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Jack Hanley

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Captain 3 seasons
1921--1923
Glenelg ladder positions:
8th 8th 8th

Glenelg Career
Player#: 1
Played: 1921--1924
Games:  54
Goals:    36
Coach: 1921;  14 games - 0% won

Achievements:
  • 1 season Glenelg Coach (incl. Captain Coach 1921)
  • 3 seasons Glenelg Captain 1921--1923
  • Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1922
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1921--1939
  • 3 State Games

Summary
A high-marking ruckman who missed only two of Glenelg's first 56 games over four seasons before he needed a serious operation and retired.

Biographical
Jack Hanley began his football career at Christian Brothers College, where he was coached by A. C. Norden , one of Victoria 's best umpires, who was in Adelaide at the time. On leaving college, Hanley played for South B grade, but after one season he was promoted to the senior eighteen. After two years with South he shifted to West, and there in his five years with that club played his best football. He was living at Glenelg when the Bays first came into existence, and he threw in his lot with the young side. He led them for three years, until a serious operation in 1924 compelled him to retire as a player.
From 'The Tiger', 1962

William Mills

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Captain
1924
Glenelg ladder positions:
8th

Glenelg Career
Player#: 55
Played: 1923--1924
Games:  13
Goals:    0

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Captain 1924


Notes:
Resigned as captain after round 2 of 1924. This was followed shortly after by Coach Fred Pincombe resigning after round 3 of 1924.
 

Cyril Hoft

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Captain 2 seasons
1924--1925
Glenelg ladder positions:
8th 8th

Glenelg Career
Player#: 70
Played: 1924--1927
Games:  56
Goals:    26
Coach: 1925;  14 games - 14% won

Achievements:
  • 1 season Glenelg Coach (incl. Captain Coach 1925)
  • 2 seasons Glenelg Captain 1924--1925
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 1924
  • 3 State Games

Summary
Captain-coach of Glenelg's first win - against reigning premier West Torrens in the opening round of 1925, he had pace to burn, a strong mark and was an excellent shot for goals with the place kick.


Notes:
Took over the captaincy from William Mills from round 3 in 1924.
 

HH 'Jim' Handby

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Captain 5 seasons
1926--1927, 1930--1932
Glenelg ladder positions:
7th 7th 7th 6th 7th

Glenelg Career
Player#: 79
Played: 1925--1932
Games:  123
Goals:    0
Coach: 1926--1927, 1930--1932;  82 games - 29% won

Achievements:
  • 5 seasons Glenelg Coach (incl. Captain Coach 1926--1927, 1930--1932)
  • 5 seasons Glenelg Captain 1926--1927, 1930--1932
  • 2X Glenelg Best & Fairest 1925, 1929
  • 100 Game Player
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1921--1939
  • Magarey Medallist 1928
  • Runner-up in Magarey Medal in 1929
  • 29 State Games
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002

Summary
A powerful, rugged, straight-ahead half-back, who was outstanding in Glenelg’s first win in his first game with the club in 1925. Never sacrificed an inch of ground and always proceeded towards the goal by the shortest possible route. His ability was emphasised by the fact he did not miss a State match between 1924-30.

Biographical
Jim Handby was the first Glenelg player to be awarded the Magarey Medal for the league's fairest and most brilliant footballer. His award came in 1928 in the eighth year of the Club's history as a League side.

Transferring from South in 1925, Handby gave Glenelg outstanding service until 1932. He was an ideal Magarey Medallist, combining football ability of a high order with scrupulous fairness. Strongly built, and with a fighting heart, Handby carried a heavy burden in the years he spent with Glenelg, because the side, although gaining strength, was never in the firing line when the finals came around.

Captain for a long time, he set his players a grand example by his powerful efforts to stem tides running against the Tigers.
The State selectors recognised his worth, having him on the half-back line in many stirring games , especially with Victoria.
One of the most thrilling interstate matches in which Handby played, was the tie with Victoria in 1928, his medal year. Opposed by Arthur Rayson, famous Geelong left-foot half-forward, the Glenelg man did a grand job that day in checking the brilliant Victorian. During the course of the game, both Handby and Rayson were knocked unconscious by the force with which they met in a violent collision as they were racing for the ball. It was typical of Handby's stamina that he was able to play with unimpaired vitality after receiving attention.

Although Handby never saw Glenelg reach the finals during his playing career, the Tigers were building up to their 1934 peak when he retired as a player in 1932. After his retirement, he maintained interest in the game for many years as a commentator and writer.
From The Tiger, 1962

Len Sallis

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Captain
1928
Glenelg ladder positions:
7th

Glenelg Career
Player#: 67
Played: 1924--1935
Games:  172
Goals:    38

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Captain 1928
  • 5X Glenelg Best & Fairest 1926, 1930, 1931, 1933, 1934
  • 100 Game Player
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1921--1939
  • Premiership Player 1934
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1934
  • 2X Runner-up in Magarey Medal - 1931, 1933
  • 13 State Games, 14 Goals
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002

Summary
Sallis was instrumental in building fighting spirit at Glenelg and helping it to its first premiership. He was named in Glenelg's best players in 16 out of 20 games in the 1934 premiership season. Mel Brock said it was “a crime” he did not win a Magarey Medal. A classy centreman who at the 1930 interstate Carnival in Adelaide was voted Most Useful Man in the South Australian team and third-best player in the Carnival.

Roy Brown

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Captain
1929
Glenelg ladder positions:
7th

Glenelg Career
Player#: 110
Played: 1929
Games:  9
Goals:    4
Coach: 1928--1929, 1938--1939;  68 games - 21% won

Achievements:
  • 4 seasons Glenelg Coach (incl. Captain Coach 1929)
  • Glenelg Captain 1929

Jack Owens

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Captain 2 seasons
1933--1934
Glenelg ladder positions:
6th 1st

Glenelg Career
Player#: 66
Played: 1924--1935
Games:  177
Goals:    827

Achievements:
  • 2 seasons Glenelg Captain 1933--1934
  • 100 Game Player
  • 800 Career Goals
  • 1X 100 Goals in a Season
  • 10X 10 Goals in a Match
  • 10X Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1924--1932, 1934
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1921--1939
  • 4X League Top Goalkicker 1926, 1927, 1928, 1932
  • Premiership Captain 1934
  • Premiership Player 1934
  • 1 Grand Finals as Captain - 1934
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1934
  • Kicked 13 goals in successive games against Port & South in 1932
  • 9 State Games, 26 Goals
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002

Summary
Owens made up for a lack of height and weight with great anticipation and judgement and an uncanny ability to time his leap. His left-foot screw punts were long and straight. He was continually handed out rough treatment with two or three opponents competing with him for marks but he still consistently managed to kick bags of goals.
Jack Owens -- Goals by Season
192449193099
192530193178
1926641932102
192780193373
192883193489
19297219358
Total827


Harold Percy

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Captain 3 seasons
1935--1937
Glenelg ladder positions:
8th 7th 8th

Glenelg Career
Player#: 104
Played: 1928--1938
Games:  116
Goals:    122

Achievements:
  • 3 seasons Glenelg Captain 1935--1937
  • 100 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Premiership Player 1934
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1934

Ron Goodwin

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Captain 2 seasons
1938--1939
Glenelg ladder positions:
8th 8th

Glenelg Career
Player#: 204
Played: 1937--1941, 1946
Games:  75
Goals:    34

Achievements:
  • 2 seasons Glenelg Captain 1938--1939

Marcus Boyall

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Captain
1940
Glenelg ladder positions:
8th

Glenelg Career
Player#: 232
Played: 1940--1943, 1948
Games:  49
Goals:    79
Coach: 1940, 1960;  25 games - 12% won

Achievements:
  • 2 seasons Glenelg Coach (incl. Captain Coach 1940)
  • Glenelg Captain 1940
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 1941
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1940--1960
  • Magarey Medallist 1941
  • 1 State Game

Summary
A 6 ft 3 inch ruckman with remarkable pace and a spectacular leap for the ball at centre bounces and boundary throw-ins. Before being recruited by the Bays he had finished equal third in the 1938 Brownlow Medal with Collingwood, with which he played 50 games as a tough centre half-back. He had to stand out of football altogether in 1939 because Collingwood refused to clear him.


Notes:
Marcus Boyall was appointed captain-coach for the 1940 season, and Glenelg won his first game in charge against North Adelaide by 23 points.
But after round 7, and six consecutive losses, he resigned as both captain and coach.
 

Ron Keane

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Captain 2 seasons
1940--1941
Glenelg ladder positions:
8th 6th

Glenelg Career
Player#: 217
Played: 1938--1946
Games:  124
Goals:    1

Achievements:
  • 2 seasons Glenelg Captain 1940--1941
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 1938
  • 100 Game Player
  • 1 State Game

Summary
Tough, dependable centre half-back, he played that position in SA's famous win against Victoria in 1945.


Notes:
Appointed captain in round 8 of 1940, after the resignation of Marcus Boyall.
 

Dick Corbett

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Captain
1945
Glenelg ladder positions:
7th

Glenelg Career
Player#: 182
Played: 1935--1946
Games:  166
Goals:    10

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Captain 1945
  • 100 Game Player
  • 2 State Games

Summary
Fast, safe in the air and a good kick, he was a tough and determined on-baller.

Norm Betson

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Captain 2 seasons
1946, 1948
Glenelg ladder positions:
8th 6th

Glenelg Career
Player#: 312
Played: 1946--1948
Games:  42
Goals:    46
Coach: 1946;  10 games - 0% won

Achievements:
  • 1 season Glenelg Coach
  • 2 seasons Glenelg Captain 1946, 1948

Reg Masters

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Captain
1947
Glenelg ladder positions:
7th

Glenelg Career
Player#: 259
Played: 1941--1943, 1945--1947
Games:  67
Goals:    21

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Captain 1947

Allan Crabb

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Captain 3 seasons
1949, 1955--1956
Glenelg ladder positions:
6th 6th 6th

Glenelg Career
Player#: 271
Played: 1942, 1945--1956
Games:  204
Goals:    168
plus ?? games with Glenelg-West

Achievements:
  • 3 seasons Glenelg Captain 1949, 1955--1956
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 1949
  • 200 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1946
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1940--1960
  • Magarey Medallist 1949
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1950
  • Runner-up in Magarey Medal in 1950
  • 20 State Games
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002
  • Tomkins Medallist (under-19s) in 1941

Summary
A 6 ft 2 inch ruckman, who was lion-hearted and one of the toughest players the game has seen. A safe mark with a big leap, and the ability the kick with either foot, his mental and physical toughness made him a noted big-game player.

Johnny Taylor

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Captain 3 seasons
1950--1952
Glenelg ladder positions:
2nd 3rd 5th

Glenelg Career
Player#: 273
Played: 1942--1944, 1950--1952
Games:  93
Goals:    48
Coach: 1950--1952;  57 games - 56% won

Achievements:
  • 3 seasons Glenelg Coach (incl. Captain Coach 1950--1952)
  • 3 seasons Glenelg Captain 1950--1952
  • 1 Grand Finals as Coach - 1950
  • 1 Grand Finals as Captain - 1950
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1950
  • 5 State Games
  • 203 Games with West
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2007

Summary
One of the toughest footballers SA has produced, his 258 club games with West and Glenelg was an SANFL record until beaten by West Torrens' Lindsay Head. Seemed able to play on no matter what the injury but he also was superbly skilled, with an exceptional high mark. He introduced a new era of team discipline to the Tigers, taking them to their second grand final in 1950 and third place in 1951.

Pat Hall

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Captain 2 seasons
1953--1954
Glenelg ladder positions:
3rd 8th

Glenelg Career
Player#: 387
Played: 1953--1955
Games:  47
Goals:    56
Coach: 1953--1954;  38 games - 37% won

Achievements:
  • 2 seasons Glenelg Coach (incl. Captain Coach 1953--1954)
  • 2 seasons Glenelg Captain 1953--1954

Neil Davies

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Captain 3 seasons
1957--1959
Glenelg ladder positions:
7th 7th 3rd

Glenelg Career
Player#: 368
Played: 1951--1963
Games:  143
Goals:    105
Coach: 1958--1959, 1961;  44 games - 42% won

Achievements:
  • 3 seasons Glenelg Coach (incl. Captain Coach 1958--1959)
  • 3 seasons Glenelg Captain 1957--1959
  • 2X Glenelg Best & Fairest 1953, 1956
  • 100 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1956
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1940--1960
  • SA State Captain 1957, 1958
  • All Australian 1953
  • Runner-up in Magarey Medal in 1953
  • 20 State Games, 11 Goals
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002

Summary
Made such a stunning start to his league career in 1951 he played for South Australia after just three league games. In his third season he was an All-Australian and he continued to prove himself at the highest level in 20 State matches. A player with electrifying pace, he was the first Glenelg player to captain South Australia. Colin Richens called him “the best”. A player with a great leap, only serious knee injuries stopped him being remembered as one of South Australia’s greatest champions. As captain-coach he led Glenelg to the 1959 preliminary final after winning The Advertiser Cup night competition.

Colin Richens

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Captain
1960
Glenelg ladder positions:
8th

Glenelg Career
Player#: 429
Played: 1957--1968
Games:  209
Goals:    220

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Captain 1960
  • 4X Glenelg Best & Fairest 1959, 1961, 1963, 1966
  • 200 Game Player
  • 200 Career Goals
  • 2X Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1960, 1962
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1961--1976
  • 12 State Games, 4 Goals
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002

Summary
A rover who was quick off the mark, had superb ball skills and uncanny anticipation, which often allowed him to snare the ball from opposition ruckmen. A fiery red-head he won State selection as a rover, then later in his career as a back pocket.

Bill Herron

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Captain
1961
Glenelg ladder positions:
7th

Glenelg Career
Player#: 452
Played: 1959--1962
Games:  64
Goals:    24

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Captain 1961

Doug Long

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Captain 2 seasons
1962--1963
Glenelg ladder positions:
5th 7th

Glenelg Career
Player#: 489
Played: 1962--1969
Games:  135
Goals:    124
Coach: 1962--1963;  39 games - 38% won

Achievements:
  • 2 seasons Glenelg Coach (incl. Captain Coach 1962--1963)
  • 2 seasons Glenelg Captain 1962--1963
  • 100 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1961--1976
  • 7 State Games
  • 73 Games with Geelong in VFL

Summary
A ruckman with height (6ft, 4inch), pace and tenacity, he made his VFL debut with Geelong at 17 and starred in the 1961 night grand final win against North Melbourne. Was chosen to play for Victoria but missed out with a broken finger. Signed by Glenelg for the 1962 season, when Geoff Motley was refused a clearance by Port Adelaide to coach the Bays, ended up captain-coach, aged just 21.

Harry Kernahan

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Captain 2 seasons
1964--1965
Glenelg ladder positions:
4th 6th

Glenelg Career
Player#: 457
Played: 1959--1965, 1969--1971
Games:  176
Goals:    149

Achievements:
  • 2 seasons Glenelg Captain 1964--1965
  • 100 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1960
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1961--1976
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 1969 1970
  • 10 State Games
  • Great of Glenelg
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2018

Summary
Loping ruckman who was an expert palmer. His determination and courage was shown by the way he played on with a broken collarbone in South Australia’s win against Western Australia in Perth in 1962. His influence on Glenelg was enormous as in his reign as secretary-general manager the Tigers won three premierships.

Brian McGowan

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Captain
1966
Glenelg ladder positions:
10th

Glenelg Career
Player#: 505
Played: 1964--1966
Games:  58
Goals:    115

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Captain 1966
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 1965
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1964
  • 118 Games with South Melbourne - 171 Goals, was their leading goalkicker in 1961

Summary
Tiny rover with great ball getting ability and a sixth sense around the goals.

Neil Kerley

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Captain 3 seasons
1967--1969
Glenelg ladder positions:
4th 5th 2nd

Glenelg Career
Player#: 545
Played: 1967--1969
Games:  55
Goals:    36
Coach: 1967--1976;  223 games - 64% won

Achievements:
  • 10 seasons Glenelg Coach (incl. Captain Coach 1967--1969)
  • 3 seasons Glenelg Captain 1967--1969
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 1967
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1961--1976
  • Premiership Coach 1973
  • 5 Grand Finals as Coach - 1969 1970 1973 1974 1975
  • 1 Grand Finals as Captain - 1969
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1969
  • 32 State Games
  • Great of Glenelg
  • SA Captain 1959,1960-62,1965-66
  • 149 Games with West and 57 Games with South
  • 4X Premiership coach - West 1961,1983, South 1964, Glenelg 1973
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002
  • Australian Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 1997

Summary
An inspirational leader who, as captain-coach, transformed Glenelg from more-or-less a “social club” to one of the most powerful football clubs in the country. As a player he was a real “big game” performer, totally fearless and always dedicated to winning the hard ball and the match. His toughness and courage was epitomised by his starring with a broken jaw – stuck together with some chewing gum – against Central District in 1968.

Ken Eustice

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Captain
1970
Glenelg ladder positions:
2nd

Glenelg Career
Player#: 554
Played: 1968--1970
Games:  52
Goals:    20

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Captain 1970
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 1969
  • 1 Grand Finals as Captain - 1970
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 1969 1970
  • Runner-Up in 1969 Magarey Medal
  • 25 State Games
  • 107 Games with West
  • Won 1962 Magarey Medal with West
  • 62 Games with Central District
  • State Captain in 1967
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002

Summary
Described by Fos Williams as "pound for pound the best footballer in Australia", Eustice gave the Bays great drive from his wing in the twilight of his career and missed his second Magarey Medal on the last vote of the night to Fred Phillis.

Peter Marker

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Captain 7 seasons
1971--1977
Glenelg ladder positions:
6th 6th 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd

Glenelg Career
Player#: 547
Played: 1967--1978
Games:  239
Goals:    168

Achievements:
  • 7 seasons Glenelg Captain 1971--1977
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 1971
  • 200 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1961--1976
  • SA State Captain 1971--1973, 1975
  • Premiership Captain 1973
  • Premiership Player 1973
  • 3 Grand Finals as Captain - 1973 1974 1975
  • 5 Grand Finals Played - 1969 1970 1973 1974 1975
  • 2X Runner-up in Magarey Medal - 1971, 1975
  • 15 State Games, 17 Goals
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002

Summary
His courage and desperation to get in and get the ball were hallmarks of his game. Highly-skilled and one of Glenelg’s great leaders, his class shone through with his third placing for the Tassie Medal in the 1972 State Carnival.


Notes:
His captaincy career came to an abrupt end on the eve of the finals in 1977, after suffering a major angle injury. He attempted a comeback in 1978, but retired after only a handful of games.
 

Graham Cornes

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Captain
1978
Glenelg ladder positions:
4th

Glenelg Career
Player#: 553
Played: 1967--1982
Games:  317
Goals:    347
Coach: 1985--1990;  149 games - 63% won

Achievements:
  • 6 seasons Glenelg Coach
  • Glenelg Captain 1978
  • 3X Glenelg Best & Fairest 1968, 1972, 1974
  • 300 Game Player
  • 300 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1977
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1961--1976
  • Tassie Medallist 1980
  • Simpson Medallist 1979
  • SA State Captain 1978
  • 4X All Australian 1979, 1980, 1987, 1988
  • 2X Premiership Coach 1985 1986
  • Premiership Player 1973
  • 5 Grand Finals as Coach - 1985 1986 1987 1988 1990
  • 8 Grand Finals Played - 1969 1970 1973 1974 1975 1977 1981 1982
  • 21 State Games, 22 Goals
  • Great of Glenelg
  • 6-2 win-loss record as SA coach v Victoria
  • Inaugural coach of Adelaide Crows
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002
  • Australian Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2012

Summary
From his first game against Sturt in 1967 it was obvious this spindly blonde had star quality. One of the most spectacular high marks in South Australian football history, he had all the skills and when it came to the crunch was at his best as with his classic mark and goal in the dying moments of the 1973 grand final.

Paul Weston

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Captain 4 seasons
1979--1982
Glenelg ladder positions:
7th 4th 2nd 2nd

Glenelg Career
Player#: 599
Played: 1973--1982
Games:  196
Goals:    176

Achievements:
  • 4 seasons Glenelg Captain 1979--1982
  • 2X Glenelg Best & Fairest 1976, 1980
  • 100 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • Fos Williams Medallist 1982
  • SA State Captain 1981, 1982
  • 2 Grand Finals as Captain - 1981 1982
  • 5 Grand Finals Played - 1974 1975 1977 1981 1982
  • Third in Magarey Medal in 1976, 1979, 1981
  • 13 State Games
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002

Summary
A Player with all the skills and a wonderful football brain who could play in any key position and dominate, he always seemed to have so much time to do anything. He also had a booming kick – who could forget his winning torpedo punt goal in the dying seconds against Norwood in 1982?

Peter Carey

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Captain 6 seasons
1983--1988
Glenelg ladder positions:
7th 3rd 1st 1st 2nd 2nd

Glenelg Career
Player#: 580
Played: 1971--1988
Games:  448
Goals:    521

Achievements:
  • 6 seasons Glenelg Captain 1983--1988
  • 3X Glenelg Best & Fairest 1975, 1979, 1981
  • 400 Game Player
  • 500 Career Goals
  • 1X 10 Goals in a Match
  • Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1973
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • Fos Williams Medallist 1981
  • 2X All Australian 1979, 1980
  • 2X Premiership Captain 1985 1986
  • 3X Premiership Player 1973 1985 1986
  • 4 Grand Finals as Captain - 1985 1986 1987 1988
  • 10 Grand Finals Played - 1973 1974 1975 1977 1981 1982 1985 1986 1987 1988
  • Best on Ground in 1973 Grand Final v North
  • 19 State Games
  • Great of Glenelg
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002
  • Australian Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2009

Summary
“Super” made his league debut as a 17 year old in 1971 against Centrals at Elizabeth while still a student at Seacombe High School. He established himself early in his career at centre-half-forward - booting six goals from that position in a best-afield performance in the 1973 grand final win. He remained the keystone in Glenelg's forward line until around 1978, when he transitioned into the club's no.1 ruckman - and remained there until is retirement after the 1988 grand final. He was club captain for 6 seasons from 1983 onwards, and maintained his high standards throughout his career with many observers rating him as best on ground in Glenelg's 1986 grand final win. During his playing career he amassed 448 league games for Glenelg as well as 19 state appearances and won many awards including 3 Glenelg best & fairest awards, 1 Fos Williams Medal and 2 All Australian selections. Since retirement he has been inducted into the Glenelg Hall of Fame, the SA Football Hall of Fame and the Australian Football Hall of Fame and has been made a Great of Glenelg.

Chris McDermott

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Captain 2 seasons
1989--1990
Glenelg ladder positions:
5th 2nd

Glenelg Career
Player#: 656
Played: 1981--1996
Games:  277
Goals:    183

Achievements:
  • 2 seasons Glenelg Captain 1989--1990
  • 3X Glenelg Best & Fairest 1986, 1987, 1988
  • 200 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • Fos Williams Medallist 1987
  • Simpson Medallist 1987
  • SA State Captain 1988, 1990-1995
  • 3X All Australian 1986, 1987, 1992
  • 2X Premiership Player 1985 1986
  • 1 Grand Finals as Captain - 1990
  • 7 Grand Finals Played - 1981 1982 1985 1986 1987 1988 1990
  • 66 Games with Adelaide Crows, Captain 1991-1994, Best and fairest 1992
  • 15 State Games
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002

Summary
His courage, desperation, ability to read the play, get his hands on the ball and set up team-mates and remarkable toughness are legendary at Glenelg. In the club’s glory years of the late 1980’s he not surprisingly was known as the “heart of the Bay”.

Scott Salisbury

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Captain 2 seasons
1991--1992
Glenelg ladder positions:
6th 2nd

Glenelg Career
Player#: 679
Played: 1983--1992
Games:  241
Goals:    69

Achievements:
  • 2 seasons Glenelg Captain 1991--1992
  • 200 Game Player
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • All Australian 1987
  • 2X Premiership Player 1985 1986
  • 1 Grand Finals as Captain - 1992
  • 6 Grand Finals Played - 1985 1986 1987 1988 1990 1992
  • 7 State Games

Summary
One of Glenelg’s toughest, most desperate and committed footballers, he gave everything for the Tigers and at his peak was one of the first players selected for State duties. Dubbed the “Pocket Battleship” he was a key reason for Glenelg’s dominance in the mid-to-late 1980’s and he was one of the greatest clubmen you could see.

Nick Chigwidden

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Captain 8 seasons
1993--2000
Glenelg ladder positions:
4th 4th 7th 7th 8th 9th 4th 9th

Glenelg Career
Player#: 714
Played: 1987--2000
Games:  293
Goals:    257

Achievements:
  • 8 seasons Glenelg Captain 1993--2000
  • 4X Glenelg Best & Fairest 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
  • 200 Game Player
  • 200 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • 3 Grand Finals Played - 1988 1990 1992
  • 2X Runner-up in Magarey Medal - 1993, 1999
  • 2 State Games

Summary
An ultra-determined, competitive, fearless rover and inspirational leader, Chiggy for many years after the arrival of the Crows in SA football remained the heart and soul of the Glenelg Football Club. Tony Symonds, Chigwidden’s coach in 1995-96, said he was “one of the most outstanding club men Glenelg had ever had. He has as much heart as any player I’ve played with and he doesn’t accept second best”.

Simon Hele

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Captain
2001
Glenelg ladder positions:
9th

Glenelg Career
Player#: 745
Played: 1991--2002
Games:  197
Goals:    65

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Captain 2001
  • 100 Game Player
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • 4 State Games

Summary
A skilful, speedy wingman who kept on fighting back from injuries – he broke his collarbone twice and dislocated his shoulder four times – refusing to believe he could not again wear his beloved Glenelg guernsey. Although he never won a Tigers club champion award, his consistency was borne out by the fact he was runner up in Glenelg’s best-and-fairest counts in 1996, 1998 and  2000 and third in 1993-94 and 2002.

James Byrne

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Captain
2002
Glenelg ladder positions:
9th

Glenelg Career
Player#: 841
Played: 1999--2002
Games:  52
Goals:    26

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Captain 2002
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 2002

Kym Koster

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Captain
2003
Glenelg ladder positions:
8th

Glenelg Career
Player#: 889
Played: 2002--2003
Games:  31
Goals:    3

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Captain 2003

Ben Moore

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Captain 2 seasons
2004--2005
Glenelg ladder positions:
7th 8th

Glenelg Career
Player#: 784
Played: 1995, 2000--2007
Games:  123
Goals:    74

Achievements:
  • 2 seasons Glenelg Captain 2004--2005
  • 100 Game Player

Ben Mules

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Captain 6 seasons
2006--2011
Glenelg ladder positions:
6th 4th 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

Glenelg Career
Player#: 894
Played: 2002--2013
Games:  212
Goals:    40

Achievements:
  • 6 seasons Glenelg Captain 2006--2011
  • 200 Game Player
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • 1 Grand Finals as Captain - 2008
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 2008

Ty Allen

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Captain 3 seasons
2012--2014
Glenelg ladder positions:
6th 9th 10th

Glenelg Career
Player#: 916
Played: 2003--2014
Games:  160
Goals:    53

Achievements:
  • 3 seasons Glenelg Captain 2012--2014
  • 3X Glenelg Best & Fairest 2008, 2010, 2012
  • 100 Game Player
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 2008
  • 1 State Game

Summary
An inspirational bellgetter who loved nothing better than throwing himself into the bottom of a pack to win the hard ball, then getting his team-mates involved with his slick handball. In his prime the best midfielder in the SANFL, Allen finished third in Magarey Medal voting three years in a row from 2008-10. At the Bay he didn’t miss out, just the 10th player to win three club champion awards.

Andrew Bradley

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Captain 5 seasons
2014--2018
Glenelg ladder positions:
10th 9th 7th 7th 6th

Glenelg Career
Player#: 984
Played: 2010--2021
Games:  182
Goals:    37

Achievements:
  • 5 seasons Glenelg Captain 2014--2018
  • 2X Glenelg Best & Fairest 2013, 2014
  • 100 Game Player
  • Premiership Player 2019
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 2019 2021

Chris Curran

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Captain 3 seasons
2018--2019, 2021
Glenelg ladder positions:
6th 1st 2nd

Glenelg Career
Player#: 1001
Played: 2011--2021
Games:  139
Goals:    11

Achievements:
  • 3 seasons Glenelg Captain 2018--2019, 2021
  • 100 Game Player
  • Premiership Captain 2019
  • Premiership Player 2019
  • 2 Grand Finals as Captain - 2019 2021
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 2019 2021


Notes:
Co-Captain with Max Proud in 2021
 

Max Proud

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Captain 2 seasons
2020--2021
Glenelg ladder positions:
4th 2nd

Glenelg Career
Player#: 1014
Played: 2012--2021
Games:  133
Goals:    15

Achievements:
  • 2 seasons Glenelg Captain 2020--2021
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 2018
  • 100 Game Player
  • Premiership Player 2019
  • 1 Grand Finals as Captain - 2021
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 2019 2021


Notes:
Co-Captain with Chris Curran in 2021