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Tigers appoint 2024 Colts Coach & Senior Playing Recruit Ben Archard 

By September 7, 2023No Comments2 min read

The Noosa Tigers are delighted to announce our new Colts Coach for 2024 in Ben Archard. 

Ben arrives with a incredibly impressive playing resume and a wealth of knowledge derived from participation at the highest level complementing his previous coaching of the Colts program at Melton in the Ballarat league. 

Ben’s passion for junior development and building a program from the ground up was evident in his interview. He comes with such a positive outlook on his footy that we have no doubt he is the perfect fit for our Colts Program. 

Ben is also coming to play in our Senior team and at the age of 28, the list of his achievements thus far indicates he will be a huge inclusion to our Senior team. 

Ben and Senior Coach Matt Leuenberger have had a number of chats and are both on the same page regarding our Colts program and Senior playing goals. 

We cannot wait for Ben to relocate to Noosa in October and start his journey as a Noosa Tiger and mentor!!!!

Ben Archard 

Career Highlights 

2017 Melton Bloods Senior B&F

2018 Melton Bloods Senior B&F

2018 Ballarat Football League Team of the Year

2018-2021 Melton Senior Captain 

2021/2022 Northern Territory Football league, Player of the Year

2021/2022 – Darwin Buffaloes Senior B&F

2021/2022 Northern Territory Representative team

2021/2022 NT News Team of the Year

2022 Essendon AFL Covid top up list

2022 & 2023 Essendon VFL

Coaching Experience

2018/2019 – Melton Under 19s coach

2023 Essendon VFL Ruck coach & Game day bench coach role. When injured or not playing.