West Adelaide Football Club
Infobox aus sport club | clubname = West Adelaide
fullname = West Adelaide Football Club
emblem = The Bloods
strip = Black with red sash
Australian rules football
South Australian National Football League
firstseason = 1897
ground = Broadspectrum (Richmond) Oval
capacity = 16,500
song = We’re a happy team at Westies
president = Paul Sperling
captain = Nathan Brown
season = 2007
position = 9th of 9
- style="vertical-align: top;"! colspan="2" bgcolor="#b0c4de" | 2008 Season
- style="vertical-align: top;"
West Adelaide Football Club is an
Australian rules footballclub, nicknamed The Bloods in the South Australian National Football League(SANFL).
West Adelaide was formed in 1892. The club played in the Adelaide and Suburban Association form 1895 to 1896. In 1897 the club joined the (then) South Australian Football Association, which subsequently became the SANFL.
Record Crowd: 15,742 - 1969 West Adelaide v Glenelg
* Broadspectrum Oval (formerly known as Richmond Oval).
* [http://www.austadiums.com/stadiums/stadiums.php?id=207 Photos of the oval]
Black and Red.
Senior 1908-09, 1911-12, 1927, 1947, 1961, 1983.
Runners-up 1922, 1954, 1956, 1958-59, 1962, 1991, 2003.
Reserves 1929, 1940, 1951, 1994.
Thirds/Under 19s 1943-44, 1968, 1978, 2002, 2004.
Colts/Under 17s 1948, 2001, 2002, 2006.
Adelaide and Suburban Association 1895-96.
Championship of Australia1908, 1911.
SANFL Night Series 1985, 1987.
*James Tierney 1908
*Richard Head 1909
*Robert Barnes 1922
Bruce McGregor1926 & 1927
League Top Goalkickers
*F.Fitzgerald (31) 1915
*R.Phipps (90) 1957
*Adam Richardson (85) 1998
*Adam Richardson (66) 1999
*Adam Richardson (72) 2000
*Adam Richardson (84) 2001
*Darren Bradshaw (97) 2003
Adam Cooney Nathan Eagleton Tyson Edwards Nathan D. Brown Neil Kerley
Mark Mickan Tony Modra Shaun Rehn Mark Ricciuto Byron Schammer
Bernie Smith Shane Tuck Fos WilliamsMark Williams
Jason Porplyzia Henry Slattery Glenn Kilpatrick Jordan Russell
Ben Rutten Scott Welsh Jason Porplyzia Domenic Cassisi
See [http://www.geocities.com/golden_rams_aust/Legends_of_SANFL.html Legends of SANFL]
See [http://www.colepotteries.btinternet.co.uk/reedman-john-cole1.htm 1908 Premiership Coach John Cole Reedman]
A song written dedicated to the West Adelaide Team by Reg Stoneham 1911. [http://www.samemory.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=192&c=384 Scan of the sheet music]
* [http://www.westadelaidefc.com.au/ Official West Adelaide Football Club website]
* [http://www.fullpointsfooty.net/West_Adelaide_part_1.htm Full Points Footy History of West Adelaide Football Club]
* [http://bloodntars.com Bloodntars.com is a forum for fans of the mighty Bloods]
* [http://www.catalog.slsa.sa.gov.au/search?/aAgars%2C+Merv/aagars+merv/-3%2C-1%2C0%2CB/frameset&FF=aagars+merv&1%2C%2C2 Merv Agars' book written for the club's centenary]
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