• QBN Tigers Club

Tigers continue build up for Finals with strong results!

4 wins from 5 last weekend with comprehensive victories to the Tigers Men’s and Tigerettes 1st Grade plus Men’s and Tigerettes Reserve Grades. The

Tigers Under 18 Grade Rising Stars.

The early match at Allinsure Park last Sunday featured the Tigers Rising Stars up against the big improvers of 2019 in the Tuggeranong Hawks. The scores don’t indicate the quality of the match even though the home team was defeated by 48 points.

Inaccuracy early for the Tigers and an amazing 4 goals straight to the Hawks in the 1st quarter followed by a further 8 goals straight in the final two quarters blew the score line out in favour of the Hawks.

Wade Derksen (who featured briefly in this team mid-season last year) has returned and with his flare is sure to come under notice by senior grade selectors. He has impressed during his past two matches and with a permanent move to Queanbeyan has him poised for a strong season in 2020 in the senior ranks.

Brad Rauter is another who has impressed in recent matches since his return from injury and representative duties. He is another who could follow in the footsteps of other Under 18 Grade players who have been promoted into 1st Grade this season.

The young Tigers never gave in on Sunday with others prominent in the defeat being Ben Thurling, Hugh Clark, Sam Robinson, the high-flying Ollie Rowley and in his usual manner Jordan Gilbert.

Queanbeyan Tigers

Goal Kickers: J. Foley, A. Sergi, W. Derksen Best Players: B. Rauter, J. Gilbert, W. Derksen, B. Thurling, H. Clark, S. Robinson

Tigerettes Reserve Grade

The Tigerettes Reserve Grade became the first ever Queanbeyan team to play at Yass, where they met “half way” in a match against Cootamundra. On a very foggy and cold morning both teams ran onto the ground and quickly disappeared, being frequently seen before the fog lifted.

The Coota Ladies played well throughout with a full complement of players and gave the youthful Tigerettes a strong contest. As with the Tigers Under 18 Grade team, inaccuracy featured (if that is a feature) and interestingly both teams are coached by the same coaching group – something to think of guys!!.

The Tigerettes were best served by Melissa Hurley, Hannah Verri, Julia Bedin with Chelsey Hamilton being the main goal kicker with 2 goals.

A huge thank you to our volunteers who traveled to Yass on Saturday and then backed up again on Sunday. In particular to Tim Stephinson for once again blowing the whistle.