SANFL Round 19: Five things you may have missed

Every week Fiasco Sports brings you five SANFL stories you may have missed.

 

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The under-14 and under-16 SANFL girls leagues launched

The under-14 and under-16 SANFL girls leagues season opening matches kicked off on Saturday. The launch of the competition was a success, with over 300 registered footballers playing in the season opener.

 

The leagues have been divided into northern and southern conferences. The season will consist of three rounds, followed by finals on September 12.

 

Round one results:

2015 SANFL U14 Girls Competition

Northern Conference

Norwood 8.3 (51) defeated Eagles 5.5 (35)

North Adelaide 6.11 (47) defeated Central District 4.11 (35)

Southern Conference

Glenelg 15.12 (102) defeated Sturt 0.0 (0)

West Adelaide 11.8 (74) defeated South Adelaide 6.1 (37)

2015 SANFL U16 Girls Competition

Northern Conference

Norwood 0.0 (0) defeated by Eagles 10.14 (74)

North Adelaide 4.7 (31) defeated by Central District 6.8 (44)

Southern Conference

Glenelg 7.12 (54) defeated Sturt 1.5 (11)

West Adelaide 0.1 (1) defeated by South Adelaide 12.14 (86)

 

Podsiadly has a feast

James Podsiadly booted 9 goals in a best-on-ground performance against Sturt.

 

Podsiadly is ranked fifth on the Ken Farmer goal kicking leader-board with 35 goals, trailing Clint Alleyway of Glenelg with 44 goals.

 

Malcom Blight is immortalised in bronze

Malcom Blight has been honoured at Adelaide Oval with a bronze statue.

 

Wearing a Woodville guernsey the sculpture of Blight in full kicking motion, can be seen outside of the Victor Richardson Gates.

 

Blight a South Australian captain, Magarey Medalist, South Australian Football Hall of Fame member and Adelaide Crows dual premiership winning coach has joined South Australian greats Barrie Robran and Russell Ebert being honoured with a bronze sculpture at Adelaide Oval.

 

North Adelaide captain announces retirement

26-year-old Greg Gallman has announced his retirement from the SANFL.

 

Gallman will play his last match for North Adelaide against Sturt at Prospect Oval in Round 19.

 

Gallman had a brief stint with the Adelaide Crows AFL team, but due to injury never eclipsed the heights he was projected at the top level.

 

The North Adelaide captain said his constant battles with soft tissue injuries, coupled with an increasing workload outside of football played major a part in his decision to retire.

 

The form file

Out of form Norwood were defeated by over 10 goals at the hands of West Adelaide in round 18.

 

Norwood currently sitting in fourth position on the SANFL ladder have lost three of their last four matches.

 

The reigning premiers have to turn around their recent bad form leading into the finals series if they want to keep the modern Norwood SANFL dynasty alive.

 

Written by Matthew Diglio

 

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