Appointment of Board Members
The Glenelg Football Club is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors.
Tony holds a Bachelor of Science (Computing) and has over 25 years’ experience in Information Technology, across public and commercial enterprises, in industries ranging from public sector,
higher education, health and utilities. Tony has extensive experience as a senior leader in strategic and business planning, stakeholder and account management, project and program management, governance and risk, and infrastructure and application Management.
Tony is Director of Strategise IT, and specialises in providing technology strategy and advisory services.
Tony has passionately supported the club since his first match in 1973, and is currently a Corporate Sponsor and Vice President of the Football Club.
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.Both Tony & Rob are long-time members and supporters of the Club, and their skills, expertise and enthusiasm will make them great additions to the current Board.
Girls Round 2 Results
Glenelg V West
Glenelg 1-0 (1) to West 20-14 (134)
Goal: Shania Kells
Best: Emmie Hawkes, Mikayla Carruthers, Tahlia Nash-Hahn, Tamsyn Morriss
Glenelg 3-18 (36) to West Adelaide 1-4 (10)
Best players: Jess Allen, Ashleigh Bussenschutt, Lily Maddern , Chloe Morgan , Tamika Nash-Hahn, Isabella Bennett.
Goals: Kaitlyn Connolly 1, Ashleigh Buschenschutt1, Sophie Dignan 1.
The Under 18’s continue their Finals campaign this week against Norwood after a resounding victory over Sturt in last week’s Elimination Final. Andrew Bruce (Under 18 coach) has done a terrific job juggling the many players who have played Under 18’s this year. Seventy six players have represented the Club at U/18 thus far. Fortunately, the School College program has finished and we were able to draw on the many players who are unavailable for much of the year. State Under18 players in Mason Redman, Matthew Allen and Justin Evans were prominent while, Bailey Williams and Jack Yates played well.
The Reserves have finished fourth at the end of the minor round and will face Sturt in the Elimination Final on Saturday. Jed Redden, Josh Trembath, Bryce Woolard and Josh Milller return from league duties as does Ben Edwards and Damien Hill. Coach Brett Backwell has the side playing good football over the past month and I am sure he will have the playing group ready for the challenge of finals football.Details of this week’s matches are as follows:
SANFL RESERVES & MACCAS CUP - Saturday September 5
MAUGHAN THIEM HYUNDAI OVAL
11:25am Reserves Elimination Final Glenelg v Sturt
2.10pm Maccas Cup 1st Semi Final Norwood v Glenelg
We hope to see you at Maughan Thiem Hyundai Oval this week supporting the boys!
Lonergan Heading Home
Sam Lonergan yesterday informed the Club that he will be heading home to Tasmania and taking on the senior coaching role at the Launceston Football Club in 2016.
Launceston is Sam’s home club and this full-time role with the club where he played all is junior football was an opportunity he found too hard to turn down. It will also mean that he and his partner Kirrie and their 11-month old daughter Harper will be closer to both their families that live in Launceston.
Sam played 29 games in his two years at the club, and his in-and-under work in the midfield with the occasional stint up forward will certainly be missed on-field. Sam has a passion for coaching, and his midfield coaching role here has certainly fast-tracked the development of players like Matt Snook and Lachie Earl. His knowledge and understanding of the game was respected by all here at the club.
We wish Sam, Kirrie and Harper all the best with the next stage of their lives.