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1911 Adelaide Carnival

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1911 Adelaide Carnival

The 1911 Adelaide Carnival was the second edition of the Australasian Football Carnival, an Australian rules football interstate competition. It took place from 2 August to 12 August at Adelaide Oval, and was won by South Australia.

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Organisation

Home state South Australia was joined by teams representing Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and New South Wales. Two teams which had competed in the 1908 Melbourne Carnival – Queensland and New Zealand – did not send teams in 1911.

The five teams competed in a single division, each playing the others once. The state with the best record from those games would win the tournament; or, if two teams shared the best record, a final would have been staged. All games were played at Adelaide Oval.

The carnival made a small profit, taking £1,100 at the gate across six days of play, compared with the visiting teams' expenses of £1,025.

Squads

Victoria

Sharp was not selected in the original squad, but was called up due to injuries and absences in the primary squad. Sharp was in Adelaide because Collingwood and North Adelaide played an exhibition match during the week of the carnival.

Western Australia

The Western Australian chose its squad from an even split of twelve players from the West Australian Football League and twelve players from the Goldfields Football League.

South Australia
Tasmania
New South Wales

The New South Wales squad comprised seventeen players from Sydney and eight players from Broken Hill.

References

1911 Adelaide Carnival Wikipedia


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