James Kavanagh to Play 150th AFL Canberra Game!
KAV to play 150th!
The Tigers James Kavanagh will play his 150th AFL Canberra game against his former club on Saturday at Ainslie Oval. Originally recruited to Canberra by Ainslie from VFL Club Coburg, Kav has been a vital cog in the Tigers team since moving across the border in 2007. His 61st game with the Tigers is added to his 89 for Ainslie to give the 150th game milestone.
No one will more prouder than his parents Michael and Maggy who regularly travel from Melbourne to see their lad play in the black and gold. He has been a fantastic character of the Tigers Club both on and off the field since joining our organisation.
Well done Kav and we look forward to Saturday’s game.
The Tigers have added yet another youngster to their squad of players for the clash against Ainslie. Ryan Price joins Jake Oram, Andrew Swan and Sam Daniel – all of whom have been promoted in recent weeks to cover the injury concerns of the Tigers Senior Grade team.
“ Pricey” played for the Sydney Swans Reserves last weekend – also against Ainslie – along with fellow team mate Cameron Cobby. His elevation into the senior grade squad of players from which a final 22 will be named after training on Friday evening will further weaken the Tigers Under 18 Grade team. They clash with joint competition leaders Ainslie in the early match on Saturday. With Swan, Oram and Price having been amongst the Tigers best at this level of football during the year and with top spot up for grabs there will have to be a huge effort from all other players to win this match.
U18 Player Ryan Price has been added to the Senior Squad.
The Tigers Reserve Grade also face a monumental hurdle against an Ainslie team hurting after suffering a loss to Gungahlin last weekend. It was the Jets first win since entering the Reserve Grade competition this year. The Jets have many former Ainslie players in their team and are Coached by Todd Pulford – the Tricolours leading games record holder. The Tigers will field an unsettled line up on Saturday but have a number of players returning after last Sunday’s loss to competition leaders Belconnen.
The Senior Grade team have the most to lose. They sit precariously in the four at the moment with the knowledge that fifth and sixth placed teams – Eastlake and Tuggeranong have a game in hand after their match was postponed last weekend. The Tigers lost to Ainslie in the last encounter at DFP when leading at half time by 35 points.
The Tigers Ladies team meet Belconnen at Jamison Oval on Sunday at 12 Noon.