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Not JUST the footy scores


There was plenty of local sport action on the weekend to rival the return of the Crows and Power, and the dominant displays by women in both football codes.

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2021 Schools Head of the River

More than 1000 athletes featured in 43 individual races in Saturday’s 2021 Schools Head of the River. The event, held at the Alex Ramsay Regatta course, had many top contests and performances, with the Final: Schoolboy Yr 7/8 D Coxed Quad grabbing the headlines.

St Peter’s College was able to dominate the event, finishing the 1000m race 26.69 seconds quicker than second placed Prince Alfred College, and 47.63 seconds quicker than third placed Pembroke School. St. Peter’s College grabbed first with a time of 4:22.35, leaving Prince Alfred College to settle for 4:49.04. Pembroke School finished the race in a time of 5:09.98.

The Schoolboy 1st Eight was won by St Peter’s College (6:06.23) and the Schoolgirl 1st Eight by Scotch College (7:05.55).


The U17 State Team and U19 State Team Squad were recently announced by Netball SA ahead of the National Netball Championships to be held in Hobart from July 6 – 11.

The U17 team has selected its full contingent of 12 players, while an extended squad of 15 players was announced for the U19’s, which will be cut down to 12 in the coming months. From the 27 players announced from both teams, the Matrics had the most players selected from one club.


Women’s League Div 1

Glenelg were able to back up their minor premiership with a 4-2 Grand Final win against Southern Districts on Friday.

The Southern Districts took an early 2-1 lead  but then Glenelg scored three unanswered runs, crowning themselves the 2020/21 Women’s Division 1 Premiers.

Glenelg lost only once in 2020/21 season, against Sturt in Round 11 last year.


2020/21 Tennis SA Junior State League

Seacliff won both the girl’s and boy’s Junior State League Grand finals on Friday.

The Seacliff Tennis Club girls claimed their third straight Tennis SA Junior State League victory, beating Athelstone four rubbers to two at Next Generation Memorial Drive. The result is the second win for the Seacliff girls against Athelstone in the finals, after beating them four rubbers to two in the semi-finals last month.

The Seacliff Tennis Club boys found their form at the right time— despite finishing third on the Division Ladder—to beat Trinity Titans four rubbers to two, as well.

The win sees the Seacliff boys claim their second Junior State League Premiership off the back of impressive wins, including the likes of their victory against first placed EAP in the preliminaries earlier this month.

Surf Life Saving

Junior State Championships

The Junior State Championships, held over the weekend at Seacliff Beach, provided SA’s top young talent with great conditions to demonstrate their skills. The individual events were held on Saturday, with team events showcased yesterday.

A highlight over the weekend was in the All Age Male Beach Relay, where Seacliff Team A pipped Henley Team A and third place Glenelg.

Fans who missed out on the Junior State Championships still have plenty of action to look forward to, with the Senior State Championships to be held this weekend. The action kicks off on Friday evening with the beach events held at Glenelg Beach, before moving to South Port for the rest of the weekend.


FSA Open Mens Epee

Adelaide Swords Club’s Roshan Chandran put on an impressive performance in yesterday’s FSA Open Men’s Epee, winning three straight elimination games 15-7, including his Final victory against Bruce Dawson to grab first place.

Chandran began with a victory in the Table of 8, beating Angus Pattinson, before knocking out Alexandre Burgun in the semi-finals shortly after.


UFC 260

Alex Volkanovski’s Featherweight Title fight against Brian Ortega, set for this Sunday, has been cancelled after the Australian tested positive to COVID-19. The now cancelled co-man event was set to feature alongside the Heavyweight Title Bout between Stipe Miocic and heavy hitter Francis “The Predator” Ngannou.
The fight is expected to be rescheduled but not date has been released.

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