As a fleet-footed 17 year old, Port Adelaide hero Tim Ginever only managed one league game for the Magpies in his first year and then just six more the following season.
But after that – the Alberton legend was born.
In a total of fifteen seasons from 1983 to 97, Tim played 314 games for the mighty Black And White, and was at the heart of the Magpie Machine when it was arguably at its most dominant.
Tim won the SANFL Flag a total of seven times, was named Port Adelaide’s Best & Fairest twice and, of course, captained the team for his final four years.
Perhaps surprisingly for such a key figure, he represented his State just once.
Immediately after retiring as a player, he took to coaching – first for the Power in the AFL, then later for his beloved Magpies where he was Head Coach for three seasons from 2006 to 2009.
Era : 1991 – onwards
• 314 games and 302 goals for Port Adelaide 1983 – 1997
• Captain of Port Adelaide 1994 – 1997
• Member of premiership teams for Port Adelaide 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996
MATCHES FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA:
• 1 game for South Australia
• Best and Fairest for Port Adelaide 1994, 1997
• Player life member of Port Adelaide
• Player life member of the SANFL
• Inducted into the Port Adelaide Football Club Hall of Fame 1998
• Assistant Coach of Port Adelaide Power (AFL) 1998
• Assistant Coach of Port Adelaide 2005
• Senior Coach of Port Adelaide Magpies 2006 – 2009
• Football Sub-Committee, Port Adelaide Magpies Football Club 2000 – 2003
• Board member, Port Adelaide Magpies Football Club 2003 – 2004
• Worked as a part time Television presenter for the ABC 1994-2004
• Worked on the 5AA Saturday Morning Sports Show 2010 – 2014
• Worked as a part time Television presenter for Seven Adelaide 2014 – ongoing
• Worked as a part time Radio presenter on Triple M 1998-2005
• Worked as a part time Radio presenter on 5AA 2010 – ongoing