That’s All Folks – 1979 – 2011!
The Tigers Scoreboard at Dairy Farmers Park has closed its doors after 32 years of being manually operated. An electronic scoreboard will be operational from 2012 thanks to the very generous funding of the project by way of a grant provided by the Joss Group (through the NSW/ACT AFL Facilities and Projects) and contributions by the Tigers Licensed Club, Junior Tigers Club and Senior Football Operations.
In a fitting tribute to the Bright Family (who had manned the scoreboard for the past 32 years and to Michael Rutherford) – players, officials and spectators formed a guard of honour at the scoreboard at the completion of the final home and away NEAFL match at Dairy Farmers Park last weekend and then surrounded them as they walked across the ground before encompassing them in the teams victory song inside the rooms.
The late Allan Bright along with wife Jill and daughter Nicole have been the constant volunteer base at the scoreboard since the club moved from the Queanbeyan Park to DFP (formally Margaret Donoghoe Sportsground) in 1979.
There were certainly a few tears shed as the doors were closed for the final time.
The Club would like to acknowledge everyone who has contributed their time at the scoreboard over the past 32 years and in particular the grant from the Joss Group who continues to provide magnificent support for Australian Football throughout NSW.