2012 Country Champs
Motor Accident Commission
2012 SA Country Championships
Forewords: David Shipway
Chairman – SA Community Football Board
We welcome all 6 zones to Berri this weekend for the annual SA Country Championships and wish all players, coaches, officials and support staff a very successful and enjoyable carnival.
Motor Accident Commission are again the naming rights sponsor for the Championships. The support that Glen Rosser and I receive from MAC, Ben Tuffnell (General Manager – Corporate Affairs) and Jehad Ali (Corporate Communications Manager) and staff to expand this partnership is very much appreciated. As part of this partnership all players and officials from the Eastern, Southern and Murray South East Zones attended a safe driving education seminar last night and playing apparel and footballs will incorporate the MAC logo and drive safe message.
We also welcome a new support partners this year in T&R Pastoral and BHP Billiton and wish to thank and acknowledge Hunt & Hunt Lawyers, Fit Health, Direct Farm Inputs, Arhens, West End, Berri Resort Hotel and the Berri Council, for their continuing support..
Players in this year’s Championships will have the opportunity to be selected in the State Country Team to represent SA in the Australian Country Championships to be played in Wagga Wagga from July 19th to 22nd.
I wish to acknowledge the efforts of our Regional Directors in preparing their Zone Teams for this years Championships along with Wendy Kruger, the Riverland Football League, Umpires and Berri Football Club to ensure an enjoyable and successful weekend.
I would like to thank all the members of the Community Football Board for their significant contribution and acknowledge our administration team of Glen Rosser, David Bradley, Kym Ireland and Jessica Wainwright.
We trust all in attendance at the Berri MAC 2012 SA Country Championships will enjoy the competitive football played, catch up with many old friends and enjoy the best on offer of country football and country people.
2012 MAC SACFC - Berri Oval June 30-July1
Southern defeated Murray South East to win the 2012 SA Country Football Championships on Sunday July 1 - a day of very competitive football in all three games.
Scores; 10-6 (66) to 8-12 (60)
Goal Kickers: T Harman - 2, S Munn, J Kellock, S Baulderstone, M Warmington, M Hodge, T Johnson, M Burdett, S Standfield - 1.
Best Players: T Johnson, T Tedmanson, S Munn, J Kellock, J Vick, J Viviar.
Murray South East
Goal Kickers: M Altmann – 3, J McConnell - 2, R O'Grady, L O'Neil, D Dempsey – 1.
Best Players: M Altmann, T Saunders, B Quast, R O'Grady, S Berkfield, J Paprotny
- Southern Districts
- Murray South East
- Eyre Peninsula
Player of the Championships
Tyson Wait, Murray South East
Leading Goal Kicker
Tyler Harman Southern Districts 8 Goals
U21 Player of the Championships
Tom Johnson, Southern Districts
Umpire of the Championships
Mark Wilksch, Eastern
Coach of the Championships
Steve Hill, Southern Districts
The 2012 Team of the Championships was announced afterwards at presentations held at the Berri Resort Hotel.
Forward Luke Ellery Matthew Altmann Jarrod Kellock
Northern Murray South East Southern Districts
Half Forward Reece Francis Tom Johnson Brodie Murohy
Eyre Peninsula Southern Districts Central
Centre Marcus Burdett Simon Munn Scott Wendelborn
Southern Districts Southern Districts Central
Half Back Tyson Wait Zac Hier Nick Schmidt
Murray South East Central Eastern
Back Tom Dernham Travis Tedmanson Joel Kay
Southern Districts Southern Districts Murray South East
Ruck Adam Davey Matthew Hodge Tyler Saunders
Murray South East Southern Districts Murray South East
Interchange Sam Baulderstone Marc Purcell Shaun Maxfield
Southern Districts Northern Southern Districts
Simon Berkefeld George Pedler Steven Braun
Murray South East Eyre Peninsula Eastern
2012 sides included:
MURRAY SOUTH EAST
The Past Winners are -
1994- Eyre Peninsula 1995 - Southern Districts
1996 - Southern Districts 1997 - Eyre Peninsula
1999 - Eyre Peninsula 2001 - Mid North
2003 - Southern Districts 2004 - Southern Districts
2005 - Southern Districts 2006 - Central
2007 - Southern Districts 2008 - Murray Mallee Barrier Barossa
2009 - Southern Districts 2010 - Southern Districts
2011 - Eyre Peninsula