Griggs named 2021 Mulrooney Medalist
There have been 15 winners of the Mulrooney Medal League Best and Fairest
that have come from tiger land and Will Griggs became the 16th at last Sundays online vote count.
The local junior had a standout season for the club in only his 2nd year back following a 5 year stint at the Griffith Swans. Playing mainly midfield in 2021, Griggs game went to another level this year and like a good bottle of wine seems to be getting better and better as the years progress.
He now sits among the legends of the club who have taken out the Leagues highest award joining the likes of Wynd, Vizy, Daniher and Evans to be honoured on the Legends Stand Wall of Fame.
Will Griggs career so far:
1st Grade Games - 120
Reserve Grade Games - 3
1st Grade Premierships - 2012 (NEAFL), 2020
Mulrooney Medal - 2021
Muir Medalist - 2012
Michael Haddock Medal - 2009
Dane Quade Medal - 2009
Alan Stein Medal - 2007
Griffith Swans Football Club
1st Grade Games - 89
1st Grade Coach - 2018/2019
1st Grade Grand Finalist - 2018/2019
It was a good night for the 1st Grade men's team with Lachlan Highfield (4th), Jacob May (5) and Andrew Swan (6th) all finishing in the Top 10 with Swan taking out the League Leading Goal kicking award as well with 48 goals.
Finishing off the good results was the announcement of Tigers 1st Grade Co-Coaches Kade Klemke and Adrian Pavese as Coaches of the Year!
Queanbeyan Tigers Mulrooney Medal Winners:
Tom Kelly* 1938
Merv Strang* 1938
Keith Schow* 1950
Roy Watterson* 1953, 1954
Tony Wynd 1983, 1988, 1989, 1990
Steve Cornish 1990
Michael Kennedy 1994
Steve Vizy 1997
Mitch Daniher 2009, 2010
Kel Evans 2018
Will Griggs 2021
In the women's 1st Grade, the club also had some good results with 5 players finishing in the Top 10 of the vote count.
Kate Mcgrath showed how solid her season was placing equal 5th along side the every consistent and perennial vote getter tigers skipper Ella Ross.
Young guns Jessica Stramandinoli and Cynthia Hamilton continue to be stand outs placing equal 7th with Jayde Hamilton also
polling well to come in 10th.
In the other grades, Wilson Morshead showed how well he played in 2021 to finish R/up in the Reserve Grade Medal.
This was by far Wilson's best season of senior football and showed all the rewards of hard work over the off season.
Daniel Potts polled well in limited games to finish 6th, Pottsy was solid in his first year and hopefully we will see more of him in 2022 pending posting duties.
Evergreen veteran Lauren Flakelar continues to impress and lead the up and coming reserve grade women's team by example placing 6th in this years count, while a call out to former Tigerette and now Woden Blues star Kahli Jensen who finished 5th in the count.
Lachlan Fitzpatrick polled well in the Rising Stars to finish 7th while Dayne Posthuma just finished out side the Top 10. Zack Levine and Jonathon Silver also amongst the votes.