Tigers’ head coach Matt Church locked in for Sportsman’s Lunch

Tigers’ Hostplus Cup coach Matt Church will join Origin legends Petero Civoniceva and Laurie Daley as guest speakers at our annual Sportsman’s Lunch on 1 September at Victoria Park, which will include gourmet meals plus great auction pieces and raffle prizes.

About Suzuki Brisbane Tigers’ Hostplus Cup head coach Matt Church

A former FOGS Colts and Mal Meninga Cup coach with our Club, Matt Church joined the Suzuki Brisbane Tigers for our 2023 season, coming from the PNG Hunters where he was their head coach over the previous three seasons.

Church began his coaching career with the West Brisbane Panthers’ A grade team in 2006. 

In 2013 and 2014 he was assistant coach to the Brisbane Tigers’ Colts team – as well as head coach of the Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup side in 2014 – before progressing to be the Colts coach in 2015.

In 2016, Church moved south to take on the job as the Melbourne Storm U20s assistant coach for two seasons and then the role of development squad head coach in 2018.

He returned to Queensland in 2019 as the Sunshine Coast Falcons Cup assistant coach before he took over the reins as PNG Hunters Cup coach in 2020, during which time he oversaw and assisted in the club’s relocation to Runaway Bay on the Gold Coast due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

At the end of the 2022 Hostplus Cup season Matt signed on to be the Suzuki Brisbane Tigers Hostplus Cup head coach.

“I’ve been here before as a player and a coach and I live locally, so it does feel like coming home. 

My coaching philosophy is grounded in hard work, a team-first mentality and being accountable to that mentality. 

It has been my north star for all of my coaching. If I am making a decision that is best for the group, then I can sleep well at night.”

Join us for the Suzuki Brisbane Tigers’ annual Sportsman’s Lunch fundraiser!

Date: Friday 1 September 2023, from 12pm to 3.30pm
Location: Victoria Park Golf Complex, The Marquee Room
Price: Tickets start from $165 for a single seat, $1600 for a table of 10 and $2000 for a table of 9 with an Origin legend!

Tickets will get you a 2-course meal, 3-hour drinks package and the chance to win huge auction pieces and raffle prizes run by raconteur and emcee Justin Karcher.

The highlight of the event will be a Q&A session featuring Origin greats Petero Civoniceva and Laurie Daley as well as our very own Hostplus Cup head coach Matt Church.

Tickets are limited, get yours now!

For more information and ticket sales, click here.

Suzuki Brisbane Tigers Home Games

Suzuki Brisbane Tigers home games are held at our redeveloped Totally Workwear Stadium, Langlands Park.

Tickets at the gate: Adults $10 | Concession $5 | Children under 15-years-old are free.

Getting to the game: It is recommended to catch public transport or get dropped off to avoid missing out on a carpark.

For corporate hospitality packages contact [email protected]


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