1998 PORT ADELAIDE 11-9 (75) defeated Sturt 9-12 (66) Sturt hads been in the wilderness for a decade spending most of their time at the foot of ladder, and in that time Port Adelaide had helped themselves to another 7 premierships. Bulky defender Greg Phillips was the captain for Port Adelaide for the game. Through the good conditions, and even more so during the rain that followed, the SANFL Magpies thrashed Glenelg to win yet another premiership. Learn how and when to remove this template message, South Australian National Football League, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2001_SANFL_season&oldid=890041341, South Australian National Football League seasons, Australian rules football competition stubs, Articles lacking sources from November 2014, All Wikipedia articles written in Australian English, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 29 March 2019, at 17:08. 2001 SANFL Grand Final - Central District v Woodville-West Torrens | Australian Rules Football Television History Wiki | Fandom Back then, the AFL version of Port Adelaide was still a few years away, and wouldn’t start until 1997, so it was logical that some Collingwood fans had a bit of a soft spot for the SANFL Black and White team. Woodville-West Torrens: Football Park (crowd: 26,378) 2.2 (14) 5.2 (32) 8.3 (51) 10.11 … Last edited on 29 March 2019, at 17:08. He had just been announced as the SANFL’s Magarey Medal winner. The Adelaide Advertiser recorded: “Buckley gingerly had moved away from the aftermath of a grandstand wing tackle, limping noticeably on his left leg. But he did encourage a few former Magpies to join him at Port Adelaide. This Australian rules football competition-related article is a stub. This was the first Grand Final played at Football Park, the new home of SANFL football. The 2001 South Australian National Football League season was the 122nd season of the top-level Australian rules football competition in South Australia. Australian Rules Football Television History Wiki, 1988 TFL Grand Final - Devonport v Glenorchy, 1989 QAFL Grand Final - Southport v Windsor-Zillmere, 2001 AFL Grand Final - Essendon v Brisbane, 2002 AFL Wizard Cup Grand Final - Richmond v Port Adelaide, 1979 VFL Preliminary Final - North Melbourne v Collingwood, 1987 QAFL Grand Final - Southport v Windsor-Zillmere, 1994 AFL Foster's Cup Round 1 - St Kilda v Richmond, 2012 AFL Round 1 - Greater Western Sydney v Sydney, 2012 AFL Round 4 - Sydney v North Melbourne, 2012 AFL Round 10 - Sydney v Western Bulldogs, 1993 AFL Foster's Cup Round 1 - Richmond v Sydney, 2001 SANFL Grand Final - Central District v Woodville-West Torrens, https://aussierulestvhistory.fandom.com/wiki/Category:2001_SANFL_season. They forced Buckley to play the 1993 season with them, and what a season it was. 2001 SANFL Grand Final - Central District v Woodville-West Torrens | Australian Rules Football Television History Wiki | Fandom
66,897 people witnessed the game, a number of them seated on the ground outside the boundary line.
One of the Channel Nine commentators said: “He’s overwhelmed at the moment. Many Magpie fans had already switched their attention to Melbourne’s Spring Carnival at that stage, following the club’s brave elimination final loss to St Kilda a month earlier. Glenelg had started well, and the young star looked to have injured himself, with his fitness looking decidedly shaky. While some people doubted that Phillips had enough run in his legs that day to lift his side, the man himself never had any doubts. That’s despite the Advertiser forecasting that Buckley would head to Collingwood in season 1993 on a three-year deal worth more than $700,000.
The Bulldogs easily defeated Norwood 12.5 (77) to 4.9 (33) in the semi to move into their record 12th consecutive SANFL Grand Final and their 14th since 1995. Collingwood had been “into him” for some time, while the Brisbane Bears had even listed him earlier in the year, using his time from the Northern Territory to take him as one of their zone players. Soon after he was presented with the Jack Oatey Medal, and in the rooms after the game, he heaped all of the praise on his teammates for the way in which they helped through a memorable year. The match was played on Sunday 7 October 2001 at Football Park in … 10 things you might not know about Gordon Coventry, © Copyright 2020 Collingwood Football Club. I have put in the hard work, but without these blokes, nothing would be possible,” he said. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. And that 1992 SANFL grand final would be the first time a number of Collingwood fans would have a good look at a young man who would become one of the greatest players in the club’s history. Cahill, a legendary coach in South Australia, had led Collingwood to a preliminary final in his final season, but a massive thrashing at the hand of eventual premiers Essendon convinced him to return home. Bruce Abernethy had already played in five SANFL premierships leading into that game. He played 20 games, almost won the club best-and-fairest (some suggest he should have) and won the AFL Rising Star award. In a period of 8 seasons, Sturt had appointed no less than 6 coaches. Well, he’s had an overwhelming season.”. Buckley was reluctant to play with the Bears. He not only got himself going again, but he started to get his hands on the ball with regularity. Then, as it sunk in, Buckley was in tears as he celebrated with his teammates. The 2000 South Australian National Football League (SANFL) Grand Final saw the Central District Bulldogs defeat the Woodville-West Torrens by 22 points to claim the club's first ever premiership.
He was chasing his sixth flag that day. The coach was John Cahill, who had been Collingwood’s coach in two seasons, from 1983-84, during the era of the New Magpies. 2001 SANFL Grand Final Sunday 7 October (2:10 pm) Central District: def. Former Collingwood captain Mark Williams had been a fan favourite at Victoria Park over 135 games from 1981-86. Or perhaps even somewhere. The only question mark was the location of his next move. When the siren sounded, leaving Port Adelaide 56 points ahead, Buckley raised his two arms in triumph, as he would do so often later in Collingwood colours. Language; Watch; Edit; This article needs additional citations for verification. Footnote By 1994, though, he would be a Collingwood player, and all of the hard work and bartering and trading from the Magpies would be worth it. Many Magpie fans had already switched their attention to Melbourne’s Spring Carnival at that stage, following the club’s brave elimination final loss to St Kilda a month earlier. That much was certain, and when he ran out for Port Adelaide that day, almost everyone in the Football Park crowd knew he would not be back the following year. For those who do not have a Facebook account you will still be able to watch the stream, head over to https://www.facebook.com/CentralDistrictFC/ at the time listed above. 2001 SANFL Grand Final Sunday 7 October (2:10 pm) Central District: def. Only time, and some delicate negotiations, would solve the riddle. It was even stated that three Collingwood players would be traded to the Bears – two youngsters who were supposedly on the rise in Paul Williams and Troy Lehmann, as well as another unnamed Magpie player. All went to plan in the game for Port Adelaide. Buckley was 20 at the time and had come to Port Adelaide a year earlier after a football career that had taken him to a few states and territories. Australian Rules Football Television History Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. And Lehmann, and 1990 premiership player Craig Starcevich, would be the men who would make way, heading to the Bears in his place.
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