We are excited to announce that Cass Hartley has been named Glenelg Football Club Women's captain for Season 2018. Cass was voted in by her team mates and will lead the Tigers for the second year in a row.
Cass will be joined by returning Vice Captain Lexia Edwards who was also voted in by her peers.
Rounding out our leadership group for 2018 is Ang Moritz, Ellie Kellock, Charlotte Dawe, Lucy Bellinger, Hannah Crump and Brooke Trevena.
Our Tiger Women will commence their 2018 campaign with a trial match against West Adelaide tomorrow at City Mazda Stadium from 10:00 am before playing for points in Round 1 on Friday February 2nd against South Adelaide at Hickinbotham Oval from 6:30 pm.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Narelle Smith as the clubs Reserve and Development Coach.
Narelle has extensive experience in football and is a pioneer in the development of Women's football in South Australia. She has been involved with the Glenelg Football Club for the past 2 seasons. Narelle is passionate about the game and development of players. Her knowledge and commitment to the game will be of great benefit to the players and coaches of the GFC.
Narelle commenced coaching as the Head Coach of Greenacres Women's Football Club (GWFC) in 2010. In 2012 she moved from GWFC to Morphettville Park Women’s Football Club (MPWFC) to establish the inaugural Under 18 Youth Girls (U18 YG). In 2012 Narelle established and Coached U18 YG MPWFC and was the Assistant Coach for MPWFC Senior Women’s team. On arrival at MPWFC she was instrumental in establishing a further 3 teams including Division 2 in Senior Women’s (2014) and Under 18 & Under 15 (2014) in the SAWFL Junior Competitions.
In 2015 in anticipation of the 2016 State Women’s program Narelle identified a lack of elite training programs for players to prepare. From this she identified 10 South Australian SAWFL Players who required extra training and conditioning. She then established and designed her own voluntary off season program for these players. Eight of these players were eventually drafted in the inaugural AFLW Adelaide Crows team (Marinoff, Cramey, Killian, Bevan, Sedunary, Cox, Varnhagen & Allan).
Assistant Coach for the Melbourne Women’s Football Team in 2014, 2015 & 2016.
In November 2015, Narelle was the first female to be appointed in a coaching role in Senior Men’s SANFL as an Assistant Coach at the Glenelg Football Club (GFC). She was re-appointed for Season 2017 as a part of the senior assistant coaching group - game day Reserves Assistant & League assisting with Opposition Analysis. In December 2016 Narelle was appointed Head Coach of the 2017 GFC Women’s team that participated in the inaugural SANFL Women’s League (SANFLW) from November 2016 - March 2017 - including coordination of club resources and program design of both pre & in season structure.
Coaching Accreditation & achievements
Level 1 AFL Coaching accreditation 2010
Level 2 AFL Coach accreditation 2013
Assistant Coach SA Youth Girls 2010 – 2012
Assistant Coach SA Senior Women’s 2011
Head Coach SA Senior Women’s 2013 – 2016
SA Female Talent Academy 2010 – 2013
Head Coach Under 18 MPWFC 2012
High Performance Academy AFL Women’s – Visy Park 2012
Head Coach MPWFC Senior Women’s Division 1 2013 – 2015
Premiership Coach SAWFL Division 1 MPWFC 2014 & 2015
Grand Final Coach in 2011, 2012 (U18 MPWFC), 2013, 2014 & 2015
Melbourne Football Club Women’s Team – Assistant Coach 2014, 2015 & 2016.
Glenelg Football Club - Reserves Assistant Coach 2016 - current
SANFLW Head Coach Glenelg Football Club 2017
Have a safe, fun, fantastic day everyone!
BY ZAC MILBANK
Newly-signed Glenelg recruit Jesse White says he’s looking forward to mentoring the Tigers’ host of youngsters when he makes his Macca’s League debut next year.
Set to relocate to Adelaide in early January, the former Collingwood and Sydney forward jumped at the chance to link up with new Tigers coach Mark Stone, who he worked with closely at the Swans.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, the 29-year-old revealed he was keen to educate fellow forwards such as Josh Scott and Luke Reynolds after gleaning plenty of information during his 10 years in the AFL system with the Swans and Magpies.
Measuring in at 196cm and 102kg, White is a perfect fit structurally for the Bays after the departure of Liam McBean. Not only will White play an integral role in attack for Glenelg, he will also provide tireless ruckman Warrick McGinty with much-needed relief in the centre square.
A talented basketballer in his teenage years, White also spoke of how his friendship with Boomers star Chris Goulding saw him spend the past four months training with NBL team Melbourne United.
But after finishing up with United this week, the 127-AFL game utility is looking forward to living in Adelaide to be surrounded by his wife Jody’s family while also spending quality time with daughter Evie.
Off the field, White is a talented artist, working with Collingwood’s media and membership department to pursue his interests in graphic design and photography.
Glenelg has secured the signature of Jesse White. The 29-year-old - who measures in at 196cm played 127 AFL games for Sydney (71) and Collingwood (56) kicking 148 goals.
Jesse is moving to Adelaide with his wife Jody and daughter Evie. We welcome Jesse, Jody and Evie to the Glenelg Football Club.
Jesse’s relationship with our new Senior Coach Mark Stone, was a contributing factor in his decision to sign with Glenelg. Mark spent time at Sydney as an assistant coach while Jesse was there as player.
Jesse is “excited to be part of a new challenge and is looking forward to seeing what he can bring to the team”.
We look forward to Jesse starting with us in the New Year and believe that he will make an immediate impact both on and off field.
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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 ...