Another sunny week at home and it was great to see our Munchkins out for their first session for the season.
Round 2 saw a beautiful sunny Mother’s Day at Mick Sherd Oval – and we know that all the mums on the sidelines were super proud of their little u/7 tigers. We faced Tuggeranong Blue and they were a really strong side. They outscored us 4 tries to 2, with their size and tenacity just getting the better of us on the day. But we didn’t give up – and it’s great to see so many of our players growing in confidence and continuing to chase the opposition all the way to the try line, which didn’t happen so much last year. Our Player of the Match Elayna was busy the whole time she was on the field. She made some great ground and scored one of our team’s tries. Newcomer Darcy P. also deserves a mention for giving the game his all.
-Nat P. (Manager)
What a glorious day for our first home game of the season and also for Mothers Day.
The boys played against a well drilled and hard running Buffaloes team. The Buffs kicked off and after some straight hard running from Aiden and todays captain Murray early in the game resulted in Jay crossing the line first to open our account and with Liam‘s conversion the boys had an early lead.
Defensively the boys started a little slow with the change of rules as to when they are allowed to move up to tackle but to their credit by the end of the game were all moving up and pressuring the Buffaloes each and every tackle. Christian continues to impress with the rapid rate of improvement pulling off some wonderful individual tackles. Geordie and Harry slotted into their turn at the first receiver role and distributed the ball well allowing our ball runners to do what they do best making plenty of meters.
Ollie played his best game all round game I have seen crossing the stripe for a great individual try, narrowly missing out on 2 more as well as picking up our tackler of the week trophy, Well done Ollie.
Player of the week went to Hughie today who troubled the defence every time he ran the ball scoring 2 long range tries and did plenty of clean up work in defence running the opposition down several times, Great job Hugh.
Try scorers were Hugh 2, Jay 1 and Ollie 1 goals were kicked by Harry and Liam 1 each
Great game today boys you all stood up and did what we needed. Well done again and I’ll see you all on Tuesday
– Trevor W. (Coach)
Game 2 – Orange Under 10s – The final score was Tigers Orange 46 to 12 Queanbeyan Blues Black
We had a great game for week 2 of the season. The players made their mum’s proud on Mother’s Day taking the win against the Queanbeyan Blue Black Under 10 Team.
The final score was 46 to 12. It was a real team effort. Such great team work by the entire team. The defence and pressure on the other team was consistent throughout the entire game.
We are getting more comfortable with the larger field. The drills at training paid off with the team spreading out well from start to finish.
Tries were scored by a number of the team mates – Aidan made 2 tries and 1 conversion, 2 tries from Angus, Johnny and Owen. Angus was awarded the “Encouragement / parents’ award. Billy, Jason and Mason all scored a try.
Two Coaches Awards were awarded this week to Naite for his great sportsmanship and Braxton for his all round efforts throughout the game.
Overall, a really great game. All players should be really proud.
-Belle S. (Manager)
BUNGENDORE JUNIOR TIGERS U11s VS QUEANBEYAN KANGAROOS 08 MAY 2022 FREEBODY OVAL
For the second week in a row, not only did we have fantastic weather but we were all treated to some fantastic footy between two young teams giving their all, displaying great skills and teamwork.
With the sun beating down on their backs, our young Tigers started the first half full of energy and enthusiasm, with some powerful, strong runs down the middle of the field and some crunching tackles in defence. Although the Roos got on the scoreboard first, Kieran’s storming run, shrugging off a number of tackles on the way, was rewarded with a try which he duly converted. Similarly although the Roos leapt ahead again, some quick thinking from dummy half, and a good grubber kick saw Max put some points on the board and covert his own try. At half time the Tigers were very much in the game trailing only 16-12.
That said, it was always going to be tough for our Tigers with only one sub on the bench against a full strength Roos. Indeed the Roos were very quick out of the blocks early in the second half and although we try so hard to hold our lines, unfortunately the opposition was too good running hard on to the ball within the last 10 metres, and crossing the line four times, with three conversions before the Tigers were able to fightback. But what a great try is was, and very much worth waiting for. Taking possession from just inside our own half a combination of good handling and running at full speed, saw Kieran cross for his second try in the left corner, which Dan duly converted.
Despite a couple of injuries our youngsters united together and never gave up and the final score of 42-18 in favour of the Roos didn’t detract from our team’s performance. In particular Logan and Kieran stood out for their tremendous all round efforts, particularly their darting and weaving runs, and were rightly recognised with the Coach and Manager’s award this week
Next seek sees us playing North Canberra and it would be great to continue to have the support of families and friends who cheered and encouraged our players throughout today’s game.
The team will work further on defence during training this week, and our spirited youngsters look forward to running out next Sunday at Mick Sherd Oval, Bungendore.
Go the Tigers!
-Carl W. (Asst Manager)
U14-16 GLT Black
U14-16 GLT Orange
Some of the photos are below (we were missing our main photographer this week, so only a few snaps from Mick Sherd. Apologies to those we missed).