Thunderbird becomes a Panther

The South Adelaide Netball Club is excited to announce the signing of its marquee player, none other than former Adelaide Thunderbird goalie, Samantha Gooden!
Sammy became part of our Panther family in 2021 as our aligned Adelaide Thunderbird player and had the opportunity to play with our Premier League team across a couple of rounds in the 2021 season. Her smiley personality and team first approach makes her just as amazing off court as on court. We look forward to watching Sammy back out on court in a South Adelaide uniform in 2022!
A huge thank you to Cimicky Wines who will be Sam’s player sponsor for 2022. Your support of the club is greatly appreciated.

2022 Sponsor Announcement!

2022 Sponsor Announcement!

South Adelaide Netball Club is proud to announce that Brilliant SA continues their commitment to supporting women in sport, through their renewed  Club Sponsor deal for 2021-2023 – a local business that has supported the Club for over a decade.

“South Adelaide Netball Club couldn’t be happier with the ongoing support we have received from Brilliant SA. Their commitment to us is invaluable and we’re grateful for their support of grassroots and pre-elite netball in the south” said Club President, Megan Wooldridge.

They might specialise in kitchen, bathroom, laundry and multi-room renovations, but their emphasis on supporting local is an equally brilliant part of how they operate.

“Brilliant SA first become involved in our club through one of the Directors’ daughters playing, and we’ve been lucky enough for them to maintain their investment in the club over such a long period. Brilliant SA’s sponsorship is specifically directed towards supporting our coaches who are an integral part of our club’s success.”

They have also been generous in offering the Club funds, above their annual Sponsorship, via a Referral Program that provides our Club referral income, and provides our members & supporters with a $500 credit toward their next renovation project.  We encourage you to get behind these long-term supporters when you consider your next home renovation project, as your choice will benefit many.  Information about the Referral Program can be found here.

Brilliant SA Managing Director, Peter Sveinsson said “We are delighted to continue our support of the Panthers under the new SANC banner. We acknowledge the huge contribution of the coaches and players, while not forgetting all the others who help out on match day and throughout the year.”

Our club members can check out the services of Brilliant SA by visiting their website here or by visiting their premises at Shop 8, 715 South Road, Black Forest, SA, 5035.

In the photo left to right:

Holly Burke – Brilliant SA Designer, Jessica Markwick – Brilliant SA Designer, Dani Johnson – SANC Premier League Coach, Peter Sveinsson – Managing Director Brilliant SA, Scott “Scooter” Fort – SANC Premier League Assistant Coach & Jo Niederer – Brilliant SA Designer

Major Sponsor Announcement!


The South Adelaide Netball Club has welcomed Southern Vales Nissan as Major Sponsor for 2021 and beyond.

South Adelaide Netball Club President, Megan Wooldridge, said the partnership with Southern Vales Nissan was a truly game changing sponsor for the club.

“Our club is so excited to have Southern Vales Nissan as our Major Sponsor, their investment in our club will show benefit across the club at all levels,” Ms Wooldridge said.

“Nissan nationally has a strong alliance with netball so the partnership has been a natural fit. We’ve loved Southern Vales Nissan’s commitment to ensuring our club remains the Premier League club of the south and supporting our members at every level or role of the game.”

South Adelaide Netball Club members are eligible to receive a discount under the Netball Australia Member Discount on any new car purchase with Southern Vales Nissan. Ms Wooldridge encouraged members to support the club’s new Major Sponsor.

“If you’re in the market for a car, our partners at Southern Vales Nissan would love to help you out. It’s so important in grassroots sport that we support our sponsors when they support us.”

For more information about the Netball Australia Member Discount, click here.

Members can visit the Southern Vales Nissan Showroom at 345 Main South Road, Morphett Vale, contact the showroom on 08 8326 3377 or visit the website at

Premier League Reserves Announcement!


Introducing the Premier League Reserves Head Coach for 2021, Scott Fort (Scoota).

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Scoota has a long and loyal history with Woods, having led the team as Reserves Assistant Coach in 2010 and 2015, and soon after stepping up as the Reserves Coach for three consecutive years from 2016 to 2018.
After a short stint at another club, we’re excited to have Scoota back with a fresh perspective and determination to guide our Premier League Reserves players to the top in 2021!
With 12 years’ experience in the Premier League Competition, Scoota brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise of the game…and having played men’s and mixed netball in the SMMNA, CANA, ISA and INA comps in previous years, he sure knows the dedication, teamwork and commitment it takes to make it to the top!
“I am very excited to be asked back and be part of South Adelaide Netball Club again. I’m looking forward seeing some of the girls I have previously coached and getting to know the new girls and assisting in their development.” – Scoota
Congratulations, Scoota! Bring on 2021!

2020 Premier League Season set to return

Netball SA’s top-tier competition will make its return next month, with the Premier League set to kick off on July 17. After months of uncertainty following the outbreak of COVID-19, the eight clubs that compete in the Premier League finally have a date to work towards. The 2020 season will be conducted in a condensed format with three games per fortnight, as opposed to the usual weekly schedule.

However, the three-week finals series will return to the typical weekly format. One match per week during the minor rounds will be live streamed through Spacequake. This announcement follows last week’s news that the Adelaide Metro Netball Division (AMND) – Netball SA’s largest competition for both juniors and seniors – will commence on July 18.Netball SA CEO Bronwyn Klei said she was thrilled to see netball back ready for action.

“The past few months have been challenging for our sport, but I’m so excited to announce our Premier League finally has a start date,” Ms Klei said.

“It’s wonderful news for our state’s talented athletes who have worked so hard to earn their spots across the eight clubs.

“Also, knowing AMND was given the green light last week is huge for sport in our state as the competition represents our biggest participation of both junior and senior netballers.”

In addition, several associations across the state will hit the courts for the start of their 2020 seasons this weekend.

“The impact of COVID-19 certainly took its toll on our clubs and associations, so to know so many netballers will be back on court this weekend is wonderful,” Ms Klei said.

“The return of our sport is a real credit to the dedication and passion of our volunteers across SA who have gone above and beyond to make their seasons possible.”


Congratulations to Rachel Redden

South Adelaide Netball Club would like to congratulate Rachel Redden on her selection into the 2019 U/17 South Australian state netball team. Rachel joins the squad of 12 who will be travelling to Brisbane in April to compete in the National Netball Championships. Rachel has been playing netball for 7 years and has been playing at South Adelaide Netball Club for 5 years also recently receiving her 5 year medal with the club.

Along with being selected into the 2019 U/17 squad Rachel was also selected and participated in the Adelaide Metro Netball Academy from 2015 to 2017. She also competed in the U15 SSSSA state team and won bronze at the Pacific School Games, and also being selected into the U17 development squad.  Rachel is “really excited for the opportunity to play with and against such high quality players whilst representing my state” and was completely in shock when she read the team list and saw her name was among the selected players. “I was just so happy to make the team, last year I made the Development Squad and so this year I really wanted to make the State Team. I put so much hard work on (League/ Reserves and with Judi) and off the court, and I was just so happy to see my hard work paying off.”

Rachel’s future plans with netball see’s her aiming to perform well at Woods and at Nationals and to keep up the hard work throughout preseason training.  In the future she hops to play for the Southern Force and Thunderbirds and to hopefully one day make an Australian team. Rachel thanks everyone at South Adelaide Panthers for supporting her career and current success within the national team.

South Adelaide Panthers would like to wish Rachel all the success with her future within both the club and national teams .


Read the full Netball SA article here 

Enrol for Blackwood High Special Interest Netball Program

Calling all year 7 netball girls!  Nominations due 23rd March, forms to be completed by 30th April 2018. There are approximately 25 Year 8 placements reserved for students selected in conjunction with the South Australian Netball Association to be involved in the Blackwood High School Program. See for application form.