Glenelg
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Names
Full nameGlenelg Football Club
Nickname(s)The Tigers, The Bays
Club details
Founded1920; 102 years ago (1920)[1]
Colours  Black and   Gold
CompetitionSouth Australian National Football League (SANFL)
PresidentPeter Carey
CoachBrett Hand
Captain(s)Max Proud
PremiershipsSANFL (5) SANFLW (1)
Ground(s)ACH Group Stadium (capacity: 15,000)
Uniforms
Home
Other information
Official websitewww.glenelgfc.com.au

Glenelg Football Club is an Australian rules football team, which plays in the South Australian National Football League. The club is known as the "Tigers" (or the "Bays"), and their home ground is ACH Group Stadium (formerly Glenelg Oval), located in the southern coastal suburb of Glenelg East, South Australia.

Club history

The inaugural meeting of the Glenelg Football Club was held at the Glenelg Town Hall on Wednesday 10 March 1920, to form a club for players west of South Road to play in the B Grade. It was decided that the club colors would be red, yellow and black with white knickers. [2][3]

The Club participated in the B Grade (Reserves) Competition in 1920 [4] and entered the South Australian League in 1921. At the Annual meeting on Thursday 3 March 1921 the club decided its colours to be black and gold, the guernsey to be black with a gold hoop around waist and arms, black socks with gold band, and white knickers.[5][6] It was not until 2 May 1925 that the club saw its first league victory, a 12.6 (78) to 10.10 (70) win over West Torrens at Glenelg Oval.

"The Bays", as they are sometimes known (due to the club's proximity to Holdfast Bay), won their first SANFL premiership in 1934 with an 18.15 (123) to 16.18 (114) victory against Port Adelaide. The 1935 season saw them slump from first to last.

Until 1948, the team jersey was gold with a black V, in 1949 the club adopted the now familiar black with gold sash design. Since 2021 the team has revived the pre-1949 jersey and wears it as its "away" strip.

In total the club has won 5 premierships – in 1934, 1973, back to back flags in 1985 and 1986 and most recently in 2019 – breaking a 33 year premiership drought against traditional rivals Port Adelaide.

Glenelg amalgamated with West Adelaide Football Club during the war years 1942 to 1944.[7]

Glenelg were a foundation member of the SANFL Women's competition in 2017.

Home grounds

Since the club first entered the SANFL they have used Glenelg Oval as their home ground. The only year this did not occur was in 1991 when Glenelg used Football Park (along with new team Woodville-West Torrens) under the SANFL's ground rationalisation scheme. This arrangement only lasted for the 1991 season as Glenelg moved back to The Bay while the Eagles moved to Woodville Oval.

In 2012 Glenelg Oval became one of five suburban SANFL grounds to have lights installed for night games.

The ground record crowd for Glenelg Oval was set on 20 July 1968 when 17,171 saw Sturt defeat Glenelg by just one point, 13.13 (91) to 13.12 (90). The record night attendance was set on 25 April 2014 (ANZAC Day) when 9,245 saw Glenelg defeat the Adelaide Crows reserves 17.21 (123) to 13.8 (86) for the Tigers first win of the 2014 SANFL season.

Glenelg Oval also saw the highest score in SANFL history in 1975 when Glenelg defeated Central District 49.23 (317) to 11.13 (79): the winning margin of 238 is the 2017 the SANFL record, and remains the club's record win. Glenelg's champion full-forward, the 1969 Magarey Medallist Fred Phillis, kicked 18 goals for the game, including his 100th for the season.

Club song

Oh we're from Tigerland

A fighting fury, we're from Tigerland

In any weather you'll see us with a grin

Risking head and shin

If we're behind then never mind

We'll fight and fight and win

For we're from Tigerland.

We never weaken till the final siren's gone

Like the Tiger of old, we're strong and we're bold

For we're from Tiger – black and the gold – we're from Tigerland.

Current playing list

Club achievements

Premierships
Competition Level Wins Years Won
SANFL Men's Seniors 5 1934, 1973, 1985, 1986, 2019
Women's Seniors 1 2021
Reserves 7 1967, 1981, 1982, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2021
Under 19s (1937–2008) 6 1959, 1967, 1969, 1979, 1992, 2008
Under 17s (1939–2008) 4 1958, 1959, 1960, 1975
Under 18s (2009–present) 3 2009, 2010, 2016
Under 16s (2010–present) 5 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Other titles and honours
Stanley H Lewis Trophy Multiple 10 1969, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1981, 1990, 2009, 2010, 2019, 2021
SANFL Night Series Senior 4 1959, 1982, 1990, 1992
Finishing positions
SANFL Minor premiership 7 1969, 1973, 1981, 2008, 2009, 2019, 2021
Grand Finalists 14 1950, 1969, 1970, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 2008, 2021
Wooden spoons 20 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1946, 1954, 1960, 1966, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2013, 2014
SANFL Women's League Minor premiership 0 Nil
Grand Finalists 1 2021
Wooden spoons 1 2018

Club records

Post World War 2 coaches

Post World War 2 placings

Magarey Medallists

The Magarey Medal is awarded to the "fairest and most brilliant" player in the League during the Home and Away season. Glenelg has ten Magarey Medalists and two Reserves Magarey Medalists:

SANFL leading goalkickers

Ken Farmer Medallists

Fos Williams Medalists

The Fos Williams Medal is awarded to the best player during State of Origin games for South Australia. Glenelg has six Fos Williams Medalists, including one dual medalist:

Jack Oatey Medalists

The Jack Oatey Medal is awarded to the best player during Grand Final. Glenelg has three Jack Oatey Medalists:

Glenelg Hall of Fame

The Glenelg Football Club set up its Hall of Fame in 2001, when it inducted 25 of its greatest players. There have since been 14 induction ceremonies, the most recent taking place in 2021, as the club marked its League centenary celebrations.[11] Glenelg's Hall of Fame divides players into five main historical eras for the club: 1) 1921–1939; 2) 1940–1960; 3) 1961–1976; 4) 1977–1990; and 5) 1991–2021.

Glenelg Hall of Fame Members
Name Inducted Career span Glenelg games (goals) Notes
1921 – 1939 Era
Jack Hanley (#1) 2021 1921–1924 54 (36)
  • Inaugural captain-coach 1921
  • Club captain 1922–1923
  • Club leading goalkicker 1922
  • 3 state games
Arthur Link 2011 1929–1939 167 (280)
1940 – 1960 Era
Ray Hunt (#193) 2001 1936–1952 206 (36)
Allan Crabb (#271) 2001 1942–1956 236 (177)
Colin Churchett (#278) 2001 1943–1954 186 (556)
Neil Davies (#368) 2001 1951–54, 1956–59, 1961–63 144 (97)
1961 – 1976 Era
Fred Phillis (#530) 2001 1966–1978 275 (869)
Peter Marker (#547) 2001 1967–1978 239 (170)
Wayne Phillis (#548) 2004 1967–1977 218 (90)
Rex Voigt (#550) 2001 1967–1979 257 (258)
Graham Cornes * (#553) 2001 1967–1982 317 (347)
1977 – 1990 Era
Peter Carey * (#580) 2001 1971–1988 448 (521)
John MacFarlane (#583) 2001 1971–1987 306 (91)
Paul Weston (#599) 2001 1973–1982 196 (177)
Kym Hodgeman (#602) 2001 1974–80, 1986–90 244 (412)
Stephen Copping (#603) 2004 1974–1986 246 (460)
David Holst (#607) 2010 1975–1985 190 (109)
Jim Lihou (#612) 2019 1976–1983 154 (15)
David Marshall (#631) 2001 1978–1993 353 (289)
John Seebohm (#634) 2003 1978–1992 319 (220)
Stephen Kernahan * (#655) 2001 1981–1985 136 (290)
Chris McDermott (#656) 2001 1981–1996 276 (184)
Tony Symonds (#661) 2007 1981–86, 1988–92 225 (231)
Tony McGuinness (#662) 2002 1981–85, 1998 113 (200)
1991 – 2021 Era
Nick Chigwidden (#714) 2005 1987–2000 293 (257)

Club ambassadors

As of 2013 the Glenelg Football Club has seven club ambassadors.[12] They are:

References

  1. ^ "Glenelg". www.sanfl.com.au. South Australian National Football League. Archived from the original on 23 April 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2010.
  2. ^ "12 Mar 1920 - GLENELG FOOTBALL CLUB. - Trove".
  3. ^ "18 Mar 1920 - FOOTBALL. - Trove".
  4. ^ "30 Sep 1920 - FOOTBALL. - Trove".
  5. ^ "05 Mar 1921 - FOOTBALL. - Trove".
  6. ^ "24 Feb 1921 - GLENELG FOOTBALL CLUB. - Trove".
  7. ^ "History". www.glenelgfc.com.au. Glenelg Football Club. Archived from the original on 21 April 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  8. ^ All figures for games and goals refer to premiership (home-and-away and finals) matches only.
  9. ^ "Dennis "Fred" Phillis (Glenelg)". www.fullpointsfooty.net. Archived from the original on 19 October 2006. Retrieved 27 September 2006.
  10. ^ "1975 SANFL record score". Snout's Louts. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  11. ^ "2021 GLENELG FOOTBALL CLUB HALL OF FAME" (PDF). Glenelg Football Club.
  12. ^ "Club Ambassadors". www.glenelgfc.com.au. Glenelg Football Club. Archived from the original on 2 May 2013. Retrieved 28 April 2013.