SA Football Video Archive and Trading Post

Preserving South Australian Football Video

                The SA Football Video Archive 1980's Scrapbook

The clips here run in chronological order. More will be added over time. New clips will be placed at the top of the page for a period of time and marked as such, before being placed into correct chronological sequence.

To watch clips on a larger, separate page click "YouTube" on the right-hand bottom of the video window. 

1980's Balfours add

Nothing better then a Balfours pie with sauce at the footy, very likely the only thing that kept hypothermia at bay during the early days at Footy Park...

1981 SANFL highlights

Highlights clips set to the tune of "There's a Little Bit of Cazaly in us all".

1981 Peter Carey interviewed re move to Saint Kilda

In 1981 the full-on exodus of the finest South Australian players to the VFL had yet to begin. However, Peter Carey was keen to leave Glenelg and play for Saint Kilda. This interesting interview sheds light on why he wanted to leave. The Saints and the Bays could not agree to terms, leaving Carey to remain at Glenelg and captain the club to back-to-back flags in 1985/86.


1981 Round 12 Elizabeth Oval Central v Norwood

Norwood playing coach Neil Balme throws his weight around and has the last laugh, although Central do go on to win the game.

1982 Interview with Cornes re his 300th and "Untying the Laces"

This clip shows us how fortunate we all are that Studley Cornes' singing career never got off the ground. The song "Untying the Laces" was released as a single by Cornes in the mid 70's. This is hard to believe but the "B" side was much worse, listen to it here if you dare:

1983 Central v North Phillips and Norsworthy reported

"Colourful" clash between Rooster "Sticks" Phillips and Bulldog Norsworthy during 1983.

1984 Harris goal after the siren

The end of one of the most famous minor round games in SANFL history. With South trailing by 4 points in the dying seconds of the match, South forward Darren Harris marks a Russell Ebert short pass and kicks a goal after the siren from around 60 metres to win the game for South.

1985 Craig Balme passes to Rick Davies

"The is no doubt about Crag Balme..."

One of the worst howlers in the history of the game! Even the Norwood bench thought this was hilarious.... mind you, they were 10 goals ahead at the time...

1985 Ian Willmott kicks 100 goals

Sturt full-forward Ian Willmott cracks the ton at Footy Park in 1985.

Peter Motley

4 clips relating to Sturt and Carlton great Peter Motley. The titles of the first 3 are self explanitory, the last clip is a documentary relating to his career at Sturt and Carlton and his tragic accident and aftermath.  

1985 Mark of the Year Motley:

1985 Motley interview after last game for Sturt:

State Affair Peter Motley report :

2010 Fox Footy Headliners - The Peter Motley story:

1986 Round 17 news roundup

A reminder of footy back in 1986. A wet round and a couple of upset results and a very upset Magpie in Harvey after he was  trodden on by "The Ant".

1986 Rick Davies Magarey Medal night tribute

Tribute to the "Jumbo Prince" on Magarey Medal night in 1986.

1987 Round 11 Glenelg go "coast-to-coast"

The Bays go coast-to-coast in about 14 seconds against Port at the Bay in 1987.

1987 Peter Carey plays his 400th game

In Round 7 of this season Glenelg ruckman Peter Carey played his 400th game for the club at Glenelg Oval against Torrens.

The first 4 clips relate directly to this game.

The final clip is a tribute to Carey that aired during the 1987 Magarey Medal Presentation, featuring his two young sons as reporters, very funny in parts and also quite touching.

1987 Carey 400th "Big League" tribute:

1987 400th game Channel 7 tribute, interview with Carey and his 2 sons:

1987 Peter Carey Wide World of Sport tribute on his 400th game:

Glenelg Football Club Presentation:

1987 Carey Magarey Medal tribute (with sons as reporters):

1987 Ralph Sewer Magarey Medal night tribute 

Brief tribute to former Woodville and Glenelg champion rover/half-forward Ralph Sewer. Still the only player to play league football in 4 different decades.

1987 Grand Final, Ricky May tries to sing the anthem

A long time before the AFL had Meatloaf, the SANFL had Ricky May...

1988 State of Origin SA v NSW

A fight breaks out during the third term and 2 players from the NSW bench become involved. Ever the opportunist, SA coach Cornes calls for a player count!

1988 Round 20 Port v Glenelg

Things were not going well for the Tigers when Carey came to the bench late in this game. These days Cornes has the option to turn down those with dissenting views on his radio show. He had no such option on this day when "Supa" fired up!

1989 Singer and guitarist Tim Ginevar 

Timmy Ginevar shows he is much more talented than Graham Cornes.... still, most of us could do that...

1994 Jack Oatey dies

News reports realting to the passing of Jack Oatey in 1994 and a clip of him coaching in 1978.

Jack Oatey coaching Sturt in 1978

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