Noel Miller unveils LEGENDS Plaque in his Honour.
Photo supplied by - Ben Southwell
The status of Legend bestowed on Noel Miler is justly deserved after serving the Club as team manager for the past 35 years.
He continues to serve the position albeit “watered” down but nothing gives him more pleasure than personally handing out the jumpers to each player of the respective teams before a match. His gentle nature is admired by everyone.
There were many former players in attendance (in addition to his entire family) at the unveiling of his plaque before the NEAFL match in Round 1. Congratulations Noel and may you continue to serve the Tigers for many years to come.
A Legend is Introduced
The Tigers 100 Club Dinner last year provided a number of special occasions for associate of the organisation but none more so than to the Tigers long serving Team Manager Noel Miller who was elevated to Legendary status of the Club.
Former 300 Club game player Michael Goiser inducted Noel as the first Legend of the Club.
The following is an extract of the induction:
The Tigers Club Wall of Fame includes an amazing array of champion players and champion people. But like many proud institutions every now and then special people stand out from that revered bunch and deserve to be honoured in another special way.
Tonight the club will be borrowing from the pages of the AFL Hall of Fame by elevating one special individual to the brand new category of Legendary Status. This new category will be reserved for people who have served the organisation in a manner regarded as outstanding. It will be restricted to people who have been members of the Wall of Fame for at least 10 years and will see those deemed by this proud club as Legends honoured by way of a plaque on the Michael Haddock Walk of Fame – which will no longer be reserved just for 200 first grade game players.
Tony Wynd and Mark Armstrong both had long and distinguished careers and played well over 300 First Grade games for this club. Another dozen or so players achieved the 200 first grade game milestone and many others of you here have also passed the much sought after 100 game milestone. Between us we’ve spent many a year in the black and gold.
But I reckon I’d be pretty close to the mark when I say that throughout most of the careers that have come and gone over time there has always been one constant –one person who would greet you with a smile and a handshake week in week out before handing you your playing jumper.
I’m proud to be able to say that in recent years I’ve played a small part in some enormously significant milestones for our club. But the honour I’ve been given tonight ranks right up there with the best of them.
The Plaque which is now positioned in the Michael Haddock Walk of Honour reads:
In 2011, the Queanbeyan Tigers introduced the Legends Status.
This category of recognition requires the recipient to have been included in the Tigers Wall of Fame for a period of 10 years before elevation to Legendary Status.
The Quiet Achiever – Noel Miller
Tigers Team Manager – 35 Consecutive Years
1st Grade Premierships – 1985, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1998, 1999, 2000.
Reserve Grade Premierships – 1985, 1989, 1990, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011.
Under 18 / 19 Grade Premierships – 1984, 2002
Monaro Division 2 Premiership – 1977
Noel is one of the most respected Team Managers to have been involved with the Tigers Organisation. He has been the constant face of the Tigers Team Management since 1977.Unassuming, quiet by nature and enormously loved by all his players, Noel is the quintessential example of dedication and loyalty of the Tigers Club originates