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.
To view the 2018 Annual Report online: CLICK HERE
To View the 2018 Annual Financial Summary & Financial Report: CLICK HERE
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.
Click HERE to view the full GFCW 2019 fixture
Anybody wishing for more information or to discuss these positions futher, please contact Reception on 8294 5333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Glenelg Football Club highly values the effort and work of all volunteers across all aspects of the Club.
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
(Pictured: Glenelg Football Club President Nick Chigwidden, Senior Coach Mark Stone, ACH Group Acting CEO Trudy Sutton & Glenelg Player Liam McBean)
The announcement coincides with news the club’s coach Mark Stone has extended his contract to include the 2019-20 season. The club is also happy to acknowledge the signing of Liam McBean and Brad Agnew.
Glenelg Football Club Chief Executive Officer Glenn Elliott said the naming rights partnership would further strengthen the relationship between ACH Group and the Glenelg Football Club.
“Now established at the Glenelg Oval precinct, this exciting announcement confirms ACH Group’s long-term commitment to the local area,” Mr Elliott said. “As with ACH Group, Glenelg Football Club is a local not-for-profit entity with an established presence since its foundation in 1920. The Club promotes sporting participation leading to healthier lifestyles for South Australians of all ages.”
Mr Elliott said the Club was pleased to announce that Gliderol Garage Doors will continue its sponsorship with another agreement spanning two years.
“Continuing on from the existing 10-year agreement, Gliderol’s commitment to the club has been exceptional and for this to be extended for a total of 12 years is another positive move forward for the club and its supporters.”
Gliderol Managing Director Ben Lumbers said Gliderol enjoyed a strong relationship with the club and was looking forward to continuing its support.
Congratulations to our winners on the day:
3rd Place: Paul Stone, Tony Lynch, Luke Boyd (58)
2nd Place: Aceit Couriers Team 1 - Chris Geddie, Matt Lake, Brett Grove (57.7)
1st Place: Peter Jeffery, Ross Gibbs, David Marshall (57)
The Golf Day committee would like to thank all of our sponsors of the day, without whom the day would not be a success. Thank you also to all who donated items for the day and to all the volunteers and staff for their help in ensuring the day ran smoothly.
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Curran enjoyed a stellar year down back, taking more marks than any other player in the league (160), whilst Ken Farmer Medal Runner-up Josh Scott was named at Centre Half Forward after kicking 35 goals this season.
South Adelaide Ruckman Keegan Brooksby was named Captain of the side, with Norwood Coach Jarrod Cotton as Coach.
Players were selected on their form across the entire minor round, with AFL-listed players eligible for Macca’s League finals also considered eligible for The Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year.
This year’s team was selected by SANFL’s Adam Kelly, Tom Hurley and Zac Milbank, Channel 7’s Mark Soderstrom and The Advertiser’s Chief SANFL Writer, Warren Partland.
For more information on the team and selection CLICK HERE
MVP – Ben Ridgway
Development Award – Beau Symonds
MVP – Archie Lovelock
Development Award – Hayden Brokensha
MVP – Hunter Window
Development Award – Jake Swanson
SANFL Medallion – Hunter Window
Best and Fairest – Cooper Horsnell
Runner-Up Best and Fairest – Kaine Baldwin
Players Choice MVP – Cooper Horsnell
Best and Fairest = Adrian Corso
Runner Up Best and Fairest = Tex Dowdell
Players M.V.P = Adrian Corso
Best Team Man = Tex Dowdell
Junior E R Curnow Award - Tom McDermott
Proud enjoyed an outstanding year down back, tasked each week with the opposition's no.1 forward. Despite this challenge, Max still averaged 17 disposals a game across his 18 games this season, all whilst holding his opponent to the minimum.
Senior Coach Mark Stone paid tribute to Max's reliability and consistency, acknowledging that when his name was put on the whiteboard each week, "You just know exactly what you're going to get from him."
Max's award was one of many Senior Awards given at Thursday's count, the full list of award winners on the night is listed below.
Stan Wickham Trophy for Most Outstanding Junior: WILL GOULD
Reserves Players Trademark Award: TIM MACKENZIE
GFC Best First Year Player: BRAD CLOSE
RESERVES BEST & FAIREST: TIM MACKENZIE
GFCW Best Team Player: CASS HARTLEY, ELLIE KELLOCKI (TIE)
GFCW CLUB CHAMPION: ELLIE KELLOCK
Junior Curnow Award: TOM MCDERMOTT
Senior Curnow Award Winner: MAX PROUD
Elsie Gleghorn Players Trademark Award: JOSH SCOTT
Leage Leading Goal Kicker: JOSH SCOTT
Snouts Louts Perpetual Award: MATTHEW SNOOK
Ossie Ames League Most Improved: ELLIOT CHALMERS
R E Campbell Best Team Man: CHRIS CURRAN
J H ELLERS BEST & FAIREST: MAX PROUD
How about this for some Football Royalty! Check out Club Legends Graham Cornes, Peter Carey & Neil Kerley in some SANFL "Carpool Karaoke". This clip was one in a series of videos featuring club legends from other SANFL clubs singing (questionably) their theme songs. Brilliant Viewing! Not sure about Cornsey's driving here either...
Glenelg under-18 footballer Adam Beaumont is riding to the MCG in a tribute to his mum, Sharon, an avid Tigers supporter who passed away last year.
Sharon, who was just 51, had pancreatic cancer. Adam, who has played with Glenelg since the under-13s and was an under-16 premiership player, will ride with three close mates 1000 km via the Great Ocean Road to the MCG in nine days in October. His aim is to raise money for the Pancare Foundation to try to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer, to research early-detection techniques and develop treatments.
You can help Adam made a difference by going to Facebook page Shaz's Ride to Cure. The Go Fund Raise Page is on
Read more about Adam's story HERE
The Glenelg Football Club is proud to announce the induction of club great Harry Kernahan into the West End SA Football Hall of Fame.
One of only 17 “Greats of Glenelg” and Father of Glenelg Hall of Famer Stephen, Harry played 176 games for Glenelg between 1959-65, and again between 1969-71. The strong-bodied ruckman captained the Tigers in 1964-65, also notching up 10 State Games in a brilliant playing career. Harry returned as General Manager for 14 years through the 70’s and 80’s, a time in which Glenelg won 3 of its 4 Premierships.
Fellow SA football legends Graham Cornes & Neil Kerley once described Kernahan as a “powerful force” and a “tough, dependable competitor who has left and enormous legacy.”
Harry Kernahan was inducted to the West End SA Football Hall of Fame alongside fellow inductees Darren Smith (Port Adelaide) and Peter Vivian (Central District).
Members of Harry’s family were in attendance to accept his induction in his honour, including Sons Stephen, Gary and David.
Monday 10th September, Glenelg Football Club: President's Room (Upstairs)
Under 16 & Under 18 Teams - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday 12th September, Glenelg Primary School Hall:
Under 13 Development Squad, Tiger League & Interzone Presentations
Under 14 & 15 Development Squad - 7.30pm
Please free to stay for dinner/drinks over at the Club before & after presentation events!
Chris was the winner of our "best dressed" competition at our Round 18 Retro Round game against Adelaide. Thanks to all those who helped us "bring back the 80's and those who attended the Bay Disco!
Our Reserves side are fired up for the all-important Qualifying Final this Saturday 1st September at Coopers Stadium in their clash against North Adelaide.
A narrow loss to the Roosters in Round 17 has made our reserves side hungry to even the playing field and score a spot in the Semi Final next week.
Get down to Coopers Stadium and help our boys fight their way through their finals campaign.
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The Glenelg Football Club invites you to join us in celebrating season 2018 at the JH Ellers & ER Curnow Best & Fairst Awards, to be held at Morphettville Racecourse on Thursday September 13. Tickets are available NOW at $65 pp (2 course meal). For bookings please contact Reception on 8294 5333 or firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVP by Friday 7 September.
Congratulations to this week's Split 50/50 Raffle winner, Richard Jolly. Richard took home a cool $1241 from a total prize pool of $2482. Thank you to all who took part in Split 50/50 raffle this year, see you again in 2019!
Glenelg strung together its sixth win in succession after a dramatic five-point win against Sturt at Gliderol Stadium.
Classy Tiger Marlon Motlop produced the match-winning goal with less than 30 seconds left on the clock to snatch victory against the finals-bound Double Blues.
Leading for the majority of the contest after a productive five-goal second term, the Bays looked done when Sturt’s Josh Hone goaled on the run from 30m, stretching the lead to eight points, 22 minutes into the final term.
But it took less than two minutes for the hosts to reply when Josh Scott booted his second major from a 45m set shot after receiving a free kick.
With the deficit just two points, Glenelg’s Carl Nicholson had the chance to put his side in front when he took an overhead mark 30m from goal directly in front.
Nicholson missed his simple set shot but as Sturt’s Guy Page kicked the ball in, he was penalised for booting the ball over the line of the goal square, causing a stoppage just 10m from goal.
Tenacious Tiger Matt Snook managed to farm out a contested handball to Motlop, who snapped the ball around his body from 15m to put his side back in front.
As the players headed back to the centre square the final siren sounded, causing wild celebrations amongst the black and gold faithful in the outer.
Glenelg made the most of Sturt being severely restricted with its bench rotations, as the visitors looked to take no risks with a host of players they are wishing to prime for next Sunday’s Qualifying Final against the Eagles.
As forward Mark Evans – who kicked two first term majors – claimed the Ken Farmer Medal as the competition’s leading goal kicker, the Double Blues were also dealing with injuries to premiership players Fraser Evans (ankle), Aidan Riley (slight hamstring), Jack Stephens (cork) and John Greenslade (ankle).
Of those, Evans’ ankle is the most concerning, with the Jack Oatey Medallist – who was using crutches after the final siren – to get scans to determine the extent of his ailment.
In brighter news for the reigning premier, Shane McAdam returned to his early season form with four goals, including a genuine contender for Statewide Super Mark of the Year when he soared high over his opponent to take an overhead grab.
The Bays, who will finish sixth with nine wins and nine losses, will take several positives from the victory, with Snook and Nicholson productive in the midfield and ruckman Jesse White finishing the season strongly with 21 disposals and 22 hit outs.
GLENELG 3.3 8.5 10.6 13.7 (85)
STURT 5.4 6.6 8.9 11.14 (80)
LEADING DISPOSALS – Glenelg: Snook 32, Nicholson 31, Motlop 23, Sawford 22, White, Woolard 21, Curran 20, Schott 18.
Sturt: Kirkwood 31, Colquhoun, Battersby 29, Crocker 23, M. Evans 21, Harms, J. Hone 17.
GOALS – Glenelg: Scott, Uebergang, Reynolds, Motlop, I. Milera 2, Hosie, Snook, Bailey.
Sturt: McAdam 4, Taggert 3, M. Evans 2, Hone, Dodd.
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We started a bit flat this week and although conditions were blustery we turned the ball over 7 times in our D50.
We were lucky the crows didn’t punish us kicking 2.4 from those turnovers. Fortunately we only had 1 more for the game.
The rain came down hard in the 2nd quarter creating a stoppage game and the crows were better in this area of the game and we relied on scoring from turnovers to lead at half time.
Our structures in front and behind the ball from then on were really sound and we were able to control the game.
It was a very even performance across the board and a weight of numbers contribution even though there were players with multiple goals.
After losing Jonty Scharenberg in the 1st 30 seconds of the game with a knee, the players ability to dig in and run against a very good crows midfield, will greatly benefit the development of our midfield.
This week we face another team with a good midfield in Sturt and we look forward to taking on a top 3 team at gliderol stadium.
BY ZAC MILBANK
Glenelg won its fifth match in succession with a straight-shooting 57-point win against Adelaide at Gliderol Stadium.
Despite being without the suspended Josh Scott for the second match in a row, the Tigers spread the scoring load as forwards Luke Reynolds, Lachie Hosie and Ian Milera each booted four goals.
And it was the Bays’ impressive accuracy which gave it the platform to springboard from after heading to the first break on level terms despite having five less scoring shots.
With midfielder Jonty Scharenberg sidelined by a first-term knee injury leaving them one man short for the majority of the contest, the hosts kicked 15.6 to Adelaide’s 6.3 over the final three quarters to engineer a clinical victory.
But it was to no avail though, as South Adelaide’s upset win against the Eagles at Woodville snuffing out any faint hopes Mark Stone’s men had of sneaking into the top five.
There was still a lot to like for the Tiger faithful though, particularly the form of midfielder Ben Sawford, who racked up 39 disposals, six tackles and a goal to continue his impressive late-season form.
The former Magpie – who was troubled by a thigh strain during the mid-part of the year – was back to his best in the centre square, with his long and direct pass inside 50m to Reynolds on the verge of three quarter-time indicative of his impact.
Defenders Chris Curran and Max Proud again played their part in keeping the opposition under the 70-point barrier while Elliot Chalmers backed up his impressive performance against North in Round 17 with another nine marks.
Former Collingwood bigman Jesse White has also improved his contribution significantly in the latter part of the season as he revels in the role of leading the ruck.
White – who kicked a nice goal off a step from 45m in the opening term – finished with 21 disposals, four tackles, 22 hitouts and seven inside 50s in his best game for Glenelg.
Exciting young midfielder Brad Close also made an encouraging return to the Macca’s League from a knee injury to compile 12 disposals, 10 tackles and a goal.
Losing veteran defender Andy Otten – who was a late call up to the AFL – before the bounce didn’t help matters for the Crows, who had few genuine four-quarter contributors.
Midfield trio Cam Ellis-Yolmen, Sam Gibson and Pat Wilson collected a staggering 112 disposals between them but it wasn’t enough for the injury-raved visitors to put up any meaningful resistance.
GLENELG 5.0 9.2 14.6 20.6 (126)
ADELAIDE 4.6 5.6 8.6 10.9 (69)
LEADING DISPOSALS – Glenelg: Sawford 39, Curran 25, Nicholson 22, White, Snook 21, Proud, Bradley 20, Chalmers 19, Schott 17.
Adelaide: Ellis-Yolmen 40, Gibson 39, Wilson 33, Boyle 25, Signorello, Irlam 18, Fogarty, Poholke 17.
GOALS – Glenelg: Reynolds, Hosie, I. Milera 4, T. Milera 2, White, Nicholson, Uebergang, Close, Sawford, Motlop.
Adelaide: Davis 3, Connelly, Boyle, Gibson, Ellis-Yolmen, Wilson, Signorello, Jarman.
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BY ZAC MILBANK
Gutsy Glenelg made it four wins in a row and dented North Adelaide’s hopes of the finals double-chance with a hard-fought three-point win in testing conditions at Prospect Oval.
The Roosters, who fought back from 16 points down late in the third quarter, were attacking hard as the final siren sounded but agonisingly missed their chance to jump above Sturt into third spot on the ladder. But the win was another big step forward for Mark Stone’s Tigers, who mathematically remain a chance to snatch an unlikely spot in the finals, bravely hanging on for their seventh win of the season.
Chris Curran led the way from the back again, while fellow defenders Elliot Chalmers and Max Proud put their hands up in the final frantic moments to claim crucial, gutsy intercept marks. Jonty Scharenberg was outstanding all day and his long goal on the run in the last quarter proved critical, while hard-working Matthew Snook was in everything.
Rooster Callum Wilkie’s strong marking kept turning Glenelg out, while thumping left-footer Jarred Allmond earned 29 kicks. And just when it looked like the Tigers would stand firm and show what an improving outfit they are, the Roosters came thundering home, experienced Leigh Ryswyk goaling before Aidan Tropiano kicked truly at the 17-minute-mark of the final quarter. Tigers big man Jesse White’s desperate attempt to keep the ball out on the goal-line narrowly failed and the clash was set for a tense, desperate climax.
North’s hopes were hit with the loss of inspirational skipper Max Thring, likely to miss three weeks with a calf strain, while the Bays, having racked up successive wins against South, Port and West, were without in-form key forward Josh Scott (suspended).
Glenelg was on the board quickly when Terry Milera, who went into the clash with a remarkably accurate 29.7 for the season, threaded through a goal. The Bays had the better of it early but goals to skilful wingman Maris Olekalns and ball magnet Tropiano put the Roosters in front. An Ian Milera goal in time-on gave the Bays the narrowest of leads at the first break before the difficult conditions contributed to a battle of the defences early in the second term.
It took 10 minutes to break the scoring deadlock, Connor Rozee gifted a goal by a Glenelg turnover but suddenly the Tigers turned it on. Jesse White was having a big impact in ruck and with Snook and Ben Sawford working well at the stoppages, exciting forward Lachlan Hosie and Matt Uebergang banged on goals.
The Tigers did not make the most of the chances they were creating with Ian Milera, Snook, Hosie, Scharenberg and Uebergang all missing shots at goal before Hosie sank his second and Glenelg led 5.7 to 3.1. But a Rozee snap out of the pack that bounced through for a much-needed goal on the siren showed the Roosters were not finished with.
In the third quarter the Bays twice looked like they were working their way towards a win but goals to Terry Milera and Hosie were both answered by the Roosters, first from a Tom Schwarz snapped goal out of nothing, then with a stunning angled shot from the pocket by Mark Quinn in time-on.
GLENELG 2.2 | 5.7 | 7.7 | 8.8 (56)
NORTH 2.1 | 4.2 | 6.3 | 8.5 (53)
Glenelg: Curran 27, Scharenberg 26, Snook 24, Chalmers 23, Sawford 21, Schott, Bailey 19.
North: Allmond 33, Wilkie 26, Spina 24, Ryswyk 20, Smith 19, Tropiano 18, Craig 17.
Glenelg: Hosie 3, T. Milera 2, I. Milera, Scharenberg, Uebergang.
North: Rozee, Tropiano 2, Olekalns, Quinn, Ryswyk, Schwarz.
Join us as we celebrate Retro Round on August 18: Get out your best retro kit and enjoy drinks and refreshments in the President's Room while the boys do battle on the field. Then stick around and party into the night as we bring back the "Bay Disco" dowstairs in the GFC bistro for one night only! This is NOT to be missed!
WEST ADELAIDE 8.13.61
We went into the West game expecting a tough tackling contest and that’s what we got. The 1st quarter was an arm wrestle but we were able to use the breeze well to score in Q2 while defending strongly to hold them to 0.4 for the term.
The 3rd quarter had some significant moments - Burgess went forward and caused some headaches with match ups and kicked 3.
An off the ball incident with sawford gifted us a goal and then Scott was pushed hard into Beech after he’d marked which resulted in a free and 50m penalty and certain goal. I felt like these things distracted us slightly and we needed to regroup.
I thought our last quarter was strong and ran out the game well against a very good running team.
To West Adelaide's credit, they were down to 1 rotation and played hard til the end.
Next week we take on North at prospect, another challenge we must face head on.
WEST ADELAIDE 9.7.61
Round 16 was always going to be a good clash between Glenelg and West Adelaide reserves. It was a close battle between the two sides but it would have to be said West played a better brand of football for the first half but failed to punish us on the scoreboard. We were wayward in front of the big sticks and even though we had more scoring shots still trailed by 5 points at the long break. To the players credit they listened to instructions and worked hard on the basics whilst also building the connectivity between the lines. The third term saw us again miss shots on goal but the endeavour was there and we felt like the game was ours to win if we could correct the goal kicking and balance all over the ground.
We adjusted at three quarter time and and got the game back on our terms in the last quarter. The main focus of score board pressure and intensity whilst making sure we had the right balance with moving the ball by hand and foot. We wrestled back momentum producing a scrappy congested last quarter. We drew level with West at the 6 minute mark of the final quarter and from there edged our way in front to hang on by 6 points. The final score of 9:13 will need to be rectified as we head towards finals to make sure we are the side hitting the scoreboard. We will take the win and get ready for North next Sunday at Prospect and will then have the quick follow up to play West again in the space of 12 days in a stand alone Friday night game.
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We didn’t start well and couldn’t execute our plans in the 1st quarter, and although we were out-played in most facets of the game, our efficiency with the ball gave us the lead at the break.
From the 2nd quarter on we played a better brand of footy and were able to improve our contest and defence.
Port beat us around the source of stoppage but our structures either side of the ball helped us minimise their scoring and set us up to rebound.
Overall our ball use was really pleasing and our forwards were able to capitalise on our height advantage inside 50.
Regardless of the various wins and losses across different areas of the game and various match ups, it was a great result to beat port at Alberton which is not easy to do.
We went to Alberton confident we could win but we set ourselves some goals with regards to playing team footy and to work on being seen as a disciplined side.
Our first quarter was average by our standards and we thought we over used the ball and went away from our basic fundamentals at times. After quarter time we refocused and played a controlled style of football that was pleasing. The ball movement improved as the game progressed and a real standout was our contested possession that was down last week.
We now prepare for what should be a fantastic contest with West Adelaide at home on Sunday.
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Luke Edwards (South Australia/Glenelg/Henley)
187cm 77kg DOB:12/01/2002
Composed and versatile medium midfielder with good decision-making ability and smart use of the ball by hand and foot. Averaged 16.3 disposals (10.3 contested) 3.3 marks, 2.7 clearances and six tackles to play a significant role in the Championship win. Son of former Adelaide Crows champion Tyson Edwards and eligible under the AFL’s Father/Son law to the Crows.
Kaine Baldwin (South Australia/Glenelg/Henley)
192cm 87kg DOB: 30/05/2002
Strongly built tall forward who is excellent in one-on-one contests with his use of body and strong hands a real feature. Key target up forward for South Australia averaging 6.7 marks and two goals from his 15 disposals.
DAY 1 RESULTS FROM GLIDEROL STADIUM
U/15 Metro - Crows Division: GFC vs NAFC
Glenelg 2.7 (19) def by. North Adelaide 3.15 (33)
Best: H Kaesler, H Window, F Agnew, B Nash, A Terr,
Goal Kickers: C Brougham, N Wanganeen
U/15 Country - Crows Division: GFC vs NAFC
Glenelg 12.12 (84) def. North Adelaide 0.3 (3)
Best: L Burt, M Sims, J Harding, W Wiseman, S Hayes, J Virtanen
Goal Kickers: J Harding (4), M Sims (2), L Feder, A McKinnon, H Tunkin, W Rata, J Walker, T Yates
U/17 - Crows Division: GFC vs NAFC
Glenelg 12.12 (84) def. North Adelaide 7.5 (47)
Best: S Liambis, T Routley, B McRae, T McManus, L Bonutto, T Wilfred, S Bruhn
Goal Kickers: T McManus (3), P Odea (2), S Lambis (2), A Weir, O Woolford, J Chambers, B McRae, L Bonutto, T Jennings
South Adelaide 9.9.63
The game was a wind affected contest with a 3 to 4 goal breeze blowing to the Southern end all day.
But if the ball was controlled well enough, scores could be made into the wind.
We got the jump on South through some good centre clearance work and finished up front and held a good lead at quarter time.
South had their chances and found it hard to convert with the breeze. This was a good sign that if you could get close enough to goal into the wind you could score.
In the 2nd quarter, we failed to do this with 3 chances inside 50 that were kickable.
South started to dominate the ruck and centre square and threatened us with repeat inside 50s and brought the margin back to 4 points.
The same pattern continued in the 3rd quarter, and we knew we had to score in Q4 and not just defend the quarter.
Finally Josh Scott took a mark against 2 opponents and converted for the only goal to the Kernahan end.
South came at us hard in the final 10 minutes, as good teams do, and we’ll learn a lot from how to set up to defend those situations.
High risk high reward is the way to play when your chasing down 4 goals and they did it well.
But to get a hard fought win was very pleasing after two tight, tough games in a row.
These are the contests we want to be in – close and tough games where we give ourselves a chance to win if we can finish off our hard work.
South Adelaide 10.14.74
Coming off a good month of football the Glenelg Reserves didn’t want to underestimate South Adelaide but that was not how it played out. On review of the game our fundamental skills were way below the standard we expect of ourselves and it cost us as a team.
South were harder at the contest which was reflected in the uneven possession count in particular the contested stats. We failed to win crucial contests and when we did win the footy we were less than impressive with our decision making and ability to get quality inside 50’s and score. Post game the players identified areas to work on immediately and were genuinely disappointed in their performance.
We will work on some specifics on the training track this week and get ready to head to Alberton to take on Port Adelaide.
By Zac Milbank
Glenelg grinded out its first win since Round 7 when it held off a fast-finishing South Adelaide by just three points at Gliderol Stadium.
Only one goal was kicked to the northern Kernahan End for the match and it was this major to Glenelg’s Josh Scott which proved decisive.
Scott, who took a strong overhead mark after winning front position, kicked a high 40m set shot from a slight angle to give the Bays a 27-point lead 14 minutes into the fourth quarter.
It came just two minutes after South co-captain Joel Cross – celebrating his 150th Macca’s League game – kicked a nice checkside goal in traffic to give his side a pulse.
But the margin after Scott’s second goal proved to be enough as South’s Nick Liddle kicked truly before American ruckman Alex Aurrichio brought the visitors within nine points with a pair of goals from strong marks.
Exciting South forward Nathan Kreuger made the most of his free kick in the last minute but as it swung through with the breeze, the final siren sounded with the Bays in front.
A loss would have been a cruel blow for the Tigers, who controlled the contest right from the start with an impressive five-goal opening quarter.
Spring-heeled Glenelg forward Lachlan Hosie was a constant threat in attack as he kicked all three of his goals inside the first half-an-hour, the first coming within 32 seconds with a tight snap from the Snouts Louts pocket.
The hosts’ desperation was then illustrated perfectly when co-captain Andrew Bradley threw himself over the boot of his opponent to stop a certain South goal during time-on of the first term.
South came back in the second stanza as Anthony Biemans kicked his side’s first of the afternoon with a snap in traffic at the seven-minute mark.
But three quick goals to the Bays inside the opening six minutes of the third quarter handed back the advantage to the hosts, who went into three quarter time with a 29-point lead after Darcy Bailey’s sharp set shot from the boundary line.
Glenelg showed encouraging signs for the future, with its run and carry through the corridor catching the Panthers out as they moved the ball swiftly by hand and foot.
Tireless Matt Snook racked up 24 touches for Glenelg in the middle and he would have certainly welcomed the presence of Ben Sawford, who made a strong return from a quad strain to collect 21 touches and apply nine tackles.
Co-captains Bradley and Chris Curran were again steady in defence along with Max Proud while strong-bodied Brad McCarthy is continuing to gain confidence at Macca’s League level after having 18 possessions and a goal.
South will be bitterly disappointed such is its precarious position inside the top five, with West Adelaide drawing to within one win of the Panthers after beating Central District in Round 14.
Cross, Nick Liddle and Abe Davis battled hard through the midfield but the contributions dropped off significantly as 11 Panthers had fewer than 10 disposals.
GLENELG 5.1 5.3 9.5 10.6 (66)
SOUTH 0.2 4.5 4.6 9.9 (63)
LEADING DISPOSALS – Glenelg: Snook 24, Sawford, Curran 21, Proud, Bradley 20, McCarthy 18, Scharenberg, Motlop, Scott, Nicholson 17.
South: Davis 29, Cross 28, Liddle 27, Fields 21, Brown, Summerton 15.
GOALS – Glenelg: Hosie 3, Scott 2, Bailey, McCarthy, Motlop, Reynolds, Uebergang.
South: Aurrichio 2, Biemans, Brooksby, Liddle, Helyar, Heaslip, Kreuger, Cross.
"Stand Strong" by Keelan Fejo & Marlon Motlop
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 6 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.
Warrick McGinty has retired from league football effective immediately.
Warrick began his career at Glenelg in 2007 in the junior grades and has gone on to play 105 league games. He has been a great contributor to the club on and off the field.
He has carried the Ruck duties at the club for the past 8 years and has been a tireless worker, giving his all every week. He leaves the club respected by his team-mates and coaches.
The GFC wish Warrick all the very best in the next phase of his life and we thank him for his commitment and passion for the club for over decade.
After reading the Centrals match report, I feel like we should apologise for giving them a 2nd rate game.
The truth is our defence was very well set up on Saturday, and with strong pressure and good structure we forced turnovers.
We kept a team to 40 inside 50s from 213 kicks – and forced them sideways
We made errors with the ball as well, some forced, some unforced, which is an area we are working hard on to improve.
But when you at their score of 9.11 and consider 7 of their points were rushed through from strong goal line defence, they converted 9.4.
However only 2 of our 9.9 were rushed and we missed 3 set shots from 30m out dead in front, which was inexcusable and poor kicking.
The game was lost by us.
Last time the reserves played Centrals we went down by a single figure margin at home. Both teams have changed significantly since round 5 when we last met so it was important for us to focus on our style of play. We wanted to play a disciplined style of team football which was our starting point.
It was probably our best four quarter effort. We defended well and as a team our ability to consistently score and hold the opposition to minimal scores was pleasing. We now prepare to play South for the 3rd time this year back at Gliderol and will look to solidify our place in the top five.
By Zac Milbank
Central District hung tough in a tense final term to edge out Glenelg by just two points at My Money House Oval.
With both sides needing the two premiership points to stay in the race for September, it was the Bulldogs who prevailed after the Bays failed to capitalise on their opportunities in front of goal.
The greatest margin between the two sides all afternoon was 14 points midway through the fourth quarter when the the Tigers rushed a behind soon after Brody Mahoney snapped truly to put the hosts up by in excess of two goals.
Seeking to increase his team’s narrow lead, Central coach Roy Laird threw the 100-game key forward John Butcher into the centre square as a big-bodied midfielder while also shuffling key defender Murray Stephenson into attack.
The late moves on the magnet board appeared to be a master stroke until the fighting Tigers – stifled by many of their own skill errors by hand and foot – made a desperate charge during time-on.
Glenelg best-and-fairest winner Matt Snook put the Tigers within seven points when he was clever enough to keep his feet at the back of the pack before running into an open goal from 15m.
Central pushed the margin out to nine points after a miss to former Eagle Jacob Templeton and a rushed behind 23 minutes into the fourth term.
The Bays weren’t done yet though as they streamed forward to create a one-on-one which the creative Luke Reynolds made the most of to edge his opponent under the ball to mark in clever fashion.
The former Magpie then coolly converted from 45m out in front to cut the difference to three points in the 24th minute.
Glenelg midfielder Marlon Motlop then marked on the lead right on the 50m arc but in attempting to get the extra distance for his set shot, pulled his kick wide before it was rushed through for a behind.
The final siren sounded as Central kicked the ball back in to play, virtually killing off any hope the Bays had of playing in the major round.
Bulldog Brendan Dew joined the ultra-consistent Travis Schiller at the top of the disposal-winners list by reaching 30 while skipper Trent Goodrem collected 26.
Former Sturt and Port utility James Watt had an encouraging Macca’s League debut for the Bulldogs to finish with 21 touches and 10 marks.
Glenelg had few standouts throughout the afternoon, with Carl Nicholson (26 disposals) joining Reynolds as one of few Tigers to finish neatly by foot in kicking two goals each.
CENTRAL 4.1 5.3 7.8 9.11 (65)
GLENELG 2.1 4.4 6.6 9.9 (63)
LEADING DISPOSALS – Central: Dew, T. Schiller 30, Goodrem 26, J. Schiller 25, Habel, Furnell 24, Presbury 23, Watt 21.
Glenelg: Nicholson 26, Scharenberg 23, Chalmers, Koster 20, Snook 19, Amato 18, Motlop, Curran 17.
GOALS – Central: Butcher, Hoskin, Richardson 2, Dew, Furnell, Mahoney.
Glenelg: Reynolds, Nicholson 2, Scharenberg, Uebergang, Snook, Scott, Cox.
The Glenelg Football Club congratulates Will Gould and Finn Betterman on being members of the SA Under 18 side which won the National Championships yesterday with a win over Vic Metro.
Will had a terrific carnival playing across half back where his relentless attack on the ball and rebound from defense saw him become a vital cog in the team. Finn played across half back/wing and midfield and was able to display his versatility in the last three games of the carnival. His run and carry was valuable to the team’s success.
A further congratulations goes to Will Gould on being selected in the All-Australian squad.
The Glenelg Football Club also congratulates Coach Tony Bamford and his Assistant Coaches for the time and effort they invested in the playing group.
Really poor start in Q1 with eagles kicking 6 goals to none. They enjoyed 3 free kicks in their F50 which didn’t help us handing them 3 of their 6 goals.
The 2nd quarter was similar to the 1st - our ball use wasn’t good enough - driving it into our key forward double and triple teamed made it very difficult to score.
By half time 6 frees against in our D50 alone produced 4.2 for the eagles and a commanding lead.
We re-structured at the main break and produced some really good footy in Q3 having 9 shots to 1 but kicking 3.6.
Battled on in Q4 with the aim of just winning the quarter but we were unable to do that.
We head into the bye with some serious thinking to do about our footy.
This week saw the Glenelg Reserves come up against the Eagles. The Eagles have had some great wins at the Reserves level including two top five sides in Norwood and Centrals. So we were not sure about how the game would unfold.
Combine this with us playing three debutants and 7 players from the Under 18 program being named we knew we had to bring our best. Our focus was to play team football with high pressure and quick ball movement. For two of the four quarters we took time to settle and the Eagles were tenacious in their attack on the footy.
To our credit the playing group settled and brought their own pressure. Considering 14 minutes into the second quarter we held a 6 point lead to finish that quarter kicking 6 goals straight was indicative of the teams effort. The last half was also impressive with two 5 goal quarters to win the game by 82 points. We now have a bye and make the trek out to My Money to take on Centrals.
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Started well against the Redlegs with a strong 1st quarter hitting our pressure targets and intercept targets.
But in the 2nd quarter, Norwood started to dominate stoppages. The clearances were 13 to 9 which is not drastic, but the quality of their exits was telling and they generated 8 inside 50s to 3 from stoppage, and by half time they had 9 shots to 2 from stoppage.
The margin had stretched out to 17 points but we thought with the aid of the breeze in the 3rd quarter we could bridge that gap.
The 3rd quarter was 6 shots each but we didn’t have the finish that Norwood did and kicking 1.5 will always put you under pressure and the gap widend to 30 points.
The last quarter was a tough battle with the weather becoming very bleak and conditions difficult for footy.
I was proud of the way the boys fought on hard and played right to the end to lay 30 tackles and win 40 ground balls in the 4th quarter.
After a 5 day break, to lay 105 tackles and win 130 ground balls is a really good sign they are playing an effort based brand and we are working very hard on our method.
We need to bring the 2 together across 4 quarters and the aim is to do that this week against the eagles.
We always knew Norwood would be a tough match and we certainly got that. The conditions were trying with rain and a bit of wind but the quality of football was still good. It was a close game all day with neither side really taking control of the match.
We again went into the last with a 15 point deficit that we managed to turn around to a 7 point lead deep in the last. Some critical turnovers allowed Norwood to get back in front and come away winner by 6 points.
As a playing group positives were aplenty with solid team play, some patches of good ball movement and with some small shifts we feel we can be competitive with all other sides in the Reserve competition. We now head towards the Eagles at home, the game before the mid season bye.
BY ZAC MILBANK
A three-goal burst within five minutes of the third term propelled Norwood to a gritty 32-point win against Glenelg at The Parade.
As hard as the Tigers fought to hang in with their more-fancied rivals, the dam walls burst when Norwood’s Josh Glenn, Anthony Wilson and Brady Dawe booted consecutive majors entering time-on of the premiership stanza.
By the time Dawe booted a long set shot from 45m, the Redlegs had suddenly opened up a match-defining 30-point lead at the 23-minute mark while kicking against the breeze to the southern end.
Overcoming such a significant margin in such testing conditions amid the driving rain and wind was always going to be too much for the visitors to overcome in the final quarter.
Norwood’s ability to finish off its hard work further up the ground proved decisive, given both teams worked diligently to record 47 inside 50 entries each.
Even with dual Magarey Medallist Mitch Grigg (19 disposals and a goal) kept relatively quiet by his lofty standards, the hosts had plenty of contributors including the red-hot Matt Panos, who gradually willed himself into the contest to finish with 33 touches and a goal.
Lesser-lights Matt Nunn, Zac Richards and Will Abbott did more than their fair share, with the latter recording a game-high 15 tackles.
Another first-year Redleg in Cole Gerloff was promising in the first half, his two goals in the second term helping Norwood establish a handy 17-point lead at the main change.
It was always going to be a tough day at the office for the Bays when ruckman Neil Vea Vea battled through the warm-up with a groin strain.
The Northern Territory Thunder recruit taped up his leg and played the match under duress with the Tigers unable to make a late change.
Tigers best-and-fiarest winner Matt Snook revelled in the wet and slippery conditions to continually throw himself into the bottom of the packs.
The tireless left-footer finished with 34 disposals and 10 tackles as he attempted to lead by example for the Tigers.
Glenelg co-captain Andrew Bradley was also solid in defence to register 20 disposals and a third-term goal while Josh Scott’s kicking for goal was the only blemish on his performance which yielded 3.3 from his 10 possessions.
NORWOOD 3.3 6.10 10.12 12.13 (85)
GLENELG 3.2 4.5 5.10 7.11 (53)
LEADING DISPOSALS – Norwood: Panos 33, Johnston 30, Glenn 20, Grigg 19, Shenton, Abbott, Nunn 18, Z. Richards 17.
Glenelg: Snook 34, Schott 23, Bradley 20, Bailey, Scharenberg, McGinty 15.
GOALS – Norwood: Dawe, Gerloff 2, Grigg, Panos, Glenn, Shenton, Bampton, Baulderstone, Wilson, Smart.
Glenelg: Scott 3, Bradley, T. Milera, Bailey, Niicholson.
The game against North this week became a tactical battle with a gusting wind to the south (Phillis) end of the ground. Being able to restrict the opposition scoring with the breeze but still score into the wind was the challenge.
In a really spirited game our boys gave a strong account of themselves in the contested physical side of the game.
It was a matter of who took their chances in front of goal and although we went into the main break 1 point in front - we missed a couple of easy shots to stretch that margin.
In the 3rd quarter, North made us pay for mistakes and kicked 3 consecutive goals to lead by 20.
At the final break the gap was 2 goals and well within our reach. We scored enough in the quarter but every time we scored - North answered.
Their composure with the ball at critical times was pivotal to them maintaining a lead and making it tough for us to bridge the gap.
We rolled the dice with some moves and structures but couldn’t finish and fell short by 10 points.
We dust ourselves off and prepare for Norwood in 5 days.
North Adelaide 6.9.45
Another close finish where the Glenelg Reserves managed to fall over the line by 4 points. We didn’t consistently play the way we wanted to with our turnover numbers being higher than any team likes.
There were patches where we moved the ball well but we will certainly have to be a lot sharper against Norwood in the next round. What we do take away from the game is playing some younger players who are coming through the U18’s to Senior mens and holding their own against regular reserves players.
What can’t be questioned is the effort of the players and this was reflected with the high tackle count which ultimately kept us in the game. We will take the win and look to fine tune both our skills and some structural parts of our game to get ready for our next clash.
BY ZAC MILBANK
North Adelaide managed to hold off a spirited Glenelg outfit by just 10 points in an engaging battle at Gliderol Stadium.
With captain Max Thring celebrating his 100th Macca’s League match, his Rooster team-mates were determined to recognise his milestone in a positive manner.
Trailing by one point at half-time, the visitors were much cleaner with the ball than the Tigers during the third quarter as they edged ahead to lead by 14 points at the final change.
With both sides having a similar amount of disposals and similar kick-to-handball ratio, it was the Roosters who manufactured seven more inside 50 entries to their advantage.
North produced the first six scoring shots of the second half, with former Richmond utility Matt McDonough giving Josh Carr’s men a 19-point break with a long goal in front of the Bays’ clubrooms.
This proved to be definitive in the context of the match as Glenelg fought on with two goals to Ian Milera before three quarter-time but eventually found this margin too great to overcome.
Glenelg forward Josh Scott brought his side to within eight points when he nailed a set shot from 45m near the boundary to open the final term.
But it seemed that whenever Glenelg scored, sharp-shooting Roosters Keenan Ramsey and Alex Spina would respond with cool finishes from challenging set shots at the other end.
Former Rooster Nick Amato – who spent last season winning the Mail Medal with Uraidla in the Hills Football League – threatened to produce a miracle comeback by booting three of his four goals in the fourth quarter.
The last of which got the hosts within three points 18 minutes in but the poised Roosters slowed the play down, maintained possession and finished with another to Spina to claim the premiership points.
Thring was fittingly the leading possession-winner on the ground with 28 while Sandover Medallist Aidan Tropiano also made his presenve felt through the midfield for North to finish with 26.
Glenelg’s highest disposal-winner was defender Max Proud, who again battled valiantly against much taller opponents, while Amato, Matt Snook and Jonty Scharenberg had their moments.
Another positive for the Bays was the solid debut of BankSA Rookie Jack Yates, who hit his targets in defence while collecting 20 disposals and taking nine marks.
NORTH 3.3 5.5 9.8 12.10 (82)
GLENELG 2.3 5.6 7.6 11.6 (72)
LEADING DISPOSALS – North: Thring 28, Tropiano 26, C. Craig 23, Allmond, Castree 21, Spina, Smith 20.
Glenelg: Proud 23, Snook 22, Scharenberg 21, Amato, Yates, Nicholson 20.
GOALS – North: Ramsey, Spina 3, Hender 2, Schwarz, Harvey, Tropiano, McDonough.
Glenelg: Amato 4, I. Milera, Scott 2, Close, Schott, Motlop.
It was another history making event as we inducted two more Glenelg Legends into the Hall of Fame on Saturday night - Allan Bartlett and Kevin Abley.
Glenelg Football Club Player No. 728
201 games, 92 goals
1 State game
Adelaide 11 games
As loyal and devoted a clubman as you could wish to see, Bartlett was a tall, strong, hard-working player who adapted to stints in the key attacking and defensive positions and was often given tasks on key opposition big men. The more physical it was, the more the big man enjoyed it.
Glenelg Football Club Player No. 394
174 games, 96 goals
Leading goalkicker 1957 (41)
1 State game
A relentless, hard but skilful and versatile player who was outstanding at either end of the ground but is best remembered as a top-shelf full back.
MARK'S MATCH REVIEW - LEAGUE
We knew what to expect from Sturt and prepared ourselves for a tough contest. We planned to combat their style of play and for the 1st quarter this was effective. After quarter time, we failed to maintain our structures, and lost shape at both ends of the ground which allowed them too much possession.
We also committed some critical errors and as result they had 5 F50 intercepts and scored off our mistakes. A poor quarter against a really well drilled team who don’t deviate from their game plan.
After the main break we fought on hard but conceding the 1st 3 goals put us in a position where it was always tough to claw our way back.
To the credit of the players, they fought hard in the last quarter to kick 5 goals to 4 and play some better footy.
The game gives us strong clarity on what it takes to be one of the best teams in the competition and we’ll certainly learn a lot from it.
Next weeks bye allows us to freshen up for North Adelaide in 14 days time.
RELL'S WRAP UP - RESERVES
GFC Reserves came up against Sturt at Peter Motley oval for round 8. The first quarter left us standing in the blocks with Sturt kicking 5-4 to our single point. The breeze played a factor in the poor start but ultimately it came down to our poor ball use and simple skill errors.
We regrouped at quarter time with the players settling and built some momentum coming into the main break with Sturt holding a 10 point lead. Late in the 3rd quarter we allowed the opposition to kick 3 unanswered goal but managed to get a couple late ourselves to stay in the game.
The last quarter was played on our terms and the effort was turned into slick ball movement and we produced a 7 goal last quarter holding Sturt to a single goal to run out 21 point winners. We now have a genuine bye and return on the Monday of the Queens birthday long weekend to face off with North on our home deck.
Glenelg is celebrating National Volunteer Week by recognising its tireless volunteers who help our club thrive each and every week.
Each weekend, Glenelg volunteers roll up their sleeves at junior and senior level to ensure the game of Australian Football runs smoothy.
Whether they be administrators, trainers, scoreboard attendants, timekeepers or anything in between, our volunteers show a tremendous amount of unwavering loyalty to their football club.
The Tigers will travel to Unley Oval this Saturday for a blockbuster clash against the reigning Premiers Sturt as we look to continue our form from Round 7.
Tom Feely is again a chance to make his league debut for the Tigers. Darcy Bailey is up for league selection after solid performances at Reserves level while Matthew Uebergang is also a chance to return to the field after suffering a hamstring injury earlier in the season.
Jesse White has been sidelined with concussion due to a heavy knock in Round 7. Elliot Chalmers will also sit this round out with a hamstring injury.
See you at the footy!
A chunky, energetic rover, Keith picked up plenty of possessions and used the ball intelligently. He made his one State appearance for South Australia at the 1969 Adelaide Carnival. As a rover, he finished his career with 109 goals for the club and went on to play senior football for Nightcliff in the NTFL, captaining the side in 1972-73.
Keith passed away unexpectedly whilst with his Daughter on the Gold Coast on Monday morning. Our thoughts and sympathies are extended to Keith's family at this time.
Congratulations to Andrew Grant, who was this week's winner of our Split 50/50 Raffle in our game against Adelaide. Andrew took home a cool $722 from a prize pool of nearly $1500! Don't miss out on your chance to take home the prize at our next home game on the 11th of June when we take on North Adelaide.
Goals: T Milera 5, J Scott 5, I Milera 2, N Amato, C Nicholson, J White, B Close, M Motlop
The 1st quarter was even in terms of possession and entry but Adelaide’s talls were dominant in the air and took 4 marks inside 50 to give them a start and we needed to get control of that facet of the game.
With some adjustment to the backs positioning and more midfield pressure we were able to reduce the Crows to 5 more F50 marks for the day which was pleasing.
The 1st half was an arm wrestle and not overly pretty footy but we went inside at the break confident and the stats were telling us we were doing the right things and needed to continue to grind away.
The 3rd quarter produced some of our best footy – structuring well behind the ball and played more direct with the ball.
The players hung in there well in the last quarter when we were down to 1 on the bench to come away with a strong win, and another step forward in building our brand with 111 tackles.
BY ZAC MILBANK
Twin Tiger targets Josh Scott and Terry Milera kicked 10 goals between them as Glenelg defeated Adelaide by 33 points at Gliderol Stadium on Saturday.
After starting the game in sluggish fashion, the Bays took control of the contest in the third term when they opened up a 28-point break at the final change.
Much of this was due to the Tigers’ tremendous tackling, which resulted in a significant team total of 113 compared to Adelaide’s 85.
Nick Amato (16 tackles) and Matt Snook (13) thrived on restricting the opposition while Scott and Terry Milera provided the polish inside forward 50.
Glenelg had plenty of contributors through the middle which overwhelmed the Crows, who had Pat Wilson again as their chief contributor inside the centre square.
Amato, Snook, Jonty Scharenberg and Tom Schott each collected 23 touches while the impressive boy from Mount Gambier, Brad Close, continued to find his feet at Macca’s League level with 19 disposals, nine tackles and a goal.
This even-natured approach was required from the hosts considering they were a man down on the bench for the second half after Jesse White had to be stretchered from the field with concussion during the second term.
Tiger defenders Chris Curran and Max Proud controlled the air despite giving away plenty of height to the tall Crows forwards, while Todd Slade continues to show composure beyond his years on the last line of defence.
The victory keeps Glenelg in touch with the top five with a 3-4 win-loss record ahead of a challenging contest against Sturt at Peter Motley Oval in Round 8.
Adelaide is still sitting at the foot of the Macca’s League table, yet to register a win in 2018.
Wilson’s form this season is certainly a bright spot for Crows fans, with the Sturt premiership midfielder proving he was unlucky to be overlooked for AFL selection on the weekend with another 29-disposal performance.
Adelaide ruckman Reilly O’Brien made the most of his size advantage at the clearances to finish with 36 hitouts to go with his 18 disposals and six marks while Jackson Edwards worked hard for his 17 touches on his return to the Bay.
GLENELG 3.2 6.3 12.6 17.8 (110)
ADELAIDE 4.2 4.7 7.8 11.11 (77)
LEADING DISPOSALS – Glenelg: Amato, Scharenberg, Snook, Schott 23, Nicholson 20, Close 19, Curran, Reynolds 17.
Adelaide: Wilson 29, Signorello 22, O’Brien, Edwards 18, Hampton 17, Leigh 16, Keath 15.
GOALS – Glenelg: Scott, T. Milera 5, I. Milera 2, Amato, Nicholson, White, Close, Motlop.
Adelaide: Dear, Himmelberg 2, Davis, Hadden, Hampton, Wilson, Signorello, Leigh, McMahon.
The Tigers are back home this Saturday as they take on Adelaide from 2:10 pm.
Tom Feely and Sam Walker are both a chance to make their league debut for the Tigers after solid performances in the Reserves. Zac Hawkins has been omitted due to a groin injury.
Head down early for a full day of footy as our Reserves side suit up for a trial game against the SA U18 State team from 11:20 am.
The Bay Reserves played a stand alone game Friday night against South Adelaide. We started slowly which has been a bit of a trend we have been trying to quell and at the first break we trailed by 3 points.
The second quarter saw us settle and put together some solid passages of play to have a 5 goal quarter and hold South to a single goal. We came into the third quarter determined to continue putting on score board pressure but we couldn’t achieve this and had a poor quarter where we were out worked and the opposition kicked an impressive 6.2.
We were able to stem the flow with 3 goals of our own and we went into the last with a 9 point lead. Credit to the players they lifted their work-rate for the last quarter and went on to win by 31 points keeping South to another single goal quarter. Next week our League side play Adelaide on Saturday at Gliderol and a Reserves hybrid team will suit up against the State U18’s for a ’scratch’ match as the pre-game to the League game.
BY ZAC MILBANK
Sturt star Zane Kirkwood has been named captain of the West End State team for the second time in succession after guiding the Croweaters to victory against the VFL in 2016.
The dual Magarey Medallist was voted in by his peers and will be hoping to back up his performance against the Vics when his 30 disposals and three goals earned him the Fos Williams Medal.
Kirkwood will lead a highly talented midfield unit, which will also include talented Norwood pair Mitch Grigg and Matt Panos on the inside and Marlon Motlop and Jarred Allmond on the outside.
Woodville-West Torrens co-captain Luke Thompson will be Kirkwood’s deputy, with the former Crows defender named vice-captain on Thursday night.
He will lead a back six including Jack Oatey Medallist Fraser Evans and another Fos Williams Medallist in West skipper Tom Keough.
Bulldogs giant Darcy Fort will lead the ruck with support from North’s Alex Barns, who will start in attack with fellow talls Josh Scott (Glenelg) and Jack Hayes (Eagles).
Classy goalsneaks Jake Johansen (Eagles) and Robbie Young (North) will be nipping at their heels while Central’s Justin Hoskin will play an important role as a mid-sized forward capable of pushing up the ground.
Cam Shenton (Norwood) and Keough will provide West End State coach Marty Mattner with plenty of flexibility given they can play multiple positions.
The match will be live streamed for free on the SANFL Digital Pass via the SANFL website.
WEST END STATE TEAM
F: Jake Johansen, Josh Scott, Alex Barns
HF: Robbie Young, Jack Hayes, Justin Hoskin
C: Marlon Motlop, Zane Kirkwood, Jarred Allmond
HB: Cameron Shenton, Luke Thompson, Jack Stephens
B: Matt Rose, Fraser Evans, Tom Keough
R: Darcy Fort, Mitch Grigg, Matt Panos
INT: Kaine Stevens, Travis Schiller, Josh Hone, Aidan Riley, Sam Colquhoun, Jonathon Beech, Luke Surman
The WAFL side will feature several former AFL-listed players when it aims to win its first game in Adelaide since 1994.
Collingwood premiership player Sharrod Wellingham will start at half-forward together with AFL journeyman Rhys Palmer, who lined up with Fremantle, GWS and Carlton.
Former Power wingman Kane Mitchell should be familiar with his Adelaide Oval surroundings while Sandover Medallist Jye Bolton and centre half-back Jonathon Marsh also played for the Magpies at elite level.
Ex-Hawthorn defender Angus Litherland and former West Coast utility Andrew Strijk will link up in the back six for the Sandgropers, who will be coached by Michael Broadbridge.
F: Gerald Ugle, Brad Stevenson, Rhys Waters
HF: Rhys Palmer, Tony Notte, Sharrod Wellingham
C: Aaron Black, Jye Bolton, Kane Mitchell
HB: Andrew Strijk, Jonathon Marsh, Chris Phelan
B: Luke Meadows, Angus Litherland, Aaron Heal
R: Corey Gault, Kyal Horsley, Shane Nelson
INT: Lachlan Delahunty, George Hampson, Brock Higgins, Blaine Johnson, Leigh Kitchin, Cody Leggett, Ben Sokol
Our Reserves side are looking to make it two in a row tonight as they take on South Adelaide in a stand alone game at Gliderol Stadium. Head down from 6:30 pm and show the boys your support.
The SANFL West End State Team will take on the WAFL this Saturday in a curtain raiser before Showdown XLIV at Adelaide Oval. Glenelg Football Club Members can purchase tickets, which includes Showdown access following the game, by clicking here.
Tickets are General Admission, $35 each (2 ticket maximum per member barcode) and can be collected from South Gate at Adelaide Oval from 12:30pm on the day. The game kicks off at 1:10pm.
Ticketed Port Adelaide Power membership holders do not need to buy a State Game ticket to access the game.
Only a limited number of tickets are available, make sure you get in quick before they sell out!
The Glenelg Football Club farewells Lachlan Earl who has retired from League football. Lachy began his career in the Under 13 development squad and went on to play 160 games for the Tigers through the Under 17’s to League (55 league games).
He will be sorely missed as he was such a passionate club man who put the club and his team mates first. Lachy worked tirelessly to achieve the success he had and was a great role model for the younger players at the club. We wish Lachlan all the best and thank him for his commitment and professionalism over the years.
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.
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