This weekend the Tigers Ladies go head to head with the new comers to the competition, Fitzroy Gracemere Sharks. After a tough but rewarding opening round against the 2011 premiers, the Tigers Ladies are keen to build on their round one game and put on a strong performance against the Sharks.
“When it comes down to it, the score from last week definitely does not give the girls justice on how well they played. I have seen this group grow in the last year from a few girls struggling to throw a football around to a team that have huge hearts, very impressive skills and hold their heads high no matter the result – attributes that make me so proud to be their captain.
I am so honoured to have witnessed the improvement and enthusiasm that these girls are showing in the early side of the season.”
“After a cracking 60 minute game in the midday heat, the score ended at 36 – 4 in favour of Gladstone. When up against a team like Gladstone, we cannot afford to have minimal subs and unfortunately in the end, they got us with some fresh legs & impressive footwork. Our centre Laura Richards was awarded 3 points for her strong defensive and amazing attacking skills and our 5/8 Maria Rawiri was voted as Players/Player for her outstanding overall performance and leadership throughout the game. Emma Holzwart & Karissa Deakin were also commended on their hard work receiving 2 and 1 points. The team only travelled with 13 players and each one of them played their hearts out and gave it their best – what more could a captain ask for. Well done girls!! ”
“We are very excited to take on the Sharks at home this weekend and are so glad to be bringing a full team along this time. The girls are going to go out there to prove that they belong at the top of that ladder this year and with the communities support, that is exactly what will happen. So come down and enjoy the night’s events – there will be canteen and bar operating, many raffles to be won & team merchandise for sale. ” Captain Rhiannon ‘Rheenie’ Devine
This weekend’s game will be the first of 3 home games at McIndoe Park for the Tigers ladies and will be played at 5.30pm as the curtain raiser for the men’s Duroux Shield game.