The Glenelg Football Club would like to congratulate James Sellar on a stellar career. James began his career at Glenelg in the development squads before playing Under 17’s in 2004.
He was drafted to the Adelaide Football Club as pick 14 in the 2006 National Draft, the same year he made his league debut for the GFC.
James found himself in Melbourne colours at the end of 2011 where he spent the next two years before heading to Perth and playing 31 games for South Fremantle.
We were delighted to have James return to the club in 2016 where he has held the role as our key defender for the past two years. This year saw James play his 100th game for the club.
James has an astute football brain and was member of our leadership group. He set a great example for others to follow and has been a mentor to many of our players since his return.
While we are disappointed to see him retire, we thank him for his commitment and passion for the GFC. He is a person of great integrity who I am sure will continue to have an impact on the football landscape.
We wish him, his wife Sonia and daughter Skylar all the very best for the future.
BY ANDREW CAPEL
WHEN South Australia’s top AFL draft hope Darcy Fogarty has his name called out at Friday’s annual player lottery it won’t just be a reward for his hard work but also a thank you to the small southeast country town of Lucindale.
“It will be for all the people who helped get me here,’’ the powerful Glenelg utility said.
“Without them I wouldn’t be in this position, so I will be forever grateful.’’
Fogarty, who was born in Adelaide and moved to Mt Ebenezer near Alice Springs before settling at Lucindale with his family at age three, said his football career would not have taken off without the support of his local community.
“The town has been very supportive of my football journey,’’ said the 18-year-old, who has boarded at Adelaide’s Rostrevor College for the past three years.
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“My parents separated when I was young and when I made my first state team in under-12s mum, who was supporting five kids, couldn’t afford to send me to Canberra because of the cost.
“So the community rallied around me, filled a few fundraising tins around the town and managed to scrape together enough money to allow me to go.
“The town did the same when I made the under-15 (state) team to play in Sydney, so I owe it plenty.
“To get drafted would show the people who supported me that their help didn’t go to waste and hopefully they will get a bit of a kick out of me being in the AFL as well.’’
Lucindale — home of former Glenelg stars Stephen Copping and Andrew McKay — is located 345km southeast of Adelaide and has a population of just 400.
“It’s a tight-knit community where everyone knows each other and supports each other,’’ said Fogarty, an AFL Academy member.
“To represent the town at AFL level would mean a lot to me.’’
Fogarty, who also paid tribute to his family, in particular his uncle and aunty, for helping to send him to Rostrevor, had an injury riddled 2017 but has been ranked by recruiting expert Gary Buckenara as the best prospect in this year’s draft pool.
“He’s a tough, physical and imposing type when up and going,’’ said Buckenara, a four-times Hawthorn premiership player. “He’s a great mark and a damaging kick and is big enough to play as a leading target in attack.
“I believe he has a huge upside and for a club in need of a future third tall forward or possibly a defender, I’ve got him rated as No. 1.
“I don’t think he’ll go No. 1 but I would put him there because I think he’s a class player and will be a star.’’
Fogarty, strongly built at 192cm and 92kg, played four league games for Glenelg this year but battled a knee injury all season and called an early end to his campaign in August when the pain became so bad he had surgery to repair a small meniscus tear.
His struggles and subsequent form drop that saw him battle through the AFL under-18 championships has seen him largely drop out of the top-three conversation among the 18 AFL clubs.
At the start of the year, Fogarty had been in number one contention.
While he is still expected to be claimed in the top 10, there is an outside chance he could slip to the Adelaide Crows at No. 12.
“I had a frustrating season,’’ Fogarty said.
“While I was lucky enough to play some league football I was sore for a lot of the year and didn’t think I played my role at Glenelg as well as I should have.’’
The injury not only ended Fogarty’s season prematurely but meant he could not test at the AFL draft combine.
Instead he was one of four previously injured top draft hopefuls who ran a 2km time trial in front of recruiters at Etihad Stadium last Friday, including possible No. 1 pick Cameron Rayner.
Fogarty – understood to be on the radar of North Melbourne, Collingwood, St Kilda and the Western Bulldogs – ran the best time (7.33 seconds) of the quartet.
He says he is now “back to normal’’ and will be ready for the start of pre-season training with an AFL club.
While he has cut his teeth as a key forward, Fogarty views himself as a big-bodied, bullocking midfielder in the mould of Carlton’s Patrick Cripps.
“I like the contested stuff and think I can play in the middle of the ground and then go forward and have an impact,’’ he said.
BY Daniela Abbracciavento, firstname.lastname@example.org, CoastCity Weekly Messenger
JESSICA Waterhouse was captaining the Young Matildas at just 15 and played three seasons of soccer with Adelaide United in the W-League.
Now, the talented athlete is the latest to switch codes and will line up with Glenelg in next year’s SANFLW competition.
Waterhouse, 20, heads to the Bay after one season of Australian rules.
She played for Christies Beach’s division two side this season and helped the Saints claim their inaugural Adelaide Footy League women’s premiership.
“I had been playing soccer since I was four, so it was all I had ever known,” Waterhouse, of Noarlunga, says.
“I represented the state and the country and I feel like I got what I wanted out of the sport.
“Over the past few years I wasn’t enjoying soccer any more and I saw that a lot of the girls were switching to footy, so I thought I’d give it a crack.”
The former midfielder was the youngest United player to make her W-League debut in 2012 before she skippered the Young Matildas at the AFC under-16 qualifiers in the Philippines.
She then lined up for Metro United in the women’s Premier League before hanging up her soccer boots at the end of last year.
Waterhouse, who is the niece of former Fremantle and Port Adelaide SANFL player Clive Waterhouse, hopes to use the SANFLW as a springboard to the national women’s league.
“I was pretty bad at the start and I didn’t even know how to use my hands to catch,” the half-forward says.
“But I’ve picked it up and it’s been a pretty easy transition because the girls are super- supportive.
“I am definitely looking at getting into the AFLW.
“It’s happened so fast, so I just want to make the most of it at Glenelg and I’ll be trying to learn as much as possible.”
The Glenelg Football Club invites applicants for the role of senior coach. The Club prioritises senior success with the key performance indicator being that of finals participation every year.
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Glenelg Football Club would like to advise members of the details for the 2017 AGM which will be held in accordance with the Club Constitution. As required by same, the following notice was placed in the Advertiser on Tuesday 14 November.
GLENELG FOOTBALLERS’ CLUB INC.
GLENELG FOOTBALL CLUB INC.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND ELECTIONS
Notice is hereby given to all members pursuant to the Constitutions of the Clubs that the Annual General Meeting of the Glenelg Footballers’ Club Inc. will be held at 7:30pm on Monday, 26 February 2018 at the Glenelg Football Club, Brighton Road, Glenelg followed immediately, at approximately 7:45pm by the Annual General Meeting of the Glenelg Football Club Inc.
GLENELG FOOTBALL CLUB INC.
Two (2) positions on the Board of Directors of the Glenelg Football Club Inc. will become vacant and nominations from financial members to fill these positions are now invited.
Nominations must be made on the official form obtainable from the Club office and must be proposed and seconded by two (2) financial members of the Club and returned to and in the possession of the Chief Executive Officer no later than 5pm on Thursday, 30 November 2017. A ballot for the above positions will be conducted if necessary at the Club between 5pm and 7pm on Monday, 26 February 2018.
NOTICE OF PROPOSED ALTERATIONS TO
THE GLENELG FOOTBALL CLUB INC. CONSTITUTION
At the Annual General Meeting of the Glenelg Football Club Inc. the members will also be asked to consider and vote for a resolution to make alterations to the Glenelg Football Club Inc. Constitution. The proposed changes to the Constitution will be available on the Club’s website www.glenelgfc.com.au and at the Club’s offices, no less than 14 days prior to the Annual General Meeting.
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