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Welcome to the home of the Glenrowan Kelly Tigers, est 1905.
We can now acknowledge that our club was formed in 1905 ; although it is documented that Glenrowan played matches in the late 1890's the club wasn't officially established until 1905. First official match was against Greta final scores Greta 9. 11 (65) to Glenrowan 6. 8 (44) played at Glenrowan. Best for Greta were M. Quinn and Corker. For Glenrowan W and J Reardon, Prichard and Cupples. The newspaper clipping indicates that the Melbourne F.C. (VFL) indicated their desire to play matches in Benalla, Wangaratta and Rutherglen that season. Newspaper article from the Benalla Standard, 7/7/1905.
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PREMIERS: Glenrowan celebrates its grand final win over Milawa in Saturday's Ovens and King grand final at the W.J. Findlay Oval.Pictures: ELENOR TEDENBORG
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The earliest documented game involving our club dates back to 1894 when Glenrowan played Winton. It is believed that Glenrowan were aligned with Winton winning the flag in 1909 but this is to be verified. It was thought Glenrowan/Winton combine were premiers in 1907 but recently discovered newspaper clippings show Winton as premiers defeating Swanpool. On the 9th of July 2016 former player and club historian Damian Melnyk acquired premiership medals that belonged to Harry Hamilton Mc Ewan 1907 and 1909 for the Winton F.C. This confirmed that in 1907 there was a League called the Glenrowan-Winton F.L and 2 years later the Violet Town F.A. Winton was a stand alone club and it proves that the League name changed regularly depending on the towns participating at the time. In 1909 Winton defeated Baddaginnie but there is no mention of Glenrowan in the fixture.
Glenrowan played sides from Molyullah, Thoona, Tolmie, Baddaginnie, Benalla Stars, Greta West, Greta South just to name a few during the early 1900's. The Glenrowan boys of this era were successful in taking out the Wangaratta and District Cricket Associations (A) Grade Premierships of seasons 1909/10 - 10/11. Many players, football and cricket, from this era paid the ultimate price during World War 1. Glenrowan C.C. also won the Wangaratta Sunday Competition Premiership in 1958/59.
Glenrowan is 15 kms South of Wangaratta, 25 kms North of Benalla and is known for it's Orchards, Wineries, Historical Kelly Gang Seige Sites, Cafes and Parks. Our ground is located at Daniel Lane, Glenrowan.
The Glenrowan Kelly Tigers are a family friendly club who cater for football and netball enthusiasts of all ages! We currently field an under 17's netball team, open aged B reserve, B, and A grade netball teams and open aged Reserves and Seniors football teams.
2014 - Senior football - Player Profiles
2014 - Reserve Football - Player Profiles
Glenrowan Football Senior Flags
1924 - 1925 - 1926,
1969 - 1970,
1980 - 1981,
2014 - 2015 - 2016
Glenrowan Netball Flags
A. Grade: 2004.
B. Grade: 2002, 2005
B. Reserve: Nil
C. Grade: 2004 - 2005
Under / 17's: 2009
* In 2009 there was an Under 17 competition for one season only, then C. Grade became a U/17's competition in 2010, with the B. Reserve competition commencing in 2010.
Glenrowan's original coulrs were red, white and blue vertical stripes.
Glenrowan was named after James and George Rowan who farmed the area between 1846 - 1858.
The town was settled in the 1860's.
The Post Office opened on the 22nd February 1870.
Glenrowan's Post Code is 3675.
The Railway was operational in the town between 1874 - 1981.
The Glenrowan Police Station was Gazetted on the 10th of September 1879 after the Greta Police Station was broken up due to Glenrowan's locality with the railway line.
The town's first Policeman was Constable Anthony Alexander registered number 1649 who received a commendation for his efforts in the search for the Kelly gang.
What is known as Glenrowan West today was in fact Greta in the old days; Greta township eventually moved further east due to the Post Office relocating.
The town folk of Glenrowan not only participated in playing football but also cricket, tennis and the very popular foot racing. The events were held at the Oval and competed in neighbouring towns such as Greta, Hansonville, Eldorado to name a few.