PARA HILLS

Affiliations:

1974-77

Central District

1978-89

S.A.A.F.L.

1990

Central District

1991-93

Northern Metropolitan

1994

S.A.F.A.

1995-

S.A.A.F.L.

Ground:

1974-77

Manor Farm Oval

1978-

The Paddocks Oval (Bridge Rd, Para Hills)

Colours:

1974-97

Red: black & white 'V'

1998-2005

Red top, B/white vert stripes bottom; kangaroo logo

2006

Red, black & white “V”

SAAFL Premierships:

D4

2002

D5

2006

D6

2000

A5R

1980

SAAFL Medallists:

D3

2011

Valor Thach

D4

2007

Shane Goodwin

D6

1998

Malcolm J Grossman

1999

Darren M Beer

2000

Darren Turner

D3R

2010

Benjamin Jackman

A5R

1979

Michael Donnellan

A6R

1989

Emmanuel Desira

A3R(A5R)

1996

Adrian Lewis

U18R

2012

Jack O’Neill

SAAFL Grades/Divisions:

1978

A5(7), A5R(2)

1979

A5(3), A5R(2), A8(3), U16(5)

1980

A5(2), A5R(1), A8(6), U16(7)

1981

A4(5), A4R(5), A8(5), U16(5)

1982

A4(9), A4R(5), A8(8), U16(10)

1983

A5(7), A5R(2), A8(10), U16(6)

1984

A5(8), A5R(5), A10(6)

1985

A5(7), A5R(3), A8(10)

1986

A5(10), A5R(2), A9(5)

1987

A6(9), A6R(2), A9(8), U17(10)

1988

A6(5), A6R(6), A9(10), U17(6)

1989

A6(9), A6R(5), A11(10), U17(8)

1995

A5N(5), A5NR(8)

1996

A3(A5)(4), A3R(A5R)(4), U17B(8)

1997

D6(4), D6R(5)

1998

D6(8), D6R(2)

1999

D6(3), D6R(4), U17G(6)

2000

D6(1), D6R(3)

2001

D5(2), D5R(5)

2002

D4(1), D4R(7), D9N(8)

2003

D3(10), D3R(10)

2004

D4(7), D4R(8)

2005

D4(9), D4R(8), U17C(4)

2006

D5(1), D5R(2), D10B(2), U17(7)

2007

D4(2), D4R(2), C4(3)

2008

D3(5), D3R(7), C3(4)

2009

D3(5), D3R(4), C3(6)

2010

D3(8), D3R(7), C3(2)

2011

D3(9), D3R(6), C3(9)

2012

D4(10), D4R(9), U18R(7)

The Club was founded by Para Hills School in 1971 and fielded a team in the North-Torrens Junior Football Association wearing St Kilda-style guernseys. In 1974 senior teams were placed in the Central District Association and a new guernsey designed to avoid a clash with Elizabeth North. The Club joined the SAAFL 4 years later and spent 12 seasons with the amateurs but struggled to compete, and so moved back to Central District before joining Division 3 of the S.A.F.A. in 1992, only to return to the SAAFL in 1995. Recently it has pushed its way up to Division 3 with three Grand Final appearances in successive years.

After winning a Div.3 [A grade] SAFA Premiership in 1992 the Club returned to the SAAFL in 1995 & played in A5N. In 1996 gradings were changed & the Club played in A3 with seasons 1997 – 2000 spent in A6.

In season 2000 the Club won the D6 Premiership & therefore gained promotion to D5 in 2001. Participation in the 2001 Grand Final saw the Club play in D4 in 2002 & take out the Premiership. A bad season in D3 saw relegation to D4 where we stayed for 2 seasons then were relegated again to play in D5 in 2006. The Club earned promotion back to D4 in 2007 by winning the 2006 flag.

Seasons 2008 – 2011 were spent in D3 but due to relegation dropped to D4 in 2012.