|Sport||Australian rules football|
|Founded||8 March 1911|
|No. of teams||69 (Men) |
|TV partner(s)||Nine Network (2018)|
The Adelaide Footy League, formerly known as the South Australian Amateur Football League (SAAFL), is a semi-professional Australian rules football competition based in Adelaide, South Australia. Comprising sixty-seven member clubs playing over one hundred and ten matches per week, the SAAFL is one of Australia's largest Australian rules football associations.
The league currently provides competition across eight Senior divisions with Reserves grades, accompanied by a separate C grade competition, all from Divisions 1 to 7. There are also two under 18 divisions named Red and Yellow divided by area.
The league was officially formed on 8 March 1911 and the first match was played on 6 May 1911. With the exception of recesses during the two World Wars, the competition has been continuous since that time.
The South Australian Football Association (later to be renamed to South Australian National Football League) had existed as a competition since 1877, but by the early 1900s was structured on an "electorate system" where players qualified for clubs on the basis of electoral boundaries. Adelaide University Football Club was keen to field a team in the SAFA competition and applied each year from 1906 to 1910. Each time the application was rejected as it was felt the inclusion of a university team would threaten the electorate system.
In 1910 the Adelaide University Sports Association thought the case for admission to SAFA would be strengthened if the University had a team playing successfully in regular competition. It was felt that this could be achieved by forming a purely amateur league with other clubs not already in an association. By late 1910 Glenferrie, Marlborough and St. Bartholomew clubs had agreed to join with University to form the new association based on amateur principles. By 1911, as preparations were in hand for the inaugural season, the four clubs had become five with the inclusion of St. Francis Xavier. The clubs also had agreed to admit late applicant Semaphore Central for the 1912 season.
In that first season only three ovals were used for matches - Jubilee Oval, Price Oval and University Oval. Price Oval (now known as Hawthorn Oval) in Mitcham and University Oval (at the corner of Sir Edwin Smith Avenue and War Memorial Drive) both still exist today. The Jubilee Oval however was built upon by the university in 1946.
The 2010 season marked the 100th year of the league, with the last day in September won by Henley, who won their first Division 1 premiership in history.
2017 the league decided to change its name from the South Australian Amateur Football League to the Adelaide Footy League.
This table summarises the total Division 1 premierships and grand finals from 1911 to 2020.
|Runners Up||Grand Finals|
|Adelaide University [note 1]||23||1999||2006||20||43|
|Port District Football Club [note 2]||12||1972||1977||10||22|
|Adelaide College [note 3][note 4]||7||1982||1982||7||14|
|Exeter [note 3][note 5]||5||1948||1955||4||9|
|Riverside [note 3][note 6]||3||1984||1990||7||10|
|Underdale United [note 3]||2||1934||1938||5||7|
|Payneham [note 3]||2||1978||1978||3||5|
|Greek Camden [note 3]||2||1991||1991||2||4|
|St. Peters OC||2||2012||2012||0||2|
|West Adelaide United [note 3]||2||1937||1937||0||2|
|Kingswood [note 3]||2||1915||1915||0||2|
|Tea Tree Gully||1||2018||2018||1||2|
|Prince Alfred OC||1||2016||2019||1||2|
|Greek [note 3]||1||1985||1985||1||2|
|Edwardstown [note 7]||0||-||1996||1||1|
|SA Railways Institute||0||-||1941||1||1|
|Prospect [note 3]||0||-||1921||1||1|
|Henley & Grange [note 8]||0||-||1920||1||1|
|St. Francis Xavier [note 3]||0||-||1912||1||1|
|Glenferrie [note 3]||0||-||1911||1||1|
- Previously known as "University" until 1969.
- Semaphore Central and Exeter merged to form "Port District FC" in 1979. Nevertheless, PDFC set its date of establishment in 1873, as a continuity of Semaphorce Central.
- Defunct club.
- Previously known as Adelaide Teachers College from 1972–79, Teachers College from 1935–72, Teachers Training College from 1923–34.
- Semaphore Central and Exeter merged to form "Port District FC" in 1979. Exeter had been founded in 1924 and is considered defunct, with Port District being a continuity of Semaphore Central
- Merged with Alberton United and Ethelton to form Portland in 1997.
- Moved to Southern Football League in 2009.
- The current "Henley Sharks Football Club" was formed in 1994 as a merger of the Henley Districts, Old Scholars and Greek FC.
The following list summarises the Division 1 Grand Finals from 1911 to 2019.
|1911||University||14.15 (99)||Glenferrie||5.11 (41)||University Oval|
|1912||University||12.9 (81)||St. Francis Xavier||5.11 (41)||University Oval|
|1913||Kingswood||5.8 (38)||Semaphore Central||4.6 (30)|
|1914||Semaphore Central||6.12 (48)||University||4.11 (35)||Norwood Oval|
|1915||Kingswood||8.11 (59)||Semaphore Central||5.11 (41)|
|1920||University||10.18 (78)||Henley and Grange||2.11 (23)|
|1921||University||9.10 (64)||Prospect||7.11 (53)|
|1922||University||9.9 (63)||Semaphore Central||8.4 (52)|
|1923||Semaphore Central||6.10 (46)||University||5.5 (35)||Norwood Oval|
|1924||Semaphore Central||6.10 (46)||Teachers Training College||5.9 (39)||Norwood Oval|
|1925||Semaphore Central||9.16 (70)||Kenilworth||7.6 (48)||Norwood Oval|
|1926||University||9.15 (69)||Semaphore Central||7.18 (60)||Norwood Oval|
|1927||Kenilworth||10.18 (78)||University||10.9 (69)||Belair National Park|
|1928||Semaphore Central||10.13 (73)||Kenilworth||4.11 (35)||Thebarton Oval|
|1929||University||11.11 (77)||Semaphore Central||10.10 (70)||Jubilee Oval|
|1930||Kenilworth||12.15 (87)||University||12.13 (85)||Glenelg Oval|
|1931||Semaphore Central||12.11 (83)||Underdale United||9.16 (70)||University Oval|
|1932||University||14.11 (95)||Underdale United||11.13 (79)||Jubilee Oval|
|1933||Underdale United||6.15 (51)||University||6.10 (46)||Thebarton Oval|
|1934||Underdale United||11.11 (77)||University||8.11 (59)||Norwood Oval|
|1935||St Peter's O.C.||13.8 (86)||Underdale United||10.13 (73)||Unley Oval|
|1936||West Adelaide United||11.19 (85)||Underdale United||10.8 (68)||Thebarton Oval|
|1937||West Adelaide United||10.3 (63)||Prince Alfred O.C.||7.10 (52)||Prospect Oval|
|1938||Semaphore Central||14.12 (96)||Underdale United||10.10 (70)||Alberton Oval|
|1939||Exeter||15.11 (101)||Payneham||15.9 (99)||Prospect Oval|
|1940||Exeter||11.11 (77)||Semaphore Central||5.12 (42)||Alberton Oval|
|1941||Exeter||10.16 (76)||S.A. Railways Institute||8.6 (54)||Woodville Oval|
|1946||Woodville||8.13 (61)||University||9.5 (59)||Alberton Oval|
|1947||Exeter||14.14 (98)||Woodville||6.8 (44)||Alberton Oval|
|1948||Exeter||8.10 (58)||Semaphore Central||6.8 (44)||Woodville Oval|
|1949||Semaphore Central||8.11 (59)||University||4.10 (34)||Alberton Oval|
|1950||Walkerville||5.12 (42)||Exeter||6.3 (39)||Thebarton Oval|
|1951||University||6.8 (44)||Exeter||5.13 (43)||Thebarton Oval|
|1952||University||13.17 (105)||Exeter||10.7 (67)||Thebarton Oval|
|1953||Walkerville||8.10 (58)||University||7.8 (50)||Alberton Oval|
|1954||University||19.11 (125)||Rosewater||10.4 (64)||Alberton Oval|
|1955||University||18.5 (113)||Exeter||7.7 (49)||Alberton Oval|
|1956||Semaphore Central||11.8 (74)||University||6.10 (46)||Payneham Oval|
|1957||Rosewater||8.19 (67)||Semaphore Central||6.13 (49)||Kensington Oval|
|1958||Riverside||8.11 (59)||University||6.13 (49)||Alberton Oval|
|1959||Semaphore Central||15.10 (100)||Riverside||8.17 (65)||Kensington Oval|
|1960||University||6.4 (40)||Semaphore Central||2.6 (18)||Alberton Oval|
|1961||University||8.6 (54)||Kilburn||3.8 (26)||Alberton Oval|
|1962||University||8.14 (62)||Teachers College||7.5 (47)||Alberton Oval|
|1963||Teachers College||5.7 (37)||University||3.7 (25)||Alberton Oval|
|1964||Payneham||11.11 (77)||University||10.8 (68)||Norwood Oval|
|1965||University||14.15 (99)||Riverside||3.18 (36)||Alberton Oval|
|1966||Teachers College||9.11 (65)||University||3.7 (25)||Alberton Oval|
|1967||Teachers College||8.10 (58)||University||7.8 (50)||Alberton Oval|
|1968||University||9.10 (64)||Teachers College||6.5 (41)||Alberton Oval|
|1969||Adelaide University||7.8 (50)||Teachers College||4.7 (31)||Alberton Oval|
|1970||Semaphore Central||8.16 (66)||Teachers College||6.15 (51)||Alberton Oval|
|1971||Teachers College||15.16 (106)||Seaton Ramblers||8.14 (62)||Alberton Oval|
|1972||Semaphore Central||13.11 (89)||Adelaide Teachers College||13.9 (87)||Alberton Oval|
|1973||Seaton Ramblers||14.8 (92)||Payneham||10.6 (66)||Alberton Oval|
|1974||Adelaide University||16.11 (107)||Payneham||7.5 (47)||Adelaide Oval|
|1975||Adelaide University||14.15 (99)||Flinders Park||4.9 (33)||Adelaide Oval|
|1976||Flinders Park||19.20 (134)||Adelaide University||10.12 (72)||Richmond Oval|
|1977||Flinders Park||9.13 (67)||Semaphore Central||5.14 (44)||Richmond Oval|
|1978||Payneham||12.20 (92)||Glenunga||9.8 (62)||Richmond Oval|
|1979||Adelaide College||18.13 (121)||Broadview||15.10 (100)||Adelaide Oval|
|1980||Broadview||17.12 (114)||Adelaide College||4.18 (42)||Adelaide Oval|
|1981||Adelaide College||7.14 (56)||Riverside||6.5 (41)||Adelaide Oval|
|1982||Adelaide College||16.10 (106)||Riverside||11.10 (76)||Adelaide Oval|
|1983||Riverside||15.7 (97)||Adelaide University||11.11 (77)||Adelaide Oval|
|1984||Riverside||14.15 (99)||Greek||11.14 (80)||Norwood Oval|
|1985||Greek||16.9 (105)||Riverside||11.11 (77)||Alberton Oval|
|1986||Adelaide University||11.17 (83)||Riverside||12.8 (80)||Adelaide Oval|
|1987||Broadview||12.6 (78)||Greek Camden||7.15 (57)||Adelaide Oval|
|1988||Greenacres||11.13 (79)||Broadview||11.11 (77)||Adelaide Oval|
|1989||Broadview||18.13 (121)||Greek Camden||2.8 (20)||Adelaide Oval|
|1990||Greek Camden||18.12 (120)||Riverside||12.15 (87)||Alberton Oval|
|1991||Greek Camden||9.12 (66)||Kilburn||9.10 (64)||Alberton Oval|
|1992||Port District||17.8 (110)||Broadview||8.10 (58)||Alberton Oval|
|1993||Broadview||14.7 (91)||Kilburn||9.17 (71)||Adelaide Oval|
|1994||Kilburn||10.15 (75)||Port District||8.9 (57)||Adelaide Oval|
|1995||Kilburn||14.18 (102)||Broadview||11.15 (81)||Adelaide Oval|
|1996||Adelaide University||21.12 (138)||Edwardstown||13.9 (87)||Adelaide Oval|
|1997||Goodwood Saints||11.9 (75)||PHOS Camden||10.8 (68)||Adelaide Oval|
|1998||Broadview||18.13 (121)||Goodwood Saints||8.6 (54)||Adelaide Oval|
|1999||Adelaide University||5.13 (43)||Goodwood Saints||5.12 (42)||Adelaide Oval|
|2000||PHOS Camden||7.5 (47)||Broadview||6.6 (42)||Alberton Oval|
|2001||Kilburn||19.5 (119)||Adelaide University||14.7 (91)||Adelaide Oval|
|2002||PHOS Camden||11.17 (83)||Adelaide University||10.12 (72)||Adelaide Oval|
|2003||Gaza||10.15 (75)||Broadview||7.9 (51)||Adelaide Oval|
|2004||Broadview||9.11 (65)||Goodwood Saints||8.10 (58)||Adelaide Oval|
|2005||Goodwood Saints||13.10 (88)||Gaza||8.5 (53)||Adelaide Oval|
|2006||Goodwood Saints||18.11 (119)||Adelaide University||10.12 (72)||Alberton Oval|
|2007||Goodwood Saints||19.16 (130)||Gaza||11.7 (73)||Thebarton Oval|
|2008||Goodwood Saints||13.9 (87)||Salisbury North||9.4 (58)||Thebarton Oval|
|2009||Goodwood Saints||11.13 (79)||Henley||8.12 (60)||Thebarton Oval|
|2010||Henley||11.6 (72)||Sacred Heart OC||7.5 (47)||Thebarton Oval|
|2011||Gaza||10.13 (73)||Sacred Heart OC||9.15 (69)||Thebarton Oval|
|2012||St Peter's O.C.||15.13 (103)||Henley||13.15 (93)||Adelaide Airport Stadium|
|2013||Rostrevor OC||17.9 (111)||Salisbury North||10.9 (69)||Adelaide Airport Stadium|
|2014||Goodwood Saints||14.10 (94)||Rostrevor OC||7.7 (49)||Adelaide Airport Stadium|
|2015||Goodwood Saints||12.7 (79)||Payneham NU||7.9 (51)||Adelaide Airport Stadium|
|2016||Prince Alfred OC||10.13 (73)||Tea Tree Gully||6.10 (46)||Adelaide Airport Stadium|
|2017||Rostrevor OC||10.8 (68)||Payneham NU||3.13 (31)||ALDI Arena|
|2018||Tea Tree Gully||13.15 (93)||Rostrevor OC||9.9 (63)||ALDI Arena|
|2019||Payneham NU||12.4 (76)||Prince Alfred OC||10.12 (72)||Guardall Security Stadium|
|2020||Goodwood Saints||9.12 (66)||Rostrevor OC||7.8 (50)||Norwood Oval|
The following table summarises the member clubs of the league for the 2017 season.
|Club||Men's Grades||Women's Grades||Website||Nickname||Home Ground||Founded||Joined|
|Adelaide Lutheran||7, 7R, C6||5||http://www.alsportsclub.com.au/||Bulldogs||Park 21 (Mirnu Wirra)||1969||1985|
|Adelaide University||1, 1R, 7, 7R, C1, C5, C6||1, 1R, 3||http://www.bobneil.com/||Blacks||Park 10 (Warnpangga)||1906||1911|
|Angle Vale||2, U18R||http://www.anglevalefc.com/||Owls||Angle Vale Sport Complex||1998|
|Athelstone||2, 2R, C2, U18R||http://www.athelstonefc.org.au/||Raggies||Max Amber Sportfield||1904||1996|
|Blackfriars Old Scholars||5, 5R||https://web.archive.org/web/20070503170115/http://www.bosfc.com/||Hounds||Park 2 (Pardipardinyilla)||2005||2006|
|Blackwood||U18B||http://www.blackwoodfootballclub.com.au/||Woods||Blackwood Hill Reserve||1912|
|Brahma Lodge||6, 6R, C6||https://web.archive.org/web/20081005054035/http://brahmalodgefc.sportzvault.com/||Tigers||Brahma Lodge Oval||1962||1996|
|Brighton Districts and Old Scholars||1, 1R, C1, U18B||Brighton Bombers||Brighton Oval||1991||2017|
|Broadview||2, 2R, C2, U18R||4||http://www.broadviewfc.com.au/||Tigers||Broadview Oval||1928||1964|
|CBC Old Collegians||5, 5R, C5||https://web.archive.org/web/20080705192211/http://www.cbcoc.com.au/||Dolphins||King Rodney Park
|Central United||7, 7R||https://web.archive.org/web/20100324235612/http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=cufc||Bulldogs||Mofflin Reserve||1962||1995|
|Christies Beach||1, 1R, U18R||http://www.cbfcsaints.org/||Saints||Bice Oval||1963||2016|
|Colonel Light Gardens||4, 4R, C4||http://www.clgfc.org.au||Lions||Mortlock Park||1931||1931|
|Eastern Park||4, 4R, C7||3||https://web.archive.org/web/20080309010217/http://www.epfc.com.au/||Demons||Dwight Reserve||1962||1995|
|Edwardstown||4, 4R, C4, U18B||http://www.edwardstownfc.com.au/||Towns||Edwardstown Oval||1919||2016|
|Elizabeth||6, 6R, C6||http://www.elizabetheagles.com.au/||Eagles||Elizabeth Oval||1956||1995|
|Fitzroy||6, 6R, C5, U18Y||1, 1R||http://www.fitzroyfc.com.au/||Lions||Sam Johnson Sportsground||1987||1987|
|Flinders Park||3, 3R, C3, U18R, U18B||https://web.archive.org/web/20080518075151/http://www.flindersparkfc.com.au/||Reds||Flinders Park No. 1||1927||1933|
|Flinders University||7, 7R||3||https://web.archive.org/web/20170218100029/http://www.football.flindersclubs.asn.au/||Crabs||Flinders Uni Oval||1966||1966|
|Gaza||2, 2R, C2, U18Y||3||https://web.archive.org/web/20070216041716/http://www.gaza.com.au/football.html||Eagles||Klemzig Oval||1921||1962|
|Gepps Cross||4, 4R, C4, U18Y||http://geppscross.homestead.com/||Rams||Duncan Fraser Reserve||1952||1984|
|Glenunga||5, 5R, C6||http://glenungafc.com.au||Rams||Webb Oval||1954||1960|
|Golden Grove||2, 2R, 7, 7R, U18R||4, 5||http://www.ggfc.com.au/||Kookaburras||Harpers Field||1995||1996|
|Goodwood Saints||1, 1R, C1, C7, U18R||U18B||http://www.goodwoodsaints.com.au/||Saints||Goodwood Oval||1985||1985|
|Greenacres||5, 5R||2||https://web.archive.org/web/20090912050327/http://saafl.asn.au/stats/clubs.php?cName=Greenacres||Dragons||Edward Smith Reserve||1967||1973|
|Happy Valley||3, 4||http://hvfc.com.au/||Vikings||Happy Valley Sports Club||1951||2017|
|Hectorville||4, 4R, C4, U18Y||https://web.archive.org/web/20090912051316/http://saafl.asn.au/stats/clubs.php?cName=Hectorville||Hounds||Daly Oval||1961||1990|
|Henley||2, 2R, C2, C7, U18R||U18B||http://www.henleysharks.com.au||Sharks||Henley Oval||1906||1920|
|Hope Valley||5, 5R, C5, U18Y||U18B||https://web.archive.org/web/20090930170356/http://saafl.asn.au/stats/clubs.php?cName=Hope%20Valley||Demons||Hope Valley Sporting Club||1906||1987|
|Houghton Districts||6, 6R||https://web.archive.org/web/20091025063327/http://www.hdfcraiders.com.au/||Raiders||Houghton Memorial Oval||1995||1995|
|Imperial (Murraylands Swans)||6||Swans||AZTEC Oval||2018|
|Ingle Farm||6, 6R, C6||3||http://www.inglefarm.org.au/snr_football.htm||Bulldogs||Rowe Park||1968||1989|
|Ironbank-Cherry Gardens||6||https://www.ibcgfc.com.au/||Thunderers||Cherry Gardens Oval||1985||2017|
|Kangarilla/Onkaparinga Valley||6||http://www.onkas.com.au/||Double Blues/Bulldogs||Kangarilla Recreation Ground||1901/1967||2017|
|Kenilworth||5, 5R, C5, C7, U18B||5, U18R||https://web.archive.org/web/20080513045914/http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=kfc||Kookaburras||St. Marys Park||1907||1924|
|Kilburn||4, 4R, C4||http://www.kfcc.com.au/||Knights||Blair Athol Reserve||1923||1958|
|Lockleys||1, 1R, C1, U18||http://www.lockleysfc.com.au/||Demons||Lockleys Oval||1951||1986|
|Mawson Lakes||6, 6R||3||http://www.mawsonlakesfc.com.au/||Saints||UniSA Mawson Lakes Oval||1978||1993|
|Mitcham||3, 3R, C3||U18B||http://www.mitchamfootballclub.websyte.com.au/||Hawks||Price Oval||1908||1968|
|Mitchell Park||7, 7R||http://www.mitchellparkfc.com/||Lions||Mitchell Park Oval||1969||2001|
|Modbury||1, 1R, C1, C4, C6, U18Y||2||http://www.modburyhawks.org.au||Hawks||Modbury Oval||1862||1988|
|Morphettville Park||4, 4R, U18B||1, 1R, 4, U18R||http://www.mpscroos.com.au/||Roos||Kellett Reserve Oval||1958||2017|
|Mount Barker||2, 6||http://mountbarkerfootballclub.org.au/||Barkeroos||Howard Lane Oval||1967||2016|
|Mount Lofty District||2, 5||http://www.mtloftydevils.com.au/||Devils||Heathfield Oval||1987||2016|
|Nairne Bremer United||5||https://www.nbufc.com.au/||Rams||Nairne Oval||1978||2017|
|North Haven||4, 4R, C4, C6||4||North Haven Facebook||Magpies||Largs North Oval||1935||1980|
|Old Ignatians||2, 2R, C2, C6||5||http://www.oifc.com.au/||Iggies||Park 25 (Narnungga)||1972||1972|
|Para Hills||7, 7R||http://www.phfc.com.au/||Big Reds||The Paddocks||1974||1995|
|Payneham Norwood Union||1, 1R, C1, C6, U18R||2||https://web.archive.org/web/20080513005802/http://www.paynehamfalcons.com.au/home.html||Falcons||Payneham Oval||1995||1996|
|Pembroke OS||2, 2R, C2||http://www.pembroke.sa.edu.au/page.php?section=517||Kings||Haslam Oval||1932||1932|
|PHOS Camden||2, 2R, C2, U18B||http://www.phantomsfc.com.au/||Phantoms||Camden Oval||1994||1994|
|Plympton||3, 3R, C3||http://www.plymptonbulldogs.com.au/||Bulldogs||Plympton Park||1937||1996|
|Pooraka||5, 5R, C5||https://web.archive.org/web/20080108072954/http://www.poorakafc.com.au/||Bulls||Lindblom Park||1920||1996|
|Port Adelaide Women||1, 1R||https://www.facebook.com/PAWFC/||Magpies||Ethelton Oval||2003|
|Port District||1, 1R, C1, U18R||http://www.pdfc.com.au||Magpies||Largs Reserve||1979||1984|
|Portland||3, 3R, C3, U18Y||http://home.iprimus.com.au/aurbow/||Thunder||Riverside Oval||1997||1997|
|Prince Alfred OC||1, 1R, C1, C4||https://web.archive.org/web/20080511212207/http://www.paocfc.com/||Reds||Park 9 (Tidlangga)||1926||1926|
|Pulteney||6, 6R, C4||5||https://web.archive.org/web/20060820230548/http://www.pulteney.sa.edu.au/posa/football.html||Navy Blues||Morgan Oval||1936||1936|
|Rosewater||5, 5R, C5, U18B||http://www.rosewaterfc.com.au/||Bulldogs||Eric Sutton Oval||1885||1949|
|Rostrevor OC||1, 1R, C1||https://web.archive.org/web/20070829184358/http://www.rostrevor.sa.edu.au/flexipage.aspx?PageId=150||ROCS||Cambelltown Oval||1923||1974|
|Sacred Heart OC||2, 2R, C2, U18B||http://www.shocfc.com/Football/Default.htm||SHOCs||Sacred Heart College||1968||1968|
|Salisbury||4, 4R, C4, C7||1, 1R, U18R||http://freeteams.net/Salisburyfootballclub/index.html||Magpies||Salisbury Oval||1883||1995|
|Salisbury North||1, 1R||Salisbury North Facebook||Hawks||Salisbury North Sports Club||1953||1996|
|Salisbury West||6, 6R, U18Y||Salisbury West Facebook||Tigers||Salisbury West Oval||1965||1970|
|Scotch OC||2, 2R, C2||5||www.scotchoc.com.au||None||Price Memorial Oval||1929||1929|
|Seaton Ramblers||3, 3R, C3||Seaton Ramblers Facebook||Rams||Pedlar Oval||1958||1961|
|Smithfield||4, 4R||4||Smithfield Facebook||Panthers||Smithfield Oval||1965||1995|
|SMOSH West Lakes||3, 3R, C3||U18R||SMOSH West Lakes Facebook||Lions||Jubilee Reserve||1996||1996|
|St Pauls's OS||7, 7R||http://spocfc.com.au/||SPOCs||St. Pauls College||1928||1928|
|St. Peters OC||1, 1R, C1||http://spocfc.com.au/||SPOCs||The Caterer Oval||1928||1928|
|Tea Tree Gully||1, 1R, 7, 7R, U18R||U18B||http://www.gullies.com.au||Gullies||Petaringa Oval||1862||1988|
|Trinity OS||6, 6R||http://www.tosfc.com.au||Lions||Trinity College Gawler Campus||2006||2006|
|Unley Mercedes Jets||2, 2R, C2||http://unleyjets.com.au//||Jets||Kingswood Oval||1970||1970|
|Walkerville||3, 3R, C3||http://www.walkervillefc.com.au/||Cats||Walkerville Oval||1901||1936|
|West Croydon||6, 6R||4||West Croydon Facebook||Hawks||Fawk Reserve||1961||1974|
|Westminster OS||3, 3R||Westminister OS Facebook||Dragons||Glandore Oval||1969||1969|
|Woodville South||5, 5R, C5||Woodville South Facebook||Cats||Nieuvision Oval||1890||1979|
Violence and Abuse
The league has received media publicity over a number of incidents occurring at matches in recent years.
- After the 2005 Division 4 Grand Final, Salisbury West forfeited promotion, had premiership points deducted for the 2006 season and five players received a total of 38 games suspension following a number of violent incidents during their heavy loss to Payneham Norwood Union.
- Spectators at West Croydon were approached by sex workers during junior games to offer their services.
- 19 May - Police were called after a spectator wielded a knife and another used a broken beer bottle as a weapon in a fight during a match between Ingle Farm and Trinity Old Scholars. Ingle Farm had to hire security guards and ban drinking in certain areas for their remaining home games of the season.
- 10 June - Three players were allegedly involved in an incident where their names were signed in permanent marker on a bar whilst representing the SAAFL in Tasmania as part of the Under-23 representative team.
- 25 May: An alleged brawl involving up to 20 people occurred in the car park during a match involving Smithfield and Ingle Farm.
- 25 May: A Westminster Old Scholars player was allegedly attacked with a glass bottle during a match.
- 1 June: A Central United player was banned for life following a 'disgusting' act where he smeared faeces on the door of the umpires' changeroom following a match against Blackfriars Old Scholars.
- June: One player was sentenced to eight months jail following a "coward punch" against an opponent in a C2 Division match between Adelaide Lutheran and Seaton Ramblers.
- 15 June: Aboriginal Salisbury North coach Eugene Warrior was racially abused by a Henley supporter.
- 20 July: Two Smithfield players reported for striking a player and abusing umpires resulted in the Smithfield club being suspended from the league for the rest of the season.
- 7 September: Police were called after the Division 7 Grand Final between Ingle Farm and Angle Vale was called off with 10 minutes remaining when a wild brawl broke out between spectators.
- 27 September: A Salisbury North player was banned for life as a result of an incident in the Division 1 Grand Final, and two other Salisbury North players were also suspended.
- Central United had 10 Category A reports during the season, resulting in a combined total of 36 games suspension, with one player banned for life.
- Salisbury North had eight suspensions for a total of 35 games.
- Salisbury West punished three players who abused umpires by forcing them to officiate games without pay.
- Smithfield were reinstated to the competition with stipulations around player behavior. An incident in its Under 18 team involving umpire abuse and intimidation resulted in that team being withdrawn. Its coach was suspended for 18 months, one player was suspended for 8 matches, two other players suspended for four and two games. The club was also fined $2,000, and the A-Grade and B-Grade teams were penalised 8 premiership points each.
- Central United were deducted nine premiership points as a result of a player being suspended for spitting at and striking another player in a game played on 19 July 2014 against Blackfriars Old Scholars.
- Salisbury and Ingle Farm's Under 18 teams were each deducted six premiership points for involvement in a wild melee.
- A North Pines player was suspended for 32 weeks, resulting in a life ban, for attempting to headbutt, threatening and abusing an umpire and racial vilification during a Division 7 Semi-Final against Adelaide University. The match resulted in a forfeit after the North Pines team walked off the field to protest the umpiring and three of its players being reported. The team's coach was suspended for 12 months, every North Pines player was suspended for 4 games (suspended until the end of the 2017 season) and North Pines was fined $2000.
- An Eastern Park player was suspended for ten weeks for recklessly knocking out an umpire's tooth in an on-field collision on 12 April 2015.
- Ingle Farm were forced to forfeit their C4 game against Pulteney on 9 May 2015 as a result of the club having no players available to play after a bench clearing brawl against Rosewater the previous week. One Ingle Farm player was banned for life after being identified as the instigator by the league's investigation committee.
- Salisbury's Under-18 Coach was suspended for the rest of 2015 and all of 2016 for failing to stop a melee that occurred during an Under-18 game against Mitcham on 10 May 2015, and for misleading the tribunal during the investigation. The club was also fined $500, one player suspended for six games, and the team was forced to forfeit its following two games due to lack of players.
- A Rosewater player was suspended for four matches for abusing and threatening an umpire during their 13 June game against Pulteney.
- Salisbury North were deducted eight premiership points for each of their teams and fined $4,000 following an incident in a C-Grade game against Plympton on 18 July. A player was suspended for 10 games for striking and misconduct, and the C-Grade team was suspended for the remainder of the season.
- Four people were arrested, including two allegedly armed with knives, following a brawl between two warring families during a junior game between Rosewater and West Croydon.
- Eastern Park and Salisbury West forfeited their junior games for one week as a result of an incident involving shoving and verbal abuse between parents from both clubs at an under-12 game on 2 August.
- A Rosewater player was suspended for eight games for abusing and threatening an umpire during their 18 June game against CBC Old Collegians.
- A Rosewater player was suspended for 20 years and the club suspended from the competition after he pleaded guilty to striking an umpire in a Division 5 game against Blackfriars Old Scholars on 16 July. Another player was reported for undue rough play in the same game and refused to leave the ground until the umpire asked the Rosewater coach to remove him from the ground. Further controversy occurred the following weekend when a picture showing players doing an obscene hand gesture with a caption reading "f*** u saafl" was posted by a senior player to social media.
- North Pines avoided expulsion from the league after a club official ran onto the field during play and twice punched an opposition player. The official was suspended for seven years, and the club was ordered to employ a full-time security guard at all home games.
- Salisbury North were deducted 6 premiership points after a player was suspended for four matches for abusing and threatening a Division 1 reserves umpire.
- Salisbury West's captain received a 27-game suspension for four incidents, including breaking an opponent's jaw, during a home Qualifying Final against Trinity Old Scholars which resulted in a life ban; this more than doubled the Adelaide Footy League's threshold of 12 weeks. Despite Salisbury West winning the game by nine points, the club was ejected from the finals and suspended from the league for the rest of the year.
- Salisbury North were deregistered from the league after a player received an eight-week suspension for striking, and the league suspended all three of Salisbury North's senior teams for the rest of the 2018 season for breaking an amended affiliation agreement (AAA) regarding poor on-field behaviour
The league received media coverage in 2014 due to extreme scores in a number of games.
- Consideration was given to reorganising the divisional structure after Kilburn Football Club, in Division 3, was beaten by a combined 736 points in their first two games of the season, whilst forfeiting their B-Grade matches on the same two occasions. Kilburn later forfeited an A-Grade game against Salisbury when a few players misunderstood the start time and a few others could not find their way to the ground.
- Brahma Lodge were relegated from the Division 4 competition after losing a number of players.
- Mitchell Park and Flinders University were both reduced to one team each, with Flinders University taking the place of Mitchell Park's reserves in the Division 6 Reserves competition, due to an exodus of players.
- Blackfriars Old Scholars set a new SAAFL record score when they posted 71.30 (460) in a 429-point win against Angle Vale in Division 6. This resulting in the Angle Vale coach, Peter McMillan, quitting the following Tuesday night at a crisis meeting and being replaced by Reserves coach Rob Warren.
- Wingfield Royals forfeited a match in Division 7 against Smithfield on 24 May following six straight losses by an average of 198 points.
- Both Kilburn (in Division 3 against Pembroke Old Scholars) and Angle Vale (in Division 6 against Ingle Farm) forfeited their A-Grade games on 5 July.
- Salisbury West requested to be relegated from Division 3 to Division 5 after losing more than half their squad when they did not pay them for the second half of the 2014 season.
An attempt to oust then President Gino Capogreco in October 2013 failed when the vote was defeated at an extraordinary meeting of the league. Mr. Capogreco was accused of altering a document and physically threatening a board member. Mr. Capogreco was later defeated at the following AGM.
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