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September 26, 2016 - THE RACE THAT STOPS THE NATION!
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. 

 

September 22, 2016 - AUTOMASTERS GLENELG SPECIAL OFFER
Head down to Automasters Glenelg and receive $50 off any service when you show your Glenelg Football Club membership card. Give them a call on 8295 8511 TODAY and help support the sponsors who help support us!
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Head down to Automasters Glenelg and receive $50 off any service when you show your Glenelg Football Club membership card. Give them a call on 8295 8511 and help support the sponsors who help support us! 

 

September 21, 2016 - SANFL IGA LEAGUE GRAND FINAL
Head down to Adelaide Oval this Sunday and see the Eagles battle it out against Sturt in the 2016 SANFL IGA League Grand Final from 2:40 pm. Can't get to the game? Life FM and Channel 7 have you covered. Please continue reading for admission prices.
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SANFL IGA League Grand Final
Eagles V Sturt, 2:40 pm 

SANFL Reserves Grand Final
Eagles V North Adelaie, 11:15am 

Admission Prices
Adults $27
Concession $22
Kids U18 FREE 

Don't miss a thing...
7:45am - Car Park Open
8:45am - Gates Open
9:00am - SANFL U17 Futures Academy Match
11:15am - SANFL Reserves Grand Final - Eagles v North Adelaide (Live stream www.sanfl.com.au)
11:30am - IGA Activation Zone in Creswell Gardens - free kids activities and face painting 
1:50pm - Mental As Anything performing LIVE
2:40pm - SANFL IGA League Grand Final - Eagles v Sturt

Broadcast details
Television
SANFL IGA League Grand Final shown live on Channel 7 Adelaide, streamed via 7live.com.au

Radio
Broadcast live & online via LifeFM | FiveAA | ABC | Triple M

September 20, 2016 - 2016 ADVERTISER SANFL TEAM OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to Josh Scott after his very deserving selection in the 2016 Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year after his breakout year with the Tigers. Rookie Sturt mentor Martin Mattner has been named coach after engineering the Double Blues’ stunning revival. For the full 2016 Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year selection please continue reading.
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Congratulations to Josh Scott after his very deserving selection in the 2016 Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year after his breakout year with the Tigers. 

By ZAC MILBANK | Twitter @zacmilbank

Rookie Sturt mentor Martin Mattner has been named coach after engineering the Double Blues’ stunning revival. In just his first season as a senior coach, the 34-year-old has guided his side into this year’s SANFL IGA League Grand Final despite his club finishing in eighth place in 2015.

Instilling great confidence in his playing group by ‘’backing in’’ his charges, Mattner has also brought a tough, defensive edge which has resulted in the Double Blues becoming the best tackling outfit in the competition.

Entering this year’s campaign, major questions were being asked of Sturt’s potential to score with the retirements of key forwards Matthew Duldig and Michael Coad, together with the departure of forwards Sam Smith and Angus Bruggemann. 

But in throwing key defender Kory Beard up forward, Mattner reshaped his attacking structure in fine style as Beard went on to boot an equal team-high tally of 46 majors with team-mate Mark Evans for the minor round.

As a result, Beard and Evans find themselves selected inside 50m for the Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year, along with Ken Farmer Medallist Brett Eddy, who booted 68 majors in 2016.

Glenelg’s Josh Scott was a deserving selection after his breakout year with the Tigers while Central duo Travis Schiller and Justin Hoskin bring genuine ball-winning ability, as well as great goal sense, to the forward line.

In defence, Woodville-West Torrens has dominated at the selection table, with four Eagles named in the six positions. 

Co-Captains Luke Thompson and Patrick Giuffreda are rarely beaten and have the ability to play on talls and smalls while left-footed duo Matt Goldsworthy and Jarred Allmond have been prolific with their drive off half-back.

Sturt’s Fraser Evans has enjoyed a fine season at centre-half back, also performing strongly for the West End State team while South’s Tom Fields proved he is more than just a booming left-foot kick with a consistent year.

Norwood premiership bigman Sam Baulderstone leads the ruck, his prowess at the stoppages sure to feed a talent-laden midfield outfit.

Dual Magarey Medallist Zane Kirkwood starts in the centre-square alongside classy Eagle Jared Petrenko and Central District ball magnet Chris Jansen.

On the wings, Port’s Kane Mitchell and Eagle Nick O’Brien not only bring AFL experience but an ability to kick a goal while playing on the inside and outside of the contest.

The midfield rotation is so deep that Adelaide’s Cam Ellis-Yolmen, Sturt’s James Battersby and South’s Brede Seccull will start on the interchange despite posting big numbers in 2016.

Their inclusion ensured talented midfielders such as Port skipper Steve Summerton, star North recruit Jordie McKenzie and dual Magarey Medallist Joel Cross could consider themselves unlucky to be pipped for selection.

Magpie Luke Reynolds and Eagle Lachlan McGregor were also tough omissions from the final 21, with Reynolds booting 43 goals in a career-defining season.      

Kirkwood, who captained the West End State team this year, was an obvious choice as skipper while Thompson provides great leadership as his deputy. 

 

September 20, 2016 - JH ELLERS & ER CURNOW BEST & FAIREST AWARDS
Who will be crowned the 2016 Glenelg Football Club Champion? Please join us on Friday October 7th for the JH Ellers and ER Curnow Best & Fairest Awards here at the Glenelg Club Function Centre. Tickets are $50 and include a 2 course meal. Please RSVP to reception on 8294 5333 or reception@glenelgfc.com.au.
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Who will be crowned the 2016 Glenelg Football Club Champion? Please join us on Friday October 7th for the JH Ellers and ER Curnow Best & Fairest Awards here at the Glenelg Club Function Centre. Tickets are $50 and include a 2 course meal. Please RSVP to reception on 8294 5333 or reception@glenelgfc.com.au.

 

September 19, 2016 - TOBY PINK'S GOAL OF THE YEAR
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The SANFL under 18 grand final between Glenelg and North Adelaide saw the scores dead level late in the final quarter on Sunday. Glenelg delivered the ball foward to young gun Toby Pink, who took a mark on the lead about 60 metres out. Then the siren went. The scores were level. Any score would win it. Every North Adelaide player flooded back to try and ensure Pink's kick couldn't result in a point. And - somehow - it did.

Toby's kick went straight through every single North Adelaide defender and spilled through for a behind. A chaotic, calamitous, grand final-winning behind. The best point he'll ever kick.

 

September 18, 2016 - GLENELG WIN UNDER 18 MACCAS CUP
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By ZAC MILBANK | Twitter @zacmilbank

With scores tied in the dramatic title-decider, Bays forward Toby Pink took a strong overhead mark at centre-half forward, the final siren sounding just as the ball landed in his hands.

This left the flame-haired bigman to line up from 60m out directly in front, with Pink needing to score in order to avoid extra time being played.

Kicking into the wind, Pink got underneath the ball and despite it landing on the point of the goal square, it somehow found a way to roll across the line for a behind.

All that was left was for the Tyson Edwards-coached Glenelg to begin celebrating its first premiership in the Macca’s Cup since 2010.

The inaccurate Bays almost cost themselves the premiership with a final tally of 6.20 (56), with their 2.4 in the final term no match for North’s four goals without a blemish.

The brave Roosters took control of the final stanza by stringing together the cleanest patch of football for the match as four-goal forward Will Hayward putting his side 14 points up 12 minutes into the fourth quarter.

But the scrappy Tigers found a way to haul themselves back in front when it mattered most with majors to Jack Strange and Harry Cock putting them back in touch.

McDonald’s SA Under-18 vice-captain Jonty Scharenberg was a fitting winner of the Alan Stewart Medal as best afield, putting in a dominant display in the centre square.

The burly midfielder – one of SA’s top prospects at this year’s AFL National Draft – finished with 34 disposals, five clearances and 12 tackles.

Scharenberg was regularly able to put his team-mates into positions of strength by freeing his arms and handballing while being tackled.

AFL Academy member Darcy Fogarty was also a strong contributor roaming around the ground for the Tigers, to finish with 20 disposals and six tackles.

Key forward Sam Davis was the Bays’ only multiple goal kicker with two as he continually presented across half-forward.

In defence, Cameron Buchanan showed tremendous poise under pressure, using his neat foot skills while Liam Mackie and Mitch Hinge also provided plenty of rebound.

For North coach Jason Blair and his Roosters, 2016 McCallum Tomkins Medallist Dakota Nixon shone to finish with 26 disposals, eight clearances and two goals.

Hayward –coming off a match-winning nine goal haul in the Preliminary Final – showed off his potential by kicking the first three majors of the game to tally four and 13 disposals.

Glenelg 6.20 (56)
North 8.7 (55)


BEST – Glenelg: Scharenberg, Fogarty, Buchanan, Davis, Mackie, Cock, Hinge.

GOALS – Glenelg: Davis 2, Milera, Martini, Strange, Cock.


 

September 16, 2016 - CITY TO BAY TO SAVE THE TIGERS
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This Sunday Craig Goodenough, Glenelg Football Club trainer and volunteer will put his body on the line and run 12km in the Sunday Mail City-Bay Fun Run to help raise funds for our 'Save the Tigers' campaign!

You can lodge funds directly through the Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) via the Glenelg Football Club page. This structure provides donors with better tax advantages. Please click here to donate. 

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
ACC NAME: GLENELG FOOTBALL CLUB 
REFERENCE: FIRST NAME, SURNAME,  STT2016 

 

September 15, 2016 - GLENELG FOOTBALL CLUB - HIGH PERFORMANCE MANAGER
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We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a High Performance Manager who will be responsible for the organisation, promotion, implementation and administration of the Strength and Conditioning programs for our Senior and Under 18’s teams. Reporting to the Head of Football Development, this permanent role will see the successful candidate deliver an effective, structured strength and conditioning program while also managing the recovery and rehabilitation programs for players in consultation with the GFC medical staff.

The position assumes full autonomy and accountability for the portfolio.

What we’re looking for

To be considered for the role, candidates must have the following essential skills and experience:

  • Completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science (or equivalent)
  • Accredited ASCA Level 1
  • Strong background in sport (at an elite level)
  • Ability to design and implement relevant programs for teams and individuals
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strength in coaching and teaching
  • Strong IT skillS
  • Capable of working a wide array of hours to suit the seasonal priorities of Australian Rules Football
  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Police clearance

To apply:

Please email a cover letter along with your resume including the names of two referees to psandercock@glenelgfc.com.au. 

A position description is available on request. Salary commensurate with experience.

Applications close 5:00 pm Thursday 29th September. 

September 14, 2016 - UNDER 18 GRAND FINAL
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Our Under 18 team has dominated their way through to the Grand Final where they will face an in form North Adelaide on the main stage at Adelaide Oval this Sunday 18th September at 10.55am. Make sure you get down and support the Under 18s as they fight their way through to bring home a well deserved trophy.

Entry Prices:
UNDER 18s - FREE
ADULT - $15
CONCESSION - $10

Adelaide Oval Football Members, Essential Crows Members, Essential Power Members and SACA Full Adult and Junior Members all gain FREE entry.

September 13, 2016 - 2016 MAGAREY MEDAL
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The Magarey Medal is South Australian football's highest individual honour. The prestigious accolade has been awarded annually since 1898 to the fairest and most brilliant player in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL), as judged by field umpires.

In total nine Glenelg players have received a Magarey Medal.

1928 - Jim Handby
123 games
Captain-coach 1926-27, 1930-32
Gleenlg Football Club Best and fairest 1925 & 1929
29 State games
Inducted to inaugural SA Football Hall of Fame in 2002

1934 - George Johnston
203 games, 161 goals
Glenelg Football Club Best and fairest 1932, 1936 & 1937
16 State games, 14 goals
Inducted to inaugural SA Football Hall of Fame in 2002 

1940 - Mel Brock
66 games, 60 goals
Glenelg Football Club Best and fairest 1935 & 1940
2 State games

1941 - Marcus Boyall
49 games, 79 goals
Glenelg Football Club Best and fairest 1941
1 State game
Captain-Coach 1940
Coach 1960

1949 - Allan Crabb
236 games, 177 goals
Glenelg Football Club Best and fairest 1949
Captain 1949, 1955-56
20 State games

1969 - Fred Phillis
275 games, 869 goals 
Leading goalkicker 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1976
SANFL leading goalkicker 1969, 1971, 1975, 1976
10 State games, 26 goals
Inducted to inaugural SA Football Hall of Fame in 2002

1978 - Kym Hodgeman
244 games, 412 goals
Glenelg Football Club Best and fairest 1977, 1978 & 1989
Leading goalkicker 1978, 1979 
9 State games
All-Australian 1979
Inducted to inaugural SA Football Hall of Fame in 2002

1982 - Tony McGuiness
113 games, 200 goals
Glenelg Football Club Best and fairest 1985
Coach 1998-2000
All-Australian 1987-1988, 1990, 1992 & 1993
Inducted to inaugural SA Football Hall of Fame in 2002

2006 - Brett Backwell 
112 games, 97 goals
Glenelg Football Club Best and Fairest 
State Team 2003, 2006, 2006  
Fos William Medallist 2003

September 12, 2016 - JH ELLERS & ER CURNOW BEST AND FAIREST AWARDS
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Who will be crowned the 2016 Glenelg Football Club Champion? Please join us on Friday October 7th for the JH Ellers and ER Curnow Best & Fairest Awards here at the Glenelg Club Function Centre. Tickets are $50 and include a 2 course meal. Please RSVP to reception on 8294 5333 or reception@glenelgfc.com.au. 
September 08, 2016 - RESERVES SEMI FINAL - SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10
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After a disappointing loss in the Qualifying final last weekend against Norwood, our Reserves side are eager to redeem themselfes and  to earn a spot in the Preliminary final after this weeks Semi Final clash against North Adelaide.

Lachie Hosie, Lonnie Hampton, Rhys OKeeffe, and Harry Cock have all been omitted due to injury while Jake Pitt Jack Yates, Darcy Fogarty and Ian Milera are valuable additions to the side.

The game will be played at Coopers Stadium, Saturday 10th September at 11.25am. 

A big congratulations to the Glenelg Under 18s side who have dominated their way through to the Grand Final, they will be well rested after this weekend off, as they eagerly await the result of the Eagles v North Adelaide Game who will face the mighty Bays at Adelaide Oval, 18th September at 10.55am.

Get down to Coopers Stadium this Saturday and help our Reserves get over the line.

September 07, 2016 - LACHY EARL - 2016 RESERVES MAGAREY MEDALLIST
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Congratulations to Glenelg midfielder Lachlan Earl and Woodville-West Torrens ball magnet Jake Comitogianni, the joint winners of the 2016 Reserves Magarey Medal.

Both polling 13 votes, the prolific on-ballers finished just one vote ahead of joint runners-up Aseri Rakiwasa (Woodville-West Torrens) and Levi Proude (Port Adelaide).

Joining the Tigers’ Under-17 side in 2008, Earl also played five IGA League matches this year as he strived to break into Matt Lokan’s best 21.

A popular clubman, the 24-year-old – who measures in at 184cm and 82kg – is currently involved in Reserves finals – racking up 25 disposals and seven clearances in the Qualifying Final.

Aged just 18, Comitogianni continues to add to his list of accolades after winning last year’s Macca’s Cup MVP Award in the Under-18 competition. 

Originally from the Woodville South Football Club, Comitogianni 16 Reserves matches this year despite still being eligible for the Under-18 Macca’s Cup.

It is the third time in four seasons there has been a tie for the Reserves Magarey Medal.

2016 Reserves Magarey Medal
Lachlan Earl (Glenelg) 13 
Jake Comitogianni (Eagles) 13 
Aseri Raikiwasa (Eagles) 12
Levi Proude (Port Adelaide) 12
Josh Miller (Norwood) 11
Brett Ellis (Eagles) 10
Emmanuel Irra (South Adelaide) 9
Peter Bampton (Norwood) 9

September 06, 2016 - TIGER TIPS
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Congratulations to Gordon Armstrong, the winner of our 2016 Tiger Tips competition. Gordon has been a supporter of our club since the mid 1960's and is a regular in our venue celebrating birthdays and special occasions with his family and friends. 

Gordon recieved some advice half way through the season to "go with your gut feeling" after second guessing some of his tips. Gordon will be spending his $1,000 prize money by sending his Wife Mim, 2 of their Daughters and 1 Grand Daughter on a road trip to Byron Bay while he stays home to look after the dog. Mim recently had to undergo a knee replacement so the win came at a great time to be able to treat her with a much needed holiday. 

We are thrilled that Gordon took the title of 'Tiger Tips Champion 2016' and look forward to another year of tipping in 2017. 

 

 

September 05, 2016 - 4 TIGERS NAMED IN 40 MAN ADVERTISER TEAM OF THE YEAR SQUAD
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The final squad of 40 players to be considered for the 2016 Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year has been released. Congratulations to Willie Rioli, Josh Scott, Christian Howard and Terry Milera on their selection.

The final 21 players, including the captain, vice-captain and coach of the 2016 Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year, will be announced in IGA League Grand Final week.

Players were selected on their form across the entire minor round, with AFL-listed players eligible for IGA League finals also considered eligible for the Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year.

This year’s team has been selected by the SANFL’s Adam Kelly, Tom Hurley and Zac Milbank, Channel 7’s Mark Soderstrom and The Advertiser’s Chief SANFL Writer Warren Partland.

SQUAD OF 40 
Glenelg
Willie Rioli, Josh Scott, Terry Milera, Christian Howard 

Woodville-West Torrens 
Jared Petrenko, Luke Thompson, Chris Hall, James Boyd, Patrick Giuffreda, Lachlan McGregor, Nick O’Brien, Matthew Goldsworthy, Jarred Allmond
South Adelaide
Brett Eddy, Tom Fields, Brede Seccull, Joel Cross
Sturt
Zane Kirkwood, Kory Beard, Mark Evans, Fraser Evans, Jack Stephens, Aidan Riley, James Battersby
Adelaide
Cam Ellis-Yolmen, Harrison Wigg, Reilly O’Brien, Jonathan Beech
Central District
Justin Hoskin, Chris Jansen, Travis Schiller, Luke Habel, Luke Barmby, Nick Holman 
Port Adelaide
Kane Mitchell, Steven Summerton, Luke Reynolds
Norwood
Sam Baulderstone
North Adelaide 
Jordie McKenzie
West Adelaide
Chris Schmidt

September 05, 2016 - HEAD TRAINER POSITION VACANT
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This position requires leadership, good communication and strong organisation skills.

Essential duties include:

  • Working closely with club medical and coaching staff
  • Report on player fitness and availability
  • Injury management
  • Leading and managing current training staff

Minimum qualifications required are a SMA Level 2 Sports Trainer, Level 2 First Aid, current CPR and a valid police check.

Expression of interest to:

Paul Sandercock (Head of Football)
Glenelg Football Club
psandercock@glenelgfc.com.au or 8294 5333

September 04, 2016 - WEST END SLOW DOWN
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What a game from club President Nick Chigwidden in the West End Slowdown this afternoon! A fantastic day with a huge crowd supporting the Little Heroes Foundation here at Gliderol Stadium. A close game but the Indigenous All-Stars were just to good, stealing the game in the final quarter and claiming victory by 3 points. 

 

September 03, 2016 - FINALS FEVER
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Get around our Reserves side as they play in the Qualifying Final at City Madza Stadium against Norwood at 2.10 pm on Sunday September 4th or cheer on our Under 18 lads at AAMI Stadium in their clash against the Eagles at 2.10 pm also on Sunday September 4th to secure a spot in the Grand Final. 

 

September 02, 2016 - BOARD APPOINTMENT - RICHARD NUNN
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The Board is delighted to advise members that Richard Nunn has been offered and accepted a position on the Club’s Board of Directors in accordance with the Constitution. Richard is the Statewide Super Chief Executive Officer with more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry. As can be seen in the attached bio, the Club will be the beneficiary of Richard’s expertise as we pursue our vision of becoming financially self-sufficient.

RICHARD NUNN BIOGRAPHY (PDF)

August 31, 2016 - SA LEGENDS V INDIGENOUS ALL STARS
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August 30, 2016 - DARCY FOGARTY POWERADE STAR SEARCH WINNER
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Congratulations to Darcy Fogarty, the winner of the Round 22 nomination for the Macca’s Cup MVP. Darcy will receive a Macca’s drink bottle, towel and back pack and is now in the running to be the overall winner which will be selected at the end of the year and will be presented with the Macca's MVP trophy and a $1000 cash prize courtesy of McDonalds. 
August 29, 2016 - FINALS FIXTURE - RESERVES & U18'S
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Get down and support our Reserves side in their qualifying final this Sunday, September 4th against Norwood at City Mazda Stadium from 2:10 pm. Our Under 18's will be taking on the Eagles in their qualifying final at AAMI Stadium also on Sunday September 4th at 2:10 pm. Our boys need your support to help get them over the line. We look forward to seeing you there!
August 25, 2016 - WE HAVE YOU COVERED THIS FATHERS DAY!
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 

APPLY NOW 

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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Tiger Times

2016 E-Newsletters

THANK YOU FOR BEING A LOYAL MEMBER IN 2015 ... WE LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING OUR TIGER TIMES NEWSLETTER IN 2016. UNTIL THEN, HAPPY READING!

Tiger Times December 2015 Edition (PDF)

 

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
Sports Rewards card are available...
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Sports Rewards card are available which includes the following benefits:

  • Online discounted shopping
  • Discounts at thousands of businesses nationally
  • Excellent value for only $40.00
  • This if a fundraising project toward Junior Football
  • These cards can be used Australia wide not just Sth Aust