By Julian Pitts
The Mischief Hair Noosa Tigers played Redcliffe at Rococo Oval on Saturday, in a game where the Tigers focussed on some previous learnings. In season 2021, the Tigers have dedicated their time to skill improvements and “footy IQ”. Effort and intent are always there with this group of girls, but coach Graham Burgen says “learning and focusing on numbering off and covering exits around the stoppage must be a priority, as we strive for improvement. Our defensive work rate was also something that we will continue to work on. The game was played predominantly in our front half, so it was difficult to assess how successful some of our key areas were.”
Throughout the game, the Tigers set up well behind the ball, with Maddie Trompf instructing and intercepting well and Ruby Hamilton’s run bouncing us off half back. Up forward Shauna Kelly led the way with speed and manic attack on the footy, and youngster Chloe Gallio just keeps improving. Sian Murray got to great spots in the ruck and apart from some wayward kicking at goal the Noosa Tigers effort was huge.
This group of girls have a great chance to improve and become a great team, with dedication and commitment to training and work ethic the key, said Coach Burgen. They are at home again this Saturday (June 19) at Rococo, against Sandgate at 2:00pm. Get down to support our girls!
With the Senior Men, Reserves and Colts heading to Chelmer Oval to take on Sherwood this Saturday, I think it’s the perfect time to remind all the Tiger faithful of our 50-year celebrations on Saturday 26th June. Starting midday at the Noosa Tigers clubrooms, we invite all who have been involved with our great club over half a century. We are the only Senior and Junior Football club on the Sunshine Coast that has made it to 50 years, and as co-club founder Len Daddow puts it “I have always believed we as a club have batted well above our weight”.
We have a massive day planned, with our Men’s teams up against Gold Coast heavyweights Labrador on Rococo Oval. There will be complimentary finger food, live music and the Heads of Noosa team pouring tap beer. A special memorabilia wall with historical club images will be on showcase, plus the best Tiger teams of each decade will be unveiled. Names such as Bones Murray and Buster “Bunney” Fox surely certainties for the 70s whilst Sorrell, Townsend and youngster Chapple will be in the mix for the 80s team. This writer saw plenty of the 90s and I found Aaron ‘AJ’ Jaques to be peerless in that era. Ford, Batty, the Hunt brothers, Pollock, Horwood and Panemberg should pick themselves. The early 2000s involved the strong Pineapple Hotel Cup, with names like Langan, Hicks, Duke, Isles and Mathews sure to be around the mark. The 2010s onwards was a very successful era for the club twice winning back-to-back flags. Fierce skipper and dual premiership coach Adam Bovalino will be an automatic pick on the half back flank, whilst names like Brain, Breuwer, Trompf and Brewster will be mentioned.
We look forward to seeing lots of Tigers faithful there on the day, it will be a fantastic celebration of 50 (plus 1) years!