This amazing colourized Image of the 1914 Port Adelaide Football Club Team, was painstakingly produced by Peter Vasic as part of a Historic series. The ‘Invincibles’ as they became known, were the first ever team from one of Australia’s three equivalent major league competitions, the SAFL ( SANFL), the WAFL and the VFL (AFL) to have gone through the season undefeated. The remarkable achievement was made even more so when the true facts of their results are laid out.
Port won all its 14 SAFL games by an average margin of 49 points. The clubs senior side did not lose a game from June 21st 1913 through to July 15th 1915.
The 1914 SAFL Grand Final resulted in a massive win to Port Adelaide where they held North Adelaide to a single goal for the match 13.15 (93) to 1.8 (14). The club then played VFL premiers Carlton on Adelaide Oval for the ‘Champions of Australia’ title, defeating the Victorian club 9.16 (70) to 5.6 (36). At seasons’ end the SAFL fielded a combined state team from the six other SAFL clubs to play Port Adelaide, but the "Invincibles" crushed the rest of the league by 14.14 (98) to South Australia's 5.10 (40).
Port Adelaide supplied both the league’s best and fairest player The Magarey Medallist ; Jack Ashley and the League’s Leading Goal scorer, Jack Dunn with 33 Goals.
As a result this team has been put in First position in the series that will ensue featuring colourized versions of the Port Adelaide Football Club sides from the 1880’s until the mid 1950’s.
Peter has spent many years in the paint and decorating, design and signage industries and has an excellent working knowledge of heritage colour schemes, fashions and colours used in sign systems over time. This knowledge, his passion for South Australian Football history and his research allow him to as faithfully as possible replicate colours as close to era as possible.