South Australian footy legend Mark Williams is severing his personal connection with Adelaide, having listed for sale his luxurious beachfront home in Moana.
Packing up his final belongings on Friday last week, after spending Christmas and New Years with family and friends in Adelaide, Mr Williams – who famously let Port Adelaide to their first AFL premiership in 2004 – said he was sad to say his final goodbyes to a community and home he had always intended to retire in.
Mr Williams was recently signed as the stand-alone Victorian Footbal League club’s coach for 2019, but more recently spent two years at the game’s newest franchise, Greater Western Sydney, as Kevin Sheedy’s right hand man, before a four-year stint at Richmond as a development coach.
“Fact is, we’re now living in Melbourne and don’t get back enough times to justify keeping it,” he said.
“It was a hard decision to sell as the home was built for me to retire in and it’s been a great family home. All of my five kids grew up here.
“It’s also been a great entertainer and all grand final coaches and players have been out here to go surfing and even got onto a boat with the surf lifesavers.
“We made so many good memories here so it’s definitely hard to leave.”
The two-storey home at 104 Second Ave is now listed with Southgate Real Estate and has an asking price of $1.3 million.
Built in 2007, the property is located only 200m from the beach and comprises five bedrooms, five bathrooms, multiple indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces, two garages, and shedding for a boat or caravan.
“As a coach you live quite a busy life, so to have had this place to escape to was nice,” Mr Williams said.
“It’s been a great home at the front yard is big enough to have a game of cricket with mates.
“All the amenities within the home are first class and even has a spa and all of those things.”