The Tigers ladies headed to Bluff on the weekend to take on Blackwater Crushettes in and rain soaked affair. The Crushers beat Dysart the previous week and were very lively from the start. The Tigers were looking to bounce back after the shock loss to Clermont Ladies the previous week.
Story By Maria Rawiria
As you would all know, we had our first bus trip of the year, heading out to Henricks Oval to play for the first time against the Blackwater Crushettes and boy did they turn up!
Saturday 21 March saw this year’s Pirtek Emerald Tigers Ladies team have our first hit out as a full side when we played against the Central West Fillies in Barcaldine as a part of the Wren Cup festivities for 2015. With the heat soaring well above any autumn weather I’ve ever encountered, the girls done exceptionally well to keep the tempo up, even with the odd dropped ball here and there (big thanks to the ref for pointing these out to me!) The first quarter saw the Fillies score shortly after kick off, putting us in the red against an opposition that knows full well they are a larger team than we, using their forwards to bust over the try line, forcing us on the back foot immediately. However, tries to Tamyra Hunter, Cooper Hill and Amy O’Loughlin gave us a 22-12 lead at half time and more importantly, a confidence boost that continued on throughout the entire game. The second half saw the Fillies have us camped on our try line, but stout defence, quick thinking (and even quicker legs) saw Hunter blitz down the side line for a 90m run away. Further tries came from Kelsie Parter and another from O’Loughlin, gave us the 44-12 win and a promising start to our season.
The Pirtek Emerald Tigers held their Annual General Meeting and the following executive will lead the Tigers in 2015.
President- Jay Edwards
VIce-President- Pete Eversham
Treasurer- Brooke Walker
Secretary- Caity Lye
Thanks to all who attended the AGM with almost 40 in total.
Pirtek Emerald Tigers Ladies forward Casey Watkins has capped of a stellar year picking up “2014 CH Representitive Player of the Year”. Casey also picked up “Top Tackles”, “Top Tryscorer”, Player of the year” and ” Player of the Match” in Tigers 2014 Grand Final win. Casey also achieved a rare feat that we are not sure if it’s the first time in QRL history, Casey and her brother Henry (pictured) both wining “Top Tackler” for their respective teams.
Tigers kicked off a great 2014 presentation night at the Emerald Maraboon in September. Lots of laughs and drinks for the end of season party. Thanks to everyone who was a part of our successful 2014 campaign. See everyone again next year.
The Emerald tigers would like to congratulate all of the 2014 award winners!!
The Emerald Tigers hosted their annual presentation night at the Maraboon Tavern and it was a great success. Celebrating a successful year by both teams the Tigers would like to thank the Tavern for the wonderful service on the night.
The Emerald Tiger Ladies took to the field on Saturday afternoon in an attempt to take out the Central Highlands’ own State of Origin match. Running against a combined Clermont/Middlemount (North) team, the Tigers (made up of Emerald and Springsure players
– South) put in a great effort despite coming out
on the bottom of the score board at the end of the
The second half saw a little bit more enterprise from the girls (which didn’t always pay off) and a breach in our defensive line, to have Clermont cross over and convert and bring the score to 24 – 6, but two more tries (one to Casey again and the other to Cooper Hill), saw the Emerald girls close out the match 32 – 6.
2 – Chantelle Nagel (2nd row)
1 – Jess Bell (Front row)
Tigers have been rewarded with a strong 2013 and a good start to 2014 with 9 players named in the Central Highlands representitive side to play 47th Batallion Carnival held at Gladstone. 5 players were also named in the U20’s squad. Tigers Captain Henry Watkins has withdrawn through a knee injury sustained in the first 15 mins of the 1st round clash against Clermont Bears. Henry’s sister also a Tiger has been named to represent the Capras Representitive squad at the same carnival. Ryan Home was also named from Tigers but has since relocated.
2014 Wren Cup was held at the weekend with great crowds, awesome sportsmanship and all round good hard footy. With the day being held to raise money for Semita House(Emerald) and Barcaldine Aged Care(Barcaldine) it was a very successful day. The kids enjoyed free face painting, free jumping castle’s and lot of other things to enjoy.
Team Lists for Trials
Ladies Tigers vs Clermont
- Cooper Hill
- Amy O’Laughlin
- Tarni Sullivan
- Caity Lye
- Loretta Gaudron
- Maria Rawiri
- Emma Holzwart
- Jacinta McAvoy
- Julie Murchie
- Adrianne Rawiri
- Kristy Serotzki
- Jess Bell
- Chantelle Nagel
- Renee Hogan