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Club Legends to be acknowledged at AFL Canberra Hall of Fame!

July 16, 2019 by  

On Friday 26th July, two more Tigers Legends will be recognised for their AFL Canberra accomplishments with Jason Gilbert being inducted into the Hall of Fame and Tony Wynd being elevated to Legend Status!

From everyone at Tiger Land we send our congratulations to both Tigers Greats! Read below each players wonderful achievements:

Jason Gilbert #7

All Australian Country Representation

200 1st Grade Games

This block-busting player participated in many matches with the Tigers Junior Organisation before progressing to Senior Grade ranks. Originating from the small township of Ardlethan in the Riverina and moving to Queanbeyan with his parents at a young age, Jason was always destined to play a high standard of Australian Football. After making his debut for the Tigers in 1990 he played 95 First Grade matches before being recruited to the West Adelaide Football Club in 1996.

Before his departure he had played in many Grand Final and Premiership teams including the following – the 1989 – Reserve Grade and 1991 First Grade Premierships, 1990, 1992, 1994 and 1995 – 1st Grade Grand Finals – all lost to the Ainslie Football Club.

On his return Jason became an integral part of the record equaling triple Premiership teams of 1998, 1999 and the year 2000. To his credit he played an enormous part in developing on and off field mate ship during these Premiership years which were enormously taxing on all participants. He has since played in another Grand Final being the year 2002, which totals nine 1st Grade Grand Final appearances.

During his long senior grade career with the Club he also represented Canberra on 10 occasions, finished runner up in the 1995 Mulrooney Medal and won the Tigers 1st Grade Best & Fairest in the following Years 1995, 2000 and 2002.

His enormous on field ability was recognised with selection in the All Australian Country Representative team in 1998 selected at the National Carnival held in Bendigo. He was Captain of the Tigers 1st Grade team from 2002 – 2004 inclusive.

  • 1st Grade Games – 242
  • 1st Grade Premierships – 1991, 1998, 1999, 2000
  • 1st Grade Grand Finalist – 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2002
  • Reserve Grade Premiership – 1989
  • 1st Grade Captain – 2002, 2003, 2004
  • 1st Grade Best and Fairest – 1995, 2000, 2002
  • Mulrooney Medal R/Up – 1995
  • AFL Canberra Representative – 10 occasions
  • All Australian Country Representative team – 1998
  • Awarded Life Membership – 2003
  • Inducted into Tigers Walk of Fame
  • Member of the Tigers prestigious 100 Club

Tony Wynd #2

Tigers 1st Grade Games Record Holder 347

4 Time Mulrooney Medalist / All Australian

Queanbeyan and the ACT’s first All Australian Representative was Tony Wynd. Tony was selected in the Australian “Galahs” team to tour Ireland and the USA in late 1987. He is one of the very few players to be selected for this team outside the major Australian Football League including AFL, VFL, SANFL & WANFL

Although only 23 at the time of his selection he was well qualified, being one of the most outstanding footballers during the eighties. Tony Wynd represented the ACT at all levels of football both Junior and Senior. He achieved the following football personal highlights during his career:

  • Selection in the All Australian Under 17 Teal Cup team.
  • Won the Tigers 1st Grade Best & Fairest a record 5 occasions: 1982, 1988, 1991, 1993 & 1997 and in doing so had the award named after him to record this magnificent achievement. The 1st Grade Best & Fairest award became known as the Tony Wynd Medal in 1997 – ‘he won his own medal that year’.
  • Won the Mulrooney Medal as the League’s Best & Fairest a record four occasions: 1983, 1988,1989 and 1990.
  • Played a record 347 1st grade games with the Tigers Football Club
  • In addition, he played a record 41 representative games for the ACTAFL
  • Named Vice Captain of the ACTAFL Legends Team – a team selected from all players who have ever played in the ACTAFL during its 75-year history at the time of the announcement.
  • Captain of the Tigers for a record 8 years – 1988 to 1995
  • Captain of the ACT representative team for a record period: 1988 to 1991 and then again during the period 1994 to 1997
  • Played in 11 1st Grade Grand Finals for the Tigers winning 6 Premierships (1985, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1998, 1999)
  • Assistant Coach of the Tigers: 1988 to 1993 and 2002
  • Best on ground in the 1990 Grand Final winning the Alex Jesaulenko Medal
  • Awarded Life Membership of the Tigers in 1989
  • Admitted to the Tigers Wall of Fame in 1987
  • Admitted to the Queanbeyan City Council’s Sporting Gallery in the Bicentennial Hall
  • Awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000
  • Inducted Tigers Walk of Honour

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