Tigers taught a lesson

Aspley too strong for Noosa last week. Photos: CRAIG SLANEY

Julian Pitts

The Rococo Noosa Tigers have been shown a footballing lesson in all four Senior grades last weekend at our Weyba Rd headquarters. It was the might of the back to back Premiers Aspley in the mens grades and flag favourites Sherwood in the Women’s who inflicted some pretty big losses against depleted Noosa outfits. Funnily enough Noosa seemed to have more players unavailable or injured post a bye weekend. It’s that time of the year when dwindling numbers seem to re occur at Weyba rd.

A massive positive was the debuts of Noosa teenagers Jackson Smith, Jonah Lenton and Jai Mure. All held themselves well and gave all that they had, Muir especially, who this writer rates highly and has enjoyed watching his progress over the past couple of years.

Playing the local kids is the way to go, especially when stars like Rich, Freeman, McCarthy, Conn and Archard are unavailable due to injury.

The future looks bright and the Tiger faithful just need to be patient and stay the course. The Senior women also keep having a crack whilst up against it and continue to improve under Tony Brennan. They too just need to be stronger in their commitment levels across the entire season as it’s a team game and you are relied on. Great to see teenagers Kiani Pettigrove and Zoe Miriklis among the best on Saturday night and both our 15s and 17s girls have been more than competitive in their respective comps this year. So plenty to look forward to.

All four of our Senior teams head down to the Gold Coast to play Broadbeach this Saturday and let’s hope we can get a few back and field close to our strongest sides. If not, just keep our heads up and keep having a crack for the mighty Noosa Tigers!

Media Award Votes


5. M.Pettigrove

4. L.Flagg

3. J.Mure

2. E.Slaney



5. K.Pettigrove





All the best to all those representing the Noosa Tigers this week.