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:
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, $21,750 in the Covid affected 2020 and $53,067.90 in 2021.
In 2022, the group raised a whopping $72,146!
For many years the Cash Lottery has been our major fundraiser which sells out every year and continues to grow. In 2020, we sold 172 tickets and raised $10,000. In 2021, we sold a record high 220 tickets and raised over $10,000. In 2022, we completely sold out at 250 tickets and raised over $20,000.
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.
From 2021, we’re located at Umbrella Hill next to the grand stand! We were excited to host a number of reunions here at Home Games, including the:
Drink Cans Recycling Initiative
In 2019, PPO started organised bins for recycling the cans at home games, with proceeds going to the Tiger Academy (U13s, U14s, U15s).
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.
In 2021, the PPO extended this Home Game Award to the women’s team, with a monetary prize of $100 each home game and $500 for the overall season. Congratulations to Jess Bates who won this inaugural award.
In 2022, the PP&O became the official sponsor of the players trademark award across all five grades (League, Reserves, U18s, U16s and Women’s). This was a huge achievement for the group, who were able to provide weekly prizes to players on top of the major end-of-season award. Congratulations to major award winners Toby Pink (League), Beau McRae (Reserves) and Sarah Goodwin (Women).
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.
In 2021 and 2022, the PPO helped in similar ways, particularly with memberships, preparation of the Centenary Tawny, and running the Drinks Van at major events such as AFLW games and community football finals games at Glenelg Oval.
Our current committee consists of: Keith Kuhlmann (Chairman), Geoff Tanner, Colin Scripps, Tony Symonds, Allan Bartlett, Torrie Osborn, Damien Gigney, Rex Voigt, Simon Angove, Nick Chigwidden, Kristin Jeffery and Justin Scripps.
Our sponsors include Reillys Wines, Position Promo Products & Apparel, 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, Georgia, Laura, Abby, Jeff 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!
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.