THEY may be a relatively new club but Glenville have achieved more in their short history than many of the more established clubs in the metro.
The club started off in 1973 affiliated to PE South in the then EP Soccer Board, the forerunner of the current Northern Areas Football Association.
Glenville is now one of the biggest clubs in the metro and has one of the most consistent junior development programmes in the country. Bafana Bafana players Elrio van Heerden and Dane Kluyt, as well as Jermaine Christian, who represented the national team at U20 and U23 levels, started at the club. Two of its younger players, Sherwin Bailey and Kaylin Swart, were a part of the Cape United Academy and the Pretoria High Performance Centre respectively.
On the playing field Glenville have won the Premier League title on several occasions in addition to the prestigious Mala Moodaley KO Cup for the fourth time last week. They have also won the annual Easter tournament.
Glenville also hold the distinction of having won the Nafa league title in every junior division.
The club hosts arguably the biggest junior tournament in Port Elizabeth, catering for teams from U9 to U17 during the winter holidays. For the past three years they have been hosting the Engen junior tournament, and won the competition for the first time this year.
Based in Gelvandale, Glenville has a membership of about 200 juniors and more than 60 seniors.