The future is bright for community hub
The upcoming football season at Glenelg will be played at ACH Group Stadium following a naming rights agreement announced in November.
Formerly Gliderol Stadium, the sporting complex has a long history as a hub of sporting and community life in the Glenelg district.
It is home to the Glenelg Football Club (the Tigers), inaugurated in 1921, as well as the Glenelg District Cricket Club (the Seahorses), established in 1907, and today hosts SANFL, SANFWL and SACA matches.
Located on Brighton Road, Glenelg East, the ground also hosts local school matches and events, with Glenelg Primary School located at the southern end of the ground.
The announcement coincides with news the Tigers’ coach Mark Stone has extended his contract, along with the signing of key players, for the 2019–20 season.
The partnership follows the opening of the ACH Group Health Studio 50+ at the site in February last year.
Glenelg Football Club Chief Executive Officer Glenn Elliott said the naming rights partnership would further strengthen the relationship between ACH Group and the Club.
“We share common ambitions including knowing our customers well, providing personalised service, being flexible to adapt to changing circumstances and developing strong partnerships” he said.
ACH Group Stadium has a capacity of 15,000 and boasts one main grandstand on the western wing, the Edward Rix Stand.
ACH Group’s Health Studio 50+ is located upstairs and brings together allied health professionals, exercise and wellness groups in a purpose-built facility.
The Studio uses world-leading Finnish designed HUR exercise equipment, developed specifically for rehabilitation that uses air pressure to mimic natural movement.
Find out more about ACH Group’s Health Studio 50+ at achgroup.org.au/health-studio
Did you know?
The ground’s record attendance was set on 20 July 1968 when 17,171 saw Sturt defeat Glenelg by one point, 13.13 (91) to 13.12 (90).
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