This weekend Hannah Dunn will become the first ever female to play 100 games for the Tigers when she takes the field against Ainslie.
Hannah will achieve the 100 game milestone on Saturday and later in the year will be inducted into the Tigers prestigious 100 Club at our annual 100 Club Dinner on Saturday, 27 August.
These will be extremely proud occasions for all concerned within the Tigers organisation.
The Tigerettes are a success story within themselves having been formed in 2010 through the dedicated work of former Administration Manager Adrian Pavese; first year coach Dave Matthews; team management consisting of Joan and Nic Vosnakes and sports trainer Wendy Downey (all three of whom remain involved since the team’s inception). Former board member Rowan Johnstone was also strong advocate for women in sport and encouraged the club to form a Women’s team.
The team has come into its own this season after three consecutive Division Two premierships under the guidance of legendary former Tigers player Robert Anderson – who coached the team in all three premiership and also to first ever wins over Division One teams this season.
There are a number of players from the inaugural year of the Tigerettes who are still active playing members, but Hannah will be the first to notch up 100 Tigerette games.
Originally a novice to our game, she has certainly made her mark both on and off the playing arena. A highlight of her career is being named the Jill Bright Medallist in 2011 as the Tigerettes Best and Fairest.
In her first year of footy Hannah played for the ACT Women’s Representative team against New South Wales and the Defence All-stars in the AFL Women’s NAB Challenge played at Kingston Oval. She has been a regular representative player ever since, which has been highlighted by her recent inclusion in the NSW/ACT Women’s representative team that played South Australia at Adelaide Oval last month – a game televised live on the FOX Footy Channel.
The NSW/ACT v SA match was an exhibition game prior to a fully-fledged national women’s AFL competition kicking off in 2017. No doubt Hannah will draw the attention of a number of teams in the draft later this year.
100 Club Members, senior grade players and Tigers supporters are invited to be part of this historic moment on Saturday and form a guard of honour as Hannah takes the field to become the Club’s first ever female 100-game player.
The game starts at 12 noon so be here to help Hannah celebrate at approx 11.40am.