or Best Offer. West Torrens were also dragged down to this level by the 1970âs. We say pseudo because the team contained several Sydney Swans players who were not born, nor played their junior football in NSW. John Birt. Not heavy but a continual and misty downfall making playing conditions unpleasant. Goalkickers: NSW played twenty six representative games between 1881 and until the Association’s demise in 1894 and only won against their regular nemeses, Queensland. The club changed its name to West Torrens in 1897 upon the inception of district football. As the series ended at one all, Canberra retained the trophy due because they had been previous winners. In 2015 the Woodville West Torrens Football Club celebrated their 25th season in the SANFL, and dominated the competition in U/18s, Reserves and League, taking out each Minor Premiership (the only club to ever do so) dropping just 4 games across all 3 grades throughout the minor round season. By this time the crowd were right behind NSW and from the bounce they supported every move and every score the team made. Permission to use this item for any purpose, including publishing, is not required from the State Library under these conditions of use. We have often been asked about NSWs history of interstate games and how successful they had been over the years. By 2018, the Woodville-West Torrens Football Club officially surpassed Woodvilleâs total existence as it entered its 28th SANFL season, and interestingly, the clubâs on-field record read very similar to that of West Torrens prior to Woodville entering the competition in 1964. Some might remember the pseudo State of Origin team NSW fielded on a rainy night game against the VFL on May 22 at the SCG. West Torrens Player's Profiles null SANFL Football Clubs & Players . The match was against the then VFA which was the first controlling body for football in Victoria. Initially part of the Adelaide and Suburban Association, in 1895 they joined the South Australian Football Association later known as the South Australia National Football League (SANFL). . The West Torrens Football Club began in 1894 when a number of players from Port Adelaide left that club to form their own team, Port Natives. After having merged only 3 years prior, Woodville-West Torrens managed to claim the Holy Grail of SANFL footy, The Thomas Seymour Hill Trophy, after a convincing 73-point victory over Norwood. Content on this site may be subject to Copyright, please, Treasures of the State Library of South Australia, Straight through the middle: Football in South Australia, S. A. The NSW side were far from their best with the South Australian’s all over them in the first quarter. Others to stand out were rover, Jack Foskett from the Newtown club, forward flank Hurley, Cain in the forward pocket along with Ackers, Dunn and the captain, Bryan Rush all of whom played in the backline. AU $50.00. The U/18s also lost their decider. AFL Sydney 2-1 2-2 2-3 3-7 (25) West Torrens had competed in the SANFL since 1897, when it was originally known as the Natives and later the Eagles, while Woodville entered the competition in 1964. Each club progressed straight through to their respective Grand Finals, and the Reserves completed a remarkable undefeated season (first team to do so since West Torrens in 1919) to take out their 8th flag. Godden became the third coach to win a Premiership for Woodville-West Torrens, following Bruce Winter (1993) & Ron Fuller (2006) and the second on his first attempt (Winter 1993). Woodville did not win a premiership or play in a grand final in their twenty-seven seasons (1964-90), usually being close to or on the bottom of the ladder. West Torrens on the other hand had a number of star players including their 203cm CHF, Len ‘Booby’ Mills. AFL Canberra Women's: K. Demant 6, K. Reid 2, H. Wallett 1, R. Friend 1 Paul Weston . The club would play their home games at Woodville's home ground, Woodville Oval, and use the West Torrens Eagle emblem. NSW made some changes to their side with McInerney, Wardley, Sheehan, Card and Newton out of the team that lost to Victoria the previous week. The West Torrens Football Club began in 1894 when a number of players from Port Adelaide left that club to form their own team, Port Natives. * Premiership Captain (Justin Cicolella was acting captain for the 2006 Premiership), Presented to best on ground for South Australia in a State match, Presented to best on ground in an SANFL Grand Final, Presented to best on ground in an SANFL Reserves Grand Final, Presented to best on ground in an SANFL U/18's Grand Final, Presented to best on ground in an ANZAC Day match (Grand Final replay), Presented to best SANFL player as voted by League coaches, The highest individual honour that is bestowed by the club. In July 1922, the West Torrens Football Club travelled to Melbourne then onto Wagga where they defeated a representative Riverina side 15.23 to 8.7 before a crowd of around 2,000 then onto Sydney where they were scheduled to play NSW on 15 July at Erskineville Oval. SANFL history 1950-1964 THE PASH PAPERS Jeff Pash Magarey "The News" RARE TITLE. Centrals made its League debut against West Torrens in 1964 and was soundly beaten, 26:24(180) to 6:4(43). They lost the rest which we have calculated as seventy. However, a third western suburbs team in the competition (including West Adelaide) proved too much to handle with both sides struggling on the field following Woodvilleâs inception. It was decided at the end of the season to merge the two sides to form the Woodville-West Torrens Eagles, effectively returning to how things were prior to 1964. The VFL was formed in 1897 from some clubs that then comprised the VFA. During the late 1970s and 1980s, three Yankalilla footballers have played in the SANFL. Title West Torrens Football Club souvenir colours Date c1962 Description. They won that match 13-8 to 10-16, much to the chargrin of Victorian selector, Ted Whitten. Magarey Medallists from the club were Tom MacKenzie 1902 (who also won the 1905 and 1906 Magarey Medals with North Adelaide), Dave Low 1912, John Karney 1921, Max Pontifex 1932, Bob Hank 1946 and 1947 and Lindsay Head 1955, 1958 and 1963. After a decisive win over AFL Canberra on 12 April 2015, AFL Sydney Women’s team took on a strong outfit in the return match on 5 June at Blacktown’s International Sports Park in the Women’s State of Origin series on Saturday afternoon. In Gold and Green and Blue, italics current captain Sound the Siren, turn us loose 1962 1st Semi-Final. The new club, known as the Woodville-West Torrens Eagles, played their first game in 1991 and won the SANFL premiership in 1993. Ian Wallace . After their 1953 premiership West Torrens never again competed in a Grand Final and were in fact irregular competitors in any final matches. West Torrens won 4 Premierships pre-1991... in 1924, 1933, 1945 and 1953. Watch. The new club proved immediately competitive, and won their first premiership in 1993. As part of the 1988 Bi-Centenary celebrations, a pure State of Origin team was selected to compete in the carnival in Adelaide. It would, however, prove to be the Eagles only premiership success during 1994â2005 in which they lost 5 Grand Finals â 1994 to Port Adelaide and 2000, 2001, 2004 and 2005 all to Central District. 2015â2019 - Patrick Giuffreda & Luke Thompson, South Australian Premiers: 7 â 1924, 1933, 1945, 1953, 1993, 2006, 2011, South Australian Night Series Winners: 4 â 1983, 1988, 1993, 1994, Record Night Attendance at Thebarton Oval: 4,566 v, Most Goals for the Club: 312 by Mark Passador (2003â10), Most Years as Coach: 9 by Michael Godden (2010â18), Most Premierships as Captain: 1 by Peter Schwarz (1993), Justin Cicolella (2006) and Mark McKenzie (2011), Most Best & Fairest Awards: 5 by Mark McKenzie (2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011), Longest Winning Run: 14 (1993â94 â last 7 games in 1993, first 7 games in 1994), Longest Winning Run in a Season: 12 (2004). And we always battle through Woodville-West Torrens entered a team in the SANFL Women's League in 2019. The Eagles, as they became known, wore blue and gold. Well we can tell you that the NSW Football Association, the forerunner to the NSW Australian Football League, played their first representative game at the MCG on 1 July 1881. Lyn Fielke played for West Torrens, Craig Fielke for Sturt, and Greg Whittlesea Captained Sturt and won the SANFL`s highest honour, the Magarey Medal in 1988. Ian Wallace . It was a bitterly disappointing end for Michael Godden and his men after a near perfect season, cruelled by injury at the final hurdle. The Eagles went in as the underdogs but coach Michael Godden (in only his second year with the team and in a senior coaching position) believed his Eagles could overcome the Dogs. Other club greats include the club's first premiership captain Roy Brown, ruckman Stan Patten, Ossie O'Grady, Len 'Booby' Mills, Jim Coverlid, Mick Clingly, Fred Bills, Peter Phillipou, Kevin McSporran, Matt Rendell and Bruce Lindsay. West Torrens won four SANFL premierships, 1924, 1933, 1945 and 1953 and many fine players have donned the various styles of blue and gold guernsey. The Canberra side was far too good for the Sydney-siders, running out 38 point victors. The sky blues were outstanding in their commitment to their game. 2 or 3 night home games per year are played at Thebarton Oval (Former home of West Torrens) which is also the club's pre-season base. The game in Sydney had only been going for 12 months while of course it was founded in Melbourne with the first game recognized as being played in 1858. Copyright © 2018 New South Wales Australian Football History Society Inc. Goolagong Parties Like its 1999 for Terrigal-Avoca Panthers, Women in the Centre Square: Reflections on the start of a new era of AFL in Sydney, Sydney AFL Grand Final week brings back memories of Wests’ win in 1965, “Poddy” Slade – ‘Wonder’ Footballer Who Beat the Mail Train. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Woodville-West Torrens Football Club. After losing yet another Grand Final to their arch rivals in 2005, the Eagles bounced back and got their first premiership in 13 years, and after 6 attempts, with a thumping 76-point victory over the Bulldogs. All state ruckman Craig Parry was named the Jack Oatey Medalist for Best on Ground for 2011. So it has taken many long years of research and investigation to locate details of the respective games. Associated with Scrapbook ... SANFL Football Clubs & Players . Sydney controlled the match early taking a small lead into the first break. Cloning this item will not retain its parent-child relationship. In fact the locals failed to kick a point with West Torrens in the lead 8.4 (52) to nil at the change! In 2011, a study commissioned by the AFL identified Woodville-West Torrens as the most effective developer of AFL talent in the country. The Woodville-West Torrens Eagles first home ground was SANFL league headquarters Football Park in their inaugural season of 1991. Souvenir club colours circa early 1960s. In July 1922, the West Torrens Football Club travelled to Melbourne then onto Wagga where they defeated a representative Riverina side 15.23 to 8.7 before a crowd of around 2,000 then onto Sydney where they were scheduled to play NSW on 15 July at Erskineville Oval.