The SANFL Macca’s League will hit the road again when Kadina plays host to Adelaide’s Round 14 clash with Port Adelaide on Sunday.
The Crows will look to put a major dent in the Magpies’ finals chances when they play their only ”home” match of the year at the home of the Kadina Bloods.
After previously tackling their arch-rival in rural towns such as Balaklava and Mannum, the Crows will this time call upon the support of the Yorke Peninsula community in the standalone contest.
‘’SANFL is determined to foster its links with football fans in the country, particularly those supporters who are unable to attend SANFL matches in metropolitan areas,’’ SANFL Football Operations Manager Tom Hurley said.
‘’We have already witnessed genuine excitement amid a carnival-type atmosphere at previous country SANFL matches and I’m sure the people of Kadina and surrounds will ensure this contest will be no exception.”
Gates will open from 9am at the Kadina Oval, with the best Under-17 players in the Yorke Peninsula Football League tackling an Under-17 side from the neighbouring North Eastern Football League from 10.30am.
A match-day function hosted by SANFL Chairman, and former Kadina FC President, John Olsen AO, will also feature guest speakers in Adelaide FC coach Don Pyke, star ruckman and Yorke Peninsula export Sam Jacobs and Magpies coach Matt Lokan.
‘’We are very appreciative of the efforts of the Kadina FC, Copper Coast Council, Local Sponsors and the Yorke Peninsula Football League to bring this game to fruition,” Hurley said.
“We also acknowledge both Adelaide and Port Adelaide in continuing to support the concept of playing a SANFL Showdown across rural South Australia.’’
While the Crows’ SANFL Showdown was played at Woodville last year, there were still two Macca’s League matches played in the country, with South Adelaide playing Adelaide at Encounter Bay and Glenelg hosting the Crows at Bordertown Oval.
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