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Andrew Tydink - The Quiet Defender

The Mayne Football Club is pleased to recognise that one of their most consistent and effective defenders, Andrew Tydink will play his 100th Reserve Grade game this Saturday at the Den against the Caloundra Panthers.

Andy is a local product who commenced his long football journey at the Ferny Grove Falcons in Auskick playing through the age groups to under 16’s before joining the Mayne Tigers Colts programme in 2014. He enjoyed three seasons in the Colts before making his senior debut in a very experienced Reserve Grade team coming off their three premierships from 2014 to 2016 to set the scene for a very successful career to date.

Andy slotted into the Tigers Reserves backline and has never looked back to now be one of the most reliable intercept and attacking players across an almost impenetrable backline. It is a rare forward that has been able to get the best of Andy as he reliably spoils or marks the ball after reading the play with consummate poise.

In the seven seasons since arriving at this level, he has managed to play finals every year with two premiership medals and two times runners up in 2019/2020 and 2021/2022 respectively, to be part of an amazing period in the Tigers long history.

In addition to premiership medallions Andy has also regularly been rewarded with accolades at the end of the season with a One Percenter Award in 2017, Most Courageous in 2018 and 2019 and a Best in Finals in 2022.

At the now perfect age of 26, he is one of the most senior and experienced Tigers in the Reserves team showing the way for a very young group who can all benefit from his significant experience and calm approach to his role.

All of this football ability comes in a very unassuming package with Andy being one of the quietest and nicest young men you would have the pleasure to call a mate. In trying to put together his story this week it was very hard to draw more than a broad smile from the big fella as he clearly prefers to let his actions do the talking.

He did volunteer that the 2019 Premiership was his most cherished highlight at the Tigers with the team enjoying a stellar run to the grand final beating Maroochydore in the preliminary final against all odds and then winning the Grand Final at Yeronga against a very much fancied Noosa Tigers. He recalls the excitement around the club before the Grand Final being outstanding and then the exhilaration of the win leading to extraordinary celebrations.

The Mayne Tigers congratulates Andy on this wonderful achievement and looks forward to him leading the way for the Reserves for many years to come. The club encourages all Tigers to come along on Saturday to cheer him on for his 100th game.

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