Saturday, August 18, 2012

Time to get trrrrrraining!!!

Tigers!  With season 2012-13 just around the corner it's time to get ready!  Here's the schedule:

20 August: Fitness session @ Benjakiti Park, 6.30pm
27 August: Netball training @ Bangkok Prep (venue TBC)
3 September: BNL round robin @ NIST
10 September: BNL round robin @ NIST
17 September: season opening games!!

Keep an eye on our facebook group (members only) for more details, and get in touch with the club if you want to join!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Thailand Tigers Netball - Now Recruiting!

Hello and welcome to Thailand Tigers Netball. We're coming into our 6th year in the Bangkok Netball League, and have developed a reputation as a team who love great netball, awesome tours and the best social life in Bangkok!

We currently have three teams; Tigers Gold in the first division of the BNL, and Tigers Black and Tigers White, both in the 2nd division. Tigers Gold are very competitive and committed to the games on Monday nights and play to win! Tigers White and Tigers Black are for newbies and girls who just wanna have fun! So whether you've got a strong netballing background and are after a competitive game, or if you haven't played since primary school and simply fancy a run around and an opportunity to meet new people then there's a place for you on a Tiger team.

All three teams play in the Bangkok Netball League ( Games are once a week on Monday nights. We play at NIST on Sukhumvit Soi 15, a 10 minute walk from Asok BTS. The season runs from September to April.

Our club loves to tour internationally in the region, whether it's a chicks tour to Bali or a combined guys and girls footy and netball tour to Vietnam, Cambodia or Laos we always have a blast. Check out our tour news for a sneak peek...

Don't fancy sports at all? Then why not sign up as a social member? Meet the gang, get the member benefits and package, and come to all our social events...

Questions? Please don't hesitate to drop us an email at No question too little, big or daft!

2012/2013 Membership Package:

Membership: 1000 THB (includes discount card for Tenderloins & t-shirt)
BNL fees: 1500 THB
Uniform (for newbies): 1000 THB

Note: Bangkok Netball League fees cover annual court hire, training & social events)

Friday, May 18, 2012

AGM - Awards Night - End of Season Party!

Our AGM – Awards Night – End of Season Party 2012 was held in fabulous style at Zaks Wine Bar.  UNFORTUNATELY, possibly because it was a Saturday night, we didn’t have a huge turnout (basically the captains, committee, and a few other determined party-goers who ended up on the committee as a result).  But FORTUNATELY we could still spend the entire budget for the evening, which meant one free drink became three, and we all dined well on Zaks’ delicious snacks!

Caroline came close to breaking Marta’s world record for shortest AGM, the old committee was disbanded and vowed never to speak again of what happened last year, and quickly reformed with some minor changes:
Pres/ Boy Liaison/Uniforms - Caroline
Vice Pres/Tour Director - OC
Treasurer/Sponsorship/Training - Joey
Communications Website membership-- Liz
Social Events Director - Eimear & Gemma
General - Laurie, Nuch

Well done to last year’s committee, and congratulations to the new committee members.  We are looking forward to continuing the momentum our valiant President Caroline has built with more fantastic events with the Tiger boys, and more awesome tours.  It’s going to be another amazing year at Thailand Tigers Netball! 

Once the business was out of the way it was time to present the awards for the evening.  An executive decision was made at the last committee meeting that bubbles were more fun than trophies (smart decisions are made at these committee meetings), and Caroline did an AMAZING job with creating personalised labels for the bottles.

And the winners.....
Tigers Gold:
Most improved: Nuch
Captains award: Eimear

Tigers White
Most improved: Andy & Maddie
Captains award:  Jenny Lamb

Tigers Black:
Captains award: Alisha,
Premiers' award to the whole team for a fantastic season – Congratulations Tigers Black on becoming Div 2 premiers!  Unfortunately as no one from the team turned up, your captain will probably drink the bubbles by herself ;)

The prestigious Tiger of The Year award went to EIMEAR!! Her enthusiasm, dedication and commitment to both her team and the club made her the obvious choice for the award.   Hard working President Caroline was also awarded a bottle of bubbles.  We are probably going to need to raise more funds so we can continue to bankroll these fabulous evenings!  Congratulations to the award winners and all the Tigers for helping to make such a memorable year.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tiger Tussle - Mixed Netball!!

FACT: a group of Tigers is called a streak or an ambush but most often Tigers live alone.

REALITY: Thailand Tigers love to streak and it's time for the first Tiger Tussle!! Grrrr.......

Calling all Tigresses,

The BNL season is over and we know you are missing your netty, so we are organising a mixed netball Tiger Tussle. That's right, the tiger males are joining our Streak on-court and are keen to impress us Tigresses with their speed, strength and fighting abilities.

In the wild, both male and female tigers will fight each other if necessary to defend, expand or acquire new territory.

On the netball court, mixed streaks will be formed and a battle for the territory will ensue.

When: Monday 30th April, 6.45pm for 7pm start
Where: NIST (Suk Soi 15), drinks after with details to follow
(Tuesday is a public holiday to allow all Tigers time to lick their wounds before resuming their mundane hunting tasks on Wednesday)
Cost: 100 baht (for court hire)
RSVP: Friday April 27th to Joey ( or reply to the event invite on facebook
If you can't make this game but would be interested in playing in future games then please RSVP via email and let us know (if this game is a success with good turnout then future tussles will follow)
Rules: This is the first time that some of the Tiger males have ventured into the netball jungle. All game rules for mixed netball will be explained on the night.

Get ready to tussle......


The Phuket Bees flew into Bangkok in the early hours of a Saturday morning to join two Tigers teams for a tournament.  
In game 1, Tigers 2 vs Phuket, excellent shooting from Joey and Nuch saw the Tigers take an early lead. The Phuket girls fought hard and it was a tough match, but they could not match the Tigers defense, Caroline and Hinda, who kept them scoreless in the last quarter. A great win to Tigers 2 to commence the day.  

Tigers 1 then took the court in the second match against Phuket. Great shooting from our girls kept the game close, however after a tight battle, Phuket came out victors. It was a great effort from the Tigers 1 team with with all players performing well and demonstrating good team skills. 
In a friendly match, the two Tigers team then met on court for game 3. Great shooting again from Joey and Nuch saw Tigers 2 take out a comfortable win. 

After refueling with fruit and gatorade, Tigers 2 and Phuket met to battle it out in the final. Phuket put up a valiant fight but were no match for Tigers 2's superior fitness and ball skills. Congratulations to Tigers 2 - victors of the day. Well done!!

A huge thank you to Joey for organising the tournament so well. 

The final scores for the games were:
Tigers 2 (26) def. Phuket Bees (10)
Phuket Bees (18) def. Tigers 1 (10)
Tigers 2 (28) def Tigers 1 (3)
FINAL: Tigers 2 (16) def. Phuket Bees (8)
What happens when you mix a tiger, st patty's day, rehydrating ales, a tuktuk, khao san road and glitter............... turns out a lot of fun!!!

After such a successful day, the Tigers ladies regrouped that evening for warm up St Patty's Day drinks at Lub'd Bangkok. After a few drinks to 'rehydrate' after a tough day on court, the ladies were in fine form and ventured to Khao San Road to join the Southerners KSR Backpackers' Tour. The Tiger ladies certainly looked the part in their absolute backpacker best and were easily identifiable, wearing "same same" green tiger singlets. When a pot of glitter appeared, the night hit new highs with many were caught unawares as they received this 'beautification'! Whilst the ending of the evening may be a little hazy for some, loads of fun was had and some of life's bigger questions were answered (for example, how many Tigers can you fit into a tuk-tuk??). In the aftermath, as remnants of glitter continue to appear despite frustrating desperate attempts to cleanse,  there is one Irish Tiger that will go hungry on Thursday after failing to come home with her hat and win the bet!! 

A huge thank you to Clare Bell for coordinating the evenings activities and organising the outfits. 

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