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1879 SAFA season

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Teams  7
Matches played  34
1879 SAFA season
Premiers  Norwood (2nd premiership)
Highest attendance  3,000 (Round 11, Norwood vs. Port Adelaide)
Leading goalkicker  William Dedman Norwood (7 Goals)

The 1879 South Australian Football Association season was the 3rd season of the top-level Australian rules football competition in South Australia.

The Norwood Football Club went on to record its 2nd consecutive premiership, going through the season undefeated. The Kensington football club received its second consecutive wooden spoon failing to win a game.

Intercolonial matches

During 1879, a team representing the South Australian Football Association) toured Victoria, and played two intercolonial matches against an Association representative team; the first on a public holiday Tuesday, and the other on the following Saturday. The games were the first ever intercolonial matches between colony representative teams.


1879 SAFA season Wikipedia

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