Here is your chance to listen to the movers and shakers involved with SANFL, past and present, by attending a series of forums at the State Library during the 140-year History Exhibition.
Conducted as part of the In a League of its Own Exhibition which runs from June 7 until August 13, the forums are hosted by well-known media personalities including Graham Cornes, Roger Wills, Keith Conlon, Ali Clarke and Stephen Rowe.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, SANFL History Committee Member Jess Wainwright said the forums were designed to bring the popular exhibition to life by recounting significant moments in history and engaging in robust debate.
Entry is free to each History Forum, however, it is strongly encouraged to book online to secure a place in the Hetzel Lecture Theatre at the State Library.
One Forum is held each week through until the final one on August 2 before a special 140-year Quiz Night is held on Tuesday August 8 in the Mortlock Chamber of the State Library.
Up Close and Personal: Panel Discussions
Legends, Heroes and Villains
Tuesday 27 June, 6pm – MC Mark Soderstrom
A celebration of the most iconic SANFL footballers, coaches and officials – who we all just simply love or love to hate.
Panel: KG, Kevin Duggan, Russell Ebert, Chris Gowans, James Gowans, John Halbert , Neil Kerley & Roger Wills
Comment Wally May! The Media
Monday 3 July, 6pm – MC Graham Cornes
Print, Photography, Radio, TV & the digital age- a discussion of the role of media in Australian Rules Football.
Panel: Ian Aitken, Andrew Capel, Zac Milbank, Daniel Norton, Michelangelo Rucci & Roger Wills
1877 and All That
Tuesday 11 July 6pm – MC Roger Wills
The beginning of SANFL, its impact on Australian Rules Football and the importance of preserving and celebrating our great history.
Panel: Peter Alexander, James Coventry, Trevor Gyss & Bernard Whimpress
1990… The Fallout and the Future
Tuesday 18 July, 6pm – MC Keith Conlon
A frank look at the introduction of the South Australian teams into the AFL Competition and what does the future hold for SANFL?
Panel: Greg Boulton, Jake Parkinson, Bill Sanders & Leigh Whicker
Wins for Women
Tuesday 25 July, 6pm – MC Ali Carke
The introduction of the SANFL Women’s League, AFLW and the Crows subsequently claiming the inaugural title has catapulted female football into the spotlight – but women have been involved in football for as long as it’s been in existence. A celebration of women’s contribution to the sport and the exciting future ahead.
Panel: Courtney Cramey, Sue Dewing, Eleni Glouftsis, Bec Goddard, Chris Halbert, Alanna Smith & Jane Woodlands-Thompson
The All Time Best Team
Wednesday 2 August, 7pm – MC Stephen Rowe
SANFL has produced some significant talent in its 140 year history. But who are the best 21 players, what position will they play and who will be the coach?
Panel: Graham Cornes, Brian Cunningham, Neil Kerley & Michelangelo Rucci
140 Years of Footy Triva – Quiz Night*
Tuesday 8 August, 7pm – Mortlock Chamber
Come and test your football knowledge at our quiz night.
More details to come.
* Ticketed event. All other events are free, booking essential