Sturt Wins Novita SANFL Wheelchair Grand Final

Sturt's Novita Wheelchair Football Premiership Team. Picture - Phil Radoslovich


The inaugural Novita SANFL Wheelchair Grand Final took place on Friday night, with Sturt defeating Norwood by 42 points.

In front of a packed house at The Lights Community and Sports Centre, the Double Blues capped off their perfect undefeated season to become the inaugural premier of the league, winning 80 to 38.

In what was a relatively close game until after half-time, Sturt only led Norwood by three points at the main break.

However, it was all Sturt after half-time, increasing its lead to 36 points at three-quarter-time to eventually run out 42-point winners.

In the battle for third-place, Woodville-West Torrens defeated Central District by 52 points, dominating from the outset after scoring 4.5 to 0.4 by half-time.

Premier Steven Marshall was also out at the game, presenting Sturt captain Steve Avery with the premiership cup at the end of the match.

SA Premier Steven Marshall with Sturt captain Steven Avery. Picture – Phil Radoslovich

Action from the third-placed playoff between Central District and Woodville-West Torrens. Picture – Phil Radoslovich.

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