Local Footy articles

Slade reflects on footy career

By Kimberley Pratt THERE have been some noteworthy footballers come out of Gawler over the years, with eight-time SANFL premiership player Matt Slade being just one of them. Slade, who made 10 grand final appearances with Central District, featured in his first premiership decider as a member of a coaching panel on the weekend in […]

Dogs win epic clash

By Arlon Hall BAROSSA District claimed the ultimate glory on the weekend, becoming back-to-back premiers with an exhilarating five-point victory over Gawler Central in the Barossa, Light & Gawler Football Association. In one of the most exciting grand finals in recent history, it would be two forwards at opposite ends of the ground that would […]

Magpies rock ‘n’ roll Roosters

By Bruce Parsons MALLALA overcame a slow start to run out resounding 26-point winners over Two Wells in the Adelaide Plains Football League grand final on the weekend. Two Wells came out fast and got on top through its hard running, somewhat stunning the tentative Magpies, to take a 15-point lead into the first change. […]

Tigers pull off almighty heist

By Arlon Hall GAWLER Central edged one step closer to the ultimate glory on the weekend with a gutsy nine-point, come-from-behind victory against reigning premiers Barossa District in the Barossa, Light & Gawler second semi-final at Nuriootpa. Brad Mercer was once again the hero for Gawler Central, kicking eight goals in a best-on-ground performance and […]

Magpies spring to life

By Andrew Craig TANUNDA made it clear to Barossa District and Gawler Central that it will not be making up the numbers in this year’s finals with a convincing 36-point victory over South Gawler in the Barossa, Light & Gawler Football Association first semi-final at Gawler South on Saturday. After scraping into the top four […]

Can Central beat dominant Dogs?

By Sam Agars GAWLER Central coach Damien Herzick is well aware that his side will need to produce something special to stop the Barossa juggernaut in the Barossa, Light & Gawler Football Association second semi-final this Saturday. Ever the masters of timing their run, the Bulldogs have won 13 games on the trot and have […]