SGL A GRADE PREMIERS 2018


SOUTH AUGUSTA A GRADE WIN 3 PREMIERSHIPS IN A ROW.
B GRADE WIN A PREMIERSHIP 
A AND B GRADE BOTH WIN FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1981



South Augusta Yearbook 2018

Bulldog Bulletin October 2018


Players games for 2018

TROPHIES AND AWARDS  PRESENTED PRESENTATION NIGHT.

A GRADE
Best and Fairest Les Kittel Cup-Aziel Stuart donated by Kittel Family
Runner up Best and Fairest- Matt Downey donated by Pat and Trevor White
Best Team Man- Matt Downey (3 years in a row also)  donated by Pat Hynes
Best First Year Player, Kym Applebee Memorial-Kyle Aitken, donated by the Applebee Family
Most Consistent Owen Cook Memorial-Kriston Thompson, donated by Pat Cook and Michael Seagrim
Most Dedicated-Caleb Ritter, donated by Graham Coutts and Kean Parrington
Round Table Franko Farr Memorial Trophy-Matt Downey, donated by the Roundtable
Shillabeer Leading Goalkicker Trophy-Lionel Brown 82 goals (+ 5 in the Second Semi Final and 5 in the Grand Final)=92 donated by the Shillabeer Family
Coach`s Trophy-Jake Collins, donated by James Boles

B GRADE
Best and Fairest Waterworth Memorial -Daniel Dohnt, donated by the Waterworth Family
Runner up Best and Fairest-Jason Lukich, donated by Alan and Judith Barnett
Best Team Man Rita Baker Memorial-Rowan Frick, donated by the Baker Family
Most Valuable-Jack Menzies, donated by Gary Kernahan
Most Dedicated-Jack Magarey, donated by Shirley Family
Best Defender-Simon Brushnahan, donated by Andrew and Wendy Black
Leading Goalkicker Trophy-Marcus Gill 46 goals, donated by the club
Coach`s Trophy-Byron Taylor, donated by Byron Taylor
 
U18`s
Rod Lamshed Memorial Best and Fairest-Rowan Irvine, donated by Lamshed Family
Runner Up Best and Fairest-Will Bolitho, donated by Ray Hanrahan
Most Dedicated, Harold Bowman Memorial-Zane Sard, donated by Bowman Family
Best Team Man, John Heritage Memorial-Mitchell French, donated by the Heritage Family
Most Valuable-Stefan Horner, donated by Val Waterworth
Coach`s Trophy-Connor McMillan, donated by Anthony Everett.
Most Consistent-Corey Cuffe, donated by Adam Grantham
Best First Year Player-Cohen Boscence, donated by Jan Black

Life Memberships were awarded to Mathew Grantham for his long service as a player with over 200 Senior games played together with Sue Trewartha and Gary Grantham who have served the club over many years.

Club persons of the year were awarded to Sue and Andrew Magarey for their tireless work for the club over the last year, serving on various Committees, financial management and many volunteer positions. 




A GRADE GRAND FINAL MATCH SUMMARY COURTESY OF THE TRANS

South Augusta defeated Solomontown in the Grand Final for the second year in a row to complete their historic three-peat.

The Cats were no match for the fast-paced Bulldogs, who wrapped up their undefeated season with a massive 61-point win.

Sollies were put on the back foot when Tom Hamilton made early inroads with a goal in the opening three minutes. 

The Cats then had their opportunities to score, but failed to capitalise and kicked two behinds, before Corey Davey broke through to put them in front by a point. 

However, the joy of having the lead was short lived because South then piled on four straight goals to give themselves a 23-point advantage. 

SGL leading goal kicker Lionel Brown was having an early impact and had a goal to his name by the 12-minute mark, while Hamilton had two by quarter time. 

Sollies captain Lindsay Bearman kicked a late major to stem the flow of South goals, bringing the margin back to 19 points at quarter time, before starting the second term with another.

The Cats were lifted by the efforts of their skipper, and a goal to Madigan Medallist Aziel Stuart didn’t even halt their charge, as Riley Bernhardt clunked a big mark in the goal square before turning around and putting his side back to within 13 points. 

Sollies continued their press, but a big turning point in the game came when Corey Davey marked the ball inside 50. 

Rather than having a shot to bring the margin back to seven points, Davey chose to pass it off, but the ball was spoiled away by Harry Holland and South ended up going down and getting a goal of their own through Kyle Aitken. 

This sparked a major turnaround as South kicked eight of the next nine goals.

South led by 31 points at half time, with Matt Downey dominating the ruck and co-captain Darcy Kildea having one of his better games of the season. 

Davey started well for Sollies and was keeping them in the game with his clean skills, but South were too strong collectively as a team. 

Brown kicked his second soon after the main break to get the Bulldogs on track towards the flag, and although Lawson Munzberg kicked his first goal for the game, South continued to dominate in most areas. 

Brown and Gary Warren livened up and both kicked two goals in the quarter, while Vinny Urbancic was again rewarded for his good performance with his third for the match. 

Joe Caputo kicked a late one, but the game already seemed out of reach for Sollies, trailing by 50 points by three quarter time.

Unfortunately for the neutral supporters, the game was already won by the time the last quarter commenced, but the South fans were thoroughly enjoying watching their players soak up their third consecutive premiership. 

Goals to Hamilton and Brown ticked South over the triple figure mark, but with the sting taken out of the game, Sollies were able to kick some goals of their own through Bearman, Nick Redman and Joe Caputo. 

However, the icing was put on a wonderful cake for South by Brown and Clayton Milera, as the celebrations began with South 61-point winners.

In a season dominated by South, it never seemed like anyone else was going to win the premiership. They went through undefeated and never really looked challenged at any change. 

There were many players who could’ve been considered the best player for South, as they had so many solid contributors, but the umpires awarded the medal for best on ground to Tom Hamilton.

Hamilton made a big contribution with three goals, while Warren was also influential with three of his own. Vinny Urbancic had a good game, while Kildea, Downey and now two-time premiership captain Caleb Ritter were terrific in their respective positions. 

For Sollies, midfielders Davey, Hayes and Redman continued to do their best, but they were no match for this brilliant South side.

The biggest question throughout the entire season was ‘who can stop South?’ and the answer was simply ‘no one’.



  

 
 
A GRADE PREMIERS 2017 



Senior Players Game Statistics 1961-2017

Indigenous Player profiles 2018
 
 
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Back Row
Left to Right:Tom Hamilton , Caleb Ritter, Brendan Colson, Billy-Jo Martin, Lionel Brown, Brandon Hurt, Liam Bury, Karan McKenzie, Harry Holland, Will Bolitho
Middle Row
Left to Right Darcy Kildea, Jaylon Wingfield, Marcus Kerin, Craig Shirley, Greg Shirley, Matt Downey,Vinny Urbancic, Dylan Barnett, Aziel Stuart, Sam Maule
Front Row
Left to Right Lee Willcock ( Runner) Daniel Roach ( Capt) James Boles ( Coach) Adam Grantham (Capt)