Double Ton – two more Tigers reach 100 games
Following hot on the heels of Hannah Dunn becoming our first woman to play 100 games with the Tigers last month, this weekend Kristen Turner will join Hannah in the 100 club when she runs out for the Tigerettes against Gungahlin at 11.00am on Saturday at Amaroo.
And not to be outdone by the girls, First Grade vice-captain Brett Fruend will also become a full member of the Tigers prestigious 100 Club on Saturday afternoon when he achieves the milestone in the 2.15pm game against Belconnen at Allinsure Park.
Kristen began her career in the inaugural Tigerettes team in 2010. She took out the Jill Bright Medal as best and fairest player in that first year and has also captained the Tigerettes. She was runner-up best and fairest in 2013 and has always been a mainstay of the team, winning several other awards along the way.
As well as personal accolades Kristen is a proud premiership player, being a part of the triple premiership winning teams of 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Playing mostly across half back, Kristen’s outstanding career has seen her named in the weekly best players on 29 occasions in her 99 games to date, suggesting she is one of the most consistent, reliable and highly-valued players the Tigerettes have had.
When she finally hangs up the boots, which we hope won’t be for a while yet, she’ll be looked upon as a champion of the Tigerettes during their formative years. Congratulations Kristen.
Brett worked his way up through junior ranks and into the 18s in 2003 where he won the Alan Stein Medal for Most Promising Player playing at under age level of senior ranks.
He played his 100th club game, a combination of First and Second grade games, in the 2012 NEAFL premiership year after making his first grade debut in 2006 against his favorite AFL club, the Sydney Swans when their Reserves played in the AFL Canberra competition.
Last year “Fruey” achieved the 150 club game milestone in the preliminary final which saw us progress to the 2015 grand final and ultimately another premiership, which brought his total to two.
This time around Brett’s milestone is not a combination of games, it is 100 First Grade games which sees him inducted as a full member of the Tigers prestigious 100 Club.
Behind Hannah Dunn at #83 a few weeks before, and Kristen Turner at #84 just hours before, Brett becomes the 85th member of the 100 Club.
A small forward capable of also playing in the midfield Fruey is one of the players the opposition cannot give an inch to otherwise he capitalises with goals. He was Tigers leading goalkicker in 2014, our last year in the NEAFL.
In 2015 he was appointed First Grade Vice-Captain and further showed his value to the team by sharing the Muir Medal that year in our annual Muir Medal clash with Ainslie.
Brett’s milestone match saw a great win to get us through the the grand final. His milestone match this year is a chance to secure second spot on the ladder and set us up to add to his list of premierships. Congratulations Brett.