2022 NRL WA Season Review – Alkimos Tigers

Our representative reviews are done and dusted.
We are now on to our clubs from 2022.
And why not start at the top of the Perth Metro area, with the most northern club, the Alkimos Tigers.

Home Ground – Heath Park, Eglinton

2022 Seniors – Val Murphy Trophy (Reserve Grade) & Women’s League Tag

Highlights – There were some very big highlights in the far north this year. While probably the most traveled side in the competition in 2022 with a quirk in the draw making them play at Rockingham quite a bit (sorry…) they didn’t let this stop them.
Firstly their senior men’s team caught fire at the back end of the season, and with their whole squad available for selection, they steamrolled their way from 4th position on the ladder to Premiers, and that was also off the back of them winning the 3rd Grade trophy in 2021.
But the big improvers had to be their Women’s League Tag squad. Who after years of being no where near the finals conversation, found themselves qualifying 4th, forcing the juggernaut South Perth Lions to miss the cut. And they had their chances in a tense affair against a classy North Beach Sea Eagles side in their semi final, in what was a great year for the Tigers ladies.

Players To Watch – In the Men’s team, the mercurial Davey Martin and Corey Broughton were immense in their ability to get the best out of the players around them, while also coming up with some clutch plays when it counted. And in the Women’s Tag, while Anneka Stephens is a well know name, the relatively unknown Kennedy Solomon was a powerhouse for them both in attack in defence, with her pace and nous thoroughly underrated.

Highlights – 
While there were no competition age groups this season at the Tigers, they looked to be bringing their young group through steadily. Some amazing players in their 12’s, boys and girls, will be jumping into the U13 age groups next year and they will hope to keep this good young group together. With size, speed and skill, they also head alot of players represent the Northern Fusion in the Boys and Girls teams this season, with their ability to play again next year a big key to not just the club, but the regions success.

And that’s a wrap of the onfield stuff with the Alkimos Tigers for 2022, and we look forward to a bigger and better year in 2023 from the most northern Perth Club.

Stay tuned for other upcoming clubs.