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Senior Club Presentation Night – Tony Wynd Medal win to Toby Conroy!

The Queanbeyan Tigers 2010 Season ended last Friday evening with a gala presentation night held at Hotel Realm. Approximately 260 people attended. They witnessed the announcement of awards for all four grades plus special presentations to volunteers. The night culminated a tremendous season for the Tigers Organisation.

MC for the evening was Vice Chairman Joel Feuerherdt. The evening commenced with the Ladies team awards, followed by the Under 18 Grade, Special Awards, Reserve Grade, 1st Grade and then a tribute to outgoing Coach Mark Armstrong.

New Coach Rod O’Riley spoke in glowing terms of the Club he first joined in 1994 before having stints at both Richmond Tigers and Brisbane Lions. He rejoins the organisation full of confidence and announced further coaching appointments for 2011 of which will be released during the week.

A special tribute to outgoing Coach Mark Armstrong included a DVD presentation prepared by Clint Coddy. This wonderful tribute provided highlights of his playing career mixed with the emotion of winning games, being around his family (at home and at the footy) and most importantly his involvement with this organisation spanning 18 years.

Captain Ryan Quade and senior grade player Neil Irwin provide “Merv” with a gift from the players .

During the evening the Club announced the Armstrong / Niesen Medal to be presented to the 1st Grade leading goal kicker each year. The Medal introduced to recognise the Clubs two highest ever goal kickers in its 85 year history in Mark Armstrong (796 goals) and Michael Niesen ( 593 gaols). They are also the highest goal kickers in the history of AFL Canberra.

The following awards were presented:

Ladies Awards – Best and Fairest – Jill Bright Medal Kristen Turner Runner Up Best and Fairest Davina Harris Most Consistent Jacinta Froud Most Improved Sarah Van Meurs Club Award Hannah Dunn

From Left: Kristen Turner, Jacinta Froud, Jill Bright, Davina Harris, Hannah Dunn & Sarah Van Meurs.

Under 18 Grade – Best and Fairest – Alan Muir Medal Ryan Price Runner Up Best and Fairest Jake Oram Most Consistent Sam Jensen Most Improved Elie Maatouk / Tim Coggan Club Award Daniel Pauletto

From Left: Daniel Pauletto, Elie Maatouk, Ryan Price, Tim Coggan, Sam Jensen, Jake Oram.

Reserve Grade – Best and Fairest – Noel Miller Medal Sam Daniel Runner Up Best and Fairest Brett Ormston Most Consistent David Corcoran Most Determined Hayden Kelly / Beau Watts Most Improved Ben Jabornik Club Award Michael Moss

From Left Back: Dave Corcoran, Brett Ormston, Michael Moss, Ben Jabornik, Hayden Kelly, Beau Watts. Front: Adrian Pavese Noel Miller, Sam Daniel & Rohan Langford.

1st Grade – Best and Fairest – Tony Wynd Medal Toby Conroy Runner Up Best and Fairest Mitch Daniher Most Consistent Ryan Quade Most Determined Neil Irwin / Todd Dickinson Club Ward Matt Liddle

From Left Back: Mark Armstrong, Neil Irwin, Ryan Quade, Todd Dickinson, Matt Liddle. Front: Mitch Daniher, Toby Conroy & Tony Wynd.

Other Awards Tigers Rising Star Andrew Swan Alan Stein Medal – Most Promising Player Ryan Price Dane Quade Medal – Best Under 21 Grade Player in 1st Grade Andrew Swan Michael Haddock Medal James Kavanagh

From Left: Ryan Price, Andrew Swan, James Kavanagh, 2011 Senior Coach Rod O'Riley, Lyn Quade & Jane Haddock.

Best Club Person Mark Lindbeck Tigers Spirit Award Neil Irwin / Chrissy Craven Tigers Volunteer of the Year Award Noel Miller Armstrong / Niesen Medal – 1st Grade Leading Goal Kicker Mark Armstrong – 57 goals

Long serving Team Manager Noel Miller accepting a gift of appreciation from Ron Fowlie.

Members of the Reserve Grade Team toasting a successful year.

The Ladies Team were presented with flowers in appreciation of their efforts in 2010.

Scott Taylor, Tanya and Paul James share a laugh during the break.

Under 18s Coach Paul Campbell and wife Kristen enjoying the evening.

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