McFadyen reflects on Tiger’s success
Greg McFadyen has pulled on the black and red jumper 22 times for the Northern Riverina Representative Program.
Last weekend Northern Riverina FNL had a convincing 32-point victory over AFL Central West.
The accomplished 234-game player has spent his whole playing career with Lake Cargelligo Tigers.
“My first grade debut was in 2000, I was 16 years old and boarding at Yanco, I would come home and play a few games for Lake” Said McFadyen.
In 2002 McFadyen experienced his first of many premierships “the club hadn’t won for 26 years, so it was great to get it done for the club.”
“It was pretty good to win the premiership as an 18 year old, we celebrated just as hard as we played.”
In over 15 years McFadyen has played in 13 Grand Finals, six of which he and the Tigers walked away with the silverware.
He is a known identity within the league due to his long-standing commitment to football in the Northern Riverina.
McFadyen believes although the participation numbers have deceased, the quality of football hasn’t been comprised.
“Since I started playing, I think the numbers have dropped back a fair bit.”
“The standard is still there, the quality’s always been there.”
The Tigers will play the 2016 premiers’ Tullibigeal tomorrow for top spot on the ladder.