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    West Adelaide LogoHome Ground:
    City Mazda Stadium, 57 Milner Road RICHMOND

    Postal:
    PO Box 164 MARLESTON SA 5033

    Phone:
    (08) 8352 4022

    Fax:
    (08) 8443 8771

    Website:
    www.westadelaidefc.com.au

    Social Media:

    https://www.facebook.com/CentralDistrictFC


    Senior Coach:
    Mark Mickan


    History of the West Adelaide Football Club

    West Adelaide played their first match on May 7 1887, wearing red, white and blue jumpers and caps and navy blue knickerbockers.

    West Adelaide have been known as the Bottletops, the Irish Eighteen, the Red and Blacks, the Blood and Tars, The Wolves and currently ‘The Bloods’.

    From 1892 to 1894 West Adelaide wore magenta and white and played matches for fun in the parklands. They were not a member of the SA Football Association at the time.

    West Adelaide joined the Association in 1897 and wore the now famous black and red colours.

    In 1927 West Adelaide used the Wayville Showgrounds as their home ground.

    West Adelaide played their first game on Richmond Oval in 1958 against West Torrens.

    Jack Oatey, who also coached at Norwood and Sturt, had a brief coaching stint at West Adelaide from 1957-1960.

    Neil Kerley is the longest serving coach at West Adelaide, coaching from 1961-1962 and 1981-1984. He coached the Bloods to their last Premiership in 1983.

    Dexter Kennedy played his first league game for West Adelaide in 1970 aged just 15 years and 11 months.

    Grantley Fielke played in the Premiership side of 1983, won the Magarey Medal in 1985 and went on to play for the Bloods in a record 364 games.


    More Club Information

    Club Formed: 1887
    Emblem: Bloods
    Premierships: 8 – 1908, 1909, 1911, 1912, 1927, 1947, 1961, 1983
    Most Years as Coach: 8 – N Kerley, 1961-1962, 1981- 1984, 1992-1993
    Most Games Played: 364 – G Fielke, 1979-1997
    Colours: Black & Red
    Ground: City Mazda Stadium
    Wooden Spoons: 18 – 1887, 1897, 1898, 1904-1906, 1920, 1931, 1933, 1936, 1972-1974, 1979, 2005-2008
    Grand Finals Played: 16 – 1908, 1909, 1911, 1911, 1922, 1927, 1947, 1954, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1983, 1991, 2003
    Most Years Captained: 7 – R Loveday, 1971-972, 1974-1978
    Champions of Australia: 2 – 1908, 1911
    Record Attendance at City Mazda Stadium (Formly Richmond Oval): 15,742 v Glenelg, Rd 5 1969


    West Adelaide Football Club Honour Board

    YEAR
    POS
    COACH
    CAPTAIN
    B & F
    TOP GOALKICKER
    GOALS
    1945
    6
    H Lee
    J Taylor
    G Burkett
    R McArthur
    42
    1946
    2
    G Scott
    G Scott
    G Burkett
    J Coad
    50
    1947
    1
    G Scott
    J Taylor
    B Smith
    R Zeuner
    53
    1948
    3
    J Taylor
    J Taylor
    C Brown
    J Atkins
    57
    1949
    4
    J Taylor
    F Lewis
    J Coad
    J Coad
    38
    1950
    6
    J Broadstock
    J Broadstock
    B Faehse
    B Slattery
    28
    1951
    6
    B Faehse
    B Faehse
    B Faehse
    M Agars
    22
    1952
    6
    B Faehse
    B Faehse
    J Lynch
    G Williams
    26
    1953
    6
    L Cahill
    B Faehse
    C Brown
    C Brown
    42
    1954
    2
    L Cahill
    B Faehse
    C Brown
    K McGregor
    33
    1955
    7
    L Cahill
    B Faehse
    G Williams
    J Wright
    33
    1956
    2
    L Cahill
    B Faehse
    A Rossetto / S Costello
    I Day
    29
    1957
    3
    J Oatey
    C Brown
    R Benton
    P Phipps
    90
    1958
    2
    J Oatey
    C Brown
    D Kerley
    J Wright
    52
    1959
    2
    J Oatey
    D Kerley
    D Kerley
    J Wright
    55
    1960
    4
    J Oatey
    D Kerley
    J Bray
    J Bray
    40
    1961
    1
    D Kerley
    D Kerley
    D Kerley
    F Hogan
    46
    1962
    2
    D Kerley
    D Kerley
    D Kerley
    F Hogan
    47
    1963
    4
    D Thomas
    D Thomas
    J Bray
    R Benton
    29
    1964
    7
    D Thomas
    D Thomas
    R Pope
    D Bertelsmeier
    36
    1965
    9
    D Taylor
    D Thomas
    R Day
    A Bitmead
    34
    1966
    6
    D Roach
    D Roach
    R Day
    G Sims
    61
    1967
    7
    D Roach
    D Roach
    T Hughes
    G Sims
    52
    1968
    4
    M Weidemann
    M Weidemann
    R Pope
    J Pannenburg
    28
    1969
    3
    M Weidemann
    M Weidemann
    G Wallis
    D Jonas
    54
    1970
    6
    M Weidemann
    R Day
    R Day
    D Jonas
    56
    1971
    8
    M Weidemann
    R Loveday
    S Fraser
    D Jonas
    46
    1972
    10
    R Loveday
    R Loveday
    G Nicholson
    G Hewitt
    62
    1973
    10
    R Keddie
    R Keddie
    R Keddie
    R Loveday
    39
    1974
    10
    F Williams
    R Loveday
    R Loveday
    R Loveday
    51
    1975
    6
    F Williams
    R Loveday
    R Loveday
    G Hewitt
    45
    1976
    5
    F Williams
    R Loveday
    T Grimwood
    T Pierson
    57
    1977
    3
    F Williams
    R Loveday
    T Grimwood
    T Pierson
    68
    1978
    9
    F Williams
    R Loveday
    D Kennedy
    P Mueret
    36
    1979
    10
    T Hughes
    K Beswick
    M Gregg
    R Luders / T Pierson
    59
    1980
    9
    T Hughes
    K Beswick
    I Borchard
    R Luders
    43
    1981
    5
    D Kerley
    I Borchard
    J Kantilaftas
    R Luders
    72
    1982
    6
    D Kerley
    I Borchard
    I Borchard
    R Luders
    75
    1983
    1
    D Kerley
    I Borchard
    M Mickan
    R Luders
    105
    1984
    6
    D Kerley
    I Borchard
    D Herbert
    R Luders
    75
    1985
    3
    J Cahill
    I Borchard
    M Mickan
    R Andrews
    51
    1986
    7
    J Cahill
    M Mickan
    M Mickan
    P Mueret
    55
    1987
    7
    J Cahill
    L Grosser
    K Sporn
    D Twomey
    56
    1988
    8
    K Morris
    P Winter
    N Shaw
    C Lamb
    38
    1989
    7
    K Morris
    C Lamb
    N Shaw
    L Grosser
    35
    1990
    6
    K Morris
    L Grosser
    G Fielke
    G Goss
    35
    1991
    2
    K Morris
    L Grosser
    P Banfield
    G Mellor
    53
    1992
    6
    D Kerley
    L Grosser
    L Grosser
    A Modra
    53
    1993
    8
    D Kerley
    L Grosser
    M Mickan
    C Palmer
    47
    1994
    8
    G Morris
    G Fielke
    J Andriske
    S Simister
    72
    1995
    5
    G Morris
    G Fielke
    A Banik
    S Simister
    65
    1996
    5
    M Taylor
    G Fielke
    B Fogden
    S Simister
    51
    1997
    6
    M Taylor
    G Mellor
    A Banik
    E Richardson
    30
    1998
    3
    M Taylor
    G Mellor
    A Richardson
    A Richardson
    85
    1999
    6
    M Taylor
    G Mellor
    T Symes
    A Richardson
    66
    2000
    7
    M Taylor
    G Mellor
    B Hollands
    A Richardson
    84
    2001
    5
    I Borchard
    G Mellor
    B Hollands
    A Richardson
    84
    2002
    5
    I Borchard
    A Richardson
    C Chubb
    A Richardson
    40
    2003
    2
    S Rehn
    E Richardson
    D Bradshaw
    D Bradshaw
    97
    2004
    5
    S Rehn
    L Norman
    L Norman
    P Shepherd
    32
    2005
    9
    S Rehn
    L Norman / D Piasente
    J Porplyzia
    P Wiggins
    31
    2006
    9
    W Weidemann
    D Piasente
    B Haynes
    B Haynes
    48
    2007
    9
    W Weidemann
    D Piasente
    S McCormick
    D Cupido
    37
    2008
    9
    A Collins
    N Brown
    R Ferguson
    R Willits
    20