Hope Valley

 

Names:1906-34HopeValley
1935-37Hope Valley & Highbury United
1938-49Hope Valley United
1950-Hope Valley
Affiliations:1906-21North Eastern Hills
1922-29North Adelaide District
1930-36North Eastern Hills
1937-48East Torrens
1949-68North Adelaide District
1969-77Norwood North
1978-79S.A.F.A.
1980-86Central District
1987-S.A.A.F.L.
Grounds:1906-35Near Bremen Hotel
1936-53Highbury Oval
1954-Hope Valley Oval
Colours:1906-23Red & black
1924-34Red & black vert. stripes
1935-48Navy blue: red star
1949-74Dark blue: red trim
1975-2002Royal blue: red vert. stripes
2003Royal blue top, red bottom half with demon logo
SAAFL Premierships:D3(A1)1996
A41994
A61987
A5R1988
A6R/D6R1987, 08
D7R2005
C52011
U171991
U17N2003, 04
SAAFL Medallists:A31995Andre Kulpe
D41997Andre Kulpe
D52011Lee Duggan
2012Shane Hagerstrom
D72005Darryl Pearce
A4R1992Norm White
A5R/D5R1988Gerald Manouge
2009Brett Ryan
D5R2003Trent Glennon
U17C2001Jordan Pepper
2005Vincent Tripodi

SAAFL Grades/Divisions:

1987

A6(1), A6R(1), U17(4)

1988

A5(2), A5R(1), A9(5), U17(4)

1989

A4(4), A4R(3), A10(3), U17(4)

1990

A4(4), A4R(4), A10(3), U17(5)

1991

A4(3), A4R(5), A8(10), A8R(10), U17(1)

1992

A4(7), A4R(6), A10(7), U17(7)

1993

A4(3), A4R(4), A10(8), U17(6)

1994

A4(1), A4R(2), A11(2)

1995

A3(6), A3R(8), A7N(4), U17(5)

1996

A1(A3)(10), A1R(A3R)(9)

1997

D4(9), D4R(9), U17G(5)

1998

D5(10), D5R(10)

1999

D6(5), D6R(7)

2000

D6(2), D6R(5)

2001

D5(9), D5R(4), U17C(4)

2002

D5(7), D5R(4), D10N(4), U17N(2)

2003

D5(9), D5R(3), D10N(6), U17N(1)

2004

D6(9), D6R(4), U17N(1)

2005

D7(2), D7R(1), U17C(3)

2006

D6(8), D6R(3)

2007

D6(4), D6R(2), C5(5), U18(6)

2008

D6(2), D6R(1), C5(4)

2009

D5(6), D5R(3), C4(7), U18R(6)

2010

D5(7), D5R(5), C5(3), U18R(4)

2011

D5(5), D5R(3), C5(1), U18R(2)

2012

D5(2), D5R(3), C2(6), U18R(4)

Hope Valley’s first oval was near the Bremen Hotel and next to the old coal mine, and players such as Perc Elliott used the Hotel for change-rooms. The original colours were red and black, but these were changed in 1935 when the Club combined with the neighbouring Highbury Football Club and adopted that Club’s red and blue colours. The jumper was navy blue with a red six-pointed star on the chest. During the Second World War the Club combined with Tea Tree Gully. In 1949 the jumper was changed to the Norwood league club’s design, then in 1975 to the current style of royal blue and red vertical stripes. Stephen Arnott, who had played 345 games for the Club as at the end of 1993, began his senior playing career in Victoria at the age of 16 and had played 547 games in total. The first club-rooms were built in 1951 much to the players’ delight as they no longer were required to change behind the box-thorn bushes and native pine trees that then bordered part of the oval. The new two-storey club-rooms at Hope Valley Oval were opened in 1974.

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