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March 25, 2017 - THE HIGHS, THE LOWS, THE RIDE
The highs, the lows, the ride! Our Tiger Women reflect on the season so far. It is DO or DIE tonight and our Tiger Women need your support as they battle it out for a spot in the Statewide Super Women's League Grand Final!
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The highs, the lows, the ride! Our Tiger Women reflect on the season so far. It is DO or DIE tonight and our Tiger Women need your support as they battle it out for a spot in the Statewide Super Women's League Grand Final!

 

March 25, 2017 - MATT'S MATCH REVIEW - GLENELG V NORWOOD
A disappointing loss in our second trial match to Norwood last night at the Parade. Hear what Coach Matt Lokan has to say as he reviews the game.
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A disappointing loss in our second trial match to Norwood last night at the Parade. Hear what Coach Matt Lokan has to say as he reviews the game.

GLENELG 7.10.52
NORWOOD 24.14.158

 

March 23, 2017 - TEAM SELECTION - GLENELG V NORWOOD
Friday night footy is BACK. Get your weekend dose and support the boys in their second trial match against Norwood tomorrow night at Coopers Stadium. Reserves kick off at 5:00 pm followed by league at 7:20 pm. #forevergold
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Friday night footy is BACK. Get your weekend dose and support the boys in their second trial match against Norwood tomorrow night at Coopers Stadium. Reserves kick off at 5:00 pm followed by league at 7:20 pm. #forevergold 

TEAM SELECTION - GLENELG V NORWOOD (PDF)

March 23, 2017 - YOUR MEMBERSHIP IS ON ITS WAY!
We are excited to let you know that all 2017 memberships purchased prior to March 17th have been posted and are on there way to you! If you purchased your membership after March 17th, your pack will be posted within the next week.
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We are excited to let you know that all 2017 memberships purchased prior to March 17th have been posted and are on there way to you! If you purchased your membership after March 17th, your pack will be posted within the next week. 
March 22, 2017 - GLENELG FOOTBALL CLUB DIGITAL PASS
For the first time, Glenelg Football Club matches will be live-streamed and available on demand in high definition through the SANFL website and Official SANFL App. This will provide you with great flexibility in being able to watch all of our games in 2017.
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BY ZAC MILBANK

SANFL fans will have the perfect opportunity to support their favourite club via the 2017 SANFL Macca’s League Digital Pass.

For the first time, matches will be live-streamed and available on demand in high definition through the SANFL website and Official SANFL App.

This will provide supporters with great flexibility in being able to watch all of their team’s games in 2017.

SANFL General Manager Football, Adam Kelly, explained why the SANFL has invested in the digital pass: “It is sometimes just not possible to be at the ground watching your team.  The digital pass allows you to stay in touch with all the action, no matter where you may be.  This is an exciting initiative that significantly extends the reach of the competition.”

Signing up for the 2017 SANFL Macca’s League Digital Pass will also benefit SANFL clubs financially, with funds being injected back into each supporter’s nominated club.

As a bonus for SANFL club members, SANFL Macca’s League Digital Pass subscriptions will be heavily discounted at just $29.99 for the season or $5.99 for a month’s access.

For non-members the season pass will be priced at $74.99 and $14.99* for a month.

The SANFL Macca’s League Digital Pass will be ideal for ardent fans living overseas, interstate and in regional communities wanting to stay in touch with the action from afar.

Once signed up, fans will have access to all of their favourite team’s games live and will also be able to access an archive of all of their team’s games at any stage through the season as long as their subscription is active.

Each live stream will feature play-by-play commentary.

To sign up for Glenelg's SANFL Macca’s League Digital Pass, please CLICK HERE

“In season 2017, beyond the family friendly, up close, exciting and safe environments you will experience at the ground, you can follow the SANFL Macca’s League in more ways than ever before,” Kelly said.

”Channel 7 will broadcast the game of the week on the main channel, you will have access to a call of every game via SANFL radio on the SANFL app, comprehensive stats and scores will be provided through the app and website and now the digital pass will allow you to watch your team on the device of your choice or on full screen via a smart TV.”

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the SANFL Macca’s League Digital Pass, CLICK HERE

* If you purchase before the start of the season, the 30 day pass will commence countdown from 6 April 2017

March 21, 2017 - TIGER TV FEATURING ROSS GIBBS & DAVID MARSHALL
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Tony Symonds catches up with former team mates David Marshall and Ross Gibbs in edition 3 of Tiger TV.  To find out what our past legends have been up to, click the link below!

 

March 20, 2017 - U16 & U18 TRIAL GAME REVIEW
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Under 16 and Under 18 Country V Metro Trials

On Sunday March 19th about 100 of our Metro and Country players in the Under 16 and Under 18 age groups travelled to Keith for trail matches. Both games were played in hot conditions with the SANFL Heat Policy applied having short breaks halfway through quarters.

In the Under 16 game the contest we generally quite even around the ground but Metro for far more polished in their movement in to the forward 50.

At half time is was 9.1 Metro to 0.7 for Country.

The match continued similarly for the second half with the Country eventually getting a couple of goals in the final term with the final score being 17.4 to 2.12.

For the Metro Will Day, Max Harry, Brady Searle, Sam Liambis, Riley Carter and Riley Davis played well in a solid team performance.

For the Country team, better players were Hagan Wright, Will Schreiber, Finn Grimes, Reid Kuller, and Terrence Wilfred.

The Under 16’s begin their season this Sunday against North Adelaide at Football Park at 11.40am.

The Under 18 match was of a high standard with both teams moving the ball quickly.

Final scores were Country 17.10 to Metro 9.7.

Better players for the winners were Callum Masters, Curtis McCarthy, Mason Hein, Liam Denton, Jordan Hatt, and Declan Carmody.

For the Metro Jack Sires, Luke Whitford, Harry Papatolis showing good signs, with Sam McManus, and Matt Leigh doing well playing a half for both teams.

March 18, 2017 - MATT'S MATCH REVIEW - GLENELG V CENTRAL DISTRICT
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Dom Barry and Liam McBean impressed in their first game for the Tigers on Saturday. Find out what Senior coach Matt Lokan thought of the teams first official hit-out against Central District.

 

March 17, 2017 - RELL'S WRAP UP - ROUND 5
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A WORD FROM THE COACH: What did Narelle Smith think of our disappointing defeat to North Adelaide on Friday night? We will use the week to recover, hit the track, review and hopefully have a much better do or die hit-out against Norwood next week. 

 

March 17, 2017 - BRADLEY TO LEAD THE BAYS IN 2017
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BY ZAC MILBANK

Glenelg captain Andrew Bradley will extend his tenure into a fourth year after being reappointed skipper for season 2017. The fearless midfielder has again been elected to wear the Bays' famous No.5 guernsey in honour of dual premiership captain Peter ''Super'' Carey.

Speaking on SANFL Radio, the 25-year-old revealed he is easing back into full contact training after suffering a serious broken collarbone last season. Bradley - who has now logged 102 League matches for the Bays since 2010 - missed 12 weeks of action after undergoing surgery.

After coming through unscathed in an internal trial match last weekend, he has been named to play in the Reserves against Central District on Saturday in our first official trial at My Money House Oval.  

Reserves kick-off at 10:00 am followed by our league side at 12:40 pm. 

Glenelg's captain since sharing the duties with Ty Allen in 2014, Bradley will be backed by experienced defender James Sellar, who will be the club's vice-captain. AFL experienced pair Aaron Joseph and Christian Howard will again be a part of the leadership group while loyal midfielder Lachlan Earl has been included for the second time.

 

March 16, 2017 - GLENELG V CENTRALS - TEAM SELECTION
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Footy's BACK! Finally! The squads have been announced for our first official trial game of 2017 against Central District this Saturday March 18th at My Money House Oval. 

Reserves kick-off at 10:00 am, followed by the league side at 12:45 pm. Be there from the beginning, head down and check out all the action. 

GLENELG V CENTRAL DISTRICTS - TEAM SELECTION (PDF)

March 15, 2017 - BRIANNA - THE BAY'S BRIGHT STAR
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Glenelg’s Brianna Walling loves nothing more than watching her team-mates excel in the SANFL Statewide Super Women’s League.

The Round 4 nominee for the Powerade Star Search award, Walling has a penchant for winning the ball in traffic through the midfield before setting her fellow Tigers up with creative use of the ball.

Speaking on SANFL Radio, the 17-year-old said she was enjoying playing and training with senior stars Courtney Gum and Lexia Edwards at Brighton Road.

Growing up in a football family, Walling – at Reynella FC – was the only girl playing in the Southern Football League’s Under-14 competition.

But after overcoming some initial fears, she ended up winning the Best-and-Fairest award for the Wineflies.

Now a member of the powerful Morphettville Park FC team, Walling – who measures in at just 163cm and 50kg – is currently studying Year 12 with the hope of being a criminologist or interior designer.

 

March 15, 2017 - GLENELG V CENTRALS - TRIAL GAME
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Head down to My Money House Oval this Saturday March 18th for our first official hit-out for 2017 against Central Districts. Reserves kick-off at 10:00 am followed by our league side at 12:45 pm. 
March 14, 2017 - LAURIE ROSEWARNE AWARDED SANFL MERIT AWARD
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Congratulations to Laurie Rosewarne who was awarded an SANFL Merit Award at tonight's SANFL Annual General Meeting. Laurie has had a distinguished career with the Tigers as a player, coach and administrator dating back to 1965. 

In his time at Glenelg, he has held many positions, including serving on the club’s Board, Hall of Fame Committee, and the Past Players Committee, of which he has chaired since 2007. An outstanding achievement!

March 13, 2017 - ANDREW BRADLEY - WHAT WE CAN EXPECT IN 2017
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Talk about a long time between drinks! We caught up with Andrew Bradley about his return to footy and what we can expect from him in 2017.

 

March 12, 2017 - BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE TIGER WOMEN
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Our Tiger Women have consolidated top spot on the SANFL Statewide Super Women's League ladder after downing West by 14 points on Saturday night! Here is a snap shot of our Tiger Women in full swing!

 

March 11, 2017 - RELL'S WRAP UP - GLENELG V WEST
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A solid game from our Tiger Women with plenty of grunt right up until the final siren, bringing home a 14 point win over West Adelaide at City Mazda Stadium! Find out what Narelle thought of the team's performance in her Round 4 Wrap Up!

Goals: C Williams (1), B Bosley (1), L Edwards (1), E Fisher (1), S Howell (1), E Woods (1)

 

March 10, 2017 - BRADLEY VISITS DAW HOUSE
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After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Glenelg member and life long passionate supporter Robyn Flook was surprised with a bed side visit from Andrew Bradley this afternoon at Daw House. Robyn has been a supporter of the Tigers since she was 2 years old and and even while battling a terminal illness, she rarely missed a game. Our thoughts are with Robyn and her family. 

 

March 08, 2017 - TIGER TV - EDITION 2
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Celebrating International Women's Day, Tony Symonds interviews Councillor / Deputy Mayor Susan Lonie and Glenelg Women's Football Coach Narelle Smith and Captain Cassie Hartley. Happy #IWD2017 from everyone here at Glenelg!

 

March 06, 2017 - MEMBER OFFER - INNER SANCTUM GUIDED TOUR
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We invite you to register for our exclusive member offer of an 'Inner Sanctum Guided Tour' on Wednesday March 22nd to gain an insight into our football club facilities. Since last year, there have been many changes in terms of change rooms, centre of excellence and video analysis all of which we are sure will interest members. Each small group of 12 will be hosted by a member of our Leadership Group with the opportunity to ask questions after the tour which will include:

  • 6:00 pm - Welcome
  • 6:10 pm to 6:40 pm - Hosted tour of facilities
  • 6:40 pm to 7:00 pm - Conclusion and questions from the Coach and CEO

Places are strictly limited on a  ‘first in, first served' basis. Should demand exceed availability, we will schedule further opportunities.

To register contact Emma on 8294 5333 or reception@glenelgfc.com.au.

March 04, 2017 - RELL'S WRAP UP - GLENELG V NORWOOD
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Lexia Edwards and Eloise Jones, stand-outs as the Tigers cruise to an 18 point victory over Norwood! What did Glenelg Women's Coach Narelle Smith think of our win over Norwood? Find out in Rell's Round 3 wrap up...
 
Glenelg 5.10.40
Norwood 2.10.22
 
Goal kickers: E Jones (2), L Bellinger (1), L Edwards (1), A Moritz (1)
 

 

March 02, 2017 - HY SPARKS GRAND STAND UPDATE
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We would like to provide you with a brief update in regards the HY Sparks Grandstand matter.

Grandstand Damage

We can now provide clarity on the issue. As most will be aware, part of the HY Sparks Grandstand roof was displaced in late December.  Since then there have been numerous meetings between all affected parties: Insurers, Council, Engineers and the Club. It is pleasing to report the collaborative approach which was adopted by all to ensure safe workable facilities for the 2017 Football Season. There were two major linked yet separate matters to be resolved. First priority was to ensure GFC could play its home matches at Gliderol Stadium this season and secondly the matter of the HY Sparks Grandstand damage. The latter is subject to ongoing engineering and building investigations which will enable an informed decision to be made.

  • Home matches will be at the Bay this year
  • Change rooms: Council has arranged for temporary change rooms under the Glenelg Club first floor facility [southern end] and is urgently refitting the St John’s building to provide facilities for women’s football and visitor change rooms. The work required is in progress and must be completed in time for the first game on April 7.
  • Safety: Remains the primary focus. The grandstand has been made safe for the public but will not be available for access during the season.

Acknowledgments

The unforeseen weather event which created the challenges, could only be overcome through the cooperative and collaborative approach of key parties and persons:

  • City of Holdfast Bay Elected Members and Staff for their approach in finding quick and workable solutions which will enable us to play at Glenelg Oval
  • Fred Phillis Architects, Fred’s detailed knowledge of our existing and required facilities was invaluable
  • Elders Insurance / QBE for their efficiency and working closely with us in consideration of our urgent requirements to continue our normal operations as a club

Further updates shall be provided as the season becomes closer.

February 28, 2017 - 2016 AGM UPDATE
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92 Financial Members attended the Club’s Annual General Meetings for the Glenelg Football Club and Glenelg Footballers Club last night. In accordance with the Club Constitutions members adopted the Minutes of the 2015 AGMs, the Annual Report & Financial Statements and Auditor appointment.

Club Chairman Nick Chigwidden addressed the meeting in providing a summary of key issues:

Club had recorded a consolidated fully year profit of $14,000 following significant losses in the previous three years. This figure is after Depreciation of $144,000 and  Interest payments of $202,000. The latter represents ‘dead money’ for a sporting Club as it prevents investment in the core business of football and infrastructure

Debt had been reduced by $320,000 due to funds received from the proceeds of AAMI Stadium and the Save the Tigers campaign

The HY Sparks Grandstand matter was yet to be resolved, but he reported that the it would not be available for use this season. Temporary facilities would be in place to ensure that the Club played football at Gliderol Stadium this season

Members and Sponsors were thanked for their continued support of the Club

Election of Board Members

Members voted in accordance with the Constitution with the Returning Officer overseeing the election

Result: Brian Veale and Justin Scripps were elected to the Board for a two year term.

Senior Coach Matt Lokan also addressed the meeting focussing on the upcoming 2017 SANFL Season, he also answered Member questions.

The Meeting concluded at 8.30pm.

 

February 28, 2017 - CROW EATER CATCH UP - DARCY FOGARTY
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BY ZAC MILBANK

Glenelg’s Darcy Fogarty has revealed a sudden growth spurt has him primed to take the next step in his quest to post a strong 2017 campaign.

Considered to be one of SA’s brightest teenage talents this year, Fogarty has shot up from 189cm to 193cm, since August last year.

Speaking on SANFL Radio, the 17-year-old said he had also put on at least six kilograms in the same period to ensure he tips the scales at 90kg.

Currently training with the Bays’ senior squad under coach Matt Lokan, Fogarty is thriving since his trip to the United States with the AFL Academy in January.

The boy from Lucindale said the two-week camp was a big eye-opener for him in regard to the professional life led by athletes on and off the field.

Undertaking skills training from Academy coach Luke Power, Fogarty also enjoyed some downtime by watching Australian basketball star Matthew Dellavedova play for the Milwaukee Bucks against the Orlando Magic.

Fogarty also chats about his learning curve after playing in defence during the McDonald’s SA Under-18 trial match earlier this month, after spending most of the past two years plying his trade in attack with the occasional spurt in the midfield.

 

February 25, 2017 - RELL'S WRAP UP - GLENELG V NORTH
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We couldn't find our rhythm against an impressive North Adelaide last night. Glenelg coach Narelle Smith has the wrap from our narrow loss in our round 2 clash in the SANFL Statewide Super Women's League. We will use the week to re-focus, recover and prepare for our next challenge against Norwood on Saturday March 4th at Coopers Stadium. As Narelle says, you have to lose games to learn how to win, so that is what we will do! 

 

February 24, 2017 - REMINDER - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
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2016 Annual Report Download (PDF)

Members are advised that in accordance with the Club Constitution and Notice of Meeting advice on November 23 2016, the Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 27 February at 7pm at the Clubrooms.

Annual Reports will be available for collection from Reception from Thursday 16th February.

BOARD OF DIRECTOR ELECTIONS – 2017 / 2018

The Club received three nominations for the advertised two vacant  positions . As such an election is required. The nominations are:

Justin Scripps 
Brian Veale
Tony Bria

Each has provided a personal profile for member consideration. 

JUSTIN SCRIPPS - BOARD NOMINATION PROFILE (PDF)

BRIAN VEALE - BOARD NOMINATION PROFILE (PDF) 

TONY BRIA - BOARD NOMINATION PROFILE (PDF)

MEMBER VOTING

2016 Financial Members registered as at October 31, 2016 are entitled to vote. Members can vote immediately before the AGM from 5.30pm to 7pm. Members requiring a postal vote may obtain an application form from the Club Reception during office hours (9 am - 5 pm, Monday to Friday) or can be downloaded from our website. Postal voting closes with the Returning Officer on Monday 27 February, 2017 at 5pm.

POSTAL VOTE APPLICATION FORM (PDF)

February 22, 2017 - PROGRESS FROM THE TRACK
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The club welcomes Dom Barry to the Glenelg Football Club. Dom has come to Adelaide to study teaching and is looking at playing footy at SANFL level. He is training well and has settled in to Adelaide. Dom will provide the team with some outside run and good ball use.

Damon Robinson (Grandson of Club legend John Robinson) is training with the club after a few years playing with Adelaide Uni. Damon is a lean Ruckman who is working diligently to improve his fitness and game sense.

Liam McBean is training strongly. He is going to provide us with a tall option in our forward line and will help alleviate some of the pressure on Josh Scott and Warrick McGinty. Liam has adapted to life in SA well and is keen to make his mark on the club.

Training is progressing well. Brad Keller has taken charge of our strength and conditioning program. The players are looking stronger and have worked hard on the track. They are currently entering a solid training phase as the trial games approach.

Ziggy Vitkunas, Harley Montgomery, Dom Barry, Warrick McGinty and Rhys O’Keeffe have had solid pre-seasons thus far.

Andrew Bradley is moving well after missing the majority of the 2016 season with a shoulder injury. Matt Snook is soon to return to full training as is Brad Merrett (hamstring).

Josh Koster is working hard on improving his fitness and Under 18 players Alex Martini, Brad McCarthy, Jackson Edwards, Darcy Fogarty, Cam Buchanan, Tobin Cox and Sam Davis have adapted to senior training and are displaying their obvious talents.

Training is at Westminster College on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday’s from 6pm.

 

February 20, 2017 - STATEWIDE SUPER WOMEN'S LEAGUE ROUND 2
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After a solid performance against West Adelaide and win one locked away, our Tiger Women are eager for Round 2 against North Adelaide at City Mazda Stadium this Saturday February 25th. First bounce 6:00 pm! With a new opposition and different sized deck we will use the week to review, recover and prepare. 

 

February 20, 2017 - BRIDGETTE BACK FOR FINAL ROUND
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BY ZAC MILBANK

Glenelg ruck Bridgette Needs is targeting a return in the final round of the SANFL Statewide Super Women’s League after breaking her ribs against West Adelaide on Friday night.

The tallest player in the competition, Needs was felled when she went back with courage, copping a blow to her back from her West Adelaide opponent five minutes into the final term.

The 26-year-old was then stretchered from the ground and unable to take any further part in the Tigers’ opening round victory.

Speaking on SANFL Radio, Glenelg coach Narelle Smith said Needs – who was at the club’s recovery session on Saturday – was on track to appear one week before the Grand Final.

Highly-rated Jessica Allan will be available for this Saturday’s Round 2 contest against North Adelaide while 15-year-old prodigy Montana McKinnon showed plenty of promise while in the centre square during the final term.

Round 2 of the SANFL Statewide Super Women’s League will be held at City Mazda Stadium on Saturday night, with Glenelg playing North Adelaide at 6pm, followed by West Adelaide hosting Norwood at 8.10pm.

February 17, 2017 - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OUR CLASH AGAINST WEST
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What you need to know about Coopers Stadium

As many will be attending Coopers Stadium, Norwood Oval for the first time they want to make sure your visit is an enjoyable one.

Gates:
For the SANFL Women’s League Gate 1, off of the Parade (see map below) will be available for Entry. If crowd permits, Gate 4 (RSL) will also be utilised as an entry point.

Both Gate 1 and Gate 4 (RSL) will be available for exiting the ground after from half time of the second match.

Gates will be open from 5pm with the first match between Norwood and North Adelaide commencing at 6pm.

Car parking:
Car parking is fairly limited at the oval itself, with the main car park reserved for players and officials on match days.

On street parking is available in the surrounding streets, but we would ask that you respect the home owners by not parking across any driveways.

Food and Drink outlets:
We will have our full range of Stadium food and beverages available for the Women’s League available at the southern (Parade) end of the ground.

Due to the summer time slot we will also have Pimm’s available from the Coopers Hill Bar for those wishing to enjoy the warm weather and great football.

ATM Facility:
All food, Drink and Merchandise outlets have eftpos and pay wave facilities, but we do not have cash out facilities within the grounds.

The nearest such out let is at the BP across the Parade from Coopers Stadium.

Disabled Parking / Viewing:
There are two disabled car parks available in the Coopers Stadium car park, off of Woods St along with three on Woods St in front of the RSL Hall.

There are two designated disabled viewing areas in front of the Western Stand with wheelchair access from all main gates. 

Seating:
For the Women's League matches the Southern Stand will be free for all those in attendance. 
The Western Stand (Members) is also available for all those in attendance. We ask anyone wishing to sit in the Stand that if a member asks to sit in their seat that this please be respected.
February 16, 2017 - ROUND 1 - GLENELG V WEST ADELAIDE
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The Women are ready, are you? Head down to Coopers Stadium this Friday night from 8:10 pm for our Round 1 clash of the Inaugural SANFL Statewide Super Women's League against West Adelaide. 

 

February 15, 2017 - RELL'S WRAP UP - PRESEASON SUMMARY
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The inaugural Glenelg Football Club Women’s (GFCW) squad walked into the Glenelg Football Club (GFC) function centre on Wednesday 22nd December 2016.  The main aim of the GFCW program was to provide the players with an SANFL ‘experience’.  Create an environment that is a step up from ‘club’ football and to provide the means to improve as both people & footballers. It was also to provide an opportunity to see the level of commitment & dedication required to play AFL at a State League Club within the SANFL. The tone of the program was set with Senior Coach Matt Lokan addressing the players and making no apology for setting the bar high as the GFC wants to be a place where success follows on the back of hard work.

From this platform the playing group have never looked back, team identity was established early which has assisted in the players feeling welcome and part of the GFC. They have had access to the GFC gym and trained as regularly as the men including sessions that are player driven away from organised sessions. The players have embraced GFC trademark and already represented the club at a high level.

On the track the players have worked on skill and football knowledge enhancement.  The program places a high emphasis on ‘player responsibility’ for conditioning which sees the playing group continue their running & weights program outside of coordinated sessions. The GFC has been able to balance all 3 main training squads (men’s, women’s and U18/U16).  All of the training squads share the gym and our training facilities in a manner that is inclusive and respectful.

Our three main training themes have been skills / touch, structures and ball movement. The player’s sharpness with the ball in hand has been good and the group was only reflecting on their own improvement with regards to touch at our last training session. As we all know training is one thing and games are another so the real test about how well they have taken in our desired style of play and structures will be tested Round 1 – which we are all eager to get started!

February 14, 2017 - STATEWIDE SUPER WOMEN'S LEAGUE SEASON LAUNCH
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Glenelg Captain, Cassie Hartley and Coach Narelle Smith were among other Glenelg players to attend the Statewide Super Women's League Season launch this morning at Adelaide Oval. Get down to Coopers Stadium this Friday night from 8:10 pm for our clash against West Adelaide! 

Glenelg Captain, Cassie Hartley with Statewide Super CEO, Richard Nunn and Glenelg Women's Coach, Narelle Smith this morning at the SANFL Statewide Super Women's League Season Launch! Get down to Coopers Stadium this Friday night from 8:10 pm for our clash against West Adelaide! 

Watch the video played at today's competition launch!

 

February 13, 2017 - 2016 ANNUAL REPORT NOW AVAILABLE
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2016 Annual Report Download (PDF)

Members are advised that in accordance with the Club Constitution and Notice of Meeting advice on November 23 2016, the Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 27 February at 7pm at the Clubrooms.

Annual Reports will be available for collection from Reception from Thursday 16th February.

BOARD OF DIRECTOR ELECTIONS – 2017 / 2018

The Club received three nominations for the advertised two vacant  positions . As such an election is required. The nominations are:

Justin Scripps 
Brian Veale
Tony Bria

Each has provided a personal profile for member consideration. 

JUSTIN SCRIPPS - BOARD NOMINATION PROFILE (PDF)

BRIAN VEALE - BOARD NOMINATION PROFILE (PDF) 

TONY BRIA - BOARD NOMINATION PROFILE (PDF)

MEMBER VOTING

2016 Financial Members registered as at October 31, 2016 are entitled to vote. Members can vote immediately before the AGM from 5.30pm to 7pm. Members requiring a postal vote may obtain an application form from the Club Reception during office hours (9 am - 5 pm, Monday to Friday) or can be downloaded from our website. Postal voting closes with the Returning Officer on Monday 27 February, 2017 at 5pm.

POSTAL VOTE APPLICATION FORM (PDF)

February 09, 2017 - TIGER WOMEN INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY
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Our Tiger Women, Cassie Hartley (Captain), Emily Woods (Vice Captain), Lexia Edwards (Vice Captain) and Hannah Crump enjoyed a night at 'Chicks at the flicks' at Events Cinemas on Wednesday night for the Premiere of Fifty Shades Darker. It was great to see so many ladies getting involved in the Statewide Super Women's League. We hope to see you all at our first game next Friday night at Coopers Stadium from 8:10 pm. 

 

February 08, 2017 - HARTLEY TO LEAD THE TIGER WOMEN
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Cassie Hartley has been elected as Captain of the Glenelg Football Club’s women’s team. Cassie was voted in by her team mates and has stamped her name in Glenelg Football Club history as the first female Captain for the Club.

Cassie, the 168 cm utility joins us with extensive experience on and off the field with over 250 games under her belt! Cassie has played in 16 Grand Finals and has taken home the silverware 10 times.  On top of this, Cassie has been a State representitive numerous times as well as earning slection in the All-Star Women's team. 

Cassie will be joined by vice-captains Emily Woods and Lexia Edwards.

Emily is 167 cm and is dominant in the backline with her ability to read the play. With 16 years experience (4 in VFWL and 12 in SAWFL) and 4 State team appearances, Emily is a fantastic addition to the team and leadership group. 

Lexia joins us from the Morphettville Park FC and began her playing career back in 2010. Lexia is a powerful Full forward and is excited for the opportunity to be part of the SANFL competition.

The Tigers will open the Statewide Super Women’s League with a clash against West Adelaide at Coopers Stadium on Friday February 17 at 8:10 pm.

February 03, 2017 - RIOLI PUTTING IN THE HARD YARDS
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BY RHYS DICKINSON

Livewire first year forward Willie Rioli has one goal this year: to play an official AFL game.

The softly spoken Tiwi Islands product has been playing senior football since he was 15, and for that reason he believes securing a spot in the Eagles’ best 22 sometime during season 2017 isn’t unachievable.

“Coming from a small community it was always my goal to come and play at the highest level,” Rioli said.

“I’m used to the bigger bodies as I played a bit of senior footy.

“My goal is to play AFL footy. I want to be consistent, get my body right and pull that jumper on – that’s my goal. Whether that’s in the JLT Series, round one or round five, that’s the goal.”

As driven as he is, Rioli knows he has to put in the hard yards to make his AFL dream a reality.

The 21-year-old has been working closely with West Coast forwards coach Jaymie Graham and development coach Luke Webster to subtly refine his exciting style of play.

“They just say play the way that got you drafted,” he said.

“I don’t need to change much, because I’m pretty used to it having played senior footy. I’ve played the role I’ve been playing since I was 15 or 16; I’m pretty used to it now. I’m trying to mix my flair and my type of game with the structures to help the team win.”

Rioli has also been picking the brains of his fellow forwards.

“I’ve been seeking information off Lecca (Mark LeCras), Crippa (Jamie Cripps), JK (Josh Kennedy) and JD (Jack Darling); I’m just asking them for information,” he said.

“They play a similar role as I do. I’ve been watching their reviews too. They don’t do much wrong, so they’re great to learn from.

“I’m taking each session as it comes and I’ll learn as much as I can before I play a game. I’m giving each training session 100 per cent.”

Striking a balance between work and leisure had also been a focus for the new draftee.

First year players are sometimes overwhelmed by the seemingly 24/7 nature of becoming a professional footballer, but Rioli said Graham and Webster preached the value of downtime.

“They just talk about getting the balance right off-field and being professional,” he said.

“They said I’m doing everything right on the track. They encouraged me to get a good balance outside of footy so I’m fresh for training and games.”

February 01, 2017 - BARRY IN FOR THE BAYS
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BY ZAC MILBANK

Glenelg has signed former Melbourne and APY Lands midfielder Dom Barry for season 2017.

Barry, who played five AFL games for the Demons in 2014, is has been training with the Tigers since the Christmas break.

Tigers key defender James Sellar, who was on Melbourne’s AFL list at the same time as Barry, said the smooth-mover’s skill level had caught the eye at training.

Sellar said the 22-year-old – who measures in at 183cm and 73kg – also impressed with his creativity during match simulation under senior coach Matt Lokan.

A lightly-framed left-footer, Barry spent the majority of last year on the sidelines as he focused on his Fregon-based role as match-day co-ordinator for the Far North West Sports League.

Educated at St Patrick’s College in Ballarat, Barry represented the Northern Territory at the 2012 U18 AFL National Championships as seen in the footage above.

After playing in premierships for the NT Thunder (NEAFL) and Federal (Central Australian Football League), Barry one of his rare appearances last season for the APY Thunder team in Alice Springs.

Also featured in the above video clip, Barry displayed glimpses of his talent during the July 10 contest at Traeger Park.

 

January 31, 2017 - SHEFFIELD SHIELD RETURNS TO THE BAY
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The Sheffield Shield returns to Gliderol Stadium from Wednesday February 1st - 4th with the West End Redbacks taking on the Alcohol Think Again Western Warriors. Entry is FREE and play begins from 10:30 am. Head down to the Bay as the Sheffield Shield table begins to heat up! 

 

January 23, 2017 - CLUBS BUILT ON ROCKS LIKE FRED
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BY GRAHAM CORNES 

FRED Drolsbach passed away last week.

He was just 66 years old (although he looked much younger) and had devoted almost half his life to the Glenelg Football Club.

But this is not just a story about the Glenelg Football Club, because every Australian sporting club, even those most professional of teams for which we think money is no object, has a Fred Drolsbach.

For Australian sport relies almost entirely on an extended family of volunteers.

The chief executives and other staff are well paid in the professional and semi-professional sports but, ironically, the teams simply would not function without their volunteers, whose only reward is the success of their teams or perhaps watching one of their young charges move to an elite level.

I first noticed Fred, and his wife Judy, when I was playing for the Bays.

A young attractive couple, they would sit quietly after a game, always with a friendly smile and a warm greeting, regardless of the result.

Slowly, over the years their family grew; firstly Kylie, then Cherie came along — petite pretty girls who seemed to share their parents’ temperament and love of the club into which they had been indoctrinated.

Then, at the end of the 1990 season, the phenomenon that is the Adelaide Football Club emerged, almost from nowhere.

Overnight South Australian football changed forever.

It became much harder to run a SANFL club.

No longer were they the elite of South Australian football; no longer was it so appealing or attractive to be associated with a SANFL club.

Glenelg was particularly hard hit and when the Under 17 colts team was struggling to find a property steward, Fred at the urging of his daughter Cherie who was friendly with one of the young players, volunteered.

Over the ensuing years he served as a property steward for the senior colts, reserves, then the league team. Finally he became the team manager for the league team — a job that requires almost as much time and energy as that for an AFL team.

Fred was a beauty. Of Dutch extraction, he had immigrated with his parents when he was only two.

He was the type of man about who everyone says: “Fred Drolsbach — yeah he’s a good guy”. Glenn Elliot, Glenelg’s chief executive who has spent a lifetime around footy and other sporting clubs, said: “ I’ve never seen a person who has made such a selfless, non-conditional contribution to a football club. He expected nothing in return”.

He was multiskilled as well. When a wall needed painting or general maintenance was required, Fred simply did it, saving the club thousands.

Did such commitment come at the expense of family life? Judy, who also served the club on the various ladies’ committees, never thought so. “He always came straight home after training”, said Judy. “And after a game, when the formalities had been completed, he wouldn’t go to the bar with the boys.

“He’d always find me and join me”.

They had been childhood sweethearts (he met Judy when he was 16), and they developed a genuine love for their football club.

Fred’s passing was unexpected. He had otherwise been healthy but developed a severe case of pancreatitis, which was complicated by a superbug.

He spent 11 weeks in an intensive care unit before he succumbed. In his final days, he was still thinking of the Glenelg Football Club, which has faced many challenges over the past few years. The financial predicament of the club has been well publicised and only recently, in one of the severe storms, a grandstand lost its roof and was severely damaged.

One of his last statements to his wife, in a pain-wracked delirium, was: “Tell Glenn (Elliott) to rebuild the club on a big rock and we’ll be all right”.

The metaphor of a solid foundation, be it physical, financial or of personnel is significant.

There are times when the volunteers who sustain any sporting club are taken for granted. It is a great sadness that people like Fred Drolsbach never really get to know just how much they are needed, appreciated and, ultimately, missed.

 

January 20, 2017 - GLENELG NAME GLENELG STATEWIDE SUPER WOMEN'S TEAM COACH
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The Glenelg Football Club is pleased to announce Narelle Smith as Coach of the inaugural Glenelg SANFL Women's team.

Narelle comes with extensive experience in the Women’s game and is an accredited Level 2 Coach who has been the Head Coach of the SA Senior Women’s Team since 2013. Narelle experienced Premiership success as coach of Morphettville Park in the SAWFL Competition on two occasions and has been involved as the backline coach for the Melbourne Football Club Women’s Team in the annual game against the Western Bulldogs. Narelle is currently our reserves assistant coach, a role she began in 2016.

Training for our Statewide Super Women’s team has begun at Westminster College on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5.30pm.

The Glenelg Football Club is delighted to be involved and believe that such a competition will assist in a pathway for women to play AFL.

 

January 20, 2017 - SANFL STATEWIDE SUPER WOMEN'S LEAGUE FIXTURE ANNOUNCED
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The season will consist of six minor round matches, with all games to be played as double-headers at either Coopers Stadium or City Mazda Stadium.

A highlight will be the round four double-header to be held at The Parade as a curtain-raiser to Adelaide’s AFL Women’s clash with Brisbane.

SANFL CEO Jake Parkinson said it was a great opportunity for the inaugural players and clubs to make their mark on the competition.

The season will culminate in a twilight grand final on Saturday 1st April at Peter Motley Oval, between the top two teams on the ladder.

Entry to all Women’s League matches will be free, with plenty of family friendly activities.

2017 STATEWIDE SUPER WOMEN'S LEAGUE FIXTURE (PDF)

January 17, 2017 - RECEPTION CLOSURE
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Please be advised that our Reception office will be closed from 2:15 pm until 4:00 pm today. For bistro bookings and enquiries, please contact us on 8294 5333. 
January 16, 2017 - RIP FRED DROLSBACH
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The Glenelg Football Club would like to acknowledge the passing of Life Member and long-time volunteer Fred Drolsbach.

Fred has been a dedicated volunteer at the Glenelg Football Club for over 25 years where he took on numerous responsibilities. After many years of commitment and service, Fred received his 10 year service badge in 2002 and was awarded Life Membership in 2009. During this time Fred spent over 10 years as team manager and 10 years as a property steward where he formed many lasting relationships with players, coaches, staff and officials.

Fred’s loyalty to the Glenelg Football Club was unquestionable. He was ‘selfless’ - it was never about Fred, it was always about what was best for the Club. He showed ‘unconditional support’ - his involvement was totally unconditional, never about personal reward or ambition, simply a matter of supporting his Club. Lastly he was a friend to everyone he met and for that our lives have been enriched.

Fred will be dearly missed by all at the Glenelg Football Club. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Drolsbach family.

December 29, 2016 - WHEN THE ROOF CAME OFF THE GRANDSTAND!
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As reported in the news the roof of the Sparks ( Northern ) Stand came off early on Wednesday morning. Council staff did a great job in cleaning up the damage and the future use of the stand is now dependant on an engineer report.

In the short term the stand has been secured by temporary fencing with no access allowed until further notice.

BEST NEWS: The Glenelg Club is open as normal for lunch and dinner from 8 am daily. 

 

December 25, 2016 - BOXING DAY BASH AT GLIDEROL STADIUM!
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Looking for something to do tomorrow and don't feel like hitting the shops for the Boxing Day sales? Get down to Gliderol Stadium from 2pm for the Adelaide Strikers v Hobart Hurricanes WBBL game! Entry is FREE!

 

December 23, 2016 - CHRISTMAS WRAP UP 2016!
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Firstly the Glenelg Football Club would like to recognise and respect all our members for their unconditional support during what must be described as challenging times both on and off the field in recent years.This years SANFL minor round aggregate attendances placed the Tigers in the top three of the competition - a great feat and indicative of what may be. Membership numbers increased and the response to the Save the Tigers campaign was widespread. But to the season itself and the two key measures for which we are judged each and every year - finance and football.

Back in the black
Members will be pleased with the financial result for 2016 after several years of poor financial results. Sustained losses in a Football Club simply prevents investment in the key areas of football operations and infrastructure. Producing profits is fundamental to operating a successful Club in the SANFL these days.

Improved football outcomes
Our members will acknowledge improved results in 2016. No finals appearance, yet better quality wins and less blow outs, stronger commitment yet no conquering of the competition, but critically we can see our goal now as opposed to the starting line.

The first block of pre season has concluded successfully. The highlights to date include that of player unity and the acceptance of a new more scientific approach to the program. No stories of 'fitter, stronger, faster', others can judge that in April. Suffice to say that we have a talented committed group of football personnel who crave success.

There are other aspects of our Club which warrant comment.

The Glenelg Club
The club continues to trade well in a fiercely competitive hospitality market within the Glenelg precinct. Bistro trade has been the highlight serving over 1,000 meals per week. We hosted some blockbuster events during the year including the Cricket Shield Final and the Slowdown. The financial result was clearly the strongest of recent years. Gaming operations are not popular with all members, but please be aware that this is the 'elephant in the room', it has created the biggest income divide in the SANFL. Most recently we have created a new entrance to the Gaming Room direct off the car park to improve access.Fundamentally we must operate a profitable licensed Club in order to provide the funds needed to achieve football success - which means winning.

Communication
We made this a priority this year, clear communication with real updates. Statistics prove that more and more members have kept in touch, posed questions and been made aware of Club events. We can and must adopt a strategy of continuous improvement. We did expect more queries through the Bay Runner which provides a great forum for members to ask questions - please access it when the need arises.

2017 - the year of challenge
Put simply, this must be a year in which we all challenge ourselves at every level within the Club - 'We, Us, the Club, which one are you? Our Club must achieve one of its key goals, being a finalist every year. The Board must challenge itself to make better strategic decisions, Management and staff must always challenge ourselves to improve and to achieve the budgeted profit figure, Coaches and players must challenge themselves to participate in the finals and our members must challenge themselves to be more demanding of the Club itself whilst maintaining non conditional support - because after all, you have chosen Glenelg as your Club!

Above all, please have the best possible Xmas you can. We look forward to seeing you all and welcoming you back into the Glenelg family for the 2017 SANFL Season - you know we will do our best!

December 22, 2016 - CHRISTMAS OFFICE CLOSURE
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The Glenelg Football Club office will be closed from 1 pm Friday December 23rd and will re-open 9 am Monday January 9th 2017. Our bistro will remain OPEN from 8 am, 7 days a week for lunch and dinner except for Christmas Day where we will be closed. We hope you have a safe and Merry Christmas!
December 17, 2016 - 2017 GLENELG FOOTBALL CLUB FIXTURE
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The 2017 SANFL fixture has been released and Glenelg will launch the Macca's league in round 1 with a clash against Port Adelaide at Gliderol Stadium on Friday April 7th followed by a Good Friday blockbuster against Sturt on Friday April 14th. 

2017 SANFL MACCA’S LEAGUE FIXTURE HIGHLIGHTS

As much as 65 per cent of matches played in the traditional Saturday afternoon time slot of 2.10pm.

Each Match of the Round to be telecast on Channel 7’s main station.

A total of 11 matches being played under lights – including 7 on Friday, one Thursday, one Saturday and two twilight games.

Multicultural Month will take place across the three rounds in June while Indigenous Round will be held in Round 7.

Glenelg’s contest against Adelaide at Bordertown Oval in Round 15 is still to be confirmed.

All finals will again be played at the Adelaide Oval, with the 2017 SANFL Macca’s League Grand Final being played on Sunday September 24.

The 2017 SANFL Macca’s League season will be played across 18 minor rounds, with three split rounds spread evenly in Round 5, 10 and 15.

GLENELG FOOTBALL CLUB FIXTURE (PDF)

2017 MACCA'S LEAGUE FIXTURE (PDF)

December 14, 2016 - MCDONALDS TO SPONSOR SANFL COMPETITION
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BY ZAC MILBANK - CHIEF SANFL WRITER 

South Australia’s elite football competition will become known as the SANFL Macca’s League following the signing of a major new sponsorship agreement with McDonald’s.

The new two-year agreement builds on a 13-year relationship between the SANFL and McDonald’s South Australia, which has previously sponsored SANFL’s junior football, the Macca’s Cup and Shield competitions and SANFL’s U15, U16 and U18 State teams.

“We have enjoyed a long and close partnership with McDonald’s South Australia who have been outstanding supporters of football at the grassroots and talent development levels across the past decade,” said SANFL CEO Jake Parkinson.

“The fact that they have now elevated their support to the SANFL Macca’s League is testament to the strength of our competition and to their passion for South Australian football.

“To have an internationally-recognised brand of the standing of McDonald’s aligned with SANFL footy at the highest level gives us a great position from which to further grow our game.”

The SANFL Macca’s League sponsorship will see the famous golden arches logo take pride of place alongside the SANFL shield on club guernseys and includes significant branding and activation across the league.

McDonald’s will continue to support the SANFL’s U16 and U18 State teams as part of the new agreement, which runs for the next two seasons with an option for a further four years.

McDonald’s South Australia licensee, Alan Brodie, said “we’re delighted to continue our commitment to the league as well as support grassroots sports across the state to foster new talent. We’re excited to kick off the season with a new opportunity to keep SANFL at the top of the game and the community passionate about sport.”

December 12, 2016 - BUY A BARREL
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Reserve your barrel outside in our alfresco area with prime viewing on the fence at every home game during the 2017 season! Includes 2 jugs of beer and platter of pies and pasties at every home game, what more could you need! 

INCLUDES:

  • 2 jugs of beer per game
  • 1 platter of villi's cocktail pies and pasties per game
  • Prime viewing on the boundary line at evert home game
  • Reserved standing area for you and your mates 

With only 6 barrela available, you better get in quick!

COST $500 PER BARREL

 

December 09, 2016 - EARLYBIRD MEMBERSHIP DRAW
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Congratulations to Michael Richter and Gayle Foley, the winners of our second Earlybird Membership draw. Both members have won a $250 Coles/Myer gift card which will definitely come in handy in the lead up to the festive season! 
December 08, 2016 - PRE-SEASON WITH BRAD KELLER
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It has been a busy period for the players leading into their Christmas break as we have been on the training track for an extra week to most clubs. The players have really impressed me with their buy-in to the program and the way that they have embraced the changes which has made my job easy. This is one of the toughest times of the year for the players, particularly physically, however we are seeing some great improvements already which will give us a great base to work with in the new year. Their commitment to learn and improve has been second to none and they have all set high standards individually and collectively. The vision of the club has been great and the standards are being driven by all coaches, players and support staff. There is plenty more improvement to come from this young group of players and I am looking forward to seeing them progress leading into the 2017 season.

December 08, 2016 - GLENELG SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL PRIMARY SCHOOL
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In a great community event, Glenelg Primary School held its End Of Year Concert at Gliderol Stadium last night– and what an event it was! A large school community witnessed the outstanding talent as young boys and girls performed to an enthusiastic audience. All parts of our facility were utilised from the oval itself, canteens, the bistro and grandstand. But it was the children who were the stars – congratulations to them and the School!

                                          Glenelg Primary School Students performing on Glenelg Oval

 

                                           Huge crowds at Gliderol Stadium last night

 

                                           Glenelg Primary School students and families enjoying the concert

December 07, 2016 - RIDE FOR RHONDA
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Five exhausted riders including Lachy Earl and past players Lewis Hender and Jed Redden have returned home after completing a gruelling 800km ride from Melbourne to Adelaide in order to raise money for Brain Cancer Research in memory of Lewis's Mum Rhonda. 

After setting out to raise $50,000, they have well and truly reached there goal and have raised a whopping $96,000. There is still time to donate if you haven't done so already so lets help the boys hit $100,000 mark of which every dollar will go to brain cancer research at the Queensland Brain Institute.

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December 07, 2016 - LIAM LEAPS TO THE BAY
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Glenelg has kicked off its recruiting campaign by securing delisted Richmond giant Liam McBean for next season.

Measuring in at 202cm and 93kg, McBean was the VFL’s leading goal kicker in 2015 as he spent the majority of his four years on Richmond’s list in attack.

Speaking on SANFL Radio, Glenelg coach Matt Lokan said McBean would also provide ruck support for the tireless Warrick McGinty, who enjoyed a breakout season in 2016.

McBean, 22, managed just five AFL matches but has booted a total of 143 majors at VFL level in his four years since being selected at pick No.33 in the 2012 AFL National Draft.

The former Calder Cannon – who played in the TAC Cup with fellow Tiger Darcy Bailey – has been joined at Brighton Road by West Adelaide wingman Tom Schott.

Schott – who can also play across half-forward – could be a tricky match-up given he measures in at 190cm and 89kg.

The 22-year-old has played three League matches for the Bloods after originating from the remote country town of Andamooka.

Key forward Jack Casey – who played under former Glenelg captain Ben Mules at Kalangadoo in the south-east – has relocated to Adelaide to further his football career.

Lokan also chats about the positive attitude displayed by All-Australian Under-18s Jonty Scharenberg and Sam Walker, who were surprisingly overlooked by AFL clubs last month.

December 06, 2016 - EXCLUSIVE - PLAYER SIGNINGS
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We are pleased to announce that Liam McBean (ex-Richmond) has agreed to join the Glenelg Tigers next year. Liam is a key forward/ruckman who is 2.02 cm tall. Liam played five AFL games at Richmond over his four years.
Liam will offer great support to Josh Scott and Warrick McGinty during season 2017.

The club has also agreed on terms with West Adelaide for Tom Schott. Tom is a wingman/half forward who played 4 Senior games for West Adelaide and the State Under 18’s however was troubled by an ankle injury this year and managed just five games.

Jack Casey has joined the club from our country zone. Jack played with Kalangadoo (coached by former club captain Ben Mules) this year and won the medal in the Mid- South East Football League. He is a strong marking forward and an accurate kick.

 

December 02, 2016 - SALVATION ARMY CHRISTMAS APPEAL
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Last year, the The Salvation Army Australia Appeal collected more than 386,000 gifts for those who needed it most. If you would like to give to those who would otherwise go without this Christmas, you are able to donate a toy under our tree! All presents must be received before Monday December 5th.
November 30, 2016 - GLENELGS AFL TALENT DRAIN
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Glenelg's AFL talent drain

The Club fully supports players who progress to the elite level of AFL football and wouldn’t and can’t stand in the way of same. No one begrudges any player, staff member or coach bettering themselves at AFL level as it is an outstanding achievement - but it does come at some cost. Consider Glenelg’s case:

  • 16 players drafted since 2011
  • Only 3 players have returned to the Bays following their AFL experience
  • Every SANFL club receives the same Talent Fee of $50k each year regardless of how many players are AFL drafted, this is simply not equitable

Following the Draft, the Rookie Draft presents its own peculiarities. To lose an 18 year old to an interstate Club is difficult enough, but to lose him to the Crows or Power and have him play against his own Club and mates is difficult for all Clubs. And of the course the young men who are overlooked, what is in place to assist them overcome their disappointment apart from family and a few close friends ?

This is life in the AFL for SANFL Clubs and importantly the players at our level, we are just part of the system.

Glenelg Club at a glance

We compete in one of the most competitive postcodes for hospitality in South Australia. It is a matter of quality product, quality service and price. To that end our kitchen team, led by Chef's Shane and Luke, have done a great job in producing quality meals for the bistro, special nights, functions and even Sunday breakfasts – in fact we have served 49,208 meals for the year. Check us out for schnitzels on Mondays, Kids eat free on Tuesday and Saturday nights, Steak night on Wednesdays along with a  host of other Chef Specials during the week.

‘Glenelg’ Women

Many in society are under the misconception that footy clubs are ‘blokie places’. The AFL has evidenced increased female involvement in administration and playing levels – Glenelg is no different, consider the following:

Key Positions

  • Finance Manager
  • Commercial Operations
  • Marketing Manager
  • Functions Supervisor
  • Physiotherapist
  • Property Steward
  • Head Trainers – Junior and Seniors
  • Senior Assistant Coach

Our total staff and volunteer breakdown is that of 54.3% females and 45.67% males. Then there is participation in Glenelg’s active football programs which shows 11,411 or 36.8% are females of all ages.

2017 Club Calendar – advance notice

  • Annual General Meeting - Monday 27 February, 2017
  • Season Launch and Player Presentation – Friday 31 March 2017
  • Gala Event – Saturday 17 June2017 @ the Intercontinental
November 28, 2016 - THREE TIGERS SELECTED IN ROOKIE DRAFT
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Congratulations to our three young guns selected in the AFL Rookie Draft this afternoon. Mitchell Hinge was selected at pick 20 and will be heading to the Brisbane Lions, Liam Mackie was selected at pick 40 and will be heading to Collingwood and Toby Pink was selected at pick 54 heading to the Sydney Swans.

We wish all three lads success in the AFL and with their move interstate. 

November 25, 2016 - WILLIE RIOLI - AFL NATIONAL DRAFT PICK #52
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Congratulations Willie Rioli, pick #52 heading to the West Coast Eagles! We wish Willie all the best in his venture into the AFL. 

 

November 25, 2016 - GLENELGS BIGGEST CHRISTMAS SALE
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With Christmas just around the corner we have made buying the perfect gift an easy task this year with our Christmas Catalogue! With money can't buy experiences, new merchandise items and savings on current merchandise, Glenelg Club dining experiences and bistro vouchers, you are sure to find something for everyone.

To view our Christmas Catalogue please click here. To purchase an item, please contact reception on 8294 5333 or email reception@glenelgfc.com.au.

 

November 22, 2016 - RIDE FOR RHONDA
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In just 5 days, Lachy Earl will be riding over 750kms (over 100kms a day) from Melbourne to Adelaide to raise money for brain cancer research with his great mate and Glenelg past player Lewis Hender. Their aim is to raise $50,000, in honour of Lewis's Mum Rhonda who sadly lost her battle with brain cancer. 

Head over to their Website or Facebookpage at the links below to read more about their story and how you can help.

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November 21, 2016 - GIVE BIG THIS CHRISTMAS
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Christmas at the Glenelg Football Club has officially launched! If you would like to give to those who would otherwise go without this Christmas, we encourage you to donate toys under our tree located in our reception area! In times of crisis you can give hope, comfort and joy...

 

November 19, 2016 - TIGERS IN THE PAGEANT
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We are so excited to be involved in the City of Holdfast Bay Pageant again this Sunday November 20. Make sure you get to Jetty Road early to secure your spot along the blue honour line and are ready to welcome Santa to the Bay! Look out for the Hamilton Holden utes which will be full of our Junior Tiger members, players and coaching staff. Give them a wave and say G'Day!
November 18, 2016 - GLENELG APPOINT COACHING STAFF FOR 2017
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We are pleased to announce that we have now finalised all coaching appointments for the 2017 season. We feel we have a good mixture of coaching experience which will benefit our sides moving forward.

League

Matt Lokan - Senior Coach
Luke Norman - Senior Assistant Coach  (former coach of Sturt/Assistant to Michael Godden at Eagles)
Adam Silvy - Senior Assistant Coach

Reserves

Michael McFadyen - Coach
Narelle Smith - Assistant Coach/Development
Nathan McDowell - Skills/Development

Under 18’s

Darren Tull - U/18 Coach
Steve Akroyd - Assistant Coach
Llayne Trembath - Assistant Coach

Under 16’s

Llayne Trembath - Coach
Dean Bonutto - Assistant Coach

PICTURE: Narelle Smith, Nathan McDowall, Adam Silvy, Matthew Lokan, Michael McFadyen, Luke Norman

November 16, 2016 - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & ELECTIONS
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Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Members of the Glenelg Footballers’ Club Inc. and Glenelg Football Club Inc.will be held in the McGrath Room, Brighton Road, Glenelg on Monday 27 February 2017 at 7pm

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Two (2) positions for a two [2] year term on the Board of Directors for Glenelg Football Club Inc will become vacant and nominations from financial members to fill these positions are now invited.

Retiring members: Mr. Justin Scripps & Mr. David Whelan are eligible and offer themselves for re-election

Nominations must be made on the official form obtainable from the Club office or download from the website www.glenelgfc.com.au and must be proposed and seconded by two (2) financial members of the Club and returned to and in the possession of the Chief Executive Officer no later than 5pm on Friday, 9 December 2016. Nominees must provide up to a 250 - word profile in support of their nomination for distribution to the members.

If required a ballot for the above positions will be conducted prior to the AGM from 5.30pm until 7pm on Monday, 27 February 2017. Members requiring a postal vote may obtain an application form from the Club Reception during normal office hours or download from the website. Postal voting closes with the Returning Officer on Monday February 27, 2017 at 5pm.

BOARD NOMINATION FORM

November 16, 2016 - FUTURE PROOFING LOCAL FOOTY
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The community based focus of Aussie Rules as many knew it changed forever when the AFL not only established the national competition but assumed naming rights for the game itself - most now know the game as AFL Football as opposed to Aussie rules. Until recently the 'pecking order' in football was that of AFL/ State League/ Community Leagues, it remains so, but there is now a much bigger gap between AFL and SANFL with the latter being closer to community competitions. 

Elite sports teams conduct many 'press the flesh' promotional campaigns in the community, but it is questionable whether many of those actually leave a footprint following the visit. Lots of goodwill, autographs and clinics but little other to help protect the future of the game in the community itself. No fault can be placed with the elite Clubs as they are very large business entities with their own challenges, future proofing the game requires a more holistic approach. 

Many country community based clubs confront the major issue of seriously declining numbers of volunteers who are willing to contribute. The outcome? - too much left to too few and consequent 'burn-out'. Alternatively Clubs often secure a 'White Knight' who agrees to assist with the financial challenges, becomes involved with the very best of intentions only to depart due of lack of support or premierships!!!

The way forward must involve assistance which provides better organisational structures, improved coaching resources and better corporate governance. In addition Clubs could access templates for financial reporting, licensed operations, catering, sponsorships and football operations. Action is required to future proof the game at community level.
November 14, 2016 - VALE ALLEN WILSON
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The Glenelg Football Club would like to acknowledge the passing of Life Member Allen Wilson. Allen was a very well respected person who spent many years at our club, in particular as the Under 16 time keeper. Our condolences are with the Wilson family.
November 11, 2016 - TIGERS IN THE COMMUNITY
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Tomorrow is McHappy Day and Jack Haarsma and Jack McKay are excited to help raise money for the families of Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia! Head down to the Camden Park McDonalds store from 12 - 1 pm tomorrow to say G'day and show your support. 

 

November 11, 2016 - WELCOME TO PRE-SEASON
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Both our Senior and Under 18 squads hit the track hard last night in a 3 km time trial. Brad McCarthy was a clear winner on our Senior list with a time of 10 minutes and 32 seconds closely followed by Jack Haarsma in second place. It is evident that Tom McDermott from our Under 18 list has been putting in the hard yards during the off season with a time of 10 minutes and 29 seconds.

Seniors Top 10
1st Brad McCarthy 
2nd Jack Haarsma 
3rd Rhys O'Keeffe 
4th Carl Nicholson 
5th Alex Martini 
6th Lachy Earl 
7th Mason Ellis 
8th Sam Kennedy 
9th Cameron Buchanan 
10th Jay Boyle 
10th Andrew Bradley 

Under 18 Top 5
1st Tom McDermott 
2nd Cam Vinall 
3rd Liam Wisdom 
4th Harrison Morgan 
5th Brad Thompson 
5th Corey Tugwell 
 

November 08, 2016 - GLENELG APPOINT RESERVES COACH FOR 2017
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We are pleased to announce the appointment of Michael McFadyen as our Reserves coach for the 2017 season. Michael has been on the coaching panel at Glenelg for the last 4 seasons where he was first hired to do some opposition analysis. For the last 2 seasons, Michael has been the League assistant coach and proved he has what it takes to take his coaching to the next level.

We think the next stage of Michael’s development is coaching his own team and we are looking forward to him developing our younger players to be ready for league football. Congratulations Michael!

 

November 05, 2016 - TIGERS IN THE PAGEANT
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Calling all Junior Tiger fans... Join us and help welcome Santa to the Bay in the City of Holdfast Bay Christmas Pageant on Sunday November 20th and be part of the Glenelg Football Club float! Register your interest by contacting Mel Churchett on 8294 5333 or email mchurchett@glenelgfc.com.au.

 

November 02, 2016 - CROWEATER CATCH UP - MITCHELL HINGE
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By ZAC MILBANK | Twitter @zacmilbank

Glenelg defender Mitch Hinge knows all about making sacrifices on and off the field as he pushes his name forward for the AFL National Draft.

One of six siblings growing up in the small country town of Mundulla in the state’s south-east, Hinge is the youngest of four boys and the fifth of six siblings.

Speaking on SANFL Radio, the 18-year-old also said the experience of moving out of his comfort zone to board at Sacred Heart College in Adelaide would hold him in good stead should his name be called by a non-South Australian AFL club.



Hinge’s oldest brother John played one AFL game for Adelaide and is currently employed by the Power, providing him with great insight into the professionalism required at elite level.

John Hinge – who also played 151 SANFL games in a fine career with Glenelg and Sturt – made his name as a resolute defender who could also push up through the midfield earlier in his career.

Mitch Hinge likens himself to a fellow left-footer, Hawthorn premiership backman Grant Birchall, as he looks to use his penetrating kick.

Playing in all of the McDonald’s SA U18 matches this year across half-back, Hinge enjoyed a successful season which culminated in the Bays winning the U18 Macca’s Cup and Sacred Heart claiming honours in the Secondary School Knockout Cup.

November 02, 2016 - GLENELG APPOINT HIGH PERFORMANCE MANAGER
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We are excited to announce the appointment of our High Performance Manager for 2017, Brad Keller. Previously Brad has been the Peel Thunder Football Club (WAFL) strength and conditioning coach, whilst also assisting at Fremantle Football Club under the guidance of Jason Weber. From 2013 until 2015 Brad was the strength and conditioning coach for the WA U16 State football academy and had a similar role with the Perth Glory National Youth League team for the 2014-15 season.

During Brad's strength and conditioning roles over the last 6 years, he has been responsible for periodising individual programs for athletes, monitoring (using various technology; most notably GPS and wellness apps), testing (physical, technical, tactical), game day rotations, recovery, injury prevention, rehabilitation and liaising with coaching and medical staff.

Brad is in the final stages of his doctorate entitled ‘Developing expertise in Australian youth soccer players’ at Edith Cowan University. Previous to this he completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement and Health Sciences) and finished an Honours project entitled ‘The relationship between training load and injury in elite youth beach volleyball players’ at the University of South Australia. 

Brad is very passionate about working with elite athletes both junior and senior and enjoys helping them develop as they strive towards their goals. We look forward to having Brad on board in 2017. 

 

November 01, 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS RAY HUBERT
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Congratulations to our 'Earlybird' Membership draw winner, Ray Hubert who has won himself a cash prize of $500! If you missed out, do not be disappointed, you can enter round 2 of our 'Earlybird' membership draw by purchasing your membership prior to December 8th.

To purchase your membership over the phone please give us a call on 8294 5333!

PURCHASE MEMBERSHIP ONLINE NOW - CLICK HERE

 

October 31, 2016 - NARELLE SMITH - FEMALE COACH OF THE YEAR
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By ZAC MILBANK | Twitter @zacmilbank

More than 30 of South Australia’s finest coaches have been honoured at the annual SANFL Coaches Awards Dinner at Adelaide Oval. Together with 48 Level 2 Coaching Course graduates, the mentors represented a broad cross-section of both senior and junior levels, together with metropolitan and country areas.

Speaking on SANFL Radio, Female Coach of the Year Narelle Smith revealed her pride at being nominated by the Glenelg Football Club.



In her first season with the Tigers, Smith worked with the entire senior squad in her role as assistant Reserves Coach.

Combining her job at Brighton Road with her role as South Australian Senior Women’s coach, Smith has also previously worked as an AFL assistant with Melbourne for the Women’s All-Star games.

Confirming she will continue working alongside Glenelg coach Matt Lokan in 2017, Smith said she was excited by the prospect of the Senior SANFL Women’s League starting next year.

On Friday night, Smith said rubbing shoulders with several outstanding coaches was an invaluable experience, with AFL Coaching Development Manager Lawrie Woodman presenting the three recipients of the AFL High Performance Certificates.

Lokan and Norwood premiership mentors Nathan Bassett and Ben Warren completed the week-long AFL High Performance course, which focused on the use of technology, public relations and the role of coaches as program managers.

Former Crows fan favourite Graham Johncock (Mallee Park) was Norwood’s recipient of the Senior Country Coach of the Year Award while his ex-captain at Adelaide, Nathan van Berlo, was one of those to complete his Level 2 Coaching Accreditation.

SANFL High Performance Manager Brenton Phillips presented the SANFL League Club Centre of Excellence Coach of the Year Awards, with Glenelg’s U16 premiership mentor Darren Tull the Talent Coach of the Year and Central’s John Presbury the Youth Development Squad Award winner Sturt premiership coach Marty Mattner had his memorable rookie season capped off with the SANFL League Premiership Coach Award.

2016 AFL High Performance Course Graduates
Matthew Lokan, Glenelg Football Club
Ben Warren, Norwood Football Club
Nathan Bassett, Port Adelaide Football Club

SANFL League Premiership Coach of the Year Award
Martin Mattner, Sturt Football Club

Talent Coach of the Year
Darren Tull, Glenelg Football Club

Robert F Kite Memorial Youth Development Squad Award (U13-U15)
John Presbury, Central District Football Club

Female Coach of the Year
Narelle Smith, Glenelg Football Club

Junior Metropolitan Coach of the Year
Central District –Damien McBride, Salisbury North Football Club
Glenelg –Todd Mesecke, Lockleys Football Club
North Adelaide –Trent Hill, Gaza Football Club
Norwood – David Crisante, Tea Tree Gully Football Club
South Adelaide – Chris Burns, Morphett Vale Football Club
Sturt – Simon Austerberry, Glenunga Football Club
West Adelaide – Scott Rayson, Kenilworth Football Club
Woodville West Torrens – Clive Matz, Seaton Ramblers Football Club

Senior Metropolitan Coach of the Year
Glenelg – Paul Whaley, Brighton Football Club
North Adelaide – Paul Manuel, Ingle Farm Football Club
Norwood – Nathan Grainger, Modbury Football Club
South Adelaide – Damian Smith, Aldinga Football Club
Sturt – Troy Hall – Unley Football Club
West Adelaide –David Kennewell, Flinders Park Football Club
Woodville West Torrens – Matthew Webber, Seaton Ramblers Football Club

Junior Country Coach of the Year
Glenelg –Kieron Hicks, Padthaway Football Club
North Adelaide – Jamie McNamara, Port Football Club
Norwood – Graeme Charlton, Marble Range Football Club
Sturt – David Schenscher, Imperial Football Club
West Adelaide –Darran Bright, Renmark Football Club
Woodville West Torrens – Lyndon Elsworthy, Bute/Paskeville Football Club

Senior Country Coach of the Year
Glenelg – Adam Merrett, Penola Football Club
North Adelaide – Andrew Charlton and Aaron Wanders, Broughton/Mundoora Football Club
Norwood – Graham Johncock, Mallee Park Football Club
South Adelaide – Peter Galbraith, Mount Compass Football Club
Sturt – Brendan Loechel, Birdwood Football Club
West Adelaide –Matthew Whitford, Peake and District Football Club
Woodville West Torrens – Zack Hier, RSMU Football Club

October 31, 2016 - LAST CHANCE TO WIN $500 - PURCHASE YOUR MEMBERSHIP TODAY
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 With only 1 day left to purchase your 2017 Earlybird Membership, there really is no better time to renew and be part of an exciting year at the Glenelg Football Club. By purchasing your membership before the end of the day you will not only be supporting your club, but you will go in the draw to WIN $500 CASH!

In 2017 we seek to improve our on-field results and we are confident that with hard work, a team and club focus; we can continue improving and be a finals contender. On behalf of our playing group, coaches, staff and officials, we are excited to invite you to be a member in 2017 and look forward to having you on board!

To purchase your membership over the phone please give us a call on 8294 5333!

PURCHASE MEMBERSHIP ONLINE NOW - CLICK HERE

 

October 30, 2016 - RIDE FOR RHONDA
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This November, Lachy Earl and Jed Redden will be riding over 750kms (over 100kms a day) from Melbourne to Adelaide to raise money for brain cancer research with their great mate and Glenelg past player Lewis Hender. Their aim is to raise $50,000, in honour of Lewis's Mum Rhonda who sadly lost her battle with brain cancer.

Head over to their Website or Facebookpage at the links below to read more about their story and how you can help.

Facebook Click here

Website Click here

October 26, 2016 - SOUTH AUSTRALIA XI V SOUTH AFRICA
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After easing past the Cricket Australia XI in their day-night fixture at the Adelaide Oval, South Africa will now face a South Australian XI in preparation for the first test in Perth. Head down to Gliderol Stadium tomorrow for Day 1, gates open at 9:30 am. Entry is $10 for adults and $5 concession, kids under 15 FREE. 

South Africa Squad: Faf du Plessis (c), Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Stephen Cook, Quinton de Kock, Jean-Paul Duminy, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj, Morne Morkel, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Dane Vilas.

South Australian XI Squad: Sam Raphael (c), Wes Agar, Tom Andrews, Nick Benton, Michael Cormack, John Dalton, Brad Davis, David Grant, Alex Gregory, Tim Ludeman (wk), Harry Nielsen, Patrick Page, Alex Ross, Cameron Valente, Jake Winter. Coach: Rob Cassell.

 

October 21, 2016 - THREE TIGERS RETURNING TO TIGERLAND IN 2017
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We are thrilled to announce that exciting forward Tim Sumner has inked a new contract and will continue with the Tigers in 2017. A player with enormous potential, Tim will play a key role in the forward line next season.

Ball magnet Ben Sawford is another to sign a new contract to continue at the Bay next year. His hardness will again be invaluable to us.

Mobile forward, Ziggy Vitkunas has also put pen to paper and will continue with the Tigers in 2017. He only has to continue his late 2016 form to be a standout next season

They join Josh Scott, Christian Howard and Warrick McGinty who committed to the club earlier in October.

We will intermittently release further signings as they are finalised.

 

October 20, 2016 - BE IN THE DRAW TO WIN $500!
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We are thrilled with the support since launching our "Earlybird" Membership last week. By purchasing your membership before October 31st you will not only be supporting your club, but you will go in the draw to WIN $500 CASH!

To purhcase your membership over the phone please give us a call on 8294 5333!

PURCHASE MEMBERSHIP NOW

October 17, 2016 - GLENELG TRIO SIGN ON FOR 2017
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Dangerous forward Terry Milera has put pen to paper and signed a new contract to remain with the Tigers in 2017. After a consistent season polling 7th in this years Best & Fairest, we are thrilled to have Terry back on board next season. 

Gun midfielder Matthew Snook has also inked a new contract for 2017. Matthew enjoyed a solid season after placing 5th in this years Best & Fairest. Snook who regularly leads our contested ball numbers will be a valuable addition to our side in 2017.

Hard-working backman Brad Agnew has also made a commitment to play on with the Tigers in 2017. Brad has remained a key part of our structure for many seasons now and will play a major role in shutting down opposing forwards next season.

 

October 13, 2016 - SPEED THRILLS AT AFL COMBINE
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By ZAC MILBANK | Twitter @zacmilbank

SANFL High Performance Manager Brenton Phillips has tipped some quick bigmen to make their mark at Saturday’s AFL State Combine at Wayville.

As 18 of the SANFL’s most talented draft prospects are put to the test physically and mentally, Glenelg’s Toby Pink, South’s Dylan Whimpress and Norwood’s Tom Charlton are expected to display their pace in the 20m Sprint.

Speaking on SANFL Radio, McDonald’s SA Under-18 coach Phillips said the above trio all boasted exceptional leg speed for their size.

Pink shot to stardom after kicking the winning behind after the siren of the U18 Macca’s Cup Grand Final while Whimpress (Freeling) and Charlton (Eyre Peninsula) have displayed their dedication by pursuing their dreams from country SA.

Bays livewire Willie Rioli is also expected to head the list in the short distance examinations, as well as displaying great versatility in the Agility test.

Rioli – who booted four goals for the West End State team against the VFL in May – is the cousin of Hawthorn star Cyril.

AFL Academy member Steven Slimming is expected to be the front-runner in the endurance Beep Test, with the Sturt wingman possessing great aerobic capacity.

Double Blues ruckman Andre Parrella – who displayed positive development in his first League season - will again put his best foot forward after being overlooked in last year’s AFL Drafts.

Glenelg defender Liam Mackie is another player of interest after producing an encouraging second half of the season with the Tigers and Sacred Heart College.

Mackie is the cousin of Geelong premiership defender Andrew and at 186cm and 73kg, is very much in a similar mould physically to the accomplished Cat.

It was at the SA AFL State Combine in 2002 where Andrew Mackie put his athletic qualities on display before being a surprise pick at No.7 by Geelong recruiting master Stephen Wells.

While there will be no skill testing on Saturday, players will undergo the same physical tests as those who attended last weekend’s AFL Combine in Melbourne.    

SA AFL STATE COMBINE
(Name, Height, Weight, SANFL Club, Local Club)
Willie Rioli, 175cm, 74kg, Glenelg, Tiwi Bombers
Andre Parrella, 204cm, 100kg, Sturt, Unley High School
Jake Pitman, 175cm, 78kg, Norwood, Golden Grove FC
Peter Ladhams, 204cm, 86kg, Norwood, Modbury FC
Jackson Lee, 189cm, 75kg, Eagles, BSR FC
Mitch Carter, 196cm, 92kg, Norwood, Modbury FC
Jordon Sweet, 203cm, 104kg, North Adelaide, Tea Tree Gully FC
Lewis Young, 197cm, 92kg, Sturt, Mitcham FC
Tye Bedford, 185cm, 78kg, Sturt, Unley FC
Steven Slimming, 182cm, 73kg, Sturt, Unley FC
Lachlan Cameron, 192cm, 89kg, West Adelaide, Mitcham FC
Liam Mackie, 186cm, 73kg, Glenelg, Plympton FC
Brayden Kirk, 182cm, 70kg, North Adelaide, Crystal Brook FC
Connor Noonan, 182cm, 71kg, West Adelaide, Plympton FC
Toby Pink, 195cm, 88kg, Glenelg, Tantanoola FC
Dylan Whimpress, 188cm, 73kg, South Adelaide, Freeling FC
Tom Charlton, 192cm, 80kg, Norwood, Marble Range FC
Sam Draper, 202cm, 100kg, South Adelaide, Reynella FC

October 10, 2016 - DOUBLE BONUS FOR SCOTT
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By ZAC MILBANK | Twitter @zacmilbank

Glenelg forward Josh Scott has celebrated winning the 2016 Best-and-Fairest by signing a new contract to remain with the Tigers in 2017.

The Bays’ sole representative in The Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year, Scott edged ahead of dashing half-back Christian Howard to claim the John. H Ellers Trophy by 19 votes.

The 22-year-old enjoyed a breakout season at Brighton Road in 2016, booting a career-high 42 goals to also claim the club’s Leading Goalkicker Award.

Scott’s haul on Friday night also included the Elsie GLeghorn Players’ Player Award and Snout Louts Award, the latter voted on by the club’s passionate supporter group.

Originally from TAC Cup club Gippsland Power, Scott has now played 46 League matches and kicked 71 goals since making his debut for the Tigers in 2014.

Measuring in at 188cm and 82kg, Scott has regularly caught the eye with his penchant for snaring overhead marks while also being able to fill holes in defence when required.

Howard, who made his debut in the West End State team against the VFL in May, also enjoyed a successful evening by adding the League’s Ray Curnow Award to his Runner-Up Best-and-Fairest for displaying great dedication to the Glenelg Football Club.

The 25-year-old has also inked a new contract to continue with the Tigers next year after completing his second senior season back at the Bay after managing 20 AFL games with the Western Bulldogs.

Ruckman Warrick McGinty, another Tiger to put pen to paper for next year, was fittingly handed the Ossie Aimes Most Improved Award after almost singlehandedly carrying the club’s ruck division in 2016 while Josh Woodall won the R. E Campbell Best Team Man Award.

JOHN H. ELLERS BEST AND FAIREST – TOP FIVE
Josh Scott 123 votes
Christian Howard 104 votes
Jake Johansen 86 votes
Ben Sawford 80 votes
Matthew Snook 77 votes

 

October 08, 2016 - GLENELG JUNIORS KICKING GOALS AT THE AFL COMBINE
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Jonty Scharenberg, Mitch Hinge and Sam Walker are among 80 other athletes taking part in the AFL draft combine at Etihad Stadium this weekend where they will take part in athletic and skills testing. The four-day screening presents another chance for recruiters to interview the leading draft hopefuls ahead of having their names called, and in many cases the first time senior AFL coaches will be present for the chats.

Jonty Scharenberg completes the Agility test WATCH NOW

Mitch Hinge completes the Running Vertical Jump  WATCH NOW

Jonty Scharenberg completes the Field Kicking test WATCH NOW

Sam Walker completes the Field Kicking test WATCH NOW

 

October 07, 2016 - JOSH SCOTT JH ELLERS CLUB CHAMPION 2016
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LEAGUE

John H Ellers Best and Fairest - Josh Scott (123 votes)

ER Curnow Award -  Christian Howard

Elsie Gleghorn  Award - Josh Scott

Leading Goalkicker - Josh Scott (42 goals)

Snout Louts Award - Josh Scott

Ossie Ames Most Improved - Warrick McGinty

RE Campbell Best Team Man - Josh Woodall

RESERVES

ER Curnow Award - Damien Hill

Best Team Man - Michael Galley

Most Improved - Jake Pitt

Best and Fairest - Jay Boyle (47 votes)

 

Stan Wickham Most Outstanding Junior -  Jonty Scharenberg

ER Curnow U16 - Liam Wisdom

ER Curnow U18 - Jack Strange

ER Curnow Reserves - Damien Hill

ER Curnow League - Christian Howard

 

 

October 05, 2016 - RIDE FOR RHONDA
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This November, Lachy Earl and Jed Redden will be riding over 750kms (over 100kms a day) from Melbourne to Adelaide to raise money for brain cancer research with their great mate and Glenelg past player Lewis Hender. Their aim is to raise $50,000, in honour of Lewis's Mum Rhonda who sadly lost her battle with brain cancer.

Head over to their Website or Facebookpage at the links below to read more about their story and how you can help.

Facebook Click here

Website Click here

 

October 03, 2016 - WHO WILL BE CROWNED OUR 2016 CLUB CHAMPION?
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Who is your tip to take out the 2016 Glenelg Football Club Champion this Friday night at the JH Ellers & ER Curnow Best & Fairest Awards? Haven't booked in yet? No problem! Contact us on 8294 5333 or email reception@glenelgfc.com.au. 

To have your say please click here

 

September 30, 2016 - GRAND FINAL DAY AT THE BAY
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Looking for last minute Grand Final plans? Why not watch the game on the BIG screen, enjoy $5 SuperDrys, $5 Champagne and $10 pizzas. Whether you are cheering on the Dogs or the Swans we've got you covered at The Glenelg Club. For bookings contact us on 8294 5333.

 

September 27, 2016 - UNDER 18 BEST & FAIREST AWARDS
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The Under 18’s group of players, families, coaching and support staff assembled on Saturday 24th September to recognise their achievements of 2016. Obviously, the celebration of the premiership was a key part of the day along with the individual awards.

After the round by round votes were revealed Coach Tyson Edwards summarised the season thanking the whole group for their efforts along with the support staff.

Awards presented were:

Best & Fairest - Brody Trembath 131

Runner Up B&F - Jackson Edwards 88

Other leading vote getters were: Alex Martini 86, Jack Strange 75, Elijah Satala 49, and Harry Cock 41.

Best Team Man (voted on by the Coaches) - Elijah Satala with 20, Alex Martini 18 votes , Harry Boyle 10 votes and Jack Strange 10 votes. 

MVP (voted on by the players) was won by Brody Trembath with 241 votes, Alex Martini 232 votes, Jackson Edwards 202 votes, Jack Strange 185 votes, Ian Milera 170 votes and Todd Slade 144 votes.

Coaches Award - Alex Martini  

ER Curnow Award - Jack Strange

 

September 26, 2016 - THE RACE THAT STOPS THE NATION!
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 - CRAIG GOODENOUGH CONQUERS CITY TO BAY
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Yesterday Glenelg Football Club volunteer and Trainer, Craig Goodenough conquered the 12km run in the City-to-bay fun run with an impressive time of 1 hour and 7 minutes. Craig ran the race in an attempt to help raise money for the 'Save the Tigers' campaign which was launched in June. 

We would like to thank everyone who made a donation to the campaign, every little bit helps and we are sure it helped get Craig over the finish line. Congratulations Craig on a fantastic run and helping to raise much needed funds for our great club. 

 

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.


 

 

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

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

Stay tuned for information regarding our upcoming trial matches.

Paul Sandercock
Head of Football

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