A message from our Platinum Sponsor Ophir Asset Management

Hi my name is Andrew Mitchell, and welcome to the Glenunga Football Club.

By way of background, I first started at the Glenunga Football Club as a 5 year old watching my father playing cricket, and then going to watch the football. I remember when I was in my final year at school a teacher asked me what I wanted to do with my sport thinking I would have big ambitions. All I said is I wanted to play A grade football for Glenunga. While I studied economics and finance at Adelaide University I played for Glenunga which culminated in winning the best and fairest and the Division 4 association medal in 2000. In 2005 I was recruited by Commonwealth Bank and moved to Sydney. Whilst the easy option would have been to play in the Sydney league, I made the decision to fly back every second weekend to play for Glenunga again. Then finally this year after 19 years and over 200 games, at the ripe age of 38, I fulfilled a lifelong dream of winning an A grade grand final, my first premiership and Glenunga’s first since 1995. The friendships I have made at Glenunga will last my lifetime and I look back at my time at Glenunga with the fondest memories. For this reason, I have decided to continue to be a part of the ever growing Glenunga family by maintaining my Platinum sponsorship of the club via my business Ophir Asset Management.

My business is an Australian funds management business that invests in companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and manages over $600m for Industry Super Funds, Family Offices and private individuals. From 2012-17 the Ophir Opportunities Fund has returned 28.2% p.a after fees making it the number one performing fund in Australia compared to the fund manager surveys.

For anyone wishing to have a private or group briefing, I give several investment briefs annually, and am more than happy to make contact or travel and discuss our investment style to any Glenunga member. In the interim I look forward to seeing the entire Glenunga Football Club continue to grow and achieve further success.