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Tigers kick off 2022 season
It’s hard to believe the Tigers officially started the 2022 season in early March, officially welcoming AFL cult hero and Collingwood and Melbourne player Dannie Seow as the new head coach. Dannie’s dedication to the sport, club and individuals is commendable.
Following a fun and successful indoor no-tackle league, the team decided to break the year into two seasons (spring and fall), with an optional summer no-tackle league. Our matches and tournaments are locked in for the year, and the Tigers are putting in the miles in preparation for our first match of the season against the DC Eagles, NY Magpies and Philly Hawks on May 14 in Washington DC
Check out the 2022 schedule!
I am excited and honored to be selected as the Centennial Tigers’ head coach. As we move forward on our footy journey together, I am hoping I will bring a new and fun way to see Australian football along with the joy of having Australian football in your life.
My goals for the Tigers in 2022 are to build knowledge of the game, develop footy-specific fitness and learn to play as one team through on-ground communication, pressure on the opposition and support of each other.
Together I feel we can create a club culture of fantastic people and athletes as we connect with the local community and inspire youth and adults alike to watch, support and be a part of the Tigers’ journey.
As the head coach, I will assist everyone to be the best they can be, both as athletes and people—meaning I am here for you all on and off the field.
HUNT AS ONE
Dannie Seow, Head Coach
Footy Under the Stars league registration open!
South Suburban Parks & Recreation is partnering with the Centennial Tigers again—this time offering an outdoor summer series under the stars! Games will take place at the new outdoor lighted turf facility near the Sports Complex.
This will be a 9v9 and no-tackle league. Have friends, family or coworkers interested in joining? Share this link with them! Cost is only $59 per person, and the Tigers will offer three skills clinics before the start to teach the game.
CLICK HERE to register for Footy Under the Stars
Next Gen footy starts strong in Denver girls' school
More than 30 middle school girls played touch footy on a turf field four mornings a week at the Girls Athletic Leadership School (GALS) in Denver, and after two months, they can catch marks, kick goals and even smother balls on par with their peers in Australia.
It all began with a footy clinic for 120 girls at the public school in early March, a partnership forged by our team president, Sara Rohner, and the school's athletic director, Danielle Ennis. After six skills sessions led by Coach Dannie Seow, Australian rules football became an official elective for the school's spring "Movement" periods and grew to include high schoolers and attending faculty as well.
The months of hard playing culminated in an exhibition match on the final Friday, Centennial Tigers vs. GALS, where the GALS students scored eight goals!
Many thanks to the staff at GALS, Danielle Ennis, Eric Messerli, Alyssa Sanchez, Leah Bock, Carol Bowar, and Carrie Donovan; the Tigers who volunteered their time, Sara Rohner, Evelyn Rabil, Erin Taylor, Deja Maestas, Taryn Lenox, Hayley Lansing, Amanda Newell, Ally Dykes and Tami Meis; and of course, the person who ran it all, Dannie Seow.
Assistant coaches officially announced
Although a Colorado native, Carly first learned about footy while living in Sacramento, California. Her experience in various sports such as soccer, volleyball, track, basketball and crew give her the hand up when reading the field, ensuring quick decision making and communicating to teammates.
When she’s not prepping for her new arrival, Carly teaches math at Ponderosa High School and works as an assistant coach for the school’s varsity girls basketball team.
“I am really looking forward to taking on a new role in footy. I’ve loved footy since the first time I picked up a ball. I’m excited to embrace this role and learn more about the game from Dannie as well as help new players develop their skills and love for the game,” Carly said.
Matt is a native of Diamond Creek, Victoria, where he played for the Diamond Creek Junior Football Club and for the University Blacks at Melbourne University.
When not kicking the footy, Matt is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at CU Anschutz and concurrently leads a research program focusing on childhood leukemia.
Matt joined the Centennial Tigers because he wants to impart his love for footy on American athletes, particularly within the women’s game. “It’ll be a joy to be a part of the Tigers,” he said.
Tigers to travel cross country for first game of 2022 season
After three months of preseason training, 16 Tigers will pack mouthguards, boots and toothbrushes into Frontier-regulation-sized backpacks and fly 1,600 miles to our nation's capital for our first and second matches of the season on May 14.
Flush with oxygen rich air, the Centennial Tigers play the D.C. Eagles, New York Magpies and Philadelphia Hawks in back-to-back women's games on the Eagles' home turf.
The following day, the team and supporting members plan to tour Washington D.C., many for the first time. Brace yourselves for fantastic photos of Tigers with monuments, Tigers at the White House, Tigers in the Reflecting Pool, Tigers escorted out by the Secret Service...er…well maybe not that last one!
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