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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Something Wild owner and former AFL star Daniel Motlop attended the recent partnership launch at the ALPA store in Ramingining, Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory (NT) and is very excited about the partnership.
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Something Wild are a proud Partner of the Glenelg Football Club and the Major Partner of the club's upcoming "Something Wild Night" at the Intercontinental Hotel.
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.
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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.
MARK'S MATCH REPORT - LEAGUE
Goals: T Milera 4, J Scott 3, M Motlop 2, L Hosie 2, I Milera 2
Friday nights win was a well earned victory at a venue where we haven’t tasted a great deal of success.
The 1st quarter was a slow, uncompetitive, easy to play against start, with full credit to West Adelaide who looked quick and sharp.
Play against anyone and register 5 tackles for a quarter and youre going to make it tough for your defenders and particularly if only 2 of those tackles were in the midfield.
But in the 2nd quarter, we re-aligned ourselves to the values we want to uphold in our game style and won the tackles 22-11, ground ball 28-20, the kick battle and the inside 50s to turn a 17 point deficit into a 13 point lead.
The players stuck to the task in the 2nd half and got the job done by 25 points.
It was reward for effort, coming off our 2nd 6 day break against a really quick and hard running West Adelaide team, and gives us strong belief in our fitness program and mentally how to dig deep when we need it. Losing Aaron Joseph in the 3rd quarter meant several players had to run out the game without a rotation and left the field exhausted and sore but winners.
We have 2 weeks to recover, work hard on the track, and prepare for Adelaide next at Gliderol Stadium. We have plenty to work on and must keep our heads down and all in together.
RELL'S WRAP UP - RESERVES
Goals: C Buchanan 4, S Davis 2, T Cox, D Bailey, B McCarthy
We had a strong reserves side hit the park Friday night at City Mazda Stadium and our goal was to put in a consistent four quarter effort. Our contested numbers showed we were hard at the footy and this was reflective with the disposal count tipping in our favour for the majority of the match.
We let ourselves down a little in front of goals having kicked 2-8 at the long break. For the second half we focused on continuing to get our hands on the ball, using it constructively and wanted to add composure in the forward 50 to create more scoring opportunities.
The players achieved this and righted the scoreboard by kicking 7-2 in the second half. We played some great team football to secure the win by 7 points. We look forward to our stand alone game this Friday at home where we play South for the second time this season where we will look to build again on good habits and consistent performances.
BY ZAC MILBANK
Glenelg has claimed a treble of premierships in the Torrens University Under-16 Cup competition, eclipsing Norwood by 63 points in the 2018 Grand Final at Maughan Thiem Hyundai Oval on Sunday.
Leading comfortably at every change, the Tigers backed up their convincing 40-point win against West Adelaide in the Semi Final with a fine display after earning Under-16 flags in 2016 and 2017.
Coached by Kieron Hicks, the Bays transferred their dominance in general play on to the scoreboard after having 48 more disposals and 22 more inside 50m entries than the Redlegs.
Key forwards Will Schreiber and Kane Baldwin had a big impact on the match for the Tigers, kicking three goals each while also hauling in 20 marks between them.
Xavier Robins ran hard to be the equal leading possession-winner on the ground with 26 while captain Kye Dean led from the front for Glenelg to finish with 23 touches and two goals.
Tigers midfielder Luke Edwards – the middle sibling of Crows great Tyson Edwards – was another key contributor with 22 possessions and two goals – the first of which extended his team’s lead to 17 points midway through the first term.
The Redlegs managed to cut the deficit to just nine points 16 minutes into the second stanza after Matt Dnistriansky kicked truly but by the time captain Samuel Duke scored their next goal, the margin had ballooned back out to 47 points approaching the final change.
Duke was Norwood’s only multiple goal kicker with two while Dnistriansky was one of his side’s better performers – his 18 disposals and a goal only shadowed by team-mate Xavier Tranfa with 26 touches.
GLENELG 4.3 8.7 14.7 17.11 (113)
NORWOOD 1.2 4.2 5.2 8.2 (50)
LEADING DISPOSALS – Glenelg: Robins 26, W. Schreiber 24, Dean 23, Edwards 22, Baldwin 20, Pedlar 17, Carmody, Wright, Murphy 16.
Norwood: Tranfa 26, Schwerdt, Dnistriansky 18, Higgins 17, Vannini 15, Falco 14.
GOALS – Glenelg: Davis 4, W. Schreiber, Baldwin 3, Edwards, Wright, Dean 2, Drum.
Norwood: Duke 2, Belperio, Roberts, Murley, Carey, Hearing, Dnistriansky.
BY ZAC MILBANK
Glenelg turned around a sluggish start to earn a comfortable 25-point win against West Adelaide at City Mazda Stadium on Friday night.
Trailing the Bloods by three goals at the first change after conceding six majors in the opening term, the Tigers suddenly sprang to life to kick 10 goals to four across the remaining three quarters.
Returning to the side with his younger brother Ian, Terry Milera got things started by kicking two of his four goals in succession inside the first four minutes of the second term.
And by the time the former St Kilda forward booted his third by the 26-minute mark, the Bays had transformed their first-term deficit into a handy 13-point lead at half-time.
It was all Glenelg in the third term when they held the hosts scoreless while kicking an inaccurate 2.5 to keep the door slightly ajar at three-quarter time.
The previously sluggish Bloods suddenly had a sense of purpose about them in the final term, with coach Gavin Colville throwing experienced stars Jason Porplyzia and Jono Beech into the centre square.
West captain Tom Keough snapped truly over his shoulder from 25m before a pair of Zac Bates goals trimmed the margin back to 17 points 14 minutes into the fourth quarter.
But Glenelg showed plenty of grit and poise to slow the contest down when in possession of the ball, taking precious seconds off the clock before that man Milera kicked truly from a 15m set shot on the final siren to seal the deal.
The Mileras finished with six goals between them while star Glenelg forward Josh Scott booted three to continue his positive form in the lead up to next Saturday’s West End State match.
GLENELG 3.3 9.4 11.9 13.12 (90)
WEST 6.2 7.3 7.3 10.5 (65)
LEADING DISPOSALS – Glenelg: Motlop, Snook 25, Curran, 21, Amato 20, Scharenberg 19, Bradley 18, Schott, Hawkins, Chalmers 17
GOALS – Glenelg: T. Milera 4, Scott 3, Motlop, Hosie, I. Milera 2
Another State squad member, Marlon Motlop, had 25 possessions as did fearless warrior Matt Snook, who for the second week in a row, finished with a bandaged head.
Bays co-captain Andrew Bradley made a successful return to the side after shoulder surgery to collect 18 disposals while his fellow co-captain Chris Curran again controlled the tempo in defence to finish with 21 touches and 11 marks.
The Tigers are out for blood this week as we travel to City Mazda Stadium to take on West Adelaide.
We welcome the Milera brothers back to the squad as well as Co Captain Andrew Bradley who will provide some maturity to the side. Andrew returns to the league side from a stint in the reserves last week after coming back from a serious shoulder injury late last season. Tim Mackenzie is a chance to make his way back into the league side after consistent performances in the reserves.
Ben Sawford and Derick Wanganeen have both been omitted from the side.
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A solid reward for effort. Congratulations to Brianna Walling who has been named in the SANFL Statewide Super Women's League team of the year after an impressive season.
BY ZAC MILBANK
Glenelg has unveiled a tribute to club legend Graham Cornes, with the Cornes Gates featured before the Bays’ Round 5 clash with Central District.
A member of the Tigers’ Hall of Fame, Cornes played 317 games and kicked 347 goals for Glenelg between 1967 and 1982, including the club’s drought-breaking 1973 premiership.
The 70-year-old – who is also a member of the Australian and South Australian Football Hall of Fames – coached Glenelg to dual premierships in 1985 and 1986.
Cornes – whose two sons Chad and Kane were drafted from Glenelg to AFL club Port Adelaide – joins Stephen Kernahan and Fred Phillis in being honoured at Gliderol Stadium.
In 2016, star Bays forwards Kernahan and Phillis had the northern and southern ends of the ground named after them respectively.
BY ZAC MILBANK
Midfield depth and classy goal kicking power are key features of the 52-player McDonald’s SA Under-18 squad released on Tuesday.
With the likes of Macca’s League players Jack Lukosius (Eagles) and Izak Rankine (West) roaming the forward line, the Croweaters will also have Central District’s Jackson Hately and North Adelaide’s Connor Rozee playing through the centre square.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, McDonald’s SA U18 coach Tony Bamford said the squad would be reduced to between 30 to 35 once an internal trial match is played on Sunday May 13 at Thebarton Oval.
While players can still be added once they recover from injuries, the final list of 30 to 35 will form the basis of the McDonald’s SA Under-18 side which will play in four AFL National Championships matches throughout June and July.
The Croweaters will open their campaign against WA at Alberton Oval on Sunday June 3 before getting a priceless chance to play at Adelaide Oval on Sunday June 17 against Victoria Country.
Matches against the Allies in Geelong on Friday June 29 and Victoria Metro at Etihad Stadium on Wednesday July 4 will conclude the campaign.
Bamford also provided an update on Hayden Sampson – the son of Crows premiership wingman Clay Sampson – while also singling out three players for high praise after forcing their way into the squad.
Glenelg defender Seb Schreiber, South utility Reece Milsom and Sturt ruckman James Braidwood were not part of the initial McDonald’s SA U18 Academy which undertook a camp in the city during last December.
Three players – all from South Adelaide – were unable to be selected due to injury – Sam Whitbread (collarbone), Luke Bogle (wrist) and Eamon Wilkinson (knee).
Whitbread and Bogle can still be added later in the campaign once they recover, however, Wilkinson will miss the rest of the season to undergo a knee reconstruction on his ACL.
Crows defender Brodie Smith, also recovering from a knee reconstruction, will be one of the team’s assistant coaches – guiding the defenders while Sturt premiership player Ben Nelson and former Glenelg wingman Ben Kane will also be on the coaching panel with experienced pair Peter Fitzgerald and Chris Smelt.
2018 MCDONALDS SA U18S SQUAD - TIGER INCLUSIONS
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MARK'S MATCH REPORT - LEAGUE
Central District 10.11.71
Goals: J Scott 2, M Motlop, L Hosie
We knew going into the game against centrals it would be a tough contest but we were prepared for them at their best.
We didn’t start well and several poor turnovers hurt us and we put ourselves under pressure through skill errors – some due to their pressure and some unpressured. However, we defended pretty well and at the midway point of the 2nd quarter – it was 3.3 to 0.4 – a 17 point deficit.
All we needed was a steadying goal to get ourselves to settle mentally but we weren’t able to do that – and more fundamental errors opened up opportunities for Centrals and they took them.
Half time 0.7 to 8.5. At the break we spoke about the scoreboard being irrelevant and that our work rate around the contest had to improve, and our kicking game had to be more direct to gain inside 50s and allow us to score, but also to be able to set up behind the ball.
The second half was much improved but the gap was too big for us to narrow.
In the end, we kicked 4.14 and 3 out on the full to 10.11 – 21 shots each.
But the story was about Centrals being better at pressure and better connected with their ball use. We lick our wounds and saddle up again for West Adelaide in 6 days.
RELL'S WRAP UP - RESERVES
Central District 11.7.73
Goals: T Cox 4, B Noble, 2, B Jordan, S Davis, S Walker, C Buchanan
The reserves set themselves a goal of bringing a four quarter effort. It was disappointing for the first 3 quarters where we lacked consistency and defensive pressure at critical times. Centrals made the most of that and held a comfortable 25 point lead at the last break.
To our credit we never gave up and fought the game out. The last quarter we held the opposition to just 2 points and kicked 3-3 going down by 6 points. The pressure and offensive movement improved and showed when we bring a strong pressure game that scoring opportunities will come. We move quickly onto the next game against West who will be keen to win on their home deck.
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MARK'S MATCH REVIEW - LEAGUE
Goals: J Scott 3, M Motlop, J Koster, T Milera, L Hosie, L Reynolds
We knew exactly what to expect from the Eagles and we planned to use components of our game plan to disprupt their style but overall we weren’t able to execute them well enough for long enough.
The 1st half was fairly even, both statistically and with opportunities in front of goal, but the late goal they scored on the half time siren really hurt.
It turned a 16 point deficit into 22, which is not unsurmountable, but should’ve been stopped.
From our point of view, we worked well in and around the stoppages and kept to our structures fairly well to be even in the stoppage game, and matched them in the turnover game. The disappointing factor at the main break was easily they scored from players getting out the back of the contest, and how hard we made it for ourselves by trying to score from the boundary when a team-mate inside was a better choice.
The 2nd half was one way traffic really – their midfield completely outran us and outworked us and although we fought through some adversity with illness and losing Jesse White, we didn’t work hard enough for long enough against a team that plays the same tempo from minute 1 to minute 120.
We make no excuses – the game gives us strong feedback on the gap between us and the better teams.
We put our heads down and get to work and prepare for Centrals in 6 days.
RELL'S WRAP UP - RESERVES
Goals: N Amato 4, D Wanganeen 2, B Woolard, C Buchanan, D Robinson, T Cox, S Davis, S Kerrish, B Close
Our key focus against the Eagles Round 4 was team defence. We wanted to bounce off that and create offensive opportunities as a result of playing as a strong defensive unit.
It was a game of lead changes from both sides with blocks of goals being kicked by both sides. At times when we had the ball we looked dangerous and like a well drilled side and then at other times we lacked composure with the footy and turned it over with minimal resistance allowing the Eagles to score numerous times. Going into the last quarter 11 points behind we wanted to grind the game out.
It was pleasing to finish off strong with a 5 goal last quarter where for the majority we controlled the ball and moved it the way we want to. Those goals in the 4th quarter set us up to sneak home by 2 points. We come up against Centrals this week in what presents as another challenge that we look forward to.
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A Tough loss on Sunday afternoon to a worthy opponent but we'll be back for more. Bring on the the Doggies.
The Tigers will travel to Woodville this Sunday for a blockbuster clash against the Eagles as we look to continue our momentum from Round 3!
Neil Vea Vea has been sidelined due to injury while we are a chance to see two new faces make their league debut for the mighty Tigers - Sam Walker and Tim Sullivan. All the best boys.
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LEAGUE MATCH REPORT
Goals: T Milera 4, L Hosie 3, J Scott 2, T Schott 2, J Koster 1, J White 1, L Reynolds 1, J Scharenberg 1
We set ourselves for a really tough contest against Norwood and that’s what we got in terms of contested ball and pressure.
The biggest challenge we faced and trained hard on it all week was competing around the stoppages and holding our structures and the players were able to execute those 2 fundamentals very well to our plan.
In tough conditions to control the ball, both teams had shots in front of goal that missed, and it was the team who could convert that would gain the scoreboard advantage and maintain pressure on their opponent. Our 3rd quarter was where we set that up. Our period of momentum set up 6.2 and when Norwood had the play they kicked 6 points to set up a healthy lead at three quarter time.
We knew Norwood would come back at us and they did and they had a patch of consecutive goals but we were able to steady and play some composed footy to slow the game down and kick a goal to enable us to restructure and find the right shape to finish off.
This was a strong victory, and after watching Norwood beat South Adelaide live, I thought this team would be very hard to beat. A very pleasing result from the playing group. Our pressure was the most relentless we’ve been able to produce for 4 quarters, and we got reward for effort.
RESERVES MATCH REPORT
Best: P Clark, T Sullivan, D Robinson, L Earl, S Walker
Goals: D Wanganeen 3, D Robinson 3, B Close 2, P Clark, T Cox, L Earl, B Jordan
Coming off a big win in round 2 we knew that this week would not be as easy so our main focus was to embrace the challenge. Playing against the bigger bodies of Norwood, it was good to see our younger players hold their own and no doubt they have learnt some lessons about how to grind out the physical side of the game.
With the weather providing some challenges our players didn’t handle the ball as well as Norwood and as a result of that were not able to take the ascendancy of the game for prolonged periods. We had patches where we were in good positions and moved the ball the way we wanted to and showed positives in both offensive and defensive phases of the game.
It was a good challenge for our playing group and we came away with many things to work on both structurally and fundamentally. In the end we ended up going down by 17 points and the game has shown we have plenty to build on. We now look forward to playing the Eagles in round 4 who always provide a strong contest.
BY ZAC MILBANK
Glenelg broke through for its first win of the season with a comfortable 31-point victory against Norwood at Gliderol Stadium on Saturday evening.
Still stinging from a heart-breaking three-point loss to Port in Round 2, the Tigers were ultra impressive with their ball movement during the third term as they banged on 6.3 to the Redlegs’ six behinds.
This opened up a significant eight-goal break at the the final change, which proved to be enough despite a spirited flurry from Norwood in the final term which yielded five goals in succession.
Lachie Hosie – who kicked eight majors in the Reserves last round – was a late inclusion for the Bays but it didn’t take him long to adjust to the tempo by nailing the first of his three goals in the first term.
He teamed well with Terry Milera (four goals) inside 50m for the Tigers while Josh Scott and Luke Reynolds roamed further up the ground to find more of the footy against the Legs.
But the real find of the night was former West Adelaide wingman Tom Schott, who tallied a game-high 34 disposals to go with his two goals as he showed off his skills in just his sixth Macca’s League match.
Inside midfielders Matt Snook and Ben Sawford completed their customary grunt work at the stoppages for Glenelg while Jonty Scharenberg celebrated his inclusion in the West End State Squad with 28 disposals and 10 marks.
After such a strong win against South in Round 2, Norwood will head back to The Parade searching for answers as their skills were below par during the premiership quarter.
Magarey Medallist Mitch Grigg provided a much-needed spark for the visitors in the final term to boot two of his three goals in succession with classy finishes while Lewis Johnston had 28 touches and 13 marks in his role through the midfield.
As many as seven Redlegs had fewer than 10 disposals, including triple premiership bigman Brady Dawe who was sidelined by injury in the first half.
GLENELG 3.4 6.9 12.11 15.14 (104)
NORWOOD 3.3 4.5 4.11 10.13 (73)
LEADING DISPOSALS – Glenelg: Schott 34, Scharenberg 28, Sawford 26, Snook 23, Reynolds 21, Scott 19, Chalmers 18, Hawkins 17.
Norwood: Johnston 28, Jefferies, Talia 26, Shenton, Grigg, Panos 23, Fuller 20, Bampton, Pedro 18.
GOALS – Glenelg: T. Milera 4, Hosie 3, Scott, Schott 2, Koster, White, Reynolds, Scharenberg.
Norwood: Grigg 3, Surman, Panos, Shenton, Hamilton, Olsson, Fuller, Edmead.
BY ZAC MILBANK
A strong Sturt influence is among the 49 players announced in the 2018 West End State Squad to tackle the WAFL next month.
As many as 10 of the Double Blues’ premiership stars have been included to confront the Sandgropers on Saturday May 12 at Adelaide Oval, with the large squad giving selectors more time to assess performance given the earlier date of the game this year.
To be coached by dual Sturt premiership mentor Marty Mattner, the Croweaters also boast eight players each from regular finals contenders Woodville-West Torrens and Norwood in the initial group.
Sturt captain Zane Kirkwood, who was the skipper of the side which beat the VFL at Adelaide Oval in 2016, headlines the list of stars selected while his deputy two years ago – Steven Summerton – is again on board to wear the cherished red guernsey.
The midfield depth of the squad is a significant feature, with Norwood premiership pair Matt Panos and Mitch Grigg named, together with pint-sized ball magnets James Boyd (Eagles) and Travis Schiller (Central).
A Fos Williams Medallist in 2015 – the last time SANFL clashed with WAFL in Perth – Tom Keough has returned to the line-up but whether he plays in defence remains in question considering key defenders such as Sturt’s Fraser Evans and Jack Stephens, Eagles co-captain Luke Thompson and Norwood’s Alex Georgiou are among those chosen.
Young Macca’s League stars such as Glenelg’s Jonty Scharenberg, South’s Sam Overall, Norwood’s Luke Surman and Central’s Kyle Presbury have also been given every chance to impress the selection panel, which is again being chaired by Redlegs premiership rover Stephen Rowe.
At this stage, South Adelaide co-captain Joel Cross is the only noticeable absentee, with the two-time Magarey Medallist unavailable due to a family commitment.
Joining Mattner on the coaching panel this year will be Norwood coach Jarrod Cotton, retired Crows star Scott Thompson and 2015 West Adelaide premiership mentor Mark Mickan.
Central District premiership heroes Chris and James Gowans will don the fluoros as on-field runners for coach Mattner.
Training will start on Tuesday next week at Alberton Oval, with a further three sessions scheduled, including a final run on Adelaide Oval -weather permitting – on Thursday May 10.
Starting at 1.10pm, the match will also be a curtain-raiser to the AFL Showdown between Adelaide and Port Adelaide – which begins at 4.40pm.
2018 WEST END STATE SQUAD
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- Club Reception
- North-Eastern Entrance – off Rugless Terrace
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The Tigers will tackle a strong Norwood outfit this Saturday as we search for our first win of the season. We will look to continue our defensive pressure shown in round 2 and give our forwards every opportunity to put some scores on the board.
Brad Close and Tim Sullivan are a chance to make their league debut for the Tigers.
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We are pleased to announce that James Came was the winner of the Split 50/50 raffle on Friday night at our clash against Port Adelaide. He was lucky enough to take home $1,291.50 cash. For your chance to win big, purchase a ticket at our next home game on Saturday April14th at the merchandise stand or the ticket sellers located throughout the ground.
LEAGUE MATCH REPORT
Goals: T Milera 7, M Motlop 3, B Sawford 2, J Koster, L Reynolds
We Set ourselves to produce a sustained effort for 120 minutes in order to give ourselves the best chance to be in the contest and fight for a win.
Our defensive pressure on and off the ball was at a level higher than round 1 so that was pleasing – 72 tackles was a good indicator of our mindset.
We exited through the front from stoppage early and give our forwards a chance and were able to put some scores on the board.
Our discipline to structure was much better this week and the team is starting to get to know the way we want to play more instinctively
But we played a very good team with a group of midfield runners that kept working and spreading and shifting the ball around by foot and their talls were very strong overhead and dangerous in front of goal.
Port were patient by foot waiting for options to open up and then ran in waves to support, and containing their runners and class was always going to be our greatest challenge.
We lost some structure in the 3rd quarter and couldn’t penetrate the F50 enough, but some adjustment at the ¾ time break re-aligned us to create better shape in front of the ball and transition the ball better.
In the end, the spirit showed to never give up and play to the end was really encouraging and we also learn a lot from the 2 minute drill in time on that we could’ve been better in a game state scenario.
Great battle – a game that we go forward from even without the points.
RESERVES MATCH REPORT
Goals: L Hosie 8, L Earl 3, S Davis 3, B Close 2, T Corcoran, S Walker, J Boyle, D Wanganeen, B Jordan, T Sullivan
Best: B Close, L Hosie, L Earl, S Kerrish, S Walker, S Davis
We headed into round 2 with a focus on building consistency and playing a coordinated game with a clear understanding of how we want to move the ball. The players executed this well that resulted in a dominant display.
From an effort perspective it was pleasing we played a four quarter game and even when we were in control and the scoreboard was in our favour the players continued to push themselves. We had contributors all over the ground with multiple goal kickers in Hosie and Earl. It was also exciting to see our first year players in Kerrish and Close have an impact on the game.
The next challenge is Norwood at home for round 3 and with positions being tight I expect a sharp week on the track.
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We have three big home games in April: Port Adelaide, Norwood and Centrals.
Footy is at home this Friday – what can we expect
Main entrance on Brighton Road
Northern Eastern Entrance – off Rugless Terrace
If you have joined and need to pick up your Membership package you can do so at the pick up table immediately inside the Club foyer.
Those wishing to join on the night can do so at reception throughout the day until kick off at 7.10pm.
Inside the ground, just outside the Club.
Open 1 hour before the main game
Villi’s’ Van: Just inside the ground at the main entrance adjacent the main grandstand
Villi’s Canteen - southern end
Hot Dogs – grandstand wing
Open 1 hour before the main game
West End van
Open at 5.30pm – 8.30pm: bookings welcome
After match presentations
30 minutes after the final siren
Coach and best players
Night Footy Oval Access: kick and catch
Members may recall that we keep the lights on for 30 minutes after the match to enable the kids to have a kick on the oval.
The squad will see as many as 4 new faces take to the field for the first time in 2018. Warrick McGinty has been omitted and Darcy Bailey has been side lined due to an ankle injury.
We are back home this Friday night. Come and cheer on the boys with your Tiger family! Reserves kick-off at 4:45 pm followed by the highly anticipated league match at 7:10 pm.
Goals: T Milera (3), J Koster, J Scott, L Reynolds, C Nicholson
Best: Nicholson, Proud, Snook, Scharenberg, McCarthy, Koster
Started the game well playing the style of footy we had been working on and training.
Our pressure was strong and aggressive and we gave ourselves repeat entries which resulted in scores.
Our issue from quarter time on was stoppages – we were being beaten around the contest and were defending Souths effective clearance work meaning our ball use was starting deep inside our D50. But at half time we were happy overall with the other aspects of our game and well in the contest.
The game was won and lost in the 1st 10 minutes of the 3rd quarter where South kicked 5 unanswered goals.
It was simply a case of workrate. They out-worked and out-ran us and we couldn’t get our hands on enough ball and controlled ball to settle the game down
We fought the game out and never gave up, working hard on our contested ball area in the last quarter but couldn’t bridge the gap.
We walk away disappointed but with clarity of what we have to work on and the confidence that our best efforts will give us a chance.
Goals: I Milera (5), T Feely (2), L Hosie (2), S Davis, T Sullivan, B Jordan, N Vea Vea
Best: N Vea Vea, A Martini, I Milera, L Hosie, D Wanganeen, B Close
Our Reserves side had the privilege of being the opening match for season 2018. As a playing group we wanted to start the season off well and make sure it was an even contribution across the ground. Team defence was a focus. It was obvious from the first bounce the players were keen to show they understood the brief with the pressure around the ball being a feature. Our ball use improved as we settled into the game and this was evident with our ability to find targets and transition the ball on our terms. The 9 goal last half was reflective of the team effort across the ground and in particular the third quarter where we were dominant in all key areas. We now prepare for Round 2 where we will play Port Adelaide at home with several players putting their hands up to be considered for elevation to League.
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At last footy is back and we kick off the 2018 season with Good Friday football at Hickinbotham Oval tomorrow against South Adelaide.
What a big pre-season it has been. Welcoming new coach Mark Stone, who has impressed everyone with his football knowledge, communication and clear understanding on how he wants the game played.
Paul Sandercock and the football department have worked tirelessly over the summer to inject more talent into our list to drive continual improvement and ensure we play finals football in 2018. The addition of some key talls in Jesse White, Luke Reynolds and Neil Vea Vea, complimented with the class and speed of Marlon Motlop and Nick Amato will certainly help us become a better side. Along with the continued development of last year’s list and homegrown talent such as Jonty Scharenberg and Alex Martini.
Our preparation leading into round one could not be better and I am extremely excited about the opportunities that lay in front of us this season. Whilst also having a very clear understanding that as a club we need to continue to develop our culture so when these opportunities present themselves we grab them with both hands and make them ours, something we haven’t done well enough in the past.
South are never easy to beat on their home ground and I am certain they will throw out the challenge tomorrow. However, for us to be a pacesetter in the competition we need to win away from home and there would be no better way to start the 2018 season than by ticking that box tomorrow.
If you are not away for the Easter break please join us at Hickinbotham Oval tomorrow to support the boys and get them over the line for the first win for the season, remembering it is an early start with the reserves at 10.30am, League 1.10pm followed by the women’s game at 4pm. If you can’t make tomorrow lock into your diary next Friday night against the Magpies, our first home game where we want a massive crowd to cheer the team along.
The SANFL is a tough competition, however I am positive with a lot of hard work and the discipline to follow the coaches instructions, we will improve significantly in 2018 and the rewards will come.
Thank you for all those supporters who have already joined as members and for those who haven’t get onboard today and come along for the ride, your commitment is essential for the overall success of the club.
To all our fantastic members and supporters thank you for your continued support and loyalty and please have happy and safe Easter break.
Let the ‘Footy’ begin!
The SANFL competition begins this week on Good Friday.
Glenelg looks to debut 10 new faces to its league side in our round 1 Carey Darley Cup clash against South Adelaide tomorrow at Hickinbotham Oval. Jesse White, Marlon Motlop and Luke Reynolds are all key inclusions to make there debut for the black and gold.
Stick around to watch our women's side battle South Adelaide as they look to add another win to the books.
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West Adelaide 2.2.14
Best: E Kellock, C Hartley, B Walling, B Wells, A Moritz
Goals: Edwards, Walling
Notching up a 5 point win over West Adelaide felt like a just reward for our hard work, commitment and sacrifice. We went into the game believing we could get the job done as we had been building towards this win for weeks with strong patches throughout every game. The continuing challenge for us this season was to be able to put it all together for four quarters of football and we were able to do just that.
We started the game off perfectly with Lexi Edwards scoring the first goal 3 minutes in and we held that lead for the first half, keeping West scoreless in the 2nd quarter, Kale Pedlar hitting the score board with two minors going into the second half 3 points in front.
But it was the second half where we really had to dig deep; challenged with two players down due to injury, this game could have been a very different story. Our players stood up all over the ground showing plenty of leadership. Lizzy Grosvenor, Ellie Kellock, Bonnie Wells and 1st gamer, Tess Morcom in defence with very little bench time were instrumental. Brianna Walling was a huge contributor in the outcome through the midfield. She was able to win contested ball, showed great vision and awareness around stoppages and also pushed forward taking a big mark then kicked an important goal. Cass Hartley played the perfect Captain’s game, covering a huge amount of ground wining the ball and taking some telling intercept marks. Lexi Edwards continued to be one the strongest leading and marking presences up the ground. All of these efforts and more resulted in us being the more dangerous team in the fourth quarter keeping West scoreless while hitting the score board for three minors securing the win.
With two minor rounds left of the SANFL Statewide Super Women’s League this win has given us the spark we need to finish the season off strong.
TRIAL GAME #1
Played in hot conditions at My Money House Oval, the quarters were reduced to 23 minutes flat. We started well kicking a goal within the first few minutes to settle us into the game and set up a strong 1st quarter.
Centrals had the better of the clearance battle early and were able to generate good field position off the back of their stoppage work. We adjusted at the half time break in a few areas and gained back some ascendancy around the contest in the 2nd half to even up the clearance numbers.
Our ball use was very pleasing in terms of kick totals and efficiency and we were able to transfer the ball cleanly in transition generating 49 inside 50s to give our forwards every chance.
Defensively, we worked together well and created pressure on Centrals and we had more turnovers in the 2nd half to give us repeat entries.
Overall it was a strong performance against a Centrals team that looks very fit and runs the ground very well.
TRIAL GAME #2
Started well again off the back of some strong centre clearance work and pressure in the front half. Kicked with a slight breeze and scored well but North had more of the ball.
In the 2nd quarter, the centre clearance ledger swung in North's favour and they were able to generate more inside 50s and apply pressure to our ball use on the way. Our ball use was below expectation and we coughed up some easy goals but to Norths credit their pressure was good.
The 2nd half was an even competitive battle and both teams had their momentum swings and opportunities.
Overall North won the inside 50 battle through better ball use, but to grind away and never give up and give ourselves a chance to win was very pleasing.
We had 3 repeat entries late to set up 3 shots and finish with our noses just in front. There was great benefit in having a solid, hard fought, contested hit out against another good team in North Adelaide to end our pre-season games and prepare us well for round 1.
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Help us kick-off the 2018 SANFL Season by joining us at our Season Launch on Tuesday March 27th from 5:30 pm. Meet the players, enjoy a sausage sizzle, player presentations and meet our our number 1 ticket holder 'Cosi'. Free entry for all!
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Please not the times for tomorrow's trial match against North Adelaide at City Mazda Stadium have changed.
Glenelg v North Adelaide (League and Reserves Trials) – Time Shift
The squad that will take on North Adelaide in Saturday's trial match at City Mazda Stadium have been selected.
League 1:45 pm
Bailey, Chalmers, Corcoran, Curran, Edwards, Feely, Hawkins, Joseph, Koster, Mackenzie, Martini, McCarthy, McGinty, T. Milera, Motlop, Nicholson, Proud, Reynolds, Sawford, Scharenberg, Schott, Scott, Snook, Uebergang, Vea Vea, Wanganeen, White, Yates.
Reserves 11:20 am
H. Boyle, J. Boyle, Buchanan, Clark, Close, Cox, Davidson, Davis, Earl, Eckel, Haarsma, Jordan, Kerrish, I. Milera, Noble, Papatolis, Robinson, Sires, Slade, Sullivan, Trembath, Walker, Woolard
Get out to our final hit-out before Round 1 and see the boys in action as we take on North Adelaide at City Mazda Stadium this Saturday March 17th. Reserves kick-off at 11:20 am followed by the league side at 1:45 pm. Stick around for some SANFLW action as our Tiger Women take on North Adelaide at 4:15 pm.
Goals: L Edwards, E Kellock
Best: C Dawe, L Edwards, S Allan, J Du
Entering round 6 without a win puts any team under immense scrutiny with many writing us off, this week we were looking to earn respect back amongst the competition by challenging Norwood with four quarters of competitive football. We achieved this with the game going right down to the wire.
Lexi Edwards carried on her great form from last week as an outstanding strong forward presence with 5 contested marks and 13 disposals, she continues to demonstrate that she is among the strongest forwards in the competition.
Charlie Dawe has really responded to the new direction of the club playing her highest possession game all season, and impacting all over the ground. Jess Allan was again a dominating force in the ruck and a reliable target for us with match high 17 disposals. Her endurance to run out a whole game, ability and willingness to play her role within the team demonstrates exactly why she is at the most Elite level. Ang Mortiz was also a highlight, the constant pressure she put Norwood under, not allowing them to run over the top of us.
We gave ourselves every opportunity to win the game, with 7 more inside 50’s but the lost opportunities in front of goal was in end the difference resulting in a heartbreaking 3-point loss. Despite not getting the premiership points it was clear among the group that our resiliency and endeavor means that we should not be taken lightly. There is no doubt we will be putting pressure on the competition as we enter the back end of the season.
The squad that will take on Central District in Saturday's trial match at My Money House Oval have been selected.
League - 12:40 pm
Bailey, Chalmers, Corcoran, Curran, Feely, Hawkins, Hosie, Joseph, Koster, Mackenzie, McCarthy, McGinty, T. Milera, Motlop, Nicholson, Proud, Reynolds, Sawford, Scharenberg, Snook, Vea Vea, Wanganeen, White, Yates.
Reserves - 10:00 am
Betterman, H. Boyle, J. Boyle, Buchanan, Carmody, Clark, Close, Cox, Davis, Earl, Edwards, Haarsma, Jordan, Kerrish, I. Milera, Noble, Schott, Sires, Slade, Sullivan, Trembath, Uebergang, Walker, Woolard.
The Glenelg Football club would like to advise all members and supporters of the passing of Life Member, Roma Soulsby on March 3rd 2018. We extend our deepest condolences to Roma's family during their period of grieving.
The Club is delighted to announce our Club leaders for the 2018 Season. We’re sure all Tiger fans will congratulate Andrew Bradley and Chris Curran on their appointments as co captains for the year. Supporting them in the Leadership Group are Max Proud, Marlon Motlop, Matt Snook and Aaron Joseph. We look forward to a great year from them all.
See the boys in action at our first official hit-out for 2018 against Central District Football Club this Saturday at My Money House Oval. Reserves kick-off at 10:00 am followed by the league side at 12:40 pm.
Best: L Edwards, A Moritz, J Allan, C Dawe
Goals: L Edwards (2)
The challenge for us this week was to build upon what we have been working on at training, to improve as a team and be more difficult to play against for longer periods of time. Pleasingly, we were able to do this for most of the game. Sure, there were lapses in concentration, but they weren't for lengthy periods of time like they had previously been. In fact, when West Adelaide started to get on a roll in the last quarter, our character was being questioned internally. Rather than allow the opposition to have their way, we went back to good habits and kept working hard to grind out the last 7 minutes.
I would like to make a special mention of our Leaders, who have been instrumental off field, as much as they are on field. They are integral in setting high standards, driving the discipline and they challenge the group regularly to ensure we play every minute.
Our start was great, the way we moved the ball and defended as a team is exactly how we want to play. Lex Edwards was imposing forward taking 7 marks and having 5 shots at goal. Captain Cass Hartley was very damaging coming out of the Backline with many of her involvements resulting in forward 50 entries. Bonny Wells did a superb job blanketing dangerous players as they rotated forward. Jess Allan was extremely dominant in the Ruck. Ang Moritz gave us plenty around the ball and used it very well.
In the end, we fell short and we are very disappointed by this. However, we have made significant strides and we will continue to do so. Onward and upward from here.
GOALS: A Fitridge, L Edwards, K Pedlar, T Morriss
BEST: S Allan, E Kellock, C Hartley, A Moritz
We peppered the goals in the dying stages of the game but the desperate defending of Sturt just held us out.
A much improved effort by the collective group on Friday night at the Parade saw us come close to registering our first win for the season.
Getting off to a solid first quarter through the tireless efforts of skipper Cass Hartley we lost a bit of momentum in the 2nd quarter where the Blues seemed to be marking every ball that came their way.
An impressive 2nd half in ruck by Luce Earl gave our midfield good use around the ground in the second half which brought young gun Tamsyn Morriss and the impressive Brianna Walling into the game.
The group, even though extremely disappointed, takes good confidence out of this game and we now look forward to our trip to Richmond
Oval on Friday night where we are looking for a repeat of our earlier trial game victory against West Adelaide.
Annual General Meeting - Monday 26 February at 7.30pm
Board of Director Elections
In accordance with section 11.1 of the Club Constitution, the Club placed Notice of the AGM and invited nominations for positions as Directors. At the closing date for nominations the Club received two nominations. As such Nick Chigwidden and David Whelan who both offered themselves for re - election are duly elected for a two year term.
GFC Constitution Update
A review of same was overdue, as such the Club engaged Andersons Solicitors to update our constitution ensuring relevance in the modern era. Andersons have specialised in this area for the SANFL and its Clubs. They will provide a representative at the AGM to answer any queries. The Constitution and explanations are now posted on the website, a hard copy can be collected from the Club during trading hours.
The Annual Report is now available on the website. Hard copies will be available from Monday February 19th at reception during office hours. To download a copy now - CLICK HERE
BY ANDREW CAPEL
GLENELG Football Club — on its knees and fighting for its SANFL survival two years ago — has taken a major step towards securing its financial future by recording a massive operating profit for 2017.
The Tigers’ surplus of $681,739 smashed their 2016 profit of $14,278.
Prior to that Glenelg had endured four consecutive operating losses totalling more than $1 million.
The result is a tremendous boost to the club, which in 2016 launched a debt demolition campaign, titled “Save The Tigers’’, after revealing it was $3.4 million in debt.
Much of this was due to borrowing $2.4 million from the council in 2002 to build a function centre at its Brighton Road headquarters.
Members and supporters rallied behind the stricken club and last year the Tigers — in the SANFL since 1921 — struck a significant deal with Holdfast Bay Council to have some of the interest on its council loan written off or waived with plans to turn the ground into a major sporting and community hub.
This included knocking down the H.Y. Sparks grandstand, which had its roof blown off in a storm in December, 2016, and having a grass mound with seating on the western side of the ground.
This is due for completion next month.
As part of a financial restructuring at Glenelg, 50 per cent of the function centre floor space has been leased to the ACH Group.
President Nick Chigwidden hailed the Tigers’ strong financial result but warned there was still plenty of hard work ahead for the club, putting the extraordinary financial turnaround down to some one-off payments.
These included an interest saving of $188,685 from council, a $163,025 payroll tax refund and $412,000 from the SANFL Land Investment Fund while the club reduced its expenditure by $166,650.
“From where the club has been this is an outstanding result,’’ Chigwidden said.
“In 12 months we have been able to reduce our liabilities a lot, whether it’s loans to council, the bank or our trading creditors, to get back to a very manageable stage where we can now run the business strategically more than reactionary.
“However we understand that without the continued support of the council and the one-off payments the long term sustainability of the club would be jeopardised so we have to continue to work diligently in all areas of the club to make sure we continue to move forward.’’
Day 1 of SANFL Australian Unity Fast Footy was fierce, fun and very hot. Our Tiger men took on West Adelaide at 7:35 pm but couldn't get the job done going down 1.10.5.(74) to 0.6.9.(45). We take on a familiar faced Sturt on Saturday from 4:15 pm.See you at the footy.
Glenelg has named a young and inexperienced squad, littered with some summer signings. Former North Adelaide left-footer Nick Amato will be looking to find plenty of the ball after playing 75 Macca’s League games for the Roosters between 2011 and 2016. Ex-Port Adelaide pair Zac Hawkins and Sean Davidson have crossed from the Magpies and will be looking to establish themselves while classy indigenous goalsneak Ian Milera should be well suited to the new concept.
1 – Nick Amato, 2 – Zac Hawkins, 3 – Jay Boyle, 4 – Harrison Boyle, 5 – Alex Martini, 6 – Brad McCarthy, 7 – Jack Yates, 8 – Henry Papatolis, 9 – Darcy Bailey, 10 – Brad Close, 11 – Bryce Woolard, 12 – Elliot Chalmers, 13 – Seb Kerrish, 14 – Jack Haarsma, 15 – Cam Buchanan, 16 – Lachie Hosie, 17 – Ian Milera, 18 – Brodie Trembath, 19 – Tim Sullivan, 20 – Sean Davidson, 21 – Bailey Jordan, 22 – Brad Noble, 23 – Josh Koster, 24 – Tom Schott, 25 – Ben Edwards, 26 – Sam Walker, 27 – Tim Mackenzie, 28 – Patrick Clark, 29 – Todd Slade, 30 – Tom Feely.
Members are advised that in accordance with the Club Constitution and Notice of Meeting advice on November 14 2017, the Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 26 February at 7:30 pm in the President's Room.
Fast. Fierce. Fun! Join us at Norwood Oval for a spectacle of fast, fierce football with Australian Unity Fast Footy. Unlimited interchanges, nine-point super goals and a collective prize pool of $20,000 will make for an entertaining two days.
Plus, there’ll be entertainment for the whole family with a DJ, face painting, jumping castle, inflatable footy activities and food trucks in the SANFL Activation Zone.
GATES OPEN: Friday 5:00pm & Saturday 1:00pm
FRIDAY 9 FEBRUARY
5:45pm Port Adelaide v. Woodville West Torrens
6:40pm South Adelaide v. North Adelaide
7:35pm Glenelg v. West Adelaide
8:30pm Norwood v. Sturt
SATURDAY 10 FEBRUARY
1:30pm West Adelaide v. Port Adelaide
2:25pm North Adelaide v. Adelaide
3:20pm Woodville West Torrens v. South Adelaide
4:15pm Sturt v. Glenelg
5:10pm Adelaide v. Norwood
6:40pm First v. Fourth
7:35pm Second v. Third
8:45pm Winner Semi-Final 1 v. Winner Semi-Final 2
$10,000 for First Place
$5,000 for Second Place
$2,500 each for Third and Fourth Place.
Ultimately, the only result that counts when we look at the premiership table is who has the W next to their name...but it is round 1, so for us it is a great opportunity to learn where we went wrong in Friday night’s disappointing 28 point loss.
Our first trip out to Hickinbotham Oval to take on newcomers South Adelaide got off to a slow start in the first quarter where we found ourselves lost at times on the very wide expanses which saw us lose our forward structure making it difficult to get our game moving. Being the first game of the season, at an unfamiliar oval and with a very parochial home crowd cheering on South Adelaide, it also took us a bit of time to settle. Unfortunately, the Panthers got a couple of goals on the board before we managed to settle into the game which made things difficult going forward. The overriding statistics in the first quarter saw 18-0 inside 50’s in favour of South plus a -7 differential in stoppage clearances; these were of obvious concern. Had it not been for a very solid effort by our defence in that quarter, in particular the pressure displayed by club debutant Brooke Trevena together with the composure of the returning Sheridan Howell and Hannah Crump, it could have been a lot worse.
The second term saw us adopt more of a contested game, looking to match South one on one as opposed to looking to attack. This had an immediate positive effect where we were able to reverse the inside 50 count in the 2nd quarter to read 11-0 in our favour and the clearance differential to be +1. Holding South to 1 goal in the 2nd quarter was extremely pleasing but unfortunately we didn’t take advantage of our stronger 2nd quarter showing by only scoring 3 behinds. Ang Moritz, Adelaide Crows rookie Brianna Walling and talented junior Tamsyn Morriss were the catalysts to our turnaround whilst Centre Half Forward Lucy Bellinger started to take control of her area.
The remainder of the game followed suit. We managed to win the majority of the key statistics but we were not able to convert this to majors on the score board.
In the end, after our very sluggish start, we certainly matched the highly fancied Panthers, who featured 5 players who represented the black & gold last season.
The score in the end was ugly but the stats don’t lie…excluding the first 1/4, the inside 50 tally stood at 18-13 our way, clearances at 19-15 and the tackle count at a Round 1 competition high of 101-78. The girls certainly changed it up and did not ‘throw in the towel’ and that is what we will hang our hat on going into next Sunday’s clash against another fancied team, last year’s runner up, North Adelaide with the game to once again be at Hickinbotham Stadium with kick off at 1.45 pm.
The evening was unfortunately soured by a bad wrist fracture to the impressive Tamara Page, one of our new girls to the club. Tamara was having a very good game across half forward when she was tackled solidly with around 30 seconds to go in the 3rd quarter. We wish Tam a speedy recovery.
Thank you to all of our Tiger Family who ventured out on Friday night and we greatly hope to see plenty of Black & Gold when we head down south again next week. Go Tigers!
BY ZAC MILBANK
With the SANFL Statewide Super Women’s League kicking off on Friday Feburary 2, Zac Milbank caught up with Football Operations Manager Tom Hurley to produce a last minute guide to the competition as it enters its second year.
Q – What is the competition’s official name?
A – The SANFL Statewide Super Women’s League.
Q – What does it cost to attend the matches?
A – All matches, including the Grand Final, are free entry.
Q – Which clubs are involved in the SANFL Statewide Super Women’s League?
A – Glenelg, North Adelaide, Norwood and West Adelaide have been joined by Sturt and South Adelaide this year.
Q – Who are the captains?
A – Cassie Hartley (Glenelg), Leah Tynan (North Adelaide), Rebekka McMahon (Norwood), Ali Evans (West Adelaide), Caitlyn Swanson (Sturt), Kristi Harvey and Lauren Buchanan (South Adelaide).
Q – Who are the coaches?
A – Aleks Bojanic (Glenelg), Matt Slade (North Adelaide), Steve Symonds (Norwood), Andrew Marks (West Adelaide), Danijel Herbut (Sturt), Krissie Steen (South Adelaide).
Q – Will the Adelaide AFLW players be available for selection in the SANFL Statewide Super Women’s League?
A – Yes, the majority of Adelaide’s AFLW players were allocated SANFL clubs in last year’s SANFL Mini Draft. They will be available for SANFL Women’s selection when not selected at AFLW level.
Q – When and where will the games be played?
A – The minor round matches will be played from Friday February 2 until Wednesday April 25 at The Parade, Peter Motley Oval, Hickinbotham Oval and City Mazda Stadium. The Grand Final will be played at Peter Motley Oval on Anzac Day, Wednesday April 25 at 4pm.
Q – Will the matches be available to watch online?
A – Yes, all of the matches will be live streamed with commentary via the SANFL website and SANFL YouTube channel.
Q – Will there be live statistics and scores available to view?
A – All SANFLW games will have live statistics and scores recorded by Champion Data and displayed on the SANFL website and SANFL App.
Q – Will there be different rules?
A – Yes, teams will field 20 players for each game with only 16 on the field, four on the interchange. The last possession out-of-bounds rule will be in place while there will also be no cap on interchange rotations, given the likelihood of warm conditions. Quarters will be 17 minutes in length with no time-on while Size 4 footballs will be used.
Q – Will players be subject to the SANFL’s Match Review Panel?
A- Yes, but like Under-18 level, no fines will be issued as penalties.
Q – How many games will a player need to play in the minor round to participate in the finals series?
A – Two.
Q – Will there be similar awards to the men’s competition?
A – Yes, players will compete for the SANFL Statewide Super premiership cup and be awarded premiership medallions should they be successful on Grand Final day. A best-and-fairest award similar to the Magarey Medal, a Breakthrough Player, Coaches Award and Leading Goalkicker trophy will also be presented at the conclusion of the minor round.
Q – Is there a Heat Policy in place?
A – Yes, for matches with a forecast temperature of 32C or more, SANFL has the potential to reduce the length of quarters, lengthen the time of quarter-time and half-time breaks and ensure shade is available for access during each change. In extreme weather, there is the option to increase the number of interchange players.
Time to get serious with only FIVE days until our Round 1 SANFL Statewide Super Women's league clash against South Adelaide Football Club on Friday Feb 2nd at Hickinbotham Oval. Entry is FREE, head on down and show our Tiger Women your support.
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SANFL supporters will need to brace themselves for the inaugural Australian Unity Fast Footy competition, to be held across two days in February.
Dubbed SANFL’s version of Twenty20 Cricket, Australian Unity Fast Footy will see as many as 12 games of football played on February 9 and 10 at the Norwood Oval.
Each team will only have 12 players on the field at once, with four players in attack, four in the midfield and four in defence.
Matches will include four 10-minute quarters, with the first team to score 50 points, or the team in front at the final siren, declared the winner. If a team wins by reaching 50 points first, it will also earn a valuable bonus point in determining its final ladder position.
But the most noticeable feature will be the speed of the games, which is certain to favour pacy players such as Redlegs running machine Anthony Wilson and exciting West Adelaide prospect Izak Rankine.
Interchanges will be unlimited, ensuring players remain fresh in the expected warm conditions while the rules will be conducive to keeping the ball in play.
The Last Possession Out of Bounds rule enforced during the minor round will be ramped up to be the Last Touch Out of Bounds rule, encouraging teams to play through the corridor at The Parade.
The ball must be kicked in after any score, not just a behind, while it will also remain in play if it hits the goal or point post and rebounds back onto the field.
Nine-point super goals will be awarded for any goals kicked from outside the 50m arc, causing players such as new North Adelaide recruit Jarred Allmond and South’s Tom Fields to present plenty of danger to their opposition.
Players will also be wary not to infringe on their opponents with severe penalties to be applied for free kicks. Inside the defensive 50m arc – the opposition player will have a shot from 20m out directly in front. Inside the forward 50m arc – the opposition player will have a free kick at the centre of their defensive 50m arc.
In the event of a tied game, an exciting finish looms with each team nominating their best set-shot kickers to have a soccer-style penalty shoot-out from 30m out directly in front of goal. The first kicker to miss will ensure the opposing team wins the game.
Despite the on-field action also acting as an important pre-season fixture for the Macca’s League season, the incentive to win should be high considering as much as $20,000 will be on offer as prizemoney, with $10,000 to the first-placed team, $5,000 to the runner-up and $2,500 each for third and fourth place.
Fans will not only be able to see their recruits sporting their new colours for the first time but also enjoy the carnival atmosphere at the Woods Street venue with Club Zones to be allocated for each participating teams to be coupled with food trucks, children’s entertainment and vibrant music to get the adrenalin pumping.
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* 12 matches to be played across two days – four on Friday February 9 and eight on Saturday February 10
* Each match consists of four 10-minute quarters
* First team to score 50 points or team in front at final siren wins
* Penalty shoot-out finale from 30m in front of goal to decide winning team if scores tied at final siren
* 12 players per team on the field – four midfielders, four forwards and four defenders
* Unlimited interchanges. Interchanges occur at points in each sector of the ground (midfield, forward, back)
* 9 points awarded for any goal kicked from outside 50m arc
* Ball to be kicked in after any score, goal or behind
* Ball to remain in play if rebounds off a goal or point post
* Last TOUCH out of bounds rule enforced, as opposed to Last Possession used in minor round
We are excited to announce that Cass Hartley has been named Glenelg Football Club Women's captain for Season 2018. Cass was voted in by her team mates and will lead the Tigers for the second year in a row.
Cass will be joined by returning Vice Captain Lexia Edwards who was also voted in by her peers.
Rounding out our leadership group for 2018 is Ang Moritz, Ellie Kellock, Charlotte Dawe, Lucy Bellinger, Hannah Crump and Brooke Trevena.
Our Tiger Women will commence their 2018 campaign with a trial match against West Adelaide tomorrow at City Mazda Stadium from 10:00 am before playing for points in Round 1 on Friday February 2nd against South Adelaide at Hickinbotham Oval from 6:30 pm.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Narelle Smith as the clubs Reserve and Development Coach.
Narelle has extensive experience in football and is a pioneer in the development of Women's football in South Australia. She has been involved with the Glenelg Football Club for the past 2 seasons. Narelle is passionate about the game and development of players. Her knowledge and commitment to the game will be of great benefit to the players and coaches of the GFC.
Narelle commenced coaching as the Head Coach of Greenacres Women's Football Club (GWFC) in 2010. In 2012 she moved from GWFC to Morphettville Park Women’s Football Club (MPWFC) to establish the inaugural Under 18 Youth Girls (U18 YG). In 2012 Narelle established and Coached U18 YG MPWFC and was the Assistant Coach for MPWFC Senior Women’s team. On arrival at MPWFC she was instrumental in establishing a further 3 teams including Division 2 in Senior Women’s (2014) and Under 18 & Under 15 (2014) in the SAWFL Junior Competitions.
In 2015 in anticipation of the 2016 State Women’s program Narelle identified a lack of elite training programs for players to prepare. From this she identified 10 South Australian SAWFL Players who required extra training and conditioning. She then established and designed her own voluntary off season program for these players. Eight of these players were eventually drafted in the inaugural AFLW Adelaide Crows team (Marinoff, Cramey, Killian, Bevan, Sedunary, Cox, Varnhagen & Allan).
Assistant Coach for the Melbourne Women’s Football Team in 2014, 2015 & 2016.
In November 2015, Narelle was the first female to be appointed in a coaching role in Senior Men’s SANFL as an Assistant Coach at the Glenelg Football Club (GFC). She was re-appointed for Season 2017 as a part of the senior assistant coaching group - game day Reserves Assistant & League assisting with Opposition Analysis. In December 2016 Narelle was appointed Head Coach of the 2017 GFC Women’s team that participated in the inaugural SANFL Women’s League (SANFLW) from November 2016 - March 2017 - including coordination of club resources and program design of both pre & in season structure.
Coaching Accreditation & achievements
Level 1 AFL Coaching accreditation 2010
Level 2 AFL Coach accreditation 2013
Assistant Coach SA Youth Girls 2010 – 2012
Assistant Coach SA Senior Women’s 2011
Head Coach SA Senior Women’s 2013 – 2016
SA Female Talent Academy 2010 – 2013
Head Coach Under 18 MPWFC 2012
High Performance Academy AFL Women’s – Visy Park 2012
Head Coach MPWFC Senior Women’s Division 1 2013 – 2015
Premiership Coach SAWFL Division 1 MPWFC 2014 & 2015
Grand Final Coach in 2011, 2012 (U18 MPWFC), 2013, 2014 & 2015
Melbourne Football Club Women’s Team – Assistant Coach 2014, 2015 & 2016.
Glenelg Football Club - Reserves Assistant Coach 2016 - current
SANFLW Head Coach Glenelg Football Club 2017
Have a safe, fun, fantastic day everyone!
BY ZAC MILBANK
Newly-signed Glenelg recruit Jesse White says he’s looking forward to mentoring the Tigers’ host of youngsters when he makes his Macca’s League debut next year.
Set to relocate to Adelaide in early January, the former Collingwood and Sydney forward jumped at the chance to link up with new Tigers coach Mark Stone, who he worked with closely at the Swans.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, the 29-year-old revealed he was keen to educate fellow forwards such as Josh Scott and Luke Reynolds after gleaning plenty of information during his 10 years in the AFL system with the Swans and Magpies.
Measuring in at 196cm and 102kg, White is a perfect fit structurally for the Bays after the departure of Liam McBean. Not only will White play an integral role in attack for Glenelg, he will also provide tireless ruckman Warrick McGinty with much-needed relief in the centre square.
A talented basketballer in his teenage years, White also spoke of how his friendship with Boomers star Chris Goulding saw him spend the past four months training with NBL team Melbourne United.
But after finishing up with United this week, the 127-AFL game utility is looking forward to living in Adelaide to be surrounded by his wife Jody’s family while also spending quality time with daughter Evie.
Off the field, White is a talented artist, working with Collingwood’s media and membership department to pursue his interests in graphic design and photography.
Glenelg has secured the signature of Jesse White. The 29-year-old - who measures in at 196cm played 127 AFL games for Sydney (71) and Collingwood (56) kicking 148 goals.
Jesse is moving to Adelaide with his wife Jody and daughter Evie. We welcome Jesse, Jody and Evie to the Glenelg Football Club.
Jesse’s relationship with our new Senior Coach Mark Stone, was a contributing factor in his decision to sign with Glenelg. Mark spent time at Sydney as an assistant coach while Jesse was there as player.
Jesse is “excited to be part of a new challenge and is looking forward to seeing what he can bring to the team”.
We look forward to Jesse starting with us in the New Year and believe that he will make an immediate impact both on and off field.
Tune in to SANFL? TV to find out how Glenelg has been preparing for the 2018 SANFL Statewide Super?Women's League which see's us play South Adelaide in our Round 1 clash on Friday February 2nd at Hickinbotham Oval.
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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