Ron Kitchen Obituary, Death – The South Adelaide Football Club has made the following information public via an official release: The news of the passing of former player Ron Kitchen has left the South Adelaide Football Club in a state of profound grief. Throughout the club’s formative years, Ron was an integral member of the team. Ron made his debut for South Adelaide in the opening round of the 1956 season, which was played against Glenelg at Kensington Oval. He wore the number 990 jersey for the match.
Before joining the Panthers, Ron spent a lot of years playing for the Ballarat club. After that, he moved on to play for the Panthers. His last game for Ballarat was the 1954 BFL Grand Final, which his team won with a score of 2 goals to 0 against East Ballarat. Ron was a member of South Adelaide’s football team for a total of six seasons, during which time he played in a combined total of 101 games and scored 68 goals. Ron was well-known for his extraordinary power and self-assurance, in addition to his superb high-marking talents, which earned him a lot of respect.
He was chosen to play for South Australia at the 1958 Melbourne carnival, during which he took part in all three of South Australia’s interstate matches and scored four goals. In addition, he was awarded the Most Valuable Player award. After Ron’s playing career came to an end, he took over as Norwood’s general manager and held that position for a number of seasons. The South Adelaide Football Club wishes to express its most heartfelt condolences to Ron’s family and friends on the occasion of their tragic loss.