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Centrals launch new Club slogan

Central District have recently launched a new Club slogan.

The slogan - an English translation of the original Club motto 'Cede Nullis' will adorn many items around the Club from this point on, and will serve as a reminder of the spirit of the working class Northern Area of Adelaide.

Centrals has always been a cornerstone of the Community North of Adelaide spanning from Gepps Cross, through Salisbury, Elizabeth & Gawler, and up to the Barossa, Light & Adelaide Plains regions.

The Club hopes the slogan isn't just adopted in a "football" sense but, in trying times, local people and business can also get behind the motto and what it represents - the spirit of being "fighters" and working hard to succeed, no matter what the odds.

Over the journey this fighting spirit has been on display many times throughout the Football Club's history:

Centrals had, through many decades "done it tough" compared to many other more established and 'well to do' Clubs! After breaking through for its maiden SANFL Premiership in 2000, unlike often seen circumstances where a Football Club Premiership is followed by a 'hangover', Centrals instead went on and won another 8 Premierships in the next 10 SANFL seasons - never wanting to give an inch or give up their mantle as the competitions Premier side! Playing in 12 straight Grand Finals 2000-2011 Centrals amazingly never played in a Preliminary Final - always advancing through the Second Semi Final (direct route to Grand Final) despite on many occasions not being the best side in the minor round.

The spirit of the North was again on display in 2005 when the Club had won just 3 of its' first 8 games to start the season. The Club dug deep to win its' next 14 games straight - and the 2005 SANFL Premiership!  

In 2009 Centrals finished the minor round in 3rd place and the SANFL season was seemingly destined to culminate in a Sturt and Glenelg Grand Final. In the Qualifying Final against Sturt (3rd V 2nd) the Bulldogs were 13 points down half way through the last quarter yet got up to win by 6 points. They went on to defeat Minor Premier Glenelg by 2 points in the Second Semi Final a week later and met Sturt in the Grand Final a fortnight later - the rest is history!

Last year in 2014, despite fielding its' youngest side for decades and starting the season with a disastourous 2-7 record, Central dug its way out of the mire to win 7 of its last 9 games.

Despite missing the finals for the first time in 15 seasons in 2014 a true fighting spirit was shown again!

In 2015 the Club hopes everyone that has a bond with the Northern Area of Adelaide in some way whether it be through upbringing, family or business can join and live our new motto with us!

In 2015 with a young side, and in the face of trying times economically, the Club will again represent the fighting spirit of the hard working people North of Adelaide.

 

 

 

 

 

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We love our Club and we play to win
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