Glenelg Football Club

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.

Glenelg
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Names
Full nameGlenelg Football Club
Nickname(s)The Tigers, The Bays
Club details
Founded1920; 100 years ago (1920)[1]
Colours     Black and      Gold
CompetitionSouth Australian National Football League
PresidentPeter Carey
CoachMark Stone
Captain(s)Max Proud
Premierships5
1934, 1973, 1985, 1986, 2019
Ground(s)ACH Group Stadium (capacity: 15,000)
Uniforms
Home
Other information
Official websitewww.glenelgfc.com.au

Club historyEdit

The Glenelg Football Club was formed on 20 March 1920, and entered the South Australian League in 1921. 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.

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.[2]

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

SANFL achievementsEdit

Premierships
Competition Level Wins Years Won
SANFL Seniors 5 1934, 1973, 1985, 1986, 2019
Other titles and honours
SANFL Night series 4 1959, 1982, 1990, 1992
Finishing positions
SANFL Minor premiership 6 1969, 1973, 1981, 2008, 2009, 2019
SANFL Runners-up 13 1950, 1969, 1970, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 2008
SANFL Wooden Spoons 20 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1946, 1954, 1960, 1966, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2013, 2014

Club recordsEdit

  • South Australian Supplementary Premiership Winners: 2 – 1971, 2007
  • Home Ground: Glenelg Oval (Gliderol Stadium @ Glenelg) (1921–90, 1992–Current)
  • Previous Grounds: Football Park (1991)
  • Record Attendance at Gliderol Stadium @ Glenelg: 17,171 v Sturt on 20 July 1968
  • Record Attendance at Gliderol Stadium @ Glenelg since Adelaide Football Club formation (1991): 11,827 v Sturt, 28 June 2008
  • Record Night Attendance at Gliderol Stadium @ Glenelg: 9,245 v Adelaide, 25 April 2014
  • Record Attendance: 58,113 v Sturt at Football Park, 1974 SANFL Grand Final
  • Record Attendance since Adelaide Crows (AFL) formation (1991): 42,242 v Port Adelaide at AAMI Stadium, 1992 SANFL Grand Final
  • Record Attendance since Port Adelaide (AFL) entry (1997): 39,105 v Port Adelaide, 2019 SANFL Grand Final
  • Most Games: 423 by Peter Carey (1971–88) [3]
  • Most Goals: 842 by D.K. "Fred" Phillis (1966–78, 1981)
  • Most Goals in Match: 18 by D.K. "Fred" Phillis v Central District in 1975[4]
  • Most Goals in a Season: 137 by D.K. "Fred" Phillis in 1969
  • First player to kick 100 goals in an SANFL season: Jack Owens (1932 - 102 goals)
  • Most Years as Coach: 10 by Neil Kerley (1967–76)
  • Most Years as Captain: 8 by Nick Chigwidden (1993–2000)
  • Highest Score: 49.23 (317) v Central District 11.13 (79) at Glenelg Oval in Round 17, 23 August 1975[5]
  • Lowest Score: 1.4 (10) v Norwood in 2004
  • Greatest Win: 238 points v Central District in 1975
  • Greatest Loss: 146 points v North Adelaide in 1936
  • Longest Winning Run: 18 in 1973–1974
  • Longest Losing Run: 56 in 1921–1925

Home groundsEdit

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 songEdit

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 listEdit

  • 1 Liam McBean
  • 2 Jonty Scharenberg
  • 3 Matthew Snook
  • 4 Aaron Joseph
  • 5 Christopher Curran (c)
  • 6 Brad Agnew
  • 7 Luke Reynolds
  • 8 Marlon Motlop
  • 9 Darcy Bailey
  • 10 Luke Partington
  • 11 Andrew Bradley
  • 12 Elliot Chalmers
  • 13 Finn Betterman
  • 14 Brad McCarthy
  • 15 Josh Scott
  • 16 Cory Gregson
  • 17 Ian Milera
  • 18 Jesse White
  • 19 Max Proud (vc)
  • 21 Matt Uebergang
  • 23 Brad Close
  • 24 Tom Schott
  • 25 Jack Kluske
  • 26 Rulla Kelly-Mansell
  • 27 Kalne Baldwin
  • 29 Michael Virgin
  • 30 Tom Feely
  • 31 Will Gould
  • 33 Tom McDermott
  • 34 Todd Slade
  • 35 Declan Carmody
  • 36 Alex Martini
  • 37 Jack Yates
  • 38 Nick Leck
  • 39 Brady Searle
  • 41 Sam Davis
  • 42 Josh Holyoak
  • 43 Ben Sawford
  • 44 Josh Koster
  • 45 Carl Nicholson
  • 46 Harrison Boyle
  • 47 Tynan Carney
  • 48 Liam Wisdom
  • 49 Darcy Le Cornu
  • 50 Brad Potter
  • 51 Seb Schrelber
  • 52 Cory Gamble
  • 53 Clay Symonds
  • 54 Oliver Cheesman
  • 55 Oscar Lovelock
  • 56 Cooper Horsnell
  • 57 Lucas Di Sotto
  • 60 Alex Emmett


  • Coach= Mark Stone
  • Assistant= Michael McFadyen
  • Assistant2= Nathan McDowell
  • Assistant3= Narelle Smith

Post war coachesEdit

Post war placingsEdit

  • 1945 – 7th
  • 1946 – 8th
  • 1947 – 7th
  • 1948 – 6th
  • 1949 – 5th
  • 1950 – 2nd
  • 1951 – 3rd
  • 1952 – 5th
  • 1953 – 3rd
  • 1954 – 8th
  • 1955 – 6th
  • 1956 – 6th
  • 1957 – 7th
  • 1958 – 7th
  • 1959 – 3rd
  • 1960 – 8th
  • 1961 – 7th
  • 1962 – 5th
  • 1963 – 7th
  • 1964 – 4th
  • 1965 – 6th
  • 1966 – 10th
  • 1967 – 4th
  • 1968 – 5th
  • 1969 – 2nd
  • 1970 – 2nd
  • 1971 – 6th
  • 1972 – 6th
  • 1973 – 1st
  • 1974 – 2nd
  • 1975 – 2nd
  • 1976 – 3rd
  • 1977 – 2nd
  • 1978 – 4th
  • 1979 – 7th
  • 1980 – 4th
  • 1981 – 2nd
  • 1982 – 2nd
  • 1983 – 7th
  • 1984 – 3rd
  • 1985 – 1st
  • 1986 – 1st
  • 1987 – 2nd
  • 1988 – 2nd
  • 1989 – 5th
  • 1990 – 2nd
  • 1991 – 6th
  • 1992 – 2nd
  • 1993 – 4th
  • 1994 – 5th
  • 1995 – 7th
  • 1996 – 7th
  • 1997 – 8th
  • 1998 – 9th
  • 1999 – 4th
  • 2000 – 9th
  • 2001 – 9th
  • 2002 – 9th
  • 2003 – 8th
  • 2004 – 7th
  • 2005 – 8th
  • 2006 – 6th
  • 2007 – 4th
  • 2008 – 2nd
  • 2009 – 3rd
  • 2010 – 4th
  • 2011 – 5th
  • 2012 – 6th
  • 2013 – 9th
  • 2014 – 10th
  • 2015 – 9th
  • 2016 – 7th
  • 2017 – 7th
  • 2018 - 6th
  • 2019 - 1st

Magarey MedallistsEdit

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

SANFL leading goalkickersEdit

Fos Williams MedalistsEdit

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 MedalistsEdit

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

Notable and/or AFL listed players and officialsEdit

Notable players and officials from The Bay include:

Club ambassadorsEdit

As of 2013 the Glenelg Football Club has seven club ambassadors.[6] They are:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Glenelg". www.sanfl.com.au. South Australian National Football League. Archived from the original on 23 April 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2010.
  2. ^ "History". www.glenelgfc.com.au. Glenelg Football Club. Archived from the original on 21 April 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  3. ^ All figures for games and goals refer to premiership (home-and-away and finals) matches only.
  4. ^ "Dennis "Fred" Phillis (Glenelg)". www.fullpointsfooty.net. Archived from the original on 19 October 2006. Retrieved 27 September 2006.
  5. ^ "1975 SANFL record score". Snout's Louts. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  6. ^ "Club Ambassadors". www.glenelgfc.com.au. Glenelg Football Club. Archived from the original on 2 May 2013. Retrieved 28 April 2013.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
West Torrens
North Adelaide
Norwood
SANFL Premiers
1934
1973
1985–1986
Succeeded by
South Adelaide
Sturt
North Adelaide