It is the Annual Muir Medal Round this Saturday @ Aulich Park and will mark a special
day for local junior Alex Page who will become the 96th Full Member of the 100 Club.
The Muir Medal
The Muir Medal was introduced in 2006 following the passing of Tigers Legend Alan Muir.
The Medal recognises the significant contribution of Alan to the Queanbeyan Tigers and his son Ian to the Ainslie Football Club.
They along with The Bennett family (Belconnen) - are the only other father/son combination to have played 200 First Grade games, albeit for different clubs.
Alan provided over 60 years’ service to the Tigers organisation as a player/official and passionate supporter. His legacy is now recognised by all players with his “Eat Em Alive” signature.
Son Ian continues to provide service to the Ainslie Football Club.
Alan Muir #7
LEGEND #2 Wall of Fame Induction - 1987
Alan was the Clubs record 1st grade games record holder for 31 years with a total of 225 games. He commenced playing in 1947 and played in 3 successive Intermediate Premiership teams – 1947 to 1949 before graduating into the Tigers senior grade teams.
In addition to playing in six grand finals including the 1953, 1954 and 1956 First Grade Premiership teams he represented the ACT for over a decade.
He held many positions as a club official over 60 years including the following:
Secretary 1959 – 1961
Senior Vice President – 1981
Publicity Officer – 1950, 1957 – 1961, 1984 – 2002
Member of Building Committee (Tigers Club) – 1978 – 1980
ACTAFL, AFL Canberra Tribunal Delegate – 1985 – 2002
His long association with Australian Football in Canberra and QBN Tigers Club has been recognised by the following:
Tigers 100 Club – 1982
ACTAFL 200 Club – 1982
QTAFL Life Membership – 1985
QTAFC Merit Award – 1987
Tigers Wall of Fame – 1987
ACTAFL Media Award – 1999
Australian Sports Medal – 2000
ACT Sports Hall of Fame – 2000
Tigers Under 18 Grade B & F became known as the Alan Muir Medal – 2001
Recognition for Years’ Service from the AFL – 2002
Elevated to LEGEND Status at the 90th Year Dinner in 2014.
Alan Muir was a gentleman in the true sense of the word; a loyal club-person and devoted football follower. His vast knowledge of our great game and that of the Tigers Club was unsurpassed. His untimely passing in 2006 robbed the Tigers Club of its past.
The Muir Medal is played for once a year, at alternate grounds.
Muir Medal recipients:
2006 Stafford Cooper (Ainslie)
2007 Bill Neely (Ainslie)
2008 Danny Jacques (Queanbeyan), Andrew Lieschke (Queanbeyan)
2009 Jordan Longmore (Queanbeyan)
2010 Andrew Swan (Queanbeyan)
2011 John Holmes (Ainslie)
2012 Will Griggs (Queanbeyan)
2013 Simon Horner (Ainslie)
2014 Ash Harris (Ainslie)
2015 Brett Fruend (Queanbeyan), Lucas O’Neill (Ainslie)
2016 Andrew Swan (Queanbeyan)
2017 Daniel Ledda (Ainslie)
2018 Aaron Wiles (Ainslie)
2019 Frazer Hawkins (Ainslie)
2020 Toby Conroy (Queanbeyan)
2021 Sam Jensen (Queanbeyan)
Ian will be presenting the medal to the best on ground on the day and his sisters Alison and Susan will also be in attendance representing the family on the day.
Alex Page - 96th Full Member of the Tigers 100 Club
Also on Saturday we have another player who will reach the magical 100th First Grade game thus becoming the 96th Full Member overall.
The club congratulates Alex Page on his wonderful achievement with Alex being another local junior to have come through the ranks to reach this magical milestone!
A crafty and at times sneaky goal kicking forward has and continues to break games apart with his unique skill and both sides of the body kicking, Alex's prowess will be remembered best for those who seen his bicycle kick in the 2015 First Grade Grand Final.