West Adelaide Football Club

Infobox aus sport club | clubname = West Adelaide

fullname = West Adelaide Football Club
emblem = The Bloods
strip = Black with red sash
founded = 1892
sport = Australian rules football
league = 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
coach = Andrew Collins
captain = Nathan Brown
season = 2007
position = 9th of 9
- style="vertical-align: top;"! colspan="2" bgcolor="#b0c4de" | 2008 Season
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West Adelaide Football Club is an Australian rules football club, nicknamed The Bloods in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL).

Club history

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.

Home Ground

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.
Other Premierships
Adelaide and Suburban Association 1895-96.
Championship of Australia 1908, 1911.
SANFL Night Series 1985, 1987.

Magarey Medallists

*James Tierney 1908
*Richard Head 1909
*Robert Barnes 1922
*Bruce McGregor 1926 & 1927
*Robert Snell 1929
*Jack Sexton 1931
*Ray McArthur 1939
*Ron Benton 1957
*Ken Eustice 1962
*Trevor Grimwood 1977
*Grantley Fielke 1985
*Glenn Kilpatrick 1995

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

Famous players

*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 Williams Mark Williams
*Peter Walsh Beau Waters
*Jason Porplyzia Henry Slattery Glenn Kilpatrick Jordan Russell
*Ben Rutten Scott Welsh Jason Porplyzia Domenic Cassisi
*Kurt Tippett


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]

External links

* [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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