Hear what Senior coach Matthew Lokan thought of our upsetting loss against the Eagles on Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately Brad Agnew was sidelined in the first quarter due to concussion.
Goal kickers: T Milera (3), J Scott (2), I Milera (2), Z Vitkunas (2)
Best: Snook, Scharenberg, T Milera, Joseph, Bradley, Curran
On the eve of his 100th game, hear what some of Brad Agnew's best mates and coaches had to say about him. Go well Ags and congratulations on a stellar career so far!
Watch some of our highlights from Season 2017 so far! From Jumping Josh Scott to dynamic Dom Barry, what has been your favourite part?
FOOTY IS BACK! The Tigers will tackle the Eagles in Round 10 of the SANFL Macca's League at Gliderol Stadium this Saturday June 24th from 1:10 pm where we will welcome the Nepalese community to our Oval in our Multi-cultural clash.
Carl Nicholson returns to the squad from a hamstring injury while Lachy Earl has also been added to the 23 man-squad and is looking to break back into the league side. Brad Agnew is set to play his 100th league game for the mighty Tigers and etch his name in the history books at the Bay.
Our Reserves side are looking to redeem themselfes after a narrow loss to North Adelaide in Round 9. They will kick-off at 10:25 am at Gliderol Stadium on Saturday June 24th.
Our Under 18 lads will travel to Maughan Thiem Hyundai Oval to take on the Eagles on Saturday from 11:25 am.
BY ZAC MILBANK
Glenelg defender Brad Agnew will spare a special thought for former Tigers captain Ben Mules when he chalks up his 100th Macca’s League game on Saturday.
Agnew, who began his career at Brighton Road in the U18s in 2009, was quickly embraced by the then Bays skipper as they grew up on neighbouring farms in the club’s rich South-East country zone.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, Agnew recalls catching the school bus as a little tacker with Mules, who was nearing the end of his schooling at the time.
This relationship only strengthened when he arrived at Tigerland, making his Macca’s League debut alongside Mules in Round 1 of 2011.
And it’s fair to say Agnew will never forget his first match for multiple reasons.
Not only did he manage a rare goal – he has only kicked 12 in 99 to date – but the Tigers made a staggering fourth-quarter comeback in which they turned a 41-point deficit at the final change into a 19-point victory against the Double Blues.
Agnew will join another fellow South-East product in Luke Panozzo by having his name etched on the No.6 locker after he confronts Woodville-West Torrens at Gliderol Stadium from 1.10pm on Saturday.
Tony Symonds caught up with former Glenelg captain and past player Kym Koster in this weeks edition of Tiger TV.
Glenelg 10.0 def South Adelaide 3.2
Goals: Harvey Lambert 3, Will McAuliffe 2, Bode Ryan 1, Jakob Ryan 1, Hayden Brokensha 1, Lachlan Scannell 1, Adam D’Aloia 1
Best: Adam D’Aloia, Lachlan Scannell, Kobe Ryan, Matt Wolfenden, Hayden Brokensha
Glenelg 1.5 lost to South Adelaide 10.11
Goals: Ryan Kelton 1
Best: Max Coorey, Jayden Davis, Darcy Crook, Tim Stewart, Charlie Pridham
Glenelg 4.2 lost to South Adelaide 7.8
Goals: Kye Dean 3, Carter Norman 1
Best: Kye Dean, Brayden Treagus, Jaden Hunter, Lachie Kleinshmidt, Sam Potter, Kaine Baldwin
Congratulations to Jonty Scharenberg who registered 25 disposals, six marks and four tackles in a composed performance across half-back for the Tigers to be named the Round 9 Powerade Breakthrough Player.
Following the great news released regards the support of the City of Holdfast Bay Council, the message couldn’t be stronger – Glenelg Tigers will be playing at Gliderol Stadium – FULL STOP.
The Club is committed to continuous improvement – the only way forward. We cannot deviate from this pathway in any aspect of Club operations in our pursuit of:
F - Financial stability
F – Finals footy
When we succeed in both portfolios, we will know why and how it came about. It won’t be an accident or some stroke of good fortune, it will be because of strategic planning and the actions put in place to ensure success. Having said that, occasionally luck can come your way in a footy Club – it is then what you do with that luck which can dictate your immediate and future direction.
Have no doubt that football is the very reason we exist, right back to 1921 when Jack Hanley became our first registered player through to our latest player to debut this year in Todd Slade – player number 1089. With some 9 minor rounds to complete the current SANFL regular program, the season is still alive.
The future is positive both and off the field and the Club is committed to thrive as opposed to just surviving
On field results will always be the barometer of success for all footy Clubs and our promising young list continues to improve.
Player facilities are now comparable to the best this competition has to offer.
The Club has established a Centre of Excellence to ensure all players, male and female, can maximise their potential.
Outstanding Auskick and football participation numbers throughout our zones
Successful introduction of women’s football
Off field the Club returned to profit in 2016 and is forecast to do so again this year.
Our sponsorship, membership and hospitality port folios are well able to support football operations.
Statistics for digital communication are the highest on record
Established a History Committee led by Peter Cornwell to preserve our proud past and Club memorabilia
The Glenelg Club continues to perform soundly in a highly competitive hospitality market
Club has continuity at Board and staff level
We well understand the changed and challenging sports and economic landscape in which we exist, but thrive we will.
By ANDREW CAPEL
TWELVE months after the Glenelg Football Club launched a debt demolition campaign to save it being punted from the SANFL, the famous club is now poised to survive and thrive.
SANFL competitors since 1921, the Tigers have faced an uncertain financial future after announcing a $3.4 million debt last year, have struck a deal with Holdfast Bay Council, guaranteeing their financial future.
The deal — to be announced Thursday — involves interest currently owed on the club’s council loan to be written off and interest for the next two years to be waived. In the past five years the club has paid about $1.2 million in “dead money’’.
The football club’s annual lease of Glenelg Oval has also been reduced significantly while the council has drawn up a master plan to turn the ground into a major sporting and community hub.
This includes knocking down the H.Y. Sparks grandstand, which lost its roof in a storm in December, at the end of the football season and building a grass mound with seating on the western side of the ground.
The agreement will be allow Glenelg, whose current debt is just under $2.2 million, to have “critical breathing room’’ which the club insists will guarantee its survival.
“This result not only ensures that we will survive but can thrive,’’ Tigers chief executive Glenn Elliott said.
“It’s been a really traumatic year for everybody involved with the club because the impact of the total debt and subsequent interest was literally crippling us.
“It just meant we weren’t able to progress and unless we were able to address the debt and the relationship with the council we would have continued to battle and, in all probability, it may well have reached the stage where we might not have been able to operate.
“But this new arrangement has injected life back into the club, a sense of belief and capacity to plan for the future.’’
Glenelg, whose financial problems began back in 2002 when it borrowed $2.4 million from the council to build its function centre, lost $1 million in trading profit from 2013-15 before making a small $16,000 profit last year.
The club’s high-profile “Save The Tigers’’ campaign last year was viewed as a success but raised only $70,000 for debut demolition.
The announcement of a brighter future comes amid speculation that Glenelg, currently sitting third with a 6-3 record, South Adelaide and West Adelaide were preparing to merge to become a “super’’ SANFL club.
All three clubs have denied the report.
Holdfast Bay mayor Stephen Patterson, a former Norwood and Collingwood player, said: “We’ve made a significant number of adjustments to our loan and leasing arrangements to benefit the club to date but council has now resolved that these further steps are necessary to help the club recover from their current trading position and move forward.
“Our business as a council is investing in our community and community clubs are places where young people learn skills, work with positive mentors, grow social networks, and strengthen their sense of purpose and belonging.”
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Tony Symonds surrounds himself with the women of Glenelg FC... new board member, Catherine Sayer plus Kristin Jeffrey, Mel Churchett, Kate Williams, Emma Jarman and Cass Hartley in this week's edition of Tiger TV.
Hear what Senior Coach Matthew Lokan had to say after our thrilling victory over North Adelaide where we claimed back the John Sandland Cup. #forevergold
Best: Sawford, Milera, Snook, Scharenberg, Bradley, McGinty
Goals: I Milera (3), T Milera (3), Boyle (2), Scott (2), Sawford (1), McBean (1), McFarlane (1)
Get to know Todd Slade! Todd is set to play his second match for the Tigers tomorrow after his debut game in Round 8 where he made efficient use of the football, kicking 2 goals.
Elliot Chalmers flexed his muscles in the midfield to collect 23 disposals, nine tackles and a goal against Adelaide and was named the Powerade Breakthrough player for Round 8!
The Tigers will tackle North Adelaide in Round 9 of the SANFL Macca's League at Prospect Oval this Monday June 12th from 2:10 pm as they fight to bring the John Sandland Cup back to the Bay. The John Sandland Cup will be awarded to the winning team in Monday's clash in honour of the late John Sandland. John played 105 games for the Tigers from 1970 to 1974 and 22 games for North Adelaide from 1975 to 1976. John was also part our 1973 Premiership team.
Lachy Earl and Josh Koster have been added to the 23 man-squad and are looking to make league selection. Todd Slade has also been included in the squad after his debut game in Round 8 where he made efficient use of the football and kicked 2 goals.
Our Reserves side are looking to impress after a BYE in Round 8. Liam Denton has been listed and has every opportunity to make his Senior football debut at the Tigers. Our Reserves will kick-off at 11:30 am at Prospect Oval on Monday June 12th.
Our Under 18 lads are out for redemption after a disappointing loss against South Adelaide last weekend. They will take on North Adelaide here at Gliderol Stadium on Saturday June 10th from 11:25 am.
Tony Symonds caught up with old mates Peter Carey (Great of Glenelg) and Chris Duthy (Hall of Fame) in this week's edition of Tiger TV.
Who gets your Members MVP vote in Saturday's clash against Adelaide? The Members MVP will be awarded at the JH Ellers Best & Fairest Awards to the player with the most votes at the end of the minor round.
We are pleased to announce that Peter Mullarvey was the winner of the Split 50/50 raffle on Saturday afternoon at our clash against Adelaide. Peter was lucky enough to take home $760 cash. For your chance to win big, purchase a ticket at our next home game on Saturday June 24th at the merchandise stand or the ticket sellers located throughout the ground.
BY ZAC MILBANK
Glenelg recruit Dom Barry continues to shine in his debut Macca’s League season, racking up 34 disposals and two goals in the Bays’ 41-point win against Adelaide on Saturday.
Originally from the APY Lands, the 23-year-old had the majority of last season off after previously playing five AFL games for Melbourne in 2014 and earning a NEAFL premiership with the NT Thunder in 2015.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, Glenelg Football Manager Paul Sandercock said Barry’s ability to run and carry, as well as deliver the ball neatly on his left foot had been a perfect fit at Brighton Road.
The classy wingman – who measures in at 180cm and 76kg – has settled in nicely at Tigerland, regularly linking up with fellow Indigenous stars Terry and Ian Milera on the field.
Off the field, Sandercock revealed Barry has played a mentoring role with Bays junior Tobin Cox, often picking him up from school and transporting him to training at Gliderol Stadium.
Barry’s play on the outside of the contest has complemented those charged with winning the ball in the middle, including Matt Snook, Ben Sawford and captain Andrew Bradley.
Teenagers Elliot Chalmers and Jay Boyle continue to develop with BankSA Rookie Todd Slade (14 disposals and two goals) made the most of his late inclusion for Carl Nicholson, who strained a hamstring at training.
The Bays will now focus on tackling bogey side North Adelaide at Prospect Oval on the Queen’s Birthday Holiday next Monday from 2.10pm in what shapes as an intriguing Round 9 clash.
Hear what Senior Coach Matthew Lokan had to say after our impressive performance against Adelaide on the weekend.
Goals: T Milera (2), I Milera (2), Barry(2), Scott (2), Slade (2), Bradley (1), Chalmers (1), McBean (1), Snook (1)
Best: Barry, Scharenberg, McGinty, Sawford, McFarlane, Bradley
The Tigers will tackle Adelaide in Round 8 of the SANFL Macca's League here at Gliderol Stadium this Saturday June 3rd from 2:40 pm.
Lachy Earl, Jonty Scharenberg and Elliott Chalmers have all been named in the squad and are a chance to make league selection. Todd Slade is a chance to make his League debut for the Tigers this week and has been added to the 23 man-squad.
Impressive youngsters Darcy Fogarty and Alex Martini will miss the clash due to State Under 18 commitments.
Head down to Gliderol Stadium and watch as the boys bring their pressure and intensity to the contest as we look to remain un-defeated at Gliderol Stadium in 2017.
Our Under 18 men will tackle South Adelaide at Football Park on Saturday at 11:25 am.
We are pleased to announce that Scott McCallum was the winner of the Split 50/50 raffle on Saturday afternoon at our clash against West Adelaide. Scott was lucky enough to take home $963 cash. For your chance to win big, purchase a ticket at our next home game on Saturday June 3rd at the merchandise stand or the ticket sellers located throughout the ground.
Tony Symonds caught up with our High Performance Manager in this weeks edition of Tiger TV. Brad has brought back his knowledge and experience to the Tigers after working in WA footy for 5 years where he was involved in the State Academy Programs and WAFL System.
BY ANDREW CAPEL & JESPER FJELDSTAD (THE ADVERTISER)
“It was my brother, at least that’s what I tell people,’’ the 306-game wingman said as he recalled his flying shot that slammed into the goalpost as the siren sounded in Glenelg’s record 49-goal trouncing of Central District at the Bay in 1975.
“It’s always been a funny point, hasn’t it. I played (league football) for 17 years and the thing I get asked most about is the point that cost Glenelg a 50th goal.
“The story has grown bigger and bigger over the years.’’
On August 23, 1975, Neil Kerley’s Glenelg kicked the highest-ever SANFL score of 49.23 (317), beating the shell-shocked Bulldogs, who kicked 11.13 (79), by a remarkable 238 points.
Full forward Fred Phillis booted a SANFL-best 18.6 from 17 marks, Australian Football Hall of Famer Peter Carey bagged eight goals and midfielders Greg Bennett (48) and captain Peter Marker (47) had 95 disposals between them in a goal rampage never before seen at SANFL level.
The Tigers kicked 15 goals in the final quarter, prompting legendary commentator Max Hall to say: “This is unbelievable. Words cannot describe what’s going on at Glenelg Oval today.’’
Central defender Julian Swinstead would later describe the goal avalanche “like standing up against a wall and facing a machine gun loaded with footballs’’.
As the final seconds ticked away and the Tigers pushed relentlessly for a 50th goal, MacFarlane had the final two shots at the sticks.
His first with a long screw punt from just outside 50m missed narrowly to the left – “I was just trying to kick it to Fred’’ – bringing jeers from the crowd.
His second – after receiving a handball from All-Australian half-back Brian Colbey – was a running drop punt which appeared to be on target before tailing away late and hitting the left goalpost halfway up.
Graham Cornes, who was sitting on the bench, jumped for joy as the ball was in flight before putting his head in his hands as it crashed into the goalpost and the final siren sounded.
MacFarlane, nicknamed “Snout’’, said while Glenelg set all sorts of records on a day it rained goals – becoming the first league team to kick 300 or more points in a game and shattering the previous record SANFL score by more than 15 goals – Kerley made him pay for his late misses.
“Supporters flooded into the clubrooms after the game and Kerls organised for the players to file through single file and, as I lined up, he said ‘you had a pretty good game but you won’t be getting any best and fairest votes so you can go to the back of the line,’’ MacFarlane recalled.
“I thought ‘thanks very much’ but didn’t read too much into it until I was introduced to the crowd and everyone booed me.’’
Phillis, the 1969 Magarey Medal winner, kicked his 100th goal for the season with his 13th and Glenelg’s 32nd of the day before finishing the year with 128.
Asked about his big day out, in which he wore bright yellow boots, Phillis said: “I was just doing my job.
“The ball was coming down like it was being fired out of a machine gun so all I had to do was mark it, kick it and get on with the next one.
“Once we got on top we were chasing some percentage with an eye on the 50 (goals) and unfortunately, at the end, the goalpost got in the way.’’
MacFarlane believes his “poster’’ was meant to be.
When he re-enacted his kick at the Bay at the 30th anniversary celebrations of the record goal spree, his shot at goal hit the right-hand goalpost.
“So it had to be fate,’’ he said.
Over the last twelve months the Club has made significant progress in pursuit of being financially self-sufficient. Of course our core business is football which is the public barometer of success.
We develop into a Club which finishes in the finals every year, a position from which we can win our next premiership
We are seen as the benchmark for youth development, recruitment and coaching
To achieve the vision, we must satisfy three key pillars of football success
1. Best List
2. Best Coaches
3. Best Facilities
We can now satisfy the latter – new changerooms and the ‘bones’ of a fantastic Centre of Excellence and Sports Rehab Centre. Our High Performance Manager brings a level of sports science to our physical preparation which will be envied. Underage, female and senior players will all benefit from individual programs. State of art facility and expert programs deserve state of art equipment. In a competitive industry our equipment is at best adequate.
We need investment which is quarantined for equipment. Through the Australian Sports Foundation, members can make tax deductible donations which will future proof our football operations. 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.
Donors can also lodge funds direct with the club:
BSB: 015 250
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 460 601 819
ACCOUNT NAME: GLENELG FOOTBALL CLUB
REFERENCE: FIRST NAME, SURNAME, GFC2017
Congratulations to Ian Milera, the Round 6 Powerade Breakthrough Player! Ian booted 3 goals and gifted another en route to finishing with 12 disposals and 3 tackles in a classy display against Norwood at The Parade last week.
It certainly will not be a game we write home about but hear what Senior Coach Matthew Lokan thought of our defeat over West Adelaide on the weekend.
Best: Bradley, Snook, McGinty, T Milera, Sawford, Barry
Goals: T Milera (3), McBean (2), Scott (2), I Milera (1), McGinty (1), Nicholson (1)
The Tigers will tackle West Adelaide in Round 7 of the SANFL Indigenous Round here at Gliderol Stadium this Saturday in a triple header commencing with our Under 18 side at 9:25 am, followed by the Reserves at 12:00 pm and finally our League side at 2:40 pm.
Max Proud will be kept out of the contest due to a broken cheek bone however Lachy Earl, Jay Boyle and Jonty Scharenberg have all been added to the squad of 23 and will be looking to gain league selection.
Our Reserves side will take on an un-defeated West Adelaide outfit in hope to come home with the 2 points. Henry Papatolis and Cameron Buchanan have been named in the squad and are a chance to make their debut into Senior footy at Tigerland.
After an impressive win against Norwood last week our Under 18 side is looking to re-create the team first footy that saw them come away victors.
In this week's edition of Tiger Tv we acknowledge the upcoming Indigenous Round as Tony Symonds catches up with Glenelg star recruit, Dom Barry.
Who gets your Members MVP vote in Friday night's clash against Norwood? The Members MVP will be awarded at the JH Ellers Best & Fairest Awards to the player with the most votes at the end of the minor round.
What a way to finish the season... Under 16 Torrens University Cup Premiers! Our Under 16 lads battled it out in a tight contest against the Eagles to take the win by 5 points at the final siren. Congratulations to all involved on a great season!
It was a tough night at the Parade... Hear what Senior Coach Matthew Lokan thought of our disappointing loss against Norwood on Friday night.
Goals: Vitkunas (4), I Milera (3), Howard (1), Scott (1)
Best: Agnew, McGinty, Curran, Snook, Vitkunas, Sawford
The Tigers will travel to Coopers Stadium this Friday night to take on an in-form Norwood line up in Round 6 of the SANFL Macca's League. Reserves will kick off at 4:40 pm, followed by the League at 7:20 pm.
Lachy Earl, Jonty Scharenberg and Elliott Chalmers have all been omitted and will join the Reserves side this week.
Our Under 18 lads will take on Norwood at Coopers Stadium on Saturday May 20th from 11:00 am where they will be searching for a more consistent four quarter effort after having the week off.
Our Under 16 side will tackle the Eagles in their Grand Final clash at Footy Park on Saturday May 20th from 2:10 pm. We wish all the lads who have been selected the best of luck on Saturday. Head down and show our Tiger cubs some support!
BY ZAC MILBANK
Glenelg will host Adelaide at the Bordertown Oval in Round 15 of the Macca’s League on Sunday July 30.
The Tigers have now inked in the contest, which will start at the earlier time of 1.10pm to allow for fans to travel back home to Adelaide after the final siren.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, Glenelg chief executive Glenn Elliott said it was important to recognise those in the club’s south-east regional zone.
As a result, the Tigers also plan to play an annual pre-season match in Mount Gambier while also conducting a series of workshops with local club administrators, coaches and volunteers.
Those workshops would focus on key areas such as governance, finance, communications and coaching with presentations conducted by Bays staff members such as Elliott and senior coach Matt Lokan.
A yet to be finalised curtain-raiser featuring local talent will take place before the bounce, with Elliott also revealing the club could rotate the fixture against the Crows between Bordertown and Keith on an annual basis.
Glenelg currently has several players in its Macca’s League team from its south-east zone, including captain Andrew Bradley, reliable defender Brad Agnew and emerging young gun Darcy Fogarty.
Since 2003, the Tigers have also been servicing their regional zone through a series of junior talent academies in Naracoorte, Millicent, Bordertown and Mount Gambier.
Tony Symonds caught up with our Under 16 Coach Layne Trembath in episode 9 of Tiger TV ahead of their Grand Final clash against the Eagles this Saturday May 20th at Footy Park.
A sub-standard result, but who gets your Members MVP vote in Saturdays clash against the Eagles? The Members MVP will be awarded at the JH Ellers Best & Fairest Awards to the player with the most votes at the end of the minor round.
A very disappointing result at Woodville Oval in yesterday's clash against the Eagles. To hear what Senior Coach Matt Lokan had to say after the game, please continue reading.
Best: McGinty, Agnew, Joseph, Nicholson, Bradley, Martini
Goal kickers: McBean (2), I Milera (1), T Milera (1), Scot (1), Snook (1), Vitkunas (1)
Happy Mother's Day to all the Glenelg Mum's out there! We hope you have a great day.
The Tigers will travel to Maughan Thiem Hyundai Oval this Saturday to take on an un-defeated Eagles line up in Round 5 of the SANFL Macca's League. Reserves will kick off at 11:30 am, followed by the League at 2:10 pm.
The Tigers will be forced to make atleast one change to the team that knocked of Central District in Round 4, as Christian Howard has been side lined due to suspension.
Elliott Chalmers, Max Proud and Riley McFarlane have all been added to the squad and have every opportunity of gaining league selection.
Rhys O'Keeffe is welcomed back into the Reserves side after a hamstring injury in Round 1 against Port Adelaide.
After an impressive season our Under 16's have finished on top of the ladder and will head to Football Park TONIGHT as they battle it out against Central District for a spot in the Grand Final. First bounce 5:00 pm. Be there to support our up and coming cubs!
Our U13, U14 and U15 Junior Development Squads will play there first game this Friday night at Hickinbotham Oval. Please continue reading to see the full squads and all the relevant information. Good luck lads!
All teams wil be wearing brand new Guernsey's thanks to our sponsor "Metcalf Group (SA)".
UNDER 13 DEVELOPMENT SQUAD
Hickinbotham Oval, Friday May 12th, 5:30 pm (report time 4:45pm)
Forster, Trevena, Lambert, Powell, Hann, Cook, Lovelock, Brokensha, Kobe Ryan, Wolfenden, Pribanic, Symonds, Mesecke, Elkins, Hahn, D”Aloia, Scannell, Grant, Rusby, Bodie Ryan, Bennetts, Tredwell, McAuliffe, Payne
UNDER 14 DEVELOPMENT SQUAD
Hickinbotham Oval, Friday May 12th, 6.45pm (report time 6.00pm)
Argent, Beecken, Brougham, Coorey, Davis, Edwards, Gluyas, Gonjoran, Hawke, Nash, Oreilley, Owens, Parish, Pridham, Rayson, Stagg, Stewart, Tierney, Vizzari, Window, Forrest, Cooke, Martens, Zeichmeister
UNDER 15 DEVELOPMENT SQUAD
Hickinbotham Oval, Friday May 12th, 8:00 pm (report time 8.00pm)
Eddie Baroudi, Jesse Boag, Jasper Dietmayer, Rory Dowdell, Ethan Draper, Connor Drum, Riley Drum, Jackson Emery, Kane Fountas, Riley Holder, Cooper Horsfall, Cooper Horsnell, Dayne McGary, Lucas Mercurio, Fergus Morgan, Ty Murphy, Carter Norman, Corey Paparella, Ned Parr, Xavier Robins, Jack Salisbury, Brayden Treagus, Deacon Trembath, William Ward
Emerg: Jaden Hunter, Jordan Lukac, Olly Moore
To acknowledge National Volunteers Week, Tony Symonds caught up with Glenelg Football Club Volunteers Glenna Bulley, David Schell and Russell Wright. Without our loyal and dedicated volunteers, our football club would not be able to function, so we thank you all.
From May 8th-14th, Glenelg Football Club Vice President and Board Member David Whelan, will be riding over 650kms (over 135kms a day) from Adelaide to Yankaninna Station located in the Northern Flinders Ranges to help raise money for the Operation Flinders Foundation.
To read more or donate CLICK HERE
BY ZAC MILBANK
The 2017 McDonald’s SA Under-18 Squad has been released ahead of this year’s AFL National Championships in June and July with 9 young Tigers included in the list.
Featuring 46 players from all eight non-AFL aligned SANFL clubs, the McDonald’s SA U18 Squad will begin training on Monday May 15 ahead of lead-up matches against Tasmania U18 (May 20 at Football Park) and North Adelaide U18/Reserves (May 26 at Football Park).
Five players boast experience at Macca’s League level, with Sturt’s Mitch Crowden and Glenelg’s Alex Martini featuring in all of their teams matches this season.
Star Bays utility Darcy Fogarty made his debut on Saturday while West’s Izak Rankine is a nominee for the Round 4 Powerade Star Search award after racking up four goals and 24 disposals against North.
Norwood’s Lachlan Pascoe, who has been playing in the Redlegs’ Reserves, played three Macca’s League matches in 2016.
All five Level 2 AFL Academy members have been chosen, including Fogarty, Jordan Houlahan, Callum Coleman-Jones (Sturt) and Thomas Schmusch and Andrew McPherson (Eagles).
As many as seven of SA’s Level 1 AFL Academy players have also been included to gain valuable experience for next year’s campaign, including Rankine, Connor Rozee (North), Jack Lukosius (Eagles), Luke Valente (Norwood), Hugo Munn (Sturt), Ruben Flinn (Glenelg) and Jackson Hately (Central).
Interestingly, the McDonald’s SA Under-18 Squad also has four father-son players including Pascoe (Andrew Pascoe), Jackson Edwards (Tyson Edwards), Jake Weidemann (Wayne Weidemann) and James Rowe (Stephen Rowe).
South Australia will play four games in the AFL Under-18 National Championships, with only one match on home soil to be played against the Allies at Adelaide Oval as a curtain-raiser to the Port Adelaide v Brisbane match on Saturday June 17.
After playing three matches at Football Park last year, the Croweaters will hit the road for three other encounters against WA (Domain Stadium), Victoria Metro (Etihad Stadium) and Victoria Country (Simonds Stadium).
2017 AFL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Saturday June 10
Game 1 – SA v WA (Domain Stadium)
Saturday June 17
Game 2 – SA v Allies (Adelaide Oval)
Friday June 30
Game 3 – SA v Victoria Metro (Etihad Stadium)
Wednesday July 5
Game 4 – SA v Victoria Country (Simonds Stadium)
Jordy Aitchison - Sturt
Cameron - Ball - Norwood
Charlie Ballard - Sturt
Hugo Barry - North
Cameron Buchanan - Glenelg
Brodie Carroll - Norwood
Lochie Charlton - Norwood
Callum Coleman - JonesSturt
Jacob Coles - Norwood
Tobin Cox - Glenelg
Mitch Crowden - Sturt
Sam Davis - Glenelg
Bryce Denham - North
Liam Denton - Glenelg
Jackson Edwards - Glenelg
Ryan Falkenberg - Centrals
Ruben Flinn - Glenelg
Darcy Fogarty - Glenelg
Simon Furnell - Centrals
Cooper Gaffney - Eagles
Cole Gerloff - Norwood
Stefan Giro - Norwood
Jackson Hately - Centrals
Jakob Heitmann - West
Isaac Hewson - Norwood
Jordan Houlahan - Sturt
Robert Irra - South
Nathan Kreuger - South
Jack Lukosius - Eagles
Alex Martini - Glenelg
Brad McCarthy - Glenelg
Andrew McPherson - Eagles
Isaac Moller - Eagles
Hugo Munn - Sturt
Ben Oborn - North
Lachlan Pascoe - Norwood
Harry Petty - Norwood
Izak Rankine - West
James Rowe - Eagles
Connor Rozee - North
Thomas Schmusch - Eagles
James Siviour - Norwood
Josh Smithson - West
Alex Stidiford - West
Luke Valente - Norwood
Jake Weidemann - Eagles
Our Senior squad have the BYE this weekend, however footy does not stop here at Gliderol Stadium. Our Under 16 lads are looking to continue their winning streak against the Eagles in the final round of the Under 16 Torren's University Cup at 11:50 am followed by our Under 18's at 2:10 pm.
When: Saturday May 6th
Where: Gliderol Stadium
Who: Glenelg V Eagles
Time: U16's 11:50 am, U18's 2:10 pm
Tony Symonds caught up with Glenelg Captain Andrew Bradley and his partner Jordana Tarca in this week's edition of Tiger TV.
BY ZAC MILBANK
BankSA Rookie Darcy Fogarty has shown glimpes of his unbridled talent in his first Macca’s League game for Glenelg in Round 4.
An early contender to be the first South Australian selected in this year’s AFL National Draft, Fogarty handled the pace of senior football with relative ease against Central District at Gliderol Stadium.
The 17-year-old – who measures in at 192cm and 88kg – finished with 19 disposals and three tackles while showing off his evasive skills in traffic throughout the Tigers’ five-point win.
Fogarty is one of 23 BankSA Rookies to make their debut in the Macca’s League this year, with 14 Croweaters appearing for the first time in Round 1.
The other BankSA Rookie in Round 4 was South Adelaide’s Matt Raitt, who kicked a vital goal for the Panthers during a pulsating fourth quarter at The Parade.
Alex Martini (Glenelg) / Brighton FC
Ian Milera (Glenelg) / Koonibba FC
Chol Majok (West) / Flagstaff Hill FC
Zac Bates (West) / Barmera Monash FC
Mark Quinn (North) / Tea Tree Gully FC
Blake Helyar (North) / Tea Tree Gully FC
Ryan Llewellyn (Central) / Tea Tree Gully FC
Jack Hayes (Eagles) / BSR FC
Jake Comitogianni (Eagles) / Woodville South FC
Mitch Crowden (Sturt) / Meadows FC
Tom Read (Sturt) / Pembroke School
Damon Hill (Adelaide) / Torrens Valley FC
Joey Brown (Adelaide) / Kapunda FC
Louis De Michele (Adelaide) / Imperials FC (Murray Bridge)
Joel Thiele (Sturt) / Unley Jets FC
Josh Richardson (Central) / Salisbury North FC
Connor Fairlie (South Adelaide) / Goodwood Saints FC
Tom Pillion (West Adelaide) / Henley FC
Sam McInerney (North Adelaide) / Jamestown-Peterborough FC
John Boxer (Adelaide) / Gaza FC
Blake Launer (Adelaide) / Eudunda-Robertstown FC
Darcy Fogarty (Glenelg) / Lucindale FC
Matt Raitt (South Adelaide) / Flagstaff Hill FC
Who do you think was Glenelg's most valuable player in our clash against Central District on Saturday? Have your say and VOTE NOW.
The boys came home with the chocolates in yesterdays 5 point win over Central District. Hear what Senior Coach Matthew Lokan thought of our courageous come back victory.
Best: Agnew, Howard, Joseph, Snook, Sawford, I Milera
Goals: I Milera (4), Howard (2), Barry (1), Haarsma (1) McBean (1), T Milera (1), Nicholson (1), Scott (1)
Below is the final Squad for the Under 15 and Under 14 Glenelg Development Squads. It was difficult to select the final few and obviously there will be some disappointed and “unlucky” lads. For those that miss out please keep working hard at Local Club and/or school footy. Please talk to the coaches if you need some feedback.
For those lads that have been selected make sure you make the most of this opportunity and work hard. Training recommences on Tuesday May 2nd at 4.15pm at Gliderol Stadium.
Tony Symonds catches up with Glenelg Vice Captain, James Sellar in this week's edition of Tiger TV.
Who do you think was Glenelg's most valuable player in our clash against South Adelaide on Saturday?
Have your say and VOTE NOW
A gutsy comeback from our Tiger Men in Saturday's clash against South Adelaide however we were beaten by the final siren. Hear what Senior Coach Matthew Lokan had to say after our narrow loss.
Goals: Scott (3), I Milera (3), Vitkunas (2), Sellar, McBean, T Milera
Best: Agnew, Haarsma, Howard, Earl, Scott, I Milera
Help us make it three in a row this Saturday as we take on South Adelaide in a battle for the Carey-Darley Cup. Reserves kick off at 11:25 am followed by League at 2:10 pm.
Aaron Joseph will be playing his 50th SANFL league game for the mighty Tigers. We must acknowledge Carl Nicholson, who played his 50th SANFL league game in our clash against Sturt last week.
We head into our 26th Carey-Darley Cup clash looking for our third consecutive win of the season. Jack Haarsma and Jay Boyle have been added to the squad and have every opportunity to gain selection in the league side.
We will look to continue our 2-Nil success with a more consistent attitude and game style.
We look forward seeing you at the footy this weekend! Go Tigers!
BY ZAC MILBANK
The South Australian Under-18 Girls Squad has been finalised, with as many as 7 players included from our Glenelg side in the SANFL Statewide Super Women’s League.
Set to compete against the Northern Territory and Tasmania in a tri-series held in Adelaide from May 11 to 13, the Croweaters will again be coached by Bill Economou.
Powerade Star Search Award winner Chloe Scheer (North Adelaide) heads the 24-player squad, with Glenelg pair Eloise Jones and Brianna Walling certain to have an impact in attack.
Tigers duo Montana McKinnon (183cm) and Jessica Allan (184cm) add valuable height to the list while Bays utility Tait Mackrill will bring her noted physicality to the contest.
Norwood’s Nikki Gore – SA’s sole inclusion in the inagurual AFL Women’s Academy – has returned from her overseas trip to also be included, with her skill certain to be used to advantage by Economou.
The SA U18 Girls squad is currently taking part in a three-day training camp at Warradale, with team bonding high on the agenda as well as practicing game methods under Economou, together with the support of Gibson and new SANFL Talent Manager – Female Programs.
The best performed South Australians in the May Tri-Series will be picked to play alongside those from NT and Tasmania while representing the Allies at the U18 AFL Youth Girls Championships to be held on the Gold Coast from July 9 to 14.
2017 SA U18 GIRLS SQUAD
Bree Maslen - Glenelg
Brianna Walling - Glenelg
Bronwen Bosley - Glenelg
Eloise Jones - Glenelg
Jessica Allan - Glenelg
Montana McKinnon - Glenelg
Tait Mackrill - Glenelg
We are pleased to announce that Nathan Ellis & Diana Elwood were the winners of the Split 50/50 raffle on Friday afternoon at our clash against Sturt. Nathan and Diana were lucky enough to take home $1,827 cash. For your chance to win big, purchase a ticket at our next home game on Saturday April 29th at the merchandise stand or the ticket sellers located throughout the ground.
Another week, another spectacular mark from Josh Scott in our 61 point victory over Sturt on Good Friday!
A tough question for your Easter Monday! Who gets your Members MVP vote in our clash against Sturt? Have your say and vote now.
How sweet was that, it really was a GOOD Friday at Tigerland! Hear from Senior coach Matthew Lokan after our 61 point win over the reigning Premiers Sturt.
To vote for the player who you think was most valuable in the match, CLICK HERE.
Goals: Scott (3), McBean (3), Barry (3), Bradley (2), I Milera (2), Nicholson (2), Vitkunas (2), Martini (1), Snook (1), Sumner (1)
Best players: Joseph, Nicholson, Barry, Bradley, Scott, Snook
Join us at Gliderol Stadium tomorrow for an afternoon of Good Friday footy against Sturt. Reserves kick off at 1:25 pm, followed by League at 4:10 pm. The venue opens at 11:30 am with the gates opening shortly after at 1:00 pm.
Come and try something from our Bistro, which will be serving meals from 11:30 am.
Canteens around the ground will be open from 1:00 pm, the Vili's food truck will be open from 1:30 pm and the West End Van will be open from 2:00 pm. Please be aware that there will be a maximum of 4 drinks purchased per person, per transaction at any given time at tomorrow's game.
Thank you to AMA Security for being our security provider for our Good Friday clash.
Liam McBean will aim to impress again this week after a solid performance against the Magpies in Round 1. The team will look to continue our form from last week and play a ruthless style of football against the reigning Premiers, Sturt.
Ian Milera and Alex Martini have both been re-selected after their debuts in Round 1.
Jack Haarsma, Max Proud and Tim Sumner have been named in the side to replace Rhys O’Keeffe who was sidelined in the first quarter of the game last week due to a hamstring injury.
After a most successful training period and matches for the Glenelg Football Club Matt Bode Cup, the coaches have selected the final squad to continue training from Wednesday May 3rd at 4:15pm at Gliderol Stadium.Matt Bode Cup Matches
On Sunday April 9th the final round was played at Gliderol Stadium. Over 80 players were divided into 4 teams.
Seahorses 6.5 def Holdfast Bays 1.2
Gliderol Tigers 9.10 def Seaside Maulers 1.0
Seaside maulers 5.6 def the Holdfast bays 4.5 in a closely contested match.
The Grand Final saw the Gliderol Tigers just too strong for the Seahorses.
Congratulations to these 33 lads and we were very happy with the overall group and their standard of play. There will be some disappointed lads , but for those missing out keep playing well at Club and school level and keep improving.
We are pleased to announce that James Drew was the winner of the Split 50/50 raffle on Friday night at our clash against Port Adelaide. James was lucky enough to take home $1,000 cash. For your chance to win big, purchase a ticket at our next home game on Friday April 14th at the merchandise stand or the ticket sellers located throughout the ground.
Hear what Senior coach Matthew Lokan had to say after our victory over Port Adelaide last night. #forevergold
Goal kickers: McBean (6), Barry (2), T Milera (2), Martini (1), Vitkunas (1), Snook (1), I Milera (1), J Scott (1)
Best players: Sawford, Agnew, Joseph, McBean, Sellar, Barry
In an all-round four quarter team effort, we have taken down the Magpies at Gliderol Stadium in a 17 point victory. Liam McBean was dominant up forward in his first game for the bays, kicking 6 goals. New recruit Dom Barry was also fierce in his debut and showcased some exciting bursts of play.
To view the gallery from the game click here
Goals: McBean (6), Barry (2), T Milera (2), Martini (1), Vitkunas (1), Snook (1), I Milera (1), J Scott (1)
Join us at Gliderol Stadium tomorrow night for our highly anticipated opening round against Port Adelaide. Reserves kick off at 4:30 pm, followed by League at 7:10 pm. Gates open at 4:00 pm.
Why not come down early and try something from our Bistro, which will be serving meals from 4:00 pm.
Liam McBean and Dom Barry will make their league debut for the Mighty Tigers and will aim to bring consistency to our forward line by assisting Josh Scott and Terry Milera. Young gun Ian Milera, brother of Terry has been named in the side after an impressive pre-season along with Alex Martini and Sam Walker, both Under 18 State Squad members. Sam Walker is a South Gambier player and Alex Martini is a product of our Junior Squads.
Skipper Andrew Bradley, is playing his first game since his shoulder injury in Round 10 last season. Chris Curran has also been added to the list after an injury prone 2016.
NEW MERCHANDISE available now! Visit our merchandise tent or reception tomorrow night and have a look at our 2017 merchandise. We will have new season polo tops as well as hoodies in Men's, Ladies and Kids sizes. Thank you to Nelson Team Wear for looking after us this season!
We will once again be running our Split 50/50 raffle where you have a chance to WIN big. The more tickets purchased, the more you could win. Half the proceeds go to the winner and half the proceeds go to us!
Tickets can be purchased from our merchandise tent or from the ticket sellers located throughout the ground.
Tony Symonds catches up with Glenelg Great, Laurie Rosewarne who played 169 games between 1965 and 1973 in Edition 5 of Tiger TV.
BY ZAC MILBANK
Glenelg is ready to embrace its new facilities which will be finished just in time to host arch-rival Port Adelaide at Gliderol Stadium on Friday night.
With access to the Tigers’ regular changerooms in the H. Y Sparks Stand denied after an unseasonal storm blew its roof off in January, alternative plans have been put in place for the 2017 SANFL Macca’s League.
The Bays will now be housed underneath the club’s function centre, with the players set to receive a rousing reception entering the field from Snouts Hill in the south-western pocket.
The visitors will enter the Brighton Road venue from the south-western pocket after changing in a separate dwelling behind the scoreboard.
Bunting will be put in place to section off the access areas for players and officials while fans will still be able to access the majority of the ground except for sitting in the H. Y Sparks Stand.
Players have already been enjoying the new gym, which has been relocated to the top of the function centre, overlooking the oval.
Glenelg will lock horns with the Magpies from 7.10pm in Round 1 of the SANFL Macca’s League.
Following on from last week’s solid win the 16’s headed to City Mazda for their match against West Adelaide. After a slowish start the group slowly took control of the match. After leading by 8 points at the first break the half time margin built to 24.
Riley Davis was instrumental on ball and up forward and Luke Edwards was polished around goal in his first match after injury. The team began to move the ball better as the game progressed and this certainly showed in the 8 goal to 3 second half.
Angus Weir was lively around the ground, Sam Liambis in defence and on ball had another good game, with Will Schreiber playing a very good second half.
Glenelg 16.14 to West 7.6
Goals: Edwards 4, Davis 2, Dylan Strickland 2, Will Gould 2, and singles to Terrence Wilfred, Riley Carter, Callum Park, Beau McCreery, Nick Crouch and Ricky O’Loughlin.
Best: Weir, Davis, Edwards, Liambis, Schreiber, Park.
An improved performance in our final trial match against West Adelaide last night at the City Mazda Stadium. Hear what Coach Matt Lokan has to say as he reviews the game.
Glenelg’s defensive action will continue to be a key focus for senior coach Matt Lokan in the 2017 SANFL Macca’s League.
Having lost both trials games comfortably, the third-year Bays mentor is keen for his charges to regularly implement a more team-orientated style of defence this season.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, Lokan said his side had been through a thorough review of last Friday night’s heavy loss to the Redlegs in preparation for this Friday night’s trial game against West Adelaide at City Mazda Stadium.
The Tigers’ impressive youth movement will surge in 2017 with potential AFL draftees Darcy Fogarty, Jackson Edwards and Alex Martini already appearing in League trials while last year’s All-Australian U18 duo – Jonty Scharenberg and Sam Walker – have also enjoyed strong pre-seasons.
Delisted Richmond bigman Liam McBean (202cm and 85kg) will provide support for 2016 Best and Fairest Josh Scott in attack and tireless Warrick McGinty in the ruck while former Melbourne wingman Dom Barry will offer polish on his skillful left foot.
Captain Andrew Bradley headlines the Bays’ string of virtual recruits, who missed large portions of last year’s campaign with injury.
The others include Rhys O’Keeffe, Harley Montgomery and Darcy Bailey, who will all be looking to establish themselves as regulars in the League team.
After Friday night’s trial against the Bloods, the Bays will face arch-rival Port Adelaide in Round 1 at Gliderol Stadium on Friday April 7.
Come and support the boys in their final trial match against West Adelaide tomorrow night at City Mazda Stadium. Reserves kick off at 5:00 pm followed by league at 7:30 pm. #forevergold
Tony Symonds catches up with Glenelg Football Club President, Nick Chigwidden in Edition 4 of Tiger TV. To hear what Nick had to say, click the link below!
BY ZAC MILBANK
Glenelg’s Courtney Gum has capped off her brilliant individual season, winning the inaugural SANFL Statewide Super Women’s League Best and Fairest Award.
One of the most experienced midfielders in the competition, Gum also received the first Coaches Award, voted on by the four coaches in the SANFL Statewide Super Women’s League.
The older sister of Tristan Gum – who played 134 SANFL games for Sturt and North Adelaide – the prolific on-baller has been a revelation for the Tigers while dominating the centre square in 2017.
The 35-year-old – who hails from powerful SAWFL club Morphettville Park – averaged a stunning 24.3 disposals during the minor round, whilst displaying her skills on left and right foot.
The Bays’ No.23 polled a total of 13 votes to finish ahead of Norwood’s Sophie Li and North’s Chloe Scheer, who were equal runner-up with seven votes each.
Gum – who measures in at 169cm – attracted votes from the umpires in five of her six outings for Glenelg, including four first preferences.
Blessed with a natural ability to find the ball at ground level, Gum’s best performance came in Round 2 when she tallied 35 disposals, seven marks, four tackles and a goal.
Considered unlucky not be drafted for Adelaide’s AFLW team this year, Gum was a member of the Crows’ train-on squad in 2017.
2017 SANFL Statewide Super Women’s League Best and Fairest
Courtney Gum (Glenelg) 13 votes
Sophie Li (Norwood) 7 votes
Chloe Scheer (North) 7 votes
Ruth Wallace (Norwood) 5 votes
Jessica Edwards (North) 4 votes
Caitlin Williams (Glenelg) 4 votes
The Glenelg Under 16 team began their season last Sunday with a narrow victory against North Adelaide. They started the game very well and dominated play in the first 2 quarters winning the majority of possessions but not really converting this to the scoreboard.
At half time they led 6-7 to 3-3 but struggled in the second half to hang on. North leveled the scores late in the match but we were able to kick the last goal to seal the win. Their defensive aspect is an area they will need to improve in the upcoming matches.
The final score was Glenelg 12.12 to North Adelaide 12.6.
Goals: Will Gould 4, Beau McCreery 2, Callum Park, Riley Davis, Nick Jones, Finn Grimes, Dylan Strickland, and Max Harry all 1
Best: Sam Liambis, Will Gould, Callum Park, Dylan Strickland, Nick Jones and Will Day
Unfortunately we were unable to make it to the big dance after our defeat to Norwood last night but the determination and dedication of our Tiger Women cannot be questioned!
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!
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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!
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.
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!
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)
THANK YOU FOR BEING A LOYAL MEMBER IN 2015 ... WE LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING OUR TIGER TIMES NEWSLETTER IN 2016. UNTIL THEN, HAPPY READING!
In other news, we have had three players retire over the Christmas break. Dylan McNeil is taking a year off to focus on his career with Ernst and Young. Dylan has battled injuries over the past few seasons but showed glimpses of what he is capable of later in the year. Shaun Tapp struggled with injuries last season and has lost the motivation required to play at SANFL level.Lachlan Button has advised the club he will not be playing in season 2016. He has been a long serving player at the footy club and a member of the Club’s leadership group. Lachlan has also struggled for consistency over the past few seasons due to long term injuries. Lachlan will now be pursuing studies which will prevent him from be able to attend training.
We wish Dylan, Shaun and Lachlan all the best in the future, and thank them for their services for the Glenelg Football Club.
Stay tuned for information regarding our upcoming trial matches.
Head of Football
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