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Ella to Richmond Tigers
Jill Bright presents the Women’s Best and Fairest to Ella Ross
On the eve of the AFL Canberra Women’s competition the Queanbeyan Tigers will lose triple Women’s Best and Fairest player Ella Ross to the Richmond Tigers for season 2018 and 2019.
Richmond have been accepted to participate in the AFL Women’s Competition for season 2019. They will prepare for their inaugural year by way of
building their VFL Women’s team into a competitive force this season.
Ella will be no stranger to the AFL Women’s competition having played with the GWS GIANTS last season. After another wonderful season with the Queanbeyan Tigers – (being a participant of the Clubs 2017 1st Grade Women’s Premiership team), her outstanding talent and qualities have been recognised and rewarded accordingly.
Ella moves to Melbourne in coming weeks.
The entire Club wishes her enormous success and supports her move to the Richmond Tigers.
Under 18 Grade wins first competition game for 2018
The AFL Canberra Under 18 Grade commenced last weekend, two weeks earlier than other competitions to accommodate Marist College in the
The Tigers Rising Stars Under 18 Grade team won their first competition game for the 2018 season defeating 2016 and 2017 Premiers Ainslie last Saturday at Allinsure Park. The young Tigers outfit led from start to finish with a strong 4th quarter sealing victory over a team they had not defeated for the previous two seasons.
Queanbeyan 10.9 (69)
Ainslie 6.3 (39)
This Sunday (15 April) they take on Gunghalin at Amaroo at 10am. Unfortunately, they will be missing players, Harry Grant, Lachlan Squire and Liam Russell, all three playing in the GWS GIANTS Development Squad over the weekend.
Trial Games for other Grades
Trial Games were also played by the Tigers in both 1st and Reserve Grades last Saturday against Coolamon and Gunghalin respectively – both teams being successful with the scores being as follows (photos are available on the tigers Facebook page supplied by Sam Franks):
Queanbeyan 27.15 (177)
Coolamon 7.5 (47)
Queanbeyan 14.19 (103)
Gunghalin 4.3 (27)
The Tigers Club recently sponsored the Kick2Kick4aCause with all funds raised from the event being donated to Menslink, an organisation that provides free counseling, volunteer mentoring and education programs to young men in the Canberra region who are suffering from mental health issues.
Australia is built around mate-ship, a “she’ll be right” attitude and a strong spirit of comradery; but in too many cases, she “won’t be right” without the generous support, time and financial assistance from those in the community who made the effort to help.
Many men hear a loud and clear voice in their head. It is the voice of despair, isolation and worthlessness. With nearly 3,000 people dying by suicide in Australia every year, and 75% of those being male, it is a voice all too common for many men who have reached a stage where their future seems non-existent, all hope is abandoned, and suicide is considered their only way out. This condition is far more prominent than most of the community think, and more than likely, you will know someone either personally or in your wider community who is living with this struggle. Many of us have already had to endure the heartbreak of suicide by a friend or loved one.
The Club was a Bronze Sponsor of the event.
Associates of the Club also participated in the event which was an unofficial world record attempt for the longest ever game of kick to kick; the goal being 24 continuous hours.
That goal was realized just after lunch last Sunday.
The Tigers Club were rewarded at the end of the event by being named the organisation raising the most funds by way of donations etc.
WE MADE IT
Not only did we finish the whole 24 hours as a team, the Queanbeyan Tigers managed to take home the major prize for raising the most money throughout the event. Thank you so much for the very generous donations and the moral support, especially those that came out to keep us company throughout the event ?
The Tigers coordinated a fundraiser recently in support of the Tathra Bush Fire Mayoral Fund via the Tathra Sea Eagles AFL Club. A total of $1,134 was raised and delivered to the Sea Eagles fundraiser by current senior grade player and former Tathra player Kel Evans. Players donated to the Bush fire Appeal when collecting their playing jumper for trial games against Eastlake. The Tigers defeated Eastlake in 1st Grade, Rising Stars and Women’s, going down marginally in the Reserve grade trial.