Curran assumes the role of sole Captain after Andrew Bradley stepped back from leadership duties after 5 years as Skipper.
Senior Coach Mark Stone said the decision was made by the Senior Coaching group and Key Football personnel at the Club, as well as peer input.
“There was a process we went through last year to select a 6-man leadership group which comprised of Co-Captains Andrew Bradley and Chris Curran, supported by Aaron Joseph, Matt Snook, Marlon Motlop, and Max Proud.
“We also gave Matt Uebergang, Josh Scott and Jonty Scharenberg additional responsibilities to develop their leadership skills.
“This season, Andrew Bradley and Matt Snook have decided to step down from official leadership roles, which opened up opportunities for others to step up.
“Across a 2-month period of pre-season, we observed the habits of the group for standards setters, held a peer vote, and consulted others around the organisation such as the CEO and football manager for their thoughts.
“It was quite unanimous that Josh Scott and Matt Uebergang join the leadership group this season, as well as the elevation of Max Proud to Vice Captain.”
Stone believes it was a combination of factors that made Curran the stand-out man for the job.
“Chris Curran really grew with the added responsibilities as Captain as the year progressed last season and has become a strong leader with a clear understanding of where we want to go as a club and has an appetite to drive the group in that direction.”
Curran won’t be without support in 2019, with Max Proud being elevated to the position of Vice-Captain following his stand-out 2018 that culminated in him winning the Club’s Best and Fairest.
“Max is a very balanced person, and shows great empathy, but also demonstrates the desire to be respected over liked,” Stone said.
He also believes the group will help him grow as a coach as well:
“Together, the 6-man group work side by side, and as a group they provide leadership, direction and mentoring for not just the players, but feedback for me as well.
"They, along with the rest of the list are aware that a great leader doesn’t need a title - just a vision, and a passion to fulfil it.”
The storm ultimately that saw the end of the Sparks Stand now seems like an eterntiy ago. Since the December storm, 3 major phases have now been completed turning what was effectively a demolition zone into a picturesque backdrop to the oval that still retains its heritage brickwork.
Glenelg Oval resembled somewhat of a constuction site for a period whilst the stand was removed in 2017. Structural damage to the stand saw the decision to have it replaced by a grass mound and shelter similar to that of Adelaide Oval.
What followed the demolition of the stand now sits as what would be the envy of any other club in the competition. A lush grass mound in a prime viewing location on the Western Wing, which still holds the heritage of the century-old stand in its brickwork. The mound was unveiled at the club's first Home Match in 2018 against Port Adelaide, with the addition of lighting making the area stand out as a centrepiece in the night.
To complete the newly renovated area, 5 new shade sails have been erected by the City of Holdfast Bay for shelter. A now stand-out feature, the sails give the oval a real "boutique" feel that is sure to create a hub of activity that extends from the Cricket Club, through the alfresco area and Snouts Hill and around the the scoreboard on game days.
Footy @ The Bay in 2019 really is going to be "the place to be"!
Printed copies will be available from Club Reception from Wednesday February 20 during office hours. In consideration of the environment, only a small number of hard copies will be printed.
A reminder that the Club’s AGM will be held in the President's Room (Level 1, ACH Group Stadium) on Monday 25th February at 7:30pm.
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Season 3.0 of the SANFL Statewide Super Women's League kicks off for the Tigers in less that 4 days against the Eagles at Flinders University Stadium on Friday. The 2019 Season was officially launched today with a breakfast at Adelaide Oval.
GFCW skipper Cass Hartley joined her League Captain counterparts on stage this morning to speak all things pre-season, the building excitement and what it means to wear the famous no. 5 at the club.
Chief SANFL Writer Zac Milbank was also on hand to chat to Cass about today's launch and the upcoming 2019 SANFLW Season.
The Tigers kick off Round 1 of the SANFL Statewide Super Women's League Season against the Eagles this Friday at Flinders University Stadium (Noarlunga Oval) at 5:20pm.
The Glenelg Football Club would like to acknowledge the passing of Life Member Graham Ferrett, aged 87.
A former member of the Vice-Presidents throughout the 1960's & 70's, Ferrett was instrumental in bringing Glenelg Great Neil Kerley to the club in 1967 with the help of then President, John Martin.
Speaking with Michaelangelo Rucci at the Adelaide Advertiser, Kerley spoke of Ferrett's incredible sporting resume he had built over the years.
“Graham’s greatest strength was his ability to make people do things. Kerley said.
"He was unbelievable in how he would ask people to do things - and get them done."
Outside of the Glenelg Football Club, Ferrett's achievements included managing Donald Campbell's land-speed world record attempt at Lake Eyre in 1964, as well as managing long-term Club Sponsor Stillwell Ford under Glenelg Great Graham Bignell.
The Glenelg Football Club passes its condolences to Graham's family at this difficult time.
Our 2019 Statewide Super League Fixture has landed! Footy under lights & Good Friday Footy @ The Bay headline our 2019 timetable.
The brand new Glenelg FC App has landed! Never miss a moment with live scores, live stats and live streaming available EVERY SANFL Statewide Super League Match in 2019. Head to your app store today and check it out!
The Glenelg Football Club would like to recognise and thank its fantastic Commercial Partners for their contribution to our great club. Their ongoing support allows the club to continue to chase success both on and off the field. Click below to find the full list of our 2018 Partners
The Latest News for the Glenelg Football Club is proudly sponsored by Gary J Smith, We're Home. This section features regular updates on players, the club, the season and all things Glenelg with articles by Zac Milbank, CEO Glenn Elliott and maybe an occasional word from Graham Cornes.
In 1920 the Mayor of Glenelg, John Mack, convened a public meeting to inaugurate the Club at the Glenelg Town Hall. Although no League position was available for the Club in 1920 the Glenelg Oval Association received a letter from the South Australian Football League ...
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The Fan Zone features lots of cool stuff for our supporters including the Bay Runner and Tiger Tips, Photo Galleries, The Tiger Shop for official Glenelg FC merchandise and the club song.
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