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Bob Gower - 30 Years continuous service to the Tigers

The Mayne Tigers congratulates Bob Gower on 30 years of continuous service to the Senior and Junior clubs. Bob was presented with an award to recognise this outstanding achievement at the Annual Presentation Night last Friday night at Tattersalls Club.

Bob came to Queensland in 1992 with his wife Denise and family and joined the Tigers the same year. He had been involved extensively in football and basketball on the York Peninsula in South Australia for his entire life and brought with him a great enthusiasm for sport and community.

Bob was involved in coaching juniors for the Tigers from the year he arrived and gone on to coach numerous junior teams as well as providing assistant coaching roles in the Senior club.

In addition to extensive service on the Senior Club Committee, he was the elected President in 1996 and Secretary in 2001 and 2002 ultimately being recognised with Life Membership.

Bob’s passion for the Tigers led him to undertake a massive project to write the history of the Mayne Football Club which was published in 2011 after six years of research and production. The book is titled “From Glory to Heartbreak”, a name reflecting the tougher period the club endured up to the time the book was published. Thankfully Bob has been part of and enjoyed a more successful period in the last ten years where the club has enjoyed considerable success.

Bob is a much loved fixture at the Tigers who enjoys nothing more than greeting new players to the club and making sure they are welcome. He has seen many young Tigers make their way through the ranks and enjoys recording all the players games and goals each year and ensuring everyone’s milestones are appropriately celebrated. He is the unequalled Club Historian of the Tigers.

In addition to his many roles for the Tigers, Bob is a very busy man taking on roles at the Golden Downs, writing a new book about the history of basketball on the York Peninsula, as well as keeping track of and supporting his children and grandchildren and their many pursuits.

Well done Bob, a fantastic effort.

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