• generalmanager446

It has taken 11 years since the Tigerette's were first formed, but this coming Saturday Lani Watson will become the 1st female player to be inducted into the Walk of Fame and given Life Membership of the the club when she runs out for her 150th Club Game against Ainslie.

As per the clubs Walk of Fame and Playing Life Membership qualifications where Men who play 200 club games are inducted, there hadn't been anything written regarding the qualifications for our female players when the team started in 2010.

So as per all yearly honours bestowed by the club to Players, Officials and Volunteers, a sub committee was formed to discuss and implement the guidelines for our Tigerettes with 150 Club Games being agreed too for female players to earn the same accolades.

Lani's journey started way back in 2011 following the clubs first season when good friend Hannah Dunn convinced her to come along and give Aussie rules a go. From there Lani hasn't looked back and despite some different set backs at times, she has never wavered from her desire to play for the club.

Currently Lani is the games record holder for both club and 1st Grade games for the Tigerettes. Lani, Kristen Argent (nee Turner) and Hannah Dunn went toe to toe for many years but with Hannah spending a year at Norwood then the past two seasons at the Suns in the AFLW and Kristen moving away, Lani has broken away from the pack.

Back to Back to Back Division 2 Premierships (2013/2014/2015) under coach Robert Anderson were the early highlights of Lani's career but no doubt the club's break through 1st Grade Premiership of 2017 under coach Cheyne Webster and captain Hannah Dunn tops the lot in a historic day for the Tigerettes.

With the lure of only being 11 games shy of the magical 150 First Grade games being within touch who knows how long the veteran will continue playing - is 200 in her sights?

Lani Watson

  • 1st Grade Games - 139

  • Reserve Grade Games - 10

  • 1st Grade Premierships - 2017

  • Division 2 Premierships - 2013 - 2014 - 2015

  • Tigerettes Leading Goal Kicker - 2011-12, 2016, 2018

Tigerettes Games Top 10 (as of 16/6/21)

  1. Lani Watson 149* (139 / 10)

  2. Kristen Argent (nee Turner) 138 (122 / 16)

  3. Hannah Dunn 134

  4. Lauren Flakelar 110* (87 / 23)

  5. Megan Godfrey 106*

  6. Carly Swan (nee Res) 104

  7. Ella Ross 91* (90 / 1)

  8. Melissa Hurley 90 (50 / 40)

  9. Jane Vucago 86 (68 / 18)

  10. Tegan Tisma 84

*Still Playing

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  • amanda40020

Join us every Thursday night & register your team for free to play from 6pm.

Cash $$$ prizes up for grabs.

Purchase tickets on the night for your chance to win a fresh Bungendore Country meat tray & support our local Junior Tigers 🐯

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  • generalmanager446

The Tigers held it's 27th Annual Canberra Data Centres Late Long Luncheon last Friday

in front of over 230 guests at the Hellenic Club.

The day was even more special as we celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the event

Naming Rights Partnership between the Canberra Data Centres and the Queanbeyan Tigers. The club wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Greg Boorer and the team from CDC for their continued support of the event and the footy club as a whole.

Once again COVID was trying its hardest to upset the day with the withdrawals of Matthew Richardson and Cameron Mooney who couldn't leave Melbourne, however the day couldn't have gone better with former AFL Legend Peter "Spida" Everitt and Aussie Bogan & Comedian Chris Franklin entertaining the crowd and sharing plenty of laughs.

Added to this was the excellent MC work once again conducted by 1991 Premiership Player Troy Gray. Between the 3 boys, there wasn't a dry eye in the room due to laughter for about an two hours.

The Major Raffle was also drawn on the night for the big prize of $12k Cash being the

highlight. This was a reverse draw format with the last ticket out declared the winner. For the 2nd time in 4 years it was Club Captain Josh Bryce drawn out as the last ticket and took home the chocolates ($12k worth) when Peter Everitt drew Josh's name.

The club would like to thank everyone who bought tickets in the raffle, this is the club's major fundraiser and all funds received goes straight back into the players, volunteers and facilities at the tigers. Also a massive thank you to Sleepdoctor Fyhswick & Batemans Bay, ActewAGL and Country Butchery Bungendore for donating the minor prizes.

Finally, the club would like to sincerely thank all of our wonderful corporate tables who

attend the day as well as our many individual guests.

We hope you all enjoyed the afternoon and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2022. Below are the last 10 tickets drawn last Friday in the Major Raffle:

10th - Jodie Hinton

9th - Nectar

8th - Sleepdoctor

7th - Sleepdoctor

6th - Chris Files

5th - John & Debbie Res

4th - Wendy Downey ($400 worth of Meat @ Country Butchery Bungendore)

3rd - Graham Foley ($469 webber from ActewAGL

2nd - Patches Asphalt - ($1500 bedding package from Sleepdoctor)

1st - Josh Bryce - ($12k Cash)

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