What’s new with the Tigers?
The Centennial Tigers were recently featured on a new sports segment on KUSA 9NEWS that spotlights women and marginalized sports groups who continue playing post school. Sports reporter Arielle Orsuto spent the morning with the Tigers, finding out more about who we are and what we stand for. Check out the article here, and viewContinue reading “Tigers featured on local news station”
The Centennial Tigers hosted its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in late 2020, adding two additional board members for a total of nine representatives. The Board voted to add Jessie Coatney and Joliet “Baby J” Moya to the Board as at-large members. Jessie will assist with recruitment and retention, social planning and events. Baby J willContinue reading “Tigers hold AGM, grow Board to 9”
The Centennial Tigers were recently awarded a cash grant from The Female Athlete Network (The F.A.N.) to help subsidize annual costs incurred–this is the second consecutive year The F.A.N. has awarded a grant to the Centennial Tigers. Typically, awardees convene at an annual banquet in Fort Collins, Colorado, but due to COVID-19, The F.A.N. hostedContinue reading “Tigers awarded female athlete grant”
Check out this brief Q&A with Tigers’ Head Coach Destry Gillette and what he brings from the outside in. Where did the name Destry come from? Destry came from a 1930 western novel written by Max Brand called Destry Rides Again. It was made into a couple of movies: Destry Rides Again in 1939 withContinue reading “Get to know Tigers’ Head Coach Destry Gillette”
Hello Tigers! I want to take a minute to say, “Welcome to our official inaugural season.” I am pleased to see it finally starting to feel like we are getting a team together both physically and mentally. All the hard work by our president and the rest of the board in setting our team foundationContinue reading “Coach’s Corner: Welcome to our 2020 season”
Amanda Newell is a founding member of the Centennial Tigers. Read about how she has learned to overcome some of her social anxiety by immersing herself in footy. Social anxiety has had a crippling grip on me for as long as I can remember. Meeting new people or being in an unfamiliar setting or experienceContinue reading “Overcoming social anxiety, becoming part of a tribe”
Joliet “Baby J” Moya is an all-around athlete and youngster on the Tigers. Read about her love for her brother Jeremias and the struggles of finding passion again after losing him. Specifically, my younger brother Jeremias and I shared our love for the game–he went to every game I had. After he passed away fromContinue reading ““I never thought I’d belong to a team again” — reinvigorating a love for sport”
Jessie Coatney is a rookie not only to the Centennial Tigers, but also to the sport of Australian rules football. Read her take on what it means to join a new sport later in life. I have been a part of team sports since elementary school (with a long hiatus after high school up untilContinue reading ““Inspired to respect myself again” — a return to athletics”
Tigers Founding Member and Vice President Jenn Elliott was on the latest USAFL podcast Marks & Stripes, discussing her history with the sport, as well as starting up our new team. Take a few minutes to listen in to what she has to say!
In case you missed it, Tigers Founder and President Sara Edwards Rohner spoke to the Coodabeen Champions, a legendary footy radio show, on ABC Melbourne Radio May 2. You can listen to Sara’s radio interview here! Members of the show are not only intrigued about Sara’s story and Aussie rules football abroad, but also learningContinue reading “Listen to Tigers President Sara Edwards Rohner on ABC Radio Melbourne”
Essay provided by Founding Member and Vice President Jennifer Elliott Throughout my entire adult life, I have thought of myself as the motivated type. I was rarely ever one to sit back and wait for things to happen. When I decided what direction I wanted to go in, I took action right away to achieveContinue reading “Motivation redefined — a fire in my eyes”
Now that the Centennial Tigers have 501(c)3 nonprofit designation from the U.S. federal government, the club qualifies for various donation programs. Check out these instructions below to help the Tigers through your everyday purchases. Amazon Smile: Visit smile.amazon.com. Log in to your account. Select Change Your Charity (about halfway down). Type in Colorado Suburban AustralianContinue reading “Donate to the Tigers at no cost to you”
If you’re a new Australian rules football club (or an existing one), obtaining 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the U.S. government can provide your organization with a number of benefits, including tax-deductible status. In some states, this can give you the option to not pay sales tax on items for your club, and it can alsoContinue reading “Helpful Hints — 501(c)(3) filing for USAFL clubs”
Essay provided by Founding Member Kimberley Dickey I am not young. Challenges ebb and flow, advance and retreat, but age only goes in one direction. However, experience, knowledge and practice also only go one direction. You do not lose them once you have them. At my age, I can still fight. There is no lackContinue reading “Why I love this game—insight from a Tiger”
The Centennial Tigers were recognized Sunday, January 27, at the Colorado Women’s Sports Fund Association (CWSFA) grant banquet in Fort Collins and received a $500 grant check from the organization for their dedication to growing women’s participation in Colorado sports. Tigers President Sara Rohner, Vice President Jennifer Elliott, Secretary Amanda Newell, Treasurer Carolyn Poulos, andContinue reading “Tigers recognized at banquet, receive $500 grant”
The Centennial Tigers are pleased to announce the appointment of Destry Gillette as head coach for the club’s inaugural season. Coach Gillette, an American, and who, like many current Tiger players, lives near the Centennial area, is excited to get back into the game, albeit in a different role than he’s used to. He playedContinue reading “Centennial Tigers appoint Head Coach Destry Gillette”
John McCully, founder of The Footy Factory and one of the Centennial Tigers’ earliest supporters, has announced sponsoring the cost of the Tigers’ 2020 training singlets. “Congratulations to everyone involved in the team’s jumper design,” said McCully in an email message. “It looks fantastic! Now that the jumper is signed off on, I would likeContinue reading “The Footy Factory to purchase Tigers’ training singlets for 2020 season”
Come join the Centennial Tigers women’s Aussie rules football team for a open skills clinic at the Parker Fieldhouse basketball court. We will be learning the basic skills of the game from USA Revolution men’s head coach and AFL recruiter Tom Ellis. No experience required. This will be non contact. Please arrive 5-10 minutes beforeContinue reading “Tigers to host open skills clinic with USA Head Coach Tom Ellis”
The Centennial Tigers received official notification Jan. 8, 2020, that they were awarded a $500 grant from the Colorado Womens Sports Fund Association (CWSFA). Representatives from the Tigers will accept the check at a formal banquet ceremony on Jan. 26 in Ft. Collins, Colo. “We are so appreciative of the work you do in ourContinue reading “Centennial Tigers to receive CWSFA grant”
The Centennial Tigers want to thank a very special Australian donor from the Computershare family for his generous donation of $2,000 that covered the full cost of the team’s new uniforms. The official Computershare Football Services logo will be proudly displayed on the backs of the guernseys, on the 2020 limited-edition t-shirts, and on theContinue reading “Special donor purchases Tigers’ uniforms”
The Centennial Tigers are proud to announce their partnership with Melbourne’s The Footy Factory — an academy designed to elevate girls’ football skills by learning from some of the top AFLW athletes. The Footy Factory was established in 2018, by founder John McCully, with a vision to give girls from all backgrounds and abilities theContinue reading “Centennial Tigers announce partnership with The Footy Factory”
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