‘Thank god for the bye!’
It’s been a very tough initiation into the state league for the Rococo Noosa Tigers after another heavy loss against finals fancies Redlands in Brisbane last week. The undermanned and inexperienced tigers were smashed around the contest throughout the first half and it was noticeable that the skilful sharks were at a level far beyond the Tigers. Senior coach Adam Bovalino saying: ’To be honest mate I reckon we need the break. The boys confidence is low and you could tell the fatigue from a pretty tough first 9 rounds is upon us .Not that any of my boys threw the towel in, their effort has never waned from round one to now. Thought two of our teenagers in Shadeau Brain and Cooper Ogden were terrific on the weekend and that’s been a positive where we have been able to blood colts the past 6 weeks and that will stand us in good stead for the future.’
Other good players for Noosa last weekend were usual suspects skipper Aaron Laskey who is having an awesome year and key defender Riley Buntain who too is showing he is more than ready for the standard and is also having a superb year. Seb Rodgers collected the Douggie Murray award for being adjudged Noosa best player as he too has been in solid form over the past month or so.
As mentioned earlier the senior men, reserves and colts have a bye this weekend with the Senior women taking centre stage at Weyba road on Saturday from 2 pm. This writer actually had the pleasure of running water for the women’s team last Saturday night at Pine Rivers where our Mischief Hair girls put on a really impressive second half to run away convincing winners.
Ragen Mills was outstanding for the victors in the middle collecting a heap of touches whilst Chip Trompf was a real focal point up forward. Shannon Hill and Maddy Trompf controlled the back half the entire night to keep our ladies team right at the top of the table.
Our Noosa tigers inclusion game is on also this Saturday at Weyba road from 11 am with young and popular Noosa Tiger Hunter Walker among the action.
And please don’t forget to mark Saturday June the 26th in your calendar as we celebrate our 50th year of existence. It’s for all involved or have been involved in our 50 year journey! Seniors, Juniors, players, administrators, volunteers, supporters everyone. Finger food and first drinks provided with live music, team of the decades announced and interviews with some of the key stakeholders over the journey.
Will be a ripper!
Good luck to all teams representing the Noosa Tigers this weekend!