GLENELG PLAYS HOST AT ACH GROUP STADIUM

Published on: Nov 02 2018 | Author: Zac Milbank |

Glenelg has unveiled a new naming rights partner in the ACH Group as it also extends the contract of senior coach Mark Stone through to the end of 2020.

The Bays’ home base will now be known as ACH Group Stadium, with the club’s co-tenant solidifying its presence on the busy Brighton Road.

ACH Group has now resided in one half of the Tigers’ old function centre since February, with the other half now used as the players’ strength and conditioning gymnasium.

”Now established at the Glenelg Oval precinct, this exciting announcement confirms ACH Group’s long-term commitment to the local area,” Glenelg CEO Glenn Elliott said.

Speaking on SANFL Radio, Stone, who was a late appointment at the end of 2017 due to the sudden departure of Matt Lokan to Port Adelaide, said he was excited to build on Glenelg’s solid finish to season 2018.

After taking the first half of the season to adapt to the former Fremantle and Sydney assistant’s game style, the Tigers won six games in succession to close out the minor round in positive fashion.

And that has gained momentum with the club also revealing former Richmond forward Liam McBean and reliable defender Brad Agnew would return for next season after they both spent this year travelling overseas.

McBean, 24, booted 38 goals from 18 games in his first SANFL season with the Tigers in 2017 while loyal clubman Agnew, 26, will bring his trademark toughness as he adds to his 107 matches in the black and gold.

Elliott confirmed previous naming rights partner Gliderol, would still have a presence on the front of the Tigers’ guernseys.

“Continuing on from the existing 10-year agreement, Gliderol’s commitment to the club has been exceptional and for this to be extended for a total of 12 years is another positive move forward for the club and its supporters,” Elliott said.

 

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