Other Games

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Other Games include pre- and post-season games as well as special matches played by the Glenelg Football Club.

"On the National Stage" Games

Games across various national invitational formats, usually against WAFL and VFL sides.

In 1976 Australian football's governing body, the NFL (formerly the ANFC) ran a national night competition featuring clubs from the VFL, SANFL and WAFL. The following season the VFL withdrew and launched their own rival competition (the Amco-Herald Cup).

The NFL invited the VFA to take the VFL's place in the series, thus ending the Association's exile at national level which had started with their departure from the ANFC in 1970.

The format of the series was altered each season and by 1979 the NFL's competition had been heavily weakened with only the SANFL clubs and the top two teams from the VFA and the QAFL taking part (the WAFL clubs and the state representative teams had all transferred to the VFL's night competition the year before).

After lengthy negotiations the SANFL announced in late 1979 they would also switch to the VFL Night Series in 1980. This left the VFA and QAFL clubs on the outer and the NFL was forced to abandon its competition after four seasons of play.

Note: Glenelg were not invited to compete in 1984 or 1985.


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