Tiger Champion to play 100th 1st Grade Game!
Mitch Daniher to play 100th 1st Grade match
Queanbeyan’s prolific onballer Mitch Daniher will record his 100th 1st Grade this Sunday at Dairy Farmers Park when the Tigers take on Ainslie.
The match is deemed as one of the most important of the year with the Tigers reeling after winning just one match from the past seven. They are now in serious danger of missing the four if further losses occur.
But Sunday is an all important occasion for the like able 25 year old who joined the Club from Turvey Park in 2005 and has since won three First Grade Best and Fairest Awards along with a Mulrooney Medal of which he tied with two others in 2009.
His ability to win the hard ball in tight situation has drawn respect from all areas of AFL Canberra and with the Tigers season on the line on Sunday nothing than a best on ground will be acceptable from one of the best players to have donned the black and gold.
Mitch Daniher Player Profile: • Age 25 • Joins Tigers from Turvey Park in 2005 • 1st Grade Games Played – 99. Reserve Grade Games Played – Nil • Former NSW / ACT RAMS player • AFL Canberra Mulrooney Medalist – 2009 • 1st Grade Best and Fairest – 1st Grade – 2005, 2007, 2009 • 1st Grade Runner Up Best & Fairest – 2008 • AFL Canberra Representative – 2005 • Dane Quade Medal for Best and Fairest Under 21 Grade Player – 2005 • Michael Haddock Past Players Medal – 2007 • 1st Grade Grand Finalist – 2007
Sundays match between arch rivals Ainslie and Queanbeyan is also the occasion whereby the best on ground will receive the MUIR Medal; the Medal being struck in 2006 to recognise the valuable contribution of Alan Muir and his son Ian to their respective clubs. The late Alan Muir served the Tigers for over 60 years in various capacities including the playing of 225 1st Grade games. Son Ian is the current President of Ainslie and also played over 200 1st Grade games but with the Ainslie Football Club.