SA Country Football Championships

Overview

The SA Country Football Championships is an event that showcases, supports and celebrates country football, with a vision of football leaving lasting legacies in communities.

Commencing in 1994, the SA Country Football Championships brings together players and officials from 23 regional leagues across South Australia, as well as representatives from Broken Hill.

Following the rapid growth of women’s football, in 2018 the Championships welcomed women’s teams to compete for the first time.

300 talented community footballers from country South Australia represent six zone teams across the men’s and women’s carnivals

SANFL is pleased to announce that the 2022 Think! Road Safety SA Country Football Championships will be held for the first time in Whyalla on July 16 & 17.

The two-day carnival, to be hosted by the City of Whyalla, will be held at Whyalla’s award-winning AFL-standard Bennett Oval as well as nearby Memorial Oval.

The Championships weekend will also incorporate a Hostplus SANFL League Men’s Match between North Adelaide and Adelaide on Saturday, July 16 at Bennett Oval.

2022 Think! Road Safety SA Country Football Championships Fixture

Saturday 16 July

Bennett Oval | 37 McDouall Stuart Ave, Whyalla Stuart SA 5608

Memorial Oval | Bradford St, Whyalla Playford SA 5600

Match Start Time Bennett Oval Memorial Oval
9:30am Women's | Eyre Peninsula v Southern Women's | South East v Eastern
10:25am Men's | Eyre Peninsula v Southern Men's | South East v Eastern
11:30am Women's | Northern v Southern Women's Eastern v Central
12:35pm Men's | Northern v Southern Men's | Eastern v Central
1:40pm Women's | South East v Northern Women's | Central v Eyre Peninsula
2:25pm Men's | South East v Northern Men's | Central v Eyre Peninsula
4:00pm HostPlus SANFL League Match | North Adelaide v Adelaide -

Sunday 17 July

Bennett Oval | 37 McDouall Stuart Ave, Whyalla Stuart SA 5608

Memorial Oval | Bradford St, Whyalla Playford SA 5600

Whyalla Secondary College Oval | Russell St, Whyalla Norrie SA 5608

Match Start Time Bennett Oval
9:30am Men's | 5 v 6
11:30am Women's Championships Final | 1 v 2
1:30pm Men's Championships Final | 1 v 2
Match Start Time Memorial Oval Whyalla Secondary College Oval
9:30am Women's | 3 v 4 Women's | 5 v 6
11:00am Men's | 3 v 4 -

Event Information

Tickets

Advance tickets are available for purchase from the SANFL Shop.

Tickets will also be available at the gates for purchase.

Ticket Prices

  • Weekend Pass – $20 Adult, $15 Concession (Saturday and Sunday tickets) ONLINE ONLY
  • Saturday Pass – $17 Adult, $11 Concession
  • Sunday Pass – $10 Adult, $5 Concession (Bennett Oval only)

U18s are free and do not require a ticket to enter.

Access

Tickets provide access to both sites on Saturday, including the SANFL Match between North Adelaide and Adelaide at Bennett Oval.

Entry to Memorial Oval and Whyalla Secondary College Oval on Sunday is free of charge.

North Adelaide and Adelaide Football Club Members, as well as eligible Adelaide Oval ticket holders can use their membership for entry on Saturday, however will need to purchase a ticket for Sunday.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

Gate Opening Times

Entry gates, including carparks will open to the public at 9:00am.

Pedestrians may enter from the following gates:

  • Bennett Oval – McDouall Stuart Avenue
  • Memorial Oval – Duncan Street
  • Whyalla Secondary College Oval – Russell Street

Please refer to carparking section for vehicle entry gates.

Car Parking

Limited carparking is available at both grounds inside the ground, however free overflow parking is available on surrounding streets.

Onsite parking will be charged at $5 per vehicle at the gate.

Public entrance to the carparks are as follows:

  • Bennett Oval – Viscount Slim Avenue
  • Memorial Oval – Duncan Street
  • Whyalla Secondary College Oval – Russell Street
Live Stream

Don’t miss a minute of action and watch the free live stream of the 2022 Think! Road Safety SA Country Football Championships on SANFLNow.

You can watch on your mobile device, computer or television.

Visit https://www.sanflnow.com.au/ to view.

Unearth Whyalla

Whyalla offers natural wonders contrasted with industry in vivid landscapes, aquatic serenity, sea life and great adventures.

Check out the following links to plan your stay:

Roosters Express (North Adelaide Travel Offer)
The North Adelaide Football Club will be chartering a bus to transport supporters to and from their Whyalla Match, Saturday 16 July.
There will be one 48-seater bus departing from Prospect Oval at 9:30am Saturday morning and returning to Prospect Oval 30 minutes after the match commences.
To reserve your seat on the Roosters Express to Whyalla, you can book your tickets HERE or call 8344-8733. Please note, tickets must be paid in full to secure your place on the bus.
Click here for more information.

Competing Zones

Central

Adelaide Plains Football League

Barossa, Light & Gawler Football Association

North Eastern Football League

Yorke Peninsula Football League

 

Eastern

Hills Football League

Mallee Football League

Riverland Football League

River Murray Football League

 

Eyre Peninsula

Eastern Eyre Football League

Great Flinders Football League

Port Lincoln Football League

Western Eyre Football League

Northern

Broken Hill Football League

Far North Football League

Northern Areas Football League

Spencer Gulf Football League

Whyalla Football League

South East

Kowree Naracoorte Tatiara Football League

Limestone Coast Women’s Football League

Mid South Eastern Football League

Western Border Football League

Southern Districts

Great Southern Football League

Kangaroo Island Football League

Southern Football League

Championship Honor Boards

Men’s Championships

Year Champions Player of the Championships Best U21 Player
1994 Eyre Peninsula Not Awarded Not Awarded
1995 Southern Districts Not Awarded Not Awarded
1996 Southern Districts Not Awarded Not Awarded
1997 Eyre Peninsula Not Awarded Not Awarded
1999 Eyre Peninsula Not Awarded Not Awarded
2001 Mid North Not Awarded Not Awarded
2003 Southern Districts Not Awarded Not Awarded
2004 Southern Districts Matt Joraswlafsky Adam Merrett
2005 Southern Districts Justin Henscke and Leighton Wilksch
Todd Miles
2006 Central Adam Merrett Ryan Darling
2007 Southern Districts Damian Stevens Tyrone Hill
2008 Murray Mallee Todd Miles Ryan Bennett
2009 Southern Districts Mitch Portlock Greg Bain
2010 Southern Districts Josh Vick and Ben Yeomans Ben Yeomans
2011 Eyre Peninsula Matthew Woolford Levi Konitska
2012 Southern Districts Tyson Wait Tom Johnson
2013 Central Michael Liebelt Patrick Barrett
2014 Murray South East Ben McIntyre and Liam O'Neil Jack Kenny
2015 Southern Districts Jack Kenny and Xavier Watson Campbell Combe
2016 Murray South East Brian Fenton Campbell Combe
2017 Murray South East Jack Jelly Domenic Costanzo
2018 Eyre Peninsula Jesse Kemp Scott Merrett
2019 Central Sidney Masters, Leigh Ryswyk and Xavier Watson Troy Parker-Boers
2021 Southern Districts Jordan Fuller Bailey Marshman

Women’s Championships

Year Champions Player of the Championships Best U21 Player
2018 Eastern Jiarna Zerella Not Awarded
2019 Southern Districts Tegan Nottle Not Awarded
2021 Northern Ella Little and Dakota Williams Ella Little and Dakota Williams

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