The Glenelg Football Club wishes to advise its members and supporters that Andrew Hooper will not be continuing with the club in 2015.
Andrew joined us at the start of the 2013 season from the Western Bulldogs. He was our leading goalkicker this season with 29 goals. Andrew has decided to go home to Melbourne to be closer to his family and friends, and hopes to continue his career in the VFL competition. We wish “Hoops” all the best and thank him for his contribution to the club over the past two seasons.
The club also advises that after serving just one year of his two year contract, Mitch Thorp has decided to head home to Tasmania. Mitch has advised family reasons for his decision to head back home. The club has come to acceptable terms with Mitch and the Devonport Football club, with whom he will be playing coach in the 2015 season, to terminate his contract. We wish Mitch, his wife Kayla and their family all the best with life back in Tasmania and hope Mitch enjoys success with his new football role.
- MSEFL Grand Final results – congratulations to former Glenelg captain Ben Mules in coaching his side Kalangadoo to victory against Tantanoola on Saturday 13th September. Tantanoola won the B Grade with Kongorong and Hatherleigh successful in the Senior Colts and Junior Colts respectively.
- KNTFL this Saturday is the Grand Final at Mundulla between Padthaway and Penola in the A Grade, Junior Colts Keith v Naracoorte, Senior Colts Kingston v Penola and Reserves Mundulla v Naracoorte. Former Glenelg players Ben McIntyre (Mail Medallist) and Tom Edwards will be pitted against each other in the Senior match.
- WBFL Grand Final is also tomorrow at Millicent. North Gambier are going for 3 in a row under Coach Justin McConnell former Tigers star forward. North take on West Gambier in the A Grade with ex Tigers Richard O’Grady and Tom Holmes in opposing ranks. Other grades are Under 13 South Gambier v West Gambier, Under 15 East Gambier v South Gambier, Under 17 North Gambier v South Gambier and Reserves North Gambier v South Gambier.
The club sends its best wishes to former player Matthew Scharenberg who is in the early stages of recovery from a knee reconstruction.
Drafted to Collingwood back in November 2013, Matt had a frustrating start to the year with a foot injury. In his 5th game back in Collingwood’s VFL side, Matt tore the ACL in his left knee in the game against Bendigo on August 22nd.
I’m sure all Glenelg supporters and members wish Matt a speedy recovery, and hope it won’t be too long before we see the start of what will be a great AFL career.