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Since 1898 the Magarey Medal has been awarded to the 'Fairest and Most Brilliant' player in the SANFL each season, as adjudged by the umpires.
Since 1981 the Ken Farmer Medal has been awarded to the Top Goalkicker in the SANFL in the minor Round. Below are Glenelg's winners of this award, along with Glenelg's SANFL top goalkickers prior to the medal's inception.
Since 1981 the Jack Oatey Medal has been awarded to the best player in the SANFL Grand Final.
Since 2002 the Bob Quinn Medal has been awarded to the best player in the SANFL ANZAC day match.
Since 1981 the Fos Williams Medal has been awarded to the best player for South Australia in each interstate match.
From 1937 to 1988, the Tassie Medal was awarded to the best player at each interstate carnival or championship series.
Until 1993, the Simpson Medal was a Western Australian Medal, which could be awarded to the best player from either side in a state match involving WA which was played in WA.

Jack Owens

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Top Goalkicker 4X
1926, 1927, 1928, 1932
Years--SANFL Goals:
1926--64, 1927--80, 1928--83, 1932--102
 
Glenelg ladder position: 7th 7th 7th 7th
 
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



Notes:
In 1926 Jack Owens won the goalkicking aggregate at the end of the minor round, but was passed by Roy Bent in the finals. In 1932 Jack Owens won the goalkicking aggregate at the end of the minor round, and was equalled by Ken Farmer in the finals.
 

HH 'Jim' Handby

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Magarey Medal
1928
Glenelg ladder position: 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

George 'Blue' Johnston

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Magarey Medal
1934
Glenelg ladder position: 1st
 
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.


Notes:
Polled Magarey Medal votes in 14 of the 17 games he played in 1934.
 
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

Mel Brock

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Magarey Medal
1940
Glenelg ladder position: 8th
 
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.

Marcus Boyall

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Magarey Medal
1941
Glenelg ladder position: 6th
 
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.

Colin Churchett

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Top Goalkicker 4X
1948, 1949, 1950, 1951
Years--SANFL Goals:
1948--88, 1949--72, 1950--105, 1951--102
 
Glenelg ladder position: 6th 6th 2nd 3rd
 
Glenelg Career
Player#: 278
Played: 1943, 1946--1954
Games:  144
Goals:    555
played with Glenelg-West in 1943

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 500 Career Goals
  • 2X 100 Goals in a Season
  • 1X 10 Goals in a Match
  • 6X Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1947--1951, 1953
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1940--1960
  • 4X League Top Goalkicker 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1950
  • Best of 13 goals in a match v South in 1949
  • 7 State Games, 30 Goals
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002

Summary
A full forward who seemed to have a sixth sense where the goals were to such an extent that a freakish snap at first would appear a fluke – but he could do it time after time. The only SANFL footballer to kick 100 goals in a season between 1941 and 1969 – and he did it twice. He could snap with either foot and was the first man to consistently kick goals from the boundary line with the checkside punt.

Allan Crabb

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Magarey Medal
1949
Glenelg ladder position: 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.


Notes:
Originally regarded as coming second in the 1949 Magarey Medal on a countback, but was retrospectively awarded the Magarey Medal in 1998 when the countback system was abolished.
 

DK 'Fred' Phillis

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Magarey Medal
1969
Glenelg ladder position: 2nd
 
Top Goalkicker 5X
1969, 1970, 1971, 1975, 1976
Years--SANFL Goals:
1969--137, 1970--107, 1971--99, 1975--123, 1976--98
 
Glenelg ladder position: 2nd 2nd 6th 2nd 3rd
 
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.


Notes:
In 1969 became the first full forward to ever win the Magarey Medal.
 

Kym Hodgeman

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Magarey Medal
1978
Glenelg ladder position: 4th
 
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.

Graham Cornes

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Tassie Medal
1980
1980 State of Origin Carnival, Adelaide
 
Simpson Medal
1979
1979 State Game - SA v WA
 
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.

Peter Carey

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Fos Williams Medal
1981
1981 v Western Australia at Subiaco Oval
 
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.

Tony McGuinness

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Magarey Medal
1982
Glenelg ladder position: 2nd
 
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.


Notes:
Became the youngest ever winner of the Magarey Medal in 1982 at 18 years and 4 months.
 

Paul Weston

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Fos Williams Medal
1982
1982 v Western Australia at Football Park
 
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?

Stephen Kernahan

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Jack Oatey Medal
1985
versus North Adelaide
 
Fos Williams Medal
1984, 1988
1984 v Victoria at Football Park
1988 v Victoria at Football Park - while playing with Carlton
 
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 Hall

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Jack Oatey Medal
1986
versus North Adelaide
 
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.

Chris McDermott

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Fos Williams Medal
1987
1987 v Victoria at Football Park
 
Simpson Medal
1987
1987 State Game - SA v WA
 
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”.

Brett Backwell

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Magarey Medal
2006
Glenelg ladder position: 6th
 
Fos Williams Medal
2003
2003 v WAFL at Fremantle
 
Glenelg Career
Player#: 899
Played: 2003--2009
Games:  131
Goals:    108

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 2006
  • 100 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Magarey Medallist 2006
  • Fos Williams Medallist 2003
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 2008
  • R.O.Shearman Medallist in 2003

Todd Grima

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Ken Farmer Medal
2010
Years--SANFL Goals:
2010--58
 
Glenelg ladder position: 4th
 
Glenelg Career
Player#: 974
Played: 2008--2011
Games:  73
Goals:    161

Achievements:
  • 100 Career Goals
  • 2X Glenelg Top Goalkicker 2008, 2010
  • Ken Farmer Medallist 2010
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 2008

Clint Alleway

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Ken Farmer Medal
2015
Years--SANFL Goals:
2015--47
 
Glenelg ladder position: 9th
 
Glenelg Career
Player#: 1036
Played: 2014--2016
Games:  43
Goals:    90

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Top Goalkicker 2015
  • Ken Farmer Medallist 2015

Luke Partington

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Magarey Medal
2019
Glenelg ladder position: 1st
 
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

Liam McBean

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Ken Farmer Medal 3X
2019, 2020, 2021
Years--SANFL Goals:
2019--46, 2020--38, 2021--51
 
Glenelg ladder position: 1st 4th 2nd
 
Bob Quinn Medal
2021
2021 Anzac Match versus Port Adelaide
 
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


Notes:
Tied with James Rowe in 2020
 

Matthew Snook

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Jack Oatey Medal
2019
versus Port Adelaide
 
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

NEAR MISSES

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17 Magarey Medal Near Misses
Glenelg players who were 2nd in the Magarey Medal
Jim Handby -- 1929
Len Sallis -- 1931, 1933
Ray Hunt -- 1946
Allan Crabb -- 1950
Neil Davies -- 1953
Haydn Linke -- 1961
Ken Eustice -- 1969
Peter Marker -- 1971, 1975
David Marshall -- 1990
Andrew McKay -- 1992
Nick Chigwidden -- 1993, 1999
Matthew Snook -- 2020, 2021

Glenelg players who polled most votes but were ineligible
Stephen Kernahan -- in 1983

Details

1929 -- Jim Handby -- 2nd to R.Snell (WA) by 9 votes
1931 -- Len Sallis -- 2nd to J.Sexton (WA) by 17 votes
1933 -- Len Sallis -- 2nd to W.Dunn (St) by 2 votes
1946 -- Ray Hunt -- 2nd to R.Hank (WT) by 2 votes
1950 -- Allan Crabb -- 2nd to I.Mckay (NA) by 4 votes
1953 -- Neil Davies -- 2nd to J.Deane (SA) by 6 votes
1961 -- Haydn Linke -- 2nd to J.Halbert (St) by 2 votes
1969 -- Ken Eustice -- 2nd to D Phillis (Gl) by 2 votes
1971 -- Peter Marker -- 2nd to R Ebert (PA) by 1 vote
1975 -- Peter Marker -- 2nd to P Woite (PA) by 1 vote
1990 -- David Marshall -- 2nd to S Hodges (PA) by 1 vote
1992 -- Andrew McKay -- 2nd to N Buckley (PA) by 11 votes
1993 -- Nick Chigwidden -- 2nd to B Phillips (NA) by 5 votes
1999 -- Nick Chigwidden -- 2nd to D Squire (St) by 5 votes
2020 -- Matthew Snook -- 2nd to C Combe (NA) by 2 votes
2021 -- Matthew Snook -- 3rd to Dual Winners by 1 vote


1983 -- Stephen Kernahan -- polled 9 more votes than winner A Antrobus (NA), but was ineligible due to suspension for striking Gary McIntosh

Medals at Other Clubs

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9 Magarey Medalists at Other Clubs
Glenelg players who won the Magarey Medal after leaving Glenelg
Jack Sexton -- 1931

Players who won the Magarey Medal before joining Glenelg
Henry R Head -- 1909
Ken Eustice -- 1962
Peter Woite -- 1975
Greg Whittlesea -- 1988

Coaches who won the Magarey Medal before joining Glenelg
Henry R Head -- 1909
Walter Scott -- 1921,1924,1930
Bruce McGregor -- 1926,1927
Len Fitzgerald -- 1952,1954,1959
John Halbert -- 1961

Details
Jack Sexton -- Played with Glenelg from 1925 to 1929 and later won the Magarey Medal with West in 1931
Henry R Head -- won the Magarey Medal with West in 1909 and coached Glenelg in 1922-1923, and played a few games in 1923
Ken Eustice -- won the Magarey Medal with West in 1962 and played with Glenelg in 1968-1970
Peter Woite -- won the Magarey Medal with Port in 1975 and played with Glenelg in 1979-1980
Greg Whittlesea -- won the Magarey Medal with Sturt in 1988 and played with Glenelg in 1993-1994
Walter Scott -- won the Magarey Medal with Norwood in 1921,1924,1930 and coached Glenelg in 1936-1937
Bruce McGregor -- won the Magarey Medal with West in 1926,1927 and coached Glenelg in 1933-1935
Len Fitzgerald -- won the Magarey Medal with Sturt in 1952,1954,1959 and coached Glenelg in 1964-1966
John Halbert -- won the Magarey Medal in 1961 with Sturt and coached Glenelg in 1979-1982

Stephen Copping

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Fos Williams Medal
1982
1982 v Victoria at Football Park - while playing with Essendon
 
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.

Andrew McKay

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Fos Williams Medal
1999
1999 v Victoria at MCG - while playing with Carlton
 
Glenelg Career
Player#: 748
Played: 1991--1992
Games:  40
Goals:    2

Achievements:
  • Fos Williams Medallist 1999
  • 3X All Australian 1993, 2000, 2001
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1992
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2007