Well what a weekend of footy or should I say no footy! Certainly didn’t see that coming especially the Noosa Tigers men’s teams who drove to Broadbeach only to be told to turn around and head home due to a covid lockdown. Infact Geoff ‘Oggy’ Ogden’s ressies we’re moments from starting, completed their warm up and about to head to their positions when all was called off. And with quality inclusions like Reece Langan, Rob Purvis, Shane Dawes, David Barnes and Steve Senn I reckon Broadbeach would be thinking themselves lucky the game didn’t go ahead!
The bar opened up back at the club with the players and coaches that made the 5 and 1/2 plus hours road trip in really good spirits before heading into lockdown. Let’s hope it all goes well and we can line up against Surfers Paradise at home this Saturday.
What we could complete was the Under 17 girls try out day which featured Brisbane Lions star Belle Dawes as our guest and I must say she was just breath of fresh air. Just so enthusiastic and infectious when talking about her love for sport and in particular footy. Alongside her we had our own Noosa Tigers draftees in Bella Smith and Maggie Harmer with the former completing sessions with our up and coming Tigerettes and several of our top of the table women’s team. Shannon Hill did a wonderful job of organising the event and her eagerness and passion to see a proper pathway for these girls at the Noosa Tigers certainly doesn’t go unnoticed whilst head women’s coach Graeme Burgen also addressed the group with a clear and confident messsge going forward.
New sponsor Amanda was a massive hit with the girls(my daughter especially) after handing out sportswear and training gear as part of a future relationship and also outlining her passion for women’s sport.
Hot pies were the order of the day once the training session finished in what was a very successful and enjoyable morning.
Remember to google Noosa Tigers or head to Facebook to see what’s happening especially in theses uncertain times.
Good luck to all teams who represent Noosa this weekend !