Ramsey Keenan for more premiership success


Milestone matches can be just the tonic for a team desperate to land premiership points in the race for a top-five berth in the SANFL Hostplus League.

North Adelaide premiership forward Keenan Ramsey is hopeful his 150th game will be the spur for his beloved Roosters to overcome Sturt at Prospect to land a place in the Elimination Final.

Speaking on SANFL Radio, Ramsey – who turns 27 on Wednesday – is desperate for many of his current teammates to experience same feeling he was afforded when North claimed a memorable flag, from fifth spot, in 2018.

It has certainly been the high point of an incredible journey for Ramsey, which began in Port Lincoln with the Boston Football Club, before transferring to his father’s club of Marble Range.


The sharp-shooting spearhead made the move to Adelaide in Year 10 to board at Sacred Heart College while playing in Port Adelaide’s SANFL development squads.

After playing an important role in South Australia’s U18 National Championship win in 2014, Ramsey spent two years on Adelaide’s Rookie List, where he ironically made his SANFL League debut for the Crows against North at Prospect in Round 1 of 2015.

A close friendship with Roosters junior Ryan Burton – now playing with Port in the AFL – ensured he would land at Menzies Crescent for the start of the 2017 season, after having positive discussions with then League coach Josh Carr and development mentor Jacob Surjan, who had also worked with at Alberton.

Now with 176 League goals, a premiership, and West End State team selection on his resume, Ramsey hasn’t looked back since donning the red and white as he heads towards a place in the SANFL 200 club.

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