‘Bovalino steps down’
Revered Noosa Tiger Senior men’s coach Adam Bovalino has informed his playing group of his decision to step down at the end of the 2021 season. In an emotional revelation after the Tigers narrow loss to Wilston Grange in Brisbane last Saturday, the dual premiership captain and coach quoted family reasons as his main reason to take a break from coaching.
The dual team of the decade recipient stating ’I have loved my time at the Noosa Tigers and I am truly grateful and thankful to the club to have been able to coach them. I have to put my family first and look forward to working in a new role with the club to help make the club great again.’
The Tigers were jumped in the opening stanza and whilst got to within 8 points half way through the final qtr were unable to come away with the victory. With a month to go the Noosa team remain winless in what has been a really trying year. Senior assistant coach Dhane Hutchison saying ‘you know we have used 47 players through the seniors this year which is just astounding. Having blokes if the calibre of Meredith and Stack out for long lengths certainly doesn’t help either but the effort from the boys has never waned’
Skipper Aaron Laskey was great for the Tigers whilst Jai Fitzpatrick also put his stamp on the game with a dazzling display through the middle. Riley Ricksrd battled manfully in the ruck all day whilst youngster Cooper Ogden did a terrific job in curbing the very talented ex Noosa player Will McKenzie. In the end though not good!
Down the highway this weekend to face the might of the Broadbeach cats which certainly won’t be easy.
All eyes on Noosa girls Bella Smith and Maggie Harmer who have Their AFLW draft night on Tuesday night which will be live streamed at the Noosa Heads surf club from 6.30 pm.
Pie nights both on Tuesday and Thursday for our Tiger juniors whilst we have an under 17 girls come and try day this Saturday with Brisbane lions premiership star Belle Dawes our special guest!