Another first for the Tigers Club
Quite a few players were missing through the grades for varying reasons hence the lower grades would feel the pressure of players being elevated / promoted into higher grades.
By the end of Saturday, the Tigers had won all 5 grades of footy and were set for night of celebration for Toby Conroys “50th” birthday!
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Tigerettes Reserve Grade
The Tigers gamble of entering a Women’s team in the AFL Canberra 2nd Grade
Last Saturday playing at Rockley Oval in Googong they set the tone of the day with a convincing win over Ainslie not allowing the opposition to score while posting an impressive 6.12 (48).
Goal Kickers: J. Shea 3, A. Kolano, M. Hurley, H. Rauter Best Players: S. Armistead, J. Shea, M. Hurley, A. Dwyer, C. Sutherland, K. Henry
At Allinsure Park, the youthful Tigers Under 18 Grade team were up against Marist.
The promotion to 1st grade of Bailey Greenwood and Lachlan Squire and the loss of the dynamic Harry Grant in the opening quarter plus the absence of a couple of other regulars would severely test the depth of this team. However, they came through the test with flying colours and won quite convincingly with a strong last quarter.
Even more impressive is the fact that team members (led by Captain Aidan Bowyer) coached the team throughout the week and on game day.
Full credit to coach Chris Clifton and his band of co-coaches for allowing them this opportunity.
Goal Kickers: W. Derksen 5, N. Wright 3, W. Taylor, J. Gay Best Players: W. Derksen, K. Dawson, H. Straker, A. Bowyer, B. Millynn, S. Frost
Goal Kickers: L. Palisi 2, S. Quirk, P. Sharp, B. Egan, L. Gaynor, M. Beaumont Best Players: S. Brearley, L. Gaynor, P. Sharp, I. Egan, T. Maher, M. Kemp
Tigers Men’s Reserve Grade
The Tigers went into this encounter having lost their two previous matches this year to competition leaders Eastlake. There has been renewed enthusiasm in the last month amongst this group and that was certainly on display last Saturday evening under lights at Allinsure Park.
They were strong around the ground for the entire encounter and won in convincing manner.