Adelaide has its first-ever set of sisters after securing young South Australian star Jess Allan with pick No.8 in the 2017 AFL Women’s Draft. Jess, 18, is the younger sister of Crows premiership utility Sarah. Their father Keith played 69 games for SANFL club Central District between 1987 and 1992. An emerging leader, Jess captained the South Australian Under-18 team this year and was named vice-captain of the Allies. The All Australian ruck/forward was one of six players selected by the Crows on Wednesday.
X-factor midfielder/forward Eloise Jones joined Adelaide with pick No.24 in the draft. Jones played alongside Allan in the SA and Allies teams, also earning All-Australian selection. The 18-year-old former basketballer, who turned down a US College scholarship to pursue football, was named the Allies Most Valuable Player at the Under-18 National Championships.
BY RILEY BEVERIDGE - FOX SPORTS
AFLW Draft 2017: Eloise Jones hoping to follow in the footsteps of ‘incredible’ idol Erin Phillips
ELOISE Jones couldn’t have a better mentor waiting for her at Adelaide.
Just as skilful running the point as she is at eluding tacklers in the midfield, Jones was nearly lost to footy when she turned her attentions towards a basketball scholarship in the United States four years ago.
Having watched the likes of Erin Phillips dominate for the Opals and in the WNBA for years, Jones had found motivation in her quest to play basketball. Her mind was nearly made up.
Then came the introduction of the women’s league. All of a sudden, footy had a purpose again.
And in Phillips, who had also made the move back to footy, Jones had someone she could look up to.
“When I stopped in about 2013, women’s footy was going nowhere,” Jones tells foxfooty.com.au.
“There was no pathway and my parents really wanted me to focus on my basketball, because that can obviously take you somewhere.”
The timing was perfect for Jones.
Returning to footy seamlessly, the classy midfielder won MVP honours with both South Australia and the Allies in the national championships earlier this year.
That resulted in a second All-Australian guernsey for Jones, following the first guernsey she claimed back in 2013 — coincidentally when she last thought footy could be her way forward.
She’s now a certainty to land at the Crows with the club’s first pick in Wednesday’s AFLW draft.
And when she does, one of the first things she’ll do is seek out her new co-captain for advice.
“I’d really like some pointers on her weights program,” Jones laughs.
“She’s an incredible athlete. It would just be amazing to be able to work in the space around her.
“Growing up, I’d always watch her at the Olympics. She’s such a multi-talented person. Last year I just found it incredible how you can be so good at two sports.
“To make the Olympics team, then come back and absolutely smash everyone at the Crows, I think that’s just amazing. She’s an incredible athlete and I really do look up to her.”
But balancing the two can be quite tricky.
Although Phillips perfected the juggling act of footy and basketball, Jones found it more difficult.
“I was becoming a bit rough,” she laughs.
“I was taking people out, which probably wasn’t the best thing. I was trying to take a few speckies and I started getting fouled out.”
But Phillips won’t be Jones’ only mentor at the Crows.
Adelaide coach Bec Goddard has already made a lasting impression on the talented teenager, having led the Allies side Jones played for throughout the national championships in July.
Goddard rates Jones highly. And the respect between the two is mutual.
“She’s really lovely and she’s an amazing coach,” Jones says.
“I really like the way she coaches. She always looks for the best in people and she’s quite honest, which is obviously a good thing. She’s not going to lie to you.
“Every single person in that team responded really well to her.”
But while Jones is excited to start working with her new mentors, she’s keen to acknowledge those who have already provided motivation throughout her junior career.
Mainly, her mum and dad.
Jones credits her “footy nut” father for her love of both footy and Essendon. Growing up, she was constantly in Bombers gear. Even she describes herself as “a red and black child”.
So, how will she go supporting the Crows?
“Look,” she says, before pausing and bursting out in laughter.
The conversation goes no further. But Jones is more open talking about the influence of her parents.
“With footy and basketball, my parents have driven me pretty much everywhere,” she says.
“Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am. I wouldn’t be able to get places. They’ve put a lot of time and effort into my sport and I think they almost feel the same emotions as I do.
“When something bad happens, they feel that disappointment. If something good happens, they get more excited than I do.
“Having that support network is really great. My whole family is really tight-knit and they’re all really supportive. My parents are absolutely stoked with the opportunity I’ve got.”
They’ll have even more reason to be excited come Wednesday’s AFLW draft.
As will Jones. From someone who didn’t believe footy could provide a future for her four years ago, the silky on-baller is now on the verge of becoming the league’s next big thing.
And she’s thankful for those who have paved the way for her footy journey.
“It’s really fortunate we have those girls who are that talented and who could prove that girls can play AFL,” Jones says.
“We’re here to play. We’re not bad at this. We really, really love this sport and we’re actually really good.”
Jackson Edwards was among the AFL Draft hopefuls put to the test at yesterday's State Combine at Prince Alfred College. Watch as the potential Crows father-son pick, attacks the Agility Test.
The Glenelg Football Club is seeking expressions of interest for an Under 18 Centre of Excellence Coach. Applications to be sent to Paul Sandercock - Head of Football Development at email@example.com by close of business on Monday 16th October. For more information please contact the club on 8294 5333.
BY Marc McGowan
TWO ADELAIDE-bound prospects were among those to shine brightest at this week's inaugural NAB AFL Women's Draft Combine at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.
Key-position pair Jessica Allan and Jasmyn Hewett already loomed as early selections for the reigning premier Crows before brilliant performances in testing.
There was also plenty to like about athletic rucks Pippa Smyth and Bridie Kennedy.
Nelson Bay's Smyth won the 20m sprint, while Dandenong Stingrays' Kennedy took out the 2km time trial and the Yo-Yo test, a high-intensity modification on the beep test.
Coolangatta's Ruby Blair was the standout in the agility test.
The AFL's female football talent Operations Manager Aasta O'Connor was thrilled with how the players embraced the combine.
"We're all stepping into the unknown, in a way, but it was just really special," O'Connor told AFL.com.au.
"To see the camaraderie built [among] the 46 players and doing something like this on a national scale for the first time was great.
"It was something I'm sure every player will be really proud to be part of. Essentially, it is a one-stop shop for the clubs to get as much information on the player as possible, so there's always going to be improvements … but it's something that's really of value."
Allan is the 18-year-old sister of Adelaide premiership player Sarah Allan, and starred for the Bec Goddard-coached Allies at the NAB AFL Women's Under-18 Championships in Queensland in July.
The Salisbury and Glenelg product won the vertical and running vertical jumps with respective efforts of 61cm and 76cm and placed sixth in the 20m sprint (3.34sec).
"Jess had an amazing under-18s carnival up on the Gold Coast earlier in the year and is a really young leader, the way in which she conducts herself off the field," O'Connor said.
"She's ruck, half-forward, half-back and you sort of think, 'Wow'.
"She's 184cm and so driven, so I'm sure whichever club takes her – you'd be crazy not to if you're the Crows – but I'm sure she'll find herself on a list. As soon as she gets into that club environment, she'll work really hard and have an impact year one."
Hewett, 24, finished in the top 10 in all six physical tests, including ranking second in the Yo-Yo, the vertical jump and the 2km time trial.
She is originally from regional South Australia, but had not played football until relocating to Darwin last year and joining St Mary's, where she quickly became the talk of the competition.
O'Connor was also impressed with Hobart key-position talent Loveth Ochayi, who has nominated in the Victorian part of the October 18 draft.
The 18-year-old could yet be a target in next year's draft for the North Melbourne-AFL Tasmania side set to enter the AFLW in 2019.
"Loveth missed nationals with a hand injury this year, but was consistent across all testing," O'Connor said.
"She's someone who has jumped out of the box a bit the last minute and clubs would be looking at her, whereas prior to the combine she might not have been on as many people's list."
Top 10 AFLW Combine results
Pippa Smyth 3.24 seconds
Calista Boyd 3.30
Renee Cowan 3.30
Maddy Guerin 3.32
Loveth Ochayi 3.33
Jessica Allan 3.34
Emma Pittman 3.35
Sophie Abbatangelo 3.35
Ruby Blair 3.36
Jasmyn Hewett 3.39
Running vertical jump
Jessica Allan 76cm
Pippa Smyth 65cm
Jasmyn Hewett 60cm
Rachel Ashley 57cm
Tiahna Cochrane 56cm
Darcy Guttridge 56cm
Calista Boyd 55cm
Kate Bartlett 55cm
Renee Cowan 54cm
Daria Bannister 54cm
Ruby Blair 8.495 seconds
Daria Bannister 8.574
Sophie Abbatangelo 8.681
Darcy Guttridge 8.723
Renee Cowan 8.726
Reni Hicks 8.730
Tahni Nestor 8.777
Jasmyn Hewett 8.799
Loveth Ochayi 8.803
Eden Zanker 8.810
Bridie Kennedy 17.3
Jasmyn Hewett 17.1
Loveth Ochayi 16.8
Ashleigh Riddell 16.6
Sophie Abbatangelo 16.5
Pippa Smyth 16.4
Haneen Zreika 16.3
Courtney Webb 16.3
Ruth Wallace 16.2
Renee Cowan 16.1
Maddy Guerin 16.1
Jessica Allan 61cm
Jasmyn Hewett 60cm
Renee Cowan 58cm
Pippa Smyth 57cm
Tiahna Cochrane 54cm
Ashleigh Riddell 53cm
Reni Hicks 51cm
Loveth Ochayi 51cm
Tayla McAuliffe 50cm
Maddy Guerin 50cm
2km time trial
Bridie Kennedy 7min 29sec
Jasmyn Hewett 7min 40sec
Haneen Zreika 7min 51sec
Ashleigh Riddell 7min 54sec
Loveth Ochayi 8min 02sec
Courtney Webb 8min 3sec
Jessica Henning 8min 4sec
Pippa Smyth 8min 5sec
Tiahna Cochrane 8min 9sec
Tahni Nestor 8min 10sec
Watch Alex Martini push through the pain barrier in the gruelling Yo-Yo Test at the AFL Combine in Melbourne. Alex put in a great display to be the last man standing in their group!
Zac Milbank caught up with Darcy Fogarty, who is attending the 2017 AFL Combine in Melbourne. Find out how close he is to resuming full training after undergoing knee surgery.
This year, Glenelg Football Club will be partnering with 'House of Hope' - A Christian Drug Rehabilitation Centre in Cebu, Philippines. House of Hope offers a one year holistic program to people who are in bondage of drug addiction and volunteer themselfes for rehabilitation. How can you help?
The Glenelg Football Club Chaplan, Simon Johnson will be collecting any male clothes to assist 'House of Hope' with there drug rehabilitation program. Clothing items can be dropped of the Glenelg Football Club reception Monday - Friday between 9 am and 5 pm.
We paid tribute to one of the best last night at our Best & Fairest awards. Fred Drolsbach, a dedicated volunteer for over 25 years. His loyalty was unquestionable and for that, he will always be remembered.
Congratulations to Matthew Snook, our 2017 JH Ellers Club Champion for 2017. Matthew lead the way in our midfield all season and we congratulate him on this achievement.
JH Ellers Best & Fairest - Matthew Snook
RE Campbell best team man - Brad Agnew
Ossie Aimes League Most Improved - Jonty Scharenberg
League leading goal kicker (38 goals) - Liam McBean
Members MVP - Dom Barry
Statewide Super Women's Best & Fairest - Courtney Gum
Statewide Super Women's Best Team Man - Cass Hartley
Reserves Best & Fairest - Jay Boyle
Reserves Best Team Man - Jay Boyle
Reserves Most Improved - Tim Sullivan
League - James Sellar
Reserves - Jack Yates
Under 18 - Brad Potter
Under 16 - Riley Davis
Get down to any Sportspower Zorich Group store from 3pm this Thursday and receive 20% Off Full Price Product Storewide and a Further 10% off anything already reduced!
Only 4 more sleeps until the Macca’s Dash for Cash at Half-Time of the 2017 SANFL Macca’s League Grand Final! Josh Koster will be representing the Glenelg Football club in the 100m sprint.
Glenelg young gun Brad Noble has celebrated winning the Under 18 Best & Fairest trophy (64 votes) after a standout season in the forward line kicking 26 goals and featuring twice in our Reserves side during 2017. Congratulations Brad on a fantastic season and we look forward to seeing your progress in 2018 and beyond.
Best and Fairest Runner Up - Liam Denton (56 votes)
Players Most Valued Player - Xavier Cubillo
Best Team Man - Henry Papatolis
Coaches Award - Seb Kerrish
ER Curnow Award - Brad Potter
Luke Edwards - A standout in our Premiership winning side saw Luke win the Under 16 Best & Fairest title on Friday night. The classy midfielder went on to play 3 games for our Under 18 side at the age of 15. We congratulate Luke on a fantastic season and will track his progress through our Junior programme.
Best & Fairest Runner Up - Sam Liambis (44)
Best Team Man - Sam Liambis
Coaches Award - Callum park
ER Curnow Award - Riley Davis
The Glenelg Football Club is excited to announce the appointment of Aleks Bojanic as our SANFL Women's Coach for the next 2 years. Aleks has just completed his 4th year coaching at Blackfriars Old Scholars FC in the Adelaide Footy League. Prior to coaching BOSFC, Aleks spent one season as senior coach at Mitcham FC, several seasons in junior development in the Adelaide Hills and a few successful years coaching Women's basketball. We are excited to have Aleks on board as we look to make an impact in the second season of the Statewide Super Women's League.
BY ZAC MILBANK
Selectors have released the 40-player squad for The 2017 Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year, with Woodville-West Torrens and Sturt dominating selection.
Featuring at least one representative from each SANFL club, The Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year squad will be trimmed to a placed team of 21 at a function on Tuesday September 19.
The coach of the 2017 Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year will also be named, together with the captain and vice-captain.
The Eagles and Sturt – last year’s Grand Finalists – each have eight players chosen, including the 2016 Team of the Year captain Zane Kirkwood and his deputy Luke Thompson.
Double Blues Sam Colquhoun and Pat Wilson are new faces, with Colquhoun enjoying a strong year since arriving from the Power and Wilson posting a breakout season in the midfield after missing last year’s premiership with a shoulder injury.
Eagles recruit Jake Johansen has found plenty of the ball since crossing over from Glenelg while Joe Sinor has been a revelation across half-back for the Eagles.
Elimination Finalists Norwood and Central District each have five representatives, Bulldogs ball magnets Travis Schiller and Nick Holman have had sensational seasons while Redlegs Mitch Grigg and Matt Panos will be strong candidates to start in the midfield.
Four Port Adelaide players are present with Ken Farmer Medallist Brett Eddy almost certain to lock in the full forward position while big-bodied midfielder Brendon Ah Chee has produced an influential season in the centre square.
Glenelg and South Adelaide each have three players, with APY Lands product Dom Barry catching the eye with his run and carry from the wing for the Bays while Matt Rose has been arguably the Panthers’ most consistent player in 2017.
Adelaide veteran Scott Thompson and Harrison Wigg have been integral cogs in the Crows’ midfield in the Macca’s League, with the latter averaging in excess of 25 disposals.
Cellar-dwellars West Adelaide and North Adelaide each have one player chosen, with Kaine Stevens and Lewis Hender both deserving of consideration in the final 21.
Players were selected on their form across the entire minor round, with AFL-listed players eligible for Macca’s League finals also considered eligible for the Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year.
This year’s team will be selected by SANFL’s Adam Kelly, Tom Hurley and Zac Milbank, Channel 7’s Mark Soderstrom and The Advertiser’s Chief SANFL Writer, Warren Partland.
2017 The Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year Squad
Matt Snook, Terry Milera, Dom Barry
Scott Thompson, Harrison Wigg
Travis Schiller, Nick Holman, Darcy Fort, Justin Hoskin, Chris Jansen
Sam Baulderstone, Matt Panos, Mitch Grigg, Kristian Roocke, Alex Georgiou
Brett Eddy, Brendon Ah Chee, Steven Summerton, Jimmy Toumpas
Matt Rose, Joel Cross, Nick Liddle
James Battersby, Pat Wilson, Aidan Riley, Zane Kirkwood, Kory Beard, Fraser Evans, Jack Stephens, Sam Colquhoun
Jared Petrenko, Scott Lewis, Nick Hayes, Jake Johansen, Joe Sinor, Luke Thompson, Chris Hall, Paul Stewart
Join us as we crown our 2017 Club Champion at the JH Ellers and ER Curnow Best & Fairest Awards. Tickets are $65 and include a 2 course meal. To book your ticket please contact reception on 8294 5333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glenelg past players and officials at the SANFL200 club function at Adelaide Oval today! Who do you recognise?
ROUND 18 GLENELG V WEST ADELAIDE
West Adelaide 14.8.92
Our final minor round game had us take on West Adelaide at City Mazda Stadium in a game which would determine if we would play finals for the first time since 2011.
After an improved season, we left it to the last game to consolidate a finals berth but this wasn’t to be the case losing to West by 13 points in a tight and hard-fought contest. A shattering result as this meant we missed finals only on percentage to Central Districts.
Although the result didn’t go our way we still had some players that performed very well. Jonty Scharenberg continued his great month of football having 26 disposals across half back. Brad Agnew and James Sellar were also rock solid in our back half and Ziggy Vitkunas provided us a target up forward kicking 3 goals and having 8 marks. Lachy Earl gave us first use through the middle of ground and Jackson Edwards provided a great link player through the wings and across half forward.
Statistically we had over 40 more disposals than West and were dominant in clearances but the difference in the game was that West capitalised on their opportunity in front on goal and we didn’t.
All in all, Saturday’s game was extremely disappointing for players, staff and supporters. Our players and coaching staff understand the opportunity we had and let slip through our fingers and now have to wait for next year to correct this.
I would like to thank all the people that made the trip to Richmond on Saturday. We have some of the most passionate supporters in the competition and although I understand your frustration, hopefully you can all see the improvement our team has made in 2017 and the direction we are heading.
On the eve of his 100th game for the Tigers, James Sellar's team mates share what it's been like to play with him so far. Go well Sellsy.
The Tigers are set to face West Adelaide in our 'Do or Die' Round 18 SANFL Macca's League fixture at City Mazda Stadium this Saturday afternoon from 2:40 pm. Win and the Tigers can claim their first finals berth in six seasons!
We have three additions to our 23-man squad including Jack Haarsma, Matthew Snook and Jay Boyle. Matthew Snook is returning from a leg injury while Jack Haarsma and Jay Boyle have been pushing for league selection after strong showings in the Reserves.
James Sellar is preparing to play his 100th league game for the Mighty Tigers and says that reaching triple figures at Brighton Road means he will fulfill his ambition to ”belong” to a football club. Good luck James.
In recognition of Member Appreciation Round, SANFL has announced that everyone who hold a home match club membership – including those from opposing teams – will receive free entry to all Macca’s League games this weekend. So head down to City Mazda Stadium this weekend and help get the boys over the line.
/ Reserves / 12:00 pm
/ League / 2:40 pm
/ Under 18's / 1:00 pm / AAMI Stadium
Our Under 18's will travel to AAMI Stadium on Saturday to take on West Adelaide in another 'Do or Die' clash.
Last week, the late Fred Drolsbach was acknowledged at the Sports Chaplaincy Dinner with an Appreciation Award presented by GFC Chaplain Simon Johnson. Fred's Wife Judy was there to accept the award which recognised Fred's commitment and service to not only the football club but also Simon
Fred was an excellent point of contact for Simon and was always available to help him out, especially when he first started at the club, a common story for a lot of people that have been involved at Glenelg.
A very deserving man for this award!
BY ZAC MILBANK
Former West Adelaide hardman Luke Norman says he’s excited to coach Glenelg’s Under-14 Girls team in the Statewide Super Shield starting on Sunday.
Norman – who played 107 SANFL matches for the Bloods between 1997 and 2005 – is embracing his new role at Brighton Road as he continues to be an assistant to Bays Macca’s League coach Matt Lokan.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, Norman also revealed his daughter would be donning the black and gold, having kicked 20 goals for Plympton FC this year.
The 45-year-old – who coached Sturt into the 2009 Macca’s League Grand Final – encouraged as many male past players as possible to get behind female football, particularly in terms of teaching skills and game tactics.
Now in its third season, the Statewide Super Shield involved all eight non-AFL aligned clubs fielding an Under-14 and Under-17 team for a four-week competition played at official SANFL venues.
The Under-17 competition will culminate in a series of finals at Peter Motley Oval on Sunday September 17, while there is no major round for the Under-14 Girls.
The clubs are split into the Crows and Power Divisions under the same alignment as the AFL’s Next Generation Academy system which is used for Indigenous and Multicultural youth also participating in Australian Football.
BY ZAC MILBANK
Glenelg’s James Sellar is well aware of what’s riding on his 100th Macca’s League game against West Adelaide on Saturday.
Win and the Tigers can claim their first finals berth in six seasons. Lose and the Bays will endure another frustrating September watching five rivals chase premiership glory at Adelaide Oval.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, the 28-year-old said he would stress how great the lure of playing in the major round is, given he is one of only a handful of Tigers’ remaining from their most recent appearance in the 2011 Elimination Final.
Reaching triple figures at Brighton Road means Sellar will fulfill his ambition to ”belong” to a football club, having also played with Adelaide and Melbourne in the AFL and South Fremantle in the WAFL.
Growing up at Glenelg Primary School, Sellar used to play ”scratch matches” during recess and lunchtime as a school boy before joining fellow Bays product Bryce Gibbs in attending Brighton Secondary School.
Also an accomplished volleyballer as a junior, Sellar once earned selection in an Australian Youth team before choosing to concentrate on preparing himself for the AFL Draft.
Making his Macca’s League debut in Round 1 of 2006, Sellar recalled how he had four goals to his name by half-time of the clash with Norwood at The Parade.
The versatile utility – who measures in at 195cm and 90kg – also produced a moment for the memory bank when he kicked the winning goal for the Tigers against Sturt in Round 13 of 2010 – featured in the video clip above.
Get to know your Tigers and tune into this weeks episode of 60 seconds on the Sofa with Sandy and Damien Hill.
In the lead up to his 100th SANFL game for the Tigers, James Sellar and his beautiful daughter Skyler caught up with Tony Symonds in this week's edition of Tiger TV.
Hear from Senior Coach Matt Lokan after our game against North Adelaide on Saturday.
Goals: I Milera (3), McBean (2), Vitkunas (2), Barry (1), Scott (1), Nicholson (1)
Best: Curran, Joseph, Scahrenberg, Proud, Earl, Agnew
Ahead of his 100th game for the Tigers, Warrick McGinty's team mates share what it's been like to play with him so far. Go well Wazza!
We all know that Glenelg members are the best in the league so to say thank you for your support, we are letting all 2017 GFC & NFC members bring a friend for FREE to our clash against the Roosters this Saturday from 2:10 pm.
West End and Vili’s have a treat for you, celebrating the ultimate footy match – a beer and a pie. Sample a West End or James Squire beer or cider, expertly paired with the perfect flavour of a Vili’s pie. Look out for the James Squire marquee this Saturday when we take on North Adelaide.
*Participants must be aged over 18 years.
The Tigers are set to face North Adelaide in our Triple Header Round 17 SANFL Macca's League fixture at Gliderol Stadium this Saturday afternoon from 2:10 pm, proudly supported by Minda. The league player judged most courageous will be awarded the Dean Higgins Medal. Presentations for the Dean Higgins Medal will take place immediately after the match on Saturday.
We all know that Tiger fans are the best in the league. To say thank you for your amazing support this season, we would like to invite all Glenelg and North Adelaide members to bring a friend to the game for FREE! Simply choose a friend, show and scan your membership card at the gate and your friend gets in for free.*One free entry, per member.
We have four additions to our 23-man squad including Terry Milera, Christian Howard, Jack Haarsma and Alex Martini. Christian is returning from injury and Jack Haarsma and Alex Martini have been rewarded for strong performances in the Reserves.
Warrick McGinty is preparing to play his 100th league game for the Mighty Tigers after joining us as a youngster from the South-East. All the best Warrick. We are looking for Tiger members/supporters to help share in Warrick's special milestone and assist with banner duties on the day. Please contact reception on 8294 5333 or email@example.com if you would like to be involved.
/ Under 18's / 9:00 am
/ Reserves / 11:30 am
/ League / 2:10 pm
Andrew Bradley and some fellow SANFL players spent the day at West End Brewery, getting a behind the scenes look at the mighty site behind SA’s iconic brew. Check out the link below to have a sneak peek at the tour.
You can book your very own experience at westenddraught.com.au
When Glenelg Football Club lost its grandstand roof in a horror Adelaide storm in December 2016 it also destroyed the player facilities. With just weeks before the start of the season, we were worried for our future. The damage brought the club to a virtual standstill.
QBE Insurance and Elders were there to provide support and guidance as we grappled with the challenges of the damage and rebuild. QBE Insurance used its extensive network of specialists and builders to come up with an innovative plan which delivered the best player facilities we have ever had within a very tight timeframe.
“It took an astounding level of cooperation of all parties. It couldn’t have happened without fantastic client relationships with both QBE and Elders.” - Glenelg FC CEO Glenn Elliott.
Tune into this weeks episode of 60 seconds on the Sofa with Sandy and Alex Martini.
BY ZAC MILBANK
As soon as Warrick McGinty arrived at Brighton Road he was determined to play 100 games for the Glenelg Football Club.
And after Saturday’s Macca’s League clash against North Adelaide at Gliderol Stadium, the 27-year-old will have his name etched on the No.25 locker at Tigerland.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, McGinty said he was overwhelmed by the history at the club upon arriving from Mount Gambier as an Under-17 in 2007.
The tireless ruckman has since flourished into becoming one of the club’s most consistent footballers after turning his back on a promising basketball career as a teenager.
Making his debut against the Roosters in Round 3 of 2010, McGinty is one of the few Bays players left since the club last featured in the Macca’s League major round in 2011.
As a result, he and skipper Andrew Bradley have been relaying an important message to the rest of the playing group as the Tigers attempt to lock away a place in September with victory against the Roosters from 2.10pm on Saturday.
In the lead up to Warrick McGinty's 100th game for the mighty Tigers, he caught up with Tony Symonds in this week's edition of Tiger TV.
Hear from Senior Coach Matthew Lokan, as he reviews our 49 point loss to Sturt at Unley Oval on Saturday afternoon.
Goals: McBean (2), Edwards, Barry, Nicholson, Snook, Scott (1)
Best: Snook, Scharenberg, Nicholson, Edwards, Barry, Scott
The Tigers are set to face Sturt in our Triple Header Round 16 SANFL Macca's League fixture at Peter Motley Oval on Saturday afternoon from 2:10 pm.
We have four additions to our 23-man squad including Todd Slade, Jonty Scahrenberg, Damien Hill and Tom Schott. Damien Hill and Todd Slade have been rewarded for there strong showings in the Reserves while Jonty Scharenberg returns from suspension. Tom Schott is a chance to make his league debut after being amongst the best week in week out in the Reserves.
The side will be without Christian Howard and Terry Milera.
Warrick McGinty is preparing to play his 100th league game for the Mighty Tigers after joining us as a youngster from the South-East. All the best Warrick.
/ Under 18's / 9:00 am / Peter Motley Oval / Saturday August 12th
/ Reserves / 11:30 am / Peter Motley Oval / Saturday August 12th
/ League / 2:10 pm / Peter Motley Oval / Saturday August 12th
Get to know your Tigers and tune into this weeks episode of 60 seconds on the Sofa with Sandy and Max Proud.
Tony Symonds caught up with young Glenelg gun, Brad Merrett in this week's edition of Tiger TV.
On Thursday night our players wore their Junior Club guernseys to training! How many local clubs do you recognise?
SANFL and Statewide Super have partnered to celebrate our footy heroes off the field. To acknowledge all of the local legends who make our game great, from behind the scenes, we have created the SANFL Statewide Super Volunteer of the Year Award!
Senior Coach Matthew Lokan chats with Tony Symonds about all things 'footy' in this week's edition of Tiger TV.
Liam McBean set the tone for his team mates with four goals in our victory over Adelaide on Sunday afternoon.
BY ZAC MILBANK
Glenelg midfielder Jackson Edwards is aiming to continue his promising development after making his Macca’s League debut against Adelaide in Bordertown on Sunday.
After a consistent AFL National Championship campaign for the McDonald’s SA U18 team, Edwards showed plenty of poise against the Crows SANFL side en route to collecting 17 disposals and eight marks – including one courageous one-handed grab.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, the 17-year-old – the only BankSA Rookie in Week 1 of Round 15 – said he enjoyed testing himself physically against the bigger bodies present at senior level.
Measuring in at 185cm and 77kg, Edwards displays similar traits to that of Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury with his left-foot kick and lengthy frame for an onballer.
Eligible to be selected by Adelaide under the father-son rule at this year’s AFL National Draft, the well-spoken teenager said he has relished the guidance he’s received from both of his parents, Tyson and Mandy.
A dual premiership player with the Crows, Tyson coached Jackson’s victorious U18 Macca’s Cup winning team last year as the Bays overcame North Adelaide in dramatic circumstances after the final siren at Adelaide Oval.
Currently studying at Henley High, Edwards is a member of a star-studded school football team which also features fellow McDonald’s SA Under-18 players Izak Rankine and Jack Lukosius.
His younger brothers Luke and Brodie are also budding footballers, with Luke playing with the Tigers’ Under-16 side and State U15 team this year while Brodie is rising up the ranks with the Henley Sharks Football Club.
Hear from Senior Coach Matthew Lokan, as he reviews our 17 point victory over Adelaide at Bordertown Oval on Sunday afternoon. #forevergold
Goals: McBean (4), T Milera (4), B Merrett (2), I Milera (1), Nicholson (1), Scott (1)
Best: McFarlane, Snook, T Milera, McGinty, Curran, Joseph
The Tigers were strong in their clash against Adelaide at Bordertown Oval on Sunday afternoon and have claimed the 2 points, defeating Adelaide by 17 points. Congratulations to Jackson Edwards in his league debut. We thank the Tiger faithful who joined us at Bordertown, your passion sure did help us get over the line.
Look out for Jackson Edwards who will be playing his first SANFLMacca's League game this Sunday in our battle against Adelaide at Bordertown Oval. Player number 1,090 to debut for the mighty Tigers! Go well Jacko.
Glenelg are set to face Adelaide in a crucial Round 15 SANFL Macca's League fixture at Bordertown Oval this Sunday afternoon from 1:10 pm.
Jackson Edwards is a chance to be unleashed and make his league debut for the mighty Tigers after a best-on performance in the Reserves last week. Born and bred in the South-East Brad Merrett, has also been added to the 23-man squad and is a chance for league selection.
Riley McFarlane has been rewarded for his strong showing in the Reserves since returning from a leg injury. Todd Slade will also make the journey to Bordertown and is hopeful of gaining a spot in the side.
MATCH DAY INFORMATION
Gates open – 11am (Adults $10, Concession $8, Under 17 FREE) All GFC membership tickets will be accepted
Curtain Raiser – 11.30am Women’s Exhibition Match
Before the Bounce Pre-Game Function – 11:30am (Guest speakers Glenelg coach Matt Lokan and Adelaide coach Ryan O’Keefe)
Glenelg V Adelaide – 1.10pm
Car Parking – Street parking only, no cars allowed on ground
Catering – BBQ and Canteen
Our Under 18's will tackle the Eagles in a must win clash here at Gliderol Stadium on Saturday July 29th from 11:25 am.
The Board, Staff, Officials and Past Players and Officials wish to advise all members and supporters of the passing of our Past Player, Denis Eblen.
Denis was affectionately known as "The Bear" or "Big Bear". During his time at the club, Denis was well known for his commitment, friendliness, compassion, selflessness, comradeship and his team and club first approach.
His memory will stay forever with those who knew him within the club and those many friends outside the club.
We extend our deepest condolences to his Wife Jane and his extended family during their period of grieving.
Denis's funeral service is to be held at 3:00 pm in the Heyson Chapel at Centenial Park on Monday July 31st.
BY ZAC MILBANK
Glenelg’s crucial Round 15 clash with Adelaide at the Bordertown Oval on Sunday could be an eye to the future.
Keen to further their strong ties with their country zone, the Tigers will play the SANFL Crows in the Macca’s League from 1.10pm.
A curtain-raiser featuring local female talent will take place from 11.30am, with Tigers chief executive Glenn Elliott revealing the club could rotate the fixture against the Crows between Bordertown and Keith on an annual basis.
The Tigers also plan to play an annual pre-season match in Mount Gambier while also conducting a series of workshops with local club administrators, coaches and volunteers.
Those workshops would focus on key areas such as governance, finance, communications and coaching with presentations conducted by Bays staff members such as Elliott and senior coach Matt Lokan.
Since 2003, the Tigers have also been servicing their regional zone through a series of junior talent academies in Naracoorte, Millicent, Bordertown and Mount Gambier.
The Bays have several players from the South East playing in their Macca’s League outfit, including captain Andrew Bradley, defender Brad Agnew and ruckman Warrick McGinty.
Despite not being able to play in the match due to a broken collarbone, Bradley said the players were looking forward to playing at the picturesque venue, which usually plays host to the Bordertown Roosters in the Kowree Naracoorte Tatiara Football League.
Bradley expects to be sidelined for at least a month after undergoing surgery on his shoulder on Monday night, paving the way for potential Crows father-son Jackson Edwards to possibly make his Macca’s League debut.
Edwards was one of the Bays’ best in the Reserves last Sunday, collecting 26 possessions while unheralded midfielder Riley McFarlane could also return after recovering from a shin ailment.
MATCH DAY INFORMATION
Gates open – 11am (Adults $10, Concession $5, Under 17 FREE) All GFC membership tickets will be accepted
Curtain Raiser – 11.30am Women’s Exhibition Match
Before the Bounce Pre-Game Function – 11:30am (Guest speakers Glenelg coach Matt Lokan and Adelaide coach Ryan O’Keefe)
Glenelg v Adelaide – 1.10pm
Auskick at half-time of the Macca’s League game
Car Parking – Street parking only, no cars allowed on ground
Catering – BBQ and Canteen
Tony Symonds caught up with Glenelg Past Player and Legend Fred Phillis the famous Number 19 in this week's edition of Tiger TV.
Unfortunately our Skipper Andrew Bradley suffered damage to his collarbone in our clash against Port Adelaide on Sunday and is undergoing surgery tonight. The club will wait to see how the surgery goes before an accurate assessment on his return to football can be made. However, it will be a challenge for him to return to the field at this late stage of the year. We wish Andrew all the best for his surgery tonight and with his recovery.
Who gets your Members MVP vote in Sunday afternoon's clash against Port Adelaide? The Members MVP will be awarded at the JH Ellers Best & Fairest Awards to the player with the most votes at the end of the minor round.
Hear from Senior Coach Matthew Lokan as he recaps our clash against Port Adelaide on Sunday afternoon. Port Adelaide 16.12.108 defeated Glenelg 10.12.58.
Best: Snook, Agnew, Curran, Nicholson, Scharenberg, Joseph
Goals: T Milera (2), Howard (1), McBean (1), Barry (1), I Milera (1), Scott (1), Vitkunas (1)
Congratulations to Glenelg on winning the SANFL U15 Country Championships, defeating Norwood 8.8 (56) to 8.7 (55).
Results from Day 3 of the 2017 SANFL State Championships, which will be played at a variety of SANFL venues during Week 2 of the School Holidays.
Glenelg and Norwood will face off in the Under-15 Country and Metropolitan Grand Finals to be held on Friday at Football Park.
The Tigers finished top of the Crows Division in both categories, with both outfits winning all three of their contests during the week.
In the Power Division, the Redlegs won through on superior percentage in both categories, having won two matches and lost one.
The Under-15 Metro Grand Final will be held at 10.30am at West Lakes, followed by the Under-15 Country title decider at 12.20pm.
Each non-AFL aligned SANFL club will field a team selected from their Country and Metropolitan zones in the Under-15 competition while also choosing an Under-17 side of players from both zones.
The minor round matches will conducted from Tuesday July 18 through to Thursday July 20 before the Under-15 Grand Finals are held at Football Park on Friday. There is no Grand Final for the Under-17 competition.
Teams are split into two divisions:
Crows Division – Central District, Glenelg, North Adelaide, Sturt
Power Division – Norwood, South Adelaide, West Adelaide, Woodville-West Torrens
Congratulations to the GFC 2017 U17 State Champions!
The Tigers are set to face Port Adelaide in a pivotal Round 14 SANFL Macca's League fixture at Alberton Oval on Sunday afternoon from 2:10 pm.
We have two additions to our 23-man squad including Alex Martini and Jay Boyle. Jay Boyle has been rewarded for his strong showings in the Reserves while Alex Martini returns from a solid performance in the Under 18 State Carnival.
Our Reserves side will tackle top-of-the-table Port Adelaide as we look to return to the winners table after a narrow loss in Round 13 against South Adelaide.
The Under 18's will travel North to My Money House Oval to take on Central District on Saturday July 22nd from 11:25 am.
/ Under 18's / 11:25 am / My Money House Oval / Saturday July 22nd
/ Reserves / 11:30 am / Alberton Oval / Sunday July 23rd
/ League / 2:10 pm / Alberton Oval / Sunday July 23rd
Join us as we tackle Adelaide in Round 15 of the SANFL Macca's League at Bordertown Oval on Sunday July 30 from 1:10 pm.
To register your interest for a return bus trip to Bordertown, please contact reception on 8294 5333 or firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 pm Friday July 21st.*Please note, for the bus to be viable we will require at least 50 passengers to be traveling.
Cost: $60 PP (depending on number of passengers)
Departing: Glenelg Football Club at 8:30 am
Arriving: Bordertown Oval at 11:30 am
Departing: Bordertown Oval at 5:30 pm (approximately)
Arriving: Glenelg Football Club at 8:30 pm (approximately)
Head of Football Paul Sandercock, caught up with Josh Koster in our first episode of "Sixty seconds on the sofa with Sandy".
Tony Symonds caught up with Rex Voigt, former Glenelg past player in this weeks edition of Tiger TV. Rex played 257 games for Glenelg from 1967 - 1979, kicking 158 goals and was our Best and Fairest in 1970.
Senior coach Matthew Lokan, recaps our impressive 55-point victory over South Adelaide on Saturday afternoon.
Goals: T Milera (6), McBean (4), Barry (2), Chalmers (1), Vitkunas (1), I Milera (1), Proud (1)
Best: T Milera, McGinty, Bradley, McBean, Joseph, Earl
BY ANDREW CAPEL - THE ADVERTISER
GLENELG roared back into finals contention as forwards Terry Milera and Liam McBean enjoyed days out at the Bay on Saturday.
The former AFL-listed players kicked 10 goals between them – double South Adelaide’s total – as the Tigers thumped the Panthers by 55 points to snap a three-game losing streak and jump back into the top five.
In a match crucial to both teams finals hopes, Glenelg – chasing its first finals spot since 2011 – won every quarter, capitalising on superior skills and greater efficiency.
Its nine-goal win came despite losing the inside-50 count 59-43 and having the same number of scoring shots as South. The Tigers booted an accurate 16.7 to the Panthers’ woeful 5.18.
“Our team defence across the whole ground was fantastic and that pressure meant we were able to force them into mistakes and capitalise ourselves,’’ said Tigers coach Matthew Lokan.
“In contrast we kicked the ball at 72 per cent efficiency, which we haven’t done for five or six weeks.’’ While the free-falling Panthers, who have now lost six of their past seven games after starting the season 5-1, were wasteful with the ball, Milera and McBean made the most of their opportunities to prove difference-makers in front of the sticks.
Former St Kilda forward Milera kicked six goals without a miss while ex-Richmond tall McBean booted four straight.
They capitalised on some excellent service from former Melbourne midfielder Dom Barry (22 disposals, two goals), who is pushing his claims for another shot at the AFL, captain Andrew Bradley (27 disposals) and onballers Matthew Snook and Lachie Earl, who combined for 53 possessions.
It all started in the ruck where Warrick McGinty was superb, finishing with 25 disposals and seven marks.
“We built this up as a finals game and it was great for the guys to be able to respond in the right manner after what had been a tough three weeks,’’ Lokan said.
“It was a very even performance with everyone getting over 10 disposals which is something we have been trying to get – an ability to spread the load.’’
The emphatic win was just Glenelg’s second in its past 10 clashes against South.
Panthers coach Garry Hocking lamented his side’s poor skills and wastefulness.
“We missed goals which didn’t enable us to put any scoreboard pressure on them,’’ he said.
“Poor goalkicking is poor footy. We’re still playing some good footy but it’s too patchy and when we get an opportunity to hurt the opposition we’re not.
“When you win the inside-50 count and have the same amount of scoring shots you are doing something right but our goalkicking is costing us, so we’ve got some work to do.’’
Check out all the action from our SANFL School Holiday Coaching Clinic this morning at Gliderol Stadium. A little bit of rain never hurt anyone!
Please note that the North Eastern gate (Rugless Terrace) will not be open for entry this Saturday. All access and ticket sales will be through the main gates, located on Brighton Road.
The Tigers wrestle South Adelaide in Round 13 of the SANFL Macca's League action here at Gliderol Stadium Saturday afternoon from 2:10 pm, proudly brought to you by DNG Technology.
We have added a combination of speed and fire power to the23-man squad including Josh Koster and Alex Martini who are both looking to break into the league side.
Ben Sawford has also been named in the squad after an intense rehab process since his shoulder injury in Round 11. Ben is a chance for league selection following our final training session on Thursday night.
Our young Reserves side will tackle South Adelaide as they look to find a spot a top 5 spot on the ladder.
The Under 18's will travel South to Hickinbotham Oval to take on the ladder leaders, South Adelaide.
/ Under 18's / 11:25 am / Hickinbotham Oval / Saturday July 15th
/ Reserves / 11:30 am / Gliderol Stadium / Saturday July 15th
/ League / 2:10 pm / Gliderol Stadium / Saturday July 15th
Tony Symonds speaks with 2016 Glenelg leading goal kicker and JH Ellers Best and Fairest Club Champion, Josh Scott and his Mother Karren.
Who gets your Members MVP vote in Saturday night's clash against Norwood? The Members MVP will be awarded at the JH Ellers Best & Fairest Awards to the player with the most votes at the end of the minor round.
A wet and wild clash against Norwood on Saturday night. Hear what Senior coach Matthew Lokan had to say after our 41 point loss.
Best: Joseph, McBean, Snook, Scott, Earl, Nicholson
Goals: McBean (5), Scott (2), Nicholson (1), T Milera (1)
Get behind the Tigers at Gliderol Stadium this Saturday night at 7:10 pm as we battle Norwood in our fight to hold a top five spot on the SANFL ladder.
Returning is Christian Howard and fan favourite Brad Agnew is set to make a return from a nasty concussion suffered in round 10. Max Proud and Harley Montgomery have also been named in the 23-man squad and are a chance to be elevated after some good performances in the Reserves side.
Ben Sawford is recovering well from an AC joint issue from our match against Centrals last week. Ben is hoping to be available for selection in 2-4 weeks. Riley McFarlane has been in the gym doing some of-leg conditioning and weights while his leg injury continues to heal.
Do not miss a minute of the action with football being played here at Gliderol Stadium all afternoon! Kids can collect a free SANFL Macca’s League showbag from the Statewide Super Family Friendly Area located at the Northern end of the ground. There will be a bunch of FREE activities for kids including a face painter, bouncy castle and balloon artist, so bring the kids, bring your footy, and support your local heroes!
/ Under 18's / 2:00 pm
/ Reserves / 4:30 pm
/ League / 7:10 pm
Every Tiger Member who walks through the gate and scans there membership ticket will go in the draw to WIN a Mustang weekend car hire proudly donated by our home match sponsor Stillwell Ford. The winner will be announced at half time of the league match. Good luck!
Head of Football Paul Sandercock, caught up with Ziggy Vitkunas in our first episode of "Sixty seconds on the sofa with Sandy".
The blessed host of Tiger TV Tony Symonds, caught up with Glenelg Football Club Past Players Neville Smith and Allan Bartlett in this week's edition of Tiger TV.
Not a lot of joy out of our match against Central District on Saturday, but we regroup and go again next week. Hear what Senior Coach Matthew Lokan had to say.
Best: Nicholson, Snook, Scharenberg
Goals: Barry (2), T Milera (1), McBean (1), I Milera (1), Vitkunas (1)
The Glenelg Football Club would like to congratulate the following players who have been selected to play in the Allies Under 18 Team to contest the National Carnival in Queensland from the 10th-14th July.
Jess, Eloise, Bronwen and Brianna are all members of our inaugural SANFL Women’s team. The four girls acquitted themselves well playing in the Glenelg colours earlier in the year.
The girls were selected on the back of good form in the first phase of the recent Under 18 Championships where they represented South Australia.
The Allies are made up of players from SA, NT and Tasmania. They will be coached by AFLW Premiership Coach, Bec Goddard.
The Championships give the girls an opportunity to test their skills against the best young players in the country and put their name forward for the AFLW draft in October.
We wish them all the very best.
The Tigers will travel to My Money House Oval to tackle Central District in Round 11 of the SANFL Macca's League this Saturday July 1st from 2:10 pm.
Brad Agnew has been omitted due to failing a concussion test on Wednesday night, Riley McFarlane has been sidelined with an ankle injury and Christian Howard will miss a week due to general soreness.
After an impressive game in the Reserves after returning from injury, Max Proud has been named in the 23-man squad and is a chance for league selection. Damien Hill, Lachy Earl, Josh Koster and Todd Slade are also in the mix and are every chance to be selected in the final team.
Our Reserves side are looking for two in a row after an impressive win against the Eagles in Round 10. They will kick-off at 11:25 am at My Money House Oval on Saturday July 1st.
Our Under 18 lads will take on Sturt in Round 11 of the Torrens University Cup on Saturday July 1st from 11:25 am at Gliderol Stadium.
JUNE 30 IS TAX TIME! Support the Club with a tax deductible donation.
The Centre of Excellence is the key to our football future. It will ensure the physical development of our young players giving them the best chance to play senior footy at the Club.
We have the gym space and we have the technical expertise.
Investment to buy state of art equipment.
You will qualify for a Tax deductible donation by contributing direct to the Australian Sports Foundation for our special Centre of Excellence program. All donations must be made before June 30 to be eligible.
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Tony Symonds caught up with courageous 100 game player Brad Agnew in this week's edition of Tiger TV.
We are pleased to announce that Todd and Frank Pearce were the winners of the Split 50/50 raffle on Saturday afternoon at our clash against the Eagles. Todd and Frank were lucky enough to take home $1,178.50 cash. For your chance to win big, purchase a ticket at our next home game on Saturday July 8th at the merchandise stand or the ticket sellers located throughout the ground.
Who gets your Members MVP vote in Saturday's clash against the Eagles? The Members MVP will be awarded at the JH Ellers Best & Fairest Awards to the player with the most votes at the end of the minor round.
Hear what Senior coach Matthew Lokan thought of our upsetting loss against the Eagles on Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately Brad Agnew was sidelined in the first quarter due to concussion.
Goal kickers: T Milera (3), J Scott (2), I Milera (2), Z Vitkunas (2)
Best: Snook, Scharenberg, T Milera, Joseph, Bradley, Curran
On the eve of his 100th game, hear what some of Brad Agnew's best mates and coaches had to say about him. Go well Ags and congratulations on a stellar career so far!
Watch some of our highlights from Season 2017 so far! From Jumping Josh Scott to dynamic Dom Barry, what has been your favourite part?
FOOTY IS BACK! The Tigers will tackle the Eagles in Round 10 of the SANFL Macca's League at Gliderol Stadium this Saturday June 24th from 1:10 pm where we will welcome the Nepalese community to our Oval in our Multi-cultural clash.
Carl Nicholson returns to the squad from a hamstring injury while Lachy Earl has also been added to the 23 man-squad and is looking to break back into the league side. Brad Agnew is set to play his 100th league game for the mighty Tigers and etch his name in the history books at the Bay.
Our Reserves side are looking to redeem themselfes after a narrow loss to North Adelaide in Round 9. They will kick-off at 10:25 am at Gliderol Stadium on Saturday June 24th.
Our Under 18 lads will travel to Maughan Thiem Hyundai Oval to take on the Eagles on Saturday from 11:25 am.
BY ZAC MILBANK
Glenelg defender Brad Agnew will spare a special thought for former Tigers captain Ben Mules when he chalks up his 100th Macca’s League game on Saturday.
Agnew, who began his career at Brighton Road in the U18s in 2009, was quickly embraced by the then Bays skipper as they grew up on neighbouring farms in the club’s rich South-East country zone.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, Agnew recalls catching the school bus as a little tacker with Mules, who was nearing the end of his schooling at the time.
This relationship only strengthened when he arrived at Tigerland, making his Macca’s League debut alongside Mules in Round 1 of 2011.
And it’s fair to say Agnew will never forget his first match for multiple reasons.
Not only did he manage a rare goal – he has only kicked 12 in 99 to date – but the Tigers made a staggering fourth-quarter comeback in which they turned a 41-point deficit at the final change into a 19-point victory against the Double Blues.
Agnew will join another fellow South-East product in Luke Panozzo by having his name etched on the No.6 locker after he confronts Woodville-West Torrens at Gliderol Stadium from 1.10pm on Saturday.
Tony Symonds caught up with former Glenelg captain and past player Kym Koster in this weeks edition of Tiger TV.
Glenelg 10.0 def South Adelaide 3.2
Goals: Harvey Lambert 3, Will McAuliffe 2, Bode Ryan 1, Jakob Ryan 1, Hayden Brokensha 1, Lachlan Scannell 1, Adam D’Aloia 1
Best: Adam D’Aloia, Lachlan Scannell, Kobe Ryan, Matt Wolfenden, Hayden Brokensha
Glenelg 1.5 lost to South Adelaide 10.11
Goals: Ryan Kelton 1
Best: Max Coorey, Jayden Davis, Darcy Crook, Tim Stewart, Charlie Pridham
Glenelg 4.2 lost to South Adelaide 7.8
Goals: Kye Dean 3, Carter Norman 1
Best: Kye Dean, Brayden Treagus, Jaden Hunter, Lachie Kleinshmidt, Sam Potter, Kaine Baldwin
Congratulations to Jonty Scharenberg who registered 25 disposals, six marks and four tackles in a composed performance across half-back for the Tigers to be named the Round 9 Powerade Breakthrough Player.
Following the great news released regards the support of the City of Holdfast Bay Council, the message couldn’t be stronger – Glenelg Tigers will be playing at Gliderol Stadium – FULL STOP.
The Club is committed to continuous improvement – the only way forward. We cannot deviate from this pathway in any aspect of Club operations in our pursuit of:
F - Financial stability
F – Finals footy
When we succeed in both portfolios, we will know why and how it came about. It won’t be an accident or some stroke of good fortune, it will be because of strategic planning and the actions put in place to ensure success. Having said that, occasionally luck can come your way in a footy Club – it is then what you do with that luck which can dictate your immediate and future direction.
Have no doubt that football is the very reason we exist, right back to 1921 when Jack Hanley became our first registered player through to our latest player to debut this year in Todd Slade – player number 1089. With some 9 minor rounds to complete the current SANFL regular program, the season is still alive.
The future is positive both and off the field and the Club is committed to thrive as opposed to just surviving
On field results will always be the barometer of success for all footy Clubs and our promising young list continues to improve.
Player facilities are now comparable to the best this competition has to offer.
The Club has established a Centre of Excellence to ensure all players, male and female, can maximise their potential.
Outstanding Auskick and football participation numbers throughout our zones
Successful introduction of women’s football
Off field the Club returned to profit in 2016 and is forecast to do so again this year.
Our sponsorship, membership and hospitality port folios are well able to support football operations.
Statistics for digital communication are the highest on record
Established a History Committee led by Peter Cornwell to preserve our proud past and Club memorabilia
The Glenelg Club continues to perform soundly in a highly competitive hospitality market
Club has continuity at Board and staff level
We well understand the changed and challenging sports and economic landscape in which we exist, but thrive we will.
By ANDREW CAPEL
TWELVE months after the Glenelg Football Club launched a debt demolition campaign to save it being punted from the SANFL, the famous club is now poised to survive and thrive.
SANFL competitors since 1921, the Tigers have faced an uncertain financial future after announcing a $3.4 million debt last year, have struck a deal with Holdfast Bay Council, guaranteeing their financial future.
The deal — to be announced Thursday — involves interest currently owed on the club’s council loan to be written off and interest for the next two years to be waived. In the past five years the club has paid about $1.2 million in “dead money’’.
The football club’s annual lease of Glenelg Oval has also been reduced significantly while the council has drawn up a master plan to turn the ground into a major sporting and community hub.
This includes knocking down the H.Y. Sparks grandstand, which lost its roof in a storm in December, at the end of the football season and building a grass mound with seating on the western side of the ground.
The agreement will be allow Glenelg, whose current debt is just under $2.2 million, to have “critical breathing room’’ which the club insists will guarantee its survival.
“This result not only ensures that we will survive but can thrive,’’ Tigers chief executive Glenn Elliott said.
“It’s been a really traumatic year for everybody involved with the club because the impact of the total debt and subsequent interest was literally crippling us.
“It just meant we weren’t able to progress and unless we were able to address the debt and the relationship with the council we would have continued to battle and, in all probability, it may well have reached the stage where we might not have been able to operate.
“But this new arrangement has injected life back into the club, a sense of belief and capacity to plan for the future.’’
Glenelg, whose financial problems began back in 2002 when it borrowed $2.4 million from the council to build its function centre, lost $1 million in trading profit from 2013-15 before making a small $16,000 profit last year.
The club’s high-profile “Save The Tigers’’ campaign last year was viewed as a success but raised only $70,000 for debut demolition.
The announcement of a brighter future comes amid speculation that Glenelg, currently sitting third with a 6-3 record, South Adelaide and West Adelaide were preparing to merge to become a “super’’ SANFL club.
All three clubs have denied the report.
Holdfast Bay mayor Stephen Patterson, a former Norwood and Collingwood player, said: “We’ve made a significant number of adjustments to our loan and leasing arrangements to benefit the club to date but council has now resolved that these further steps are necessary to help the club recover from their current trading position and move forward.
“Our business as a council is investing in our community and community clubs are places where young people learn skills, work with positive mentors, grow social networks, and strengthen their sense of purpose and belonging.”
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Tony Symonds surrounds himself with the women of Glenelg FC... new board member, Catherine Sayer plus Kristin Jeffrey, Mel Churchett, Kate Williams, Emma Jarman and Cass Hartley in this week's edition of Tiger TV.
Hear what Senior Coach Matthew Lokan had to say after our thrilling victory over North Adelaide where we claimed back the John Sandland Cup. #forevergold
Best: Sawford, Milera, Snook, Scharenberg, Bradley, McGinty
Goals: I Milera (3), T Milera (3), Boyle (2), Scott (2), Sawford (1), McBean (1), McFarlane (1)
Get to know Todd Slade! Todd is set to play his second match for the Tigers tomorrow after his debut game in Round 8 where he made efficient use of the football, kicking 2 goals.
Elliot Chalmers flexed his muscles in the midfield to collect 23 disposals, nine tackles and a goal against Adelaide and was named the Powerade Breakthrough player for Round 8!
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.
Head of Football
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