Pres­i­dent has am­bi­tion

Fa­natic rugby league player wants his team to win the premier­ship

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Philippe Co­querand philippe.co­querand@cnbtimes.com.au

MUNDUBBERA Tigers pres­i­dent Cameron Mac­Don­ald has grown up around rugby league and now wants to help the Tigers win a premier­ship.

The rugby league fa­natic first played the game when he was five and said he had never looked back.

“I first started play­ing at a very young age for the Mundubbera Tigers and en­joy play­ing along­side mates ev­ery week. In my opin­ion rugby league is the great­est game of all and be­cause of it I’ve met a lot of great peo­ple both on and off the field,” Mac­Don­ald said.

The Tigers won the premier­ship last year, and Mac­Don­ald said he hoped his team could be suc­cess­ful again as it looked set to ri­val the Gayn­dah Gla­di­a­tors in 2017.

“With the end of the sea­son just around the cor­ner my goal for the Tigers is to win the premier­ship as I’m sure it’s the same for ev­ery team in the com­pe­ti­tion,” he said.

“We haven’t been able to field our full strength side since the Cit­rus cup due to in­juries and play­ers with other com­mit­ments through­out the sea­son.”

The pres­i­dent said he knew first-hand what it took to be a cham­pion team and gave key tips to the Tigers play­ers.

“De­fence is a big part of win­ning games but also com­plet­ing our at­tack­ing sets which we seem to panic with a bit lately,” Mac­Don­ald said.

“Gayn­dah have set the plat­form for the sea­son so far with a big mo­bile for­ward pack and for your backs to do any­thing your pig­gies need to do their job in the en­gine room so I would like to think if we can tighten up a few things in the mid­dle we will be in with a red hot chance come fi­nals time.”

Mac­Don­ald said he didn’t have any goals for the fu­ture ahead but he would like to fo­cus on the fi­nals com­ing up.

“I just take each day as it comes re­ally and as long as the body lets me keep play­ing I’ll keep turn­ing up each week,” he said.

PHOTO: ADAM MCCLEERY

CHASING VIC­TORY: Mundubbera Tigers pres­i­dent Cameron Mac­Don­ald at the week­end.

PHOTO: TOBI LOF­TUS

Sport Ad­min­is­tra­tor Award win­ner Cameron Mac­Don­ald at the 2017 Mundubbera Aus­tralia Day event.

PHOTO: TOBI LOF­TUS

Cameron Mac­Don­ald runs at Eidsvold at the Cen­tral Bur­nett Grand Fi­nal.

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