WOODS PANTHERS NETBALL CLUB WILL MERGE WITH SOUTH ADELAIDE FOOTBALL CLUB IN 2021 & BEYOND

We are so excited to officially announce the partnership between Woods Panthers Netball Club and South Adelaide Football Club, coming together in 2021 for bigger, bolder and brighter future than ever before! After 18 months of lengthy discussions with members of the executive and key stakeholders, the merger was finally voted in by YOU – our Woods Panthers community, at the recent SGM last week… and we couldn’t be more ecstatic and optimistic about the future of the club!

Established in 1999 after a merger between the Blackwood Netball Club and South Adelaide Panthers, there is no doubt that Woods Panthers have made their mark in South Australian netball history after 21 years of greatness…. and what better way to continue to follow the path to success than by partnering with mighty South Adelaide Football Club (SAFC).

A lot has changed in the world of sport in recent years, from the emergence of women’s football to the recent struggles of Covid-19, netball clubs have been forced to re-think how they will attract players from grass roots to our highest level of competition… however through it all our #PantherPride community has always remained united and committed – qualities we share with our friends at SAFC.

So why is it time to merge?

Alone, we are two great sporting clubs, offering access to two great sports – however not entirely unique from our competition. But together, we become South Australia’s first and only Netball X Football League Club, changing the way we live, breathe and play our game from the ground up. With the backing of Netball SA and SANFL, our communities will become one, to thrive together through the highs and support each other through the lows – offering a great community vibe whilst ensuring the highest level of competitive netball and football is nurtured and achieved. Most importantly, with this new competitive edge comes more players, more sponsors, more opportunities and more reasons to be #SouthProud!

So what’s next for Woods Panthers Netball Club?

Woods Panthers Netball Club will be going through a bit of a re-fresh, whilst still holding onto the parts of the club we love and adore so much. We’re proposing to say goodbye to the red, green and black and say hello to the navy, white and grey in line with South Adelaide Football Club – see a #sneakpeak of our new logo below! Did someone say new uniforms?!

BRING ON SOUTH ADELAIDE NETBALL CLUB IN 2021!