Tyson Montgomerie Plays 250

26 June 2018

(Article extract with thanks Hercules Hawk)



1999 – 2018 (130 Goals, 95 Mail Medal Votes)

7x Premiership Player 2001, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014

Mid West Football League & Eyre Peninsula Representative

Congratulations to an elite champion in Mid West, Tyson Montgomerie, playing 250 games for the Hawks. A glittering career, a true gentleman and leader in our League.  Originally a wonderfully skilled midfielder, later years has seen a move to back where he leads a miserly rebounding Hawks defensive unit.  A two sided player, dangerous around goals (at least as a young bloke) and a genuine team man.  Tyson enjoys a huge respect right accross the league, and will hold his place in any era best of side.

A look at some moments in Tyson's career. (select photo to enlarge)

1. Tyson leading the way against regular finals foe Central Eyre.  This one at Piednippie.  Derick Freeman shepherds Wade O Brien (CE) with Martin Grocke (CE) closing in.

2. Tyson in the 2008 Grand Final at Wudinna.

3. 2006 Eyre Peninsula Side

4. 2007 Eyre Peninsula Side

5. 2008 Eyre Peninsula Side

6. 2003 Hawks in Mid West Mortlock Shield winning team. Back Row (L to R): Tyson Montgomerie, Guy Thompson, Ryan Montgomerie, Aiden Whitford. Front Row: Mark Habner, Jason Mc Evoy, Darren Brown.

7. 2003 Mid West Side - Mortlock Shield Winners

8. Montgomerie Brothers in 2017.  A fantastic football family and the tradition continues. From left: Kirk, Tyson, Cameron and Dillon.  (astute investors may wish to consider shares in the sports tape factory?)

9. Young Tyson debut's in the 1996 Port Adelaide Cup (under 15)

10. A little bit older Tyson contnues his Port Adelaide Cup career. Mid West team in 1997

11. Kinlough Cup 1998 (under 17)

12. Kinlough Cup 1999 (winners)

13. Montgomerie brothers - 2014 premiers at Wudinna v Central Eyre

14. West Coast Hawks 2014 Premiership winners

15. 2006 Mid West Premiers, L to R Aiden Whitford, Tim (Larry) Reichstein - MWFL Life Member, Brenton Joyce President WCH, Tyson Montgomerie

16. 2014 Hawks trophy winners at Piednippie

17. 2001 Mortlock Shield side, Tyson's 1st Mortlock

18 2008 Mortlock Shield side

19. Montgomerie Family after 2009 Premiership at Piednippe. 


Quotes from team mates:

“Congratulations Tyson, a fearless polished competitor who always puts his club and team first with outstanding results and passion. A highly consistent team player for WCH. If we could nominate a role model, Tyson would be my first nomination. Legend mate” Ian Hood (Premiership Coach 2009)

“Toughest player that I have ever played with, doesn’t matter who is between him and the ball he hits it harder than anyone else” Joel Montgomerie (Premiership Teammates 2003, 2006)

“A very reliable and talented backman who rarely ever gets beaten. I know he has always wanted to be a forward but he enjoys playing from behind too much. Well done on 250 mate” Paul Evans (Coach 2015-2016)

“Champion on and off the field, hard at it and never taken a backward step. Has taken on the biggest and best, and always come out on top. Absolute pleasure to play alongside. Congratulations on making it to 250 games mate, you and your family should be bloody proud” Nathan Johnson (Premiership Teammate 2001, 2006, 2013, 2014)

“Toughest piece of wire going around. Congrats Tys, it has been awesome to play alongside you, learn from you and watch you dominate your opponent week in week out” Dylan Kelsh (Premiership Teammate 2011, 2013, 2014)

“Congratulations Tys on 250 games. Well deserved. It’s been a privilege to play alongside you” Damien Johnson (Premiership Teammate 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014)

“Tyson Mont, aka Fossil, I have never met a guy that always complains about how sore he is but still fronts up each week. For a bloke as skinny as Mr Burns, he throws his body into every contest and never shirks the issue. Ultra-consistent player and a team man first” Mark Dolling (Coach 2017-2018)

“One of the best blokes to play with, loves throwing his weight around, just a solid backliner” Jake McEvoy (Premiership Teammate 2013,2014)

“Tough, dedicated and skilful. One of the most versatile players I have ever seen, able to play midfield, back or forward equally as well. His ruthless attack on the ball inspired me and many others. For a player of his size he continually puts his body on the line for the betterment of the team. Been awesome to play so many games alongside you and to witness your well talked about hangers” Dillon Montgomerie (Premiership Teammate 2003, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014)

“Congratulations Tyson on 250 games, a true gentleman on and off the field. A teammate who always has your back and his ferocious competitiveness has driven the Hawks for many years. Well done mate” Brenton Bascombe (Premiership Coach / Teammate 2011, Premiership Teammate 2014)

“It’s been an honour to play alongside you all these years. We have made a ton of memories! You always put your body on the line and are one of the true legends of the game. The colts are lucky to have you as their coach this year. You are a wealth of knowledge. Let’s bring home some more flags!” Aiden Whitford (Premiership Teammate 2001, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014)


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