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Tiger Talk July 4, 2022

By July 4, 2022No Comments3 min read

No football played by anyone representing the Rococo Noosa Tigers last weekend due to completion byes and the school holidays!

Thought it’s not a bad time to focus on a very important Sunshine Coast Football event coming up on Friday the 22nd of July. Hosted by the Alex Surf Club’s Bluff bar from 11am will see the 50th year celebrations of Sunny Coast Aussie Rules Football, 32 new inductees into the Hall of Fame, culminating in the selection of the best Team of the First 50 years! (the only criteria being that you must have played/coached at least 75 Senior games).

It is the third Hall of Fame celebration since its inception in 2010 and, as the Noosa Tigers delegate to these meetings I can inform all readers that the Noosa Tigers and some outstanding individuals will be celebrated throughout the day.

Already Garry Wallace, Brett Duke, Nathan Winter and Caleb Isles have been celebrated inductions after being outstanding servants to the game and our club as footballers. All four of course Senior Premiership players for the Noosa Tigers. Rob Purves will also be recognised for his on going work with football after stints as Coach, Administrator and most recently a driving force behind the success of our Noosa Tigers Inclusion team!

Three of the great names of Sunshine Coast Footy will be elevated to Legend status and all three have made unbelievable contributions to the Noosa Tigers Football Club! Very exciting!!!

And of course there is the Team of the Half Century where the greatest ever Noosa Tigers will find themselves vying for what can only be described as an incredible honour.

The early names of ‘Bones’ Murray, ’Buster’Bunney, Nev White have put their hands up alongside legendary Tigers Coach John Townsend who playing record across all grades succeeds his peers. Andrew Ford, Aaron Jaques, Damian Hahn and Brett Duke are the ones that dominated the 90s and early 2000s for the Tigers whilst experienced Coach Brett Maloney (coached both Noosa and Maroochydore) has been nominated as one that may take the Coach of the 50 year team.

Not to mention the name Mark Vagg would be ridiculous. The 6 time Best and Fairest winner (3 at both Maroochydore and Noosa) will certainly be one of the first magnets moved onto the board!

Then come the modern day greats of our club with supreme forward Matt Hicks, gun on baller Lucas Mathews and the running machine Caleb Isles all deservably nominated for spots. Present guns Jai Fitzpatrick and the ever consistent skipper Aaron Laskey right in the hunt also for a guernsey in what will be an outstanding final team! And of course not to forget our dual Premiership coach Wayne Fletcher who has every right to put up his hand to grab the coaching gig after a brilliant record at Weyba Road!

‘Move for Lex‘ day this Saturday and it’s looking huge!

Move for Lex Luncheon_Janine_Shepherd

Senior Footys’ back at Rococo Oval this Saturday ;
9:30am Colts v Mt Gravatt
11:30am Reserves v Mt Gravatt
2pm Seniors v Mt Gravatt
4:45pm Senior Women v Mayne