10 years already!
It’s hard to believe that 10 years have already passed since club legend Alan Muir passed away.
His legacy still lives on in the Tigers club and his catch cry – “Up the Tigers, Eat ’em Alive!” is still a big part of the club’s culture. In fact, “Eat ’em Alive!” sits proudly below the Tigers logo on the chest of our playing jumpers. It is close to our players hearts – as is Alan for all those who were at the club during his time.
The Muir Medal was introduced in 2006 following the passing of Alan. The Medal recognises the significant contribution of Alan to the Queanbeyan Tigers Club and his son Ian to the Ainslie Football Club.
They are recognised as the only father/son combination to have played 200 First Grade games, albeit for different clubs.
The Muir Medal is played for once a year between Queanbeyan and Ainslie First Grade teams, or by the NEAFL teams when both clubs were in the NEAFL competition. The medal game is hosted at alternating home grounds. This year it will be played for at our home ground, Allinsure Park. A final draw for 2016 confirming the date will be released by AFL Canberra in the coming weeks.
Alan provided over 60 years service to the Tigers organisation as a player/official and passionate supporter and is a Legend of the Tigers club.
RIP Alan Monty Muir – 11.9.1930 – 1.2.2006 “Up the Tigers, Eat ’em Alive!”