To celebrate their 145 birthday, the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) History Centre has worked to create an exhibition to recognise and commemorate all of those who have contributed to the game.
At the Migration Museum, you can explore stories of South Australian football players who either came to Australia as migrants, or were children to parents born overseas.
Volunteers at the SANFL History Centre have trawled through their archives and dug out stories from a range of football players from the beginning of South Australian football to more recent times. The featured players highlight the diverse migration backgrounds of players and their families and how they have contributed to the sport. The display includes some memorabilia from former footy players Peter Phillipou and Bohdan Jaworskyj.
The State Library of South Australia have also partnered with the SANFL History Centre on their own exhibition that forms part of a ‘Footy Trail’ that celebrates the great moments and achievements of the League. The trail includes exhibitions at the Migration Museum, State Library of South Australia, National Wine Centre (open from August) and Adelaide Oval.
The SANFL History Centre is located at Bowden and is home to thousands of South Australian football items, from photos, scrapbooks and classic grand final videos to trophies, blazers, guernseys, footballs and much more.
Join us for the Lunchtime talk, ‘Why Football’ and hear former SANFL footballers share their cultural stories and how football played a significant part in their lives.