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Thanks for the Memories 2021

Sturt champion Zane Kirkwood embraces coach Marty Mattner after his final game. Picture - Scott Starkey

It’s been a big year for significant retirements in the Statewide Super League. From 200 club members to premiership stars SANFL’s ZAC MILBANK has compiled the list of prominent players calling time on their SANFL careers.

Zane Kirkwood

Age: 30
Clubs: Sturt/Port Adelaide
Local Club: South Whyalla
Debut: Round 3, 2008
Games: 223 (138 Sturt/85 Port)
Goals: 87 (50 Sturt/37 Port)
Premierships: 2016, 2017
State Games: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
Best and Fairest: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Sturt Captain – 2015-2019
State Captain – 2016, 2018
Magarey Medal – 2014, 2016
Fos Williams Medal – 2014, 2016, 2018
The Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year -2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018

Patrick Giuffreda

Age: 34
Clubs: Woodville-West Torrens
Local Club: Woodville South
Debut: Round 14, 2007
Games: 214
Goals: 5
Captain: 2015-2019
Premierships: 2011, 2020, 2021

Joel Cross

Age: 34
Clubs: South Adelaide
Local Club: Scoresby (Victoria)
Debut: Round 1, 2011
Games: 208
Goals: 173
State Games: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Best and Fairest: 2011, 2015, 2016, 2019
South Captain – 2018-2020
Magarey Medal – 2012, 2015
The Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year -2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Mitch Grigg

Age: 28
Clubs: Norwood/Adelaide
Local Club: Athelstone
Debut: Round 23, 2009
Games: 156 (Norwood 118/Adelaide 38)
Goals: 141 (Norwood 110/Adelaide 31)
Premiership: 2013
State Game: 2018
Best and Fairest: 2018
Magarey Medal – 2017, 2018
Jack Oatey Medal: 2018
The Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year -2017, 2018

Matt Crocker

Age: 29
Clubs: Sturt
Debut: Round 14, 2011
Games: 159
Goals: 34
Premierships: 2016, 2017
Sturt Best Team Man: 2014, 2016, 2018

Mark Evans

Age: 29
Clubs: Sturt/Norwood
Debut: Round 17, 2009
Games: 156 (Sturt 115/Norwood 41)
Goals: 253 (Sturt 192/Norwood 61)
Premierships: 2016, 2017
Ken Farmer Medal: 2018
Rick Davies Medal: 2018
The Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year: 2016, 2018

Angus Poole

Age: 28
Clubs: Woodville-West Torrens
Local Club: Kadina
Debut: Round 1, 2013
Games: 155
Goals: 70
Premierships: 2020, 2021
Best Team Man: 2021
Reserves Magarey Medal: 2012

Mitch Clisby

Age: 31
Clubs: North Adelaide
Local Club: West Broken Hill
Debut: Round 14, 2010
Games: 151
Goals: 13
Premierships: 2018
North Captain: 2016, 2017

Marlon Motlop

Age: 31
Clubs: Glenelg/North Adelaide/West Adelaide
Local Club: Wanderers (NT)
Debut: Round 9, 2008
Games: 144 (Glenelg 70/North 71/West 3)
Goals: 111 (Glenelg 72/North 38/West 1)
Premiership: 2019 (Glenelg)
State Games: 2015, 2018
Barrie Robran Medal: 2015

Lewis Hender

Age: 28
Clubs: North Adelaide/Glenelg
Local Club: Keith
Debut: Round 8, 2011
Games: 141 (North 104/Glenelg 37)
Goals: 231 (North 192/Glenelg 39)
Premiership: 2018
Leading Goal Kicker: North – 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
State Game: 2019

Chris Curran

Age: 30
Clubs: Glenelg
Local Club: Horsham (Vic)
Debut: Round 3, 2011
Games: 139
Goals: 11
Premiership: 2019
Glenelg Captain: 2018-2021
State Games: 2019, 2021
The Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year: 2018, 2019 (Captain), 2021

Kaine Stevens

Age: 29
Clubs: West Adelaide
Local Club: Queanbeyan (ACT)
Debut: Round 1, 2014
Games: 136
Goals: 79
Premiership: 2015
State Games: 2018, 2019
The Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year: 2017
Neil Kerley Medal: 2017, 2018

 

Tom Schwarz

Age: 28
Clubs: North Adelaide/Woodville-West Torrens
Local Club: Flinders Park
Debut: Round 8, 2013
Games: 130 (103 North/27 Woodville-West Torrens)
Goals: 48 (41 North/7 Woodville-West Torrens)
Premiership: 2018

Jake Von Bertouch

Age: 29
Clubs: Woodville-West Torrens
Local Club: Kadina
Debut: Round 18, 2013
Games: 130
Goals: 62
Premiership: 2020

James Craig

Age: 30
Clubs: North Adelaide
Local Club: Fitzroy FC
Debut: Round 23, 2009
Games: 125
Goals: 13

Alex Cailotto

Age: 29
Clubs: South Adelaide
Local Club: Sacred Heart OC
Debut: Round 20, 2013
Games: 120
Goals: 25

Cameron Shenton

Age: 31
Club: Norwood
Local Club: Golden Grove
Debut: Round 17, 2010
Games: 118
Goals: 108
State Game: 2018
Leading Goal Kicker: 2011, 2021

Josh Schiller

Age: 29
Club: West Adelaide
Local Club: Waikerie
Debut: Round 8, 2013
Games: 118
Goals: 20
Premiership: 2015

Ben Haren

Age: 29
Clubs: South Adelaide/Port Adelaide
Debut: Round 15, 2013
Games: 114 (South 100/Port 14)
Goals: 73 (South 62/Port 11)
Leading Goal Kicker: 2017

Alex Barns

Age: 28
Clubs: North Adelaide/Port Adelaide
Local Club: Morphettville Park
Debut: Round 17, 2013
Games: 102 (North 100/Port 2)
Goals: 120 (North 120/Port 0)
Premiership: 2018
State Game: 2018

Nic Schwarz

Age: 30
Clubs: South Adelaide
Local Club: Flinders Park
Debut: Round 8, 2013
Games: 90
Goals: 40

Brad McKenzie

Age: 28
Clubs: Norwood/Sturt
Debut: Round 20, 2011
Games: 84 (Norwood 81/Sturt 3)
Goals: 13 (Norwood 13/Sturt 0)
Michael Taylor Medallist: 2019, 2020
The Advertiser Team of the Year: 2019, 2020

Paul Puopolo

Age: 33
Clubs: Norwood
Debut: Round 1, 2007
Games: 83
Goals: 21
The Advertiser Team of the Year: 2010

Robbie Young

Age: 26
Clubs: North Adelaide/Port Adelaide
Local Club: Rosewater
Debut: Round 7, 2013
Games: 81 (North 40/Port 41)
Goals: 71 (North 34/Port 37)
Premiership: 2018

Richard Douglas

Age: 33
Clubs: Norwood/Glenelg/Adelaide
Debut: Round 1, 2006
Games: 65 (Norwood 33/Glenelg 27/Adelaide 5)
Goals: 78 (Norwood 23/Glenelg 48/Adelaide 7)
Michael Taylor Medal: 2020
The Advertiser Team of the Year: 2020, 2021

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