Club News

Three Glenelg greats inducted into Hall of Fame

The Glenelg Football Club was proud to honour its three latest Hall of Fame inductees – Hayden Linke, Keith Kuhlmann and Paul Sherwood – at the 2023 Hall of Fame and 1973 Reunion last Friday night.

The past is remembered fondly, with Hayden Linke, Keith Kuhlmann and Paul Sherwood lifting to 54 the number of Glenelg greats in the Hall of Fame. 

Hayden Linke

It’s 62 years since Linke came close to winning a Magarey Medal, polling 18 votes to finish runner-up to Sturt’s John Halbert, who finished on 20, despite making himself unavailable for three games to complete a science degree. He had a great pair of hands and displayed bulldog tenacity, always desperate to get those hands on the footy.

Glenelg Football Club Player No. 465

  • 1959-68
  • 137 games
  • Magarey Medal runner-up 1961

Keith Kuhlmann

Keith Kuhlmann was a powerful, strong-marking full back with a booming kick who showed he could mix it with the best, with some outstanding displays at the 1980 interstate Carnival which earned him an All-Australian selection.

But he’s still at the footy at the Bay as much these days. And what an outstanding contribution the long-kicking full back has made off the field in the past decade, during which he has been an integral part of a flourishing Past Players and Officials group. As committee chairman over the past five years he, along with the likes of Geoff Tanner, Rex Voigt, Laurie Rosewarne, Nick Chigwidden, Damien Gigney, Peter Carey, Tony Symonds, Allan Bartlett, Colin Scripps and Simon Angove, have been making serious money for the club with their big yearly raffle and drink sales and can collections on game days. Last year they raised an incredible $72,146, the funds going into the club’s junior development, while the group also backs the Stripes trademark awards across all grades. Talk about the past looking out for the future.

Glenelg Football Club Player No. 641

  • 1979-84
  • 102 games
  • 4 State games
  • All-Australian 1980
  • West Adelaide 128 games

Paul Sherwood

It’s 24 years since Sherwood kicked off his career at the Bay, surprisingly having arrived from the unlikely Aussie Rules centre of Morningside in Queensland. A skilful, rebounding full back he battled through plenty of tough times, winning a best-and-fairest award in 2001 and helping lift the Tigers to the 2008 grand final. During his time, “Forest” also became a State representative and dual Advertiser Team of the Year defender. 

He, like Kuhlmann, returned to the club, playing a significant role as assistant coach in the unforgettable 2019 premiership season. 

Glenelg Football Club Player No. 850

  • 1999-2008
  • 190 games
  • Best and Fairest 2001