While Port Adelaide had by far the largest supporter base in South Australia, it could not compete with the SANFL's offer of a composite club and the use of Football Park, and in November 1990, following a legal battle, the AFL announced the Adelaide Football Club had been granted a licence and would enter the competition in 1991.The Adelaide Crows debuted in 1991 wearing the state colours of navy blue, red and yellow.Some variations of Australian Rules Football in South Australia compared with other Australian states still exist: Points system: In South Australia, most leagues award two points for a win, and one for a draw.
In 1990, Woodville and West Torrens had merged to form Woodville-West Torrens Football Club.
The SANFL was left with little option but to submit its own bid to enter the AFL.
In a thirty-minute meeting the SANFL formed the Adelaide Football Club.
Field markings: The "50" on the 50 metre line at AAMI Stadium is in a serif font, whereas at Victorian grounds a sans-serif font is used.
In 2007, there were 14,825 senior players in SA and total participation of 72,971.