Annual General Meeting - Monday 26 February at 7.30pm
Board of Director Elections
In accordance with section 11.1 of the Club Constitution, the Club placed Notice of the AGM and invited nominations for positions as Directors. At the closing date for nominations the Club received two nominations. As such Nick Chigwidden and David Whelan who both offered themselves for re - election are duly elected for a two year term.
GFC Constitution Update
A review of same was overdue, as such the Club engaged Andersons Solicitors to update our constitution ensuring relevance in the modern era. Andersons have specialised in this area for the SANFL and its Clubs. They will provide a representative at the AGM to answer any queries. The Constitution and explanations are now posted on the website, a hard copy can be collected from the Club during trading hours.
The Annual Report is now available on the website. Hard copies will be available from Monday February 19th at reception during office hours. To download a copy now - CLICK HERE
BY ANDREW CAPEL
GLENELG Football Club — on its knees and fighting for its SANFL survival two years ago — has taken a major step towards securing its financial future by recording a massive operating profit for 2017.
The Tigers’ surplus of $681,739 smashed their 2016 profit of $14,278.
Prior to that Glenelg had endured four consecutive operating losses totalling more than $1 million.
The result is a tremendous boost to the club, which in 2016 launched a debt demolition campaign, titled “Save The Tigers’’, after revealing it was $3.4 million in debt.
Much of this was due to borrowing $2.4 million from the council in 2002 to build a function centre at its Brighton Road headquarters.
Members and supporters rallied behind the stricken club and last year the Tigers — in the SANFL since 1921 — struck a significant deal with Holdfast Bay Council to have some of the interest on its council loan written off or waived with plans to turn the ground into a major sporting and community hub.
This included knocking down the H.Y. Sparks grandstand, which had its roof blown off in a storm in December, 2016, and having a grass mound with seating on the western side of the ground.
This is due for completion next month.
As part of a financial restructuring at Glenelg, 50 per cent of the function centre floor space has been leased to the ACH Group.
President Nick Chigwidden hailed the Tigers’ strong financial result but warned there was still plenty of hard work ahead for the club, putting the extraordinary financial turnaround down to some one-off payments.
These included an interest saving of $188,685 from council, a $163,025 payroll tax refund and $412,000 from the SANFL Land Investment Fund while the club reduced its expenditure by $166,650.
“From where the club has been this is an outstanding result,’’ Chigwidden said.
“In 12 months we have been able to reduce our liabilities a lot, whether it’s loans to council, the bank or our trading creditors, to get back to a very manageable stage where we can now run the business strategically more than reactionary.
“However we understand that without the continued support of the council and the one-off payments the long term sustainability of the club would be jeopardised so we have to continue to work diligently in all areas of the club to make sure we continue to move forward.’’
Day 1 of SANFL Australian Unity Fast Footy was fierce, fun and very hot. Our Tiger men took on West Adelaide at 7:35 pm but couldn't get the job done going down 1.10.5.(74) to 0.6.9.(45). We take on a familiar faced Sturt on Saturday from 4:15 pm.See you at the footy.
Glenelg has named a young and inexperienced squad, littered with some summer signings. Former North Adelaide left-footer Nick Amato will be looking to find plenty of the ball after playing 75 Macca’s League games for the Roosters between 2011 and 2016. Ex-Port Adelaide pair Zac Hawkins and Sean Davidson have crossed from the Magpies and will be looking to establish themselves while classy indigenous goalsneak Ian Milera should be well suited to the new concept.
1 – Nick Amato, 2 – Zac Hawkins, 3 – Jay Boyle, 4 – Harrison Boyle, 5 – Alex Martini, 6 – Brad McCarthy, 7 – Jack Yates, 8 – Henry Papatolis, 9 – Darcy Bailey, 10 – Brad Close, 11 – Bryce Woolard, 12 – Elliot Chalmers, 13 – Seb Kerrish, 14 – Jack Haarsma, 15 – Cam Buchanan, 16 – Lachie Hosie, 17 – Ian Milera, 18 – Brodie Trembath, 19 – Tim Sullivan, 20 – Sean Davidson, 21 – Bailey Jordan, 22 – Brad Noble, 23 – Josh Koster, 24 – Tom Schott, 25 – Ben Edwards, 26 – Sam Walker, 27 – Tim Mackenzie, 28 – Patrick Clark, 29 – Todd Slade, 30 – Tom Feely.
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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 ...