Gavin Wanganeen Medal

Gavin Wanganeen Medal

The Port Adelaide Football Club is an Australian rules football club based in Alberton, South Australia, which plays in the Australian Football League (AFL) (in which they are known as the Power) and the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) (in which they are known as the Magpies). Port Adelaide is the older of the two clubs in South Australia playing in the AFL and the 18th Australian rules club formed in Australia. Since the club’s first game in 1870 it has won 36 SANFL premierships, including six in a row. The club also won the Champions of Australia competition on a record four occasions.

From its foundation in 1870 to 1996, the club representing Port Adelaide competed in the SANFL as the "Port Adelaide Football Club". The club has had various nicknames over the years, including: the Cockledivers, the Seaside Men, the Seasiders and the Magentas, before finally settling on the Magpies in 1902. In 1997, the club joined the Australian Football League. On entry, Port Adelaide adopted a new nickname, "The Power", and added two more colours (silver and teal). Since joining the AFL, Port Adelaide have added the 2004 AFL Grand Final to their premiership wins, thereby bringing the total premierships to 37 (one AFL and 36 SANFL), as well as the four Champion of Australia wins. The club's AFL licence is held by the SANFL.

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... The Gavin Wanganeen Medal is an award to Port Adelaide's best player under the age of 21 ... The award, struck in 2006, is named after Gavin Wanganeen, a former champion with both Port Adelaide and Essendon who, by the age of 21, had won a SANFL premiership with Port Adelaide, an AFL premiership with Essendon, a Brownlow Medal and two All Australian awards ...
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... AFL – 29.14 (188) vs Hawthorn, Round 13, 2005, AAMI Stadium, Adelaide SANFL – 37.21 (243) vs Woodville, 19 April 1980, Football Park. ...