The Tyne Tees Tigers are the North East’s Australian Rules Football Club and compete in Central and Northern England Australian Football League. They are the latest club to join the new Gosforth Sports Association, and Tigers President Phil Martin said “It’s a fantastic opportunity for the Tigers to be a part of a community sporting venture and the permanent home for both training and playing opens the club to be more accessible and part of a wider community”
The Tigers were founded in April 2012 from the remnants of the North East England league, which formerly comprised of the Durham Saints, Gateshead Miners, Hartlepool Dockers, Middlesbrough Hawks, Newcastle Centurions and the Redcar Bombers.
The 2012 and 2013 seasons saw the Tigers playing as a social team in friendly matches and tournaments in and in 2014 the Tigers played their first competitive season having been voted in as a full member team of the AFLCNE.
Fixtures for the coming season start with The Bawbag Cup on the 28th March.The Tigers train and play matches at their new home on Broadway West, where training takes place on Saturdays 10:00 – 12:00 (until April 23) and Wednesdays 18:00 – 20:00 (starting March 30).