reserves win on Saturday, and Will Hayward really lit it up in the 18’s game with 9 big ones! Both huge talents.
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Charlie
Given we have a number of Under 18 players who have appeared at Reserves (and in some cases League) Level in 2016, will we select on Sunday the best possible Reserves team or the best possible Under 18 team?
Football Operations
Hi Charlie,

Depending on availability, our priority is for all the Under 18 players to play in their age group.
This will depend on the numbers available at the senior level with the reserves.
We are likely to require 1-2 Under 18 players for the first week of finals in the reserves side.
Dugldo
In an answer to my post regarding Sunday games, you said not all clubs were adverse to playing on Sunday. Would the clubs include port and Adelaide?
CEO
No, I don’t know their positions on the 2017 fixture. I was referring to a few SANFL clubs who have stated they prefer to mix some Sundays into the program for a variety of reasons which suit them. We have remained strong in our preference for Saturday afternoons.
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Schulzy
Can you please inform supporters regarding the eligibility rules for players to be able to represent the club in the Reserves and Under 18 finals after Saturday's final match against Sturt? i.e. who will be eligible to play in the Reserve's finals despite playing in the 'A' Grade on Saturday? It is my believe that both teams can be very competitive during their respective final's series despite any restrictions that may occur. I look forward to supporters receiving an informative response1
Football Operations
Hi Schulzy,

The qualification requirements for reserves finals are as follows;

Any player that has played 6 games or more at league level, needs to play 3 of the last 5 games of the season in the reserves to qualify for the finals.

Players from the league side this weekend that can play reserves finals are;
Gregg
Patterson
Shannon
Thiele
Virgin
We will have 22 eligible players to select from not counting the Under 18 players currently playing in the reserves (named below)

Under 18 qualification - All players that have their 18th birthday in 2016 can play in the Under 18 finals.

The players below are all currently playing reserves football but they qualify for both sides come finals time.
Jarman
Graham
Sweet
Nixon
Minervini

Agree that both sides will be very competitive in the major round.
The reserves will play South Adelaide in the elimination final in a few weeks’ time.
The Under 18’s need to keep winning to get the double chance in the finals. We are currently sitting in 2nd position.
Fed up Phil
Very disappointed that the improvement shown in the first half of the season hasn't been sustained in the second half. In particular our forward pressure has dropped significantly and seem to be rebounding from defence without method, bombing the ball into outnumbered forwards and hoping for miracles. Early in the year, players like Lewis Hender were exerting enough pressure for turnovers and scoring opportunities to keep the scoreboard ticking over but this seems to have disappeared completely. What has happened, given that our injury list was minimal and most games were being played at home?
Football Operations
Hi Phil,

Has been disappointing that we haven’t been able to get a result in the second half of the season.
Our forward pressure has been inconsistent with our forward 50 tackle numbers and ground ball wins down compared to earlier in the season.
In recent games we have had opportunities early in contests but our accuracy in front of goal has been low.
Skill level across the ground has been an issue, especially by foot and we have struggled to regain momentum of the contest, especially after half time.
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charlie
I don't recall seeing Brandon Parfitt at the Club since he represented the NT in the National Under 18s comp. Where is he at with his football?
Football Operations
Hi Charlie,

Brandan has been modified due to ongoing groin issues which he has carried for a while now.
Brandan has been through a rehabilitation program and he played in our Under 18 team on Saturday against South Adelaide.
We are hoping that he can put a few games together to build some match fitness and finish the season with us strongly before heading to the AFL draft combine later in the year.
Adrian
With this season drawing to a close I wonder what you see as the major objectives for the remainder of this season. To me we have (via a sound game plan) managed to at least be competitive this year - however the number of wins I see as below par with the list available. Will we see more of the younger boys in the last few senior games? Names such as Patterson, Hayes, Olekalns come to mind???
Football Operations
Hi Adrian,

We will continue to select the best side available to win our remaining games.
There are players in the reserves that are pushing for selection and they will get a game if their form warrants in the position available.
Jono Hayes will make his debut this week against Port Adelaide after consistent form over many weeks.
Hopefully we can promote a few more debutants before the end of the season.
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Ben
Another very close game and close loss though it was good to see a lot of heart and effort put in by the players, especially after the Norwood game. I think Josh Carr has definitely shown he is the right man for the job. In regards to this weekends game though, like the Norwood and Eagles game also, I found there was some very strange umpiring in particular a lot of non-paid incorrect disposals, holding on and in the backs. Have the umpires been told to let it go or are they just not umpiring well enough? I'd never blame the umpires for the loss but stuff like this just gets annoying when it seems to be happening week after week especially considering if my memory serves me correctly at least one of the umpires from the Central game also umpired against Norwood. Will the club possibly be asking the SANFL as to what is going on with some of these interpretations?
CEO
I know it’s hard to get a fix on umpiring interpretations at times, and this year has been no exception. Holding the ball interpretations can be baffling even to the most learned football follower and I suppose the ever changing rules are blurry for the umpires also, making their job harder than it should be. Most people watch so much AFL on TV or live, that there are certain interpretation expectations the supporters have when they go to the SANFL matches, however, some rules are not the same and the interpretation is certainly not the same as the AFL. This can confuse the players and coaches also. We are in constant conversation on these issues with the SANFL to try and get consistency across the board.
charlie
I'm sure the number of narrow losses this season is as frustrating for the players and coach as it is for we supporters. Do the players do match simulations at training to rehearse these situations?
Football Operations
The players are educated through match simulation training on the field and also through vision in team meetings.
All scenarios are discussed and gone through regularly so that all players are aware of the structures and their responsibilities in all positions on the field.
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Dugldo
Another bye. What is up with the SANFL. Are they just cowtailing to the AFL? I think it's time clubs stood up to the SANFL and told them what most of the local league clubs and supporters want; Saturday footy and no byes. If that does not fit in with the AFL reserves, that's their problem.
CEO
We have requested Saturday football with the minimum byes possible for 2017. We have continued to push for this, although not all clubs are as passionate about Saturday football as we are.
MEL
Hi I was wondering if the sanfl review their umpires on a weekly basis? The umpires in the last two weeks have been shocking. I've just watched the Norwood game and couldn't get over some of the calls. Our play has been terrible the last two weeks so this is by no means a blame the umpire thing but really surely there is better out there.
CEO
I believe the umpires are reviewed each match by an umpires observer. I thought there were certainly some key decisions made by the umpires which impacted our match last week against the Eagles, especially in such a close finish. The game yesterday wasn’t as close so perhaps those frustrating decisions aren’t as noticeable, although we do scrutinise the decisions which we believe are questionable and use the avenue available to us through the SANFL to lodge formal complaints.
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Scott
Just wondering where Wade Thompson is? Is he still with the club? Also, is Wanganeen any closer to getting a league game?
Football Operations
Hi Scott,

Wade Thompson had a horror run with injuries and couldn’t put any length of training continuity together without pulling up sore.
Wade and the club agreed it was beneficial for him to go and play some football with a lighter workload to see if he could stay healthy.
Wade is playing with PAOC in the Amateur League and we are still in communication with him and his coach Brett Backwell.
Hopefully he can get healthy and enjoy playing some games.

Derick has been playing reserves games but struggles to train regularly due to hamstring and knee issues.
Derick, after a discussion with the club has decided to have the rest of the season away from the football club.
Derick’s body won’t allow him to get to the required level to play league football.
Derick is a required player and we are hopeful that he will return next year.
Smithy
Listened to the radio broadcast of the Glenelg game from Kanchanaburi in Thailand and wished I had witnessed the great win. Keep it up and will be back for the Crows game in July.
Football Operations
Hi Smithy,

Hopefully the weather is better over there than it is here today!
Enjoy the rest of your trip.
The players produced some of their best football of the season against Glenelg.
Hopefully we can replicate the performance on your return.
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Grenville's Boots
Loved the footy I saw at Glenelg. Tough, skilful and team oriented. Looks great Roosters!
CEO
Our best footy is pretty good, now we need consistency week in week out.
Andrew
How does the club feel about the media coverage the SANFL is getting since the 2 AFL reserves teams have joined?
Seems every team that is aired on 7mate is against Crows ot Port.
Not to mention the "reserves showdowns"
All i see on the news sports is shots of AFL players, how many possessions they got or AFL players in the crowd.
Surely this was not the level of exposure the NAFC expected when we voted them into the league.
I feel if this is not addressed all clubs will be on their way to irrevelancy.
Print media is no better with The Advertiser leaving NAFC off the ladder in Monday's paper!
CEO
All of the issues you have raised, and more, are being discussed with the SANFL by all clubs. The match program is under review and has been the source of much frustration. I am also sure the broadcast will also be a topic of discussion and review. The media coverage so far has probably been less than hoped for the SANFL clubs, although the media coverage of the SANFL is still broad and no less than we had before the AFL clubs came in. Of course, we don’t know what level of media coverage would be in place if the 2 AFL clubs weren’t voted in, so the debate will always have that unknown factor about it.
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Bek
Hi there,

Is there plans to auction any match worn guernseys this season? If so which round?

Thanks
Bek
Administration
Hi Bek,
At this stage it is unlikely that we will Auction match worn guernseys this year.
Cheers,
Admin
Dugldo
Has Harrison Slee left the club or is Tom Schwarz just wearing the 34 gernsey while he is out injured?
Administration
Harrison Slee is still at the club. He has had surgery on his ankle and is working his way through his rehabilitation program.
Harrison will be out for the majority of the season. We are hopeful that he can fit in a few games near the end of the season.
Tom Schwarz is wearing number 34 due to the above and Harrison being our longest term injury at present.
We rate Harrison highly and are hopeful that he can get his body right so we can see his football talent out on the field.
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Sandra Clisby
I would like to thank the club for the opportunity to toss the coin on mothers day. It was a special moment to share with Mitchell on the oval. There is a lot of positives at the club at the moment so keep up the good work.
Sandra Clisby
Administration
Wonderful to have you part of the day Sandra and thanks so much for your support of our Club, and of course of our captain too!
Grenville's Boots
Totally agree with points made by Shannon and your response but despite a vocal group who oppose anything AFL, I see many Roosters at Crows games. That is why we don't follow the Crows in the SANFL. It's Roosters first and there is only so much time you can commit to watching footy! I think the SANFL programming so many byes is also damaging for the SANFL competition. What annoys me from the comments made by the anti Crows Rooster supporters is that many of those supporters follow other AFL teams avidly too. Way too much complaining about the AFL, that horse has bolted, can't we enjoy both?
Football Operations
There are definitely many Rooster supporters who follow and love the AFL competition, no doubt about that. But I guess the argument is more specifically about the ongoing question of having the AFL clubs in the SANFL competition rather than complaining about the AFL in general. We can certainly enjoy both competitions, I know I do.
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Shannon Morrissey
Dear Mr President,

After watching last SUNDAY`S game I was wondering when are we going to see the financial flow on`s that were going to come into affect with the 2 AFL teams entering our competition. Crowds seem to be dropping off at an alarming rate along with club memberships. Interesting fact also is the multi million dollar televising deal with channel 7. How is it that there was no coverage of the ANZAC day clash? Was it because both the AFL Reserves had a bye that weekend. Seems to me that the only benefactors out of this deal are these two clubs going by the televised games so far this year.The club has also said that it`s preferred time slot for football is Saturday afternoons yet we have been hit with majority Sunday games. Interesting note is that South Adelaide have 11 Sat games, Central have 14 Sat games and we have 7 Sat games yet we voted YES for the inclusion of the reserves teams yet Central and South voted NO. SANFL hardly seem to be scratching our backs when we helped them out.
I look forward to a reply. Thank you
Regards Shannon.
Football Operations
Thanks Shannon, I’ll pass on your feedback to our President who is currently away. I can confirm that we have been pushing for Saturday afternoon football for a couple of seasons now and am equally frustrated that we have continued to get too many Sundays. I know there are contributing factors to the frustrating programming ranging from the TV broadcast requirements to the clashing with AFL matches at Adelaide Oval. However, that doesn’t help us with our desire to be allocated a consistent Saturday afternoon timeslot on a home/away basis. We will continue to push for that, and whilst we don’t have control over it, we will lobby for the type of fixture we and our supporters really want moving forward. I do know Centrals push for Saturdays because they have their long standing Bingo held in their function room each Sunday, so perhaps we need to start our Sunday Bingo up again! I do agree the crowds the AFL teams have attracted to the SANFL are very disappointing to say the least. Personally, I can’t believe why a Crows or Power fan doesn’t want to watch their up and coming AFL players in action and last Sunday was another example of this. Regards the broadcast, I am sure it isn’t a multimillion dollar deal for anyone, but rather a way for the SANFL competition to showcase itself on a commercial channel who can deliver ratings and therefore interest in the competition. The ABC weren’t keen to continue, and I think most of us agree that TV coverage of the SANFL is crucial, so I have no issues with the partnership with Channel 7 and believe their production of the game is great. I am not aware of exactly why the Anzac Day game was not on TV, but I assume it would have been up against the Collingwood vs Essendon game on the Monday and that may have contributed to it not being broadcast? I hope that clarifies some points.
Anthony
just wondering why isn't Amato playing league.
Although we have been competitive this year we have lost a few close games which we may have won if we had some of our more experienced players with more polish in front of goals and better decision making under pressure.
Football Operations
Hi Anthony,

Nick has had an interrupted start to the season with an injury in round 2 keeping him out of the Norwood win and then missing last week through suspension.
Nick is a proven player at this level and an opportunity won’t be far away once he can get some continuity on the field.
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Paul
Cannot remember leaving Prospect so disappointed after watching a team give so much and not get the points. Down to 1 rotation in the last quarter the boys showed great courage and deserved to win. Lots of lessons to be learned from the game and no doubt will be. No one can question this groups massive desire and focus and the supporters can now see the club has taken huge strides in weeding out the players not capable of total commitment. Well done to the players and coaching staff.
Football Operations
Hi Paul,

The players were very disappointed they couldn’t finish with the win on the weekend.
They gave themselves every chance but couldn’t find that elusive goal in the last quarter when we had field position for the majority of the time.
The group is setting good training and playing standards which have been highlighted by their competitive performances this season.
We look forward to this weekend against the 2015 premiers West Adelaide.
Dugldo
I hope the club will let the SANFL know that some supporters like to share Mother's Day with their family. If the AFL clubs don't want their reserves playing on the same day as the firsts, they can forfeit.
Administration
More Saturday afternoon football would remove this issue, and the SANFL understand our preference.
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Baz
I applaud the club on the survey being conducted re the scheduling of games. I much prefer Saturday games on a home and away basis.
Could other questions such as pandering to the AFL clubs, and even their participation in the competition also be surveyed? It seems to me that they are a very unpopular addition to the SANFL and it would be good for the SANFL hierarchy to actually hear from the supporters.
It seems that crowds are down, when they were supposed to increase by 5 000 for each Crows reserves game.
Administration
Thanks Barry, I believe most supporters would be keen to have more Saturdays and I know the players and support staff would also. I don’t think we’ll run a survey on the AFL clubs in the SANFL, the SANFL are already aware that there are mixed feelings amongst supporters on this. Crowds have certainly not reached those anticipated against the AFL clubs and it’s been disappointing that their AFL fans don’t come to watch their SANFL teams, especially when the AFL team plays away.
Grenville's boots
Just to add to my thoughts on moving next Sunday's game, can we look next year to more Saturday or Friday night games? I think we have way too many on Sunday. Just an opinion. Cheers
CEO
We agree that we have too many Sunday games. Our preference is for Saturday football at 2.10pm each week, and that is what we will continue to push the SANFL for.
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John Quinn
I noticed that Wade Thompson has returned to the club but haven't seen him play, can you advise what is going on with him.
Football Operations
Wade has returned to the club since the start of the pre-season.
Unfortunately he has had a quad injury for the majority of the time which has restricted how much training he can complete.
Wade will play this week in the amateurs and is progressing well through a mini pre-season at the moment.
Hopefully he can put a few games together and then he will be up for selection when his match fitness is at the required level.
Wade has a great attitude and we will give him every chance when he is ready.
More happy Phil
Well done to the team for that amazing win last Sunday against supposedly the Premiership favourites. Clearly they didn't come to play and we did. Hope that is the benchmark for the year and not just a flash in the pan as we have a lot of 'faith restoring' to achieve. Most urgent to address is our shocking áway' record since 2013 where efforts were so poor that games were over by half time. Keep up the intensity at training and in the games.
Football Operations
Thanks Phil.

We were pleased with the response of the playing group following the round 1 loss.
The players followed the instructions set out during the week and we played 4 consistent quarters of football.
Big game this week to back up that performance.
The team has set a standard now that they need to make a consistent output for every game they play.
Look forward to this weekend at Alberton.
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Smithy
Great win last week but how come we are playing on Saturday when the Crows are playing in Melbourne and the 2 games clash. My understanding was that would never happen under the new guidelines. Also the number of byes has increased even though we have an equal number of teams now.
Football Operations
Hi Smithy,

This is the only clash we have with the Crows all season.
The home side (Port on this occasion) get the final say in communication with the SANFL on what day the game is scheduled and we asked for as many Saturday games as possible.
We currently have 9 Sunday games and a Monday game so in the end we accepted the Saturday decision.
In regards to the byes, the SANFL had set start/end dates (start at Easter, finish 1 week before the AFL) and an extra bye was added due to the AFL adding a bye at the end of the minor round.
It is not ideal, but we will play when programmed and work our training schedule around the fixture.
Andrew Bennett
What a great win Greg. A great crowd, huge banner, and a magnificent day all round.
One thing I think the club must act on very quickly, is the amount op the public still kicking footballs on the ground well after the teams have both run out and also whilst they were trying to warm up. At one stage there were kids in the goal square whilst a fer players were practicing lining up. Cheers .
CEO
Thanks Andrew, this is something we will make the ground announcer aware of, and he can move them on via the oval PA.
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Tony Skeffington
I would like to thank all involved at the NAFC in assisting with the 50th Anniversary BBQ and banner for the NACS / NGS. Also big thanks to so many for all the thoughts and well wishes directed toward me. In particular I would like to sincerely thank Greg Edwards, Darryl Wintle and Mark Gibbs from the NAFC and also Rooster legend Tony Antrobus for attending and assisting our diehard Chef Gibbsy on the day with the BBQ. Thanks also need to go to rooster diehards Justin McKay, Jamie Woolford, Wayne Feutrill, Rob Joyner, Stewart Lawson for all helping hand in hand with the club to put the day together. There were also many other diehards who also contributed and worked to ensure the day was a great success I wish I could have shared the day with everyone but as many are aware at the club due to my illness sadly I was unable to attend but in my abscene my family and friends and many at the NAFC ensured I was "included" and it made my day to listen to the radio broadcast and have such a huge win after last weeks game. Thanks all!
CEO
Thanks Tony, it was a special day for the club and so much of the day was heavily inspired by you in so many ways. From the BBQ in the park to Rob Joyner tossing the coin on your behalf, to the players acknowledging the contribution of the cheer/grog squad after the final siren and finally Jamie’s speech in the rooms afterwards. You may not have been there in person, but you were certainly the most visible on the day for so many people. You should be really proud of that mate.
Stewie
I would like to thank the club for supporting the Grog Squad/Cheer Squad 50TH celebrations and banner making especially as it had special personal significance for all of us
CEO
Thanks Stewie, it was great to acknowledge and celebrate the 50th year and highlight the significance to all who attended the match.
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Dave
Congratulations to the boys and coaches for a great game. It was the best football we have played for a long time. keep it going.
Football Operations
Everyone enjoyed the win in a strong performance by the league side.
The players have to reset this week and reproduce the same football this weekend against Port Adelaide at Alberton.
Hopefully we see the outer wing decked out in the red and white colours on Saturday.
peter
Did Alex Spina get any nose bleeds or lack of oxygen from his mark that he took... he got so high that i felt dizzy looking up at it. Did anyone get a photo of it? it would be great to see on the site
Administration
Hi Peter,
Happy to report no high altitude injuries from that mark, thankfully!
I don't believer there is a photo of it, but hopefully we may have caught some vision of it!
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Grenville's Boots
Doesn't get better than that! Well done to all the players, coaches and the Club. Keep it going Roosters!
CEO
Yep, it was certainly a great win!
Paul
Could you please advise us who does the recruiting and the process involved each year. Nobody I ask seems to know who has the final say on who stays and who goes and who we recruit. Thank you and looking for a big response from the current group this Sunday against Norwood.
Football Operations
Hi Paul,

The recruiting process is managed by Football Services Manager Darryl Wintle and includes Greg Edwards and the Senior Coach.
Josh Carr and previously the Senior Coach has the final say on who we recruit as he knows what type of player he wants to build his ideal side.
The process involves contacts in all states, local amateur clubs, country zones and people involved in the AFL system in different roles.
We are currently putting together a committee with past players involved to extend our network.

The players have been challenged and we look forward to a positive response this weekend.
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Hendo
I am sure there were many players coaches and supporters disappointed by the weekend result at Elizabeth. The washup was elusive as to reasons for the poor display. To me the players seemed confused as to how to use the football hence the turn-overs and yet this seemed to be less of an issue during the trials. If there is or was a game plan the on-field leaders did not seem to be vocal or physically active in demonstrating the requirements of the coaching staff. What is the strategy to improve this element - as the leaders did not stand up on Friday at all and we had only 18 onfield followers?
Football Operations
Hi Hendo,

We require not only our leaders but the whole side to take ownership on game day.
The leaders need to stand up under those circumstances on Friday and they have been spoken too regarding their position within the group.
Our defensive transition when the ball was in motion was the biggest deficiency from the weekend, allowing Centrals to score at 72.3% efficiency when entering their forward 50.
We also need to be stronger at all contests and maintain our shape and accountability when defending the opposition.
We have implemented new defensive and offensive structures over the pre-season and Friday was nowhere near the required level.
Sometimes it comes down to wanting to compete and the players have been challenged to turn up this week with a passion for the contest.
Dave
I thought that the Port Adelaide reserves were to be disbanded last year. Why are they still in the competition? Is it another concession to Port Adelaide? Does the SANFL say yes to every thing they ask for? What are the league directors doing about it? It was kept very quiet. Vote them out.
CEO
The PAFC academy team do remain in the competition and will continue to be in the SANFL reserves competition unless there is an agreement not to have them. At this point, the directors and the SANFL have elected to maintain their presence so we will be playing against them in 2016 and 2017 at least. Not much more to add Dave.
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Geoff
What happened to Kym Edwards - he is not on the list and not listed as a departed player?
Football Operations
Hi Geoff,

Kym at this stage is taking a year off of football.
Kym has just finished his university studies and is in the process of gaining full time employment.
Kym is 24 years old and is looking to put time into establishing his off-field pathways to secure his future in his elected field.
The club has left the door open for Kym to return if the desire to play at this level returns.
Colin Schulz
With trials completed, is it possible to have an update on the players injured or unlikely to be available for selection for the opening game this week against the Doggies? Also a few players on our list haven't been seen at the trials, such as Boles, Liston, Read, Santillo and Thompson to name a few. Where are these players at with their preparation and are they all still part of our squad?
All the best to Josh and the squad for the 2016 season!
Football Operations
Hi Colin,

We will put an injury report on the website today.
All the players mentioned are injured and still at the club.

Looking forward to getting started this week.
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Magellan
Can someone shed any light on the rumours currently circulating that the SANFL wants to remove the SANFL clubs' reserves sides, which would leave each club with a league side, an U18s and U16s? Over-age players not selected will play at an amateur club, as I understand.
It seems ironic that the AFL sides can have reserves teams but the SANFL sides can't.
CEO
All I can say is that we haven’t heard anything about this, it’s never been discussed in any meeting we’ve been to.
Paul
Good to see the boys have a dip on Saturday at Thebarton. Although there is plenty of room for improvement and our skills let us down at times, nobody can question the commitment. But I must question the kicking for goals that again seems to be a problem. I was always told by my junior coaches in the 60's to forget the goals and kick it over the goal umpires head as he is always central and on line to the player and the centre of the goals. Simple and good advice then and still seems relevant today. Also I was there when Lewis Johnston was walking onto the ground at the end of play and signalled to Mike Virgin to shake hands. Mike shook his head and gave him a verbal that made my day and showed that the current players are there for the guernsey and not personal glory. Looking forward to the season ahead with this group.
Football Operations
Hi Paul,

The commitment of the players was very good. Our skill execution on occasions was inconsistent and is something that will be worked on at training.
Goal kicking is a very important part of the game. We let ourselves down in the third quarter, missing regularly to record 2.6 for the term.
It is the responsibility of the player with the ball to finish off the hard work of those up the ground.
Each player has their own routine and hopefully our efficiency in front of goal can improve before round 1.
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Baz
How is it possible for Port to pinch Kieran Agius as one of their contract players?
Something needs to be done about this type of thing happening quickly, before our league turns into a farcical, irrelevant puppet of the AFL (VFL).
CEO
As frustrating as it is, PAFC and Kieran have utilised an existing SANFL regulation where a player coming off a Youth List (18, turning 19 years old) can transfer clubs. We are pushing hard with the other clubs to have this regulation changed to provide more time for the SANFL clubs to bring Youth listed players onto their senior list.
Brad
Is either of the Combe brothers Campbell or Will at the NAFC anymore, both have been standout juniors.
Football Operations
Hi Brad,

Both Campbell and Will have decided to live and play in Crystal Brook.
Both like the country lifestyle and are committed to the farm and agricultural industry at this stage.
We keep in touch with them both and are hopeful that we can get them back to the Roosters in the future.
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Brad
This website is very hard to navigate around, do you have plans for a refresh a more user friendly site?
Administration
Hi Brad,
We have had quite a bit of this feedback, so we are working with our Website designers JABA to improve this.
We have a brand new home page set to roll out within the next few weeks, that will simplify navigation.
Stay tuned!
Craig
Is there any dates set for junior footy clinics this year
Administration
Hi Craig,
I think we will stick to the first Monday and Tuesday of Term 1 and 2 School Holidays. However we will confirm this shortly.
Cheers,
Admin
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Simon T.
do you honestly think we can make finals in 2016?
please give us some hope.
who do we have to replace shillabeer, johnston, obst, mitchell?
CEO
Yes I honestly think we can play finals in 2016. Our pre-season so far has been strong, nearly all of our players are training every session and the coach has set the standards high. Many key players who missed most of last season are all fit and looking good, we have a host of very good young talent who are all developing nicely, and we have added some quality to the list. Our forward set up will look a lot different with the change to 50 rotations, so you will probably see midfielders going forward and back more often, meaning the forward line could involve a bigger mix of players. We think we have a good mix of leading and marking options up there, and a very good group of running and dangerous midfield/forwards to choose from. We haven’t set out to replace those forwards you mention (who have never actually been available in the same week), rather we have set out to put together a group who can complement the game style and changes to the game. We have some work to do, but this group has become very close and highly committed to the demands.
Craig
Just wondering how recruits are going and if any new ones
Football Operations
Hi Craig,

We have been happy with the training form of all our recruits.

Jordie McKenzie is very professional about his approach to football and has set a great example with his training intensity for the rest of the group. Will play through the midfield.
Matt McDonough has shown that his foot skills are elite and he will play through the midfield and up forward.
Mitch Harvey is back at the club after his stint at Port Adelaide. Mitch will provide a forward target and he has impressed with his form during match simulations.
Lewis Hender, like Matt McDonough is an elite kick and we are looking to use him through the midfield and forward of the play.
Sam Gordon has been on a modified program but has joined in with the main group since our return to training in January. Sam is tall and has good foot skills and awareness.
Luke Wharton, from Canberra has impressed with his running ability and ball use. Has good speed and will play in defence.
Jake Liston was training as well as anyone on the track before having a hip issue remove him from training. Jake is still in rehab and we are hopeful that he will be ready for round 1.

We are still looking to add to our list but at this time of the year most players have committed to a team for the 2016 season.
We will continue to look and will notify everyone if we find a suitable player to finish off our 2016 playing list.
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Culture Shock
It seems to me like there is not much to cheer about at the club at the moment. We are losing players very quickly whether through them walking away (which is admittedly much harder to control and I would like to congratulate the club for making sure we are fairly compensated by Norwood for Johnston as this is the best we can hope for at this stage) but in regards to other players who have widely been reported as leaving due to "lifestyle reasons" or "not fitting with the culture of the club", I wonder if this decision has perhaps been made in error. Obviously the club, as with most workplaces, should not be condoning illegal behaviour but if blokes are going to pubs and clubs on the weekend (with the obvious exception of fronting up for a game the next day) then is this really the end of the world? We live in a time where the SANFL is competing with the amateur league and country footy for signings and more blokes will continue to go there if they can have the best of the social world and play footy at the same time. Maybe we shouldn't be restricting this like we have been, surely as long as players are playing the best footy they can then that's all that the club should care about? Would be interested to hear your thoughts on this.

On a different note - I notice in the SANFL draw that Adelaide are playing Sturt at Thebarton with this being an Adelaide home game, it was my understanding that as part of them entering our league they wouldn't play home games - what's changed?
CEO
That’s a great message Ben, thanks. Having an environment around the club which fosters reliability, discipline and commitment means there is a focus on why players want to be there, and it forms the foundation of success. The players who are here at the club demand this of their teammates, the players who will give everything and get the club to finals year in, year out, don’t want players in their team who don’t have the same passion and desire. Premiership teams are made up of people who are like minded, focussed and willing to sacrifice. As a club, we like the players to have a good social life, spend time with family and friends and also with each other. The line where this becomes unacceptable is generally drawn by the players themselves, as well as the coach and the standards he sets. The issues of having a player or players who aren’t committed is that the expectations and standards can be negatively influenced, especially the younger players. The players who commit to the SANFL club program do it because they want to make the sacrifices and be the best player they can be. And most enjoy a good social life as part of that interaction with lifelong teammates. Most players who leave on their own accord do it because they prefer not to commit. Regards the Sturt vs Adelaide game at Thebarton, I know about it, but haven’t been involved in any discussion on it. You are correct, the regulations stipulate the Crows play all their games away, so Sturt must have accepted the alternate venue as a home game of theirs. I am not sure why at this point.
michael
Why so many Sunday games ?
They are not popular
Administration
The reason for so many non-Saturdays is largely based on the two AFL clubs in Adelaide and when they play. The SANFL clearly prefers the theory of avoiding clashes with the local AFL games to maximise crowds, allowing supporters of the SANFL club and AFL to attend both games. Our Club requested minimal Sundays as part of our wish list, as we would like to play every Saturday regardless of the AFL clubs.

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Tony
So the 2016 draw - what a joke. 10 team comp and we have 4 byes plus another week off in the season??? Part of the lies told to sell the AFL Reserves joining the comp was the elimination of byes - another lie so please explain to us dumb members and supporters why the draw has 4 byes plus State Game bye??? Also the following is the gap in days between our games for the season - we only have 2 games 7 days apart in the entire season: 9, 6, 8, 14, 7, 6, 8, 13, 9, 6, 13, 7, 8, 13, 8, 6, 8. I know you will tell us that the draw is complex and takes into account wish lists etc. so I want to know why we have so many Sunday games, byes and in particular the name of the 5 year old kids who got the final say on the draw. It is a joke. Clearly the SANFL bosses don't care about the SANFL and just lick and crawl to the AFL needs. It is time for the traditional SANFL Clubs to collectively grow some balls and take back control of OUR comp. I am not sure why we bother to pay membership and attend games when things like the draw, the lies re AFL Reserves etc. just drive people away from games. I can see attendances being well down for us and for other clubs. I await with interest the response / reply.
CEO
There is one extra bye this year because the SANFL wanted to start the season on the Easter weekend to maximise the crowds and finish the AFL preliminary final weekend. History says round one Easter starts have shown bigger SANFL crowds than non-Easter starts to the season in the past. With 18 games, this means a 23 week season to meet the aforementioned criteria. The only way to eliminate the high number of byes, if the SANFL wants to continue to follow the AFL season, is to have more games. A 20 or 22 game season may be an option for season 2017 if crowds slide? The reason for so many non-Saturdays is largely based on the two AFL clubs in Adelaide and when they play. Our Club requested minimal Sundays as part of our wish list, as we would like to play every Saturday regardless of the AFL clubs. A number of other clubs feel the same as us, I guess the draw’s success will determine if the objectives of the draw are changed in the future. The SANFL clearly prefers the theory of avoiding clashes with the local AFL games to maximise crowds, allowing supporters of the SANFL club and AFL to attend both games.

In any case, the 8 SANFL clubs have raised the matter of setting the fixture as it suits the 8 SANFL Clubs rather than be concerned by the AFL clubs and their draw. For example, having a season start and finish to eliminate byes and suit the SANFL clubs and their supporters, mainly Saturdays etc. Whilst it has had robust discussion, the SANFL have maintained its focus on the type of draw we currently have. Regards our draw, apart from the number of byes, we are really disappointed at the number of Sundays and have confirmed that.

I know and understand the frustration, our Club staff, as well as all trainers, support staff, canteen workers, bar people, players and coaches etc are all affected by the draw. So, I urge our supporters to support the draw the best they can and that’s to attend as many of our games as possible and get behind the boys. After all, that’s the most important thing.

Craig
Where's this interview with Carr
Administration
Hi Craig,
Its up on the home page of the website now. Just scroll down until you get to Roosters Tv, or you can search 'Josh Carr Interview' on Youtube.
Apologies for the delay.
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Grenvilles Boots
Thanks for the response Greg. I don't mind the footy on Good Friday but see the starting time as a real slap to anyone who observes the reason for the holiday. Most Christian Churches would celebrate Good Friday at 3pm. I don't think it's a big ask of the SANFL to respect this. I wrote to them last year about considering this, they, unlike your good self, did not respond to or acknowledge this. Anyway, thanks and best wishes for a great Christmas.
CEO
I understand your frustration….thanks and have a great Christmas!
Grenville's Boots
Hi Greg, I am disappointed that the Roosters will play on the afternoon of Good Friday. For me and my family that is a special time and in reality, the reason we have a public holiday. I have no problem with a night game or even a twilight game but feel it is very disrespectful of the Roosters and the Sanfl to program the way they have. Four of your usual crowd won't be there. I imagine there are others like me too.
CEO
Thanks for the feedback. We haven’t competed in several round 1 matches due to oval availability or we have elected not to play because of Easter. Many supporters have been urging us to play round 1 and start with the rest of the competition, and the only match made available was the Good Friday match with Centrals. We respect and fully understand that it may not appeal to everyone, and I guess on the other side, there will be many who will look forward to watching the teams play on that day. We did look at a night or twilight game, but the lights at Elizabeth are now seldom used for matches.
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BigRed42
I hate to harp on about the Lewis Johnston saga but if he is under contract how can he, as some people are saying, talk to let alone sign with another club. I may be old fashioned and believe in club loyalty from both parties but I was under the distinct impression that if a player is under contract permission has to be given before any approach can be made let alone 'signing' a player. If that is the case have we given permission for Lewis to approach other clubs.
CEO
Clubs must seek permission before talking to a contracted player. This is good in theory, and I wish it was reality in every case, as you can see in the AFL each year. In any case, the player cannot sign with another club whilst they are contracted, only if they are released from their contract. Then, a transfer fee is applicable, a fee set by the club. It is pointless putting your head in the sand and think no club is speaking to a player who may be indicating he wants to play somewhere else. Until he is transferred or otherwise, he remains contracted and bound by the contract.
craig
any news on injured players from 2015 eg wangas killer etc
CEO
Derick has a very sore back at present and has only done limited work. His ankle surgery was fine and he has been running in small doses, but is limited until his back is better. I believe he will be rested for a little while to get the pressure off it. He is probably our main concern injury wise, as backs can be debilitating. We understand that Killa is not playing football after his wrist injury set him back last year. We haven’t had an update from him for a while, other than we know he was working hard to get his business up and running.
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Benny from the Block
Any chance for an update from the new coaches about how they're settling in and a pre-season update?
Administration
Hi Benny, we have a new Roosters Tv interview with both Brad Dodd and Josh Carr which will be up on the website shortly!
Charlie
From what i saw toward the end of the 2015 season we still have a great crop of juniors pressing for league selection in 2016.The AFL draft is a very stressful time for young footballers and their families. How are Olekalns, Tahana, Agius and other draft hopefuls from the NAFC coping with not being either drafted or rookie listed?
Football Operations
The draft is stressful for the players involved as they have no idea what is happening until the end of the process.
Agius has been away with the Power Indigenous Academy to China and has only trained once with the senior group.
Tahana and Olekalns have both hit the track for all sessions and are looking forward to representing the Roosters at the highest level possible next season.
All players not drafted can use Oleg Markov as an example of missing selection as an 18 year old but working hard to earn an opportunity at the AFL level.
We have exciting young talent on the senior list and we look forward to seeing which players put their hand up to play senior football in 2016.
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Dugldo
But you still have not told us why he does not want to play here. Last year pre season when I takes to him he was keen as could be. Then the injury. Now does not want to be with the Cocks! Come on, tell us what is really going on, please.
CEO
The reasons provided on the initial website update on 26 November hasn’t changed. That’s what we knew then, and it’s what we know now. The truth is, we don’t know any more than that at this stage as we know of no significant event that may have prompted his decision. We are still trying to ascertain the reasons ourselves.
Grenvilles boots
It seems inevitable that Lewis Johnston is leaving nafc. I understand that players come and go but the club seems to continually upset its supporters by letting good players go. I get it that Lewis probably let the team down but what about the times he hasn't? Footy Clubs have May short memories but supporters don't. The Roosters are goin to need to distract us supporters with some great recruiting and some big wins. It's tough following this club sometimes.
CEO
For the record, the Club did not ask Lewis Johnston to go. We have been advised by him on more than one occasion that he no longer wishes to play here. We know it’s disappointing, very disappointing. I am sure you will be excited at what our list will look like come round one, and for anyone who has been to watch training, you will see how hard the boys are working and also how impressive some of our new players are, as well as some of our current players who have missed much football over recent times. We are a young group, but all absolutely hungry, committed and learning lots. Great to see the passion at this time of year!!
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Baz
I read with interest on SA footy that Lewis Johnston has signed with Norwood. Please tell me that this isn't so! We need him at North, fit and firing. Losing North players of his calibre will set the club back considerably.
Remember what happened under Chris McDermott. We lost good players and it set us back years.
CEO
We can’t confirm anything at this stage.
Senior Chone
I believe we have recruited reasonably well forward and midfield. But i can see a large whole in our defence. Who is going to replace Todd Miles (centre half back).We leaked goals far to easy last year
Wudke and C.Craig are going to be great defender as they develope however I think we need a senior defender who is going to take the oppersition best forward and also lead our young defence.

Football Operations
Hi Senior Chone,

We have added quality players to the midfield and forward as you have mentioned.
Todd Miles is very hard to replace. Corey Grove played a few games late in the season down back and performed well.
Corey is moving well and is getting through his first full pre-season for several years.
Sam Gordon who we recruited from Port Magpies is another that can play at either end of the ground.
With the additions through the midfield, this will allow Joe Anderson to play a more permanent role in the back half where he plays his best football.
We are still talking to potential recruits and a tall defender is still the priority.
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craig
any news on Nathan Gordon coming back
CEO
Nathan has indicated he will stay in Melbourne.
Jason
What is Josh Carr's idea on blooding kids in the league side this year.
Parfitt, Graham, Tahana, just to mention a couple names that should be looking to play a lot of senior footy this year as well as some the under 18's from 2015 - Sweet, Jarman, Ciapinna etc.
Football Operations
Hi Jason,

Josh Carr will pick his best side available and has no issue picking young players if they are consistently performing.
Our younger players in the group are all training well and it will be interesting to see who puts their hand up during the trial games next year.
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bj
I realize it's only early preseason but how is Corey Grove travelling ?
CEO
Corey Grove is looking very good. He has trimmed down and his running so far has been outstanding.

We are hoping Corey will play an important role for us in either defence or attack. If fit and healthy, at 196cms and 100kgs, he can fill a key position role for us in defence, or attack.
Greg
Lewis johnston would quite easily be the best player in the competition when he is fit and firing. Surely we have to do everything in our power to keep him?
CEO
We have been doing what we can do in order to understand what the obstacles may be and if they can be overcome.
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Dugldo
Regarding the Lewis Johnson situation, it's seems rather tough that players can't have any other interests and interaction outside of football.
If there is a contract signed by both parties, isn't it binding on both, or are there escape clauses?
CEO
Players can have other interests, that’s not a problem, although their contract obligations do include the need to obtain Club consent prior to engaging in dangerous or hazardous activity. I guess that gives the Club and Coach and opportunity to assess based on the interests of the Club.
Darryl
Hi Greg
Reading the story about Lewis Johnston, is disappointing on a number of points our recruiting has been poor for sometime know and Lewis is a quality player who needs to get fit and be on the field to be successful again, we do not want to see him playing somewhere else as it has been hard watching our player Clint Alleway playing at Glenelg and have average players like Obst and Mitchell running around headless in our guernsey over the last few years. I hope Josh Carr does do a good job, sets new standards and is successful as the club badly needs a decent coach that we have not had with the exception of Josh Francou for a long time. The only problem with Josh is we helped him get off his coaching L plates and he left, which if Josh C looks like being successful he will also do. A proven successful coach would have earnt instant respect by the players and stopped the L Johnston scenario happening and stopped the Josh Francou scenario happening again if he is successful or us having the team play without a game plan like has happened over the last few years. Lewis J showed loyalty to the club playing in our finals campaign a couple of years ago when playing for the expanded VFL club and even when he came back from that club to us he said he was looking forward to playing for a real club, attitudes should not change that quickly so some open questions need to be looked at on both sides.
I remember when McDermott come to our club and cleaned out about 26 players we were set back a few years. McDermott proved to be an over opinionated commentator who could not coach but our club was his guinea pig. Lets hope the same mistakes are not made again.
CEO
Thanks Darryl. As frustrating as it is for everyone, especially our players and coaches, it is very difficult to continue to try and convince a player to stay if he doesn’t want to. The same goes for the coach. Josh Francou got offered a great opportunity, and even though it was difficult accepting it at this end, we were proud that he was recognised for being an up and coming great coach. We recruit players and coaches on the basis that they will add value to our Club, our History and our performances, over a period of time. I do know, regardless of the 2016 on field results, we will not be questioning our players fitness, attitude, commitment, character or passion for the fight. We hired our coach on that basis, and whilst most will love it, a few may not.
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bj
disappointing situation regarding Lewis ,I guess we wait and see how it all plays out,but above all the club must come first ...
CEO
Absolutely agree BJ. Disappointing, but the Club must always come first.
Grenville's Boots
Thanks for the information about how Lewis Johnston is going Greg. I imagine it is very difficult for Lewis to overcome injury and the disappointment of ending his AFL career last year. I hope that he has reasons to get back to North soon, I remember he was excellent for us in 2013 and it is very sad that another Club Champ look set to exit. I sincerly hope it is not the case.
CEO
We know how talented he is when he is healthy and playing, and many people here have spent so much time with him since he arrived from the Crows, helping him through those difficult times you mention. But unfortunately we can’t make him want to play and commit, and that’s the number one non-negotiable for all players, even when it gets hard and tough. Our members and supporters would surely expect nothing less. We’ll keep our supporters updated as we work through it.
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Ian
Hi,
I have just been catching up on the preseason training via the photo gallery and would like to pass on my thanks to the photographer for the photos taken at games, functions and preseason.
As a Canberra supporter I only see a handful of games while back in Adelaide and so the website and photo gallery are for me a great way to keep up to date.
A few captions to say who is in the photographs would be welcome on occasions (e.g. at the hall of fame night), however I know that would add to the workload which must be very high already.
Anyway well done. The photos are appreciated.
Ian
CEO
Thanks Ian, Deb Curtis our Club Photographer does a fantastic job.
Tony
Firstly I would like to sincerely thank the NAFC and in particular the History Committee and aĺl involved in what was a great night re the Hall of Fame Dinner. It was a great walk through the history of the club and honouring those who have contributed, entertained and given their aĺl for the club. I would also like to thank Barry Dolman, Malcolm Eĺlis and Greg Edwards for inviting me to present to the first 4 inductees - it was a very nice gesture and I was humbled to be asked to present. I would assume that the NAFC website will now or soon have a HOF Section with photos and a write up on each inductee. That would top our website as easily the best in the SANFL. I look forward with "guessing anticipation" as to who and when the next inductees are selected and presented. Thanks again to the NAFC.
CEO
Thanks Tony, I agree it was an awesome night and thanks for being part of it. We are currently working on adding a Hall of Fame section to our website which will showcase each inductee’s achievements. We are planning to create a History menu bar of its own, and have the Hall of Fame part of that. Early next year we’ll have completed our current upgrade to the History section which will include intimate player and games history, all linked, back nearly 120 years. To keep the anticipation up, the Hall of Fame guidelines are that no more than 5 new inductees every second year following the inaugural inductees are to be inducted.
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Stewie
I renewed the membership for myself my grandson & the dog on Friday,i have no reason not to believe we are going to have a great season ahead,some very professional positive decisions have been made and put into action .
so i implore the supporters and barrackers to get on board .
Administration
Thanks Stewie, we appreciate your ongoing support!
Grenville's Boots
Hi Greg, looks like the Hall of Fame celebration was great. Its a great thrill to see the club celebration it's champions. I was delighted to see Andrew Jarman and Mick Redden in the mix. Great to see Jars back at the Club, I hope this is an occassion that will continue, we have a lot of champs to celebrate.
CEO
The Hall of Fame evening was awesome, no doubt one of the biggest nights, if not the biggest night in the Club history. David Wildy and Malcolm Ellis were superb as the co-hosts, the vision of the past champions was also fantastic. I agree, always great to have champions like Andrew Jarman, Mick Redden around as a reminder of how many greats the Club has had. Both great guys too, and both spoke from the heart. To have Bob Hammond and his extended family there was testament to how important a night it was for the inductees. Bob spoke from the heart, and it was great to hear how important NAFC is to him to this day. John Blunden was really taken by the emotion, and spoke beautifully as well, and Bohdan Jaworskyj was truly honoured and humbled to be recognised for his achievements on and off the field over decades. And to see Jan Lindner and her family on stage together talking about Don’s career and life was remarkable. Wonderful night, some great and at times emotional stories from relatives of deceased inductees. Milton Farmer was unbelievably honest and proud of his father Ken, and it was topped off with the interview with Barrie Robran who really let us know how important the Club has been to him since coming down from Whyalla. One of the things that really stuck out for me was the vision of Andrew Jarman. You can sometimes forget how damn good he was, the vision of his highlights on screen really did remind me of the great champion he was. I don’t think we’ll see another one like him. There will be more of these nights as we recognise and celebrate other great champions of the Club
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Baz
Nathan Gordon is another one who would be a good fit for North. Is there any chance that he could line up at the Roosters next season?
Administration
Nathan Gordon would be a good fit back at the Roosters.
As with Matt Wright, Nathan will go through the delisted free agency period over the next few weeks to try and find a new AFL home.
Nathan is aware that we are very keen to get him back to North Adelaide if no AFL offer comes his way.

phi
Looks like Matt Wright would be a good fit....
Administration
Matt Wright would be a great fit for the Roosters.
There is still the delisted free agency period for Matt to get another opportunity at AFL level.
Matt is aware that we would like to him return to North Adelaide if no AFL opportunity presents over the next few weeks.
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Dugldo
Has the club talked to Andrew Moore yet?
CEO
Yes, we have maintained contact with Moorey through the years, and over weekend we let him know again that if the AFL opportunities don’t unfold, our Club would love to have him. I’m sure he will end up on a list and his AFL journey will continue, but he would be a super player for us!
Adam gourlay
Any new recruits signed up yet for 2016?
Administration
All recruits will be announced once they are finalised and signed.
We have been active since the end of the season and we hope to make some announcements soon.
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phil
Has there been any more news as to current or new signings can't play with about 12 men
Administration
Hi Phil,
Joe Anderson has committed to being at the Club next year.
The Football Department are in talks with potential new players. When this process is finalised, we will announce it on the website.
Dugldo
Wondering what is the situation regarding Luke Mitchell? Played well as a back man in the twos, once over injury problems. Does he want to stay? Does the club and coach want him to stay? Is he ok with being a back who can go forward ?
He may feel that he owes something to his club after coming here with good raps.
Hope all works out well for him and our club.
CEO
Luke has met with the Coach recently and will not be continuing next season. He has had a terrible run with injury for the past 18 months or so, missing half of last season and all of this season apart from the last few Reserves games and finals. He is a good lad who probably never really got going because of injury.
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Simon
Greg what on earth is happening at our club? I heard on Friday night at presentations that the league side gave out 12 trophies. I stand to be corrected because I was told this and wasn't there.
But if it's true why are we rewarding such mediocrity. A club that that could only get 11 votes in the MM and its leading goal kicker kicking 16 goals should have given out 3 to 4 trophies at most. When is the club going to become realistic about its dire situation? Is the club going to get right behind Josh and give full and total support or are they going to leave him to his own devices like Kenny was?

When is the club going to tell the players that they are not Prima donnas when they go out socially and that they should be humble and feel humiliation at their performances? Please Greg it's time for us to get real and not give lip service but to roll up the sleeves and get dirty!
CEO
Half of our League trophies are part of long standing donations or memorials (as per Don Lindner, John Phillips, Charlie Jessop, Ken Farmer etc) provided by, or in the name of, significant past contributors to the Club, so even in difficult years we will continue to honour those who have come before us. Josh Carr has the Clubs total support, as did Ken and there’s no lip service coming out of here, take a look at the changes we have made across the football program. Well aware of where we’re at, and everyone is working hard to address each and every concern.
Phil
Can you please pass on my congratulations and thanks to the Ressies for their fantastic minor round and finals performances. I came to the ground early most weeks to see them play as they played a brand of football that was skilful and exciting to watch.
A special mention to Jack Graham who, in my opinion, was BOG on Grand Final day and Brooksie and his coaching panel who did a remarkable job considering the "trying" times of the League team.
Football Operations
There is plenty of young talent in the reserves and they responded most weeks to the challenges thrown at them.
Jack Graham was one of a few that had very good games and Brooksy does a good job of keeping the side close and playing consistently.
Also should mention the Under 18 coach Jason Blair who prepares the young players for senior football.
During the middle of the season when our injury toll was at its worst, several 17-18 year players were promoted and were ready when called upon.
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spider
Any news on any more players that want be at the club next year. And any news on new players for next season.
Football Operations
An update will go up on the website on Friday regarding players that have committed for next season.
We are currently in discussions with potential recruits and will announce new players when they are signed.
bob.
it was nice to see the ressy boys in the grand final. they played very well considering, against wwt.. this team of young boys did the nafc proud,so if we can keep them next year it looks great for our future..
CEO
The young lads in the Reserves tried hard and at three quarter time were a real chance once they drew level against the undefeated Eagles. The fact we had 10 players in the Reserves GF who were eligible to play in the Under 18’s says a lot regarding our depth of young talent for next year.
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Rob
Hello Greg, It was another great effort form the Reserves team and now to be playing in the GF it will be great if the boys can get over the line ! Seriously have faith in this group who have bonded beautifully at the right time of the year. My question is if the boys get over the line will the club open to celebrate their feat with members, supporters alike who have suffered enough and would like to encourage the boys to step up for next year to challenge the League premiership ?
CEO
Cheer Rob, they were really good on Saturday and gave us a glimpse at some of the young talent emerging. The Club will be open win, lose or draw on Sunday from 2pm to 7pm so players and supporters can hopefully celebrate a win!
Brad
This website is very hard to navigate around, could you consider fixing it up to make it a little more fan friendly?
CEO
Hi Brad, thanks for the feedback. We will be working with our website designers during the off season to make navigation a little easier. Stay tuned!
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Dugldo
Is it true that Michael Handby has been sacked and he found out via a website?
CEO
We’ve only announced the senior coach and development coach. Michael didn’t apply for the senior job and the other assistant role/s haven’t been put in place as yet. Assistants are on one year agreements expiring at the end of each season.
Dugldo
Seeing the power and crows reserves can't be kicked out of our competition in the near future, limiting the number of AFL players, seems practical.
Why, however, do the power reserves get home games and have a third team playing in our reserves competition?
CEO
The Power SANFL team get home games and a team which plays in the SANFL reserves competition because that is what was agreed with the Commission on the initial licence, as part of the initial arrangements. These matters are then up for review each year by the Commission, along with other items such as available listed players, licence fees etc.
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charlie
What was Della suspended for and for how long?
Administration
Sam was found guilty of striking in the first quarter of last week's game against Glenelg. Sam received a 1 game penalty so will be available if the reserves win through to the Grand a Final.
HighMark
Hello. I know we need to focus on improving our performance first and foremost but on Channel 9 News last night Tredrea said the SANFL Commission will decide, after the Grand Final, as to whether AFL Reserves will be limited to 14 per game next year and whether Port will lose their home games. I'm no fan of the AFL in the SANFL. Now is the time for our Club to stand up and get the best for the competition. The last two seasons have been a debacle. Please be part of the solution
Administration
I heard there was something on the news last night, but didn’t see it. There hasn’t been anything along those lines discussed in any detail from my knowledge at this point other than with the annual licence review for PAFC, these types of things will all come up for discussion by the commission as they should. We (the SANFL and the Clubs) should be ensuring the competition is always fair and as equal as possible (I know that is harder now), so matters like listed players, home grounds, academy teams etc, should all be reviewed as planned.
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bob
hi, with the senior side finishing bottom, only 1 win for the year & the sacking of the coach,followed by appointment of a caretaker coach & still no success, is appointing a new senior coach, years end,going to make any difference in season 2016.. especially with all the AFL influence as they seem to be running the show..will the new coach be fully dedicated to the nafc,& not influenced by the AFL sides here in adelaide?