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August 25, 2016 - WE HAVE YOU COVERED THIS FATHERS DAY!
Looking for a Father's Day gift that will stand the test of time? Why not get Dad a piece of history here at the Glenelg Football Club by purchasing one of our picket plaques. Pickets are available to purchase from reception between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday. For a list of available players please continue reading.
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Looking for a Father's Day gift that will stand the test of time? Why not get Dad a piece of history here at the Glenelg Football Club by purchasing one of our picket plaques. Pickets are available to purchase from reception between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday. 

AVAILABLE PLAYER PICKETS (PDF)

 

August 24, 2016 - GENEROSITY OF OUR PLAYERS
Last night our 2016 Trainers and Support Staff had a wonderful dinner at the Broadway Hotel. Our playing group collected money in an attempt to thanks our Trainers and Support Staff for a season of dedication and commitment to ensuring they are out on the ground each week. A lovely gesture from a very appreciative playing group!
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Last night our 2016 Trainers and Support Staff had a wonderful dinner at the Broadway Hotel.  Our playing group collected money in an attempt to thank our Trainers and Support Staff for a season of dedication and commitment to ensuring they are out on the ground each week. A lovely gesture from a very appreciative playing group!

 

August 22, 2016 - MELBOURNE CUP AT THE GLENELG CLUB
Join us for the race that stops the Nation on Tuesday November 1st at The Glenelg Club. Tickets are $50 and include a 3 course meal and sparkling on arrival. There will be sweeps, best dressed prizes, lucky door prizes and raffles. For bookings contact reception on 8294 5333 or reception@glenelgfc.com.au.
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Join us for the race that stops the Nation on Tuesday November 1st at The Glenelg Club. Tickets are $50 and include a 3 course meal and sparkling on arrival. There will be sweeps, best dressed prizes, lucky door prizes and raffles. For bookings contact reception on 8294 5333 or reception@glenelgfc.com.au. 

 

August 19, 2016 - 2016 MAJOR LOTTERY
Congratulations to Luby, the winner of the $10,000 cash prize in our 2016 Major Lottery. Luby purchased her winning ticket while at PhysioXtra a few weeks ago in the hope that she would win the $10,000 for her upcoming trip overseas. Brenton Norman, Glenelg supporter since 1956 was over the moon to win a Apple iPad Air from the Telstra Store Glenelg. Phil Scherer, club sponsor and member since 1977, won himself a $250 Bistro voucher after purchasing many raffle books at club functions since the launch of the lottery.
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Congratulations to Luby, the winner of the $10,000 cash prize in our 2016 Major Lottery. Luby purchased her winning ticket while at PhysioXtra a few weeks ago in the hope that she would win the $10,000 for her upcoming overseas holiday. Brenton Norman, Glenelg supporter since 1956 was over the moon to win an Apple iPad Air from the Telstra Store Glenelg. Phil Scherer, club sponsor and member since 1977, won himself a $250 Bistro voucher after purchasing many raffle books at club functions since the launch of the lottery in April. 

Congratulations to all winners and a huge thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket in a bid to help 'Save the Tigers'. 

                           Picture: Brenton Norman, Luby Velkovic, Mel Churchett and Phil Scherer 

August 18, 2016 - CHAPLAINS DINNER
On Tuesday August 16th our head coach Matthew Lokan, assistant coach Michael McFadyen and team managers Fred Drolsbach and Brian Robinson attended the Sports Chaplaincy Dinner at Adelaide Oval in support of our Club Chaplain Simon.
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On Tuesday August 16th our head coach Matthew Lokan, assistant coach Michael McFadyen and team managers Fred Drolsbach and Brian Robinson attended the Sports Chaplaincy Dinner at Adelaide Oval in support of our Club Chaplain Simon. 

 

August 16, 2016 - GLENELG TIGERS IN THE COMMUNITY
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August 16, 2016 - SPLIT 50/50 RAFFLE
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Congratulations to Steve Ryan, the winner of our Split 50/50 Raffle at Saturdays game against Port Adelaide. Steve took home a whopping $1,403, our biggest prize pool for the season. Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket in our split 50/50 raffle at our home games this season. 
August 13, 2016 - 2016 MAJOR CASH LOTTERY RESULTS
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Congratulations to the winners of our 2016 Major Cash Lottery. Taking out the $10,000 in first place is Luby Velkovic. In second place we have B. Norman who is the winner of the iPad Air and finally in third spot we have Phil Scherer who has won himself a $200 Glenelg Club Bistro voucher. Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket this year and helped raise significant funds for our club! 
August 13, 2016 - COMMONWEALTH BANK ROOF CLIMB EXPERIENCE
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Members attending our last home game this weekend will go into the draw to win a Commonwealth Bank Roof Climb experience for two people at the SANFL Grand Final. Please note that the draw  will take place at three quarter time of the league game. Reserves kick off at 10:55 am followed by our league side at 1:40 pm. We hope to see you at the game!

 

August 12, 2016 - TRIPLE M BROADCAST FROM GLIDEROL STADIUM
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We had a fantastic morning here at Gliderol Stadium with Triple M broadcasting live from Glenelg Football Club. Thank you to Grant Kinter from All State Constructions for a generous donation of $1,000. It was great to have Club legend Peter Carey and President Nick Chigwidden live on the air with Roo and Ditts. Check out some of the action below. 

August 12, 2016 - LAST CHANCE TO WIN THE $10K
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Our Major Lottery is ending today, this is your last chance to return your raffle book and be in the draw to win the $10K. Please return your raffle book to reception by close of business TODAY. The draw will be taking place at half time in tomorrow's game against Port Adelaide here at Gliderol Stadium. 
August 11, 2016 - KIRKBY, ALLEWAY BID FAREWELL
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By ZAC MILBANK | Twitter @zacmilbank

Glenelg forwards Ruory Kirkby and Clint Alleway will say goodbye to the Tiger faithful with a finale against Port Adelaide at Gliderol Stadium on Saturday.

The Round 20 clash against the arch-rival Magpies – starting at 1.40pm - will be the last SANFL IGA League appearance for the veteran spearheads.

Kirkby – who has kicked 270 goals for the Bays since making his debut in 2006 – is considered one of the club’s most reliable key forwards.

The sharp-shooting left-footer has played 166 IGA League matches for Glenelg, which included 140 in succession such was his durability.

Recruited from the Hawthorn rookie list, the Echuca product was a member of the Tigers’ 2008 Grand Final side which succumbed to Central District.

Known for his clean marking overhead, the 30-year-old has been a fan favourite at Tigerland such is his popularity and willingness to interact with Glenelg supporters.

Originally from Queensland, Alleway was recruited by North Adelaide from VFL club Box Hill at the start of the 2006 SANFL season. A former captain of the Roosters, the strong-marking key forward won the Fos Williams Medal as the West End State team’s best player against the VFL in 2008.

After kicking 209 goals in 129 SANFL IGA League games for North, Alleway spent 2013 travelling overseas before landing at Brighton Road for the 2014 season.

Booting 88 goals in 42 matches for the Tigers, Alleway became the oldest Ken Farmer Medal winner since Malcolm Blight in 1985, when he claimed the 2015 leading goal kicker award with 47 majors.

The 35-year-old has played a total of 171 SANFL IGA League matches and kicked 297 goals between 2006 and 2016.

Glenelg coach Matt Lokan paid tribute to both Kirkby and Alleway, adding that a clash with the Magpies was a fitting way to send off the popular pair.

‘’Ruory and Clint have been outstanding performers for Glenelg, particularly Ruory who has been a permanent fixture in our forward line for the best part of a decade,’’ Lokan said.

‘’We congratulate them both on such fine careers and encourage all Tigers fans to get along to Gliderol Stadium on Saturday to watch them play for the final occasion.’’

Glenelg is likely to promote emerging key forwards such as Jake Pitt, Damien Hill and Ben Edwards in the club’s final two minor round matches.

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Flashgordon Photography: Clint Alleway, Round 2 V West Adelaide 

 

Flashgordon Photography: Ruory Kirkby Round 13 V West Adelaide 

August 09, 2016 - TRIPLE M BROADCASTING LIVE FROM GLIDEROL STADIUM!
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Get down to Gliderol Stadium this Friday August 12th where Triple M will be broadcasting LIVE. There will be plenty of merchandise sales, ticket give aways for our final home game at Gliderol Stadium on Saturday and a hot BBQ breakfast! Broadcast starts at 6:00 am so get here bright early and don't miss out on a thing. 

August 09, 2016 - URGENT - RAFFLE BOOK RETURN
August 09, 2016 - PHONE SYSTEM
August 06, 2016 - TWO MILESTONES FOR OUR CLUB IN TODAYS CLASH AGAINST THE DOGS
August 05, 2016 - UNDER 18'S IN THE COMMUNITY!
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This morning our Under 18 lads and support staff had a walk in the boots of those who live on our streets - witnessing some very cold temperatures, in an attempt to raise awareness for National Homeless Week. 

Each year the Hutt Street Centre call on South Australians to show their support for people facing homelessness by joining them and experiencing what it is like on a cold, winter's morning to walk one mile to find something to eat, a hot shower and a friendly face.

By joining them and walking a mile in the boots of a person experiencing homelessness, our lads have helped make someone doing it tough realise they are not alone. Because no person who is homeless should feel like they’re walking alone.

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August 04, 2016 - ROUND 22 AND SANFL FINALS SCHEDULE CONFIRMED
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The SANFL wishes to advise of its schedule for Round 22 and the first week of the IGA League finals series.

All four matches to be played in the last minor round will be at 2.10pm on Saturday August 27.

In the first week of the IGA League finals series, a double-header will be played at Adelaide Oval with the matches to start at 12.10pm and 3.10pm on Saturday September 3.

The second week of the IGA League finals series have been pencilled in for a double-header at Adelaide Oval from 12.10pm and 3.10pm on Sunday September 11 (However, this is subject to change due to Adelaide Oval’s availability, with the fixture to be finalised upon release of the AFL’s finals schedule).

The Preliminary Final and Grand Final have been inked in for Sunday September 18 and Sunday September 25 at Adelaide Oval.

ROUND 22
Saturday August 27th
Central District v West Adelaide (My Money House Oval)
Norwood v Eagles (Coopers Stadium)
South Adelaide v Adelaide (Hickinbotham Oval)
Sturt v Glenelg (Peter Motley Oval)

FINALS – WEEK 1 
Saturday September 3
Elimination Final – 12.10pm
Qualifying Final – 3.10pm
(No AFL Football being played this weekend due to competition wide BYE)

FINALS – WEEK 2
Saturday September 10 or Sunday September 11
First Semi-Final – 12.10pm
Second Semi-Final – 3.10pm

FINALS – WEEK 3
Sunday September 18
Preliminary Final – 2.10pm

FINALS – WEEK 4 
Sunday September 25
SANFL IGA League Grand Final – 2.40pm

August 04, 2016 - DON'T MISS OUT ON THE $10K
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August 13th is looming and your chance of winning $10,000 is getting closer! If you are yet to return your raffle book, please do so before Friday August 12th. The draw will take place at half time of our final home game against Port Adelaide on August 13th. You have got to be in it to WIN it!

August 04, 2016 - PHONE SYSTEM
August 03, 2016 - THREE GLENELG GUNS TO ATTEND AFL DRAFT COMBINE
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Congratulations to our All-Australian midfielder Jonty Scharenberg (17, 185cm, 80 kg), lSam Walker (18, 188 cm, 82 kg), and Mitchell Hinge (18, 186 cm, 83 kg) who along with 7 other South Australian's have been invited to attend the AFL Draft Combine in Melbourne from Thursday October 6th through to Sunday October 9. 

To be invited to the AFL Draft Combine, players must receive at least five expressions of interest from AFL clubs. Players are tested both physically and mentally, with the physical aspect including a medical screening, sprint and endurance tests as well as undertaking drills to assess a player’s football skills.

Good luck to our boys on this fantastic opportunity and experience. 

August 02, 2016 - EXCLUSIVE OFFER FOR GLENELG MEMBERS
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August 01, 2016 - ARE YOU A FUN LOVING SPORTS PLAYER?
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July 30, 2016 - WILLIE RIOLI AFL DRAFT PROSPECT
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A four-goal star for SA in this year’s State League win against Victoria at Adelaide Oval, Rioli thrust his name further in front of AFL talent scouts last Sunday when he virtually won the round 17 match against Norwood off his own boot.

The 21-year-old, who has vacuum-like hands and is an elite kick and decision maker, kicked five second-half goals, including four of the Tigers’ five in the last term, as they stormed back from a 25-point three-quarter time deficit to win by six points.

Rioli’s fourth goal tied the scores and his fifth, which came as the final siren sounded, put them in front.

It was the exclamation mark on Rioli’s dramatic turnaround with Glenelg coach Matthew Lokan saying “it’s a testament to how far Willie has come in the past 18 months’’.

“He’s always had the ability to turn games but his fitness was an issue,’’ said Lokan.

“For him to have changed his body shape from someone who wasn’t conditioned to be able to compete and play really good SANFL footy is a real credit to him.

“His ability to hit the scoreboard, create forward pressure and cover more ground than he was once able to do has been really impressive and I’m sure AFL clubs are now looking closely at him.’’

Despite carrying the famous Rioli name, that sort of assessment wasn’t going to come when he arrived at Glenelg from NTFL club Tiwi Bombers in January last year.

He was in poor physical condition and he didn’t like the change of scenery.

“I wasn’t really interested in being here at first,’’ he said.

“But dad (Willie Rioli Sr) told me I had to go to Adelaide to further my football.

“He was always pushing me to become a better player because he knows the potential that I have.’’

The Northern Territory product’s landing in Adelaide wasn’t quite as dramatic as that of Crows legend Andrew McLeod, who was famously dropped off by his dad Jock at the Port Adelaide (Magpies) Football Club and, with tears streaming down his face, told to make a name for himself.

But it was a shock to the 175cm Rioli’s system.

“I didn’t know what to expect,’’ said Rioli, who was offered a “trial run’’ at Glenelg by then coach Nick Stevens after consultation with Rioli’s manager, former Crow John Meesen.

“I was pretty big and had already missed half of pre-season training, so it was tough.’’

Rioli’s skills and footy-smarts were obvious to the Tigers from day one but he knew he had to quickly change his diet or his SANFL stay would be short.

The fast food was out and the salad was in.

“I just gave up the junk food and trained harder,’’ said Rioli, who says he has taken minutes, not seconds, off his 3km time trial since he first arrived at the Bay.

“I wanted to make my family proud and knew I had to do something about my eating habits if I was going to succeed here.

“In Darwin I wasn’t living to a routine, it’s a relaxed lifestyle where no-one really takes much notice of the time and I was just eating when I felt like it.

“With help from the club I decided to get fit and give my football a real go and things have turned out pretty well.’’

Known to his family and close friends as “Junior’’, Rioli boarded with Stevens and fellow Glenelg players Josh Scott and Lonnie Hampton for his first month in Adelaide, sleeping on the couch, before impressing enough to earn a contract.

In Round 1 last year he created history by becoming the first Rioli to play SANFL league football, having 10 disposals, laying 10 tackles and kicking a goal in the Good Friday clash against South Adelaide.

“It was a proud day for the family,’’ he said.

Rioli played 13 games in his debut season, averaging 11 disposals and kicking a modest 12 goals.

But his elite forward pressure and tackling ability created opportunities for teammates.

This season, with improved fitness — he shed 6kg last year and 10 this year — he has become an attacking weapon, booting 22 goals in 12 games.

“Not carrying so much weight around has given me more agility and allowed me to get up the ground more,’’ Rioli said.

“I’m so much fitter and stronger and hopefully I can finish off the season well and help Glenelg push for finals.’’

As for joining cousins Cyril (Hawthorn) and Daniel Rioli (Richmond) in the AFL next year, Willie, who now lives in his own place close to Glenelg Oval, has dared to dream but is keeping a lid on expectations.

“It’s always been my dream to play in the AFL but it’s not something I’m too worried about right now,’’ he said.

“I just want to play well and let my footy do the talking.’’

He is doing just that.

BY ANDREW CAPEL
andrew.capel@news.com.au

 

July 28, 2016 - SPORTS THEMED SENIOR TRAINING
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July 27, 2016 - ADTRANS SPECIAL OFFER
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July 26, 2016 - 50/50 HOME MATCH RAFFLE
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HOW THE RAFFLE WORKS

When tickets are purchased there is a 'link' to the Split 50-50 live pot where purchases can see the updated details during the event. When the event is closed and drawn this same link will show final pool value and winning ticket number details.

The Scoreboard attendant will show the winning ticket number after the draw and these details will remain on the scoreboard for the duration of the final quarter.

The Ground Announcer will advise details of the winning ticket number. 

 

July 24, 2016 - TERRY MILERA MAKES A MILESTONE
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July 23, 2016 - REMINDER - FIRST BOUNCE 1:40 PM
July 22, 2016 - 2016 U15 COUNTRY CHAMPIONS
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July 21, 2016 - 2016 STATE YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS - DAY 3 RESULTS
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UNDER 15 METRO 

Glenelg 9.7.61
West Adelaide 4.5.29

Best: Baldwin, O'Loughlin, Horsnell, Wingard, Routley, McRae
Goals: Chalmers (2), Dowdell (2), O'Loughlin (1), Dean (1), Wingard (1), O'Dea (1), Thomson (1)

UNDER 15 COUNTRY 

Glenelg 11.8.74
West Adelaide 4.5.29

Best: Verbena, Kitschke, McRae, Weir, Bruhn, Wilsdon
Goals: Wilsdon (3), Capewell (3), McRae (2),  Bruhn (2), Weir (1) 

 

UNDER 17

Glenelg 12.10.82
West Adelaide 3.6.24 U15

 

July 20, 2016 - 2016 STATE YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS - DAY 2 RESULTS
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UNDER 15 METRO 

Glenelg 8.3.51
Sturt 4.9.33

Best: Searle, Baldwin, Chalmers, Routley, Barilla, O'Loughlin
Goals: Searle (2), Dean (1), Baldwin (1), Barilla (1), Beaumont (1), O'Loughlin (1), Chalmers (1)

 UNDER 15 COUNTRY

Glenelg 7.9.51
Sturt 5.9.39

Best: Tink, Wilfred, Fraser, McRae, Weir, Bruhn
Goals: Murch (2), Kitschke (1), Withers (1), Devereux (1), McManus (1), Fraser (1) 

UNDER 17  

Glenelg 12.12.84
Sturt 7.6.48

 

July 19, 2016 - 2016 STATE YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS - DAY 1 RESULTS
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UNDER 15 METRO

Glenelg 9.5.59 
South Adelaide 15.6.96

Best: Dowdell, Dean, Barilla, Beaumont, Searle, McCarl
Goals: Dowdell (2), McCarl (2), Dean (2), Giles (1), McRae (1), Wingard (1) 

UNDER 15 Country

Glenelg 14.6.99
South Adelaide 5.7.37

Best: McRae, Weir, Wilfred, Jones, Verbena, Murch
Goals: Murch (4), Capewell (3), Weir (2), McManus (2), Withers (1), Verbena (1), Devereux (1) 

UNDER 17

Glenelg 17.9.111
South Adelaide 5.4.34

Best: Vinall, Barrett, Armfield, Kerrish, Smith, Zeitz
Goals: Smith (4), Read (3), Vinall (2), Leck (2), Denton (1), Zeitz (1), Smart (1), Chant (1), Morgan (1), Jaeschke (1)

July 19, 2016 - RAFFLE BOOK RETURN
July 18, 2016 - 50/50 HOME MATCH RAFFLE
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July 15, 2016 - UNLEY NISSAN - THE ALL NEW NAVARA
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July 14, 2016 - GLENELG V ADELAIDE - JULY 17TH
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League: Glenelg V Adelaide, Sunday July 17th, 2:10 pm at Gliderol Stadium
Under 18's: Glenelg V North Adelaide, Saturday July 16th, 11:25 am at Prospect Oval

 

July 14, 2016 - STEPHEN KERNAHAN RETURNS TO THE BAY!
July 13, 2016 - SPLIT 50/50 RAFFLE WINNER - JULY 9TH
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July 09, 2016 - TIGER TRIFECTA
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July 08, 2016 - STATE UNDER 16 CHAMPIONS
July 07, 2016 - FOOTY IS BACK AT THE BAY - CAREY/DARLEY CUP
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The Carey/Darley Cup was established in 1992 after decades of rivalry between Glenelg and South Adelaide. The Cup honours both teams while also celebrating the legacy of club and South Australian Icons Peter Carey and Peter Darley. 

Both men were premiership players, team captains, best and fairest winners and ruckman for their respective clubs. 

Each year South and Glenelg face off for the rights to take home the Cup. The match is held at alternating home grounds each year and has the score of the game etched into the base of the Cup.

South currently hold a 16-9 record in Carey-Darley Cup clashes and have won the past five encounters, however our boys are eager to edge our name into the Cup in 2016.

 

July 06, 2016 - BOOTS 4 AFRICA
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July 06, 2016 - GLENELG PRIMARY SCHOOL YOUNG LEADERS HELP 'SAVE THE TIGERS'
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June 30, 2016 - RECEPTIONIST/ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT JOB VACANCY
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Reception will be required to be staffed during Glenelg Tigers games which will involve some weekend and after hours work. Reporting to the Operations Manager, the purpose of this role will be to develop and maintain the highest standards of customer service within the licensed premises for both the Glenelg Club and the Glenelg Football Club.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

General administrative support
Client and customer relations
Respond to customer service enquiries
General maintenance of venue presentation
Reception / front desk services / answer all incoming calls
Marketing / Merchandise
Assist with membership management
Manage stock control and housekeeping
Co-ordinate record keeping and database management

SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential

A permanent right to work in Australia
Outstanding customer service skills
Professional presentation
Ability to work efficiently in a team environment
Data base and efficient computer skills

Preferred

Drivers Licence
Valid Health Care Card
Current CPR
Level 2 / Senior / First Aid

Job Type: Full-time

REQUIRED EDUCATION

High school or equivalent

For more information, please contact Annmarie on 8294 5333 or acox@glenelgfc.com.au 

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June 30, 2016 - TWO TIGERS IN U18 ALL AUSTRALIAN TEAM
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2016 AFL UNDER-18 ALL AUSTRALIAN TEAM

DEFENDERS
Alex Villis (South Australia), Jack Maibaum (Vic Metro), Sam Walker (South Australia), Andrew McGrath (Vic Metro), Brennan Cox (South Australia), Harry Perryman (Allies) 

MIDFIELDERS
Zac Fisher (Western Australia), Tim English (Western Australia), Jack Graham (South Australia), Will Brodie (Vic Country), Hugh McCluggage (Vic Country), Jack Bowes (Allies) 

FORWARDS
Daniel Venables (Vic Metro), Josh Battle (Vic Country), Dylan Clarke (Vic Metro), Callum Brown (Vic Metro), Patrick Kerr (Vic Metro), Tim Taranto (Vic Metro) 

INTERCHANGE?
Jonty Scharenberg (South Australia), Kobe Mutch (Allies), Sam Hayes (Vic Metro), Jordan Gallucci (Vic Metro)
June 27, 2016 - End of Financial Year Specials
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June 26, 2016 - SAVE THE TIGERS - A CHILDS PERSPECTIVE
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June 24, 2016 - GALA DINNER
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Gala Auction Catalogue 2016 (PDF)

If you would like to place a bid, but are not able to attend on the night please contact Mel Churchett on mchurchett@glenelgfc.com.au 

June 23, 2016 - TRIPLE M BROADCAST
June 22, 2016 - STATE UNDER 16 TEAM
June 18, 2016 - SEE YOU AT THE FOOTY TOMORROW!
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Tomorrows game is proudly brought to you by our match day Sponsor Stillwell Ford, with the all new Mustang in store now and over 200 cars to chose from. Go and see the Team at Medindie for a fantastic deal! A very proud sponsor of The Glenelg Football Club for over 40 years.

 

June 17, 2016 - MORE GENEROUS ACTS TO SAVE THE TIGERS
June 14, 2016 - MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
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Unfortunately the result on the ground was extremely disappointing and in complete contrast to how the team have approached their football this season, where we have played an aggressive attacking style that has provided very competitive efforts.

Whilst the team is young and still developing into a hardened SANFL unit, yesterday’s performance was unacceptable, especially in what has been such an important week for the club.  We were outclassed by an opposition that worked harder, were more committed and skilful on the day.

This reinforces we have a lot of hard work to do, on and off the field to achieve our goals to be financially sustainable and a consistent Premiership contender. 

Once again thank you to everyone who has thrown their support behind the Glenelg Football Club, if you attended yesterday’s game I hope you had an enjoyable day despite the outcome and please join us again this Sunday to see the boys redeem themselves with a strong performance against Sturt.

If you have not had the opportunity to donate, buy a membership or assist in some manner and would like to, it is not too late, this is more than a  one week challenge. Please don’t hesitate to contact the club to pledge your support.

DONATE NOW

Regards

Nick Chigwidden

 

MORE ACTS OF SUPPORT

The Club continues to be the beneficiary of support from a wide range of persons and we acknowledge every act of generosity.

  • Firstly to the endless number of persons who have anonymously contributed either at the entrance to Gliderol Oval, at reception or in the ground itself
  •  To over 150 new members who have joined up, we will be in touch direct with you all
  • To Chris who won the raffle for the ‘First Goal Kicker of the Game’ and promptly donated the prize back to the Club
  • To Phil from our Presidents Group who gave a great commitment at the Home Match lunch
  • One of our long term supporters in Vern, who gave an amazing donation on match day
  • To all those buying merchandise ‘ just to help in some way’

The unconditional level of support from our Glenelg community is fantastic. Whilst we want ‘everything to go right 100% of the time’ our footy didn’t yesterday at Gliderol Oval. Whilst we all crave football success instantly, the biggest match we are competing in is the future of the Club – a match we must win. Thanks for the help.

June 12, 2016 - WE NEED YOU AT THE FOOTY THIS MONDAY!
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I was a very passionate Tiger supporter prior to joining the RAAF in 1991 and moving interstate and now living in Queensland. My Dad and I would often go down to the Bay in the late 70s & early 80s on the train to the city then walk to Victoria Square and get on the tram. As I got older I became a member of the cheer squad and had a fully badged duffle coat with Stephen Kernahans number on the back.  I got married in 1988 then joined the Airforce and moved around the country, I have two children, a daughter Holly and son Justin, who has the nickname Chiggy after Nick Chigwidden. He plays A grade for the Ipswich Eagles up here. I have the 1985 & 86 Grand finals on DVD and have watched these quite a few times and always love the good old days when we were a dominate club. But there is always times when we need help and I was sent a post on facebook from a mate back in S.A. (who is a Sturt supporter, someone has to be I guess), but upon reading that the club needs help I felt quite sad, but thought I need to at least buy a membership, even if I don’t get to go to a game, to which I bought one last night.

I hope we recover from this and I know all the Tiger faithful will band together to ensure the club is around for many years to come and for further generations to enjoy like my father & I did.

I used to love yelling out “Super” when he took a mark and also “Cornsey” when he took one of those unbelievable screamers that was always taken at the right time just to lift the team.  Kernahan, McDermott, Marker, Copping, McFarlane, Gibbs, Chigwidden, Carey, Cornes, McGuinness, Hall, Rady, the Stringer Brothers, Marshall, Lihou, Hewitt, West, Hodgeman, Duthy, Barrett, Maynard, Salisbury, Phillis, Kruse,.....just to name a few, these blokes where all special and so good to watch.

Go you Tigers, so much history that needs to be saved and shared for future generations.

Many thanks for being a part of my life.

Kieran Cummings

 

June 07, 2016 - SAVE THE TIGERS - WHERE TO NOW?
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The facts haven’t changed, the difference is that we are dealing with it today, there is no apportioning of blame but an acceptance of our situation and a willingness to address the challenge front on. We just need more tangible support.

But of course there is so much more to our Club than many would perceive at first glance. What is the risk if we were unable to continue?

  • A proud club established in 1920 with all its members, players, coaches and volunteers
  • 4 memorable Premierships - 1934, 1973, 1985 and 1986 &13 other grand final appearances
  • 1,078 past and current players including several Australian football icons
  • 37,000 youngsters are exposed to Australian football in Glenelg’s country and metropolitan areas
  • 32 Kindy’s, 32 Primary Schools and 20 High Schools have used our facilities for sports days and events
  • We are Glenelg’s community focused club
  • The Bay Oval is part of the sporting landscape in South Australia
  • Economic worth to the Glenelg area - we employ over 30 staff who mostly live in the local area.

OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP

  • Membership - www.membership.glenelgfc.com.au
  • Sponsorship
  • Match Day Attendance – come to the footy at Gliderol Oval
  • Fundraising through buying /selling raffle tickets, donating auction items for major fundraising
  • Volunteering

Every Glenelg Football Club supporter can help in some way or form according to their own circumstance.

THE OUTCOME?

The challenge is clear cut, address the outstanding debt challenge and the Club has a clear and sustainable financial future.

THE PLAYERS ARE HELPING

34 senior list players each bought Club membership this year to show their support of the Club. Led by Club Captain Andrew Bradley, the player initiative occurred immediately after the Annual General Meeting in February. That attitude appears to be reflected in the manner in which they are attacking their footy this year.

FOOTBALL APART...

Football apart, we are worthwhile and contributing to our local community. The more successful we become, the more investment we can provide to sporting and member infrastructure – after all our point of difference is that the any profit stays in Glenelg as we are a membership based entity.

June 07, 2016 - SAVE THE TIGERS
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The Tigers owe the Holdfast Bay Council $2.2 million and ANZ Bank $1.2 million.

The club borrowed the money from the council to build its function centre and the bank loan was used to construct the club’s bistro.

Glenelg and the council have been in discussions for three months to waive some or all of the debt and last week Holdfast Bay Mayor Stephen Patterson said while nothing had been decided, the council was not considering helping the Tigers retire its debt.

Chigwidden said he expected to meet with the council on June 28 to thrash out financial strategies on the repayment of the loan.

Club legends Peter Carey and Graham Cornes are among a host of former players to make impassioned public pleas for supporters and businesses to help save the 96-year-old club from extinction.

“This is arguably our greatest challenge as a football club,’’ Chigwidden, a former captain and four-times Tigers best and fairest winner, said.

“We are a proud club which has never gone to its community for assistance outside marketing for membership and sponsorship but right now we have to.

“We’re in a very tight position and while we’re working through it we’ve just got to clear some of our debt soon.’’

The Tigers financial woes are due to the high annual interest payments on the loans to fund their function centre, which was commissioned in 2002, and bistro development.

The club’s annual interest payment is $224,000.

In the past five years Glenelg, which suffered a $208,850 loss last financial year, has paid about $1.2 million in “dead money’’ without denting the princple.

Glenelg will invest the $2 million it will receive from the proceeds of the AAMI Stadium sale over the next seven years — the funds are heavily back-ended and will start at just $125,000 this year — to help wipe off its debt but is desperate to quickly address the remaining $1 million to secure its future.

The Tigers, who last night announced a two-year contract extension for coach Matthew Lokan, have asked for more support from the council, which is understood to have pledged $350,000 to upgrade its changerooms.

The SANFL is supporting Glenelg’s debt demolition campaign.

Former star ruckman and triple premiership player Carey — the Tigers’ games record-holder with 448 from 1971-88 — said the football club is too great an institution to let die.

“This club means the absolute world to me and the local community,’’ he said.

“I’ve spent most off my life here and I just know how big a role it has played — and continues to play — in the lives of so many people and in SA football.

“I cannot think of a world without the Glenelg Football Club so we’ve just got to do everything we possibly can to guarantee its future.’’

Carey and Cornes play leading roles in an emotional Save The Tigers video presentation Glenelg has produced to raise urgent funds.

The call to arms video can be viewed on the Glenelg and Australian Sports Foundation websites and all donations will go directly to reducing the debt.

By Andrew Capel
andrew.capel@news.com.au

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Australian Sports Foundation

You can lodge funds directly through the Australian Sports Foundation where all donations are tax deductible. The Australian Sports Foundation  partner with grassroots and community organisations right through to national levels to help raise funds for vital projects such as this one - a project that will help improve the Glenelg community. 

DONATE NOW    MANUAL DONATION (PDF)

Direct Debit

Donors can also lodge funds direct with the club which will be deposited into the seperate ‘Save the Tigers’ acount, with the balance being transferred to the offset capital debt as at October 31, 2016. 

BSB: 015 250

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 460 601 819

ACCOUNT NAME: GLENELG FOOTBALL CLUB 

REFERENCE: FIRST NAME, SURNAME,  STT2016 

 

 

June 06, 2016 - MATT LOKAN EXTENDS CONTRACT
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Speaking on SANFL Radio, Matt said he was relishing the role after having his first official pre-season in charge last summer.



Now with the Tigers sitting sixth after Saturday’s stirring win against Port at Alberton, he is eager to have his squad continue its improvement for the rest of this season and beyond.
 

June 02, 2016 - FIVE TIGERS LISTED TO PLAY IN U18 STATE GAME ON SATURDAY
June 01, 2016 - JONTY SCHARENBERG NAMED U18 STATE TEAM VICE CAPTAIN
May 30, 2016 - FINAL DAYS - EBLEN SUBARU DEALERSHIP OF THE MONTH
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May 29, 2016 - GLENELG GUNS DO SA PROUD
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Livewire Willie Rioli had 12 disposals and was dominant in the forward line slotting 4 majors and was named among the best players, Christian Howard racked up 16 disposals and was strong in defence while Andrew Bradley held his own in the midfield with 11 disposals.

Zac Milbank caught up with Glenelg Legend and West End State Team Coach, Graham Cornes on SANFL Radio where he said he felt a significant amount of relief after the victory. 

Glenelg Head Trainer Rick Green and Glenelg Trainer's Kate Williams and Shannon Watchman were also part of SA's victory over the VFL in their role as Senior Trainers. 

SCOREBOARD
SANFL  6.3 | 10.6 | 14.6 | 16.10 (106)
VFL  4.2 | 6.5 | 9.6 | 13.9 (87)

BEST PLAYERS
SANFL
: Kirkwood, Boyd, Evans, Eddy, Summerton, McGregor, Cross, Rioli.
VFL: Gibbons, Sodomaco, Hayes, Rippon, Russell, Wheeler.

GOAL KICKERS 
SANFL
: Eddy (4), Rioli (4), McGregor (3), Kirkwood (3), Cross (1), Johnston (1).
VFL: Rippon (3), Hayes (2), Gibbons (1), Sodomaco (1), Hanson (1), Coghlan (1), Cavarra (1), Dunell (1), Wheeler (1), Haretuku (1).

CROWD – 4,319

FOS WILLIAMS MEDAL – Zane Kirkwood (Sturt)
FRANK JOHNSON MEDAL – Michael Gibbons (Williamstown)

Congratulations to all involved, a fantastic result for football in South Australia. 

 

May 28, 2016 - STATE GAME PREVIEW WITH CORNSEY
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The SANFL'S Zac Milbank caught up with Graham Cornes on SANFL radio where he had his final say ahead of Sunday's clash: 

https://soundcloud.com/sanfl/west-end-state-coach-graham-cornes-chats-ahead-of-sunday-clash-with-the-vfl

GAME DETAILS

Adelaide Oval - Sunday 29 May
SANFL West End State Team vs VFL - 1.40pm
SA U18 vs SA U20 - 10.55am
Gates Open - 10.45am
Car Parks Open - 10am

TICKETING

Entry is FREE for all Glenelg Season and Home Game Members, Adelaide Oval Members, Essential Crows and Essential Power Members.

Tickets are also available at the gate, Adults $14, Concession $8 and Under 18s FREE.

 

May 24, 2016 - VALE - BRIAN MEDHURST
May 24, 2016 - THREE TIGERS NAMED IN FINAL WEST END STATE SQUAD
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Josh Scott and Brad Agnew were unfortunatelty not selected.

Tiger Season and Home Game ticket holders can use their barcoded 2016 GFC Membership to gain FREE access to the game this Sunday at Adelaide Oval from 1:40 pm.

Not a GFC Member? Additional tickets are available for purchase by clicking here. Adults $14 | Concession $8 | U18's  FREE.

FINAL 25 MAN SQUAD

FINAL SQUAD OF 25

Travis Schiller (Central District)
Willie Rioli (Glenelg)
Christian Howard (Glenelg)
Andrew Bradley (Glenelg)

Mitch Clisby (North Adelaide)
Jordie McKenzie (North Adelaide)
Lewis Johnston (Norwood)
Alex Georgiou (Norwood)
Anthony Wilson (Norwood)
Sam Baulderstone (Norwood)
Steven Summerton (Port Adelaide)
Brett Eddy (South Adelaide)
Cameron Hitchcock (South Adelaide)
Joel Cross (South Adelaide)
Zane Kirkwood (Sturt)
Aidan Riley (Sturt)
Fraser Evans (Sturt)
Jack Osborn (Sturt)
Brodie Martin (Sturt)
Kory Beard (Sturt)
Lachlan McGregor (Woodville-West Torrens)
James Boyd (Woodville-West Torrens)
Jarred Allmond (Woodville-West Torrens)
Nick O'Brien (Woodville-West Torrens)
Luke Thompson (Woodville-West Torrens)

 

May 21, 2016 - UNDER 16 PREMIERS
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May 20, 2016 - ADELAIDE OVAL - A GREAT VENUE
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Is it now too big for SANFL Football?

Consider the 2015 SANFL Final series attendances:

Week 1. Elimination and Qualifying Finals 8,031
Week 2. Semi Finals 9,247
Week 3 Preliminary Final 7,218
Week 4 Grand Final 25, 625

And of course Anzac day clash which only attracted 3,119 fans.

Change is unpalatable but possibly inevitable?

Final 4 or 5? Is it time to consider a final 4 and consequently a three week final series – first and second semi-finals in week one, followed by the preliminary and then grand final.

Home Finals? Do they play all lead up finals on suburban ovals at the home ground of the Club finishing higher on the ladder? This may lead to higher aggregate crowds, create a great atmosphere at local grounds and be an economic reward for  Clubs earning a home final.

Grand Final? Always scheduled for Adelaide Oval.

As members, we would like to get your opinion, let us know what you think by voting on our latest poll.

May 19, 2016 - MAJOR LOTTERY EARLY BIRD WINNER
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May 18, 2016 - UNDER 16 STATE SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT
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May 14, 2016 - TIGER-IFFIC AT THE BAY
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Our Under 18 team did not disappoint when they took on South Adelaide at Hickinbotham Oval with a come from behind win.

It was a close game for our Reserves side, pulling away in the final quarter and coming off with a 29 point victory. 

With a 6 goal first quarter, our league team came out firing and ready to play. A consistent four quarter effort saw the Tigers take out their 7th win from 7 games in just 3 days. 

A fantastic 'Tiger-iffic' effort from all teams and players this weekend - not something you see every week! 

 

May 14, 2016 - TIGER VOLUNTEERS RECOGNISED FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE
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Mary Hardy: began with the Club in 1965 and has done everything from canteens to bingo, raffles and above all supporting ‘her boys’ on the field. Mary is a Life Member, in fact the first female life member at the Club.
Bill Holst: began in 1974 as u/19 goalkeeper, progressed to league goal keep in 78 and is still doing it. When interviewed regards his experiences, he admitted that he pressed the final siren 20 seconds early in our 86 premiership – but whoever argues with the timekeeper!

For the record our volunteers  give 7,792 hours of their time per year to the Club. This equates to 1038 working days or 207 weeks – 4 full time equivalent employees if we had to pay for their services or up to $150k plus per year. Our volunteers service football, fundraise, work in canteens, provide pre match entertainment and fulfil board duties. Please support and appreciate them in what they do as their rewards are friendship and wins on the footy field.

 

May 13, 2016 - UNDER 16'S THROUGH TO GRAND FINAL
May 12, 2016 - BILL AND MARY’S TIGERISH DETERMINATION
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Bill said he initially took up the position to ‘’lend a hand’’ while his son David was coming through the grades as a player at Tigerland.

‘’At that stage I had been umpiring school football and was about to go and do another game in the afternoon,’’ Bill explained.

‘’One of the guys at Glenelg – Jack Whittaker I think his name was – asked me if I could give him a hand.

‘’I said: ‘Well Jack I am only too pleased to help where I can.’

‘’He said: ‘Here’s a timecard and a stop watch, go up to the little box up the back of the grandstand as you will know more about it than some other people given you are an umpire.’

‘’So I’ve been sent to Siberia ever since – it is a lonely job as you can’t get too excited – but it has become a way of life for me now.’’

The 81-year-old has been more than willing to solider on in the same position to help out the Tigers long after David’s distinguished 190-game career finished in 1985 at Brighton Road.

Declaring the timekeeper’s box at Gliderol Stadium as one of the most comfortable in the League, Bill has seen it all in his four decades blowing the siren.

Like most Tiger fans, he rues the lost Grand Finals Glenelg ‘’should have’’ won while relishing the respect paid to him by some of the club’s greatest players.

‘’The friendship of the people you meet makes it all worthwhile as you like to give something back to the players,’’ said Bill, who also had two other sons – John and Bill – represent the Bays.

‘’The likes of Stephen Kernahan, whenever he walks past he says: ‘G’day Mr Holst’

‘’I say: ‘’Hang on Steve, you are way past that!’

‘’But he says: ‘ No, no you are still Mr Holst to me’

‘’That’s the sort of respect you get from the younger fellas and when they are older it is nice they can recognise you, especially seeing we’ve had some of the greats in football pass through Glenelg.’’

Mary’s tenure at Brighton Road began back in 1965, volunteering in several different capacities such as the canteen, bingo and selling raffle tickets.

Becoming Glenelg’s first female Life Member in 1985, Mary’s home is filled with memorabilia from the Tigers’ history, including scarfs, rugs, hats, ties, commemorative wine bottles, cushions, budgets, photos and newspaper clippings.

‘’Glenelg Football Club - that’s my life,’’ Mary, 83, said.

To listen to an interview with Bill with the SANFL’s Zac Milbank, click here.

By ZAC MILBANK | Twitter @zacmilbank

 

May 11, 2016 - THE THREE F'S IN FOOTY
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  • Financials

The key to sustained success is a strong financial base. Without them, it is impossible to invest in the football infrastructure so critical for on-field success. It requires a high degree of courage from a Board to focus on securing a Club’s future through profitable results, especially in the face of supporter pressure to simply win football matches. Conversely, it is so much easier to invest in the core business of football from a position of financial strength.

  • Football

Most fans just want to win and to win ‘now’ – it is quite natural. Patience in the face of a Club going through a development or rebuilding phase is sorely tested when your club loses. It is this expectation which can give rise to supporters losing faith and reverting to criticism of its players, coaches or the Board – losing creates few friends. So why can’t a Club go through a development stage with a firm strategy for the future? Or is that it must win every season to justify support. All fans need hope, a sense of belief that its Club can win and an inner conviction that this can be the year. The pressure to succeed can place football strategies above financial necessity.

  • Finals

Being a regular finalist is a pre-requisite to winning the premiership.

So where are we placed at the moment, which sequence of the three F’s must we pursue. Our President Nick Chigwidden has been transparent with all members in outlining the Club’s precarious financial position both at the Club’s AGM and since. However, once a season commences playing performances become front of mind and the real challenge of survival dissipates into the background. Debt and its issues require action and we will be announcing a major initiative shortly. Our priorities are clear and in line with the Club’s vision:

  • Financial Vision: We are financially self-sufficient and invest all profit back into football and infrastructure projects which will build the long term future of the Club.

The number one issue for the Club is our poor financial position with the level of debt being a major concern. At this stage we cannot invest in our core business of football infrastructure. Whilst we receive sound sponsorship support for the Football Club, we do not receive the level of contribution from our licensed club operations as is the case at other SANFL Clubs.  As such, all portfolios within the Glenelg Club have been reviewed which will result in some rationalisation of the business model. Our immediate strategy is to operate a successful bistro/gaming venue as is the case at other SANFL Clubs. We must trade in profit.

  • Football Vision: We develop into a Club which finishes in the finals and is a title threat every year.

We do not cap the limits of what we can achieve this year, but we are committed to continued development. Our development is based on a clear game plan, competitiveness and investing game time in our young squad.

We value and respect the level of support we enjoy from our loyal members. Keeping you informed is our priority to enable you to understand our future direction. The one thing that is 100% correct is that everyone involved with the Club lives in the future – it is that which we control.

May 11, 2016 - UNDER 16'S SET TO PUNISH THE PANTHERS
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We would love to see as many Tiger members and fans supporting our boys this Thursday night and get behind the future of our great club!

 

May 10, 2016 - EBLEN SUBARU - CAR DEALERSHIP OF THE MONTH
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May 10, 2016 - SAM WALKER RD 7 MACCAS CUP MVP
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May 10, 2016 - FREE ENTRY FOR GLENELG MEMBERS INTO STATE GAME
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May 09, 2016 - SPLIT 50/50 RAFFLE - GLENELG V EAGLES
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The Split 50/50 raffle is our new and exciting game day raffle where the more tickets sold, the bigger the cash prize.

 

May 07, 2016 - MASON REDMAN MAKES HIS DEBUT
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May 05, 2016 - NUMBERS GAME FOR BRADLEY
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From now on, the captain of Glenelg will always wear No.5 to recognise the dual premiership skipper but this left Bradley second guessing where he belonged. As it turns out, the 24-year-old’s name will soon reside underneath those of Rex Leahy and Tony Hall on the No.11 locker in the change room at Brighton Road.

‘’I think going on No.11 (locker) is the way to go,’’ said Bradley, who made his League debut for the Bays in Round 1, 2010.

‘’With No.5, we are going to do a captain’s plaque for the future captains to be listed on so that will continue on.

‘’To only be the third player on the No.11 locker is pretty special.’’

Just 18 when he played his first match for the Bays at League level, Bradley admitted to having a case of severe pre-game nerves before the bounce against the Redlegs.

‘’I normally don’t get too nervous before games but I just kept thinking about it and hardly got any sleep the night before,’’ recalled Bradley, from Naracoorte in the club’s country zone.

‘’We had a great win by 80-odd points and I managed to kick a goal off my shin which floated through which was nice. It was a great experience.

‘’It took me a few weeks to get used to the standard, I had a few weeks up and then I had to go back to the Reserves for a while.

‘’But once I came back up I started to get used to it, it’s been good to play consistent footy over a few years. It makes you grateful that you are able to maintain consistency from week-to-week when you see some of the boys do it tough going up and down between the grades.’’

Having played his junior football at Kybybolite in the south-east, Bradley moved up to Adelaide with his family in 2005. This allowed him to join the Tigers’ Under-15 squad where he achieved early success en route to an Under-18 premiership which he shared with current Tigers Brad Agnew and Craig Pitt, also from the club’s regional area.

‘’It’s great to have a nice spread from the south-east at senior level,’’ said Bradley.

‘’We’ve been missing out for a couple of years now and we want to get back to that junior success. We feel that we have got that core there now, we just have to keep everyone together.’’

Bradley’s link to the Tigers isn’t just through the south-east zone, his father David played for the Tigers during the club’s strong period of the early-to-mid 1980s.

‘’I followed Glenelg as a kid in Naracoorte because of Dad’s connection,’’ said Bradley, who measures in at 179cm and 80kg.

‘’Dad was able to play with his brother up here (Glenelg) in the 1980s as well so it has been good to know the history of the place and see the opportunity the club gave them.

‘’It’s been special for me to play here as well.’’

 A dual best-and-fairest winner with the Bays, Bradley had a rotten run with injury in his first two years at senior level, breaking his lower leg in 2010 and seriously injuring his ankle in 2011.

It has left the versatile midfielder hungry to play in September with the Tigers.

‘’The time has flown by considering as it only seems like last year I played the first game,’’ said Bradley, now entering his third year as captain after acting in tandem with Ty Allen in 2014.

‘’I have had a pretty good run since those two injuries, hopefully the worst is behind me and I can keep going on with it.

‘’It’s frustrating as I still haven’t played a finals game. There’s always someone worse off as I could have done my knee.

‘’But the fact I haven’t played finals is a massive driving factor for myself and a lot of the boys, to see what we can do in September.

‘’It is huge focus for us but we have still got a lot of work to do, to keep improving each week and see where it gets us.’’

By ZAC MILBANK | Twitter @zacmilbank

May 03, 2016 - NINE TIGERS NAMED IN UNDER 18 STATE SQUAD
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May 01, 2016 - JACK KENNY AND ZIGGY VITKUNAS TO DEBUT FOR THE TIGERS
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Jack Kenny, GFC Player Number 1,066 joined us from the Eastern Ranges football club this season. Jack has shown impressive form with his hard working in and under game style in our reserves side, becoming a strong contender for league selection. 

Ziggy Vitkunas, GFC Player Number 1,077 joined our squad this season from the Sturt Football Club and after promising performances in our Reserves side, has earned himself a gig in our league team.

 

 

April 29, 2016 - SANFL COMMISSION DECISIONS
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Equally important was the decision not to cap football department expenditure, this would have effectively handicapped those clubs with the financial capacity to do so. If we are to criticise from time to time, so must we congratulate the Commission – well done.
 

April 29, 2016 - WEST END STATE SQUAD ANNOUNCED
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2016 West End State Squad

Luke Carey (Adelaide)
Luke Barmby (Central District)
Travis Schiller (Central District)
Brad Agnew (Glenelg)
Andrew Bradley (Glenelg)
Christian Howard (Glenelg)
Willie Rioli (Glenelg)
Josh Scott (Glenelg)

Mitch Clisby (North Adelaide)
James Craig (North Adelaide)
Jordie McKenzie (North Adelaide)
Maris Olekalns (North Adelaide)
Leigh Ryswyk (North Adelaide)
Sam Baulderstone (Norwood)
Jarryd Cachia (Norwood)
Alex Georgiou (Norwood)
Lewis Johnston (Norwood)
Andrew Kirwan (Norwood)
Matthew Panos (Norwood)
Anthony Wilson (Norwood)
Steven Summerton (Port Adelaide)
Joel Cross (South Adelaide)
Brett Eddy (South Adelaide)
Tom Fields (South Adelaide)
Cameron Hitchcock (South Adelaide)
Emmanuel Irra (South Adelaide)
Nick Liddle (South Adelaide)
Kory Beard (Sturt)
Fraser Evans (Sturt)
Zane Kirkwood (Sturt)
Brodie Martin (Sturt)
Jack Osborn (Sturt)
Jason Porplyzia (West Adelaide)
Kaine Stevens (West Adelaide)
Jarred Allmond (Woodville-West Torrens)
James Boyd (Woodville-West Torrens)
Chris Hall (Woodville-West Torrens)
Lachlan McGregor (Woodville-West Torrens)
Jared Petrenko (Woodville-West Torrens)
Luke Thompson (Woodville-West Torrens) 

2016 West End State Squad Staff

Head Coach - Graham Cornes
Chairman of Selectors - Stephen Rowe
Defensive Coach - Kane Cornes
Midfield Coach - Brad Gotch
Forward Coach - Heath Younie
Bench Coach - Jack Horan
High Performance Manager - Stephen Schwerdt
Runners - James & Chris Gowans 

April 27, 2016 - SPLIT 50/50 RAFFLE - GLENELG V ADELAIDE
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The Split 50/50 raffle is our new and exciting game day raffle where the more tickets sold, the bigger the cash prize.

 

April 26, 2016 - ULTIMATE PIE CHALLENGE
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The Childhood Cancer Association

The Childhood Cancer Association is one of Australia's key childhood cancer support organisations, dedicated to providing professional tailored support to children living with cancer, and their families.

Support is tailored - to meet the individual needs of each family; ongoing – from diagnosis, throughout treatment and beyond, and available for the entire family – the child with cancer, siblings, parents, grandparents and extended family.

Key services and support (all delivered free of charge) include: professional counselling, daily hospital visits, sibling support, accommodation for country/interstate families, respite accommodation for all families, home tutoring and bereavement support.

The Childhood Cancer Association relies solely on the generous support of the community, to enable it to continue to provide vital services and support to families in need.

www.childhoodcancer.asn.au

Ultimate Pie Challenge

The Childhood Cancer Association aims to raise over $1million through the Ultimate Pie Challenge. 

We’re asking everyone to accept the challenge of having a pie smooshed in their face, post a video of the smooshing, nominate three people to do the same and donate online.

Funds raised through the Ultimate Pie Challenge will enable the Childhood Cancer Association to provide tailored, practical support to children living with cancer, and their families. Key services and support include: professional counselling, daily hospital visits, accommodation, home tutoring, bereavement support and more.

Funds will also enable us to continue to expand our services and support nationally, adding to our existing support of South Australian, Northern Territory and country Victoria/New South Wales children with cancer, and their families.

Our goal is to be able to provide vital support to every child with cancer, and their family, in Australia.

www.UltimatePieChallenge.org.au   

April 25, 2016 - LEST WE FORGET
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April 22, 2016 - MACCA'S SCHOOL HOLIDAY COACHING CLINIC A SUCCESS!
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If you were unlucky and missed our April Clinic, please keep your July school holidays free as we will be holding clinics on Monday 11th July and Friday 17th July. 

 

April 22, 2016 - UNDER 13 DEVELOPMENT SQUAD ANNOUNCED
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These players will be issued with a training guernsey, hoodie and black shorts. The cost will be $130 unless you want to keep the training guernsey from last year if you have one. For those who don’t require a guernsey the cost is $90.

Well done to those selected and for those that missed out play well for your schools and clubs and we monitor your progress.

UNDER 13 DEVELOPMENT SQUAD (PDF)

April 20, 2016 - GLENELG CRACK THE 2,000 MEMBER MARK!
April 18, 2016 - ROUND 5 - GLENELG V ADELAIDE
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In fact the football rumour mill has it that several SANFL Clubs would like to limit the number of AFL listed players in the Adelaide and Port Adelaide teams on a given day – again not our Club, we just focus on each game as it comes.
The two AFL Clubs came into the SANFL competition promising much, big increase in crowds being one of them. The SANFL appearance of Taylor Walker apart, it has simply not happened. It is time that we simply treat Adelaide as an opposition Club which stands between us and 2 points every time we play them. Hypothetically it could be hard for Glenelg supporters who also support the Crows, a situation which could have them cheering for one side and clapping for the other. Again, not so for our coach and players – there is game to be won!


 

April 14, 2016 - LUKE HARDER - STATEMENT
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April 13, 2016 - GLENN ELLIOTT - ST KILDA HALL OF FAME
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He was also awarded the Best & Fairest medal in 1974 which sits along side his Simpson medal, which he was awarded for Best on Ground when Victoria travelled to face Western Australia in 1976. Following a serious knee injury Elliott played a further 15 games with Melbourne Football Club in 1979.

Congratulations Glenn on an outstanding career for the St Kilda football club.

April 11, 2016 - MATT BODE CUP RESULTS
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Match 1
Holdfast Bays 5.1.31 defeated Seahorses 4.3.27

MVP for this game was Hugh Stagg.

Votes:
Holdfast Bays: Hugh Stagg, Alex Menzel, Andrew Terry
Seahorses: Bailey Giles, Jack hawke, Noah Goldie, Corey Brougham

 

Match 2
Gliderol Tigers 4.3.27 defeated Seaside Maulers 2.0.12

MVP for this game was Hunter Window.

Votes:
Gliderol Tigers: Hunter Window, Jed Ffrench, Lukas Cooke and Jayden Davis
Seaside Maulers: Charlie Pridham, Jeffrey Gonjoran, Lewis Rayson

 

Match 3
Gliderol Tigers 3.4.22 defeated Seahorses 1.0.6

MVP for this game was Jack Hawke.

Votes:
Gliderol Tigers: Tyler Martens, Jayden Davis, Oscar Grant, Lukas Cooke, Cooper Beecken
Seahorses: Jack Hawke, Domenic Vizzari, Finn Tierney

 

Match 4
Seaside Maulers 4.3.27 defeated Holdfast Bays 4.1.25

MVP for this game was Jacob Owens

Votes:
Seaside Maulers: Jacob Owens, Lewis Rayson, Darcy Crook
Holdfast Bays: Andrew Terry, Hugh Stagg, Darcy Gluyas

 

The final Round of matches will be held this Friday April 15th at Gliderol Stadium.

Match 1: 6.30pm - Seahorses V Seaside Maulers

Match 2: 7.30pm - Gliderol Tigers V Holdfast Bays

 

Any one of 3 teams can win the Matt Bode Cup.

 

April 06, 2016 - MATT BODE CUP SQUADS AND DRAW
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To find out what squad you will be playing in on Friday night please download the attached form. 

MATT BODE CUP SQUADS (PDF) 

April 04, 2016 - DEVELOPMENT SQUAD TRAINING
April 02, 2016 - BAYS HONOUR CLUB LEGENDS
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In a new tradition starting with Glenelg’s SANFL match against West Adelaide at the Bay tomorrow, skipper Andrew Bradley will run out in the No. 5 guernsey worn with such distinction by triple premiership player and club games record-holder Carey.

Bradley will cast aside his No. 11 jumper and key forward Clint Alleway has given up No. 5 and switched to No. 2 in acknowledgment of Carey’s outstanding service to the club.

“We just felt it was the appropriate way to honour a club champion,’’ chief executive Glenn Elliott said.

Carey, who played 448 games from 1971-88 and was a member of three of Glenelg’s four premiership teams, including being captain in 1985 and ‘86, said he was “absolutely tickled pink’’ to be honoured in such a way.

“When the board of management told me of the decision I felt very privileged and honoured,’’ he said, adding he asked the club to clear the decision with the players before accepting the tribute.

“To get this sort of recognition is a great thrill because five is certainly my favourite number.

“It’s been very good to me for a long time, it reminds me of the fantastic time I had at Glenelg and even now when I’m having a bet on the horses I always back No. 5 in race five.’’

Glenelg’s decision to have it captain wear No. 5 is in the mould of Richmond’s skipper always donning No. 17 in recognition of club great Jack Dyer.

Legendary full forward Phillis, who kicked a club-record 869 goals in 275 games from 1966-81 and won the Magarey Medal in 1969, will have the southern or Glenelg Primary School end of the Bay Oval named after him.

The northern end will be named after 1985 Jack Oatey Medallist Kernahan, who kicked 290 goals in 136 games from 1981-85 before becoming Carlton’s longest-serving captain.

“This is something I am deeply humbled about,’’ said Phillis, who famously kicked 18.6 in Glenelg’s record 49.23 against Central District at the Bay in 1975.

“It’s a great honour and something I didn’t expect to happen so I am extremely thankful to the club.

“The southern end of Glenelg Oval has special meaning to me because a lot of my goals came there and I reckon there would be a lot of souvenir footballs that went over the fence and into the primary school.

“Some were thrown back but a lot weren’t.’’

BY ANDREW CAPEL 

March 29, 2016 - JUNIOR TRAINING - WEDNESDAY MARCH 30TH

 

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News Archive

January 12, 2016 - LIST UPDATE
The Glenelg Football Club is pleased to announce the re-signing of Ruory Kirkby. Ruory returns to the club after spending 18 months overseas. He is keen to get back involved with the playing group and work hard in preparation for the season ahead. He will provide great assistance to Clint Alleway and Sean Christopher (recuited from Horsham) in our forward fifty.
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In other news, we have had three players retire over the Christmas break. Dylan McNeil is taking a year off to focus on his career with Ernst and Young. Dylan has battled injuries over the past few seasons but showed glimpses of what he is capable of later in the year. Shaun Tapp struggled with injuries last season and has lost the motivation required to play at SANFL level.Lachlan Button has advised the club he will not be playing in season 2016. He has been a long serving player at the footy club and a member of the Club’s leadership group. Lachlan has also struggled for consistency over the past few seasons due to long term injuries. Lachlan will now be pursuing studies which will prevent him from be able to attend training.

We wish Dylan, Shaun and Lachlan all the best in the future, and thank them for their services for the Glenelg Football Club.

Stay tuned for information regarding our upcoming trial matches.

Paul Sandercock
Head of Football

February 20, 2015 - SPORTS REWARDS - NOW AVALIABLE AT GLENELG FOOTBALL CLUB
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