Dewing: “Let’s celebrate the destination club we have built together.”

A few weeks ago, we lamented the league men’s exit from the finals losing to Glenelg.
Fast forward to now and we have won two premierships in the wheelchair, and reserves teams.
Our “Wheelies” have been the barometer of the Novita SANFL Wheelchair competition since its inception in 2021.
Winning back-to-back premierships in a hard-fought game against the much-improved Eagles was no mean feat. We kept our composure to win 87 to 64 on centre court at the Lights Sports Centre, Lightsview on 9 September.
Thank you to the Sturt faithful who turned up to watch the boys take out the Reserves premiership yesterday beating North Adelaide 10.5 (65) to 4.10 (34). We certainly bumped up the crowd numbers at Adelaide Oval yesterday.
We led all day. There were no passengers. It was great to see Mihail Lochowiak win the Bob Lee Medal for best on the ground.
The boys spent the rest of the afternoon celebrating in the rooms before being chauffeured to the Arkaba where they received a rapturous welcome from the many fans who gathered to help them continue their celebrations through the night.
Recap of the SANFL 2022 Season:
• League women played in their first grand final
• Under 16’s narrowly missed out on playing finals
• Under 18’s played in the finals
• League men played in the finals
• Wheelchair won the premiership
• Reserves won the premiership
The results from this season provide our league teams with an abundance of talent to choose from. Add targeted recruiting and not forgetting the consistency of our coaching personnel, we all have much to look forward to in 2023.
Next season promises so much including the opening of our new function centre in the Jack Oatey Stand. The teams can all move back to their individual change rooms, rehabilitation areas and on-site gym.
Live your Blue Genes and get your membership sorted for 2023 so we can cheer on the teams and celebrate the destination club we have built together.
Renew online or call 8271 4611 during office hours.

Sue Dewing