(Queen’s Birthday Weekend, June 2015)
Glenelg, under the pump, hosted a glorious celebration of its brace of premierships in the mid 1980s, a gilded age when players could run through their opponents and the phrases were ‘goals’, not ‘structures’, ‘marks’, not ‘non-negotiables’, ‘winning’, not ‘point spread’ (OK, that’s gridiron).
What a night! For a Glenelg supporter, it was Fan Heaven, a panoply of the very best of the recent past…Laurie Rosewarne received a special honour as a Great of Glenelg, joining 16 luminaries who have served the Club over its 95 years.
Inductees to the Hall of Fame this year were ‘The Bondi Tram’, Ted Robjent (played 1938-1950) and Premiership fullback Chris Duthy (played 1982-1992), also attending as part of the sublime Glenelg side of 1985 and 1986, which gave the Club a brace of premierships.
Ted’s son accepted the posthumous award and Duthy proudly took his in person. All in all, a marvellous night and shot in the arm for the current players, who notched up their first win for the year the following day at “The G” against North (Grand Final rivals of 1985-7) with a 6 goal to nought blitz in the final quarter. They did it for Her Majesty.