No joy for Tigers

Plenty of action by Rococo Noosa Tigers but no victories from four senior grades (Craig Slaney)

Julian Pitts

The Rococo Noosa Tigers have again failed to register a victory among our four senior grades, however, there were plenty of positives to come out of the weekend.

While our Colts and Reserves suffered quite significant losses, the senior men and women’s teams were in their respective games for long periods against Gold Coast heavyweights Broadbeach.

A much stronger looking Broadbeach, personnel-wise, jumped the Tigers early only to be reeled in by half time. Noosa continued to battle away in the second half eventually going down by five goals.

New recruit Ben Silvagni was outstanding in his first game for the Tigers showing the competitiveness and athleticism that has had him playing high level VFL footy for several years. Former Essendon player Ben McNiece was everywhere around the ball for Noosa as was champion local product Jai Fitzpatrick and gun onballer Mitch Conn on his return from injury.

Teenager Rory McKenzie again impressed with his poise and balance with ball in hand and looks to have a big future ahead of him.

It doesn’t get any easier for the Tigers as they head down the Sunny Coast motorway this Saturday to face arch rivals Maroochydore who have just knocked off Aspley. And I’ll guarantee the Tiger faithful that our attack on the contest will be much better than what we saw earlier in the year against the green slime. It’s a game never to be missed with the Senior mens game starting at 2pm.

Media Award Votes

5.B.Silvagni

4.B.McNiece

3.J.Fitzpatrick

2.R.McKenzie

1.M.Conn

Our senior women went down to the fancied Broadbeach outfit by 3 goals in a game Tony Tunza Brennan described as a possible missed opportunity.

“We started well, should have had more scoreboard pressure on them and in the end just could keep up our intensity. But a bloody terrific effort and our improvement has to be noted’,“ he said.

Champion Noosa midfielder Ragen Mills continued her stellar season with a best on ground performance. Her attack on the footy and willingness to be involved in the contest is the reason she is one of,if not the best ever Noosa Women’s player to put on the jumper. Tall American Erin McLaughlin was fantastic all night, Georgie Gill produced her best game for season 2024 whilst regular best players skipper Kellie Barker and teenager Zoe Miriklis were again prominent.

Our Senior Women play ladder leaders Sandgate this Saturday afternoon from 4.45pm. The clubhouse bar will be open and a great chance for all those coming back from Maroochydore to get down to the club and support our Senior women!

Media Award votes

5. R.Mills

4.E.McLaughlin

3.G.Gill

2.K.Barker

1.Z.Miriklis

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

Go Tigers.