A joint bid with Norwood in 1994 to enter the AFL was rejected in favour of Port Adelaide.
Before 2014, Sturt was forced to hire Unley Oval for each SANFL home game, due to the councils wish that the oval remain a public park as well as paying for temporary fencing to be erected for each home game.
 He attended Coomandook Area School and played some junior football with the Peake and Districts Football Club. the Preliminary Final against the Adelaide Crows a week later, by 35 points to set up a Grand Final match against Eagles.
Sturt entered a team in the SANFL Women's competition in 2018.
Magnificent to beat a team with several AFL listed players. He picked up 12 Brownlow Medal votes, beating the likes of veterans Simon Goodwin, Andrew McLeod and Mark Ricciuto. Mattner during these two years was still young, and was playing well for his local SANFL club Sturt, regularly gathering 20 or more disposals a match as well as laying many bone-crunching tackles. Jade Sheedy and Tim Weatherald went on to share the award in 2002.
In the final seconds of the game the Storm again had a chance to steal victory with a play that went from the right side of the field to the left and then back to the right.
Playing against the Wigan Warriors, who were the 2016 Super League Champions, the Sharks were defeated 22 – 6. 2009 and 2010 saw solid form from Mattner while he has started the 2011 season in as strong form as has been seen from him at the club. Maloney again converted the goal leaving the score 14 - 12 to Cronulla with just nine minutes remaining in the match. The match was held at Sydney's ANZ Stadium on Sunday 2 October. , The Sharks set the record for the longest winning streak during the 2016 season, winning 15 games in a row from Round 4 to Round 20, whilst also breaking their previous best winning streak of 11 in a row..
They then lost to the Eagles in the second semi final but won
Featuring in the Double Blues’ 2016 and 2017 premierships, Harms will play his 121st League game for Sturt.
In the 2006 season, Mattner missed out on two games due to a calf injury.
, The Sharks responded through a try scored by prop Andrew Fifita in which he beat five Melbourne defenders from close range. Tucked up on the boundary line 40 metres from goal, the Powerade Star Search winner gave us an 8 point lead 24 minutes into the quarter and then when Kory Beard put a flat helicopter punt through the big sticks after the three quarter time siren, we went into the final change with all the momentum and an important 14 point buffer. Hart was eligible to play in the SANFL due to his posting to Adelaide as a National Service soldier. Best On Ground (Jack Oatey Medal)
Team Selections; Matches. Captain Paul Bagshaw described the win as "Sturt’s finest hour"..
The match was preceded by the 2016 National Youth Competition Grand Final and the 2016 NRL State Championship. Despite giving up a big lead early, Sturt fought back and forced a draw. It's the emblem of the team we love My guess is there were about 15,000 in double blue colours and another 5,000 neutrals supporting Sturt. Oatey's response: "Course he is. , The Melbourne Storm regained their composure in the second half with tries to Jesse Bromwich and Will Chambers. Cronk, Will Chambers, Cameron Smith, Jesse Bromwich, and Kevin Proctor were the last remaining members of their last premiership winning team in 2012. Both tries were converted by Cameron Smith enabling the Storm to take the lead 12 - 8. Our fairy tale script is complete after we stormed home to a 27 point victory over Woodville-West Torrens in our first Grand Final in 7 years and our first against the Eagles on a beautiful day for football at the magnificent Adelaide Oval.