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    Thomas Seymour Hill Premiership CupGrand Final History

     
    Prior to 1889 the Minor Premier was declared Premier with no finals played (Also applied 1890-93, 1895-97) 

    In 1889 Norwood & Port tied for top spot and played one final to decide the premier. (Norwood won.) 

    Finals were permanently introduced in 1898 and prior to 1931 if the minor premier was defeated in a final they had the right to play the Grand Final winner in a Challenge Final to decide the premiership. 

    In 1931 the Page System was introduced with a final four structure that whilst giving the minor premier a double chance, did not guarantee them a berth in the premiership deciding game. This final four was extended to a final five in 1973 which bar one year back to a final four in 2003, still remains in force today. 

    All premiership deciding finals have been played at either Adelaide Oval or AAMI Stadium with the exception of the 1904 Challenge Final which was played at Jubilee Oval (location now Barr Smith Library at Adelaide University)


    Overall Grand Final Results

    TEAM
    P
    W L D %
    LAST WON
    LAST LOST
    Port
    60 33 27 - 55 1999 1997
    Norwood
    37 20 16 1 54 2013 2010
    Sturt
    24 13 10 1 54
    2002
    2009
    North
    30 13 16 1 45
    1991
    2013
    West
    17
    8 9 - 50
    1983
    2012
    Central
    14
    9 5 - 64
    2010
    2011
    South
    13 5 7 1 42
    1964
    1979
    Glenelg
    17
    4 13 - 24
    1986
    2008
    Eagles
    8 3 5 - 37
    2011
    2005
    Torrens
    8 4 4 - 50
    1953
    1949

     

    GRAND FINAL RECORDS
    Highest Attendance:
    66,897 Sturt v Port (1976)
    Highest Score:
    24.15 (159) Sturt v Glenelg (1969)
    Lowest Score:
    1.8 (14) North def by Port (1989) *
    Largest Winning Margin:
    125 points Central 23.15 (153) d Eagles 4.4 (28) (2004)
    Smallest Winning Margin:
    1 point Norwood d Sturt (1978)
    Highest Losing Score:
    19.16 (130) Glenelg d North (1973)
    Lowest Winning Score:
    8.10 (58) Port d West (1962)
    Biggest Match Aggregate:
    267 points Glenelg d North (1973)
    Smallest Match Aggregate: 95 points Port d South (1979)


    * Offical SANFL Records date back to 1907

    Recent Grand Final Results (All played at AAMI Stadium)

    YEAR
    SCORE
    MARGIN
    CROWD

    2013

    Norwood 10.12 (72) North 4.8 (32) 40 points 36,685
    2012 Norwood 12.7 (79) West 3.12 (30) 49 points 29,661

    2011

    Eagles 12.9 (81) Central 11.12 (78) 3 points 25,234
    2010
    Central 10.11 (71) Norwood 9.11 (65) 6 points 34,355
    2009
    Central 13.14 (92) Sturt 7.12 (54) 38 points 35,647
    2008
    Central 17.10 (112) Glenelg 11.10 (76) 36 points 34,128
    2007
    Central 16.11 (107) North 5.12 (42) 65 points 30,478
    2006
    Eagles 17.19 (121) Central 7.3.(45) 76 points 25,130
    2005
    Central 15.14.(104) Eagles 11.10 (76)
     28 points
    28,637
    2004
    Central 23.15 (153) Eagles 4.4 (28)
    125 points
    24,207
    2003
    Central 17.9 (111)
    West 11.11 (77)
    34 points
    28,199
    2002
    Sturt 13.14 (92)
    Central 6.9 (45)
    47 points
    35,187
    2001
    Central 10.11 (71)
    Eagles 4.8 (32)
    39 points
    26,378
    2000
    Central 8.13 (61)
    Eagles 5.9 (39)
    22 points
    34,819
    1999
    Port 14.17 (101)
    Norwood 14.9 (93)
    8 points
    39,135
    1998
    Port 11.9.75
    Sturt 9.12 (66)
    9 points
    44,838
    1997
    Norwood 19.12 (126)
    Port 7.11 (53)
    73 points
    44,161
    1996
    Port 11.14 (80)
    Central 6.8 (44)
    36 points
    46,120
    1995
    Port 13.16 (94)
    Central 6.10 (46)
    48 points
    45,786
    1994
    Port 15.16 (106)
    Eagles 10.9 (69)
    37 points
    40,598
    1993
    Eagles 17.20 (122)
    Norwood 7.7 (49)
    73 points
    42,719
    1992
    Port 17.3 (105)
    Glenelg 7.7 (49)
    56 points
    42,242
    1991
    North 21.22 (146)
    West 11.7 (73)
    73 points
    39,276
    1990
    Port 16.12 (108)
    Glenelg 13.15 (93)
    56 points
    50,589

     Click here to see the Jack Oatey Medallists (Best on ground in a Grand Final)