Atkinson 50th NEAFL Game, Wilkinson 100th AFL Canberra Club Game
The milestones keep wracking up for the Tigers this year with games this weekend representing the 50th NEAFL Game for Jarrod Atkinson (v Redlands in Brisbane at 12 Noon on Saturday) and the 100th AFL Canberra Club Game for Sean Wilkinson (v ANU at ANU on Sunday at 2.00pm) – this milestone being a combination of games played for both Queanbeyan and the Tuggeranong Hawks.
Under 18 Grade
Other matches this weekend include the Tigers Under 18 Grade Rising Stars playing Gungahlin at Amaroo on Sunday at 9.30am and the Tigerettes playing ANU at Jamison Oval on Saturday.
Sean Wilkinson joined the Tigers this season after crossing from the Tuggeranong Hawks – a club he played 89 AFL Canberra Club games before they withdrew from the NEAFL at the close of the 2013 season.
Although being injured on occasions this season he has certainly been a valuable acquisition to the Tigers Organisation having played 3 NEAFL games since crossing the border. He also represented AFL Canberra this season gaining a best on ground performance.
He is another very popular player within the Tiger ranks and one of quite a few players from the Hawks who transferred to Queanbeyan this year with aspirations of continuing a career in the NEAFL competition.
Jarrod Atkinson joined the Tigers for the 2012 season after a year with Rumbalara in the Murray League. He was highly recommended to the Tigers by former Coach Des Campbell. He also had strong links with Tigers Coach Kade Klemke having both joined Essendon in 2008 through the national draft. Jarrod played 17 Games for Essendon during his time with the Bombers.
His move with employment to the area at the commencement of the 2012 season could not have come at a better time with a vastly improved Tigers combination taking all before them during the season with an eventual NEAFL Eastern Conference Premiership by seasons end.
His eye catching running game and ability to post goals from outside the 50 are features of his game. Although the Tigers have been struggling this year Jarrod has been one of the better players for the entire season. He has provided strong advice and experience to the Clubs younger players throughout his 50 NEAFL games.