Senior Football

History is not a mystery 1965

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The Season That Was 1965

In the 1960’s the Club was known as the Henley & Grange Eagles.

In 1958 the merger of the Henley and Grange Clubs saw home games were being alternated between both respective club ovals, however in this 1965 this was ceased and all matches were played at Henley Memorial only. The Grange Oval would not see football again. 

With the coaching appointment of former Port Adelaide half back Brian Key (37 SANFL games), Henley & Grange made the 1965 A2 division season its own.

The minor rounds saw a huge improvement from the previous year, rising eight places to finish second on the ladder. 14 games were won from 20 matches and the team also contested a draw.

Coach Brian Key

The 1st Semi Final saw Henley & Grange face the minor premier of Seaton and successfully defeat them by 4 goals to gain direct entry to the Grand Final. It also gained promotion to the Division 1 for the following season as well as a week off.

  • Semi-Final, 11th September
    • Henley & Grange 11.7 (73) def. Seaton Ramblers 7.8 (50)

The Preliminary Final saw minor premier Seaton go out in straight sets with a defeat from the 4th placed Goodwood.

The A2 division Grand Final played at Norwood Oval saw Henley and Goodwood fight out a close decider. Goodwood on the day had more use of the ball and the game was played in their attacking zone for the greater part of the day. Their lack of constructive method allowed Henley’s defense to clear the ball and score easily with good continuous plays. With less scoring shots it was Henley’s greater purpose in the forward lines that eventually saw it win the close game along with its 4th SAAFL A-Grade premiership.

  • Grand Final, 25th September
    • Henley & Grange 11.9 (75) def. Goodwood 9.12 (66) at Norwood Oval
      • Henley goals
        • Webber (3), Milne (2), Rowett (2), Key, Jeffries, Phillips
      • Henley best
        • Deverson, Webber, Graham, Gluyas, Rowett, Pearce

Gerry Webber

Gerry Webber, a former West Torrens league footballer, kicked 67 goals throughout the season and also won the Division Chambers Medal; Best player in the league voted by umpires. In one game, on the 5th of June, Webber kicked 9 goals in an away game against the Seaton Rams. He also won his 1st Henley Best & Fairest trophy not only this season but the following season too.

Long serving Manager Garth Johns once again managed the A-Grade side.

Brian Key coached 2 seasons in total as Henley & Grange managed 2 seasons in Division 1 (1966 & 1967) and returned to Division 2 in 1968.

Off the field it was the first season Alf Griffiths was not Club President since beginning the role in 1951, see Club Administration history >> here <<

A2 Ladder
Team G W L D Pts
Seaton Ramblers 20 15 5 0 30
Henley & Grange 20 14 5 1 29
Prince Alfred O.C. 20 14 6 0 28
Goodwood 20 13 7 0 26
Flinders Park 20 12 8 0 24
Gaza 20 10 10 0 20
St. Dominics 20 10 10 0 20
Western Teachers 20 8 12 0 16
Kenilworth 20 7 13 0 14
Pulteney O.S. 20 6 13 1 13
Broadview 20 5 15 0 10
Alberton United 20 5 15 0 10



The Club’s B-Grade team coached by Tom Jefferee came 2nd after minor rounds with 15 wins. In the finals it went down to P.A.O.C and St. Dominics in the A2 Reserves preliminary final to finish 3rd.

The Captain & Best & Fairest are today unknown.


1965 was the birth of the Club’s first ever C-Grade side. Playing in Division 4, it missed the finals and finished 8th out of 12 teams. Its inaugural Captain/Coach was Stan Williams. Lindsay Lester captained the side and the best & fairest was unknown.

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Vale: Bob Enright

The Henley Football Club wish to recognize the fine contribution Bob Enright has made to the Sharks over many years.

Bob first came to the Club, after a distinguished career as a player and Captain of the West Torrens Football Club, in 2003. Jo and Bob enrolled Jack in the HFC Junior program as a 6 year old and both followed his progression through the Grades that culminated in him captaining an Under 16 Premiership Team in 2011. Bob was so proud of this achievement.

Bob volunteered to coach the Junior Teams that Jack played in for many years. Including U/8s to U/12s. He had a huge impact on the development of the boys and formed strong relationships with the Parents, many of who became close friends. These people, with Bob and Jo, became great supporters of the club and were always seen there both Friday and Sunday Nights after Presentations.

In the years to follow they established a small group of supporters who regularly ‘set up’ nibbles and drinks on the Cudmore Tce boundary – supporting their sons.

After Jack’s career at the Eagles finished he rejoined the Sharks and it was fantastic to have the ‘Enrights’ back at Henley. Their support at Games and Social functions was fantastic. Bob was often in deep discussion post-match, with beer in hand, with his mates. He also assisted with the Extension of the Club in 2016-17. His expertise in the electrical field was much appreciated.
Bob was a well respected and loved Shark – who will be sadly missed!

Sincere Condolences to Jo, Ellie-May, Jack and Mel.

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New 2019 Senior Club Sponsors

EXCITING NEWS! We are pleased to announce the RAMSGATE HOTEL is our MAJOR SPONSOR for 2019

Check out their website now….

We are also pleased to announce that David Haskard is our new Seniors & Juniors Sponsorship manager, and any sponsorship inquiries can be made to him via

Below are our 2019 senior sponsors thank you to all for their wonderful support

Club Sponsors

Here are the mighty sponsors of the Henley Football Club, check out their website by clicking on their logos

Our sponsors in 2019 now support both the Seniors & Juniors as one club

Major Sponsors

Ramsgate Hotel
Henley Heroes

Great White Sponsors

CMI Toyota West Terrace
Eadon Home Loans
Western Sports & Ortho
Nelson Teamwear
icorp insure
Lockleys Hotel

Bronze Whaler Sponsors

Zorich Group
Ous Property
Ous Property
Gas Works
Symons & Clark
Total Tools
Henley Square Foodland

Hammerhead Sponsors





Bull Shark Sponsors











Melt Henley Beach



Dulwich Bakery

Zante Greek

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Bar staff wanted

Henley Sharks are looking for keen, friendly bar staff for the coming season.

If you are looking for weekend work and Fridays nights please contact Peter Lawrence at to apply for the positions.

Minimum requirement

  • Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate or,
  • Approved Responsible Person ( badged )

Michael Broadbent

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New Senior Coaches

Great news!…

We are pleased to announce the following appointments to our Senior Coaching Panel for 2019.

C Grade: Rod Cavenett, with the assistance of Andrew Pierson, will take charge of the C s.

Both are fantastic club people and Life Members, with a strong history of success at both senior and junior levels at Shark Park.

Rod is likely one of the 2nd longest serving junior coaches behind Rod Hill, and a former long serving committee member.

Under 18.5: Kurtis Cox

Kurtis is a current Senior Player who played all of his Junior footy at Henley including winning Under 18 Premierships and also won an Under 18s league medal. Kurtis’s father played league footy with South Adelaide

These appointments are very exciting for the club!

A Meet the Coaches night is scheduled for Friday March 1st at Henley from 6 pm – light training followed by a BBQ and a few drinks .

All invited – Especially New Players – Bring a mate along


Michael Hicks C-Grade Historical Timeline
Henley Sharks Football Club
Year Affiliation Rank Coach Captain Best & Fairest Most Goals Team Manager
2019 (C1) SAAFL   Rod Cavenett & Brian Leys       Peter Lawrence
2018 (C1) SAAFL 2nd Chris Brown Alex Newman Alex Newman (59) Bradley Carey* Peter Lawrence
2017 (C2) SAAFL *1st* Chris Brown Alex Newman Joel Harvey-Friel (65) Joel Chapman* Peter Lawrence
2016 (C1) SAAFL
Chris Brown Matthew Ehrlich & Brett Dobson Alex Newman (41) Joel Chapman Peter Lawrence
2015 (C1) SAAFL
Simon Hardy & Paul Nyland Zac Bellingham Brett Dobson (39) Joel Chapman Chris Tunn
2014 (A7)SAAFL
Michael Hicks Todd Coleman Jason Schulz (19) D. De Souza-Priest Simon Barnes
2013 (A7) SAAFL
Michael Annese Zack Bellingham Tim Rosewall (19) Simon Hardy Simon Hardy
2012 (A7) SAAFL
Daryl Pearce Zack Bellingham Tom Pearce (55) Joshua Wilson Dean Pearce
2011 (A6) SAAFL
Daryl Pearce Nick Jones Nicholas Jones (24) Shane Walshe Dean Pearce
2010 (A6) SAAFL 7th Daryl Pearce Tom Pitman Brad Tonkin (17) David Loveder Jane Kite
2009 (A7) SAAFL *1st* Peter King Tom Pitman David Loveder (41) Simon Barnes Jane Kite
2008 (A7) SAAFL 2nd Peter King Scott Jones Jamali Sarai (60) Simon Barnes Jane Kite
2007 (A7) SAAFL 5th Peter King & Matt Christophers Scott Jones Nicholas Meiers (59) Simon Barnes Jane Kite 
2006 (A7) SAAFL 6th Scott Jones Peter King Steve Spry (34) Simon Barnes & Scott Jones Jane Kite
2005 (A6) SAAFL 9th Mark Hetzel Peter King Marty Christophers (16) Tom Cakar David Coughlin
2004 (A7) SAAFL *1st* Steve Lowe Atticus Boyce Scott Robinson (26) Andrew Englehardt Emma White
2003 (A7) SAAFL 2nd Steve Lowe Atticus Boyce Atticus Boyce (28) Greg Stevens Emma White
2002 (A8) SAAFL 5th Steve Lowe Steve Lowe Atticus Boyce (30) David Jolley Emma White
2001 (A7) SAAFL 5th Gary Lawrence Andrew Bray Preston Miskelly   Dan Jones
2000 (A7) SAAFL 3rd Gary Lawrence James Minagall Andrew Bray   Darren Salisbury
1999 (A7) SAAFL 5th Martin Jeffries James Minagall Tom Pitman   Ben Turnbill & Emma White
1998 (A8) SAAFL *1st* Gary Lawrence James Minagall Martin Jeffries   David Caire
Henley Greek Football Club
Year Affliliation Placing Coach Captain Best & Fairest Most Goals Team Manager
1997 (A8) SAAFL 3rd Andrew Henry James Minagall Andrew Bray (38) Jesse Williams Emma White
1996 (A5) SAAFL 2nd Andrew Henry Darren Kite Hayden Schwarz   Emma White
1995 (A5) SAAFL 8th Andrew Henry James Minagall Daniel Nikoleaff (35) Brad Robertson Brett Ralph
1994 (A7) SAAFL 2nd Michael Hicks    Chris Reilly Chris Cox (46) Mark Wormald Shaun Richards
Henley District & Old Scholars Football Club
Year Affliliation Placing Coach Captain Best & Fairest Most Goals Team Manager
1993 (D3) SAFA *1st* Michael Hicks Rod Macfarlane Chris Cox   Justin Galvani
1992 (D3) SAFA 2nd Michael Hicks Glen Ralph Lincoln Clayton   Ross Frick
1991 (D3) SAFA 2nd Michael Hicks David Hall Darren Kite   Ross Frick
1990 (D3) SAFA 4th Michael Hicks William Hoey Chris Cox   Ross Frick
1989 (D3) SAFA 3rd Michael Hicks Phil Brooks Neil Clarke   Ross Frick
1988 (D3) SAFA 2nd Peter Judd Justin Hartshorne Justin Hartshorne   Tracy Beinke
1987 (D3) SAFA *1st* Ian Berry Ian Berry Mark Pedretti   Neil Cole
1986 (D3) SAFA 4th Michael Hicks Ross Frick Nick Kiosses   Neil Cole
1985 (D3) SAFA 3rd Michael Hicks Gary Fazzalari Tim Dodds   Neil Cole
1984 (D3) SAFA 5th Michael Hicks Tony Davidson Rod Hill   Jane Loughhead
1983 (D3) SAFA 7th Graham Hill (Goog) Stuart Jones Rod Hill   Tanya Goddard
1982 (D3) SAFA 5th Ian Atkinson Stuart Jones Nick Kiosses   Tanya Goddard
1981 (A5) SAAFL 7th Ian Berry David Hicks Peter Judd   Geoff Pickles
1980 (A5) SAAFL 4th Jeff Barnes Barry Lewis Lincoln Jenkin   Geoff Pickles
1979 (A3) SAAFL 11th Rob Wilson Graham Hill (Goog) Alan Christie   Stan Hicks & Peter Metcalfe
1978 (A3) SAAFL 7th Rob Wilson Graham Hill (Goog) Rod Hill   Geoff Pickles
Henley Eagles Football Club
Year Affliliation Placing Coach Captain Best & Fairest Most Goals Team Manager
1977 (A7) SAAFL 4th Peter Buss Peter Buss Greg Bulger    
1976 (A6) SAAFL 8th Rod Bridgman  Rod Bridgman Rod Bridgman    
1975 (A7) SAAFL 3rd Greg Bulger  Greg Bulger Greg Bulger    
1974 (A5) SAAFL 13th Greg Bulger  Stan Williams Ian Mudge    
1973 (A7) SAAFL *1st* Anthony Park Anthony Park J. Burch    
1972 (A7) SAAFL 3rd Robert Mudge Robert Mudge Robert Mudge    
1971 (A6) SAAFL 11th Robert Mudge Robert Mudge Robert Mudge    
1970 (A6) SAAFL 9th     Trevor Sullivan    
Henley & Grange Football Club
Year Affliliation Placing Coach Captain Best & Fairest Most Goals Team Manager
1969 (A6) SAAFL 2nd Anthony Park Anthony Park      
1968 (A6) SAAFL 5th Barry Sheehy         
1967 (A5) SAAFL 9th          
1966 (A4) SAAFL 10th          
1965 (A4) SAAFL 8th Stan Williams Lindsay Lester      
Premierships 7 Premierships from 15 Grand Finals
Longest serving Coach Michael Hicks (10 seasons)
Longest serving Captain James Minagall (5 seasons)
Most Best & Fairests Rod Hill/Chris Cox (3)

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Womens open & under 18s football registration

The mighty sharks are looking to expanded the womens teams further with an open age side, whilst also continuing our new under 18s side from 2018. 

Any new potential players please register here click on link below… or call me (Danielle) via number below


Danielle Robran

Junior & Senior Girls Football Director

Henley Sharks Football Club

M 0417841271



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Xmas at HFC Party

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 🎄🎅🏼 
THURSDAY 20th DECEMBER is the date to put in your diaries for a Henley Sharks end of year CHRISTMAS celebration!

Come down to THE CLUB from 5.30pm
The Bar & BBQ will be open
A visit from SANTA 🎅🏼 & FREE Face Painting for the kids!

See you there,
MERRY CHRISTMAS from the Henley Sharks 


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New Life Members & 2018 Annual Report

A huge congratulations to the latest inductees into the Henley Football Club’s Life Membership at the recent Annual General Meeting

For enourmous service to the club over many many years…


For played games and commitment to the club…


Also at the AGM the Annual Report was released with a huge amount of work put in by Vanessa Spaans & Jo Enright to produce a document of massive proportion is truly a tremendous effort. Check out the 2018 Annual Report below

2018 Annual Report

See all previous season’s Annual Reports >> here <<

Check out all of our Life members below from our Life Members page…

Alf Griffiths Life Members
Life membership was previously awarded for 150 games, it is now awarded for 180 games or for enourmous off field contribution. + Notes that the Life Member has passed away
Henley Sharks Football Club
 Year Awarded Recipients 
Alf Griffiths+ Garth Johns+ Ron Johns+ Peter Ardill+
Stan Irish+ Lloyd Harris+ Michael Denman A.K Hughes+
Bill Davis+ Max Lee+ David Ardill+ Peter Gluyas+
1971 Jack Garrad+ Arthur Pearce+ Rex Collings+ George Anderson+
Frank Tucker Jim Vasileff John Webb Richard Robinson+
Barry Deverson+ Barry Hawson Robert Treloar Anthony Park+
1972 John Salisbury+ Peter Elvard Robert Barnes Robert Mudge
Daryl Woods Jack Carter+    
1973 Ian Mudge Warren Henderson    
1974 Ron Ettridge+ Tom Jeffree David Rankine+ Jack Ridley
1975 Trevor Pitman Rodney Bridgman Greg Bulger Graham Hill+
1976 Robin Christiansen Trevor Jones Barry Wilkinson  
1977 Keith Starr Peter Roberts Vasil Saris Stan Williams+
1981 Rodney Hill Paul Sperling Robert Owens+ Graeme Hicks+
Ray Gepp Michael Hicks Anthony Davidson  
1982 Neil Higgins Darryl Smith Greg Frick  
1983 Percy Johns Michael Roach Paul Heeps Chris Farren
Stuart Jones Ian Berry    
1985 Barry Newman      
1986 Malcolm Rosman Gary Clarke    
1987 Philip Shrubsole Malcolm Davidson Philip Burgess Ross Frick
1988 Michael Broadbent Kevin Fitzgerald Phillip Cole Nick Johnson
1989 Darren Hocking Lindsay Hick Tim Dodds Craig Williams
1990 Jeff Ramm Phillip Brooks    
1991 Neale Clarke Philip Stratford    
1992 Robert Smith Robert Wilson    
1993 Gordon Johns Jamie Butterfield Lynton Davies  
1994 Douglas Grosser+ Kym Metcalfe David Nicol Chris Dean
Craig Dobner+ Andrew Henry    
1995 David Caire Gary Lawrence Paul Ramm Neil Madigan+
1996 Des Fry Nick Palasis John Lawrence Brett Ralph
Charles Drew      
1998 Ernie Dean Greg Wood Darren Salisbury  
1999 Matthew Wormald Philip Dawkins    
2000 Daryl Aldridge Martin Jeffries Scott Robinson Todd Schultz
Leigh McNeil Rod Sperling Jim McCabe Darren Kite 
Karl Dobner      
2001 Wayne Pierson Neville Burner Andrew Bray  
2002 Shane Stone Rick Hutchins Atticus Boyce Andrew Engelhardt
2003 Shaun Letts Micah Williams    
2004 Rod Cavenett Davin Ettridge Peter King  
2005 Thomas Pitman Hayden Schwarz    
2006 Shane Thomas Sandra Hicks+ Alan Battersby Nathan Caldow
Jared Hawson      
2007 Terry Homan Gwen Lawrence Geoff Lawrence+ Jane Kite
Steve Davies      
2008 Leon Rayner David Jolley Tony Dart Mark Grosser
Andrew Pierson Geoff Pierson    
2009 Leanne Geddes      
2010 Simon Barnes      
2011 Peter Niemann Matthew Ehrlich Scott Jones Tim Rosewall
Evan Bennetts Craig Hermann Andrew Martin Bradley Tonkin
2012 Mark King      
2013 Scott Berry Paul Nyland David O’Sullivan Simon Hardy
2015 Teresa Davoren Trevor Sampson Shayne Harris Alex Newman
Julius Miller ‘Ces’      
2017 Bradley Gill      
2018 Jason Clark Michael Gautesen Matthew Pierson David Loveder
Adam Keenan George Charalabidis Peter ‘Bolts’ Lawrence  


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AGM & Nominations

The Henley Football Club invites all members to attend this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).
The AGM will be convened in accordance the Club’s constitution.

📅 Friday 9th November 2018
Henley Football Club – Atkin St, Henley Beach
Members will be treated to a drink on arrival & nibbles.

All positions are declared vacant and any members wishing to join the Committee should email to request a nomination form

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Winx Prize Winner

Kathleen Brooks the new cook and canteen operator has won the Winx prize, drawn at the club last Friday night.


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