Aidan Bowyer returns after long term injuries.
After a year and a half away from the game with chronic leg issues, the club was thrilled
to welcome back Aidan Bowyer yesterday when he ran out against the Valley. His return is a true reward for his patience and efforts to get back playing with his beloved Tigers.
The former Rising Stars Best & Fairest and Captain, Aidan has been held in high regard throughout his junior years as a future leader of the senior team and in fact his last game was in the 2019 First Grade Preliminary Final.
Aidan is a true role model for all of our graduating Rising Stars and senior players that hard work and dedication to your senior footy can pay off. We look forward to Aido getting back to full match fitness and enjoying his footy as we know once he is fully back up and going, he will once again push for senior selection.
It is also great to welcome back 2019 Premiership Tigerette Hayley Bowyer back playing after a year off.
The Bowyer name has been heavily involved with the Tigers since the early 80s with Ian, Peter and Murray all playing in multiple Grand Finals and Premierships with the club.
The entire family including wives Pauline and Joanne have contributed so much to the club over the years with their children now forging their own careers with the club.
Jack and Jonathon (Peter's sons) graduated from the juniors with Jack now up in Newcastle for work while Jono still cracking in with the tigers but unfortunately doing an ACL in last years Preliminary Final. Jono was last years vice captain and is held in high regard with his peers.
Alana, Hayley, Lara and Aidan (Ian's children) have all contributed to the tigers with Alana and Hayley playing in Premierships with the Tigerette's, Lara being more involved off field assisting the club as a physiotherapist and Aidan who is mentioned above.
Family connections have been a huge part of the tigers history and culture over the decades and the Bowyer's have and continue to be a massive part of this tradition.