Tigers fall back down to earth

The Rococo Noosa Tigers came back to earth last weekend with a resounding defeat. Photos: Craig Slaney

By Julian Pitts

The Rococo Noosa Tigers came back to earth with a resounding defeat at the hands of the 2023 runners up Redlands in Brisbane on Saturday.

The Noosa boys last fortnight, with a win over Labrador and an honourable effort against ladder leaders Morningside, just never looked like snaring the points last weekend. And while injuries and key unavailabilities can be used as verbal excuses, at the end of the day the young Noosa boys just didn’t bring the pressure. And at this level it has to appear week in and week out if you not only want to contend but be highly competitive. As usual in every negative result comes positives and the form of big Jono Freeman over the past month has been terrific.

The man mountain forward/ruckman bagged five goals to be easily Noosa’s best whilst fellow ruck partner Maccy Johnston again produced the type of physical performance needed at the grade. He too, after no pre-season (self inflicted) has been a shining light for the Tigers.

Tait Niddrie was good again whilst local boy Mav Pettigrove and Ryan Crisp were also in the best.

It doesn’t get any easier this Saturday as Noosa play host to Gold Coast heavyweights Palm Beach in all three Men’s grades with the Senior game starting at 1pm.

Media Award Votes

5. J.Freeman






27- M.Conn

16- CMcCarthy

12- J.Freeman



Our senior women were decimated by injury and unavailabilities on the long trip to Broadbeach and once again, despite boring in, could not impact the scoreboard. The girls have a bye this week which couldn’t come at a better time as key players continue to recover from injury.

And probably a great time for all our senior women’s playing group to get among our Ladies Day on Saturday which should be a beauty. Presented by the famous Hastings St Milk Bar and with a pink and silver theme, $50 gets you beer, wine and soft drink, nibbles and live music from 11.30am – 2pm.

Shouldn’t be missed.

Media Award Votes







20- R.Mills


9- A.Partridge

9- J.Ladewig

9- L.Vaughan

Good luck to all teams representing the Noosa Tigers this week.