Past Players & Officials Association

OUR VISION

The role of the PPO is to support the Glenelg Football Club to achieve success on the football field and to be financially viable.

More specifically, we aim to:

  1. Raise funds to contribute to the welfare and development of players, and
  2. Maintain and promote contact amongst the PPO group of the GFC.

WHAT WE DO

So far, we have connected over 500 past players and officials!

Fundraising revenue from the PPO has increased from approximately $6000 and $8000 in 2016 and 2017 respectively, to $15,500 in 2018, $38,000 in 2019 and $21,750 in the Covid affected 2020.

Cash Lottery 

For many years the Cash Lottery has been our major fundraiser which sells out every year and continues to grow. In 2020, we sold a record high of 172 tickets and raised $10,000. We are now aiming for 200 ticket holders in 2021.

Drinks Van

In 2018, the PPO group accepted the challenge of running the drinks van on the scoreboard hill at home games. Over the last three years, this venture has gradually increased the number of people who utilize the van and consequently the amount of funds generated.

Drink Cans Recycling Initiative

In 2019, PPO organised bins for recycling the cans at home games, with proceeds going to the Tiger Academy (U13s, U14s, U15s). This raised $700 in 2019, and $980 in 2020.

Past Players Award

In 2019, the PPO instigated a Home Game Award for the league team, with a monetary prize of $100 each home game and $1000 for the overall season. Matt Snook was the recipient in 2019 and again in 2020. Congratulations, Matt.

Volunteer

The PPO also volunteers for the Club in many ways. In 2020, this included helping with preparation and postage of the SOLID GOLD Premiership Wine and Yearbook, and working in the Canteen during events such as the Sheffield Shield.

COMMITTEE & SPONSORS

Our current committee consists of: Geoff Tanner, Colin Scripps, Tony Symonds, Allan Bartlett, Torrie Osborn, Damien Gigney, Rex Voigt, Simon Angove, Keith Kuhlmann (Chairman), Nick Chigwidden, Kristin Jeffery and Justin Scripps.

Our sponsors include Reillys Wines, Palmer Group, Vilis, Cove Print (Alan White) and Lion Co. We thank all our sponsors for their support.

We also appreciate the great work and support of Kristin Jeffery, Justin Scripps, Vanessa, Georgia, Jake and other club staff.

After many years of leading and supporting the PPO, Laurie Rosewarne has retired from official duties, but is still an avid supporter of the Club and PPO functions. Thanks for all your input, Laurie!

Want to join the Past Players & Officials Association?

To be included in the communication of PPO information, simply contact the Club at reception 8294 5333 and provide your name, email and phone contact.

We also have a Past Players & Officials Facebook Group! To join click here.

The Club has a Past Players and Officials membership which includes home game entry.

Any queries regarding PPO can be directed to Club reception or Keith Kuhlmann on 0411233807.