Club members and friends are invited to Sportsmart Moorabbin for a special invitation-only sales event on Saturday, 2nd and Sunday 3rd March 2019.
Get ready for season 2019. It’s time to get that mouthguard organised!
Intensive training starts soon. Don’t leave it to the last minute!
Get a top quality mouthguard from our new sponsor Dr Slav at Your Dentistree Cheltenham.
U/13 & younger $95
U/14 & above (including seniors) $110
These are great prices for a quality product which will fit and protect those pearly whites perfectly!
24 February & 3 March
Call Dentistree on 9585 8282 to make your appointment. Tell ‘em you’re a Tiger!
1337 Nepean Highway Cheltenham
It was great to see Tommy Brain, James Tyquin and Chris Dee awarded Life Membership at our recent AGM. This week we highlight the massive contribution of Tommy Brain to the Tigers.
Tom was enticed to the club at the end of the 2008 season, by then President Matthew Beasley, after stepping down from the VAFA Board. He had been acknowledged as being a great advocate and supporter of the St Bedes / Mentone Tigers for many years in his various VAFA Board roles and it seemed natural for Tom to come to Brindisi Street.
At that time Tom immediately took on two of the club’s most demanding positions as Football Operations Manager and Club V.A.F.A. Secretary. He continued in those roles for the next 10 seasons. The role of Football Operations in particular demands attention for the entire year, both in and out of season. Where we had short falls in personnel Tom without hesitation readily filled the gaps.
His work was acknowledged when he was awarded Best Club Person in 2016. He continues to have the best interest of the club at heart. Ironically Tom’s original VAFA club, ANZ award him life membership decades ago, As did the VAFA in 2017. All up Tommy has supported VAFA Football for over 40 years.
Tommy is so invested in the club, its players and teams that he is renowned for shedding a tear at the drop of a hat after magnificent wins, critical losses or special occasions.
We will see Tom in a new roll in 2019 when we launch Tiger TV as he continues to participate in supporting the game that he loves.
We came, we saw and we conquered bringing home the prized 4 x 200 metres, Parkdale Gift for 2019.
The Team comprising veteran Chris Mangoni, and young guns Damon Schultz, Ryan Gray, and Nick Grech, came from behind to stun the large crowd and the commentator with a stirring victory.
Mango led our charge albeit a little bit slowly, and at the end of the first 200 we found ourselves in 5th spot, about 20 metres behind, Damon made up plenty of ground and by the half way mark we had moved up to 3rd place, now only 15 metres adrift, Ryan Gray who the commentator described as a 10.1 runner had us in 2nd spot only some 5 metres behind at the final change, and so it came down the youngest of the group Nick Grech and, like a true Tiger, stormed home to give the boys a convincing and much deserved victory.
This was a fantastic achievement by the Boys who all represented our Club and themselves proudly to bring home the first of what all Tigers hope will be plenty more silverware in 2019.
To watch the race click here.