2013 – Tigers 100 Club
The Tigers produced yet another nostalgic night with the 32nd Annual 100 Club Dinner being held last Saturday at the Licensed Club.
Over 120 current players, former champions, club officials and volunteers attended the evening witnessing a wonderful presentation involving acknowledgement of player achievements and volunteer contributions.
In 1982 the Tigers formed the 100 Club to acknowledge 100 1st Grade games by players and in doing so have provided an annual event that is now attended by many former associates of the organisation that have been honoured previously.
The visual presentations are of high quality and the evening is always conducted in a most professional manner by former player, coach, committee person and friend of the Tigers Club – Paul Walshe.
During the evening two players gained Associate Playing induction being Paul Franchi and Jackson Brooker for 100 Club Games.
100 Club Members in attendance with the Tigers newest inductee Paul Franchi front and centre.
Long serving timekeeper Nick Vosnakes was inducted as an Associate Official while Frank Palombi was presented with a framed jumper of the Tigers Vietnam Veterans jumper in recognition of his contribution in developing and constructing the Michael Haddock Walk of Honour at Dairy Farmers Park.
Adrian Pavese was also inducted as an Associate Member for services to Coaching.
Frank Palombi was acknowledged.
Judy Mustard is acknolwedged by NEAFL Premiership player Roy Jaques.
Adrian Pavese is inducted by Mark Arsmtrong.
Roy Jaques with Jane Haddock.
Chris Davis assisted with the presentation to James Kavanagh, Neil irwin, Matt Liddle and Ryan Quade.
Other player acknowledgements were for the following:
Matt Liddle (150 Club Games), Neil Irwin (150 1st Grade Games) and 200 League Games for James Kavanagh and Ryan Quade.
Wally Thompson is inducted into the Tigers Wall of Fame by Michael Goiser.
A highlight of the evening was the induction of Wally Thompson into the Tigers Wall of Fame for his contribution over 26 years which includes being timekeeper of the 1st Grade team in the AFL Canberra and NEAFL competitions as well as being a pre-game masseur and provider of after match refreshments etc.
Acknowledgements were also made of Jane Haddock and Fred Gisik as recognition of awards received during the year from the Sports Medicine Australia – ACT Branch and that of Judy Mustard who was recently recognised by way of the NSW Sports Federation Community Awards in the Volunteer Support Category.
Special thanks to the catering staff of the Tigers Club for a wonderful meal and that of the committee members Judy Mustard, Craig Hall and Matt Napier (along with wife Wendy) for their assistance on the day. The Canberra Trophy Centre once again excelled with the production of presentation plaques.