Home Ground: ACH Group Stadium, Brighton Road, GLENELG
Postal: PO Box 72, GLENELG SA 5045 
Phone: (08) 8294 5333 


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 ...


The prestigious title was established as the highest official honour at the Glenelg Football Club that can be bestowed upon its Players and or Officials. The Greats of Glenelg have been 'dedicated servants of the club".


The Glenelg Football Club Hall of Fame featuring the records of the greatest past players and nominations for players to enter the Hall of Fame.




With a current capacity of 15,000, ACH Group Stadium boasts one main grandstand on the western wing - the Edward Rix Stand, with a capacity of 1,000. The ground previously held two grandstands up until 2017, before inclement weather saw the departure of HY Sparkes Stand. In its place now sees a brand new family friendly grassed mound, with remnants of the old stand on display as a feature backdrop to this newly renovated area. The Glenelg Football Club offices are located in the upstairs of the Edward Rix Stand along with the President's Function Room. The Glenelg Club venue is located downstairs underneath the Edward Rix Stand and is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Also located on the Brighton Road side of the ground is the
home of the Glenelg Cricket Club. At only 160m x 115m Glenelg Oval is among the smallest surfaces in the SANFL.

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The prestigious title was established as the highest official honour at the Glenelg Football Club that can be bestowed upon its Players and or Officials.

The Greats of Glenelg have been "dedicated servants of the club". Each of the 16 men who make up this elite group has a profound, permanent impact on The Glenelg Football Club. 

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Laurie Rosewarne

2015 Great of Glenelg Inductee

Laurie Rosewarne for over 40 years has given extensive service to the Glenelg Football Club not only through his playing and coaching career but also through various administrative roles within the club. Laurie’s playing career spanned from 1965 – 1973 when he played 169 games, kicked 18 goals and was Vice-Captain from 1972 – 1973. Throughout Laurie’s time at Glenelg Football Club he has been Assistant Secretary, on the Management Committee, Youth Coaching Director, Under 19 coach, General Manager of the Football Club, on the Board, Member and Chairman of the Past Players and Officials Committee and part of the Hall of Fame Selection committee. Laurie was awarded the honour of Great of Glenelg at our Hall of Fame Dinner and 1985/86 Premiership Reunion. Congratulations Laurie - A well deserving recipient of this prestigious honour. 

Tom Gleghorn

2013 Inductee for Outstanding Service and Dedication

Thomas Gleghorn was born in 1925, in Thornley, England. Three years later, he emigrated with his family to the town of Warner's Bay, on the shores of Lake Macquarie in NSW.

Thomas worked as an artist designer for Grace Bros, then for Farmers, Sydney, director of Blaxland Galleries, Sydney, taught at the National Art School, Sydney in 1960, was Head of Canberra Art School, Lecturer in Art, the senior lecturer at Bedford Park Teachers College, Adelaide.

For almost 50 years Tom has consistently won a multitude of art prizes; his works are represented across Australia, from regional and state galleries, to National Gallery of Australia. Corporate collections include IBM, ICC, State Bank, Perth, Sydney, London and Hong Kong.

Thomas was honoured with the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to the arts as a painter and teacher. Thomas's enduring love of art is matched by his love of good food and wine.  

A much-loved, humble character of the Glenelg Football Club, Thomas Gleghorn has strongly contributed to the club over the years by donating paintings and designing wine labels that have raised substantial funds. Tom was awarded the honour of Great of Glenelg at our Hall of Fame and 1973 premiership and  40th anniversary Dinner.

Graeme Bignell

President from 1986 - 89. Long Time Vice President. Major Benefactor of the Glenelg Football Club. 

A successful businessman and strong leader Bignell had a solid partnership with Graham Cornes when he was President in those halcyon years in the mid to late 1980s. A benefactor of Glenelg Football Club. Graeme is a retired businessman and was chairman of automotive retailer Adtrans Group, the company he founded, for 23 years until 2011. Mr Bignell has had a long and distinguished career in the automotive industry, having established Stillwell Ford in Adelaide in 1971.

Tom Bonnily

Chairman Management Committee 1965 - 77
SANFL Management Committee in 1970s
Glenelg Vice President since 1978
League Life Member
Glenelg Life Member 1974

Made his name as a Toyota dealer but played a major part in the rise of Glenelg. Tom was also chairman for 13 years in the 1960s and '70s. Also was involved in key years of SANFL development when Football Park was established.

Dr Owen Bowering

Medical Practitioner 1949 - 82
AMA President in SA
Glenelg Life Member 1959

An absolute gentleman who was a key part of the Glenelg Football Club for more than three decades as medical officer. His son Richard later carried on the tradition as club doctor.

Warren Brown

Committee 1950 - 58
Vice President 1959 - 88
Life Member 1959
Vice Patron 1980 - 88

Gave everything for the Glenelg Football Club. A man with a quick wit, he was loved by the players, whom he frequently entertained.

Peter Carey

Played an SANFL record 448 games and kicked 251 goals for Glenelg between 1971 - 88
Best and Fairest 1975 - 79 - 81
Leading goal kicker 1973 (70)
Kicked 11 goals against North Adelaide at Glenelg in 1973
Captain 1983 - 88
All Australian in 1979 - 80
Played 19 State Games
First Fos Williams Medallist in 1981
Life Member in 1980

What can you say about Peter Carey? The nickname "Super" says it all. A legend on the playing field, he is the only man to play in three Glenelg Premierships, kicking six goals from centre half-forward in the 1973 grand final, then leading from the front as an inspirational skipper in 1985-86.

Graham Cornes

Played 317 games and kicked 347 goals for Glenelg between 1967 - 82
Played 47 games for South Adelaide in 1983 - 84
Played five games and kicked 10 goals for North Melbourne in 1979
Glenelg best and fairest 1968, 1972, 1974
Leading goalkicker 1977 (72)
Captain 1978
Life Member in 1976
Glenelg Coach 1985 - 1990
Winning Premierships in 1985 - 86 also making grand finals in 1987 - 88 and 1990.
Played 21 State games
All Australian in 1979 and 1980
Won Tassie Medal in 1980
Simpson Medal in 1979
State Captain in 1978
State Coach 1986 - 88 / 1992 - 95 / 1999
Named All Australian coach in 1987 - 88
Had an incredible 6 - 2 win loss record against Victoria in State of Origin matches
Adelaide's inaugural coach 1991 - 94 taking club to 1993 preliminary final

When Cornes was at the Bays, success never seemed far away. In his first season in 1967 Glenelg emerged from the wilderness under Neil Kerley to play in the finals. In 1969 and 70 he played in grand finals and victory in the one that counted finally came in 1973 - when Cornes leapt for his historic mark and booted the goal that gave Glenelg the lead in the dying minutes. His other grand finals as a player ended in heartbreak but in 1985, Cornes - after two years as South Adelaide coach - returned to the Bay and led the club to successive premierships.

Ray Curnow

Played 88 league games for Glenelg between 1931 - 38
Colts Coach 1939 - 40
Coach 1941 - 45 - 46 - 48
Coach West Glenelg 1943 - 44
Management Committee 1939 - 53
Deputy Chairman 1949 - 53
Secretary 1954 - 72
Life Member 1941

An integral part of Glenelg from the time he debuted in the reserves in 1929 until his death in 1976, the club could not have had a more loyal servant. Player, coach, committee man and secretary, he contributed to the Bays in just about every way.

John H Ellers

President from 1968 - 80
Life Member 1977
"John H. Ellers is his name." It was the catch cry for one of SA's best known Holden dealerships and it became a significant part of Glenelg's great years of the late 1960's and 70's. President for 12 years in an era which saw Glenelg grow from a "social club" to one of the best football clubs in the country and something of a trend setter, being the first club to appoint a board of directors, the first to offer full membership to Women and first to appoint a full-time director of youth coaching. A great benefactor, he died in 2001.

Reg Hopgood

Reserves Trainer 1930 - 34
Head Trainer 1935 - 79
Life Member 1944
Legendary head trainer who treated countless Glenelg footballers on his dining room table in Bath St. It was not unusual for him to have three to five players at his house at one time, his treatment most often being with thumbs, hot water and towels and usually very effective.

Neil Kerley

Played 59 games and kicked 37 goals for Glenelg between 1967 - 69
Captain Coach 1967 - 69
Coach 1967 - 76
Best and Fairest 1967
Glenelg Life Member 1976

The man who turned Glenelg from a social club into one of the most feared football clubs in the nation in a magnificent 10 year coaching career in which the club reached five grand finals and won the 1973 premiership.

Harry Kernahan

Played 176 games and kicked 149 goals for Glenelg between 1959 - 65 and 1969 - 71
Captain  1964
10 State Games
Leading goal kicker 1960 (29)
Life Member 1971
Assistant Coach 1971 - 72
Secretary / General Manager 1973 - 87
A ruckman who played 176 games for the Tigers from 1959-71 and captained the club, he was reserves coach in 1971-72 before being secretary/general manager from 1973-87 – a highly successful era in which Glenelg won three premierships.

Barry Mair

Colts Committee 1960 - 64
Second 18 Committee 1965
A grade Committee 1966 - 68 / 1974 - 77
Chairman Management Committee 1978 - 80
SANFL Second 18 secretary 1969 - 73
Glenelg Life Member 1975

Progressed from grass roots to chairman in a complete involvement with the club he loved.

George Rigelsford

Colts Committee 1954 - 59
Committee of Management 1962 - 65
Second 18 Committee 1960 - 64
Glenelg Football Club Treasurer 1965 / 1967 - 85
Life Member 1964

The long serving treasurer became an institution at the club, where he would be seen at every function and every game.

John Robinson

Junior Colts Coach 1960
Senior Colts Coach 1961 - 62
Selector 1967 - 71 - Chairman of Selectors
Management Committee 1976 - 95
Chairman 1987 - 95
Life Member 1975

Started as a player at the Bay in 1957 and has been seen in a variety of roles since – junior and senior colts coach, selector, chairman of selectors, committee man and chairman from 1987-95. A member of the Hall of Fame selection committee for the past 12 years.

Alf Wadham

Vice President 1956 - 58 / 1964 - 89
Vice Patron 1980 - 89
Life Member 1972

He played three league games for the club in 1922 before becoming a Vice-president for nearly 30 years and Vice-patron from 1980-89. A marvellous benefactor.




Glenelg Football Club. Est. 1920


The Glenelg Football Club Hall of Fame commenced in 2001, when 25 former champions were inducted. On an irregular basis further inductees have been added and currently there are 43 members of the Hall of Fame.

Glenelg's Hall of Fame recognises and enshrines players who have made a significant contribution to the Glenelg Football Club since its entry into the SANFL in 1921. A candidate's individual record, ability, integrity, sportsmanship and character are taken into account.

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Mel Brock

1932-42. 166 games, 60 goals
Magarey Medallist 1940
Best and fairest 1935, 1940
2 State games

Played most of his career as a skilful and determined centre half-back. A straight-ahead, desperate-to-get-the-ball footballer who starred in the Bays' 1934 premiership win, Brock played every position except wing in winning the Magarey Medal in 1940.

Jim Handby

1925-32. 123 games
Captain-coach 1926-27, 1930-32
Best and fairest 1925, 1929
Magarey Medallist 1928, Runner-up 1929
29 State games
Inducted to inaugural SA Football Hall of Fame in 2002

A powerful, rugged, straight-ahead half-back, who was outstanding in Glenelg's first win in his first game with the club in 1925. Never sacrificed an inch of ground and always proceeded towards the goal by the shortest possible route. His ability was emphasised by the fact he did not miss a State match between 1924-30.

Jack Owens

1924-35. 177 games, 827 goals
Premiership captain 1934
Club leading goalkicker 1924 (49), 1925 (30), 1926 (64), 1927 (80), 1928 (83), 1929 (72), 1930 (99), 1931 (78), 1932 (102) and 1934 (89)
SANFL leading goalkicker 1927-28, 1932. Kicked 10 goals in a game 10 times. Best 13 v Port and South in successive games in 1932
9 State games, 26 goals
Inducted to inaugural SA Football Hall of Fame in 2002

Owens made up for a lack of height and weight with great anticipation and judgement and an uncanny ability to time his leap. His left-foot screw punts were long and straight. He was continually handed out rough treatment with two or three opponents competing with him for marks but he still consistently managed to kick bags of goals.

Len Sallis

1924-35. 172 games, 38 goals
Best and Fairest 1926, 1930-31, 1933-34
Magarey Medal runner-up 1931, 1933
Captain 1928. 13 State games, 14 goals
Inducted to inaugural SA Football Hall of Fame in 2002

Sallis was instrumental in building fighting spirit at Glenelg and helping it to its first premiership. Mel Brock said it was "a crime" he did not win a Magarey Medal. A classy centreman who at the 1930 interstate Carnival in Adelaide was voted Most Useful Man in the South Australian team and third-best player in the Carnival.

Ted Robjent

150 games
29 goals
Best and fairest 1947

Strong, gutsy half-back. His ability to make position, pounce on the ball in open spaces and deliver it to the best advantage was described as reminiscent of rugged Port Adelaide champion Allan "Bull" Reval, who said of Robjent: "I was a cream puff footballer compared to Teddy Robjent."

George "Blue" Johnston

1927-40, 203 games, 161 goals
Best and fairest 1932, 1936-37
Magarey Medallist 1934
16 State games, 14 goals
Inducted to inaugural SA Football Hall of Fame in 2002

Hard-as-nails ruckman with a pair of hands like a vice, who was one of the most spectacular high-fliers SA football has produced. Won the Magarey Medal in Glenelg's 1934 premiership year but a knee injury prevented him training in the week of the grand final. Despite that, he still played an heroic game, his towering mark on the goal-line in the last quarter sealing the flag. 

Arthur Link

1929-39. 167 games, 280 goals
Third in Magarey Medal 1932
1 State game, 3 goals

Low-to-the-ground rover who thrived on picking up the crumbs. Dashing, elusive and always determined to get in and get the ball, his pace was a key to Glenelg's 1934 grand final win. Link and champion full forward Jack Owens were young Tiger fan Colin Churchett's heroes in the 1930's. "He was a fearless, socks-down player who would run all day and was good around the goals, kicking screw punts or drop kicks equally well", Churchett said.  

Marcus Boyall

1940-43, 1948
49 games, 79 goals
Magarey Medallist 1941
Best and fairest 1941
1 State game
Captain-Coach 1940
Coach 1960

A 6 ft 3 inch ruckman with remarkable pace and a spectacular leap for the ball at centre bounces and boundary throw-ins. Before being recruited by the Bays he had finished equal third in the 1938 Brownlow Medal with Collingwood, with which he played 50 games as a tough centre half-back.

Allan Crabb

236 games, 177 goals
Best and fairest 1949
Magarey Medallist 1949
Runner-up 1950
Tomkins Medallist for best and fairest in under-19s 1941
Leading goalkicker 1946 (20)
Captain 1949, 1955-56
20 State games

Don Hewett

121 games
83 goals
Best and fairest 1962
4 State games

A centreman/wingman with outstanding ability and pace who could have been just about anything but for persistent knee injuries. Doug Long described him as an 'out-and-out champion'. His courage was legendary at the Bay. He played despite many serious injuries and was able to star despite them. In 1962 he carried a shoulder injury but still starred in South Australia's three State games. Against Victoria at Adelaide Oval Hewett was South Australia's best, dominating the centre against Collingwood's Ken Turner.

Colin Churchett

1943-54, 186 games, 556 goals
Club leading goalkicker 1947 (66), 1948 (88), 1949 (72), 1950 (105), 1951 (102), 1953 (74)
SANFL leading goalkicker 1948-51
Best - 13 goals v South 1949
7 State games, 30 goals
Inducted to inaugural SA Football Hall of Fame in 2002

A full forward who seemed to have a sixth sense where the goals were to such an extent that a freakish snap at first would appear a fluke - but he could do it time after time. The only SANFL footballer to kick 100 goals in a season between 1941 and 1969 - and he did it twice. He could snap with either foot and was the first man to consistently kick goals from the boundary line with the checkside punt.

Neil Davies

1951-54, 1956-59, 1961-63
144 games, 97 goals
Best and fairest 1953, 1956
Magarey Medal runner-up 1953
Captain 1957
Captain-coach 1958-59
Leading goalkicker 1956 (23)
20 State games, 11 goals
State captain 1957-58
All-Australian 1953
Inducted to inaugural SA Football Hall of Fame in 2002

Made such a stunning start to his league career in 1951 he played for South Australia after just three league games. In his third season he was an All-Australian and he continued to prove himself at the highest level in 20 State matches. A player with electrifying pace, he was the first Glenelg player to captain South Australia. Colin Richens called him "the best". A player with a great leap, only serious knee injuries stopped him being remembered as one of South Australia's greatest champions. As captain-coach he led Glenelg to the 1959 preliminary final after winning The Advertiser Cup night competition.

Ray Hunt

1936-52. 206 games, 36 goals
Best and fairest 1939, 1946
1946 Magarey Medal runner-up
8 State games

Immortalised as a consistent, rebounding full back with uncanny judgment and penetrating drop kick. Bull Reval described him as "a wizard for his dimensions...he was only light". Johnny Taylor said Hunt marshalled the defence together "like a master". While awaiting his RAAF posting in Melbourne in 1943 he played six games for Richmond, playing at half-back in the Tigers' memorable five-point grand final victory against Essendon.

Neil Kerley

1967-69. 59 games, 37 goals
Best and fairest 1967
Captain-coach 1967-69
Premiership coach 1973
Coach 1967-76
Great of Glenelg
In Australian Football Hall of Fame
32 State games
South Australian captain 1959, 1960-62, 1965-66
West Adelaide 149 games
South Adelaide 57 games
Third 1961 Magarey Medal (West), second 1965 Magarey Medal (South)
Best-on-ground in West's 1961 grand final win
All-Australian 1961
Coached West to 1961 and 1983 premierships, South to 1964 premiership
Inducted to inaugural SA Football Hall of Fame in 2002

An inspirational leader who, as captain-coach, transformed Glenelg from more-or-less a "social club" to one of the most powerful football clubs in the country. As a player he was a real "big game" performer, totally fearless and always dedicated to winning the hard ball and the match. His toughness and courage was epitomised by his starring with a broken jaw - stuck together with some chewing gum - against Central District in 1968.

Graham Cornes

1967-82. 317 games, 347 goals
Best and fairest 1968, 1972, 1974
Leading goalkicker 1977 (72)
Captain 1978
Coach 1985-90
21 State games, 22 goals. South Australian captain 1978
Great of Glenelg
1979 Simpson Medallist
1980 Tassie Medallist - best player in State carnival
All-Australian 1979-80
All-Australian coach 1987-88
North Melbourne 5 games, 10 goals 1979
South Adelaide 47 games 1983-84
1973 premiership ruck-rover
1985-86 premiership coach
Had 6-2 win-loss record as South Australian coach in State-of-Origin games against Victoria
Inaugural Adelaide coach 1991-94, taking Crows to 3rd in 1993
Inducted to inaugural SA Football Hall of Fame in 2002
Inducted into Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2012

From his first game against Sturt in 1967 it was obvious this spindly blonde had star quality. One of the most spectacular high marks in South Australian football history, he had all the skills and when it came to the crunch was at his best as with his classic mark and goal in the dying moments of the 1973 grand final.

Harry Kernahan

176 games, 146 goals
Leading goal kicker 1960 (29)
Captain 1964-65
10 State games
Great of Glenelg

Loping ruckman who was an expert palmer. His determination and courage was shown by the way he played on with a broken collarbone in South Australia's win against Western Australia in Perth in 1962. His influence on Glenelg was enormous as in his reign as secretary-general manager the Tigers won three premierships.

Doug Long

135 games, 124 goals
Captain-coach 1962-63
7 State games
Geelong 73 games, 52 goals

A ruckman with height (6ft, 4inch), pace and tenacity, he made his VFL debut with Geelong at 17 and starred in the 1961 night grand final win against North Melbourne. Was chosen to play for Victoria but missed out with a broken finger. Signed by Glenelg for the 1962 season, when Geoff Motley was refused a clearance by Port Adelaide to coach the Bays, ended up captain-coach, aged just 21. 

Laurie Rosewarne

169 games
1 State game

Described by Neil Kerley as a "super clubman and a super player" on the wing, in the centre or defence, he was a player to be relied upon.

His father Clem, uncle Reg and brother Geoff also played at league level for the Bays while Laurie's influence extended much further than the footy field. He now is chairman of the past players and officials committee and Hall of Fame selection committee. Previously he was assistant secretary, youth coaching director and from 1987-92 general manager.

Kevin Abley

174 games, 96 goals
Leading goalkicker 1957 (41)
1 State game

A relentless, hard and versatile player who was outstanding at either end of the ground but is best remembered as a quality full back.

Colin Richens

209 games, 210 goals
Best and fairest 1959, 1961, 1963, 1966
Captain 1960
Leading goalkicker 1960 (29), 1962 (29)
12 State games, 4 goals
Inducted to inaugural SA Football Hall of Fame in 2002

A rover who was quick off the mark, had superb ball skills and uncanny anticipation, which often allowed him to snare the ball from opposition ruckmen. A fiery red-head he won State selection as a rover, then later in his career as a back pocket.

Kerry Hamilton

122 games, 100 goals
Best and fairest 1973 (premiership year)

A silky-skilled player who was the best centreman in the State in Glenelg's stunning 1973 campaign. He anticipated where the ball was going, took it cleanly and fed it out immaculately.

Fred Phillis

1966-78. 275 games, 869 goals (club record)
Leading goalkicker 1968 (30), 1969 (137), 1970 (107), 1971 (102), 1972 (75), 1975 (128), 1976 (104)
SANFL leading goalkicker 1969-71, 1975-76
Magarey Medallist 1969
10 goals in a game 9 times
10 State games, 26 goals
1973 premiership full forward
Inducted to inaugural SA Football Hall of Fame in 2002

Strong-leading and powerful-marking, he was the first full forward to win a Magarey Medal (only Port's Scott Hodges has done it since). On his day he was unstoppable, as he was when he booted a club record 18.6 against Central District in 1975.

Peter Marker

1967-78. 239 games, 170 goals
Best and fairest 1971
Captain 1971-77
Premiership captain 1973
Magarey Medal runner-up 1971, 1975
15 State games, 17 goals
South Australian captain 1971-73, 1975

His courage and desperation to get in and get the ball were hallmarks of his game. Highly-skilled and one of Glenelg's great leaders, his class shone through with his third placing for the Tassie Medal in the 1972 State Carnival.

Rex Voigt

257 games, 258 goals
Best and fairest 1970
1 State game

Energetic rover who fearlessly bore into packs to win the ball, he kicked seven goals in the winning grand final against North Adelaide in 1973. He proceeded to become one of the best back pocket players around, arguably being best-on-ground in the 1975 grand final.

Wayne Phillis

1967-77. 218 games, 90 goals
5 State games
1973 premiership centre half-back
Norwood 38 games (including 1978 premiership)

Whole-hearted, strong and aggressive, Kerley said he was "a tremendous player to rely on in a tough situation". As a key defender he made life very difficult for the opposition's main danger player.

Neville Caldwell

265 games, 258 goals
1 State game
1973 premiership Forward pocket/ruckman

Versatile, highly-skilled and quick for his size (6ft 3inches), he was a consistent player for 12 seasons and a key member of the 1973 premiership team.

Brian Colbey

1966-76. 210 games
All-Australian 1969
11 State games
1973 premiership half-back

Always willing to back his judgment, this rebounding half-back "had that incredible knack of getting the footy... he was rarely beaten", according to Kerley. Proved his class at the highest level and in the toughest games.

John MacFarlane

1971-87. 306 games
1 State game
Wingman 1973 premiership

Made his impact as a speedy, skilful and gutsy wingman in Glenelg's "unbeatable" 1973 team, then showed his courage, resilience and determination by coming back from countless injuries and setbacks to complete a wonderful 300 game career.

Paul Weston

1973-82, 196 games, 177 goals
Best and fairest 1976, 1980
Third in Magarey Medal 1976, 1979, 1981
Captain 1979-82
13 State games
South Australian captain 1981-82
Fos Williams Medallist 1982
West Torrens 49 games, Norwood 23 games. Essendon 60 games, 12 goals
Premierships 1984-85
Inducted to inaugural SA Football Hall of Fame in 2002

A Player with all the skills and a wonderful football brain who could play in any key position and dominate, he always seemed to have so much time to do anything. He also had a booming kick - who could forget his winning torpedo punt goal in the dying seconds against Norwood in 1982?

John Seebohm

1978-92, 319 games, 220 goals
Leading goalkicker 1987 (89)
Premiership full forward 1986

Remembered mostly as a resolute, reliable centre half-back, he showed his versatility and skills by booting 89 goals from full forward in 1987. A wonderful and resilient clubman.

Chris McDermott

1981-96, 276 games, 184 goals
Best and fairest 1986-88
Captain 1989-90
Premiership rover 1985-86
Fos Williams Medallist 1987
Simpson Medallist 1987
Adelaide 66 games, 19 goals
Captain 1991-94
Best and fairest 1992
All Australian 1986-87, 1992
15 State games
State captain 1988, 1990-95
North Adelaide 10 games 1997
Inducted to inaugural SA Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

His courage, desperation, ability to read the play, get his hands on the ball and set up team-mates and remarkable toughness are legendary at Glenelg. In the club's glory years of the late 1980's he not surprisingly was known as the "heart of the Bay".

David Holst

1975-85, 190 games, 109 goals

Tough, determined, straight-ahead midfielder who could take a spectacular mark and added steel to the skilful sides of John Halbert.  

Ross Gibbs

1984-94, 253 games, 116 goals.
Premiership back pocket 1985-86
Outstanding in 1985 grand final
1 State game

So cool he appeared almost casual but he was wonderfully skilled and as a back pocket he could turn defence into attack with his rebounding style and spectacular marking. When the going was tough early in the 1985 grand final, with North Adelaide on top, he kept the Tigers in the game.

Scott Salisbury

1983-92, 241 games, 69 goals
Captain 1991-92
All-Australian 1987
7 State games
Premiership player 1985-86

One of Glenelg's toughest, most desperate and committed footballers, he gave everything for the Tigers and at his peak was one of the first players selected for State duties. Dubbed the "Pocket Battleship" he was a key reason for Glenelg's dominance in the mid-to-late 1980's and he was one of the greatest clubmen you could see.

Tony Hall

1983-87, 1995, 103 games, 151 goals
Leading goalkicker 1986 (73)
Jack Oatey Medallist in 1986 grand final win
Half-back in 1985 premiership
All- Australian 1988
Hawthorn 97 games, 144 goals
Fourth in Brownlow Medal 1988
Premierships 1988, 1991

He had the uncanny ability to mark balls he seemed to have no right to claim. When Stephen Kernahan headed for Carlton in 1986 Glenelg's premiership chances seemingly had gone too. But Hall slipped into centre half-forward and booted six goals in a match winning grand final display.

Stephen Kernahan

1981-85, 136 games, 290 goals
Best and fairest 1983-85
Leading goalkicker 1983 (56), 1984 (56)
Jack Oatey Medallist in 1985 grand final (seven goals)
Leading vote getter in 1983 Magarey Medal but ineligible due to suspension (polled 44 votes to North's Tony Antrobus's 35)
Fos Williams Medallist 1984, 1988
Kicked 10 goals against Victoria 1984
16 State games, 51 goals
South Australian captain 1996
All-Australian 1985, 1986-90, 1992, 1994
Carlton 251 games, 738 goals (club record)
Club's leading goalkicker 11 years in a row from 1986
Carlton best and fairest 1987 (premiership year), 1989, 1992
226 games as captain (VFL/AFL) record
Premiership captain 1987, 1995
2001 Australian Football Hall of Fame inductee
Inducted to inaugural SA Football Hall of Fame in 2002

He had everything. The height, the physique, the marking ability that was second to none, the long accurate kick, the big-game temperament, the leadership... how many premierships would he have helped the Tigers to if he had played in the days before Victorian clubs lured our best talent away?

Tony McGuinness

1981-85, 1998, 113 games, 200 goals
Magarey Medallist 1982
Best and fairest 1985
Premiership rover 1985
Coach 1998-2000
Footscray 109 games, 108 goals
Best and fairest 1987
Adelaide 113 games, 79 goals
Captain 1995-96
Best and fairest 1993
All-Australian 1987-88, 1990, 1992-93
Inducted to inaugural SA Football Hall of Fame in 2002

Exploded on to the scene with an outstanding game from the bench in the 1981 grand final and caused a sensation in a tremendous 1982 season by becoming the youngest winner of the Magarey Medal at just 18. Had explosive pace and also could run all day, had a booming left-foot kick for his size and booted countless team-lifting goals on the run and from "impossible" angles.

Kym Hodgeman

1974-80, 1986-90, 244 games, 412 goals
Best and fairest 1977-78, 1989
Leading goalkicker 1978 (51) 1979 (32)
Magarey Medallist 1978
Reserves Magarey Medallist 1974
Third in Magarey Medal 1980
Premiership player 1986
9 State games
All-Australian 1979
North Melbourne 91 games, 133 goals
Best and fairest 1984
Inducted to inaugural SA Football Hall of Fame in 2002

Neil Kerley knew very quickly this tiny rover was "special" when he ran the wrong way straight into a charging pack of Port Adelaide players and grabbed a mark. He had electric pace and agility, skill, courage, persistence and was lethal around the goals. After a very successful stint with North Melbourne, he returned to the Bay to fulfil a lifelong dream and play in the Tigers' 1986 premiership.    

Nick Chigwidden

1987-2000, 293 games, 257 goals
Best and fairest 1991-94
Captain 1993-2000 (longest serving Glenelg captain)
Magarey Medal runner-up 1993 and 1999
2 State games

An ultra-determined, competitive, fearless rover and inspirational leader, Chiggy for many years after the arrival of the Crows in SA football remained the heart and soul of the Glenelg Football Club. Tony Symonds, Chigwidden's coach in 1995-96, said he was "one of the most outstanding club men Glenelg had ever had. He has as much heart as any player I've played with and he doesn't accept second best".

Simon Hele

1991-2002, 197 games, 66 goals
Captain 2001
4 State games

A skilful, speedy wingman who kept on fighting back from injuries - he broke his collarbone twice and dislocated his shoulder four times - refusing to believe he could not again wear his beloved Glenelg guernsey. Although he never won a Tigers club champion award, his consistency was borne out by the fact he was runner up in Glenelg's best-and-fairest counts in 1996, 1998 and  2000 and third in 1993-94 and 2002.

Peter Maynard

1982-90, 196 games, 161 goals
Premiership follower 1985-86
8 games Melbourne

One of the biggest possession winners in South Australian football in the 1980's, he could read the play well, make space and when he had the ball, use it efficiently. A typically dominant performance came in the 1986 grand final, when he seemed to have the ball on a string. 

Stephen Copping

1974-86, 246 games, 460 goals
Leading goalkicker 1979 (32), 1981 (49), 1985 (83)
10 goals in a game 3 times
Best 11 v Sturt 1984
Premiership half-forward 1985-86
Fos Williams Medallist 1982
5 State games
Essendon 42 games, 88 goals

Remembered for those telescopic arms that stretched out to pull in the most impossible marks. His kicking style may have been ungainly but he rarely missed, making him one of the most dangerous forwards in the game.

Peter Carey

1971-88. 448 games (Australian club record) 521 goals
Best and fairest 1975, 1979, 1981
Leading goalkicker 1973 (70)
Best 11 goals v North Adelaide 1973
Best-on-ground in 1973 grand final win v North Adelaide (six goals)
Captain 1983-88
Premiership captain 1985-86
Fos Williams Medallist 1981
19 State games
All-Australian 1979-80
Great of Glenelg
Inducted to inaugural SA Football Hall of Fame in 2002
Inducted into Australian Football Hall of Fame 2009

Where do you start with "Super"? He played on and on...and just seemed to get better with age. He booted six goals in a best-afield performance from centre half-forward in the 1973 grand final win, then was a colossus in ruck in the 1985-86 back-to-back triumphs. He had incredible mind-body co-ordination, an amazing football brain and all the skills. 

Tony Symonds

1981-86, 1988-92, 225 games, 231 goals
Premiership wingman 1985-86
1 State game
Coach 1995-96
Hawthorn 3 games

Lightly-built wingman who had all the skills and pace to burn, he was a key member of the Bays' back-to-back flags, shining in the 1986 grand final. 

David Marshall

1978-93, 353 games, 289 goals
Best and fairest 1990
Magarey Medal runner-up 1990
Premiership half-forward 1985-86
Adelaide 26 games, 14 goals
3 State games
SANFL captain 1993
Inducted to SA Football Hall of Fame 2003 

His silky skills and all round class were showcased when, after 13 years of league football, he made his mark in the AFL in the inaugural year of the Crows in 1991. Always composed and in control he could deliver the ball beautifully either by foot or by hand and no-one was a more lethal finisher running into goals.

Chris Duthy

1982-92, 201 games
Premiership full back 1985-86
3 games Fitzroy

Strongly-built player who made his name as a close-checking, disciplined full back, who was never easy to score goals against.

Allan Bartlett

1989-99, 201 games, 92 goals
1 State game
Adelaide 11 games

A loyal and devoted clubman, Bartlett was a tall, strong, hard-working player who adapted to stints in the key attacking and defensive positions and was often given tasks on key opposition big men.




Cyril Hoft

56 games
26 goals
Best and fairest 1924
Captain 1924
Captain-coach 1925
3 State games, 5 goals

Had been a fine interstate centreman and wingman with Western Australia, before suffering an eye injury playing South Australia in Adelaide. He stayed for treatment and decided to live at Glenelg. Captain-coach of the Bays' first win - against reigning premier West Torrens - in the opening round of 1925. He had pace, a strong mark and was an excellent shot for goal with the now defunct place kick.

Jack Hanley

54 games, 36 goals
Captain-coach 1921
Captain 1922-23
Leading goalkicker 1922 (15)
3 State games

A high-marking ruckman who missed only two of Glenelg's first 56 games over four seasons before he needed a serious operation and retired.

Jack Lloyd

102 games
Best and fairest 1927-28
5 State games

Fast and clever wingman who was consistently among Glenelg's best players. A successful sprinter, Lloyd did not know the meaning of defeat.

Arch Goldsworthy

48 games
81 goals

Playing at centre half-forward he was best-on-ground in Glenelg's stunning 1934 grand final triumph against Port. A beautiful high mark and intelligent footballer.

Clem Hill

130 games
31 goals

As a stocky rover who kicked accurately with either foot, he booted three goals in his first game, which was Glenelg's breakthrough win in 1925. His 130th and final game - on the wing - was in Glenelg's first grand final triumph, against Port in 1934. As a wingman "his swerving forward moves kept his opponents guessing".

Dick Corbett

166 games
2 State games

Fast, safe in the air and a good kick, he was a tough and determined on-baller.

Len Griffiths

145 games
30 goals

Back pocket in Glenelg's 1934 premiership, Griffiths won the Jack Hanley Cup for most consistent player for that unforgettable season. Consistent and long-serving clubman noted for his dashing rebound. 

Percy Perry

80 games
Best and fairest 1922-23
1 State game

Strong and vigorous half-back who was the only member of Glenelg's first team to play in its first win four years later.

Johnny Taylor

1942-44, 1950-52
93 games, 48 goals
Captain-coach 1950-52
5 State games

One of the toughest footballers South Australia has produced, his 258 club games with West and Glenelg was an SANFL record until beaten by West Torrens' Lindsay Head in 1966. Seemed able to play on no matter what the injury but he also was superbly skilled, with an exceptional high mark. He introduced a new era of team discipline to the Tigers, taking them to their second grand final in 1950 and third place in 1951.

Don Laffin

136 games
83 goals

An outstanding knock-ruckman who palmed the ball accurately to his rovers all day. According to coach Johnny Taylor he played at his standard every week - week in, week-out you could rely on him to give it his best. Cool in a crisis as he showed by kicking a goal on the bell to give the Bays a win against Norwood in 1949.

Arthur Hannaford

129 games
15 goals

Best remembered as an honest, reliable half-back flanker - one of the best in the State - he played every position on the field and also could be a match winner, his last-gasp goal giving the Bays a place in the finals with a five-point win against North in 1950.

Brian Wright

111 games
57 goals
Best and fairest 1951, 1957
2 State games

Lanky six-footer who was very consistent and described as "one of the best judges of the flight of the ball in years". He and Don Taylor proved a wonderful combination on the half-back line - according to Johnny Taylor, between them they were almost unbeatable - and he was later as successful at centre half-forward. 

Ron Keane

125 games
Best and fairest 1938
Captain 1940-41
1 State game

Tough, dependable centre half-back, he played that position in South Australia's famous win against Victoria in 1945

Rex Leahy

125 games
35 goals

Is one of those people who quickly comes to mind when you think of the Glenelg Football Club. A talented allround sportsman - he represented SA in tennis - Leahy "always filled in where he was needed, slotted in and gave his absolute best," according to Hall of Famer Neil Davies. After his playing career ended, Leahy was on the management committee in the 1960's and past players and officials committee in the '70s and '80s, then was team manager under Graham Campbell and Graham Cornes.    

Billy Wilson

39 games, 45 goals
Third in Magarey Medal 1955
Best and fairest 1955
4 State games, 3 goals
Richmond 185 games, 226 goals
10 games for Victoria
Richmond best and fairest 1947

Outstanding Victorian State rover who recruited for the 1955 season, had an enormous immediate impact. Quick, courageous and highly-skilled.

Don Taylor

75 games, 26 goals
Best and fairest 1950, 1952
9 State games

All rounder football talent who was outstanding at centre half-back and centre half-forward for Glenelg after switching with brothers Johnny and Laurie from West. Very quick, a solid overhead mark and beautiful long clearing kick, he showed his class in playing 45 games for South Melbourne as centre half-back. Fos Williams described him as one of the greatest half-backs of his time.  

Stan Wickham

101 games, 21 goals
Coach 1961

One of the greatest characters of Glenelg Football Club's colourful history but also one of its most loyal, best-known and most-liked clubmen, who coached the league side for a season and junior grades. A consistent back pocket player in the Tigers' 1950 grand final side, Wickham was outraged in 1954 when football scribe and former Glenelg coach Allan "Bull" Reval wrote he needed a bike to keep up with play. He took the advice to heart and pedalled an old bike without working brakes on to The Parade at the start of Glenelg's clash against Norwood - and was reported by all five umpires. 

Frank Burt

86 games, 252 goals
Best and fairest 1945
Leading goalkicker 1940 (52), 1941 (55), 1945 (57)
Best 10 goals v Norwood 1940

A clever forward pocket-rover who was always dangerous around the goals.

Ray Button

135 games, 245 goals
Leading goalkicker 1965 (61), 1966 (37), 1967 (45)
Best 11 goals v Woodville 1967

As a youngster keen on athletics his aim was to break the world high jump record. At Mitchell Park Technical High School he cleared 5ft 11in - more than his own height. As a high-marking forward his aerial skills were compared with "Blue" Johnston. He could change the course of a game with his spectacular feats. 

Ken Eustice

55 games, 20 goals
Best and fairest 1969
Magarey Medal runner-up 1969
Captain 1970
25 State games
South Australian captain 1967
West Adelaide 107 games (including 1961 premiership and 1962 Magarey Medal)
Central District 62 games
Inducted to inaugural SA Football Hall of Fame in 2002

Described by Fos Williams as "pound for pound the best footballer in Australia", Eustice gave the Bays great drive from his wing in the twilight of his career and missed his second Magarey Medal on the last vote of the night to team-mate Fred Phillis.

Colin Rice

36 games, 64 goals
Best and fairest 1964
6 State games, 11 goals
Geelong 97 games, 87 goals
1959 best and fairest
1963 premiership rover

Could kick accurately with either foot, was fast and fiery. He had all the attributes of a top rover with the added dimension of great strength to burst through packs.

Bob Tregenza

1972-74, 1977
54 games

He didnt play a huge number of games for the Bays but he was huge in what was the Bays' greatest game of all. Tregenza's premiership team mates believe the hard-working ruckman simply was the difference between winning and losing. An injury to ruck partner Bob Tardif meant Tregenza had to carry the load against the odds in searing heat - and his epic performance still is talked about.   

Brian McGowan

58 games, 105 goals
Best and fairest 1965
Leading goalkicker 1964 (54)
Captain 1966
South Melbourne 118 games, 171 goals
Leading goalkicker 1961 (38)
Tiny rover with great ballgetting ability and a sixth sense around the goals.

Hayden Linke

137 games
Magarey Medal runner-up 1961

Played just 15 games in 1961 but finished only two votes behind Magarey Medal winner John Halbert. Had a great pair of hands and displayed bulldog tenacity.

Keith Kuhlmann

1979-84, 102 games
4 State games
All-Australian 1980
West Adelaide 128 games

Powerful, strong-marking full back with a booming kick who showed he could mix it with the best with some outstanding displays at the 1980 interstate Carnival.

John Fidge

1989-93. 69 games, 316 goals
Leading goalkicker 1990 (124), 1992 (91), 1993 (56)
10 goals in a game 5 times
Best 13 v West 1992
Melbourne 32 games, 38 goals

Powerfully-built, strong-marking, long-kicking full forward who on his day was unstoppable, a real matchwinner.

Peter McInerney

153 games, 182 goals
3 State games

A hard-working rover, whose skills, determination and ballgetting ability won him State selection in 1977-78 and '80.

Alan Stringer

1983-89. 145 games, 92 goals
1985-86 premiership centreman
1 State game
North Adelaide 25 games, 18 goals

Played in the centre in Glenelg's successive premierships in 1985-86 and had plenty of skills. 

Adam Fisher

94 games, 43 goals
Best and fairest 2005, 2009
Third best and fairest 2007-08

A classy, skilful on-baller who could run all day, Fisher was a key to the Tigers' minor premierships of 2008-09, a State representative and three-time Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year selection. 

Wayne Stringer

1983-88. 145 games, 7 goals
1985-86 premiership half-back
Coach 1997
North Adelaide 129 games, 50 goals
Hard-as-nails, determined, rebounding half-back flanker who gave his all every time he wore the black and gold guernsey. He and brother Alan helped add the steel that was necessary to secure the famous back-to-back flags of 1985-86. Was runner-up to Stephen Kernahan for the 1984 club champion award. 

Paul Sherwood

1999-2008, 190 games
Best and fairest 2001

An outstanding, dependable, skilful and rebounding full back who shone at the Bay in tough times before playing a significant role in the climb up the ladder to finish his career with a grand final appearance in 2008. Recruited from Queensland club Morningside, "Forest" became a State representative and dual Advertiser Team of the Year defender.  

Ben Moore

1995, 2000-07
123 games, 74 goals
Richmond 24 games, 11 goals 1996-99

Between 2003-07 Moore finished third, fifth, seventh, fourth and sixth in Glenelg's best-and-fairest,  showing his consistently high level of performance as the Tigers rose up the premiership table. His pace and ability to run all day made him a matchwinner on the wing and he kicked the decisive goal in the elimination final success against Sturt at Adelaide Oval in 2007.

David Grenvold

1984-88, 1998-99
101 games, 20 goals
2 State games
Essendon 112 games
1993 premiership half-back

A tough and determined half-back who proved his ability as an AFL premiership player under Kevin Sheedy. 

Jim Lihou

1976-83, 154 games
One of the best back pocket players in SA football in the late 1970s and early '80s as emphasised by his eight State appearances.

Ben Mules


212 games, 7 goals

Captain 2006-11

Best and fairest runner-up 2007. Third 2005.

An outstanding leader and much-loved clubman, Mules played a crucial role in the Tigers' rise up the premiership table from the mid 2000s to successive minor premierships in 2008-09. A disciplined, hard-working, hard-tackling and rebounding defender he helped get the best out of the men around him.

Ty Allen


160 games, 53 goals

1 State game

Captain 2012-14

Best and fairest 2008, 2010, 2012

An inspirational bellgetter who loved nothing better than throwing himself into the bottom of a pack to win the hard ball, then getting his team-mates involved with his slick handball. In his prime the best midfielder in the SANFL, Allen finished third in Magarey Medal voting three years in a row from 2008-10. At the Bay he didn't miss out, just the 10th player to win three club champion awards.





Peter Carey 

President & League Director




Nick Chigwidden

Inducted into the Glenelg Football Club Hall of Fame, Nick Chigwidden's career at the Club includes playing 293 games between 1987-2000, holding the record for the longest serving Captain for the Club (1993-2000) and winning 4 consecutive Best & Fairest medals in 1991-1994. Chigwidden has been awarded Player Life Memberstatus for the Glenelg Football Club and the SANFL. Chigwidden holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) is currently a Director of PhysioXtra.


Michael Michaels

Michael Michaels holds a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting) iwth postgraduate qualifications as a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Tax Adviser. Michael has over 25 years' experience in public practice and is the Managing Director of Sims Richmond Pty Ltd Chartered Accountants.

Michael advises many small to medium size businesses in accounting taxation and business services. This advice varies from acquisition to sell of businesses, property matters, finance and consulting in business growth and development strategies.


David Whelan

David has a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting) and is also a Certified Practising Accountant, holding a senior management position at Deloitte from 1994-1997.

David was a senior executive at Whelancare from 1997, including CEO from 2003 – 2015.  He played an integral role overseeing its acquisition by Japara Healthcare in 2015. David is a Director of PMY Group Board, the   

Somerton Surf Club Board and a dedicated member of the Sacred Heart College School Council. He also had 23 years in community football as a player, coach and administrator at Goodwood Saints Football club and Sacred Heart Old Collegians Football Club.

Rob Gillies

Rob is the recently retired managing director of Thirsty Camel bottle-shops. After operating his own retail businesses and spending some time in the gaming industry, Rob moved into the liquor and hospitality industry where he spent some 30 years. His skills in strategic planning, business development and financial controls was fundamental in the establishment and success of the Thirsty Camel franchise brand, which now has over 60 retail liquor outlets.

Rob has lived in Glenelg and been a member of the football club for 28 years. Even though his wife Maree and his four sons and grandsons are his highest priority in life, Rob really wants to contribute to the local community and to the future success of the Glenelg Football Club.


Catherine Sayer

Catherine Sayer is Chief Executive Officer of Food South Australia Inc., the State’s peak industry body for food manufacturers and producers. She leads a team of staff based in Adelaide as well as China and Japan.  
Catherine graduated with a degree in Business Management, majoring in Marketing.  Since that time she has worked with a number of large organisations across a number of sectors, both private and public, and ran a marketing consultancy prior to joining Food South Australia.  
She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has been a Chair and member of a number of boards in a number of sectors over the past 20 years.




Glenn Elliott

Chief Executive Officer

Paul Sandercock

Head of Football

Mark Stone

Senior Coach

Kristin Jeffery

Commercial Manager

Matthew Wald

Marketing Manager

Kieron Hicks

Talent Manager

Annmarie Cox

SANFL Clubs - Finance Manager

Scott Uppington

SANFL Development Officer

James Wiseman

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Vanessa Vonarx





Graeme Bignell*, Rocco Bonfiglio, Averil Brandon*, Murray Brandon*, Gwen Branson, Denis Brewster, Robert Brinkworth, Betty Brook*, Robert Burkett, Neville Butler, Dennis Campbell, Robert Campbell*, Vincent Carey*, Ricky Clayton, Brian Corcoran, Mark Cousins, Fred Drolsbach*, Denis Eblen, Walter Elliott, Graham Ferrett, John Fitzpatrick, Graham Fraser, Ian Hardy*, Mary Hardy, Bill Herron, John Hill, William Holst, Peter Hood, Carolyne Jones, Ron Jones*, Neil Kerley, Michael King, Raymond Larkin, Owen Lever*, Victor Lynch, Cecil Maddern, Graeme McCreery, Bob McGibbon, Brian McNamara, Brian Medhurst, Tony Mills, Raymond Newberry*, Stephen Newport, Sam Page, Rex Pearlman, Robert Pearlman*, Graham Pittaway, Peter Power, Brian Riches, John Robinson, George Rolfe, Laurie Rosewarne, Colin Rugless, Brian Rundle, Brian Scott, Roma Soulsby*, Des Staite, Geoffrey Tanner, Andrew Trembath, Brian Veale, Rex Waye, Robert Weekley, Joyce Weight, Patricia Whittaker, William Whittaker*, Avice Willshire*, John Okely*, Allen Wilson*, Terence Wilson, David Wright, Torrie Osborne, Warwick Lumbers*, Brian Robinson

*Denotes Deceased



Andrew 'Cosi' Costello, Anna Meares, Brett Aitken, Gary Sweet, Jane Woodlands-Thompson, John Hawkes, Kate Ellis, Luke Schenscher

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Anna Meares OAM

Cycling Gold Medalist

Born in Blackwater in Central Queensland in 1983 and living in the small coal mining town of Middlemount, Anna is the youngest of four children in the Meares family. Her siblings are Scott, Tracey and Kerrie. Mum (Marilyn Meares) didn't want to take four kids to four different sports and so the family rule was that the oldest got to choose and the younger ones had to follow. I went through sports like Karate, BMX, Triathlon, Tennis, Swimming until Kerrie and I were watching the 1994 Commonwealth Games on TV. We saw Kathy Watt competing and we were most interested in the speed of the velodrome; Track cycling.

Dad (Anthony Meares) found the nearest cycling club through the yellow pages and that was in Mackay 300km from our home. He drove us in one weekend and we loved it. So for 2 years rotating shifts Mum and Dad would pick Kerrie and me up from School of a Friday afternoon, drive the 300km for us to race Friday night and Sunday morning before driving 300km home in time for school on Monday morning. A very big sacrifice on the part of our parents and a great commitment to take seriously what their 11 and 12 year old daughters wanted to do.

After 2 years they moved into Rockhampton where Anna found her first coach in Ken Tucker and Kerrie who was extremely successful from a very young age had received a QAS (Queensand Academy of Sport) and AIS (Australian Institute of Sport) scholarship and by 16 she was off to live and train in Adelaide.

Anna went to school at Rockhampton State High School and continued to train in Rocky under the guidance of her coach Ken Tucker. In 2000 she represented Australia in her first international race meet at the Junior World Titles in Italy and followed in 2001 in the USA where she won the Junior World Title in the 500m Time Trial.

2002 was her first year in the senior ranks and won a bronze medal at the Manchester Commonwealth Games all the while Kerrie dominated winning Gold in both the Sprint and 500m Time Trial. After the Games an AIS scholarship was offered to Anna by Martin Barras the Australian Institute of Sport Head Coach but not being ready to leave home she declined. In 2003 Anna won her first Senior medal, a silver in the world Keirin championship and that was it. She had to take up the offer of an AIS scholarship if she was to further her career as an international Sprint cyclist.

2004 was the first year in the AIS under the coaching of Martin Barras. It was one of the most successful years of her career. She won Silver in the Mexico World cup, losing by a mere few thousandths of a second. She followed her first world cup medal with Silver in the World Titles in Melbourne in May 2004 and winning the Gold medal in the 500m Time Trial. She qualified for the Athens Olympic Games and was headed for her first Olympic Team representation. In Athens at the age of 20 Anna became the youngest Australian female track cyclist and the first female to represent Australia on the track to win Olympic Gold. In doing so she broke the World and Olympic record riding a time of 33.952 seconds becoming the first woman in history to break the 34second barrier for the 500m distance. She followed up with winning the bronze medal in the Individual Sprint a few days later

Anna's achievements in Athens saw her awarded with the Order of Australia Medal. A very great honour. She continued to show improvement in 2005 winning world championship silver in the 500m Time Trial and Bronze in the Individual Sprint and followed the next season in 2006 by winning World championship silver in the 500m Time Trial after securing the first Gold medal won by an Australian at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in a new Commonwealth Record over the 500m Time Trial. There she also won a silver medal in the Individual sprint.

2007 was another great year for Anna breaking her own world record that she set at the Athens Olympics twice. First at the beginning of the season at the Sydney World Cup and finally at the World Championships in Majorca Spain riding a time of 33.588 seconds. At the world Championship meet Anna won one Gold and three gold medals, 4 of the 6 medals won by the Australian Cycling team.

Preparation for the Beijing Olympics began 16 months out in May 2007. Anna was leading the points qualification until she suffered a fall at the third round of the World Cup circuit in Los Angeles in January 2008, 7 months out from the Olympics. She fractured her c2 vertebra (second down from the scull), dislocated her right shoulder, suffered torn ligaments and tendons, a heavily bruised right hip and skin abrasions as a result of skin sliding on wood when she crashed at 65km/h. She was a mere 2mm from needing the support of a respirator to breathe for the rest of her life. But this major set back didn't deter her from her dream to ride in Beijing. She was back on the bike just 10 days after her fall, went through relentless rehab and with the points she had secured up to her crash managed to just qualify a spot for Australia at the games. One of only 12. She then had to prove she was fit to fill the spot just 4.5 months after she fell and she did. She went on to win a Silver medal in the Women's Individual Sprint and touched the hearts of many Australians by the story of her struggle to comeback.

After a very intense 2007/2008 season Anna decided it was high time to have a break and so took the remainder of the year 2008 off and spent time with her family and husband before returning to Adelaide and training at the AIS. 2009 Saw many changes for Anna including a change of Coach. Martin Barras moved to become the Australian Women's road coach while Gary West took over the Australian Sprint Coaching role. Three months later she was selected in the national team competing at the Poland World Championships. She rode her pet event the 500m time trial and won a silver medal behind Simona Krupekaite who broke the World record set by Anna in 2007 setting the mark at 33.29 seconds. She then teamed up wth Kaarle McCulloch to win the World Championship in the team sprint over the heavily backed British pairing of Shanaze Reade and Victoria Pendleton who had won the event since it was introduced for women in 2007.

2009 ended on a high note and the 2010 season beacons. With 4 world cups, World Championships, Commonwealth Games just to name a few, there are a lot of busy times ahead. Stay tuned and follow Anna's races and progress. She won the World Sprint Championships in March 2011.


Brett Aitken

Olympic Gold Medallist

Brett Aitken is one of Australia's all-time greatest cyclists. He has been in the top echelon of Australian cycling since the late 80's and he has claimed Olympic silver in Barcelona, Olympic bronze in Atlanta and Olympic gold in Sydney 2000. With Scott McGrory, Brett was awarded the 2000 Cyclist of the Year.

He dominated the 2003 National Road Series and ranked number 1 with his closest rival over 350 points behind. Internationally, Brett placed an excellent third overall in the Tour of Korea last May. Brett recently announced his retirement international cycling in order to support his daughter Ashli with Rett Syndrome & his wife Natalie who is expecting twins at the end of the year. Brett will continue to compete on the domestic scene here in Australia.

Brett and Scott each overcame extreme personal hardships and sacrifices to end a 16-year drought of Australian Olympic cycling gold. In addition to the usual obstacles experienced in such a challenging sport, at the beginning of 2000, Brett's wife Natalie and he discovered that their adorable daughter, Ashli was diagnosed with a neurological disorder, Rett Syndrome. Everyday activities such as walking, talking and fine hand movement skills such as feeding herself became impossible tasks.

Then, only two months prior to the Olympics, Scott and his fiancé tragically lost their three month old son to a heart condition. After much angst and debate, Brett and Scott and their families decided they should maintain their place on the Australian Team and through sheer willpower and determination they continued training. Their gold medal performance was one of the true highlights of the 2000 Olympic Games.


Gary Sweet


An actor with many accomplishments in the entertainment industry, Gary Sweet’s most recent challenge is being asked to host Things to Try before you Die for the Nine Network. And managing to work it around his filming schedule on the mini series Rain Shadow which is being made for the ABC.

Towards the end of 2006, Gary spent three months in Broome, filming the SBS miniseries The Circuit in which he plays a circuit court Magistrate, Peter Lockhart. Earlier in the year, he played the title role in The Tumbler, directed by Marc Gracie; this film is in post-production, and will be released in 2007. He also took part in Dancing with the Stars. Apart from learning to dance, his reason for being a part of this project was to raise money for his favourite charity The Bone Growth Foundation. In the recently released feature film Macbeth Gary made a great impact as Duncan which he’d shot in 2005. He also gifted some time to shoot some scenes for the film 2:37 which starred his eldest son Frank.

In 2004 he completed his third series of Stingers, as the mercurial bi-polar police detective, Luke Harris produced by Beyond Simpson LeMesurier for the Nine Network. Then he turned to the other side of the law and joined the cast of Seven Network’s highly popular Blue Heelers, for a short time, to play Danny O’Keefe.

Originally from Adelaide, South Australia, Gary attended Flinders University where he studied to become a teacher. After graduating, he won the role of “Magpie” Maddern in the long running television series The Sullivans in 1980.

Perhaps best known for the role of Mickey in the ABC’s long-running television series Police Rescue, produced by Southern Star Xanadu, Gary reprised the role for the feature film adapted from the series, and directed by Michael Carson. Also for Southern Star, Gary played the title role in the telemovie series Cody; followed by the series, The Big Sky. Notable long form television credits are Bodyline (Kennedy Miller); The Great Bookie Robbery (PBL Productions); The Battlers (Seven Network); Blue Murder and Dog’s Head Bay (both for the ABC). 


Jane Woodlands – Thompson

Adelaide Thunderbirds Head Coach

In 2010 Jane Woodlands-Thompson assembled a team that was finally too good for all the others in the trans-Tasman ANZ Championship, the world’s top club netball competition.

Her Adelaide Thunderbirds downed powerhouse New Zealand side Waikato/Bay of Plenty Magic, boasting Silver Ferns legend Irene van Dyk at shooter, in the grand final to win the club’s first championship. In the finals they also knocked out the NSW Swifts, who had created history by going through the regular season undefeated. Under Woodlands-Thompson, the Thunderbirds were second in 2009 and third in 2008, when the semi-professional trans-Tasman competition began.

Her tall and highly physical 2010 squad included Australian stars such as Natalie von Bertouch and Mo’onia Gerrard as well as imports Geva Mentor from England and Carla Borrego from Jamaica. The victory was a huge deal in netball-mad South Australia, with 9000 crowding into the Adelaide Entertainment Centre to watch the July grand final. Woodlands-Thompson even got a celebratory hug from South Australian Premier Mike Rann. Woodlands-Thompson said the triumph was the culmination of a three-year plan she devised when she took on the job.

‘‘This is as good as it gets - to win this championship is so so difficult,’’ she said. ‘‘It has been a threeyear plan for me, developing a culture which was unique and different to what we had had. We made some really hard calls and we were going to attack this season. It is satisfying when it comes together.’’ Woodlands-Thompson, at 180cm, was a very handy netballer in her playing days who represented South Australia. She is also published author and is studying for a masters of applied science.


John Hawkes

Horse Trainer

Some names are just so familiar to our country's punters, they really don't need an introduction. One of those names is premier Australian horse trainer John Hawkes. John Hawkes began his training career during the 1971-1972 racing season in Adelaide. But his story really begins when he began working for the Ingham family in 1992. He moved to Melbourne from Sydney when offered the top job by the 'chicken kings' Jack and Bob Ingham. Hawkes was in charge of stables in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide. The Hawkes and Inghams' partnership became a long and successful association that did not end until 2007 when he chose to begin his own training operation.

The working relationship between John Hawkes and the Inghams has already gone down as the most successful owner-trainer force in Australian racing history.

When you look at the statistics which back up the success of John Hawkes as a thoroughbred race horse trainer, you can easily understand why he is so admired and honoured. The numbers are impressive and reflect a long career marked by one success after another. He can currently claim 96 Group I wins with his most recent being a win by Mentality at the George Main Stakes. The success of John Hawkes as a trainer is undisputed. He has earned over $120 million in prize money, had over 540 stakes wins, and set a single season win record of 334 victories in 2001-2002. He has also won 3 of the 4 major Australian races which include 2 Golden Slippers, 1 Cox Plate and 1 Caulfield Cup. He has earned 10 Australian and 9 Sydney training premierships on top of it all. In recognition of Mr. Hawkes stunning training records, he was inducted into the Australian Hall of Fame in 2004.

While John Hawkes probably has many years of success ahead, it will be exceptionally difficult for him to find another champion quite as good as Octagonal or Lonhro. Octagonal won the 1995 Cox Plate race and was crowned the Australian Champion 2 year-old that same year. Octagonal then won the 1996 AJC Australian Derby, the 1997 Australian Cup, and the 1996 and 1997 BMW. 'The Big O' won 13 of 27 starts during a great career that made him famous for his never say die attitude and the ability to almost invariably win a photo-finish. Lonhro, sired by Octagonal, won the 2004 Australian Cup and was known for explosive running power. The horse won 24 of 32 starts. Lonhro, like Octagonal, was named an Australian Horse of the Year. Octagonal won 10 Group 1 races and Lonhro went one better with 11 Group 1's.

John Hawkes' first Caulfield Cup win did not come easy, in fact he was 36 years into his training career before Railings beat the Japanese horse Eye Popper by half a head in the 2005 Caulfield Cup. After almost 15 years with the Inghams, John Hawkes stunned the racing world by announcing he was starting his own family-owned training operation. In November 2007, he began training horses with his two sons Wayne and Michael. Mentality's win in the George Main Stakes at Randwick in 2008 was the first Group 1 winner for the new family partnership. The Australian racing books are forever etched with the name of premier trainer John Hawkes and the deeds of his two champions Octagonal and Lonhro.


Kate Ellis MP

Federal Member for Adelaide

In 2004 Kate Ellis became the youngest woman ever elected to the Australian House of Representatives when she defeated the Liberal Party's Trish Worth to become the Member for Adelaide.

When the Labor Government was elected in 2007, Kate was elevated to the Labor Government 's frontbench as the Minister for Youth and Sport. In June 2008 Kate was given extra ministerial responsibilities, becoming Minister for Early Childhood Education, Childcare and Youth; and Minister for Sport.

Following the re-election of the Gillard Labor Government in 2010 Kate became the Minister for Employment Participation and Child Care and the Minister for the Status of Women.

Kate's number one priority is being a strong representative for the residents of Adelaide.

She is active in the community and hosts regular street corner meetings, mobile offices and community events to ensure that she keeps in close contact and takes up the issues of the residents she represents. Kate is an avid Adelaide Crows, Thunderbirds and Glenelg Tigers fan.


Luke Schenscher


The son of German migrants, Schenscher was born and raised in Hope Forest, South Australia, and played three years of basketball with the Australian Institute of Sport. He became the first high school player to represent the Boomers, the Australian men's basketball team.

He attended the Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly referred to as Georgia Tech, from 2001 to 2005, starting a majority of his career at the center position, and in the 2003–04 season along with Jarrett Jack was a member of the Yellow Jackets team which played in the NCAA championship game against the Connecticut Huskies where he received all Final Four Team honors.

After college, Schenscher attempted to make an NBA roster, and was a member of the Denver Nuggets and Sacramento Kings 2005–06 pre-season rosters. He signed to the Fort Worth Flyers to play in the NBA D-League, ranking in the top 50 players for points per game and top 20 for rebounds per game. He signed a 10-day contract with the Chicago Bulls on 5 March 2006 becoming the third Australian to play for the Bulls. He played 12 minutes, scored 4 points and grabbed 1 rebound in his first game. He earned a second 10-day contract as soon as the first expired and was then signed for the rest of the season.

It was widely believed Schenscher was to sign with the South Dragons to play in the National Basketball League as the team's first contracted player for the 2006–07 season. This did not happen and Joe Ingles was signed by the Dragons while Schenscher was with Chicago. On 17 July 2006 power forward Darius Songaila left Chicago to join the Washington Wizards in a $23m deal, opening up the possibility of Schenscher having a more prominent role on the Bulls, however on 30 October 2006, one day before the beginning of the 2006-07 NBA season, the Bulls waived him. He returned to the Flyers for the 2006-07 D-League season.

In March 2007, Schenscher was signed to a 10-day contract by the Portland Trail Blazers, who at that time had lost several big men (Joel Przybilla, Raef LaFrentz) to injury. On 24 March, his stay with the Trail Blazers was extended with a second 10-day contract.[4] At the end of the second 10-day contract the Trail Blazers decided to sign Schenscher for the remainder of the season. During the 2007 offseason, he signed a one-year contract with the reigning German champions, Brose Baskets. As the son of German emigrants, he is eligible for a German passport and therefore not subject to any restrictions on non-EU nationals in the German league. Later, he was waived due to his injury.

On 15 April 2008, The Adelaide 36ers confirmed that they had agreed to terms with Schenscher for a one-year deal. Adelaide coach Scott Ninnis was ecstatic with the signing of Schensher: "I've received nothing but positive remarks from the public about the current direction of the club, and I am certain there are exciting times ahead. Luke only compliments the group we already have in place and anytime you add a player over 7 feet tall with NBA experience, he's going to have an impact". Schenscher averaged 17 points and 11 rebounds for the season. Receiving player of the week honours twice and player of the month for jan/feb. He had 19 points and 18 rebounds against Sydney, went up against Australian Boomer and ex NBA player Chris Anstey and had 17 points and 22 rebounds in one game and 21 points and 15 rebounds in another, he also hit 37 Points and 15 Rebounds against Wollongongand if that was not enough he poured in a massive 33 points 20 rebounds against Perth. He is the first player in the NBL to record at least 30 points and 20 rebounds in a game sinceMark Bradtke did way back in 1992, also while playing for the 36ers.

In early September 2009, Schenscher signed a deal to join the Perth Wildcats of the Australian NBL for the upcoming 2009/10 season. The addition proved pivotal early on in the season, with fellow big-man, veteran Paul Rogers, succumbing to a serious elbow injury less than a month into the season. Schenscher and the Perth Wildcats went on to win the NBL Champtionship in 2009/10. Schenscher signed on to play for the Townsville Crocodiles in the 2010–11 NBL season.



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