The Sturt Football Club's song is "It's A Grand Old Flag". 1972 Club changes its name to the Sturt Basketball Club. Goal Kickers After struggling to beat Central Districts in four prior attempts in the 2002 season, the Double Blues emerged triumphant on Grand Final day, doubling the Bulldogs' score to win by 47 points. The 1976 Grand Final win over Port Adelaide was dominated by ruckman Rick Davies. Oatey's response: "Course he is. The largest attendance at Unley was set in Round 9 of the 1968 season when 22,015 crammed into the oval to see Sturt play long time rivals Port Adelaide. Team 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Sturt 6.3-39 10.7-67 16.12-108 24.15-159 Glenelg 2.3-15 5.10-40 8.13-61 13.16-94 Best October 4, 1969 1968 Premiership FOUR IN A ROW – Glenelg finished the minor round in top spot, but were defeated by the finals hardened Double Blues in the 2nd Semi Final by 38 points and had to reach the Grand Final by beating West Adelaide in the Preliminary Final. Oh keep your eye on the Old Double Blues! P.Bagshaw Davies, sensing early pressure from Port, positioned himself in the back lines in the first quarter. It's the emblem for me and for you  Sturt finished seventh in 2013, but returned to the finals in 2014 finishing 3rd after the minor round only to lose in straight sets to Norwood and South Adelaide in the Qualifying and 1st Semi Finals. Team 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Sturt 6.3-39 10.7-67 16.12-108 24.15-159 Glenelg 2.3-15 5.10-40 8.13-61 13.16-94 Best
Go and ask him what he thinks he's up to." B.Shearman After Davies had taken his fourth strong mark, Edwards came back with the news: "He says he's down there getting kicks, that's where the ball is". Sturt won the 1969 Grand Final beating Glenelg who had included the Richmond star Royce Hart for his only game for the club. Sturt returned to its original home ground Unley Oval in 1998, having moved its home games to Adelaide Oval from 1986.. From the club's inception in 1901 until 1986, the Sturt Football Club played their home games at the Unley Oval. As we sing this song to you.........what do we sing? The club was established in 1901 when the Sturt Cricket Club decided to form a football club in the Unley (suburban Adelaide) area in the Division of Sturt (named after Australian explorer Charles Sturt). J.Oatey In 1965, it reached the grand final and before 62,543 (a SANFL record until 1976 and the highest Adelaide Oval crowd to this day), fell short by just 3 points against Port Adelaide. It's a Grand old flag, It's a high-flying flag Before 2014, Sturt was forced to hire Unley Oval for each SANFL home game, due to the councils wish that the oval remain a public park as well as paying for temporary fencing to be erected for each home game. They then lost to the Eagles in the second semi final but won The Blues Finished 3rd after the home and away season and started the final series by beating South Adelaide in the Qualifying final. Facing financial difficulties, mergers with South Adelaide ("Southern Blues") and North Adelaide were proposed by the SANFL and the club's board.
Going into the Grand Final the Tigers were still the flag favourites and were strengthened when Richmond champion Royce Hart was permitted to play for them under National Service rules, but master coach Jack Oatey had his team hitting peak form at the right end of the season. This was opposed by supporters who, along with former players, raised the required $250,000 in two weeks to keep the club in existence.
The Championship of Australia was the name given to an Australian rules football tournament which was contested between football clubs from the Victorian, South Australian, West Australian and Tasmania football leagues. The use of temporary fencing ended in 2014 when a white picket fence was erected at the oval. Adelaide Oval Vice President Ticket Claim. Details about SANFL Sturt 1969 Premiership Team Fridge Magnets **NEW** See original listing. the Preliminary Final against the Adelaide Crows a week later, by 35 points to set up a Grand Final match against Eagles. Glenelg stayed in touch in the second quarter to only be down by 27 points at half time, but any thought of a Tigers come back was soon laid to rest as the floodgates started to open in the third quarter with the Blues kicking 6 goals to Glenelg’s 3 and taking into the last change a 47 point lead.
Since their inception into the AFL, the Adelaide Crows have embodied much of the approach to the game that Oatey pioneered.
It was the club's first premiership in 26 years. Six days after the win, several of the club's players and support staff were celebrating the win at the Sari Club in Bali when the Bali bombing incident occurred. Sturt Football Club Copyright © 2018.
Ended: 02 Jun, 2020 18:16:26 AEST. The High Schools combine finished well ahead, 19.16 to 13.8 The Schoolboys team included Linden Fairclough, head prefect at Elizabeth High who had already played several League games for Centrals.
Sturt Football Club Copyright © 2018. Sturt, under first-year coach Brenton Phillips, played Central Districts in the 2002 SANFL Grand Final. All rights reserved. Near-closure and Back-to-Back Premierships, South Australian National Football League, https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/afl/sturt-in-fight-for-future-lifeline/news-story/25c61e3e5e44b40a5376aaad0bad4fcb, The Sturt Football Club Scrapbook & Supporters Forum, Full Points Footy History of Sturt Football Club, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sturt_Football_Club&oldid=983313043, South Australian National Football League clubs, Australian rules football clubs in South Australia, Australian rules football clubs established in 1901, All Wikipedia articles written in Australian English, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 13 October 2020, at 14:42. 55,600 (Adelaide Oval). All rights reserved. 1966 The club enters a Division 1 Womens team for the first time 1968 Albert Leslie selected in the Mexico Olympic team. Sturt played its first game against Norwood, losing by 33 points. Coach Captain Sturt won another premiership in 1926 defeating North Adelaide again by 64–51, with Vic Richardson after he was not selected for the 1925 Ashes cricket tour of England. The Sturt Football Club, nicknamed The Double Blues, is a semi-professional Australian rules football club based in the suburb of Unley, South Australia, which plays in the South Australian National Football League. The first premiership came in 1915 with a two-goal Grand Final win over Port Adelaide. After the move, the City of Unley turned the oval into a public park by removing the boundary fence, though the Jack Oatey Stand and the Members Stand remained in place. From 1945 to 1961, despite the efforts of triple Magarey Medalist Len Fitzgerald, Sturt performed poorly, "winning" five wooden spoons and failing to make a Grand Final. He’s a champion isn’t he?” Rick Davies dominated the final with 21 kicks, 21 handballs, 21 hit outs and 15 marks, with Sturt winning by 41 points. The unofficial ground record attendance at Unley was set on 9 June 1924 when an estimated 24,000 saw Sturt play Norwood. Unley Oval was renamed Peter Motley Oval in 2015 in honour of the former two-time Sturt club champion. Future AUFC Blacks premiership coach John Griffen was one of several names that would be familiar to readers of a certain vintage and geography. They then went on to win the 2016 premiership. In 1987 the club moved its home games to the Adelaide Oval, a move that proved unpopular with fans. After several decades of substantial finals appearances and a few premiership wins, Sturt entered a period of success, winning seven premierships from 1966 to 1976 under coach Jack Oatey. Committee dissatisfaction with Keane, however, led to Sturt churning through five coaches and receiving a SANFL record eight consecutive wooden spoons between 1989 and 1996, including a winless season in 1995 when the team actually did not get within four goals of any of its twenty-two opponents. Oatey is also credited with popularising the checkside punt, a kicking style that causes the ball to bend away from the body. P.Bagshaw, J.Tilbrook, M.Greenslade, D.Hicks, B.Adcock The Sturt side with immaculate kicking and constructive handball had just given the Tigers a painful lesson in finals football and in the process kicked the highest score ever in a SANFL Grand Final. I run this side.
Champions of Australia. Every heart beats true for the old Double Blues Sturt play their home games at the 15,000 capacity Unley Oval and their club song is named It's a grand old flag.
I didn't put him down there. After Oatey's retirement at the end 1982, Sturt under coaches John Halbert and former Richmond star Mervyn Keane reached the Grand Final of 1983 with a reinvented Davies kicking 151 goals, but fluctuated in the following five years. The Sturt Football Club, nicknamed The Double Blues, is a semi-professional Australian rules football club based in the suburb of Unley, South Australia, which plays in the South Australian National Football League.. Sturt entered a team in the SANFL Women's competition in 2018. Founded in 1901 by the Sturt Cricket Club, the club initially struggled to make the finals, however, in 1915 they won their first Premiership. In 1909, the club was strengthened by a number of interstate players enticed by offers of employment and accommodation and in 1910, Sturt played in their first Grand Final, losing to Port Adelaide. Under Phil Carman, Sturt reached the Grand Final in 1998, losing to Port Adelaide by nine points. Poor results in both seasons plus off field mismanagement resulted in a club debt of $2.2 million and almost saw the club to the grave, as reports in early 2013 stated that the club "went perilously close to closing its doors". From 1942 to 1944, Sturt combined with South Adelaide to compete in a restricted wartime competition. Adelaide Oval Vice President Ticket Claim. Should old acquaintance be forgot
M.Nunan 2, R.Rigney 2, T.Clarke 1, K.Chessell 1, G.Wild 1 Sturt finished fifth in 2010 and 9th in 2011. The Championship took place three times in the 19th century and then from 1907 to 1914 with the exception of 1912 and every year from 1968 to 1975. The Tigers kicked 5 goals in the last quarter, but couldn’t stop the rampaging Double Blues who added 8 goals and ran out winners by 65 points. Despite giving up a big lead early, Sturt fought back and forced a draw. Team 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Sturt 4.1-25 5.4-34 6.6-42 7.8-50 Port Adelaide 2.3-15 3.4-22 3.7-25 7.7-49, Team 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Sturt 1.1-7 4.2-26 8.2-50 12.4-76 Woodville-West Torrens 1.4-10 3.5-23 5.6-36 7.7-49, Team 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Sturt 4.6-30 8.7-55 11.12-78 13.14-92 Central District 0.1-1 2.4-16 5.6-36 6.9-45, Team 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Sturt 1.3-9 7.6-48 11.8-74 17.14-116 Port Adelaide 2.5-17 3.8-26 7.13-55 10.15-75, Team 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Sturt 6.5-41 6.6-42 6.12-48 9.16-70 Glenelg 0.1-1 4.6-30 6.7-43 8.7-55 Best, Team 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Sturt 1.4-10 4.6-30 8.10-58 12.13-85 Glenelg 3.6-24 4.8-32 5.10-40 9.10-64 Best, Team 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Sturt 6.3-39 10.7-67 16.12-108 24.15-159 Glenelg 2.3-15 5.10-40 8.13-61 13.16-94 Best, Team 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Sturt 3.3-21 5.11-41 10.13-73 12.18-90 Port Adelaide 3.4-22 4.4-28 6.6-42 9.9-63, Team 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Sturt 5.0-30 7.6-48 9.6-60 13.10-88 Port Adelaide 2.5-17 8.9-57 9.14-68 10.17-77, Team 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Sturt 3.2-20 7.7-49 9.12-66 16.16-112 Port Adelaide 3.2-20 5.2-32 7.7-49 8.8-56. Sturt's 1967 and 1968 grand final wins were again at the expense of Port Adelaide. Before a record Football Park crowd of 66,897, Sturt entered the final as rank outsiders. In 2015, Sturt finished 8th with the poor result bringing on the departure of then part-time coach Seamus Maloney. It's the emblem of the team we love
Best Players Sturt enjoyed little success initially and struggled to make the finals. Player Josh Deegan and trainer Bob Marshall were killed.
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