The Queanbeyan Tigers Club are pleased to announce Robbie Thompson to the position

of Welfare, Wellness and Mental Health for the balance of 2022, taking over the role from the highly respected Scotty Minchin who is taking a well earned break after many years of wonderful and dedicated service in this position.

Rob is a highly respected mentor and leader in Welfare, Wellness and Mental Health. His personal journey is that of working in front line uniform services, such as the ADF and Emergency Services. This experience has certainly placed him with the knowledge to support those facing life’s challenges.

He is an agency ‘champion’ across the Emergency Services in respecting ideas, experiences, and contributions of others, and educating staff about the benefits of inclusion contributing to innovation and improving well being.

His commitment is further demonstrated as a advocate introducing Soldier On, Fortem Australia and the ADF ARRTS within ACT Emergency Services, which assists those affected by their service with well being initiatives and support.

His support and personal lived journey has seen him receive numerous awards such as NSW/ACT Rotary Officer of the Year 2018, GIO Bravery Award 2017, ACT Emergency Service Meritorious Commendation for his selfless support of others.

He also a registered Mental Health First Aider and Level 1 Sports Chaplain.

Rob re-joined the club earlier this year as its Sports Conditioner after a lengthy period of absence having held a similar role during the Tigers successful NEAFL Competition experience which resulted in a highly sought after NEAFL Premiership in 2012 defeating a star studded Sydney Swans Reserves team.

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In the current climate and having two interrupted COVID19 years, for any player to reach 100 games is a fantastic achievement but to hit 150 is almost unheard of!

This Saturday club favourite Dean Ross will hit this magical milestone when the tigers face off against Ainslie at Alan Ray Oval.

Dean had to spend most of his junior footy at St Edmunds before his eventual move into the U18s at Tigerland in 2008. He then moved up into senior football way back in 2010 which was rocky start for Dean who was trying to push into a Reserves squad that at the time was super strong and in the middle of their 3 peat Premiership run (2009/2010/2011).

Dean decided he was over footy in 2011 until a good mate convinced him to play at ANU in 2012. Having fallen back in love with the game and wanting to again test himself at a higher level, Dean returned to the tigers in 2013 and the rest is history.

His leadership at the club was standout from day 1 which culminated in being captain of the Tigers 2014 AFL Canberra 1st Grade Premiership side (Tigers fielded a NEAFL team in 2014 and was classed as a separate competition) which then rolled into being a key member of the 2015 team that defeated the undefeated Belconnen Magpies in 1st Grade AFL Canberra Competition. (Tigers & Belconnen were out of NEAFL in 2015).

Despite the success, Dean still had some hurdles to overcome over the next couple of seasons post the premierships especially with injuries. But true to his nature and want to succeed, he never wavered and kept playing as hard as he could and led by example to fight his way back into senior calculations.

The 2020 1st Grade Premiership rewarded Dean's devotion to his mates & want to be the best he can be as well as his love the club. Bull continues to be in the Leadership group setting the standards for the younger players to aspire to play 1st Grade footy while hopefully gaining some more success for his beloved Tigers.

Congratulations Bull!

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The Queanbeyan Tigers held their 28th Long Luncheon last Friday at the Hellenic Club Woden with former Geelong star Cameron Mooney and Cricket Legend Glenn McGrath joining over 260 people as this years guest speakers.

It will go down as one of the best Luncheon’s we have had in many a year with both McGrath and Mooney being outstanding guests and speakers and with the professionalism of our MC Troy Gray, the day flowed smoothly with lots of fun and laughter had by all.

On behalf of the Queanbeyan Tigers Board, we wanted to say thank you to everyone who came along to the luncheon last Friday and we hope you had an enjoyable afternoon.

We also wanted to personally thank Greg Boorer and CDC Data Centres for their unwavering support, our MC Troy Gray for another outstanding job in keeping the day fresh and moving, the Hellenic Club for the outstanding service and food and all of our prize and auction contributors –

Sleepdoctor Fyshwick & B/Bay, ActewAGL, Bungendore Country Butchery, GWS Giants c/- Jack Masters, Intersport Fyshwick, Queanbeyan Golf Club and

Drummond Golf Bridgewater QLD.

To all of our Major Corporate Partners, Corporate Tables and individual attendees –

THANK YOU so much for supporting our event.

We can have the best speakers in the world however if we don’t receive the support from everyone listed above then this event doesn’t happen so again thank you!

Finally, we drew the Late Long Luncheon Raffle for the $10k cash on the day with youngster Brad Rauter taking home the money in 2022! Congratulations to Brad and all of the other winners, we thank everyone who supported our raffle.

Well that's a rap for this years Luncheon and we hope you can join us again in 2023 for our 29th Luncheon.

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