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SANFL IGA League Grand Final
Eagles V Sturt, 2:40 pm
SANFL Reserves Grand Final
Eagles V North Adelaie, 11:15am
Kids U18 FREE
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7:45am - Car Park Open
8:45am - Gates Open
9:00am - SANFL U17 Futures Academy Match
11:15am - SANFL Reserves Grand Final - Eagles v North Adelaide (Live stream www.sanfl.com.au)
11:30am - IGA Activation Zone in Creswell Gardens - free kids activities and face painting
1:50pm - Mental As Anything performing LIVE
2:40pm - SANFL IGA League Grand Final - Eagles v Sturt
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Congratulations to Josh Scott after his very deserving selection in the 2016 Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year after his breakout year with the Tigers.
By ZAC MILBANK | Twitter @zacmilbank
Rookie Sturt mentor Martin Mattner has been named coach after engineering the Double Blues’ stunning revival. In just his first season as a senior coach, the 34-year-old has guided his side into this year’s SANFL IGA League Grand Final despite his club finishing in eighth place in 2015.
Instilling great confidence in his playing group by ‘’backing in’’ his charges, Mattner has also brought a tough, defensive edge which has resulted in the Double Blues becoming the best tackling outfit in the competition.
Entering this year’s campaign, major questions were being asked of Sturt’s potential to score with the retirements of key forwards Matthew Duldig and Michael Coad, together with the departure of forwards Sam Smith and Angus Bruggemann.
But in throwing key defender Kory Beard up forward, Mattner reshaped his attacking structure in fine style as Beard went on to boot an equal team-high tally of 46 majors with team-mate Mark Evans for the minor round.
As a result, Beard and Evans find themselves selected inside 50m for the Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year, along with Ken Farmer Medallist Brett Eddy, who booted 68 majors in 2016.
Glenelg’s Josh Scott was a deserving selection after his breakout year with the Tigers while Central duo Travis Schiller and Justin Hoskin bring genuine ball-winning ability, as well as great goal sense, to the forward line.
In defence, Woodville-West Torrens has dominated at the selection table, with four Eagles named in the six positions.
Co-Captains Luke Thompson and Patrick Giuffreda are rarely beaten and have the ability to play on talls and smalls while left-footed duo Matt Goldsworthy and Jarred Allmond have been prolific with their drive off half-back.
Sturt’s Fraser Evans has enjoyed a fine season at centre-half back, also performing strongly for the West End State team while South’s Tom Fields proved he is more than just a booming left-foot kick with a consistent year.
Norwood premiership bigman Sam Baulderstone leads the ruck, his prowess at the stoppages sure to feed a talent-laden midfield outfit.
Dual Magarey Medallist Zane Kirkwood starts in the centre-square alongside classy Eagle Jared Petrenko and Central District ball magnet Chris Jansen.
On the wings, Port’s Kane Mitchell and Eagle Nick O’Brien not only bring AFL experience but an ability to kick a goal while playing on the inside and outside of the contest.
The midfield rotation is so deep that Adelaide’s Cam Ellis-Yolmen, Sturt’s James Battersby and South’s Brede Seccull will start on the interchange despite posting big numbers in 2016.
Their inclusion ensured talented midfielders such as Port skipper Steve Summerton, star North recruit Jordie McKenzie and dual Magarey Medallist Joel Cross could consider themselves unlucky to be pipped for selection.
Magpie Luke Reynolds and Eagle Lachlan McGregor were also tough omissions from the final 21, with Reynolds booting 43 goals in a career-defining season.
Kirkwood, who captained the West End State team this year, was an obvious choice as skipper while Thompson provides great leadership as his deputy.
The Glenelg Football Club can only survive with the support of those who care most about the Club. The reason behind our debt level of $3.4 million rests with the investment made in 2002 to upgrade a leasehold Council facility.
BECOME A MEMBER IN 2017. You can maintain your support by taking out an EARLY BIRD Membership. Purchase your membership prior to October 31st and you will go in the draw to WIN $500 cash. COMING SOON!!
The Glenelg Club has the perfect space for your next function, from casual to formal dinners, cocktail functions, corporate meetings, conferences, product launches, fashion parades, birthday's, engagement's, wedding's and more.
New for 2016 the Glenelg Football Club RUNNER ... have your say about any issue around the club by sending a message to the CEO, Marketing Department, Players or Coaches and standby for their reply published online for all supporters to read.
The Latest News for the Glenelg Football Club is proudly sponsored by Gary J Smith, We're Home. This section features regular updates on players, the club, the season and all things Glenelg with articles by Zac Milbank, CEO Glenn Elliott and maybe an occasional word from Graham Cornes.
The Fan Zone features lots of cool stuff for our supporters including new sections TigerTV, The Bay Runner, Tiger Tips and the Online Scoreboard. Old favourites still remain including Photo Galleries, The Tiger Shop for official Glenelg FC merchandise and the club song.
Tiger TV is a new feature that will gather unique insights into the Glenelg Football Club both on and off the field. Clint Alleway (Tiger Power Forward) will host interviews with players and coaches to get all the latest news, gossip, banter, tall stories etc
In 1920 the Mayor of Glenelg, John Mack, convened a public meeting to inaugurate the Club at the Glenelg Town Hall. Although no League position was available for the Club in 1920 the Glenelg Oval Association received a letter from the South Australian Football League ...
The NAB AFL Auskick program makes learning to play AFL fun, safe and easy for boys and girls. Through weekly coaching sessions they will learn the skills of the game in an exciting, social and safe environment.
Conducted at Gliderol Stadium, Age Group 5 -12 Year Olds, Glenelg Players in Attendance to run the Sessions, Sausage Sizzle at the End of the Clinic, 1 Day Holiday Coaching Clinic Friday 22nd April 2016 or 2 Day Coaching Clinic Friday 3rd & Tuesday 7th October - 10am until 12pm.