SATURDAY JULY 20 | PROSPECT OVAL | 11:15AM
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From 4pm on Thursday 18 July, 10 teams of riders will cycle on stationary bikes for a 24 hour period in the Telstra Plaza at Adelaide Oval. The 10 teams are representative teams made up of SA football icons that have been innvolved with Mark throughout his life. The Glenelg Football Club is proud to be one of those teams.
The ride kicks off from 4pm Thursday afternoon, culminating in the heart of the pre-game for Friday Night's Adelaide v Essendon clash at Adelaide Oval.
Representing the Tigers in the 24 hour ride are a number of players from Mark's coaching days at Glenelg, as well as some well known Glenelg greats including Peter Carey and Club President Nick Chigwidden.
Paul Sherwood (Team Captain)
The other 9 teams riding in tomorrow's fundraiser include:
The ride aims to raise awarenes and funds for the fight against Parkinson's disease, which Mark was diagnosed with 3 years ago. To make a tax deductable donation head to everyday hero.com.au/event/mickanagainstparkinsons
GLENELG 15.10 (100) def. NORWOOD 8.6 (54)
The game started evenly with both teams getting inside 50s but unable to score. Conditions were tricky and the ball was greasy but it was pressure causing errors that limited scoring.
We got some clean entries in Q2 and put a little gap on Norwood, only to make some fundamental errors which they took advantage of and evened up scoring. By Half Time we held a small lead. We knew we just had to grind away and keep attacking the contested area with ferocity and try to get field position through ground ball, stoppage and contest wins.
I was pleased with our commitment to effort and toughness at the ball and in the 2nd half we won contested possession by 20. To draw away from a good team and win by 46 was a powerful weight of numbers performance.
The challenges keep coming - Port at Alberton next Sunday. Looking forward to that test.
1st Prize ($2000) | Peter Carey - #5
2nd Prize ($1000) | Lance Meaney - #118
3rd Prize ($500) | Ross Gibbs - #139
4th Prize ($300) | Di Skull - #114
5th Prize ($100) | John Fitzpatrick - #115
6th Prize ($100) | Leon Schupelius - #109
SUNDAY JULY 14, ACH GROUP STADIUM, 10:30AM
The special Indigenous guernsey was first worn in last year's Indigenous Round and is titled "Stand Strong". Designed by Glenelg's very own Marlon Motlop in conjunction with his cousin Keelan Fejo, it depicts the connection in cultural values between indigenous culture and our great game.
"STAND STRONG" By Marlon Motlop & Keelan Fejo
The Aboriginal man is holding his spear and shield which represents him standing strong in war/battle - this can reflect how we are when we play the game, for most of us it's like going to battle.
The cross-hatching (Rarrkbun) represents the direction of strength, power and knowledge when the spear is being thrown.
Boomerangs represent stories/songs - this reflects a connection to footy and how many great stories/songs come out of the game and stay with us forever.
The weapons/tools which represent the effort we give to get to where we are now. The under layer is The Torres Strait islander Head dress “Dhoeri”, which is a representation of Torres Strait Islander people. The streams in the layer represent the different Indigenous identities at the GFC.
Football is very much like our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, when you are apart of a club you are apart of it's culture, you are committed and the effort you put in will get you to where you want to be - Stand Strong.
The guernsey will be proudly worn during this Sunday's Indigenous Round clash with Norwood at ACH Group Stadium.
GLENELG 14.6 (90) def. Eagles 11.9 (75)
The Eagles, who’ve been in really good form, were a huge challenge on their deck where we haven’t won in many years. The Eagles had been prepared and coached with a past knowledge of our players, and came at us hard and challenged us physically, targeting some of our key players.
There were moments of frustration and for a brief period awe strayed from the plan and our brand.
But the main thing I was proud of was that we never strayed off the line of the ball - we never stepped aside to take body instead of ball, and our commitment couldn’t be questioned. Targeting players in groups is easy - staying in line with the ball when it’s your turn is not.
Next week - Norwood.
SUNDAY JULY 7 | MAUGHAN THIEM KIA OVAL | 11:30AM
A Squad of 24 has been named to play in the NGA AFL Curtain Raiser before this weekend's Showdown. Amongst the squad is 8 players aligned with GFC:
The squad will complete a training session at West Lakes this thursday, before the Crows Academies side takes on the Power Academies side on Saturday afternoon at Adelaide Oval.
Congratulations and good luck to our Glenelg boys being apart of SA footy's biggest game on the calendar.
Glenelg 19.9 (123) def. Central District 7.12 (54)
It was a close, even contest early and although I thought we controlled the 1st quarter, we failed to push home the inside 50 advantage and score more heavily.
The 2nd quarter was almost the opposite - Central went inside 50 16 times and 7 times on repeat. Fortunately our defence was solid and they were wayward in front of goal - both teams had 11 shots at the half time break.
The 3rd quarter was a powerful running quarter and we broke away with consecutive goals and got the game on our terms. Our last quarters have faded at times but this week we played hard til the end and won the quarter which was pleasing.
It was a strong win after a hard block of footy, with differing breaks between games which is a challenge. Congrats to Seb Kerrish on his debut and aquitted himself well at the level.
Next week we take a break and then a big challenge against the in form Eagles at their deck.
See you all then.
ACH Group Stadium, Sunday May 26, 12pm
Author: Zac Milbank for sanfl.com.au
A proud Territorian with a strong family history at the Wanderers Football Club in Darwin, Motlop’s first foray into the SANFL came when he lined up for North Adelaide’s Under-17s in 2006.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, the 29-year-old said his dream was always to play in the AFL, which he achieved during an injury-hampered four years with Port Adelaide.
The same year he made his AFL debut, Motlop lined up in his first Statewide Super League game for the Roosters in Round 9 of 2008.
He remembers it very clearly – from arriving at the ground late under the tutelage of Andrew Jarman – to booting three goals in North’s win against the Eagles.
After regularly playing each ”pre-season” with Wanderers in the NTFL, Motlop also enjoyed a two-year period in the WAFL where he played for Swan Districts and Peel Thunder.
The silky-skilled midfielder was always going to head back to Adelaide where he reunited with North before joining the Bays at the start of 2018.
On the verge of quitting SANFL ranks before landing at Brighton Road, Motlop is now thriving under coach Mark Stone as he looks to continue the tradition of his uncle Mark Motlop, who played with Glenelg during the 1980s.
Powerful Tiger Will Gould will lead South Australia in their 2019 U18 State Championship campaign, with game 1 for SA kicking off on Sunday afternoon at Optus Stadium. Gould, who made his League debut for the Tigers in round 1 this year, has enjoyed a strong start to his senior career, averaging 20 disposals and more than 5 marks across his 6 games in 2019.
He will be joined in the side by Luke Edwards and Callum Park, who have enjoyed stand-out years in the Tiger's U18 side this year.
Meanwhile in the U16 competition, the Tigers will have 4 representatives in SA's match against WA in their match on Sunday. Lewis Rayson has been named Deputy Vice Captain, with team mates Harry Tunkin, Harry McInnes and Oscar Adams also joining him in the side.
U16 & U18 National Championships - South Australia vs Western Australia
U18 | Saturday June 15, Optus Stadium, Perth WA
U16 | Sunday June 16, Optus Stadium, Perth WA
FLINDERS UNIVERSITY STADIUM, SUNDAY JUNE 16, 11:30AM
The 1st quarter was fast and up and down the ground, and although we scored 5 goals, we needed to control the speed North were playing. We managed to gain control during the 2nd quarter but a lapse in discipline during a push and shove gave North a goal and then momentum.
The 3rd quarter was a hard running, powerful quarter where we capitalised with better F50 entries and found targets. We ran out the game strongly but over-used the ball slightly in Q4 and North were able to score off turnovers to finish better. However, we’ll take a hard earned 40+ point win.
Like Chris Curran, Matt Snook celebrated his 100th game with a strong win. He has worked incredibly hard to achieve his milestone and his day was honoured by the team.
Next, we take on the Panthers at Flinders University Stadium.
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All four clubs playing accross Monday's SANFL fixture will don special blue socks in support of the Fight MND and Sockit2MND cause, which aims to raise funds for medical reasearch and support those living with the disease.
The Sockit2MND initiaitve is part of the wider Fight MND cause, which also coincides with the "Big Freeze", now into its 5th year prior to the Queen's Birthday clash between Collingwood and Melbourne at the MCG.
The official Sockit2MND round extends to professional and grassroots clubs all around the country, with the official Sockit2MND Round kicking off next weekend (June 15-16). The cause has already raised more than $15,000 from over 1000 pairs of socks sold in SA.
ACH GROUP STADIUM, MONDAY JUNE 10, 11:30AM
Author: Zac Milbank for sanfl.com.au
Glenelg’s Matthew Snook has copped a pounding on his way to his 100th Statewide Super League game on Monday but he wouldn’t have it any other way.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, the 27-year-old says he loves nothing more than putting his body on the line for the Bays, particularly as his side his earning plenty of reward for doing so at the top of the table after eight rounds.
Starting his career at Brighton Road in the Under-15 development squad, Snook also featured in Glenelg’s 2009 Under-18 premiership in which the Tigers only lost two matches throughout the season.
Making his League debut in Round 21 of 2011, Snook entered senior ranks with current team-mates Brad Agnew, Max Proud, Carl Nicholson and Andrew Bradley.
And it’s fair to say he is keen to share in success with those who are equally determined to be regular finalists in the black and gold.
Off the field, the dual best-and-fairest winner is embarking on career change as an apprentice electrician, having spent the past seven years working in carpentry.
Saturday 1st June, 11:15am, Prospect Oval
1 Jai Maddern - Brighton
2 Charlie Rusby - Brighton
3 Jye Williamson - Reynella
4 Bailey Hahn Port - District
5 Chester Forster - PHOS Camden
6 Charlie Hildyard - Brighton
7 Brodie Johnson - Edwardstown
8 Sam King - PHOS Camden
9 Tyla McGregor - Morphettville Park
11 Jakob Ryan - Brighton
13 Hudson Kotz - Brighton
14 Foster Mesecke - Lockleys
15 Jack Bartlett - PHOS Camden
16 Jacob Blake-Smith - Edwardstown
17 Hayden Brokensha - Morphettville
18 Hudson Elkins - Marion
19 Ethan Hooper - Morphettville Park
20 Harvey Lambert - Plympton
21 Xavier Moore - PHOS Camden
24 Jett Thompson - Brighton
25 Will Trevena - PHOS Camden
26 Mathew Wolfenden - Plympton
28 Michael Homes - Edwardstown
29 Ayden Pribanic - PHOS Camden
5 Zane Scripps - Brighton
6 Jesse Kavenagh - Brighton
7 Cooper Jones - Brighton
8 Ben Dewhirst - Brighton
9 Bowen Payne
10 Bodie Ryan - Brighton
11 Noah Hyde - Colonel Light Gardens
12 Macklen Mackay - Goodwood
14 Zack Payne - Plympton
15 Michael Smith - Morphettville Park
16 Jayden Schloithe - Plympton
18 Ashton Moir - Plympton
19 Izayah Kean - Henley
21 Joe Chigwidden - Brighton
22 Beau Symonds - Brighton
23 Benjamin Ridgway - Brighton
24 Ryan Wurfel - Brighton
25 Zachary Earl - Goodwood
26 Harrison Kohler - Brighton
27 Harrison Francis - PHOS Camden
30 Saxon Amber - Brighton
1 Harry Lunn - Brighton
2 Damien Dunn - Brighton
4 Ethan Lewis - Plympton
5 Cohen Shortridge - Cove
6 Flynn Whelan - Brighton
7 Joel Parker PHOS - Camden
8 Kieren Scannell - Brighton
10 Angus Mathews - Marion
12 Harry Plews - Plympton
13 Harrison Stanborough - Marion
14 Thomas Simpson - Brighton
15 Henry McKinnon - Brighton
16 Conor Gluyas - Plympton
17 Hudson Weston-Arnold - PHOS Camden
18 Jack Walters - Edwardstown
19 Riley Brown - PHOS Camden
20 Daniel Stewart - Marion
21 Lucas Camporeale - PHOS Camden
23 Charlie McAuliffe - Plympton
24 Ben Camporeale - PHOS Camden
26 Oliver Betterman - PHOS Camden
28 Max Disbury - PHOS Camden
29 Elijah Luke - Marion
30 Archer Rouvray - Brighton
Conditions made it difficult for flowing possession but our pressure applied was really strong and forced Port errors early, but we weren’t able to fully capitalise and score efficiently. We placed the ball poorly at times and missed direct shots on goal.
Our ability to defend as a team strongly in the 2nd quarter gave us a healthy lead at half time and put us in good position to launch into the second half with the breeze. Again, a great press and better ball control set up a 7 goal quarter to set up the win.
We conceded 5 goals in Q4 under fatigue and will look at those errors in review. Overall it was a very strong performance in our captains 100th game and we go to the bye looking forward to a refresh and weekend off.
See you Monday June 10 when we host the Roosters.
From a Club that has a rich history of producing large quantities of AFL draftees, we also have an obligation to our long standing members, supporters, volunteers, players, coaches and community to leave no stone un-turned to win SANFL League premierships. It is what we have existed for throughout our 100 year history. To this extent, the Club has been overwhelmed by the vast majority of the football loving public who have, ever since the pre-season draft was announced, condemned the decision of the AFL Commission to implement such a detrimental mechanism that compromises all State and local League competitions throughout Australia.
Whilst the AFL Commission runs the AFL competition, they have a responsibility to govern and protect the integrity of the game at all levels. We believe the mid–season draft compromises their obligations to support grass roots competitions. The Glenelg Football Club will continue to lobby the SANFL and the AFL, making them aware of our passionate supporters feedback and the impact their decision has on the integrity of the game. We are confident we will not be alone with this action and hope this will lead to the removal of the mid-season draft from 2020.
Laffin was a Player Life Member of both the Glenelg Football Club and the SANFL, playing 136 League matches for the Bays between 1946 and 1955. He also played in the Tigers Grand Final side that lost to Norwood at Adelaide Oval in 1950.
The Club has just been notified that Donald's funeral is being held today at 1:30pm at Noarlunga Uniting Church, Christies Beach.
The club passes its condolences on to Donald's family at this difficult time.
Curran, who made his debut for the Tigers back in 2011, will lead his side out against the Magpies in game number 100, a milestone that has become less and less common in the modern SANFL landscape.
Originally from Horsham in Victoria, Curran first arrived at the Club in 2010 where he began his career with the likes of Ty Allen, Ben Mules and Ruory Kirkby who he looked up to as role models.
"These kinds of guys they trained hard and played hard, but they were great fellas as well.” Curran said.
Once the kid looking up to these leaders, he is now the one that others look up to, having been named sole skipper in 2019 after sharing the role with veteran Andrew Bradley in 2018. Speaking of his time in the role, Curran says he is privileged to wear the famous number 5, but couldn’t do it without the support of his leaders around him.
“It was really good doing it with “Braddles” (Andrew Bradley) last year, I was able to lean off him a bit.” Curran said.
“Being titled as the sole Captain this year has been good, but I see “Proudy” (Max Proud) as being a Captain in my eyes, even through he’s named Vice-Captain.”
Curran's 100th is not the only milestone at The Bay this week, with powerful forward Luke Reynolds playing his 50th game on SANFL football.
Reynolds was recruited to the Tigers in 2018 and is thriving in his role up forward, kicking 18 goals so far in 2019 and averaging more than 6 marks per game.
Photo | FlashGordon Photography
Recruited from Port Adelaide at the end of 2017, Reynolds has earned his place in the Tigers forward line with his high-marking ability and strength around the ball.
So far in 2019, Reynolds has booted 18 goals, with a career total of 92. He is also averaging more than 6 marks per game.
He will share his milestone game with Captain Chris Curran, who will plays his 100th game on the weekend.
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Ellen Fauser (Forward Pocket), Ellie Kellock (Back Pocket), Caitlin Gould & Lucy Bellinger (INT) were named in the team following their stand-out 2019 seasons.
Fauser, named in the Forward Pocket, played 10 matches in 2019, averaging nearly 12 disposals a game and 4 marks. Vice-Captain Ellie Kellock enjoyed another stand-out season, averaging 13 disposals and 4 tackles in her 11 games this year. Caitlin Gould impressed in her debut season for the Tigers, taking our a Powerade Breakthrough Player Award in the early rounds of the year, finishing the season with 206 ruck hitouts. Lucy Bellinger was a consistent feature of the Tigers' forward line this year, averaging nearly 14 disposals a game and kicking 6 goals for the year.
The Club would like to congratulate all 4 Women on their achievments this year.
We started well but were fortunate the Dogs were inaccurate in front of goal and the scoreboard at quarter time could’ve been even.
The 2nd term was a powerful performance and we strung together some clean and efficient chains to work around or through their defensive zone.
The 2nd half was hard work on a big ground where much of game is always played between the arcs in a midfield transition battle. We showed we are fit to keep running strong against a team we know is fit, and play the game out right to the last minute.
It was pleasing to break a long streak of misery out there but our focus is on high performance and our next challenge. This Sunday we host Port who is in good form and boasting a strong AFL contingent.
Bays fans - see you Sunday.
CEO Glenn Elliott says the support of our volunteers is unwavering and something that needs to be recognised and celebrated:
"Glenelg’s volunteers must be recognised during this special week." Elliott said.
"As a group their nonconditional support of the Club and its players is simply outstanding. They represent everything which is good about being involved, never hesitating for even a moment to consider their personal interests.
"‘WE’ is certainly the most powerful word in a football Club and we are proud to include all of our volunteers."
Author: Zac Milbank for sanfl.com.au
One round after beating the Eagles for the first time in seven years, the Bays trumped the Bulldogs at Elizabeth for the first time in 11 years with a superb display of efficient football.
Mark Stone’s men are showing no signs of being daunted this year as they earned their first premiership points in 10 meetings at the Ponderosa and first since Round 12 2008.
Incredibly, Central had won 24 of its past 25 meetings against the Tigers at Goodman Road but it mattered little as the visitors held the hosts goalless in the opening quarter.
And by time-on of the second stanza, Glenelg had stretched its advantage out to 46 points on the back of classy forward Luke Reynolds booting one of his game-high five goals.
Reynolds, Lachie Hosie (three goals) and Liam McBean (three goals) all continued their exceptional play in the absence of star forward Josh Scott as he continues to recover from a broken arm.
Former West Coast Eagle Luke Partington had his best game in the black and gold to finish with 35 disposals while Jonty Scharenberg (29 disposals) and Matt Snook (24 disposals) also had an equally strong influence through the centre square.
Veteran Aaron Joseph returned from a hamstring strain to collect 17 disposals in defence for the Tigers while fellow backmen Max Proud, Chris Curran and Elliot Chalmers also put in consistent performances.
Central’s two West End State game stars Justin Hoskin and Troy Menzel both tried hard to get their side into the encounter, with Hoskin booting four of his team’s eight goals and Menzel racking up 28 disposals.
But it proved to be to no avail as Roy Laird’s team is left in eighth spot on the ladder with a 2-5 win-loss record nearing the halfway mark of the minor round.
GLENELG 4.4 11.4 13.5 17.7 (109)
CENTRAL 0.4 3.8 5.10 8.12 (60)
LEADING DISPOSALS – Glenelg: Partington 35, Scharenberg 29, Snook 24, Bradley 22, Chalmers, Curran 21, Gould 20, Motlop, Schott 19.
Central: T. Schiller 35, Menzel 28, Hoskin, Presbury 23, Fort, D, Pisani 22, Habel 20, Dew 19.
GOALS – Glenelg: Reynolds 5, Hosie, McBean 3, Bailey, Bradley, Gregson, Motlop, Partington, Scharenberg.
Central: Hoskin 4, Fort, Gillard, Menzel, Jydon Neagle.
Kuller notched up a game-high 32 disposals in the Tigers' win over Central District on Saturday afternoon. Saturday's stand-out game was consistent with Kuller's 2019 season to date, with the young Tiger averaging more than 23 disposals in his 7 games so far this year, also leading the side in both marks and kicks.
The U18's enjoyed their third win of the season, following a 4 point win over the Dogs on Saturday. The side icurrently sits 6th on the ladder, only sitting out of the top 4 on percentage. Their next match is on Saturday June 1, when they take on North Adelaide at Prospect.
Glenelg vs Central District | X Convenience Oval, Saturday May 4, 11:30am
On Friday evening, the 10th of May, the U13 Tigers Academy squad came together for the first time as a playing group.
The players were obviously eager, and ready for action, as a 6 goal to zero first quarter told a very positive story. The young men of the GFC U13 group played a team orientated style of game that enabled them to kick goals from the goal square after putting together chains of intelligent and purposeful handballs and short kicks.
Throughout the game our players continued to work hard for each other and the "1%" aspects that make for good football, really stood out. This enabled the group to apply considerable pressure to the Sturt players who had, and were around, the ball.
The lengthy list of goal kickers and the coaching group's call of -"all played well" demonstrated the excellent brand of football that the GFC U13's presented.
Final Score: Glenelg 13.14 to Sturt 0.0
We are looking forward to the challenge that the North Adelaide FC will bring this Friday.
After completing quite a few sessions leading into the season, the U14 team played their first game together on Friday night. The boys took a little time to get used to playing together which was also made more difficult with dewy night conditions. After an even first quarter the boys dominated the game after that. It was particularly pleasing to see them openly communicating with each other on the ground and their determination to win each contest. We moved the ball reflective of the type of play we’d been training which put ourselves in a position to have 28 scoring shots.
I’m sure the boys will continue to grow and develop as the season progresses. From an individual perspective, Ben Ridgway worked tirelessly in each quarter which gave himself the ability to rack up possessions and hit the scoreboard. Saxon Amber, Bowen Payne and Kai Reid will only grow in confidence after their solid contributions as well.
Earlier in the week, our U15 boys worked together to create their team trademarks as to how they wanted to play their football this year. The agreed trademarks are: Respect / 100% Effort, 100% of the time / Care and Resilience.
Friday night’s focus was to put these trademarks into action against Sturt. Sturt were going to be a good test to play first up and after a tight game, our boys never gave in and kicked away in the last term to win by 27 points. A good win considering it was the first time the boys played together this season and we will only improve as each boy gets to know their team mate’s game better.
Foster Mesecke was best afield, while Zac Spilsbury, Sam King, Jake Pavia-Amato and Hudson Elkins were also amongst our best. Special mentions to Brodie Johnson, Tyla McGregor, Archie Lovelock and Hayden Brokensha who played their team role exceptionally well.
All focus now turns to North Adelaide this Friday night at home.
As part of the squad, the girls will take part in the NAB AFLW Under 18 Championships to be held in June and July accross the country.
South Australia will play 2 games in Round 1 of the competition in Adelaide, before Round 2 sees the selection of an Eastern Allies side from the SA and Tasmanian Squads. Round 2 of the Championships will be played on the Gold Coast.
For more information on thr NAB AFLW U18 Championships - CLICK HERE
The 2019 West End SA State Team | PHOTO: SANFL
The reliable defenders have been rewarded for their outstanding start to 2019, with Proud being named at Full Back and Curran on a Half Back Flank.
Curran, who is set to play his 100th game in a few weeks is enjoying a strong start to his first year as the Tiger's sole Captain, averaging 21 disposals and leading his team to a 4-1-1 start to 2019. His Vice Captain in Max Proud has continued his 2018 Best and Fairest form into this year, averaging more than 7 marks per game and is in arguably career-best form.
The West End State team, Captained by Sturt defender Jack Stephens will travel to Perth to take on the Sandgropers on Sunday afternoon at Optus Stadium. The match will be a curtain-rasier to the Fremantle v Richmond AFL match.
The Glenelg Football Club congratulates Max and Chris on their State selection and wishes them the best of luck on Sunday.
SANFL v WAFL | Optus Stadium, Perth | 1:30pm ACST - Live stream on sanfl.com.au
For more information on the full squad, including training and competition information - CLICK HERE
FRIDAY 10 MAY, ACH GROUP STADIUM
U15 Tigers Academy - Start Time 8:10pm
Jye Williamson - Reynella
Bailey Hahn - Port District
Chester Forster - PHOS Camden
Charlie Hildyard - Brighton
Brodie Johnson - Edwardstown
Sam King - PHOS Camden
Jake Pavia-Amato - PHOS Camden
Jakob Ryan - Brighton
Archie Lovelock - PHOS Camden
Hudson Kotz - Brighton
Foster Mesecke - Lockleys
Jack Bartlett - PHOS Camden
Hayden Brokensha - Morphettville
Hudson Elkins - Marion
Ethan Hooper - Morphettville Park
Xavier Moore - PHOS Camden
Leon Ong - Goodwood
Jett Thompson - Brighton
Will Trevena - PHOS Camden
Mathew Wolfenden - Plympton
William Clifford - Edwardstown
Michael Homes - Edwardstown
Ayden Pribanic - PHOS Camden
Zac Spilsbury - Edwardstown
U14 Tigers Academy - Start Time 6:50pm
Tommy Corcoran - Brighton
Jed Grabia - Brighton
Kai Reid - Plympton
Zane Scripps - Brighton
Cooper Jones - Brighton
Ben Dewhirst - Brighton
Bodie Ryan - Brighton
Finn Rieniets - Plympton
Michael Smith - Morphettville Park
Ashton Moir - Plympton
Izayah Kean - Henley
Ethan McAneney - Brighton
Joe Chigwidden - Brighton
Beau Symonds - Brighton
Benjamin Ridgway - Brighton
Ryan Wurfel - Brighton
Zachary Earl - Goodwood
Harrison Kohler - Brighton
Harrison Francis - PHOS Camden
Kaiden Adkin - Brighton
Saxon Amber - Brighton
U13 Tigers Academy - Start Time 5:10pm
Damien Dunn - Brighton
Tom Dermody - Brighton
Ethan Lewis - Plympton
Cohen Shortridge - Cove
Flynn Whelan - Brighton
Luke Beckham - Edwardstown
Daniel Hildyard - Brighton
Harry Plews - Plympton
Harrison Stanborough - Marion
Thomas Simpson - Brighton
Henry McKinnon - Brighton
Conor Gluyas - Plympton
Hudson Weston-Arnold - PHOS Camden
Jack Walters - Edwardstown
Riley Brown - PHOS Camden
Daniel Stewart - Marion
Lucas Camporeale - PHOS Camden
Tom McKay - Brighton
Charlie McAuliffe - Plympton
Ben Camporeale - PHOS Camden
Archie Haywood - Brighton
Oliver Betterman - PHOS Camden
Blake Wilby - Brighton
Max Disbury - PHOS Camden
Our starts haven’t been great over the past 2 games and although the scoreboard wasn’t ticking over at a high rate, I felt we were getting the game on our terms early. The 2nd quarter was a strong one and we scored quickly from repeat entries and forward pressure.
We put together 3 quarters of pretty complete footy - in all phases - offence, contest, defence transition and showed our football capability. The last quarter was 6 goals to 6 but the eagles had 11 shots and won the quarter.
We’ll take the points and keep building our brand. The only low-light was the injury to Carl Nicholson who will miss a couple of weeks.
Next we go to Elizabeth to take on Centrals - and we look forward to that challenge.
Over the 2019 journey we have made massive strides with the development of our squad. The 6 week skill development program we put our players through in the offseason has definitely yielded significant improvement. When you watch them now, you wouldn’t know some of our well performed players couldn’t kick a drop punt before joining us, let alone being able to do it on the run and under pressure.
We started our final minor round game conceding a soft goal, but managed to get control of the game soon after with first quarter goals to Ellen Fauser, Lucy Bellinger and Ebony Marinoff.
The second quarter was very much a grind, with a solitary goal to Bonnie wells, who cleverly kicked the ball off the ground on her non preferred left foot.
Lucy Armitage kicked a couple of goals in the third quarter, while the Eagles kicked one themselves.
The Eagles lifted significantly in the last quarter, making some good positional changes that gave them some ascendency. The Eagles kicked three goals to our one from Sam Franson, giving us a 19 point win along with that spot in the finals. The margin was irrelevant, we would have taken a 1 point win in a heartbeat!
Last week we made pact not to worry about the result of the South-West game while we were playing our game. We just wanted to remain solely focused on what we were doing, ‘control the controllables’. The scream and excitement from the players once I informed them we were playing finals for the first time ever made the hair on the back of my neck stand up.
When you’ve come from as far back as we have, we make sure our playing group enjoys each and every win along the way. The only rule around this is once we get back to training the next week, we knuckle down and get back to work. This week is no different.
Whilst we did need a result out of our control to go our way to make the finals, we definitely did earn this opportunity. Our percentage alone is a key indicator of this. However we don’t believe we have achieved anything yet. Making finals is just one piece of the puzzle and certainly not the end destination. We had to play three elimination finals just to give ourselves a chance to make the finals. We are as finals hardened as anyone can be. We believe our best is definitely good enough to compete with anyone.
This week we play our first ever final - an elimination Semi Final against North Adelaide 6pm Friday 10th May at Norwood Oval. The team would truly appreciate all your support.
Glenelg 7.9-51 defeated Woodville West Torrens 5.2-32
Goals: Lucy Armitage (2) Ellen Fauser (1) Lucy Bellinger (1) Ebony Marinoff (1) Bonnie Wells (1) Sam Franson (1)
Best: Ebony Marinoff, Ellen Fauser, Sam Franson, Caitlin Gould, Sheridan Howell, Tasja Batzavalis
The boys from the Bay turned their season around after sitting 7th on the table only a month earlier, to take home the Torrens Univesity Cup for the fourth consecutive year.
Lead by Co-Captains Kane Viska and Harry McInnes, the Tigers enjoyed a 39 point victory over a gallant West Adelaide at City Mazda Stadium.
A 6 goal to 1 second term set up the victory, lead by Hugh Stagg and Nasiah Wangeneen each kicking 2 for the quarter. Will Watts led the way with the ball, finishing the day with a game-high 33 disposals and a goal.
GLENELG 3.2 9.3 10.7 12.13 (85)
WEST 2.3 3.3 5.4 6.10 (46)
GOALS – Glenelg: Stagg 3, Davis, Wanganeen 2, Brougham, Harding, McInnes, Tunkin, Watts.
West: White 3, C. Ouiess 2, N. Ouiess.
The Tigers booked their Finals ticket in a stirring Round 10 victory over the Eagles, and aided by a South Adelaide victory over West Adelaide that saw the Tigers sneak into the final 4 in the final game of the minor round.
Week 1 of the Statewide Super Women's League Finals Series will be played at Coopers Stadium (Norwood) this Friday night. Glenlelg will take on North Adelaide in a winer-takes-all Semi Final, with the winner playing a Preliminary Final against the loser of Semi Final 1 between Norwood and South Adelaide the following week.
STATEWIDE SUPER WOMEN'S LEAGUE FINALS - WEEK 1
FRIDAY 10 MAY, COOPERS STADIUM
Semi FInal 1: Glenelg vs North Adelaide, 6:00pm
Semi Final 2: Norwood vs South Adelaide, 7:45pm
SATURDAY MAY 4, 11:30AM, ACH GROUP STADIUM
The side is headlined by U/18 All Australian Will Gould, who starred in his first 3 League games for the Tigers, averaging 22 disposals across his first 3 games.
Joining him in the squad is U/18 Vice Captain Luke Edwards, son of former Crow Tyson, as well as Senior listed players Cooper Horsnell, Brady Searle and Declan Carmody. Rounding out the inclusions are Jordan Moore and Callum Park.
The squad will undergo training sessions at Thebarton Oval in the lead up to the AFL U/18 National Championships, with 3 trial matches to also be played. Game 1 of the National Championships will be played at Optus Stadium on Satursday, June 15 against WA.
View the full 2019 Torrens University SA State Squad below. Underage prospects are highlighted in yellow, Overage talent in red.
The 30-man squad, announced this afternoon will undergo 3 training sessions in the lead up to the match before the final side is selected to travel to Perth on May 11.
Curran, in his first year as sole-skipper has enjoyed a strong start to 2019 averaging 22 disposals and leading the Tigers to a 3-1-1 start to the year. Proud, coming off a career best year in 2018 has been instrumental in defence as the Tigers in his first season as Vice-Captain.
This year's State Game will be played at Optus Stadium, as a curtain raiser to the Round 8 AFL match between Fremantle and Richmond.
By ZAC MILBANK for sanfl.com.au
It might not be your night but it can be your moment.
And it’s fair to say Glenelg’s livewire forward Lachie Hosie lived this theme to full extent as the Bays produced a stirring 16-point win against West Adelaide at City Mazda Stadium on Wednesday night.
Hosie’s personal game was a microcosm of his team’s as he threatened to break the contest open in the third before helping burst the dam open in a rampant final quarter which yielded six goals for the visitors while keeping West to just one.
With outstanding captain Chris Curran and his deputy Max Proud keeping the Tigers in the game with their stunning defence and intercept marking, Hosie was set to rue a string of three consecutive behinds as his team tried to claw back into the contest.
In the space of three minutes during the third term, Hosie – pictured above – missed from 10m at the top of the goal square and twice from kickable angles inside 50m as the Bays limped to 4.11 at the final change.
But everything changed as Mark Stone’s men produced a final quarter flurry and it was the Tigers’ No.20 right in the thick of it.
Marlon Motlop – who worked incredibly hard both ways for the Bays to collect a team high 25 disposals – snapped truly from 20m to cut the margin to eight points.
Then, within 120 seconds, Hosie put his side in front as he got on the end of two pieces of neat team play to run into two open goals.
The first was a deep ball inside 50m which he won the race for ahead of fellow forward Luke Reynolds, who also booted two final term majors to help seal the deal.
The second came from an outstanding handpass from Geelong recruit Cory Gregson, who cleared the congestion to put Hosie into a position of advantage.
By the time Darcy Bailey threw the ball into his boot in traffic to put Glenelg in front by 9 points nearing time-on, the game’s complexion had completed changed.
The Tigers put another on the board from Reynolds before controlling the clock as Westies tried valiantly to put themselves back in front.
West’s midfield, led by Will Snelling with 27 touches, had been winning the arm wrestle for the majority of the night.
But ultimately, those like captain Tom Keough who battled hard for 21 disposals and eight clearances, former skipper Chris Schmidt and star on-baller Kaine Stevens, faded in the final term after previously doing the bulk of the grunt work for the hosts.
It will be a tough result to swallow for the Bloods given they produced their best football of the season in eclipsing the Eagles by 37 points just five days earlier at the same venue.
Suddenly, instead of keeping in touch with the top five at 2-3, the Bloods now remain ninth with a 1-4 win-loss count ahead of a Round 6 engagement with South Adelaide at Flinders University Stadium.
In contrast, Glenelg now sits with a 3-1-1 win-loss-draw record ahead of its next clash in Round 6 against the Eagles at ACH Group Stadium.
WEDNESDAY 24 APRIL, 5:15pm, CITY MAZDA STADIUM
However regaining Matt Snook and Luke Partington were handy ins to match up on Sturt’s powerful midfield.
It’s was always going to be a tough close contest and it planned out that way.
Sturt threw a tactical challenge at us early which we handled OK, but they still got a key ball user free for a period. We made some adjustments and got things back on an even keel going into the main break.
We certainly didn’t play our best footy and some of our connection from mids to forwards wasn’t great but yet we scored at 50% of entries. The 15 minute mark of the 3rd quarter was pivotal and we were able to get some stoppage ascendancy and score 3 quick goals off the back of some good centre bounce work.
We had to hang in hard in the last with Aaron Joseph unable to return and Jonty Scharenberg feeling ill for half the quarter. We dug deep and got to the line and should’ve put the game to bed but missed some easy shots on goal.
Great win against a real quality team with plenty on the line. Next up - West Adelaide Wednesday night.
GLENELG 11.13 (79) def. STURT 10.10 (70)
ROUND 4 - ACH GROUP STADIUM, FRIDAY ARPIL 19, 1:30PM
To underpin this statement, the players have 5 agreed and shared behaviours or actions, that they believe will not only give life to our trademark, but also help us win games and become a great team.
Every game, each player votes for a team-mate that they believe displayed these traits the best for the day. The player with the most peer votes earns the “trademark award”
This is more highly valued by the players, than awards decided by Coaches because their team-mates have cast the votes.
Scott suffered a broken radius after landing heavily in a marking contest late in the fourth quarter, where he was taken to hospital and underwent surgery on Sunday night.
He is expected to miss at least 6 weeks.
For the majority of the game we were outplayed and although the stats and our KPI’s look good, there were certain fundamental areas of the game where South were too good.
Their key forwards gave us some headaches, their backs defended well and then ran hard forward in attack. But we hung in, adjusted a few things structurally and showed our fitness is really strong and fought it out right to the 100th minute. The last quarter was a great example of our capability if we combine work rate and game plan and gives us confidence as a group.
Jesse white was superb in the ruck and voted by his peers as our best.
Congratulations to Brad Crabb on reaching 200 games and all the best for the remainder of the season. This Friday we take on Sturt at ACH Group stadium and need all our members and supporters to ride us home again.
GLENELG 10.10 (70), SOUTH ADELAIDE 9.16 (70)
SATURDAY APRIL 13, ACH GROUP STADIUM, 10:30AM
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The second half was much the same as the first. Norwood played a very organised and structured style of play and spread hard and fast in offence. Our players were also implementing a positive style of football and beginning the show understanding of transition run from offence to defence. The ability to win the contested ball and then release supportive outside runners was also positive and progressive sign.
Players’ impact on the game came and went, with more consistent performers being Beau McRae and Jesse Boag down back with their composed possessions and skill execution, Sam Wormald and Reid Kullers ability to win contested football around stoppages, Riley Holders willingness to shoulder the bulk of the ruck and Callum Parks run and creativity on the wing.
Round 2 we played South Adelaide, who were coming off a big round 1 win. The first and a second halves were at either end of the spectrum.
The first half saw our ability to wing contested football, hunt the ground balls, spread in offence and our disposal efficiency all at levels and standards we look to set. This resulted in controlled possession and scoreboard pressure.
The second half we fell away from our standards and organisation, letting South Adelaide back into the match. To the players credit, they were able to hang on in a scrappy affair late in the last to secure a close victory.
We now move on to play the ladder leaders and undefeated Woodville West Torrens.
In what was a quick 1st quarter we managed to score without playing great footy in a tough physical start to the game. The 2nd produced some our better footy even though the Crows scored and probably won the quarter. I still felt we were applying pressure and hitting in at the contest and scrounged a couple of goals to stay in front.
The stoppages were a concern at half time and we tried some things to adjust and rectify the problem. We had some immediate affect in the centre bounces and managed to defend stoppages well even though we were really outsized and out-classed at ball ups.
The second half produced 11 goals and some of our most efficient ball use on the back of great team shape and defence. Liam McBean got the lick of the ice cream with 9 goals but without Jesse white shouldering the ruck we wouldn’t have been able to keep him deep. He was well supported by Scott Reynolds and Hosie who cleared out at the right times. I also thought our backs were solid and worked well as a group to repel attacks
Overall, a strong willed effort against a good Crows outfit
This week we look forward to hunting the league leaders South Adelaide at home
GLENELG 18.7 (115) def. ADELAIDE 9.8 (62)
GOALS: McBean 9, Reynolds 3, Hosie 2, Gregson, Koster, Scott, White
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ACH GROUP STADIUM, 10AM, SATURDAY 6 APRIL
BY ZAC MILBANK
Norwood snatched a last-gasp five-point win against a desperate Glenelg to kick off its year of redemption at The Parade on Friday night.
Trailing for the majority of the evening, the Redlegs showed off their poise at critical moments in a tense final term, kicking 4.6 to the Bays’ 1.5.
The visitors led by a handy 13-point margin 15 minutes into the final term when elusive forward Lachlan Hosie snapped a behind near the top of the goal square.
Norwood – led by a dominant Lewis Johnston with 37 disposals – then ran the ball the length of the ground before Ed Smart marked on the lead and converted his tough set shot from 40m out near the boundary line.
Just two minutes later, Matthew Panos stepped up to nail an impressive long-range goal from outside 50m to put his side within a point.
An outstanding piece of ruckwork by premiership bigman Sam Baulderstone then put Dom Barry in prime position to snap truly from 30m and give the hosts the lead 21 minutes into the final term.
Glenelg refused to concede it was done yet though, with returning utility Brad Agnew – spending more time through the midfield – took a strong chest mark only to see his set shot touched on the line for a behind.
A desperate lunging spoil from Tiger Luke Reynolds allowed former skipper Andrew Bradley to snap on goal but the narrow miss ensured the final margin would remain at five points, with Norwood backman Mitch Wilkins taking an important defensive mark seconds later to ice the contest.
It wasn’t pretty for the Redlegs – they had 69 more disposals, 22 more inside 50m entries, eight more clearances and five more scoring shots – yet only won by less than a goal.
But coach Jarrod Cotton will be satisfied with the premiership points given the rust in his team’s performance.
Dual Magarey Medallist Mitch Grigg was again influential for the Redlegs, notching two goals and 33 disposals while Matthew Nunn and Declan Hamilton also worked hard through the middle and half-forward.
The absence of captain Jace Bode after half-time was also a factor for Norwood, with the skipper leaving the ground at the 20-minute mark of the third term with a dislocated shoulder. Early diagnosis is that Bode may miss 1-2 weeks in recovery.
Despite the loss, there were plenty of positives for Glenelg, including its efficiency with ball in hand amid the slippery conditions.
Midfield recruit Luke Partington kicked a gutsy goal in close during the first term to go with his team-high 26 disposals while 18-year-old AFL Draft prospect Will Gould played like he belonged at the level to rack up 24 touches on debut.
Entrusted with the Tigers’ kick-ins, Gould was able to handle the tough stuff physically while also use his ranging kick to positive affect.
Tiger forward Josh Scott was his hard-working self at centre-half forward, finshing with 20 disposals and 2.2 while former Swan Jesse White had an entertaining battle in the ruck with Baulderstone, with the two giants earning 39 disposals and 19 clearances between them.
Norwood will now face Central at X Convenience Oval in Round 2 while Glenelg will host Adelaide at ACH Group Stadium next Friday night.
NORWOOD 1.3 3.6 5.9 9.15 (69)
GLENELG 2.4 4.4 8.5 9.10 (64)
LEADING DISPOSALS – Norwood: L. Johnston 37, Grigg 33, Nunn 28, Hamilton, Panos 25, McKenzie 24, Baulderstone 21, Shenton 20.
Glenelg: Partington 26, Gould 24, Scott 20, Bradley 19, Scharenberg, White 18.
GOALS – Norwood: Grigg 2, Bampton, Barry, Baulderstone, Hamilton, Panos, Smart, Szust.
Glenelg: Motlop, Scott 2, Gregson, Hosie, McBean, Partington, Reynolds.
FRIDAY MARCH 29, 4:50PM, COOPERS STADIUM
Last year we had a glimpse of what is possible with hard work, discipline and a genuine belief in each other and winning our last six rounds by playing hard committed football. This has created an air of excitement about the 2019 season and an increased level of expectation in what success looks like for the Glenelg Football Club.
As always there will be plenty of challenges across the year, however a lot of work has been done in the last 12 months to ensure we embrace these challenges and continue to improve, remaining focused on our ultimate goal.
There is no bigger challenge in the SANFL than playing Norwood at the Parade, and what a way for us to launch the season by making the trek out there this Friday night. As supporters and members let’s do our bit by making the effort to get to the game and provide a powerful “Black & Gold” presence and strong support for the boys and ultimately help us come away with a win and perfect start to the year.
You may also have read in today’s paper that the SANFL Clubs are united in ensuring any SANFL player that may be picked up by Port Adelaide Football Club or the Adelaide Football Club in the new mid-season rookie draft be retained by their SANFL Club. Whilst we accept the player would be required to train with the AFL club if rookie drafted. We believe that they should be released to their SANFL Club to play if not selected for senior AFL duty. We will continue to work with the other SANFL clubs and the SANFL to ensure the best result is achieved for the SANFL competition.
If you haven’t joined up as a GFC member please do it today, your support is critical to enable us to continue to grow and improve as a club.
Bring on Norwood Friday night and the 2019 season.
Go the bays.
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The night was a chance to present our new Captain and recruits, recognise our 2019 Partners and unveil the new-look locker rooms to the 2019 playing group.
Club Captain Chris Curran was presented the famous number 5 guernsey by club legend and newly elected board Member, Peter Carey. Our 2019 recruits were also presented their playing guernseys by Senior Coach, Mark Stone.
This presentation was followed by the presentation of Players to their 2019 Player Sponsors, a highlight of each year's Season Launch.
A special presentation then followed in the changerooms, where the new-look locker area was unveiled to the playing group. The new area, with the help of the Past Players group now boasts a striking and symbolic presence, with the rich history of players before them etched onto each locker. Chairman of the Past Players and officials committee Keith Kulmann gave a resounding speech to the playing group about the names that were in the room and what playing for Glenelg meant to him.
Bill started out as timekeeper in Glenelg's junior grades in 1973. In League ranks between 1976 and 2018 Bill was timekeeper for 938 premiership games for his beloved Tigers - he only missed a handful of games in that time in 1998 due to heart surgery.
Glenelg has played 1893 League Premiership games in its 98-year history, which means Bill was just short of officiating at half the games the Tigers have ever played. The Bays also played 73 Escort Cup, Foundation Cup, Wills Cup and Foster's Cup night games between 1976-93, so that incredibly lifts his tally to more than 1000 games.
The Holst Family have been an integral part the GFC Family for many decades now, with Bill’s son David representing the Tigers for 190 games between 1975 and 1985.
Bill was awarded Glenelg Life Membership in 1991 for his outstanding service to the Club, which continued beyond another 25 years.
The Glenelg Football Club extends its sympathies to the Holst Family at this difficult time.
1 McBean, Liam
2 Scharenberg, Jonty
4 Joseph, Aaron
5 Curran, Chris
6 Agnew, Brad
7 Reynolds, Luke
8 Motlop, Marlon
10 Partington, Luke
11 Bradley, Andrew
12 Chalmers, Elliot
13 Betterman, Finn
14 McCarthy, Brad
15 Scott, Josh
16 Gregson, Cory
18 White, Jesse
19 Proud, Max
20 Hosie, Lachlan
23 Close, Brad
24 Schott, Tom
26 Kelly-Mansell, Rulla
29 Virgin, Michael
31 Gould, Will
34 Slade, Todd
36 Martini, Alex
44 Koster, Josh
45 Nicholson, Carl
9 Bailey, Darcy
17 Milera, Ian
27 Baldwin, Kaine
30 Feely, Tom
33 McDermott, Tom
35 Carmody, Declan
37 Yates, Jack
38 Leck, Nick
39 Searle, Brady
40 Kerrish, Seb
41 Davis, Sam
46 Boyle, Harry
47 Carney, Tynan
49 Le Cornu, Darcy
50 Potter, Brad
51 Schreiber, Seb
52 Gamble, Cory
53 Symonds, Clay
54 Cheesman, Oliver
55 Lovelock, Oscar
56 Horsnell, Cooper
57 DiSotto, Lucas
60 Emmett, Alex
Glenelg vs West Adelaide @ City Mazda Stadium, 6:30pm
Seven-year-old Enzo was born with the rapid-ageing condition Progeria, which has no cure and generally reduces life expectancy to about 14 years. Enzos' parents, Catherina and Percy, started 'Team Enzo' to help fund Enzo’s medical and therapeutic costs. Donations will also help fund Enzo’s travel costs to Boston, USA, to participate in life changing clinical trials run by the Progeria Research Foundation.
St Mary's Memorial School and the wider community are raising money for Team Enzo towards his medical trip to Boston in September this year. On the last day of Term 1, Friday 12th April, every $1000 raised a teacher or a Glenelg football player (Josh Scott) will shave or colour their hair.
To dontate to Team Enzo and help him get to Boston, head to the fundraising page. All donations are tax deductable.
For more information about Team Enzo, click HERE
You can follow the videos from the event on the "Team Enzo" Facebook Page!
17 Milera, I
Newly elected City of Holdfast Bay Mayor, Amanda Wilson commented on the evolving landscape of the Glenelg Football Club and its presence in the community.
"it's great to see the focus on a real family friendly environment. Not just to watch the football, but to be able to come and spend time eating and having kids play on the oval as well.
Over the years, football clubs such as ours have experienced significant changes both in core values and the manner in which we operate. We have cast aside that ‘blokey’ image to one of inclusivity. Women now play a pivotal role within the Club through operational structures and support base – a role which is unquestioned, respected and appreciated. That role is here to stay.
We recognise a number of ‘firsts’ on this special day:
First elected female City of Holdfast Bay Mayor and first female Club Patron
First female GFC Board Member
First GFCW Captain and first female player to have player picket at the oval following 1107 male players. We believe Cassie is the first SANFL female player to be honoured in such a way
In addition to the above we also have:
The above list is not all encompassing – suffice to say that the Glenelg Football Club cannot exist without valued female support and involvement. It is best summarised by Board Member Catherine Sayer who said:
“Women play a crucial role across the whole of the Glenelg Football Club. The strong emergence of women’s football at the club shows the interest women have in football both on and off the field.
"Having said that, it is important to acknowledge that the women involved in the club are there on merit and are the best people for the job they hold."
To celebrate the collective role which Women perform in our Club, we offer all GFC Female Members a complimetary glass of house champagne when you visit the Glenelg Club on International Women's Day - Friday March 8, 2019.
The program will be uniquely different to any mainstream football development program. Whilst skill development remains a fundamental focus, there will be a strong emphasis on life skill development and providing regular educational workshops in areas such as goal setting, workload management, values and trademarks, building resilience, diet & nutrition, injury prevention and recovery.
Academy Manager and Club League Director, Justin Scripps said creating the Academy concept is critical to sustaining our long term League team success and building our culture.
“Our vision is to invest more time and resources into developing a best practice football development program so we can increase the depth of juniors reaching their potential and experience a long and successful League career.
"Over the years we’ve had a strong depth of players drafted into the AFL but have been starved of League premiership success. This program will give ourselves every opportunity to build a strong foundation for the future."
The new Tigers Academy was launched today with the first trial day at Sacred Heart College, which combined skill and fitness testing across the three age groups.
Chairman’s Address: Nick Chigwidden
Nick highlighted the Club’s progress in recording a profit for the third consecutive year, encouraging football results under Mark Stone’ guidance and debt reduction.
Justin Scripps and Peter Carey were appointed to the Board for two year term.
Presented by CEO Glenn Elliott
Warwick Lumbers (accepted by his son, Ben Lumbers)
AJ Wadham Club Person of the Year
Coach Presentation: Mark Stone
Mark gave an insight to player behaviour, improvement and expectations. The meeting concluded with an audio/visual presentation.
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.
L-R: BROOKE TREVENA (DEPUTY VICE-CAPTAIN), TESS MORCOM, CHARLOTTE DAWE
Brooke Trevena (Deputy-Vice Captain) and Charlotte Dawe return leadership roles again in 2019, with Tess Morcom also joing the group.
Glenelg Women's Coach Jason Fairall said the group's election is an exciting prospect leading into season 2019.
"This off-season and pre-season has been super in important for us to re-define what we stand for, to drive elite standards and make sure our behaviours support them."
"Cass, Ellie, Brooke, Tess and Charlie have all played very important roles in building the platform, leading the way for their team mates and constantly striving for improvement."
"It is more than fitting that they lead the way for us in 2019."
After a 1 point win in their recent trial match against Sturt, the team's focus is now on their 2nd trial against West Adelaide on Saturday February 2nd at City Mazda Stadium.
Round 1 of the SANFL Statewide Super Women's League kicks off for the Tigers on Friday February 15 against South Adelaide at Flinders University Stadium from 5:20pm. Entry is FREE.
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BY ZAC MILBANK
Glenelg is forging ahead under new Women’s Coach Jason Fairall, with the Tigers hitting the 2019 Statewide Super Women’s League with plenty of renewed enthusiasm.
Coming off a bottom-placed finish last year, the Bays have overhauled their list with the majority of new players originating from the club’s local area.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, Fairall said he was excited to see the new breed of players develop this year, with key recruits including Caitlin Gould (Happy Valley) and Morphettville Park pair Chelsea Packer and Ellen Fauser.
Glenelg has lost the on-field experience of veterans Lexi Edwards and Angela Moritz but in a positive, they are remaining at Brighton Road as assistant coaches.
Edwards has retired while Moritz has joined Sam Allan on the sidelines for 2019 with a long-term knee injury.
The Tigers will open their Statewide Super League campaign with a contest against competition newcomer Woodville-West Torrens on Friday February 15 at Flinders University Stadium.
Saturday February 2nd vs West Adelaide
City Mazda Stadium, 10:00am
Friday March 8th vs North Adelaide
Thebarton Oval, 7:20pm
Saturday March 16th vs West Adelaide
City Mazda Stadium, 1:10pm
Peter Anderson played 81 games for Glenelg between 1972-75 and was full back in the 1973 premiership team. In all he played 224 league games and kicked 137 goals for North Adelaide, Glenelg and Woodville between 1964-78. The Glenelg Football Club passes it condolences to Peter's wife Annie and extended family.
All Memberships can still be purchased online during this time, please note that any merchandise orders received after Tuesday 18th December will not be fulfilled until the Club re-opens on Monday 7th December.
The Glenelg Football Club would like to wish all our Members & supporters a happy and safe Christmas. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year for a big 2019!
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The Tigers will kick-off season 2019 under lights against Norwood at Cooper’s Stadium on Friday March 29.
Good Friday Footy is back home in 2019! We take on Sturt in a twilight blockbuster on Friday April 19 at ACH Group Stadium.
Plenty of practice with the yellow ball in 2019, with 4 of our first 5 games played under lights (3 night & 1 twilight). Two of these will be at ACH Group Stadium which includes our Twilight Good Friday Clash.
Our girls will be in action at ACH Group Stadium for the first time in 2019. 4 matches are locked in at home which also align with the Men’s home game fixture, meaning Men’s & Women’s Triple Headers!
Along with 4 scheduled home games at Glenelg, The Statewide Super Women’s League Grand Final will also be held at ACH Group Stadium on Sunday May 26.
View the full 2019 SANFL Statewide Super League Fixture HERE
By ZAC MILBANK
Glenelg has locked in the homecoming of skillful utility Cory Gregson, with the delisted Geelong forward targeting a Round 1 start with the Tigers in 2019.
Struck down by a debilitating foot injury which restricted him to 39 AFL games with the Cats in four seasons, Gregson revealed he has resumed running since his latest bout of surgery in July.
The talented 22-year-old said he's encouraged by his progress given he is pain free during, and after, each running session in the past month.
After playing five League matches with the Bays in 2014, the former gymnast burst on to the elite scene by playing 20 games with Geelong in 2015 after being selected at pick No.47 in the AFL Draft.
But he has since been restricted due to the navicular bone in his left foot, resulting in him being released by the Cats in September.
Measuring in at 175cm and 79kg, he is now refreshed and excited to spend more time in the midfield under Bays coach Mark Stone.
Even while playing in the VFL for the Cats, Gregson was chiefly stationed inside attacking 50m but he is likely to be used for longer around the centre square upon his return to Brighton Road.
Now set to start his off-field career as a carpenter, Gregson is looking forward to playing alongside fellow midfield recruit Luke Partington as well as good mates such as Elliot Chalmers, Matt Snook, co-captain Andrew Bradley and 2018 best-and-fairest Max Proud.
His signature adds to those of Partington, key forward Liam McBean, defender Brad Agnew and Launceston utility Rulla Kelly-Mansell in a promising off-season for the Tigers.
Notice is hereby given to all members pursuant to the Constitutions of the Clubs that the Annual General Meeting of the Glenelg Footballers’ Club Inc. will be held at 7:30pm on Monday, 25 February 2019 at the Glenelg Football Club, Brighton Road, Glenelg followed immediately, at approximately 7:45pm by the Annual General Meeting of the Glenelg Football Club Inc.
Two (2) positions on the Board of Directors of the Glenelg Football Club Inc. will become vacant and nominations from 2018 financial members to fill these positions are now invited. Nominations must be made on the official form obtainable from the Club office and must be proposed and seconded by two (2) financial members of the Club and returned to and in the possession of the Chief Executive Officer no later than 5pm on Monday, 10 December 2018. If necessary, voting for the above positions will be conducted prior to the AGM on Monday, 25 February 2019.
G Elliott, Chief Executive Officer
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The Glenelg Football Club is pleased to announce the signing of versatile Tasmanian, Rulla Kelly-Mansell for season 2019. Kelly-Mansell joins the Tigers from Launceston in the Tasmanian Football League, where he has spent the past two seasons under former Glenelg midfielder, Sam Lonergan.
The 26 year old looks set to add depth off the half-back line, with the ability to push out to a wing or up to half-forward when required.
"We are really happy to have Rulla join us and are excited by what he add to our squad with his hard run and penetrating kick." Tigers Coach Mark Stone said.
"He is training ahead of schedule to get to know the players and is driven to make his mark in this competition."
Kelly-Mansell joins new recruit and former West Coast Eagle Luke Partington at The Bays alongside Liam McBean and Brad Agnew, both returning in season 2019 after spending this year overseas.
By ZAC MILBANK
Glenelg has secured the signature of promising midfielder Luke Partington, who will return to SANFL ranks in 2019.
Delisted by AFL club West Coast after playing six matches in three seasons for the Eagles, Partington settled on the Bays after being courted by at least four SANFL clubs.
''Going to school at Immanuel, it’s the place I really wanted to live. I already have relationships with a lot of the guys here, it’s a great spot to come in a play footy. Mark is a very experienced coach with great ideas, with a great team of coaches and support staff. Glenelg is the Club that really suits me best.'' said Partington, who was selected at pick No.28 in the 2015 AFL National Draft.
The 21-year-old - who was SA U18 vice-captain in 2015 - proved to be an extremely consistent and durable performer in the WAFL, averaging more than 24 disposals in 46 matches for the Eagles' feeder club East Perth.
This year, Partington was joint-winner of East Perth's best-and-fairest award with former Glenelg junior Matt Allen while also polling the most votes for the Royals at the 2018 Sandover Medal.
Originally from Tumby Bay on the Eyre Peninsula, Partington came through Port Adelaide's talent programs before transferring to Norwood in 2015 following SANFL's boundary redistribution of development zones.
As an 18-year-old, Partington - an Immanuel College graduate - played six SANFL League matches for the Redlegs in 2015, including the Elimination Final loss to Central District.
Measuring in at 181cm and 77kg, Partington is considered to be a ball-carrying midfielder, who can also gain possession on the inside of the contest.
''We’re thrilled to have Luke at the Club. We targeted him not only as a quality footballer with experience at AFL level, but as a kid with great character and strong values that will fit into our squad really well. We think he’s going to be a long-term player for us and a strong leader who will really boost our midfield.'' Glenelg coach Mark Stone said.
Partington's presence adds to the highly-anticipated returns of key forward Liam McBean and reliable defender Brad Agnew, who will again don the black and goal next year after spending this season travelling overseas.
Glenelg under-18 footballer Adam Beaumont has made it all the way from Adelaide to Melbourne in his stunning tribute to his mum, who passed away last year. Training starts soon for the Tigers' 2019 season and you can bet Adam will be fit enough! He ended up at the MCG having ridden with close mates Matt and Adam 1000 km via the Great Ocean Road in nine days. His mum, Sharon, an avid Tigers supporter, was just 51 when she passed away with pancreatic cancer. Adam, who has played with Glenelg since the under-13s and was an under-16 premiership player, rode to raise money for the Pancare Foundation. Thursday, November 15 is World Pancreatic Cancer Day and we reckon it's time to celebrate that Adam incredibly has raised more than $32,000 to create awareness of pancreatic cancer, research early-detection techniques and develop treatments. And it's not too late to help. Adam's Go Fund Raise Page can be found HERE
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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