Port Adelaide Magpies

Port Adelaide Magpies AFL club

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The Port Adelaide Football Club was established in 1870 and is the oldest professional football club in South Australia.

Since the club’s first game on 24 May 1870, it has won 36 South Australian league premierships, including six in a row. The club also won the Champions of Australia competition on a record four occasions (1890, 1910, 1913 & 1914).

On 15 May 1880, Port Adelaide played its first match at Alberton Oval. In 1881 the decision was made by the club to start leasing the oval from the Port Adelaide Council for the sum of 10 shillings a year.

The Magpies victory song is “Cheer, Cheer the Black and the White”, to the tune of Notre Dame Victory March.

Port Adelaide Magpies

Home Ground
Alberton Oval, Queen Street, Alberton

Alberton is a suburb of Adelaide, located about 20 minutes drive from the city. Part of the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, it is bordered by the suburbs of Rosewater, Queenstown, Cheltenham and Port Adelaide. In 1839 the South Australian Company was granted private subdivision of preliminary section 423. Section 423 was sold as ‘The Town of Albert’ and subsequently became ‘Albert Town’ after Prince Albert, Prince Consort of Queen Victoria. Eventually, ‘Alberton’ became commonly used and around the turn of the century was officially adopted as the suburb’s name.

1884, 1890, 1897, 1903, 1906, 1910, 1913-14, 1921, 1928, 1936-37, 1939, 1951, 1954-55-56-57-58-59, 1962-63, 1965, 1977, 1979-80-81, 1988-89, 1990, 1992, 1994-95-96, 1998-99