Dennis Quade joins the “200 Club”
Tigers must win game v Tuggeranong.
Tigers Take On The Hawks
It’s a real battle for fourth spot at the moment and one such battle takes place at Dairy Farmers Park on Sunday against the Tuggeranong Hawks.
The Hawks sit one game plus percentage outside of the four after losing to the Eastlake Demons on Wednesday night in the postponed match of Round 8. Eastlake have joined the Tigers in fourth spot ahead on percentages but the Tigers have a game to play and that game is on Sunday in one of the most important battles of the year.
The Hawks are prone to upsetting teams above them and in particular the Tigers Club. Last season was the first in many they didn’t beat the Tigers in some sought of upset win.
A week’s lay off from the general bye should have the local team fired up after their dismal performance against Ainslie in Round 8. A number of players should return to the line-up including Billy Neely, Andrew Lieschke, Jason Satchell, Neil Irwin and possibly Matt Liddle.
The Reserve Grade need to consolidate their position on the ladder and will find it a tough slog against a talented Hawks combination who sit equal with the Tigers on the ladder.
The Under 18 Grade team will play the 9.30am curtain raiser match against a win less Hawks combination but in this grade anything can happen. The Tigers Ladies team will play ANU at Harman at 10.00am (not the Queanbeyan park as originally scheduled).
Dennis Quade to play his 200th Club Game for the Tigers
One of the Tigers longest serving players Dennis Quade will chalk up his 200th Club game on Sunday against Tuggeranong Hawks at Dairy Farmers Park.
This is a wonderful milestone for this hugely popular team member of the Tigers organisation.
He will lead the Reserve Grade team onto the field at approx 11.20am. Supporters are invited to join the Under 18 Grade and Reserve Grade players on the field to form a guard of honour for DQ when he takes the field.
DQ is one of many descendants of the Quade family to have represented the Club in one way or another. He joined the Tigers Club at age 17 from Parkes in the Central Riverina and has since played 69 1st Grade games and 130 Reserve Grade matches with one to play and he has played in both grades this season.
Most of his 200 Club games would have been played in the ruck – which takes great stamina and perseverance with the constant body contact of this position. His popularity both on and off the field deserves special mention with his enormous enthusiasm and dedication being part and parcel of his everyday football life.
Some clubs count Under 18 / Under 19 Grade matches in their total tally for games played. The Tigers don’t, but had they done so, he would have passed the milestone some time ago having played his initial years with the Tigers in the then Under 19 Grade ranks.
He has achieved the following accolades during his long and distinguished career:• 1st Grade Premiership Player – 2000 • Reserve Grade Premiership Player – 2007 and 2009 (Captain) • Reserve Grade Grand Finalist – 2001, 2003, 2006 and 2008 • Reserve Grade Best and Fairest – 1999 and 2007 • AFL Canberra Reserve Grade Best and Fairest – 1999 and 2007