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With one team having a bye, round 12 saw the Palmers TV Under 8’s Queanbeyan Tigers Gold team play the Tuggeranong Lions at Kambah.

After a slow start on a slightly larger field the boys warmed up well and showed their skills in the middle by winning the majority of ruck contests.  The amount of hand passing and kicking to team mates was really pleasing to see and everybody was determined to get involved.  The back line marked their opponents closely and repelled every attack.

The team looked very professional, displaying a high level of team work that allowed every player to make the most of their opportunities.  There were a lot of goals scored entertaining the parents at the ground.

Our next game is down south at Gordon.

Thanks to our awards sponsors the Sportsmans Warehouse and Karabar Network Video, the awards for this week went to:

Oscar Hoyer

Riley Hoyer

Harvey McAlister

Jack Ramage

Zak Shelton

Under 9’s

“The Strip Pizza and Pasta Bar” U9 Queanbeyan Tigers travelled to Kambah to play the Lions Blue and Red teams for the Round 12 matches.

Goals were a plenty for these two matches, with accurate kicking, hard work chasing the ball and breaking into space resulting in lots of scoring opportunities for both teams.  Coaches praised the mid-field effort for stopping possession from entering the defensive third.  It was clear to spectators how much all players have improved over the season and this round really showcased some fantastic footy skills.  Well done teams and remember training is at 4.30 on Friday for this week.

Award winners this week were:

Tigers Canteen Award

– Noah Imrie, Adam Stortini

Karabar Network Video

Award – Blake Faunce, Fraser McClure

Sportsman’s Warehouse

Award – Bailee Gilbert, Bailey Budd, Joel Ogden, Thomas Percy, Taylor Gauci, Will Aitchison

Next week game is at 12.30 at O’Halloran oval, Jerrabomberra.

Under 10’s Black – Report

The Biajag Constructions Tigers Black under 10s

played host to Ainslie red on a great day for footy.

From the first bounce we dominated possession in what was one of our best team performances for the season.

Although we were one player down for the game we worked hard as a team to move the ball into our forward line creating many shots on goal, with many great six pointers.

Our ability to be first to the ball was outstanding, along with our running with the ball and looking for a team mate running into space.

Again our tackling pressure created many turnovers which was pleasing to see.

Well done tigers on a great game


Tigers Canteen

Award: Jack Armstrong

Sportsman’s Warehouse

Award: Jordan Gilbert

Karabar Network Video

Award:Jarrod Barker

Under 11’s Black

The Canberra Truck Align Tigers Black Under 11’s

met the formidable Magpies side on a beautiful day for football last Saturday.  Strengthened by the return of dynamic on-baller Connor Williams and quality ruckman Brad Rauter, the mighty Tigers fancied their chances against the all-powerful black and white machine.

What eventuated however was a really high quality first quarter display from the Magpies with 5 unanswered goals against a fragile and at times brittle defence.  A stern message at quarter time resulted in 3 quarters of very competitive and tightly contested football.

The Tigers to a man fought for every possession and gradually fought their way back into match, albeit not on the scoreboard but around the packs and through the middle.

In all a valuable lesson for the Tigers as the quality of the opposition and how they worked as a unit selflessly really rammed home to the local lads.  After the match you could see a bit of disappointment but also the realization that hard work and effort can be rewarded if you persevere and work together, something the last half of footy showed.

Final score was Tigers 3-4-22 to Magpies 11-5-71.  For the Tigers Sam Frost kicked 2 goals whilst pocket rocket Pat McGrath kicked his first goal of the year.

Award Winners were:

Tigers Canteen

Award: Pat McGrath

Sportsman’s Warehouse

Award: Connor Williams and Deekon Parsons

Karabar Network Video

Award: Gerry Dwyer

Next week we host the Gungahlin Jets at Steve Mauger Oval in what also shapes to be a mighty tussle!

U11 Gold Tigers

Round 11 saw the Queanbeyan Tigers Baker Deane and Nutt Under 11 Gold team take on the highly fancied Calwell Swans at their home ground, Halloran Oval, Jerrabomberra.

The first quarter was an even affair with much of the play contained between the side half forward and half back lines, but unfortunately the Swans were able to kick two late goals to go into the quarter time break two goals. Riley Thompson at ruck and Leo Palombi roving combined beautifully several times at the clearances and Dean Shea was working hard across half back.

Unfortunately the Tigers lost their way in the second quarter letting the ball out of the forward line too easily and falling into their old habit of playing the man and not the ball. To be fair to the young Tigers, the bounce of the ball was not going their way with two of the Swans four goals resulting from “leg break” bounces. The back line worked over time with Leo Tuckfield mopping up everything that came his way and Caleb Downes and Lachlan Silsby working well together to try and stem the flow.

At half time the team decided to start the second half afresh, and to their credit, came out and matched the Swans kick for kick, restricting them to 1 goal for the term. Jack Reed produced his best game of the season picking up numerous possessions on the wing whilst Stephan Ficovic and Jacob Steen’s strong tackling was starting to create opportunities around the contests. As usual, Josh Ryder was winning the hard ball and the talented Jarrod Barker was working his way into the game.

Despite playing the last quarter 1 player short due to injury, this was the Tigers best quarter. Chris Page, Hunter Robinson and James Clement had to work overtime in the under manned forward line, whilst Oliver Williams was providing plenty of drive from the wing. The Tigers held the Swans goalless in this term whilst adding their only goal for the game through Jarrod Barker. The final score was, Swans 6.7.49 to Tigers 1.0.6.

Award Winners were:

Sportsman’s Warehouse

Award: Dean Shea and Jack Reed

In beautiful conditions (if you forget the wind), the Mr Brand Man Under 12’s Tigers took on the might of the Calwell Swans. The well drilled young Tigers made their coach, Kane and assistant coach, Andrew, proud as they ran the Swans all around the park executing their training drills to perfection.

Nathan Corbett and Caleb Cawse ran all day and were simply too quick for their opponents, Bradley Pender performed brilliantly in the ruck and Hugh Clark was outstanding in defence. Tom Cantwell has been a welcome return from injury and Lexi Silsby went on a run and kick fest. Clancy, Duane, Noah, Lachlan, Charlie, Angus, Harrison, Liam, Nick and Harry all provided amazing support with their continual running and strong defence.

Huge thanks to Trent Buchanan, Jack Nisbett, Jack Ross, Jamie “Muscles” Edwards and Harry Grant who once again lifted the team with their skills, knowledge and experience. Well played.

The team are enjoying their footy and playing with wonderful sportsmanship which is what it is all about. Your parents are proud of all of you and the way you all play together as a team.

Our Award winners were:

Man of the Match

: Nathan Corbett

Sportsman’s Warehouse

award: Tom Cantwell

Karabar Network Video

Award: Charlie Duncan

Tigers Canteen Award

: Hugh Clark

Next week the Mr Brand Man Under 12’s Queanbeyan Tigers play the Belconnen Magpies in Aranda.

Under 13’s

Unfortunately for the Bakers Delight Jerrabomberra Under 13 Tigers Ainslie forfeited late on Friday.

Under 14’s

 Due to a bye this weekend the Jill & Nicole Bright Under 14 Tigers and the Jerrabomberra Community Bank  U15 Tigers played a practice match at DFP.

Although only a friendly match the boys played some physical football and practiced at the key areas that will become important when both teams take the field next week and through the finals.

The teams were pitted against each other with a few changes made to ensure even match-ups. The ball moved from end to end and for the most part used the ball well. Kicking to position and the ability to put each other under pressure was very noticeable with goals finished of well.

After two full quarters the boys finished the session with some warm down drills.

The Under 14s will travel to Gungahlin for the last preliminary match while the Under 15s will host Tuggeranong at DFP on Friday night

Under 17’s

The Queanbeyan Tigers under 17’s sponsored by Officeworks travelled to Batemans Bay to play in an exhibition match on Saturday against the for newly formed Batemans Bay Seahawks..

It was good see that The Coast kids that play for us each week chose to pull on a Tigers jumper and were proud to do so.  As numbers were short on both teams players were divided into two teams of 14 a teams.  The boys played a great, fast moving game on a very warm morning.

This was a great opportunity for the coast kids to show off their skills and the day was a big success;  with a great  game of footy played hard and fair.

A big thanks to all those that travelled and to the boys for showing us again that they are such great sports. Thanks also to the Batemans Bay Seahawks club who looked after us on the day.  Also thanks to Josh Bryce and Kate from ACT AFL for a great day.

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