08 October 2017

Why the double blues?

Did you know that the first time Sturt Football Club and Port Adelaide met in Sturt's debut year, they defied the odds and came out victorious?
On 25 March 1901 Norwood Football Club passed a resolution to admit Sturt into the competition, followed four days later by North, West, Port and West Torrens.  The colours of light and dark blue were nominated by the father of the Sturt Football Club, Arthur Thomas, representing the Cambridge and Oxford Universities - the names of the streets upon which the Unley Oval resides.  Less than two months later the Sturt Football Club made its debut in the South Australian Football Association.  It won two of its first four matches, with Port Adelaide being its second victim. 

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