SA Football Video Archive and Trading Post

Preserving South Australian Football Video





 ***NEW UPDATES 1/11/2014 HERE****

 Would you like to be able to watch some of your favourite SANFL or State of Origin matches from the past again? Do you have VHS/BETA/S-VHS or DVD videos of SANFL or State of Origin footage? Maybe you would like to show your kids how great the SANFL was in the 60's, 70's and 80's? Perhaps you would like to surprise a parent by presenting him or her with an old classic from the past?

The SA Football Video Archive and Trading Post has been created with the following aims:

1. To collect footage of SANFL, State of Origin and State football matches and related material. Although not exclusive, the emphasis is on collection of material dating up until and including the1990's.

2. To convert footage only available on VHS/BETA and S-VHS video tape to DVD. See the Convert VHS/BETA to DVD page for details.

3.  To build up an archive of historic footage that might otherwise be lost forever. After all, VHS and BETA tapes only last so long!

4. To facilitate the trading of this footage.

5. To make collected footage available to all via YouTube.

Trading is easy. Check the list of available games and footage here. Then simply click here to email the archive and let us know two things:

1. What footage you have to offer for trade.

2. What you would like in return (choose from the list in the Trade List page).

See the FAQ page for more information.

For a complete list of available matches and footage see the Trade List page. Excerpts from many available videos are able to be viewed on our YouTube Channel.

If there is a game you would love to see feel free to send in a request. 

Below is an example of video converted from 17 year-old home recorded VHS tape:

Want your VHS/BETA or S-VHS footy tapes converted to DVD? Click here for more information.

All trading requests, feedback, suggestions and criticisms are most welcome and should be directed here or via the Contact Us form.



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Important FAQ's

Q: Are games available for sale?

A: This site is a trading site. Games listed are for trade only, they are not for sale.

Q: How does the trade system work?

A: Trading is easy. Simply click here to email the archive and let us know two things:

1. What footage you have to offer for trade.

2. What you would like in return. You can choose from the available games listed on the Trade List page.

Q: How much can I ask in return for my footage?

A: Well, that depends. There are no hard and fast rules. Each trade is done by negotiation, but if you have footage that is not on the list we will likely be keen to secure it and will happily trade more than one game for your one unlisted game. Ask for what you want and see how you go.

Q: I have nothing to trade but I really want some of the games you have listed! What can I do?

A: Simple really, find some footage! Ask around, there are lots of people that have old video tapes sitting around in sheds and storage cupboards. This is where some of the real gems are found!

Q: What do you do with the footage?

A: Well firstly, we sit back, relax and watch it. Whilst doing this we reminisce about a time when footballers (not just athletes) played football and when there were real characters in the game. When the SANFL was the number one game in town. When a "record" was a 12 inch disc that you dusted off before placing on a turntable and when you could actually work out who was playing centre half-forward. When 50,000 used to cram into a stadium called "Football Park" and watch SA take on and usually beat the Vics. When..... well, you get the picture. Once we are done watching and reminiscing we list the footage here and make it available for trade. In this way we hope we will gradually build up an archive of historic footage that might otherwise be lost forever. After all, VHS and BETA tapes only last so long!

Q: What sort of games/footage are you interested in?

A: Basically anything that is not on the list. We are particularly keen to get minor round and minor final footage dating up to and including the 1990's.

For complete FAQ's click here