Presidents Report AGM 2024 – Kate Grandey


Firstly, a huge thank you to all the club volunteers whether they have undertaken a major role within the club as a committee member, coach or team manager or a once off shift in the canteen, every single hour spent helping out this club is truly appreciated.

Our committee provides such strong leadership which bodes well for continued success & longevity of the club.  The presidents award this year was to Gary Scott our Junior Football Director recognizing his leadership & commitment to the club.

Another huge thank you too, to our sponsors who support us not only financially but with promotion of the club within the community.

The Golden Grove Football Club took its achievements to the next level in 2023, making history with promotion to Division 1 in the Adelaide Footy League, back-to-back premiership double headers for our mens A & B grades and taking out our very first senior womens premiership in our womens B grade.

Our juniors also chipped in with the U14 Red premiership.

Individual honors were also awarded to multiple senior & junior male & female players showcasing the high-class football development our club aspires to.

Our Senior & Junior Football Directors will speak more on the footballing results and our Treasurer will speak more on the financial results.

Our community presence has grown even further with our first ever Indigenous Round recognizing the origins of our grounds in collaboration with Shane Edwards our most successful home-grown AFL player to date.

Our off-field efforts were again recognised by making the finalist list in multiple Clubs SA categories.

2024 will bring a new set of challenges both financial and logistical for us to face with the new building expected to be ready for start of season, navigating Div 1 competition & further growth in our junior teams.

Thank you again to each & everyone involved in making 2023 our most successful season to date and to those new contributors coming on in 2024 who will all have a hand in making this the unbelievably strong club it is today and in the future.

Presidents Report AGM 2023 – Kate Grandey


When I speak about the club in general & 2022 in particular, the word I use most frequently is awesome.

We have awesome club people, awesome team & individual achievements, and an awesome future ahead of us.

So, a huge thank you to those awesome people with whom this club would not survive – to our sponsors who support us not only with funds but by promotion of the club within the community, to the professional, passionate & dedicated club members who take on committee, coaching, team manager & other volunteer roles putting in so much time & effort, and to the families behind those people who either lose their partner/parent for the season or get dragged along into to volunteering as well whether they like it or not!

We farewell our Club Secretary Coralie LeRay and thank her for her & her families support over so many years in various roles.  Thank you also to our other outgoing committee & coaches & support staff.

Congratulations on all the awesome achievements by many of those awesome people.

Starting with Gary Brown who now has over 25 years service contributing to such a wide range of volunteer positions. From junior coach & coordinator when his son played, then moving onto many other jobs including senior team manager, Thurs night teas and currently our facilities manager, all the while being a member of the management committee. In recognition of his awesome contribution to the club we would like to present him with this trophy.

To Greg Morris, Katie Brown & Skye Tiss and the senior sub-committee, coaches & support staff – 7 senior teams, 6 in finals, A & B grade mens premiers, promotion to Div 2, association medalists D3M Jake Pitman, D3W Jordan Woodards & D2RW Katie Gloede, Centrals Zone Senior Coach Luke Barmby

To Gary Scott & Emma McNabb and the junior sub-committee, coaches & support staff – 32 junior teams + Auskick, 9 out 15 eligible teams in finals, U17.5 grand finalists & U12 red premiers, association medalist U17.5 Oliver Robinson.

Junior Player of the Year Lucas Rowse

State Auskick Coordinator Cam Murdoch

Presidents award recipient Nick Gaudio

AFLW draftees Amalie Borg & Jade Halfpenny, multiple mens & womens SANFL draftees

AdFL Club of the Year

Clubs SA finalist in multiple award categories

Our awesome future starting now sees our senior men enter Div 2 with a plan to solidify & strive for further promotion in the coming years, work commencing on the $12m development of Harpers Field next month and more of the current and future awesome club people achieving even more awesome results.

Thank you again to each & everyone involved in making 2022 another successful season and to those new contributors coming on in 2023 who all have a hand in making this the awesome club it is today and in the future.

Presidents Report AGM 2022 – Kate Grandey


2021 continued with Covid-19 challenges but again we have maintained our high standards of development both on and off field.

As always, we could not survive without our volunteers, members, sponsors & supporters, and our professional, passionate & dedicated management committee and a huge thank you goes to each of you.  We farewell our Junior Secretary Liz Stevens and thank her for her support over the last few years.  Thank you also to Alan Green who has been holding down two executive roles but relinquishes the VP role.

Congratulations again to the presidents award recipient Scott Smart for his contribution to the club, and Junior Player of the Year Kael Murdoch.

Our hard work off the field has been rewarded by Clubs SA with nominations in various categories and a special mention to Volunteer of the Year nominee Gary Brown who has been volunteering for 25 years & showing no signs of letting up.

On-field results will be left to the Football Directors but off-field we were stoked to hear of the 12m grant to develop Harpers Field that is slowly being turned into reality.  We are working with the council to move to architectural designs and site location for the new building with more info to be provided as we move forward.

Our 25th anniversary was finally celebrated a year late with several functions throughout the year.

We have come a long way since a small group of gentlemen decided that there should be a football club in the Golden Grove area and then made it happen under the driving force of our inaugural president Reg Payne.

The growth we have seen is amazing from 6 junior teams playing at Greenwith Oval with an atco hut & portable lights in 1995 adding 2 senior teams in 1997, to the 39 teams we fielded in 2021.

Congratulations to everyone on a successful season with various player league debuts both men & women, junior & senior association medalists, mens Div 3R & C3 & girls & boys U15 premierships.

Presidents Report AGM 2021 – Kate Grandey

2020 was certainly the toughest year we have ever faced as a football club and I’m pleased to report that we weathered the storm and came out the other side stronger than ever.

A huge thanks goes to our volunteers, members, sponsors & supporters, and our professional, passionate & dedicated management committee who have been unfailing in their tireless support to get us through. Taking on even more workload as COVID Marshals and RSA bar staff to ensure our club continued to operate.

Particular recognition goes to the presidents award recipient Alan Green for his contribution to the club, and Junior Player of the Year Luke Ousten

We also thank again Mandy & Ray Lepka & crew taking on Thursday night meals and the return of Rose & John Tiss & crew to get us out of a jam for Saturday night meals.
Our hard work off the field has been rewarded by Clubs SA as one of the recipients of the Club Community Award in the category of Club Resilience and Adaptability.
Congratulations also to our unsung hero Gary Scott.

Off-field we are currently working through a feasibility study into expanding the clubrooms, carparking & oval space to cater for our vast membership base and hope we have more news on this in the coming months.

We were privileged that the majority of our sponsors maintained their commitment to the club in the shortened season and thank them for their continued support. Please take a look around the club & ovals and give them reciprocal support.

Our 25th anniversary celebrations will now occur this year with multiple planned events. Look out for the social calendar coming soon!

2021 is on track to see the club profile develop even further, with congratulations going to our most recent AFL draftee Corey Durdin to Carlton 2021 and an expected increase in team & player numbers across juniors/seniors/male/female.

I will leave it to the relevant Football Directors to expand on the on field successes of each of the football departments but congratulate everyone on a successful season with various player league debuts both men & women, junior & senior association medalists, mens Div 3 & 3R premierships, multiple men & junior teams participating in finals campaigns & strong skill development of our women competing in Div 1 & 1R.

Presidents Report – Kate Grandey – AGM 2020
WelcomeThanks to our volunteers, members, sponsors & supporters.

Thanks to our professional, passionate & dedicated management committee.

We are family club that is family. We have many whole of families involved which is evidenced by the successful integration of seniors/juniors, men/women & boys/girls players & teams within the club.

In our short history we have a long list of achievements on & off the field evidenced by the quality of our current facilities and our walls of honour proudly displaying our sponsor partners, senior & junior premiership flags and AFL & SANFL success stories.

2019 was a particularly successful year on the field with 40 teams taking to the park, with the following on-field personal and team achievements
• 6 girls teams – 4 playing finals, U12 playing the grand final & taking out back to back premierships. U14 association medalist Molly Brooksby.
• 25 mixed & boys teams – 5 playing finals, 5 to grand finals, U13 red & white premierships
• 3 womens teams – all playing finals, 2 to grand finals, Div 3/A grade Association medalist Jordan Woodards, Div 3/A grade leading goal kicker Jess Kowalski.
• 6 mens teams – 5 playing finals, 3 to grand finals, U18 premiership, Div 3/A grade Association medalist Luke Barmby, Div C3/C grade leading goal kicker Glen Simmons, Div Club 18/D grade leading goal kicker Mitch McPhillips.

Off field we also achieved great heights around player welfare introducing educational sessions and player advocates for senior & junior players.

We are also extremely proud to be named the Good Sports State Club of the Year and a finalist in the Clubs SA medium club category.

Our future looks even brighter with TTG Council recently approving a feasibility study into expanding the clubrooms, carparking & oval space to cater for our vast membership base.

We are turning 25 in 2020 and some very special events are in planning which will be released soon.

However, we will be facing some challenges with the new Liquor Licence rules and to maintain our volunteer base to assist with bar & canteen duties. The future may see increased membership fees.

Presidents Award 2020 – Coralie LeRay
Jerry Griffith Junior Player Award 2020 – Matthew LeRay

Presidents Report – Kate Grandey – Season 2019

Early in 2019 I was privileged to be formally elected as President of this great club, after holding the position of Vice President for the prior 2 years.

My association with the club has been long & varied having undertaken nearly every position within junior & senior football operations and of course as club secretary since 2002.

In this time, we have seen huge growth within the club not only in player and member numbers but in the professionalism & development of our committee, coaches, team managers and other officials.

Our club stands tall with 31 junior and 8 senior teams including 9 female teams in 2019, as well as an Auskick representation commencing in May.

Our seniors have recruited well in the off season and we look forward to an exciting season with an strong chance to return to Div 2 football in 2020.

These achievements could not have occurred without the support of the numerous volunteers who put in a huge amount week on week to put our teams on the park, operate our canteen, bar & meals and support our fundraising efforts. Thanks to each & every one of you.

Our off-field initiatives this season have focussed on player welfare, with the implementation of player advocates as well as information sessions for senior & junior players around mental health, cyber safety, drug & alcohol education and we applaud all who have supported these.

In addition, we are working with the council and local politicians to source continue development of our clubrooms, parking areas & oval space for the future.

Another big thanks goes out to our sponsors for their support as we welcome the following new partners in 2019:-

Dechellis Homes

Loan Market

Peter Kittle Toyota

United Fasteners


Cheesecake Shop

Paula Luethen MP

I look forward to seeing you all at the club over the season.

Kate Grandey


Golden Grove Football Club

Ph 0439 434 034