By ZAC MILBANK
Glenelg has unveiled a bold new clash guernsey to honour its past and celebrate its centenary season in 2021.
For the first time since 2004, the Tigers will wear a clash strip predominantly based on the club’s 1934 premiership guernsey featuring a black v on gold surrounds.
But in a nice touch, this year’s design will recognise the 1124 men’s players to represent the Bays since their 1921 inception into the SANFL League competition.
”This guernsey will also hold a special place in the hearts of our past players and long standing supporters, as it will have the name of every player that has played a League game inscribed on the jumper,” Glenelg chief executive Justin Scripps said.
In a further throwback to Glenelg’s past, the striking new guernsey will be worn for the first time against West Adelaide in Round 1, the same team it faced in its first League match in 1921.
After donning it for the Good Friday clash against the Bloods at ACH Group Stadium, the Bays will also wear it for the majority of its away matches this season.
Glenelg chief executive Justin Scripps
''This guernsey will also hold a special place in the hearts of our past players and long standing supporters, as it will have the name of every player that has played a League game inscribed on the jumper.''
Introducing the new guernsey is one of several celebratory items and events planned for the club’s centenary season, with the membership campaign asking the Tigers’ fan base to ”Roar Like Never Before.”
”Memberships are the lifeblood of all footy clubs and in our 100th year we really want to make a special push to engage and connect with everyone in our community who has been a part of our journey,’’ Scripps said.
“We have a lot of celebrations planned for our centenary year and we want as many people as possible to be a part of them.’’
The centenary, limited edition guernsey is available to purchase on the club’s website.