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17/04/2021- Tigers Vs Ainslie Tricolours


Fourteen weeks of hard work and the Tigerettes begin their year confident and ready to play against real opponents, their numbers being bolstered by nine new players making their debut this day. Having been chomping at the bit for the chance to play the second division is only an inkling of the Queanbeyan Tigers strength.


The Tigerettes opponents of the day are the Ainslie Tricolours and played on their home ground. The first half saw Ainslie keeping the pressure on the Tigers, gaining a quick lead over the visitors. However, the Tigers soon recovered with the half time being called and the home team’s attack fractured by the tiger relentless defence and breaking even at 20-20.


The second half was a great show. The Tigers having gotten their act together and breaking the Tricolours control of the field that led to a doubling of their half time score securing a well-played victory, defeating Ainslie 42-20.


Lauren Flakelar

Tiger’s leader Lauren Flakelar proved instrumental to the victory today. Not only did she lead from the front and the back, she was on several occasions the key play to breaking the Ainslie attack, no doubt inspiring not just her team in general but the new nine players as well. Commenting on the game this inspiring leader said that she was “Very happy with the girls who have never played” and the victory was due to “A great team performance”.


The Captain also commented on her sides preseason training by saying “The structure that they have been working on for the past twelve weeks have paid off.”

The Coach too shared the same views as the Captain. A united leadership for a victorious team. Ainslie Tricolours 2.0 3.2 3.2 3.2-20

Queanbeyan Tigers 1.0 3.2 5.5 6.6-42 Queanbeyan Tigers Goal Kickers: S. Fenwick, Z. Carl, M. Lustri, S. Arcus, K. McGrath, S. Close Best Players: M. Czubara, N. Brockwell, K. McGrath, L. Flakelar, Z. Carl, S. Arcus

The next game is set to be played on the twenty-fourth of April with the Tigers Defending their home turf from the Riverina Lions.


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“A Stronger Foundation”


With a clear dominance of the past 5 years within the AFL Canberra Women’s league, a lively buzz is surrounding the one club AFL town in Queanbeyan.


A new era has commenced within the Tigers Women’s teams as they move towards strengthening its program through a rebuilding player list and investing in its junior development.


With this change brings a new form of leadership that is poised to set the conditions in Performance, Culture, Chemistry, and the Transition of Youth and new arriving players to the game.


The Tigerettes Senior Coach and head of the women’s program, Chris Clifton, has jumped on board a concept taken from the United States and has implemented a new leadership program that he believes will strengthen the club further into the future.


Although similar models are implemented at AFL levels and elite sports levels, at community level this is often overlooked. Instead of relying upon two players to take on the mantle of Captain and Vice-captain or a group of players to lead their respective lines, the tigers will branch out further and hit the areas that are aligned to the clubs values through behind-the-scenes integrity, integration of the youth and fresh players and custodianship of the team and club culture.


These roles are now split between nine people who have now taken up each individual

mantle and this was implemented on the evening of the 8th of April 2021.


It is with great pleasure to announce that club legend, 2017 AFLW, 4 x Premierships & 4 x Best & Fairest player Ella Ross will Captain the Club for the 1st Time - Congratulations Ella.


The leadership announcements for 2021 are:


The Performance leaders:

36 Ella Ross, 1st division (Captain)

20 Kate McGrath, 1st Division (VC)

and

16 Lauren Flakelar 2nd Division (Captain)

34 Hannah Verri 2nd Division (VC)


The performance leaders are the leaders that appear on game day. They assess where

the team is at during training and the team’s performance during games. Performance leaders are to maintain the team’s cohesiveness during a match, inspire unity and a high level of ferocity; showing the opponents no gaps in defence, on top of eviscerating attacks upon the opposition. They set the standards for other to strive to and lead by example on the field during games and training.


The Change room/Culture leaders::

7 Laura Russel

9 Hayley Rauter

What you see on the field is only what is on the surface like an iceberg there is much more below. The team’s integrity relies upon not only the leaders on the field but also those behind the scenes. The Change room/culture leader’s role is to mould, maintain and encourage the team’s culture. They are the guardians of the history of the club and are the glue that keeps the team on point and are a bastion of information of the team.


The Chemistry/Social is:

45 Briahna Anderson

If it’s to help celebrate a victory, organise a social event or just have a nice chat the Chemistry/social leader is there. The role is to keep the bonds of the team healthy, ensure all are good and are ok. A team is made up of people and people need to relax and have a bit of fun. When not playing with her sisters in arms you’d find the Chemistry/social leader spreading the positivity around, looking for ways or taking/acting upon suggestions for team activities. All teams have their own individual groups, the leader ensures that the groups get along and the bonds in the team remain strong.


The Youth/Transition Leaders:


59 Kate Woodward

17 Ruby Grounds


The Youth/transition leaders are responsible for the caretaking of both junior players moving up into the senior teams and helping out fresh players to the team and club become acquainted. This doesn’t just secure the future of the club but the team as well. With leaders there showing new recruits the ropes and guiding young players into the senior team the Youth/transition leaders actively help build a structure that can stand forever.


The Queanbeyan tigers wish to congratulate all of the leaders that will represent the club in 2021.


Karl Anstey

Queanbeyan Tigers

12 April 21

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It's been a huge preseason and with the Senior Competition still 3 weeks away, we look forward to the return of the Community League this weekend featuring our Super Two's Women's team.


We head to Alan Ray Oval to play along side our affiliate club and great friend the Googong Hogs. The club would like to wish Sam, Josh and the entire Hogs organisation all the very best for the 2021 season.


The Super Two's team will once again be coached by Kenny Sissons and with a rebuild currently underway in our women's program, Kenny will have plenty of new players making their Queanbeyan Tigerettes debut this Saturday.


Following on from back to back Grand Final appearances (2019/20) in the Women's Community League, 4 consecutive 1st Grade Grand Finals (2017 to 2020 including Premierships 2017/2019) as well as 5 Drafted AFLW players since 2017, the club has been thrilled with the output from all involved in the Tigerettes Program.


It's an exciting new era for the Tigerettes as we head into our 12th season. A big turnover of players post the 2020 season hasn't stopped the enthusiasm currently on show in the women's AFL space with the club still having over 60 players on their books - the future looks very bright for the club.


We all look forward to seeing what the next 10 years has in store for the club and it starts Saturday, get along to Alan Ray Oval and cheer on our Mighty Tigerettes.

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