Attending a SANFL match has always been a unique experience and so it was in 2004 during the League’s “Local Footy” advertising campaign.
Led by well-known infomercial personality Tim Shaw, the television advert focused on the accessibility and affordability of watching a SANFL game with your mates and family.
Players to feature in the commercial included Central District premiership forward Daniel Schell, Port Adelaide livewire Clive Waterhouse and loyal Eagles midfielder Peter Fiacchi, who is nearly pushed over the boundary fence.
It is this sort of vision which the SANFL History Centre would be interested in obtaining if anyone from the public has any old tapes with SANFL matches/highlights on them.
Currently, the SANFL History Centre has more than 2600 rolls of film and tape to sift through and digitise in what will be a massive project overseen by Manager Chris Halbert.
”It wouldn’t matter if they were personal copies, or if they came from unusual sources, we would ask no questions, as the aim is to have a complete record of games and events,” Mrs Halbert said.
”I’m sure there’s plenty of people out there with this sort of thing in the shed, but very soon there will not be machines to play them on, and they will be lost.”
If anyone has any SANFL vision on tapes or film to donate, contact Mrs Halbert at [email protected]
To celebrate SANFL’s 140th anniversary, the SANFL History Centre is preparing a major display of priceless artefacts at the State Library in 2017.
Set to be held between June 6 and August 13, the SANFL 140-year exhibition will include an array of Magarey Medals and other pieces of rare memorabilia currently being catalogued and restored by a bevy of volunteers at the SANFL History Centre in Bowden.
Under the guidance of History Committee Chairman Dion McCaffrie, SANFL History Centre Manager Chris Halbert has been instrumental in collecting, organising and restoring a wide variety of items for the exhibition.