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Ben Mules and Jack Hanley inducted into Hall of Fame

The Glenelg Football Club was proud to honour its two latest Hall of Fame inductees, Jack Hanley and Ben Mules, on Friday night.

In the Club’s 100th Year, there’s no man more fitting to be inducted than Jack Hanley – Glenelg’s first captain-coach in 1921. Strongly-built Hanley was a high-marking ruckman who missed only two of Glenelg’s first 56 games over four seasons before he needed a serious operation and retired. He died aged just 34 seven years after leading the Tigers in their first game against West Adelaide. Despite overwhelming odds, he consistently played outstanding football

Glenelg Football Club Player No. 1

  • 1921-24
  • 54 games, 36 goals
  • Captain-coach 1921
  • Captain 1922-23
  • Leading goalkicker 1922 (15)
  • 3 State games

The Club’s second inductee was Ben Mules.

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

Glenelg Football Club Player No. 894

  • 2002-13
  • 212 games, 41 goals
  • Captain 2006-11
  • Best and fairest runner-up 2007. Third 2005.