Tigers Annual 100 Club another great night!
Tigers 100 Club – 2017.
Although the Tigers 100 Club was held out of season for the first time since its inception in 1982, the function was deemed a success with many club associates being recognised. The night also celebrated the 10 year Anniversary of the 2007 Reserve Grade Premiership Team with former teammates coming together to share stories.
120 former players, volunteers and current day players attended the function on Saturday 18 November in the confines of the Tigers Licensed Club.
The gathering included Members of the Imrie Family who had gathered to witness the induction of Colin Imrie and brother Alan into the Tigers Wall of Fame. Matriarch of the Imrie Family – Nola Imrie traveled from Batemans Bay along with daughter Sue and son-in-law Mark for the occasion, Nola being a Life Member of the organisation being awarded that honour in 1971.
The siblings have long held an association with the Club, both being former junior players – Col eventually playing 161 1st Grade games and Alan 182 1st Grade games.
Col gained admittance to the Wall of Fame for his continued service to the organisation both as a player and administrator covering approximately 40 years of service. This includes Treasure of both the Licensed Club and Football Club, along with being a Board Member on varying occasions of both organisations including his current role as Vice Chairman of Football.
Alan gained admittance by way of being a 200-game player. His 182 1st Grade games being complimented by 19 Reserve Grade appearances during his playing days. His career was cut short with the Tigers with business opportunities on the South Coast being explored where he continued a playing career with the Batemans Bay Seahawks.
Along with induction into the Wall of Fame they both received Life Membership with Alan also being inducted into the Tigers Michael Haddock Walk of Honour at Allinsure Park for the effort of achieving 200 Club Games.
Admittance to the Tigers 100 Club is for players and volunteers of the Club with the following being inducted during the evening: Jeremy Kirkwood (100 1st Grade Games) Lani Watson (100 Tigerettes Games). Lisa Bush (Volunteer Service spanning 13 years) and Scott Taylor (Current President of the Tigers Junior Organisation, former assistant and match day coach of various senior grade teams and junior coach of varying age groups spanning 20 years). Jeremy, Lisa and Scott were involved with the 2012 NEAFL Premiership – “Jezza” obviously as a player.
In the absence of long serving Master of Ceremonies Paul Walshe (an apology for the evening), the legendary Mark Armstrong controlled proceedings along with recently retired former Captain Ryan Quade who opened proceedings with a tribute to club committee person and Club Chaplain Scott Minchin for his outstanding contribution and organisation of the recent Solomon Islands Community Activity.
Also in attendance was former player Matt Cavedon who traveled
from Perth to be in attendance but most importantly to receive one of the Royal Australian Navy’s highest Awards being the Admiral Nelson Sword for 2017. Matt has recently been appointed as the Development Manager / Coach of WAFL club Subiaco.
Lani Watson & Jeremy Kirkwood joined the 100 Club Full Members having played 100 First Grade games
New Associate Members Scott Taylor and Lisa Bush
New Wall of Fame Inductees Col and Alan Imrie (centre) flanked by close friends Alan McDonald and Chairman Ron Fowlie