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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