Originally from St. Damian's Football Club in Victoria, Glenn Sandford joined Collingwood as a youngster, playing in the Under 19's competition.
Sandford was a strongly built ruckman/centre half back by the time he made his VFL debut, early in 1993. He played three league games in his first year, and another two in 1994, before being delisted by the AFL Magpies; he had spent eight seasons at Victoria Park.
Sandford then transferred to North Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League, playing 60 games (1995-1998).
In 1997, "Big Guy" was involved in a punch-up with Norwood coach Peter Rohde in the Norwood Oval race. Ironically, Rohde was still at the helm when Sandford transferred to the Parade in 1999.
Sandford played six senior games and received a meritorious performance award for his efforts in the reserves. Unfortunately, he broke his hand during the season, forcing him to miss crucial games.
In 2000 he played 16 league games, was named the winner of the Jim Tummel Outstanding Qualities trophy and finished fourth in the club's best and fairest. He played another 13 league games in 2001.
Sandford decided to join PHOS (Plympton High Old Scholars Football Club) Camden in the South Australian Amateur Football League in 2002. He represented the State,
and played in a Division 1 premiership. He also captained the State amateur's the following season
R Cialini May 2018