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June 26, 2016 - SAVE THE TIGERS - A CHILDS PERSPECTIVE
We caught up with one of our most passionate Junior Tiger Members and asked how he would 'Save the Tigers' where he makes some very valid suggestions!
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June 24, 2016 - GALA DINNER
With our annual Glenelg Football Club Gala Dinner & Auction being held tomorrow night at the Intercontinental Hotel with almost a sell out crowd, there is no better time for a sneak peak at our 2016 auction catalogue. We have some fantastic items available for purchase this year which we hope will raise some much needed funds for our club.
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Gala Auction Catalogue 2016 (PDF)

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

June 23, 2016 - TRIPLE M BROADCAST
We are very sorry to announce to announce that tomorrow morning's broadcast with Triple M from Glenelg Football Club has been cancelled due to extreme weather warnings. Sorry for any inconvenience, stay tuned to Triple M for a new date!
June 22, 2016 - STATE UNDER 16 TEAM
Congratulations and good luck to Will Gould, Ruben Flinn and Tynan Carney who have been selected in the Under 16 final 25 man State squad. The team will be playing against Western Australia this Saturday morning at 11:20 am at Football Park in Round 1 of the Under 16 National Championships before travelling to the Gold Coast on July 3 for Round 2 & 3. Liam Wisdom and Brad Potter have both been named as emergencies. All the best boys!
June 18, 2016 - SEE YOU AT THE FOOTY TOMORROW!
After a disappointing performance last week, our boys are eager to prove that they have what it takes to be competitive against one of the best sides in the competition. But they can't do it without your support! Head down to Gliderol Stadium tomorrow and cheer our boys on. With our Reserves kicking off at 11:25 am followed by our league side at 2:10 pm, it is sure to be a great day.
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Tomorrows game is proudly brought to you by our match day Sponsor Stillwell Ford, with the all new Mustang in store now and over 200 cars to chose from. Go and see the Team at Medindie for a fantastic deal! A very proud sponsor of The Glenelg Football Club for over 40 years.

 

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

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

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

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

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

DONATE NOW

Regards

Nick Chigwidden

 

MORE ACTS OF SUPPORT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Many thanks for being a part of my life.

Kieran Cummings

 

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

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

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

OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP

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

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

THE OUTCOME?

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

THE PLAYERS ARE HELPING

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

FOOTBALL APART...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The SANFL is supporting Glenelg’s debt demolition campaign.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Australian Sports Foundation

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

DONATE NOW    MANUAL DONATION (PDF)

Direct Debit

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

BSB: 015 250

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 460 601 819

ACCOUNT NAME: GLENELG FOOTBALL CLUB 

REFERENCE: FIRST NAME, SURNAME,  STT2016 

 

 

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CROWD – 4,319

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

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

 

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

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

GAME DETAILS

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

TICKETING

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

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

 

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

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

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

FINAL 25 MAN SQUAD

FINAL SQUAD OF 25

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

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

 

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

Consider the 2015 SANFL Final series attendances:

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

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

Change is unpalatable but possibly inevitable?

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

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

Grand Final? Always scheduled for Adelaide Oval.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By ZAC MILBANK | Twitter @zacmilbank

 

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

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

  • Football

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

  • Finals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By ZAC MILBANK | Twitter @zacmilbank

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

2016 West End State Squad Staff

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

www.childhoodcancer.asn.au

Ultimate Pie Challenge

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

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

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

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

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

www.UltimatePieChallenge.org.au   

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

 

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

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

UNDER 13 DEVELOPMENT SQUAD (PDF)

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


 

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

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

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

MVP for this game was Hugh Stagg.

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

 

Match 2
Gliderol Tigers 4.3.27 defeated Seaside Maulers 2.0.12

MVP for this game was Hunter Window.

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

 

Match 3
Gliderol Tigers 3.4.22 defeated Seahorses 1.0.6

MVP for this game was Jack Hawke.

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

 

Match 4
Seaside Maulers 4.3.27 defeated Holdfast Bays 4.1.25

MVP for this game was Jacob Owens

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

 

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

Match 1: 6.30pm - Seahorses V Seaside Maulers

Match 2: 7.30pm - Gliderol Tigers V Holdfast Bays

 

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

 

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

MATT BODE CUP SQUADS (PDF) 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BY ANDREW CAPEL 

March 29, 2016 - JUNIOR TRAINING - WEDNESDAY MARCH 30TH
March 22, 2016 - CATCHING UP WITH KIRKBY
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We were sad to see you leave us half way through the 2014 season. Where did you go and what have you been doing with yourself?

It was definitely a tough decision to leave after being involved with the club since 2006 as Glenelg had been a home away from home since I first arrived but after playing at a high level for 10 years and the commitments that came with that it was certainty time to step away for a bit. So with that I decided to set sail for an extended trip around Europe particularly while I was still young, fit and able. Initially it was only suppose to be around 6 months but I quickly realised 6 months wasn't going to be enough so I was lucky to be able to stretch it out a bit longer. Some of the highlights of my travels would have to be Istanbul and Barcelona for their amazing culture, Bosnia, Montengro, Amalfi Coast, Oktobefest, running of the bulls just to name a few. But in saying that, every destination I was fortunate enough to visit had its own hidden gems, amazing culture, pieces of history, buildings that blew your mind, things that unfortunately we don't get to experience in Australia.

I was also lucky enough to play in the AFL London premiership with the North London Lions which was also a great highlight.

What is it like being back at the Bay and what has pre-season been like after venturing around Europe?

Apart from being a shock to the system for the first couple of weeks, it has been really good actually. From a personal point of view it's nice to feel fit again and fresh in the mind and body after having 18 months away.

From a team perspective, there has been a big turnover in the last 2 years, so big that I tried to lobby for name tags at training!! What I have noticed is that the boys are really keen, yes we are still developing and learning as a team and individuals but there is a nice youthful exuberance around the place.

What are your predictions for the 2016 season?

We would be disappointed if we didn't play finals. The SANFL is always a tight competition. From what I've heard we really developed in the later half of last year and we have only added some depth to the squad this year. There is a nice nucleus of that 20 -24 year old age bracket which is vitally important and a great platform to be able to build around these guys.

What can we expect to see from you this season? Do you have a particular role to play in the team? If so, what is it?  

I'd like to say I'll be able to go out and kick 50 goals for the season but with Clint in the forward line with me, it might be difficult! I've probably come back with a bit of a different perspective on my football. I know that if I train hard I am going to be able to play at the standard required. If I tick that off, I can spend more energy on the development of our young but very talented group for the years ahead.

What is something we may not know about you?

I got into Yoga while I was away. I found it was an hour you could get away sweat out some toxins and relax the mind!

March 22, 2016 - KANE CORNES JOINS STATE TEAM COACHING PANEL
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Speaking on SANFL Radio, Kane Cornes said he is looking forward to the opportunity given his deep pride for South Australia.

The 2004 AFL premiership player will also bring a modern perspective to the group, something his father Graham was keen to engage this year.

Also speaking on SANFL Radio, Graham Cornes said he expected no shortage of arguments with his youngest son.

Both Cornes' will be present at several SANFL matches across the Easter weekend as they begin to consider selecting the initial West End State squad to host the Vics on Adelaide Oval.

The VFL will be coached by former West Adelaide mentor Andy Collins with Norwood premiership captain Kieran McGuinness to act as one of Collins' assistants.

By Zac Milbank
SANFL 

March 22, 2016 - SANFL STATEMENT – ROTATION CAP
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‘’The SANFL Laws of the Game Committee met today to consider feedback from the clubs and coaches during the trial game period,’’ SANFL General Manager Football Adam Kelly said.

‘’In light of the successful reduction in stoppages during the trial matches the ball has been in play for longer periods.

‘’As such, the Laws of the Game Committee decided to increase rotations to 60, which in effect will be 69 per match given clubs can make three changes at each break.

‘’In season 2015, the average rotations per team was 90 per game.’’

Across the three week trial match period, overall stoppages have decreased from 67 per game to 52 when compared with the same time last year.

An average of five extra free kicks per game have been paid in relation to the Holding the Ball rule, which has also contributed to the ball being in motion for longer periods.

‘’Clubs and spectators have supported the stricter interpretation of the Holding the Ball rule which in-turn has helped speed up the play and cause the game to flow,’’ Kelly said.

‘’On average, the Last Possession Out-of-Bounds rule has been paid five times in each trial and overall throw-in numbers have reduced by 28 per cent.

‘’The objective of the Laws of the Game Committee was to reduce stoppages; this rule has worked well in achieving this result.’’

March 21, 2016 - SANFL FIXTURE CHANGE
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The adjustment has been made due to the Sheffield Shield final being played at Gliderol Stadium from Saturday March 26th until Wednesday March 30th.

March 21, 2016 - SANFL Programming - The perfect storm!
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It is what it is for now, but going forward the timing and length of SANFL seasons must come into focus. The SANFL competition is its own unique league and should concentrate on same and not be subservient to the AFL schedule.  Our Club’s position is quite clear and members are perfectly entitled to be informed of that:

  • The SANFL season comprise 18 games with one bye – ideally the week of a State game. This provides every club with an equal chance of playing finals – two games against each Club. Critically, this format provides continuity for the fans and players alike.
  • Grand Final to be played at Adelaide Oval on the Sunday after the AFL preliminary finals.
  • The season commences 23 weeks earlier, which will be later than the AFL.

The issues that arise with the current format are as follows, we would be hopeful that they can be addressed:

  • Ground availability: Those Clubs which share oval facilities with cricket may not be able to schedule season opening games. The other disadvantage of course is the inability to train on the Club’s own ground.
  • Program continuity for the fans: Fans enjoy the home/away format. It is a regular and systematic formula - one home –one away , occasionally back to back but no worse than that. In Glenelg’s case, this year we have 4 byes and 5 of 6 home games in June/July. It will test the fans resilience and the curator will be anxiously watching the weather charts.
  • Program continuity for the players: Players want and need to play on a consistent basis. In our case the players will now have 4 weeks, up to 20 training sessions, when they will not play a game.
  • When to play: The fans must be heard. Inevitably there will be some clashes with AFL fixtures as their program extends into most if not all prime times. Each Club will know what best suits their schedule.

What the SANFL competition looks like in three years’ time and beyond must be determined.

March 15, 2016 - MATCH REPORT - GLENELG V CENTRAL DISTRICT
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It took some time for the players to settle into the game. Centrals took an early lead as they capitalised on some poor use of the ball from Glenelg. The players struggled to get any real rhythm in the first quarter however, the final 6 minutes of the first half saw Glenelg take control of the game. McGinty and Proud were providing a contest in the ruck. Proud took 11 marks for the game and was clearly one of our best players. Sellar was again a solid contributor in defence.

The second half saw the players take full control of the game. Willie Rioli booted three goals, McFarlane was winning plenty of the ball and Captain Andrew Bradley was tireless in his effort. Tim Sumner showed glimpses of what he is capable of and with an increase in his fitness levels will be an asset for the Glenelg Football Club. We managed 8 goals to one in a dominant second half.

Glenelg: 12.6.78

Central District: 5.12.42

Goalkickers: Rioli 3, Johansen and McFarlane 2, Bradley, Proud, Alleway, Sumner and Chalmers 1 each.

We have no trial match this week as we prepare for our Round 1 Good Friday clash against South Adelaide. We look forward to seeing you at Hickinbotham Oval.

March 11, 2016 - GLENELG V CENTRAL DISTRICTS - MARCH 12TH
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LEAGUE - 2:10 pm

F. Rioli, Alleway, Earl
H.F Reinbrechtl, Hill, Nason 
C. Johansen, McFarlane, Sumner
H.B O'Keefe, Sellar, Bradley 
B. Montgomery, Galley, Agnew
RUCK: Proud, Sawford, Kenny 
INT: McGinty, Curran, Chalmers, Koster, Woolard

RESERVES - 11:25 am

Harder, Vitkunas, Woodall, May, Nicholson, Bailey, B Merrett, Yates, Edwards, Joseph, Kennedy, M Merrett, Donkersley, McKay, Chalmers, Haarsma, McIntyre, Hosie, Godden, Hansen, Pitt, Christopher

March 11, 2016 - 2016 LEADERSHIP GROUP ANNOUNCED
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Andrew will be joined by Brad Agnew and Aaron Joseph as Vice Captains,  with Christian Howard, Craig Pitt, Warrick McGinty, Lachlan Earl and Chris Curran rounding out our leadership group.

Patrick McCarthy has been left out of the group this year to focus on getting his body right for league football.

These players all know the expectations that come with being a part of our leadership group and I am very confident that all will do a great job in leading our football team.

March 10, 2016 - TIGER TV EPISODE 3
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Clint speaks with Glenelg Great, Life Member and internationally renowned artist Tom Gleghorn OAM about the role of the Vice President's group, how he became involved at Glenelg and his personal relationship with Dean Bailey. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSAv7pz_4RI

March 09, 2016 - BEN SAWFORD WARMS TO TIGERLAND
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It was a performance worthy of nomination for the Powerade Star Search Award while also making the entire competition sit up and take notice.

Fast forward four months and Sawford suddenly found himself wearing black and gold after making the difficult decision to cut ties with the Magpies in favour of a fresh start at Brighton Road.

And while the 21-year-old hasn’t regretted his decision for a second, he is constantly reminded of the effort which helped propel Port to a heart-breaking one-point win at the Bay.

‘’It’s very ironic and something that I cop a bit of stick for,’’ said Sawford, 179cm and 81kg.

‘’It didn’t influence my decision to leave at all as I know I have got a lot of work to do to be a consistent league footballer.’’

As Sawford remains bashful about the match whenever it is brought up by his new team-mates, fellow Magpies recruit – Jack Haarsma – is quick to remind everyone that he slotted the winning goal in the same game.

‘’Jack uses it as a bit of a joke – that he kicked the winning goal against Glenelg,’’ said Sawford, who has played a total of 15 League games and kicked six goals.

‘’It gets thrown around a fair bit and while I don’t like it too much, you just have to cop it.’’

One thing is for certain, Sawford’s opponents on that night are glad he’s now playing alongside of them given his penchant for winning the hard ball.

Solidly built, the rugged on-baller is expected to add significant depth to the Tigers’ midfield this season as he teams with the likes of classy Matt Snook and Norwood signing Dylan Reinbrecht.

Already, Sawford has impressed in the Tigers’ internal trial before racking up 24 possessions and a goal in a trial match victory against the Redlegs at The Parade.

It’s fair to say his performance against the Bays in Round 17 certainly provided him with the belief he can mix it with the big boys at League level.

‘’It certainly did – it is a bit in your head League footy, you have to know that you can play at the level,’’ said Sawford, who made his league debut in Round 22 v West in 2013.

‘’You always think you are good enough but until you get out there and do it, it sort of plays on your mind I guess.

‘’That game was a good confidence booster and let me know that one day I could play good League footy.’’

Originally from the West Whyalla Football Club, Sawford moved to the city in 2012 to pursue his football dream with the Magpies.

A student at Henley High School, Sawford had also been a regular member of Port’s country academy.

And it was naturally this attachment to Alberton which made it tough for Sawford to leave Queen Street at the end of last season.

‘’I loved Port Adelaide and all the boys there so it was a hard decision but I had to think about more opportunities,’’ said Sawford, whose father Russell played five league matches for West Torrens.

‘’I had to think about where I was going to spend the rest of my career and I didn’t think that was going to be at Port Adelaide.

‘’Glenelg quickly became the obvious option as they have got a really young list and you could see from an external point of view that they were well coached.

‘’I had a bit to do with Matty Snook and Riley McFarlane, they had a chat to me, so it seemed like the right choice.’’

Along with Haarsma, Sawford is one of several ex Magpies now at Tigerland, joining coach Matthew Lokan, Jake Johansen, Terry Milera and Luke Harder.

‘’There are plenty of Maggies boys running around everywhere,’’ said Sawford, nominated as one of the strongest performers during summer by Lokan.

‘’I knew a few of those guys when I started training with the seniors a couple of years ago but all of the boys have got around me which has been good.’’

No doubt they will all be looking to get around Sawford when he makes his debut as a Tiger at Gliderol Stadium in Round 2, under lights at against West Adelaide on Friday April 1.

‘’I’m looking forward to that immensely,’’ said Sawford, who will don Guernsey No.43 in 2016.

‘’Playing on that Friday night last year with Port under lights was the only time I had played out there at night and all of the Glenelg supporters get around they boys and back the boys in.

‘’I can’t wait to put on the black and gold and get out there.’’

March 07, 2016 - MATCH REPORT - GLENELG V NORWOOD
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The game saw two key players return to the club after a brief absence. James Sellar (CHB) and Ruory Kirkby (CHF) both proved that they will be strong additions to the club this year. Their experience and skill set will be very valuable to our younger players on and off  the field.

Clint Alleway began where he left off last year with 4 goals and new recruits Dylan Reinbrecht and Ben Sawford showed that their attack on the ball and competitiveness around the contest will bring their teammates into the game while Harley Montgomery was a solid contributor in defence.

Max Proud and Jack McKay performed tirelessly in the ruck in the absence of Warrick McGinty while the class of Terry Milera was also a highlight.

While there were pleasing aspects to our performance on Friday night, there were also areas we need to continue to work hard on.

The challenge is to bring the same effort and intensity to next week's game against Central District at My Money House Oval but also work on improving our deficiencies.

Glenelg: 15.9.99

Norwood: 12.10.82

Goalkickers: Alleway 4, Milera 3, Kirkby 2, Nason 2, Scott, Haarsma, Sawford and McKay 1 each.

March 04, 2016 - GLENELG V NORWOOD
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LEAGUE - 7:40 pm

F. Rioli, Alleway, Milera
H.F Earl, Scott, Nason 
C. Joseph, Snook, Johansen 
H.B Pitt, Sellar, Agnew 
B. Montgomery, Galley, Curran 
RUCK: Proud, Reinbrecht, Bradley 
INT: Woodall, Haarsma, Sawford, Mckay, Kirkby

RESERVES - 4:55pm

Kenny, Woolard, McFarlane, Bailey, Harder, Raikiwasa, Hill, Pitt, O'Keeffe, Sumner, Scharenberg, McIntyre, Edwards, Vitkunas, Kennedy, Godden, Chalmers, Koster, Stafford, Evans, Merrett, Donkersley, Hansen, Yates, Hosie, Flight, Redden

March 02, 2016 - TIM GINEVER TURNS TIGER
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Port Adelaide great Tim Ginever has turned into a Tiger after backing the Bays with a 2016 membership.

In a fantastic sporting gesture, Ginever – a three-time premiership captain with the Magpies – said signing up for Glenelg was for the ‘’good of the game.’’Speaking on SANFL Radio, the South Australian Football Hall of Famer said while Port and Glenelg were bitter rivals on the field, it was more about recognising the importance of grassroots football. Noting the Tigers service a large regional zone in the south east of the state, Ginever hoped his example would inspire dormant Bays fans to also show their support financially. Since Glenelg’s financial situation – the Tigers are currently battling a $3m debt - was highlighted almost a fortnight ago, the Tigers have reported a spike in membership. Ginever said there was no reason why the Bays couldn’t reach a target of 5000 members given their strong supporter base and that Sturt had reached a similar figure through their Fightback 5000 campaign two years ago.

To have a listen, please follow the link below
http://www.sanfl.com.au/news/sanfl_news/3350/


The SANFL has recently highlighted the importance of club membership by unveiling its ‘’Get on Board’’ slogan, which now adorns the back of buses around the metropolitan area.

February 26, 2016 - RIP - GLENN TODMAN
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Initially a teacher for 9 years, Glenn turned to Financial Management in 1987 where he became a key stakeholder in Goldsborough Financial Services . He was highly respected in the financial industry. His regular Financial Q & A column in the Sunday Mail is well known by many.

Glenn played at and coached many southern & amateur league clubs including Flagstaff Hill, Port Districts, Christies Beach & Scotch Old Collegians.

Glenn held long term friendships with many Glenelg past players as well as golf & business associates.

RIP Glenn Todman 1955 - 2016

February 25, 2016 - GLENELG V STURT
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With a fitter and more mature squad, we are looking forward to our first hit out and look forward to having your support.

UPCOMING TRIAL GAMES

We would love to see you at our upcoming trial games. Entry is FREE!

Friday March 4th - Norwood V Glenelg at Coopers Stadium
Reserves from 4:55 pm
League from 7:40 pm

Please keep in mind that with the Clipsal 500 on this weekend, parking and traffic may be a hazzard.

Saturday March 12th - Central Districts V Glenelg at My Money House Oval 
Reserves from 11:25 am
League from 2:10 pm

February 22, 2016 - GORDON ANDERSON - AJ WADHAM CLUB PERSON OF THE YEAR 2015
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Gordon Anderson was awarded AJ Wadham Club Person of the Year at our AGM on Wednesday February 17th. Gordon, also known as ‘Flash Gordon’, first volunteered his services in the 2009 season as our official club photographer. Since then, Gordon has taken and provided photos of nearly every league and reserves match and many junior matches. On top of this, Gordon has often attended training sessions and trial matches to take photographs of players and support staff. Gordon has always made himself available to take photos at all official club events including the season launch, Family Day, Gala Auction, Hall of Fame dinner, Glenelg Christmas Pageant and the Best & Fairest awards. In conjunction with this, Gordon has also collated video highlights for our Best & Fairest dinner.

In 2005, Gordon was the founding member of the Snouts Louts group. Since then, Gordon and Snouts Louts group have sponsored a player every year while also providing a Snouts Louts Player of the Year Award.

In 2010 Gordon took on the role as the Glenelg Mini League coach who play at half time of the league match at Gliderol Stadium on home match days. In this role, Gordon has had to look after 2 local clubs as they represent Glenelg in the mini league contest.

Gordon is a passionate and faithful Glenelg man who has never asked for any rewards or fame for his hard work. Congratulations on being awarded ‘Club Person of the Year’ – enjoy your fame as you are an extremely worthy recipient.

Gordon Anderson

 
February 22, 2016 - 5 YEAR PLAYER AWARDS
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Brad Agnew, Matthew Snook, Lachlan Earl, and Chris Curran were awarded with their 5 Year Player Awards at our AGM on Wednesday February 17th. A very proud moment for all the boys - congratulations!

players 5 year awards

 

 

Tiger Times

2016 E-Newsletters

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

Tiger Times December 2015 Edition (PDF)

 

News Archive

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

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

Stay tuned for information regarding our upcoming trial matches.

Paul Sandercock
Head of Football

February 20, 2015 - SPORTS REWARDS - NOW AVALIABLE AT GLENELG FOOTBALL CLUB
Sports Rewards card are available...
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Sports Rewards card are available which includes the following benefits:

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