We are very pleased to present the 2022 Season Yearbook on behalf of the Yarrawarrah Tigers Committee.
Following on from the Tigers presentation day at the weekend, we are very pleased to share the Tigers Yearbook for 2022. The Yearbook contains a report from each team, plenty of photos from the season just gone and all the major award winners.
2022 was another disrupted season and Yarrawarrah Reserve was most affected by the heavy rains and unfortunately was unplayable for a large part of the season. The rain didn’t dampen our spirits and all Tiger teams performed well over the season. Three teams played in the finals and the Tigers U12 Bronze team made it all the way to the Grand Final, but were unfortunately beaten by a strong Aquinas Colts team 24-10.
We had 87 players registered in 2022 with 22 players seeking a transfer to the Tigers and 18 players seeking transfers from the Tigers. We fielded 7 teams in total, 6 standalone Tigers teams and 1 merged team with the Como Jannali Crocs. Our Cubs program proved successful again and we had 10 Tiger Cubs register in 2022. Our attempts to register our first girls tackle team fell short and although we had interest, we were unable to get the player numbers in any team to field a side. We had good player numbers in our U6, U7 and U8 teams and we hope to increase player numbers in these teams next year so we can field at least two teams in one of these age groups. We fielded two U12 teams, one in Silver and one in Bronze as well as an U15 Silver team and a merged U18 team with the Crocs.
We also updated our playing strip this year and offered a range of team merchandise through the partnership with ISC. The new Tigers strip proved to be a hit with players and supporters and the range of training tees and hoodies were also popular with all players.
On a sad note, we lost one of our own this season. Nicholas Pugh who played for the merged U18 team sadly passed away during the season. He was taken too soon and will be missed by friends and family and everyone at the Tigers and Crocs. Nick was liked by everyone who knew him, kind-hearted, unassuming and a great personality. We wish the Pugh family continued strength and Nicholas's passing meant the U18 cut their season short. Some things are more important than footy and his teammates used the remainder of the season to honor Nick's memory and look out for each other during a difficult time.
We would like to thank our 2022 sponsors; KORE Property Group, Quality Health Care, Sound Plumping, On Top Constructions, Pizza League, Shire Garage Doors, Totum Health, E&S Electrical Wholesalers, Knock Out Play School and Sutherland Shire Trophies, they jumped on board early and allowed us to plan for the season ahead.
We would like to thank all the players and their families for making the season so enjoyable and it was pleasing to see so much talent within the Tigers this year. We would also like to thank all Tiger managers, coaches and trainers, they do a great job week-in and week-out. We also want to acknowledge the positive culture they bring to their teams, supportive, always encouraging and making sure that everyone gets a chance to shine.
Finally, we would like to thank the Tigers Committee, they do an amazing job running the club, everyone jumps in and everyone helps out when needed. You can be proud of the culture you have created at the Tigers, a truly inclusive, family run club.
You can relive the 2022 season by reading the Yearbook which you can download by clicking on the link below.