The 2023 Season is Proving to be a Hotly Contested One

May 20, 2023

Welcome to round 6, the season is well underway with all clubs playing consistent football and it’s great to see that the competition is as even as it has been for many years. It just goes to show if clubs aren’t switched on, they will get beaten on any given day.

Association Football

Association football is just around the corner June 10th at Strathalbyn where the best from the GSFL will defend the Barry Pilmore Cup when they take on the
Southern Football League.

As this is our centenary year, we are wearing a heritage guernsey which was worn back in the 80’s. Mark Bickley and Ebony Marinoff will be talking to the playing groups on the Thursday at selection at Encounter Bay FC.

Centenary Round

Another event coming up is in round 11, which we have named the Centenary Round where club rivalry will be on show.

The GSFL have donated a centenary medal for each game to be awarded to the best player on the ground. Round 13 will mark our Indigenous Round where
some clubs have gone out to design an indigenous guernsey.

Season Presentations

We are pleased to announce and have booked our nights for our end of season presentations:

  • GSFLW, Tues 25 July 25 at Encounter Bay
  • GSFL JNR/SNR Colts Wed 6 Sept at Langhorne Creek
  • GSFL Mail Medal, Wed 30 Aug

Forecast Growth

The GSFL Executive are working hard with clubs to improve our competition and to give clubs the chance to grow accordingly, with a forecast increase population, we need to be prepared.

As an association we also are mindful of the smaller regions, and we need to protect their interest. We are setting up a working party to discuss the future of junior football and women’s/girl’s football on how we can structure and program our competition to maximise our growth.

We have had some challenges early this year with the age brackets set upon us by March Insurance and the development from the SANFLW introducing the
Development Squads.

As these areas are out of our control, we need to focus on what we can control and change accordingly to suit all clubs, players and officials.

State Country Champs Tender

We have also put in a tender to the SANFL with the support of the City of Victor Harbor, to host either the 2024 or the 2025 State Country Championships.

Three years ago, we hosted the championships with great success not only for the GSFL but for our whole Fleurieu region.

Support our Sponsors

Just a reminder to support our sponsors that support our competition as we wouldn’t be able to put tenders in to host championships, run Junior academys, run junior carnivals and association football and presentations dinners etc, without them:
• Fleurieu Milk, Principal Partner
• Pro-Stock, Major Partner
• Cleland fine Foods, Major Partner
• GJ Gardner Homes, Major Partner
• FPAG Rural Supplies, GSFLW Partner
• ND&JA Giles, GSFL Junior Partner


I bring to your attention about supporting your team and club on any given day when your team plays, barrack hard, be loud and be supportive.

GSFL President

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