History 2000 - 2010

2000         

AFL Junior clubs the Bombers and Lions begin, along with a revamped AUSKICK program.  These programs began feeding the 14’s in their first season.

2000/01

Kelvin Maher wins his second and the clubs fourth Nichols Medal. Districts fielded 2 U/14's sides (the second club to do so, behind Palmerston. U/16 play in their fourth Grand Final, losing to St Marys. Dwayne Whitehurst wins the Russell Jeffrey Medal for BOG in the Grand Final. Tom Fittock wins the Hickman Medal for U/16 Best and Fairest (ties with Anton Reti Magpies). League Coach Mark Motlop League finished 3rd

2001/02  

Southern Districts win their third NTFL Umpires Association Carnival 8.5.47 def Palmerston 2.3.15. Jason Cockatoo wins the Percy Ellis Trophy. Bruce Jarmyn makes it four Nichols Medals in a row for Southern Districts as he wins his first and the clubs fifth medal. League Coach Jeff Fehring. League finished 6th

2002

Jared Brennan drafted to Brisbane Lions (pick #3)

2002/03

League Coach Jason Cockatoo. League finished 7th

2003

Anthony Corrie drafted to Brisbane Lions.

2003/04

Braedon Talbot wins the Gunderson Medal for U/14 Best and Fairest. Bruce Jarmyn wins the Percy Ellis Trophy NTFL Umpires Association Carnival. League Coach Joel McLennan. League finished 7th

2004

Richard Tambling drafted to Richmond (pick #4).

2004/05

Districts second U/14 side forms part of the U/14 Div 2 competition. Districts fielded 2 sides in the U/16's competition (which lead to the inception of the U/15 competition). League Coach Alan Perrin. League finished 6th

2005/06

Ashley Wedding wins NTFL Leading Goal Kicker with 69 goals. A new U/13’s competition commences, as a result of too many 14’s teams.  Districts fielded 2 sides on top of the original 14’s. A new U/15’s competition commences and Districts field a side. Finish minor premiers but get knocked out of finals in straight sets. Braedon Talbot wins the Hickman Medal for U/16 Best and Fairest (ties with Robert Hale St Marys,  Anthony Gugliotta Nightcliff). League Coach Alan Perrin. League finished 7th

2006/07

Southern Districts wins their second NTFL League Premiership, defeating Waratahs. Kyle Archibald is declared BOG in the Grand Final to win the Chaney Medal. Coach Michael McLean. Shannon Rusca wins his first and the clubs sixth Nichols Medal, he also wins ABC player of the Year and NT News Player of the Year. Ashley Wedding wins his second NTFL Leading Goal Kicker with 115 goals. The Reserves play in their first Grand Final, losing to Waratahs. U/16’s win their second Premiership and the clubs sixth. Troy Taylor wins Russell Jeffrey Medal for BOG in the Grand Final. Rhys Mason wins the Hickman Medal for U/16 Best and Fairest (ties with Stevens St Marys, Steven Motlop Wanderers) The first game played at Norbuilt Oval (as it was to be named) against Waratahs. The last home game played at the traditional home of Southern Districts (known as Freds Pass).

2007/08

U/18’s win their second Premiership and the clubs seventh. Mark Gillard wins Haritos Medal for BOG in the Grand Final. Team Co Coached by Andrew Hodges and Mat Cannard. U/16’s play in their sixth Grand Final losing to St Marys. Norbuilt Oval became the official name for the venue when Norbuilt came on board to sponsor the club and were given the naming rights to the venue. League Coach Michael McLean. League finished 3rd. 

2008

Club volunteers, private contractors and local business’ pitch in to build a new building at Norbuilt Oval (originally known as the Blast Box, in recognition to the first sponsor of the building Blast Corp).  The building is used for umpires change rooms on home game days, has public toilet facilities at the rear of the building and is an office for SDFC at other times.

2008/09

U/13’s play in first Grand Final, losing to Nightcliff. U/16’s play in their seventh Grand Final, losing to Darwin. U/18’s play in their fourth Grand Final, losing to Waratahs. Bill Feeney (Jnr) plays his 300th NTFL League Game (SDFC/Nightcliff). Shane Shewring plays his 250th NTFL League Game.  He started with the club in 1982 in the U/15’s. A great defender, who was the first Districts player to reach the 200 game milestone, and went on to captain the club in 1999/00. Nakia Cockatoo wins the Lew Fatt Medal for U/13 Best and Fairest. League Coach Michael McLean/Shannon Rusca (Michael risigns from SDFC to take up senior coaching role with NT THUNDER in their inaugural QAFL season. Shannon Rusca then appointed coach of SDFC). League finished 3rd. Troy Taylor Drafted No. 51 in 2009 National Draft to Richmond.

 

2009

Michael Godden (Glenelg Res. - SANFL) appointed as Club coach, Michael had to resign from the position when he was offered the League job at the Eagles (SANFL). Michael McLean resigns from NT Thunder position. Michael McLean re-appointed as Southern Districts coach for the 2009/10 Season.

2009/10

League finish 2nd at the end of the home and away season but unfortunately lose boths semi finals and finish 3rd. U/18s play in the Grand Final but lose to St Marys. Lindsay Lawler wins the Haritos Medal for U18s Grand Final best on ground. Brice Sharp wins the U/13s Lew Fatt Medal, Nakia Cockatoo wins the U14s Gunderson Medal and Matt Cannard wins the Nichols Medal and ABC Player of the year for the League competition. Southern Districts field a TEAFA (formally NTFA) side in the Reserves competition. Steven May while competing for the Northern Territory at the 2010 AFL Under 18 Championships, he was named at full forward in the under 18 All-Australian team. Following his efforts at the National Championships the newly formed Gold Coast Football Club signed him as a priority zone selection.