Coach and players. Stats correct as of  03/08/2019

Chris Rodger

Nickname: Rog

Occupation: Teacher's Aide

Role: Head Coach

Profile: Rog innocently came to the club for an innocent beer, 2 month later he was match day coach, and comes into season 2017 as the head coach.  Rog is renowned for his friendly and non confrontational displays/outbursts from the boundary.

League Games

Coached : 41 

Wins: 16 

Played 2

Goals 1

Honours: AFLCNE Plate Winner 2016, AFLCNE Plate Winner 2017, Tyne Cup Winner 2018

Player / Coach

Anthony Roy Branningan #1

Nickname: Roy, The Beard

Occupation: Joiner

Role: Midfielder

Profile: Roy is the clubs best and fairest winner after narrowly defeating Matty O, a tough as nails midfielder who has represented England for the last two seasons.  Roy is tagged in and out but still manages to be among the best couple Tigers every game both on and off the field.

League Appearances: 43

League Goals: 75

Honours (International):

England Dragonslayers 21 Caps 9 Goals; Euro Cup winner 2017, Euro Cup Runners-Up Medal 2015),

GB Bulldogs 10 Caps, 5 Goals

Honours (Domestic):

AFLCNE Plate Winner 2016

AFLCNE Plate winner 2017

AFLCNE Select Team 2017

AFLCNE Best and Fairest 2017

Tyne Cup Winner 2018 

Club Captain 2019 -

Steven Allen #4

Nickname: Stevie

Occupation: Mechanical Engineer

Role: Defender

Profile: Stevie is the all round nice guy of the team, always enjoys a beer and some banter, and is poised to rediscover his form of yesteryear with a newfound fitness campaign (former GB Bulldogs  player).

 

League Appearances: 31

League Goals: 7

Honours: GB Bulldogs (4 Caps), England Dragonslayers (11 Caps; Euro Cup Winners Medal)

AFLCNE Plate winner 2017

 

Colum Donaghy #6

Nickname: Big Col

Occupation: Teacher

Role: Ruckman

Profile: Big Col is the teams ruckman in a team not blessed with height, and will play a key role in the teams fortune in the upcoming season.  Col is also capable of snagging a goal when given the chance of moving forward.

League Appearances: 39

League Goals: 25

Honours: AFLCNE Plate winner 2016, AFLCNE Plate winner 2017, Best on ground AFLCNE 2017 Plate final

Captain 2015/16

Mark William Whitelaw #8

Nickname: Sparky

Occupation: Teacher

Role: Forward

Profile: Sparky splits his time between football and the very manly sport of roller derby,  Sparky hopes that in the future, the roller derby authorities will see the light and add a men's division.  When not dancing around a roller disco, Sparky is a strong and tough leading forward.

League Appearances: 15

League Goals: 10

Honours: AFLCNE Plate winner 2016

Daniel Slater #9

Nickname: Slats

Occupation: Commercial Analyst

Role: Midfielder/Defender & Fitness Guru

Profile: Dan can generally be found at a gym, outside a gym or on the way to a gym.  He will lead the fitness components of training for the upcoming season, and after switching over from Rugby, Dan thrives on the contested physical side of the game.

League Appearances: 23

League Goals: 5

Honours: AFLCNE Plate winner 2016, AFLCNE Plate winner 2017, Tyne Cup Winner 2018

Club Captain 2017 - 2018

Club Captain 2017 - 2018

David Rolt #11

Nickname: Mini

Occupation: Utilities

Role: Forward

Profile:  Mini is a skilled burst player, who possess an X-factor that can often lead to classy goal or passage of play.  Mini is always a constant in both home and away games, and will be hoping to kick 10 goals for the upcoming season.

League Appearances: 40

League Goals: 11

Honours: AFLCNE Plate winner 2016, AFLCNE Plate winner 2017 AFLCNE Northern Storm (1 Cap), Tyne Cup Winner 2018

Cameron Armstrong #12

Nickname: Cam

Occupation: When we know, you’ll know

Role: Full Back / Full Forward

League Appearances: 7

League Goals: 4

Honours AFLCNE Tyne Cup Winner 2018

Travis Barber - Sperling #14

Nickname: Trav

Occupation: Teacher

Role: Defender/Midfielder

Profile: You can take the boy out of Queensland but you cant take the Queensland out of the boy.  Trav is possibly the most positive man in existence, and will always see the positive in even the biggest of touch ups from Manchester.  A strong all round performer, Travis will be a key player for the upcoming season.

League Appearances: 26

League Goals: 1

Honours AFLCNE Plate winner 2017

Ian Kerr #15

Nickname: Ian-y

Occupation: Ye old time gardener/security

Role: Forward/Midfielder

Profile: Ian is a fast and creative forward midfielder, vocal and his presence belies his smaller frame.  The Tigers are hoping his partners (his wife and Bish) will allow him to string some regular games together this season.

 

League Appearances: 20

League Goals: 12

Honours AFLCNE Plate winner 2017, Tyne Cup Winner 2018

Ian Baxter #17

Nickname: The Doctor

Joint club founder, former club president, former club head coach, former league president, former secretary of AFL England, former head coach of the England Vixens – Is there any role in AFL in the country Ian has not been involved in. Very much the font of knowledge for AFL in the UK

 

League Appearances: 7

League Goals: 2

Honours: England Vixens (Head Coach; Euro Cup Runners-Up Medal 2014, Euro Cup Winners Medal 2015)

Euro Cup Runners-Up Medal 2014, Euro Cup Winners Medal 2015)

Jason Liddell #21

Nickname: Jase

Occupation: Barman

Role: Ruck

League Appearances: 5

League Goals: 2

Honours AFLCNE Tyne Cup Winner 2018

James Fraser #23

Ruck

League Appearances: 17

League Goals: 15

Honours AFLCNE Plate winner 2017

Matthew Bishop #27

Nickname:  Bish

Occupation: Accounts Executive

Role: Defender / Forward

Profile: Bish debuted early season 2016, and has made vast improvements in his game over his 2 seasons,  being awarded most improved.  Bish is a disciplined defender / forward who always takes the team first option and can also play at half forward, snatching a loose ball or knocking a ball on to another player. He is also the Club Secretary

League Appearances: 15

League Goals: 4

Honours: AFLCNE Plate winner 2016, Most improved player 2016,  AFLCNE Plate winner 2017, Tyne Cup Winner 2018

Club Secretary

Michael Teasdale #32

Nickname: Mikey

Occupation:

Role: Defender

Profile: Mike is a frenetic football player, he has the uncanny ability to hurt anyone in a game (opposition, teammates and himself), and is never out of the action.  Mike is one of the few Tigers blessed with pace and can often be seen charging out from the back line.

League Appearances: 32

League Goals: 4

Honours: AFLCNE Plate winner 2016, AFLCNE Plate winner 2017, Tyne Cup Winner 2018

Phil Martin #35

Nickname: Big Phil, Prez

Occupation: NHS Analyst

Role: Bench Retired

Profile: Phil is a club stalwart, who attends every game and is always there to assist in anyway.  After joining the family of slimming world Phil has ambitions to play a greater match day role, and snag that elusive goal that has so far eluded him.  Phil's favourite things include Amsterdam, Heineken and talking about Amsterdam and Heineken.

League Appearances: 16

League Goals: 0

Honours: AFLCNE Plate winner 2016, AFLCNE Plate winner 2017

President

Jack Martin #42

Tagger

League Appearances: 8

League Goals: 0

Honours:

Tyne Cup Winner 2018

Matty O'Brien #51

Nickname: Matty

Occupation: Surveyor

Role: Defender

Profile: Brother of Jonny, Matt improved greatly over his first season of football and unfortunately for himself, had shown promise as a defender.  Matt will look to continue to improve over his second season and make increasing contributions to matches.

League Appearances: 17

League Goals: 1

Honours AFLCNE Plate winner 2017, Most improved player 2017, Tyne Cup Winner 2018

Harry Telfer #99

Midfield

League Appearances: 20

League Goals: 14

Honours AFLCNE Plate winner 2017 AFLCNE Northern Storm (1 Cap) GB Bulldogs (2 Caps), Tyne Cup Winner 2018

Connor Robinson

Nickname: Con

Occupation: Barman

Role: Forward

League Appearances: 8

League Goals: 46

Honours AFLCNE Tyne Cup Winner 2018

Chris Medcraft

Nickname: Crafty, Dodgy, Dr

Occupation: Chemist

Role: Big Forward / Not as Big Forward

Profile: Crafty was the teams leading goal kicker in 2016, and after shedding half his body weight over the off season is well placed to push 50 goals for the season.  Crafty is renowned for his drunken exploits, inappropriate exploits and drunken arguments with Brady.

League Appearances: 18

League Goals: 29

Honours: AFLCNE Plate winner 2016, AFLCNE Plate winner 2017, Tyne Cup Winner 2018

Ross Stanton

Half back / Midfield

League Appearances: 11

League Goals: 12

England Draganslayers 5 caps

David Hodgson

Forward

League Appearances: 9

League Goals: 22

Matty Bartsch

Back

League Appearances: 4

League Goals: 1

Michael Velissarides

Back

League Appearances: 1

League Goals: 0

Jack Woods

Back

League Appearances: 2

League Goals: 2

Joe Robinson

Nickname: Jo

Occupation: When we know, you’ll know

Role: Defender

Profile: Got dragged along by Matty O, one of our most improved players. Looks like Ross Noble

League Appearances: 7

League Goals: 0

Honours AFLCNE Tyne Cup Winner 2018

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