O’Dwyer club champion

Club champion Will O'Dwyer in action during 2023.

Julian Pitts

Noosa’s Will O’Dwyer has capped off a fantastic year individually claiming his maiden senior best and fairest at a well attended vote count last Saturday.

The local product has excelled over the past two years at QAFL level even more so this year as he was moved into a more midfield role where he continually gathered high numbered possessions to be consistently among the tigers best.

O’Dwyer was also selected to represent Queensland in Hobart such was his great vein of form. He is particularly dangerous forward of the footy where his elusiveness and goal sense come to the fore. Already a dual premiership player at Noosa, we certainly hope to see Will in the tri colours for a very long time. Congrats on a terrific year from all the Tiger faithful.

Will beat another local Jai Fitzpatrick by just three votes with big Cal Crisp and skipper Aaron Laskey finishing equal third with another local boy Mav Pettigrove rounding out the top five.

Senior, reserve grade and colts premiership player Rhys Tarling took out the reserve grade best and fairest after a super consistent year. Mason Gilligan ran second albeit a fair way back while Cain Mallon, Jack Mills and veteran Ben Collins rounded out the top five.

Billy Bowes edged out Paddy Monk to win the colts club champion award whilst the ever consistent Jed Bullman came in third. Cooper Airey Bamback polled well considering he spent a large part of the year playing Seniors with Zac Korybutiak rounding out the top five. A fantastic day had by all with the Noosa Tigers inclusion boys putting on a show for all who attended. Just loved the photos of our Senior men forming a guard of honour for our inclusion boys to run through, all class.

A big congratulations to former Noosa Captain coach and champion footballer Gary Shaw who last week was inducted into the AFL Queensland Hall of fame. Great stuff Shawry!

A massive day Saturday at Rococo oval with our senior women playing Pine Rivers in a preliminary final from 4.45pm.

Should be a cracker between the 2022 grand Finalists as the Noosa girls attempt to make four grand finals on the trot.

All the best girls.

Junior presentation day/night this Friday 1 September from 4 pm followed by junior grand finals on Sunday. Michael Breen’s under 13 boys and Matt Cook’s under 15 girls will represent the Noosa Tigers on the last day.

Can’t wait to see how it all plays out.

Go Tigers.