What a whirlwind 10 weeks it has been since I commenced my role as the CEO of this proud football club.
After watching from a far as the opposition in recent years, I recognised the unrealised potential in both the playing group, and the Glenelg Football Club as a whole. This is what made this role so attractive.
After taking the reigns the week after the 2013 SANFL Grand Final (in which our reserves side under Steve Symonds came so close to taking out), I have jumped straight in, rolled the sleeves up, and got stuck in to the challenging role of getting this great club back towards the top where it belongs, both on and off the field.
The Glenelg Football Club is thrilled to announce the signing of former Hawthorn and Tasmanian forward, Mitch Thorp for seasons 2014 and 2015.
Thorp, who spent three seasons on Hawthorn’s list, has agreed to a two-year contract after spending two seasons as a player/coach of South Launceston, in the Tasmanian State League.
In season 2013, Mitch not only kicked 84 goals, he was also named Tasmanian Coach of the Year and guided his South Launceston team to the 2013 premiership.
Glenelg Head of Football Development Matthew Lokan said the 24-year-old would bring undoubted ability onto the field and will work closely with Glenelg’s new emerging forward line as an assistant coach, whilst also mentoring Glenelg’s junior players.
‘’Mitch, along with recent signing Clint Alleway, will add further valuable experience to our forward line. Mitch is a quality player and is eager to further develop his coaching portfolio. The Glenelg Football Club will not only provide an opportunity for Mitch to play at the higher level, but also provide him opportunities to further his coaching skills under Senior Coach Nick Stevens. We look forward now to Mitch kicking goals for the Tigers as well as teaching, mentoring and coaching our young forward line,” Lokan said.
The Glenelg Football Club welcomes Mitch to our club, and we look forward to seeing him shining in the yellow and black in season 2014.