The other day I was having a discussion with a guy who loves Melbourne United and he loved the Tigers but he hated the juniors because he had to play them for a long time and this prevents him from signing the petition and thinking back it seems the juniors have been a problem to many for a long time because it has come up so often.
Is it really the Tigers fault for having a comprehensive Basketball program? No it is not and the reason why is that every organization aims to do their very best and the Tigers for a very long were able to do so much because they were very organized and managed to ride out many of the storms Basketball has endured in recent decades.
The Coburg Giants then North Melbourne Giants were one team battered by some of those storms but today they are doing great, yes the seemingly forgotten Coburg Giants before they claimed the North end of Melbourne to become North Melbourne are still around, they have a great program in fact they are in some of the BigV competitions too and they doing quiet well, check them out here and if you are a Giants fan give them your support.
We make no secret of the desire to make the Tigers great once again and write new chapters in the story that has been written since 1931, unfortunately the Tigers of today do not have the luxury of being a full time operation but those who work with the Tigers are working very hard in their spare time to make the team get off the ground and back into the ring for another bout against the very best and so the Tigers faithful is needed to work with them wherever possible to achieve the best outcomes.
We all know that we are not full timers either Tigers fans, we have to work, eat and all the rest before sleep comes before another day but what has to be remembered is that the tiny things we can do can make a difference long after the action is done and if that tiny action is not done then nothing will definitely happen.
Every reader knows there is the petition going on and so far only 86 people have answered the call, we’ve had to beg and beg some more for many signatures and I the writer of this blog plea once again to please sign and share the petition.
Don’t just post in groups but also when talking to friends on Facebook Messenger give them the link and ask if they would please sign it for you.
If you know a Tigers fan then get them to sign, If you got lots of family members then get them all to sign, it does not cost a cent to sign and while you are on change.org you can sign other campaigns to make a difference in this world, it does work and lots of good has been done.
Counting the Tigers club with hundreds of juniors and scores of seniors, the officials that look after them and the parents of those playing on the courts, we have a lot of numbers and we need to flex our muscles, if we get the rights back for the club we can ensure that the club can live to the best of it’s ability they could do so much with the rights but they need me, they need you and they need the people unaware of what we are doing to put fingers to keyboards and sign and find people to sign.
Do not forget what happened for the South Dragons group, they got a tiny piece of media exposure and BOOM their numbers went up big time to the point it is believed their numbers more than doubled by the same time the next day, if we keep pushing and get the right attention then the spotlight is on the Tigers and rightfully so, we would be doing our club a great service.
So please if you haven’t already by this line, sign and share the petition below.
I love Basketball, I love the NBL, I love the Melbourne Tigers and I believe in the future of the club, how about you?