The football season for 2009 is over, with a successful year for both the Uralla Tigers and Uralla Pussies.
Our Presidents Cup started off strong and well at the beginning of the season, but unfortunately due to lack of numbers and injury, the Presidents Cup side was unable to continue the Tigers spirit. This was very unfortunate, as they only just missed out on making the finals for 2009.
Congratulations must go to the boys who turned up for training and games every week, regardless of the numbers they had.
Under 18s are in the rebuilding phase. The boys were very unfortunate to not have had a win for the season, but showed a lot of the enthusiasm and commitment to the team and also the club.
This year’s Under 18s was made possible by the selected few that travelled from Walcha for training and games.
The Ladies Ox Tag (Pussies) in 2009 was a lot stronger than last year. A couple of changes to the rules were made – one big change being 11 a side instead of eight a side. We adapted quite well to the change and used it to our advantage when we were given the opportunity. We picked up 11 new players this year, and these girls picked up the game throughout the year and all improved in one way or another.
The Uralla Pussies made the finals by defeating Tingah and Bingara twice, but were unfortunately defeated by Glen Innes in extra time, and that ended the Pussies’ successful year.
At the recent presentation night, the following awards were given:
> Presidents Cup:
Best & Fairest – Ben Jones
Players Player – Tim Carlon
Most Improved – Grant Cooper
Coach’s Award – Jeremy Marshall
> Under 18s
Best & Fairest – Corey Rose
Players Player – Corey Rose
Most Improved – TBA
Coach’s Award – Dean Kelly
> League Tag
Best & Fairest – Amy Barraclough
Players Player – Amy Barraclough
Most Improved – Neoka Ward
Coach’s Award – Ash Wilkinson
Most Consistent – Casey Porter & Tara Walsh
Again, the Tigers and Pussies are looking forward to another successful year in 2010.
At the recent AGM a new executive team was elected. Congratulations to the following:
President – Charlie Cooper, Vice President – Brett Cohen, Secretary – Neoka Ward and Treasurer – Amy Barraclough. A new committee was also elected.
We would like anyone interested in joining the Uralla Tigers RLFC, A-Grade, Under 18s or Women’s Ox Tag to please contact 0402 315 806 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone and everyone is welcome.
We would like to also ask for any coaches who would like to take up the position to please contact 0402 315 806 or email applications to email@example.com
Also, the Tigers and Pussies are looking forward to the 2010 season by holding a registration day on the 6th February from 9am until noon – where anyone can come along and become a member of the Uralla RLFC for 2010.
In conjuction with the registration day, Uralla Tigers and Pussies will be holding a fun day on the 21st February, where the whole family is welcome to come and enjoy a day of cricket and touch football. If you are interested, please contact Neoka on 0402 315 806 or Amy Barraclough 0422 059 096 for more information on registering for the fun day.
The club would like to thank our major sponsors Thunderbolt Inn Hotel, Tony Williams Machinery and Ian McIntosh. We also wish to thank all of our minor sponsors for their support throughout the year.
Anyone who is interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact 0402 315 806 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to take this opportunity to wish Uralla Tigers and Uralla Pussies all the very best for the 2010 season.