Werribee Tigers news

From the Wyndham Leader
Reported by Luke D'Anello
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WERRIBEE has fallen at the penultimate hurdle four times in the past six seasons.

But new coach John Lamont, as passionate and knowledgeable as they come, quickly points to achievements often glossed over.

The 45-year-old was a member of the Tigers’ one and only premiership team from 1993 — he described himself as an outside midfielder and forward in those days — and he is keen to add more silverware to the trophy cabinet.

But Lamont does not promote a win-at-all-costs mentality.

“We haven’t had the ultimate success in our competition, but we’ve got to the prelim final and we’ve had players drafted,” Lamont said. “If you’re doing that, then you’re filling a big part of your brief as a footy club.

“It’s a special thing to have been involved in a premiership here. It’s also disappointing, at the same time, that it is the only one.

Jarred Moore wins Werribee B&F

From the Whyndham Weekly.
Reported by Lance Jenkinson
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Picture courtesy Sydney Swans Football Club.The signing of mature-aged recruit Jarred Moore will go down as a resounding success for the Werribee Tigers.

The former Sydney Swans player was one of the on-field leaders in his first season with the Tigers in the Victorian Football League and walked away with the Bruce Montgomery Trophy for best and fairest at the club.

Moore was a runaway winner of the award with 205 votes from ruckman Daniel Currie (121) and onballer Ben Ross (101).

Part-time Werribee Tigers impress

From the Maribyrnong and Hobson Bay Weekly
Reported by Daniel Paproth
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Werribee played this year’s Victorian Football League grand finalists, Geelong and Box Hill, three times for three losses totalling 150 points.

The difference between the full-time environments experienced by AFL-listed players and the part-time system for VFL-listed players was one of the key reasons the Tigers fell short of a first grand final appearance since 2005.

With Werribee only partially aligned with North Melbourne, the Tigers were fielding fewer AFL-listed players than the powers of the competition. So it was no surprise that Geelong and Box Hill, Hawthorn’s affiliate, contested the grand final.

But that the Tigers reached the preliminary final – after beating Essendon and Casey in knockout finals – was an impressive result.

Werribee kicks out Bombers

From The Age
Reported by Brent Diamond
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Essendon's controversial season is over in all facets after its VFL team lost by 19 points to the Werribee Tigers in an elimination final at North Port Oval on Sunday.

Luke McDonald's final-quarter goal sealed the Tigers' win and they now advance to a cut-throat semi-final against the Casey Scorpions, who have had a disastrous finals run in recent seasons.

The Bombers' main contributor was Cory Dell'Olio, who kicked five goals and kept the Bombers within striking distance at the last change, although a Ben Speight goal right on the three-quarter-time siren hurt.

Ben Warren of Werribee is tackled by Tayte Pears of Essendon during the VFL elimination final at North Port Oval on Sunday.
Ben Warren of Werribee is tackled by Tayte Pears of Essendon during the VFL elimination final at North Port Oval on Sunday. Photo: Getty Images

Werribee had the strong breeze at its back and a 16-point lead going into the final change and finished the game ahead with 17.14 (116) to 15.7 (97).


The Tigers, who are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their only flag in 1993, are confident of having a big impact in September

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Reported by Tom Craigie
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EAST FREMANTLE has stormed through to the Foxtel Cup Grand Final, slogging out an emphatic 24-point victory over Werribee in torrential rain on Tuesday night at Patersons Stadium.

The Sharks will play off for a grand prize of $100,000, awarded to the winner of the knockout competition that hosts the best state-league teams across the country.

On paper, the Sharks were the underdogs, playing in unfamiliar conditions against a Werribee side made up of nine North Melbourne players.

But a ‘team first’ ethic, combined with extreme determination, effort and discipline proved too much for a Tigers outfit that lacked structure.

Werribee Tigers through to preliminaries

From www.localfooty.com.au
Reported by Luke D'Anello
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WERRIBEE booked its ticket to the VFL preliminary final after eclipsing minor premier Casey Scorpions by 18 points in a low-scoring war of attrition on Sunday.

Heavy winds meant the contest at Casey Fields was not exactly eye-catching, but it was Scott West's Tigers who prevailed, 6.10 (46) to 3.10 (28).

Werribee has now earned a week's rest and will next tackle either Geelong or Box Hill for a spot in the decider.

The Tigers trailed by 10 points at quarter-time after a slow start, but gradually rediscovered their mojo.

Werribee kicked the only three goals of the second term to take a nine-point lead into the main break.

Top-four Tigers flog cold Magpies

From www.localfooty.com.au
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WERRIBEE secured a top-four berth and the vital double chance after dismantling Collingwood in the final round of the VFL home-and-away season on Saturday.

The Tigers led at every change on their way to an 82-point victory, 20.16 (136) to 8.6 (54).

The win was highlighted by a blistering second half display, with Werribee piling on 11 goals to three.

The Tigers will meet minor premier Casey Scorpions in a qualifying final at Casey Fields on Sunday, with the winner earning a week's rest and ticket to the preliminary final. Werribee thumped the Scorpions by 78 points in Round 14.

Coach Scott West was pleased with the display against the Magpies after the last-quarter fadeout against Northern Blues the previous week.