Hall of Fame Nominations

Cyril Hoft

56 games
26 goals
Best and fairest 1924
Captain 1924
Captain-coach 1925
3 State games, 5 goals

Had been a fine interstate centreman and wingman with Western Australia, before suffering an eye injury playing South Australia in Adelaide. He stayed for treatment and decided to live at Glenelg. Captain-coach of the Bays’ first win – against reigning premier West Torrens – in the opening round of 1925. He had pace, a strong mark and was an excellent shot for goal with the now defunct place kick.

Jack Hanley

54 games, 36 goals
Captain-coach 1921
Captain 1922-23
Leading goalkicker 1922 (15)
3 State games

A high-marking ruckman who missed only two of Glenelg’s first 56 games over four seasons before he needed a serious operation and retired.

Jack Lloyd

102 games
Best and fairest 1927-28
5 State games

Fast and clever wingman who was consistently among Glenelg’s best players. A successful sprinter, Lloyd did not know the meaning of defeat.


Arch Goldsworthy

48 games
81 goals

Playing at centre half-forward he was best-on-ground in Glenelg’s stunning 1934 grand final triumph against Port. A beautiful high mark and intelligent footballer.


Clem Hill

130 games
31 goals

As a stocky rover who kicked accurately with either foot, he booted three goals in his first game, which was Glenelg’s breakthrough win in 1925. His 130th and final game – on the wing – was in Glenelg’s first grand final triumph, against Port in 1934. As a wingman “his swerving forward moves kept his opponents guessing”.


Dick Corbett

166 games
2 State games

Fast, safe in the air and a good kick, he was a tough and determined on-baller.


Len Griffiths

145 games
30 goals

Back pocket in Glenelg’s 1934 premiership, Griffiths won the Jack Hanley Cup for most consistent player for that unforgettable season. Consistent and long-serving clubman noted for his dashing rebound.


Percy Perry

80 games
Best and fairest 1922-23
1 State game

Strong and vigorous half-back who was the only member of Glenelg’s first team to play in its first win four years later.


Johnny Taylor

1942-44, 1950-52
93 games, 48 goals
Captain-coach 1950-52
5 State games

One of the toughest footballers South Australia has produced, his 258 club games with West and Glenelg was an SANFL record until beaten by West Torrens’ Lindsay Head in 1966. Seemed able to play on no matter what the injury but he also was superbly skilled, with an exceptional high mark. He introduced a new era of team discipline to the Tigers, taking them to their second grand final in 1950 and third place in 1951.


Don Laffin

136 games
83 goals

An outstanding knock-ruckman who palmed the ball accurately to his rovers all day. According to coach Johnny Taylor he played at his standard every week – week in, week-out you could rely on him to give it his best. Cool in a crisis as he showed by kicking a goal on the bell to give the Bays a win against Norwood in 1949.


Arthur Hannaford

129 games
15 goals

Best remembered as an honest, reliable half-back flanker – one of the best in the State – he played every position on the field and also could be a match winner, his last-gasp goal giving the Bays a place in the finals with a five-point win against North in 1950.


Brian Wright

111 games
57 goals
Best and fairest 1951, 1957
2 State games

Lanky six-footer who was very consistent and described as “one of the best judges of the flight of the ball in years”. He and Don Taylor proved a wonderful combination on the half-back line – according to Johnny Taylor, between them they were almost unbeatable – and he was later as successful at centre half-forward.


Ron Keane

125 games
Best and fairest 1938
Captain 1940-41
1 State game

Tough, dependable centre half-back, he played that position in South Australia’s famous win against Victoria in 1945.


Rex Leahy

125 games
35 goals

Is one of those people who quickly comes to mind when you think of the Glenelg Football Club. A talented allround sportsman – he represented SA in tennis – Leahy “always filled in where he was needed, slotted in and gave his absolute best,” according to Hall of Famer Neil Davies. After his playing career ended, Leahy was on the management committee in the 1960’s and past players and officials committee in the ’70s and ’80s, then was team manager under Graham Campbell and Graham Cornes.


Billy Wilson

39 games, 45 goals
Third in Magarey Medal 1955
Best and fairest 1955
4 State games, 3 goals
Richmond 185 games, 226 goals
10 games for Victoria
Richmond best and fairest 1947

Outstanding Victorian State rover who recruited for the 1955 season, had an enormous immediate impact. Quick, courageous and highly-skilled.


Don Taylor

75 games, 26 goals
Best and fairest 1950, 1952
9 State games

All rounder football talent who was outstanding at centre half-back and centre half-forward for Glenelg after switching with brothers Johnny and Laurie from West. Very quick, a solid overhead mark and beautiful long clearing kick, he showed his class in playing 45 games for South Melbourne as centre half-back. Fos Williams described him as one of the greatest half-backs of his time.


Stan Wickham

101 games, 21 goals
Coach 1961

One of the greatest characters of Glenelg Football Club’s colourful history but also one of its most loyal, best-known and most-liked clubmen, who coached the league side for a season and junior grades. A consistent back pocket player in the Tigers’ 1950 grand final side, Wickham was outraged in 1954 when football scribe and former Glenelg coach Allan “Bull” Reval wrote he needed a bike to keep up with play. He took the advice to heart and pedalled an old bike without working brakes on to The Parade at the start of Glenelg’s clash against Norwood – and was reported by all five umpires.


Frank Burt

86 games, 252 goals
Best and fairest 1945
Leading goalkicker 1940 (52), 1941 (55), 1945 (57)
Best 10 goals v Norwood 1940

A clever forward pocket-rover who was always dangerous around the goals.


Ray Button

135 games, 245 goals
Leading goalkicker 1965 (61), 1966 (37), 1967 (45)
Best 11 goals v Woodville 1967

As a youngster keen on athletics his aim was to break the world high jump record. At Mitchell Park Technical High School he cleared 5ft 11in – more than his own height. As a high-marking forward his aerial skills were compared with “Blue” Johnston. He could change the course of a game with his spectacular feats.


Ken Eustice

55 games, 20 goals
Best and fairest 1969
Magarey Medal runner-up 1969
Captain 1970
25 State games
South Australian captain 1967
West Adelaide 107 games (including 1961 premiership and 1962 Magarey Medal)
Central District 62 games
Inducted to inaugural SA Football Hall of Fame in 2002

Described by Fos Williams as “pound for pound the best footballer in Australia”, Eustice gave the Bays great drive from his wing in the twilight of his career and missed his second Magarey Medal on the last vote of the night to team-mate Fred Phillis.


Colin Rice

36 games, 64 goals
Best and fairest 1964
6 State games, 11 goals
Geelong 97 games, 87 goals
1959 best and fairest
1963 premiership rover

Could kick accurately with either foot, was fast and fiery. He had all the attributes of a top rover with the added dimension of great strength to burst through packs.


Bob Tregenza

1972-74, 1977
54 games

He didnt play a huge number of games for the Bays but he was huge in what was the Bays’ greatest game of all. Tregenza’s premiership team mates believe the hard-working ruckman simply was the difference between winning and losing. An injury to ruck partner Bob Tardif meant Tregenza had to carry the load against the odds in searing heat – and his epic performance still is talked about.


Brian McGowan

58 games, 105 goals
Best and fairest 1965
Leading goalkicker 1964 (54)
Captain 1966
South Melbourne 118 games, 171 goals
Leading goalkicker 1961 (38)
Tiny rover with great ballgetting ability and a sixth sense around the goals.


Hayden Linke

137 games
Magarey Medal runner-up 1961

Played just 15 games in 1961 but finished only two votes behind Magarey Medal winner John Halbert. Had a great pair of hands and displayed bulldog tenacity.


Keith Kuhlmann

1979-84, 102 games
4 State games
All-Australian 1980
West Adelaide 128 games

Powerful, strong-marking full back with a booming kick who showed he could mix it with the best with some outstanding displays at the 1980 interstate Carnival.


John Fidge

1989-93. 69 games, 316 goals
Leading goalkicker 1990 (124), 1992 (91), 1993 (56)
10 goals in a game 5 times
Best 13 v West 1992
Melbourne 32 games, 38 goals

Powerfully-built, strong-marking, long-kicking full forward who on his day was unstoppable, a real matchwinner.


Peter McInerney

153 games, 182 goals
3 State games

A hard-working rover, whose skills, determination and ballgetting ability won him State selection in 1977-78 and ’80.


Alan Stringer

1983-89. 145 games, 92 goals
1985-86 premiership centreman
1 State game
North Adelaide 25 games, 18 goals

Played in the centre in Glenelg’s successive premierships in 1985-86 and had plenty of skills.


Adam Fisher

94 games, 43 goals
Best and fairest 2005, 2009
Third best and fairest 2007-08

A classy, skilful on-baller who could run all day, Fisher was a key to the Tigers’ minor premierships of 2008-09, a State representative and three-time Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year selection.


Wayne Stringer

1983-88. 145 games, 7 goals
1985-86 premiership half-back
Coach 1997
North Adelaide 129 games, 50 goals
Hard-as-nails, determined, rebounding half-back flanker who gave his all every time he wore the black and gold guernsey. He and brother Alan helped add the steel that was necessary to secure the famous back-to-back flags of 1985-86. Was runner-up to Stephen Kernahan for the 1984 club champion award.


Paul Sherwood

1999-2008, 190 games
Best and fairest 2001

An outstanding, dependable, skilful and rebounding full back who shone at the Bay in tough times before playing a significant role in the climb up the ladder to finish his career with a grand final appearance in 2008. Recruited from Queensland club Morningside, “Forest” became a State representative and dual Advertiser Team of the Year defender.


Ben Moore

1995, 2000-07
123 games, 74 goals
Richmond 24 games, 11 goals 1996-99

Between 2003-07 Moore finished third, fifth, seventh, fourth and sixth in Glenelg’s best-and-fairest,  showing his consistently high level of performance as the Tigers rose up the premiership table. His pace and ability to run all day made him a matchwinner on the wing and he kicked the decisive goal in the elimination final success against Sturt at Adelaide Oval in 2007.


David Grenvold

1984-88, 1998-99
101 games, 20 goals
2 State games
Essendon 112 games
1993 premiership half-back

A tough and determined half-back who proved his ability as an AFL premiership player under Kevin Sheedy.


Jim Lihou

1976-83, 154 games
One of the best back pocket players in SA football in the late 1970s and early ’80s as emphasised by his eight State appearances.


Ben Mules


212 games, 7 goals

Captain 2006-11

Best and fairest runner-up 2007. Third 2005.

An outstanding leader and much-loved clubman, Mules played a crucial role in the Tigers’ rise up the premiership table from the mid 2000s to successive minor premierships in 2008-09. A disciplined, hard-working, hard-tackling and rebounding defender he helped get the best out of the men around him.