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Jack Owens

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Premiership Player
1934


Premiership Captain in 1934
  
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

Roy Colyer

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Premiership Player
1934


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 126
Played: 1930--1936
Games:  63
Goals:    96

Achievements:
  • Premiership Player 1934
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1934

Harold Percy

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Premiership Player
1934


  
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

Lance Leak

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Premiership Player
1934


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 166
Played: 1934--1935
Games:  22
Goals:    19

Achievements:
  • Premiership Player 1934
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1934

Arch Goldsworthy

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Premiership Player
1934


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 142
Played: 1932--1937
Games:  48
Goals:    81

Achievements:
  • Premiership Player 1934
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1934

Summary
Playing at centre half-forward, he was best-on-ground in Glenelg's stunning 1934 grand final triumph against Port. A beautiful high mark and intelligent footballer.

Frank Bergin

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Premiership Player
1934


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 168
Played: 1934--1935
Games:  11
Goals:    2

Achievements:
  • Premiership Player 1934
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1934

Clem Hill

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Premiership Player
1934


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 80
Played: 1925--1934
Games:  130
Goals:    31

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • Premiership Player 1934
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1934

Summary
As a stocky rover who kicked accurately with either foot, he booted three goals in his first game, which was Glenelg's breakthough win in 1925. His 130th and final game - on the wing - was in Glenelg's first grand final triumph, against Port in 1934. As a wingman "his swerving forward moves kept his opponents guessing".

Len Sallis

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Premiership Player
1934


  
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.

Dudley Shakes

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Premiership Player
1934


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 136
Played: 1931--1935
Games:  34
Goals:    1

Achievements:
  • Premiership Player 1934
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1934

Murray Whitaker

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Premiership Player
1934


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 172
Played: 1934--1936
Games:  24
Goals:    0

Achievements:
  • Premiership Player 1934
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1934

Mel Brock

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Premiership Player
1934


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 150
Played: 1932--1942
Games:  166
Goals:    60

Achievements:
  • 2X Glenelg Best & Fairest 1935, 1940
  • 100 Game Player
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1921--1939
  • Magarey Medallist 1940
  • Premiership Player 1934
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1934
  • 2 State Games

Summary
Played most of his career as a skilful and determined centre half-back. A straight-ahead, desperate-to-get-the-ball footballer who starred in the Bays’ 1934 premiership win. Brock played every position except wing in winning the Magarey Medal in 1940.

Ron Birrell

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Premiership Player
1934


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 173
Played: 1934--1937
Games:  24
Goals:    78

Achievements:
  • 2X Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1935--1936
  • Premiership Player 1934
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1934

Len Griffiths

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Premiership Player
1934


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 117
Played: 1929--1938
Games:  145
Goals:    30

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • Premiership Player 1934
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1934

Summary
Back pocket in Glenelg's 1934 premiership, Griffiths won the Jack Hanley Cup for most consistent player for that unforgettable season. According to The Mail newspaper, he was named in Glenelg's best players in 14 out of 20 games that year. Consistent and long-serving clubman noted for his dashing rebound.

Albert James

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Premiership Player
1934


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 145
Played: 1932--1936
Games:  44
Goals:    0

Achievements:
  • Premiership Player 1934
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1934

Keith Olliver

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Premiership Player
1934


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 103
Played: 1928--1936
Games:  96
Goals:    24

Achievements:
  • Premiership Player 1934
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1934

George 'Blue' Johnston

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Premiership Player
1934


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 99
Played: 1927--1940
Games:  203
Goals:    161

Achievements:
  • 3X Glenelg Best & Fairest 1932, 1936, 1937
  • 200 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1921--1939
  • Magarey Medallist 1934
  • Premiership Player 1934
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1934
  • 16 State Games, 14 Goals
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002

Summary
Hard-as-nails ruckman with a pair of hands like a vice, who was one of the most spectacular high-fliers SA football has produced. Won the Magarey Medal in Glenelg’s 1934 premiership year but a knee injury prevented him training in the week of the grand final. Despite that, he still played an heroic game, his towering mark on the goal-line in the last quarter sealing the flag. In his Magarey Medal winning year in 1934, he polled votes in 14 of 17 games, and was named in Glenelg's best players in 15 out of 20 games that season.
Biographical
George 'Blue' Johnston became Glenelg's second Magarey Medallist in 1934 and played a pivotal role in helping them win their first premiership that season. Glenelg had reached the finals for the first time, but had a most inauspicious first appearance in a League major round when they were badly beaten by Port in the second semi­final. However, they went on to defeat Sturt in the preliminary final and Port in the grand final, and Johnston played a leading role in this recovery, with his brilliant ruckwork and high marking.

Starting with Glenelg in 1927, he reached the peak of his career in the 1930's, and was famous for his high, finger-tip marking. Johnston was a force in league and interstate football in the years until he retired in 1940.

Glenelg supporters will remember him for two incidents in the closing stages of the 1934 grand final. After leading by 17 points at three-quarter time, Port had gained all the momentum and were closing the gap. They were launching another counter-attack from their backline and the ball seemed certain to reach scoring range, when Johnston, with a superbly judged turn, pulled down a one-hand mark in the centre of the field to restore the initiative to his side. Then, in the dying stages, after Port had drawn level on the scoreboard, he pulled down a towering mark and goaled in the goalsquare, to restore Glenelg's lead and no doubt inspire his teammates to hang on for a famous victory.

From 1934 until the end of his career in 1940, Johnston was the leader of the South Australian rucks in many games against Victoria and Western Australia. Capable of withstanding intense opposition in the crushes, he was the aerial artist in the State ruck, which had "Bull" Reval and Bob Quinn, two famous Port Adelaide players, as his partners.

In view of the part he played in Glenelg winning their first premiership, Johnston's Magarey Medal award was greeted enthusiastically by football followers in all districts. There was no better known player at that time and the award to him of football's highest honor was a fitting recognition of his contribution to the game in this State.
Based on article in The Tiger, 1962

Glen Hale

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Premiership Player
1934


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 132
Played: 1931--1935
Games:  51
Goals:    6

Achievements:
  • Premiership Player 1934
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1934

Reg Rosewarne

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Premiership Player
1934


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 106
Played: 1928--1934
Games:  89
Goals:    73

Achievements:
  • Premiership Player 1934
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1934

Bruce McGregor

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Premiership Coach
1934


  
Glenelg Career
Coach: 1933--1935;  54 games - 42% won

Achievements:
  • 3 seasons Glenelg Coach
  • Premiership Coach 1934
  • 1 Grand Finals as Coach - 1934
  • Won 1926 & 1927 Magarey Medals with West Adelaide
  • 102 games with West Adelaide from 1923 to 1929
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002

Peter Marker

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Premiership Player
1973


Premiership Captain in 1973
  
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.

Neville Caldwell

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Premiership Player
1973


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 569
Played: 1970--1981
Games:  265
Goals:    258

Achievements:
  • 200 Game Player
  • 200 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1961--1976
  • Premiership Player 1973
  • 6 Grand Finals Played - 1970 1973 1974 1975 1977 1981
  • 1 State Game

Summary
Versatile, highly-skilled and quick for his size (6ft 3inches), he was a consistent player for 12 seasons and a key member of the 1973 premiership team.

DK 'Fred' Phillis

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Premiership Player
1973


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 530
Played: 1966--1978, 1981
Games:  280
Goals:    884

Achievements:
  • 200 Game Player
  • 800 Career Goals
  • 5X 100 Goals in a Season
  • 9X 10 Goals in a Match
  • 7X Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1968--1972, 1975--1976
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1961--1976
  • Magarey Medallist 1969
  • 5X League Top Goalkicker 1969, 1970, 1971, 1975, 1976
  • Premiership Player 1973
  • 6 Grand Finals Played - 1969 1970 1973 1974 1975 1977
  • 10 State Games, 26 Goals
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002

Summary
Strong-leading and powerful-marking, he was the first full forward to win a Magarey Medal (only Port’s Scott Hodges has done it since). On his day he was unstoppable, as he was when he booted a club record 18.6 against Central District in 1975.

Rex Voigt

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Premiership Player
1973


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 550
Played: 1967--1979
Games:  257
Goals:    258

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 1970
  • 200 Game Player
  • 200 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1961--1976
  • Premiership Player 1973
  • 5 Grand Finals Played - 1969 1970 1973 1975 1977
  • 1 State Game

Summary
Energetic rover who fearlessly bore into packs to win the ball, he kicked seven goals in the winning grand final against North Adelaide in 1973. He proceeded to become one of the best back pocket players around, arguably being best-on-ground in the 1975 grand final.

Peter Carey

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Premiership Player 3 times
1973 1985 1986


Premiership Captain in 1985 1986
  
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.

Greg Wickens

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Premiership Player
1973


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 597
Played: 1973--1977
Games:  53
Goals:    96

Achievements:
  • Premiership Player 1973
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 1973 1974

Peter Millard

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Premiership Player
1973


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 591
Played: 1972--1976
Games:  82
Goals:    11

Achievements:
  • Premiership Player 1973
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 1973 1974

Kerry Hamilton

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Premiership Player
1973


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 546
Played: 1967--1975
Games:  120
Goals:    98

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 1973
  • 100 Game Player
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1961--1976
  • Premiership Player 1973
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 1969 1973

Summary
A silky-skilled player who was the best centreman in the State in Glenelg’s stunning 1973 campaign. He anticipated where the ball was going, took it cleanly and fed it out immaculately.

John MacFarlane

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Premiership Player
1973


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 583
Played: 1971--1987
Games:  306
Goals:    91

Achievements:
  • 300 Game Player
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • Premiership Player 1973
  • 5 Grand Finals Played - 1973 1974 1975 1981 1982
  • 1 State Game

Summary
Made his impact as a speedy, skilful and gutsy wingman in Glenelg’s “unbeatable” 1973 team, then showed his courage, resilience and determination by coming back from countless injuries and setbacks to complete a wonderful 300 game career.

Brian Colbey

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Premiership Player
1973


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 525
Played: 1966--1976
Games:  210
Goals:    24

Achievements:
  • 200 Game Player
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1961--1976
  • All Australian 1969
  • Premiership Player 1973
  • 5 Grand Finals Played - 1969 1970 1973 1974 1975
  • 11 State Games

Summary
Always willing to back his judgment, this rebounding half-back “had that incredible knack of getting the footy… he was rarely beaten”, according to Kerley. Proved his class at the highest level and in the toughest games.

Wayne Phillis

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Premiership Player
1973


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 548
Played: 1967--1977
Games:  218
Goals:    90

Achievements:
  • 200 Game Player
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1961--1976
  • Premiership Player 1973
  • 1 Grand Finals as Captain - 1977
  • 6 Grand Finals Played - 1969 1970 1973 1974 1975 1977
  • 5 State Games

Summary
Whole-hearted, strong and aggressive, Kerley said he was “a tremendous player to rely on in a tough situation”. As a key defender he made life very difficult for the opposition’s main danger player.

Stephen Hywood

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Premiership Player
1973


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 598
Played: 1973--1979
Games:  76
Goals:    2

Achievements:
  • Premiership Player 1973
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 1973 1977

Bob Tregenza

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Premiership Player
1973


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 589
Played: 1972--1974, 1977
Games:  54
Goals:    3

Achievements:
  • Premiership Player 1973
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 1973 1974

Peter Anderson

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Premiership Player
1973


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 590
Played: 1972--1975
Games:  81
Goals:    1

Achievements:
  • Premiership Player 1973
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 1973 1975

Jim Rawson

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Premiership Player
1973


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 575
Played: 1970--1977
Games:  115
Goals:    17

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • Premiership Player 1973
  • 4 Grand Finals Played - 1970 1973 1974 1975

Bob Tardif

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Premiership Player
1973


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 585
Played: 1971--1978
Games:  86
Goals:    11

Achievements:
  • Premiership Player 1973
  • 3 Grand Finals Played - 1973 1974 1975

Graham Cornes

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Premiership Player or Coach 3 times
1973 1985 1986

1973 Premiership Player
1985 1986 Premiership Coach
  
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.

Greg Bennett

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Premiership Player
1973


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 596
Played: 1973--1975
Games:  63
Goals:    81

Achievements:
  • Premiership Player 1973
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 1973 1974

Craig Marriott

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Premiership Player
1973


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 584
Played: 1971--1976
Games:  78
Goals:    61

Achievements:
  • Premiership Player 1973
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 1973 1974

John Sandland

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Premiership Player
1973


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 571
Played: 1970--1974
Games:  105
Goals:    224

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 200 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1974
  • Premiership Player 1973
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 1970 1973

Neil Kerley

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Premiership Coach
1973


  
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.

Stephen Kernahan

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Premiership Player
1985


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 655
Played: 1981--1985
Games:  136
Goals:    290

Achievements:
  • 3X Glenelg Best & Fairest 1983, 1984, 1985
  • 100 Game Player
  • 200 Career Goals
  • 2X Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1983--1984
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • Jack Oatey Medallist 1985
  • 2X Fos Williams Medallist 1984, 1988
  • SA State Captain 1996
  • 5X All Australian 1985, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1994
  • Premiership Player 1985
  • 3 Grand Finals Played - 1981 1982 1985
  • Leading vote getter in 1983 Magarey Medal but was ineligible due to suspension
  • Kicked 10 goals in State match v Victoria in 1984
  • 16 State Games, 51 Goals
  • 251 Games for Carlton - 738 Goals, club leading Goalkicker 11 years in a row, Best and Fairest 1987, 1989, 1992, 226 Games as Captain
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002
  • Australian Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2001

Summary
He had everything. The height, the physique, the marking ability that was second to none, the long accurate kick, the big-game temperament, the leadership… how many premierships would he have helped the Tigers to if he had played in the days before Victorian clubs lured our best talent away?

Tony McGuinness

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Premiership Player
1985


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 662
Played: 1981--1985, 1998
Games:  113
Goals:    200
Coach: 1998--2000;  62 games - 32% won

Achievements:
  • 3 seasons Glenelg Coach
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 1982
  • 100 Game Player
  • 200 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • Magarey Medallist 1982
  • 3X All Australian 1988, 1992, 1993
  • Premiership Player 1985
  • 3 Grand Finals Played - 1981 1982 1985
  • 109 Games with Footscray - Best and Fairest 1987
  • 113 Games with Adelaide - Captain 1995-96, Best and Fairest 1993
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002

Summary
Exploded on to the scene with an outstanding game from the bench in the 1981 grand final and caused a sensation in a tremendous 1982 season by becoming the youngest winner of the Magarey Medal at just 18. Had explosive pace and also could run all day, had a booming left-foot kick for his size and booted countless team-lifting goals on the run and from “impossible” angles.

Michael Murphy

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Premiership Player
1985


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 677
Played: 1983--1987, 1990--1992
Games:  134
Goals:    105

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Premiership Player 1985
  • 4 Grand Finals Played - 1985 1987 1990 1992

David Marshall

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Premiership Player 2 times
1985 1986


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 631
Played: 1978--1993
Games:  354
Goals:    287

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 1990
  • 300 Game Player
  • 200 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • SA State Captain 1993
  • 2X Premiership Player 1985 1986
  • 8 Grand Finals Played - 1981 1982 1985 1986 1987 1988 1990 1992
  • Runner-up in Magarey Medal in 1990
  • 3 State Games
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2003

Summary
His silky skills and all round class were showcased when, after 13 years of league football, he made his mark in the AFL in the inaugural year of the Crows in 1991. Always composed and in control he could deliver the ball beautifully either by foot or by hand and no-one was a more lethal finisher running into goals.

John Seebohm

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Premiership Player 2 times
1985 1986


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 634
Played: 1978--1992
Games:  319
Goals:    214

Achievements:
  • 300 Game Player
  • 200 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1987
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • 2X Premiership Player 1985 1986
  • 8 Grand Finals Played - 1981 1982 1985 1986 1987 1988 1990 1992

Summary
Remembered mostly as a resolute, reliable centre half-back, he showed his versatility and skills by booting 89 goals from full forward in 1987. A wonderful and resilient clubman.

Chris McDermott

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Premiership Player 2 times
1985 1986


  
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”.

Ross Gibbs

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Premiership Player 2 times
1985 1986


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 690
Played: 1984--1994
Games:  253
Goals:    111

Achievements:
  • 200 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • 2X Premiership Player 1985 1986
  • 5 Grand Finals Played - 1985 1986 1987 1988 1990
  • 1 State Game

Summary
So cool he appeared almost casual but he was wonderfully skilled and as a back pocket he could turn defence into attack with his rebounding style and spectacular marking. When the going was tough early in the 1985 grand final, with North Adelaide on top, he kept the Tigers in the game.

Stephen Copping

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Premiership Player 2 times
1985 1986


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 603
Played: 1974--1981, 1985--1986
Games:  246
Goals:    460

Achievements:
  • 200 Game Player
  • 400 Career Goals
  • 3X 10 Goals in a Match
  • 3X Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1979, 1981, 1985
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • Fos Williams Medallist 1982
  • 2X Premiership Player 1985 1986
  • 5 Grand Finals Played - 1975 1977 1981 1985 1986
  • 5 State Games

Summary
Remembered for those telescopic arms that stretched out to pull in the most impossible marks. His kicking style may have been ungainly but he rarely missed, making him one of the most dangerous forwards in the game.

Scott Salisbury

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Premiership Player 2 times
1985 1986


  
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.

Tony Symonds

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Premiership Player 2 times
1985 1986


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 661
Played: 1981--1992
Games:  225
Goals:    230
Coach: 1995--1996;  42 games - 36% won

Achievements:
  • 2 seasons Glenelg Coach
  • 200 Game Player
  • 200 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • 2X Premiership Player 1985 1986
  • 4 Grand Finals Played - 1982 1985 1986 1990
  • 1 State Game

Summary
Lightly-built wingman who had all the skills and pace to burn, he was a key member of the Bays’ back-to-back flags, shining in the 1986 grand final.

Chris Duthy

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Premiership Player 2 times
1985 1986


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 666
Played: 1982--1992
Games:  201
Goals:    21

Achievements:
  • 200 Game Player
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • 2X Premiership Player 1985 1986
  • 5 Grand Finals Played - 1982 1985 1986 1990 1992

Summary
Strongly-built player who made his name as a close-checking, disciplined full back, who was never easy to score goals against.

Peter Maynard

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Premiership Player 2 times
1985 1986


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 665
Played: 1982--1990
Games:  196
Goals:    162

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • 2X Premiership Player 1985 1986
  • 5 Grand Finals Played - 1982 1985 1986 1987 1988

Summary
One of the biggest possession winners in South Australian football in the 1980’s, he could read the play well, make space and when he had the ball, use it efficiently. A typically dominant performance came in the 1986 grand final, when he seemed to have the ball on a string.

Wayne Stringer

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Premiership Player 2 times
1985 1986


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 681
Played: 1983--1988
Games:  145
Goals:    7
Coach: 1997;  20 games - 28% won

Achievements:
  • 1 season Glenelg Coach
  • 100 Game Player
  • 2X Premiership Player 1985 1986
  • 4 Grand Finals Played - 1985 1986 1987 1988

Alan Stringer

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Premiership Player 2 times
1985 1986


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 682
Played: 1983--1989
Games:  145
Goals:    92

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 2X Premiership Player 1985 1986
  • 4 Grand Finals Played - 1985 1986 1987 1988

Tony Hall

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Premiership Player 2 times
1985 1986


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 675
Played: 1983--1987, 1995
Games:  103
Goals:    151

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1986
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • Jack Oatey Medallist 1986
  • All Australian 1988
  • 2X Premiership Player 1985 1986
  • 3 Grand Finals Played - 1985 1986 1987
  • 97 Games with Hawthorn, 144 Goals - 4th in Brownlow in 1988

Summary
He had the uncanny ability to mark balls he seemed to have no right to claim. When Stephen Kernahan headed for Carlton in 1986 Glenelg’s premiership chances seemingly had gone too. But Hall slipped into centre half-forward and booted six goals in a match winning grand final display.

David Kernahan

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Premiership Player 2 times
1985 1986


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 694
Played: 1984--1987
Games:  100
Goals:    24

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 2X Premiership Player 1985 1986
  • 3 Grand Finals Played - 1985 1986 1987

Adam Garton

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Premiership Player 2 times
1985 1986


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 667
Played: 1982--1989
Games:  90
Goals:    72

Achievements:
  • 2X Premiership Player 1985 1986
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 1985 1986

Wayne Henwood

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Premiership Player 2 times
1985 1986


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 701
Played: 1985--1986
Games:  54
Goals:    20

Achievements:
  • 2X Premiership Player 1985 1986
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 1985 1986

Robin Kidney

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Premiership Player 2 times
1985 1986


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 687
Played: 1983--1987
Games:  93
Goals:    89

Achievements:
  • 2X Premiership Player 1985 1986
  • 3 Grand Finals Played - 1985 1986 1987

Kym Hodgeman

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Premiership Player
1986


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 602
Played: 1974--1980, 1986--1990
Games:  244
Goals:    411
Coach: 1991--1992;  48 games - 54% won

Achievements:
  • 2 seasons Glenelg Coach
  • 3X Glenelg Best & Fairest 1977, 1978, 1989
  • 200 Game Player
  • 400 Career Goals
  • 2X Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1978--1979
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • Magarey Medallist 1978
  • All Australian 1979
  • Premiership Player 1986
  • 1 Grand Finals as Coach - 1992
  • 5 Grand Finals Played - 1974 1975 1977 1986 1988
  • Reserves Magarey Medallist in 1974
  • Third in Magarey Medal in 1980
  • 9 State Games
  • 91 Games with North Melbourne, Best and Fairest 1984
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002

Summary
Neil Kerley knew very quickly this tiny rover was “special” when he ran the wrong way straight into a charging pack of Port Adelaide players and grabbed a mark. He had electric pace and agility, skill, courage, persistence and was lethal around the goals. After a very successful stint with North Melbourne, he returned to the Bay to fulfil a lifelong dream and play in the Tigers’ 1986 premiership.

Mark Donovan

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Premiership Player
1986


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 703
Played: 1985--1991
Games:  116
Goals:    3

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • Premiership Player 1986
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 1986 1986

Max Kruse

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Premiership Player
1986


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 704
Played: 1986--1989
Games:  73
Goals:    25

Achievements:
  • Premiership Player 1986
  • 3 Grand Finals Played - 1986 1987 1988

Chris Curran

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Premiership Player
2019


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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

Andrew Bradley

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Premiership Player
2019


  
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

Brad Agnew

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Premiership Player
2019


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 995
Played: 2011--2021
Games:  155
Goals:    26

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • Premiership Player 2019
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 2019 2021

Matthew Snook

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Premiership Player
2019


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 1007
Played: 2011--2021
Games:  148
Goals:    38

Achievements:
  • 4X Glenelg Best & Fairest 2015, 2017, 2020, 2021
  • 100 Game Player
  • Jack Oatey Medallist 2019
  • Premiership Player 2019
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 2019 2021
  • R.O.Shearman Medallist in 2020
  • Runner-up in 2020 Magarey Medal
  • 3rd by 1 vote in 2021 Magarey Medal

Max Proud

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Premiership Player
2019


  
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

Aaron Joseph

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Premiership Player
2019


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 1038
Played: 2014--2019
Games:  98
Goals:    8

Achievements:
  • Premiership Player 2019
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 2019

Carl Nicholson

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Premiership Player
2019


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 1029
Played: 2013--2020
Games:  106
Goals:    53

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • Premiership Player 2019
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 2019

Josh Scott

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Premiership Player
2019


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 1043
Played: 2014--2019
Games:  90
Goals:    151

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 2016
  • 100 Career Goals
  • 2X Glenelg Top Goalkicker 2016, 2018
  • Premiership Player 2019
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 2019

Jonty Scharenberg

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Premiership Player
2019


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 1063
Played: 2015--2020
Games:  74
Goals:    14

Achievements:
  • Premiership Player 2019
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 2019

Darcy Bailey

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Premiership Player
2019


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 1033
Played: 2013--2021
Games:  90
Goals:    85

Achievements:
  • Premiership Player 2019
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 2019 2021

Liam McBean

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Premiership Player
2019


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 1085
Played: 2017, 2019--2021
Games:  74
Goals:    186

Achievements:
  • 100 Career Goals
  • 4X Glenelg Top Goalkicker 2017, 2019--2021
  • 3X Ken Farmer Medallist 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Bob Quinn Medallist 2021
  • Premiership Player 2019
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 2019 2021

Jesse White

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Premiership Player
2019


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 1098
Played: 2018--2019
Games:  37
Goals:    9

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 2019
  • Premiership Player 2019
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 2019

Luke Reynolds

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Premiership Player
2019


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 1095
Played: 2018--2021
Games:  71
Goals:    136

Achievements:
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Top Goalkicker 2019
  • Premiership Player 2019
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 2019 2021

Brad McCarthy

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Premiership Player
2019


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 1093
Played: 2018--2021
Games:  46
Goals:    2

Achievements:
  • Premiership Player 2019
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 2019

Marlon Motlop

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Premiership Player
2019


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 1094
Played: 2018--2021
Games:  70
Goals:    77

Achievements:
  • Premiership Player 2019
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 2019 2021

Brad Close

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Premiership Player
2019


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 1102
Played: 2018--2019
Games:  28
Goals:    17

Achievements:
  • Premiership Player 2019
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 2019

Matthew Uebergang

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Premiership Player
2019


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 1097
Played: 2018--2019
Games:  24
Goals:    10

Achievements:
  • Premiership Player 2019
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 2019

Cory Gregson

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Premiership Player
2019


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 1037
Played: 2014, 2019--2020
Games:  26
Goals:    14

Achievements:
  • Premiership Player 2019
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 2019

Luke Partington

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Premiership Player
2019


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 1110
Played: 2019--2021
Games:  51
Goals:    36

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 2021
  • Magarey Medallist 2019
  • Premiership Player 2019
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 2019 2021
  • R.O.Shearman Medallist in 2019

Will Gould

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Premiership Player
2019


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 1109
Played: 2019
Games:  15
Goals:    0

Achievements:
  • Premiership Player 2019
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 2019

Michael Virgin

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Premiership Player
2019


  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 1111
Played: 2019--2021
Games:  43
Goals:    1

Achievements:
  • Premiership Player 2019
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 2019 2021

Mark Stone

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Premiership Coach
2019


  
Glenelg Career
Coach: 2018--2020;  54 games - 63% won

Achievements:
  • 3 seasons Glenelg Coach
  • Premiership Coach 2019
  • 1 Grand Finals as Coach - 2019