Joshua GLENN


Guernsey Number: 16
Career: 2018
NFC Games: 10
NFC Goals: 21
Debut: v North Adelaide (Prospect) 21st April 2018
Finale: v Woodville-West Torrens (Norwood) 27th July 2018


Josh Glenn was born on 10 March 1994 and played junior football at Central District before his league debut in 2013.  He played 37 games with the Bulldogs before he was drafted to Gold Coast FC with pick seven in the 2015 AFL rookie draft. He made his debut against the Brisbane Lions in round five but was later delisted in October 2015.

Glenn returned to Central District in 2017 but transferred to Norwood at the start of the 2018 season. Immensely talented, he went on to play 10 games, kicking 21 goals and was named in the club’s best players three times. 

He polled three Magarey Medal votes in round five after kicking eight goals against his former team, Central District.

Immediately following the round 11 match between Norwood and Glenelg at Norwood, analysis of a sample collected from Glenn by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA), detected the presence of two anabolic steroids and he was later stood down from selection after the round 16 game against Woodville West Torrens when the results became known.

Glenn admitted to taking the substances when he was not listed with any SANFL club but the ongoing presence of the substances in June 2018 constituted an anti-doping rule violation and he was banned for four years. He accepted the sanction and waived his right to a hearing before the SANFL anti-doping tribunal.

Following the tribunal decision, Norwood president Paul Di lulio released a statement which included " As a club, we can only speak positively of Josh’s behaviour during his time spent at Norwood. Josh has been an excellent teammate and demonstrated professionalism and commitment to the playing group".

Josh Glenn returned to football in 2022 playing in the final round game for Golden Grove in the Adelaide Footy League and continued with the club in 2023.

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