Adrian Pavese, Tigers assistant coach
Kav’s love for the club and love for the game is second to none. His work rate is unbelievable and he’s clearly one of the best forwards in the competition. He picks up two or three of the best defenders each week and still has the ability to take the mark and kick goals and I still don’t know how he manages to do it.
Ryan Quade, Tigers captain
When Kav is firing there’s really no doubt that we’re going to win or go close. He gets double teamed each week and still performs at the highest level, I’d rate him as the best forward in the Canberra competition for the past decade. More than that though, he’s also a great clubman and someone everyone loves to be around on and off the field.
Ron Fowlie, Tigers general manager
We’ve had some outstanding full forwards here in Queanbeyan with guys like Mark Armstrong and Michael Niesen over the years and Kav easily ranks alongside those blokes. He’s a great kick, an exceptional mark and is able to run all day. He’s also a fine ambassador for the footy club and for AFL in general in Canberra.
Noel Miller, long-time Tigers volunteer
I really believe James is one of the best recruits we’ve ever had, he’s just the complete package on and off the field. We were in a bit of a low spot when he came over from Ainslie and he’s been a major part of the club’s resurgence since then. He’s a complete professional and his absolute passion for the game and the club is undeniable.
Kade Klemke, Tigers player/coach
"The great thing about Kav is that he gets along with everyone. Yes he's a great footballer but I think it's more than that. I think why people love him as a player is because of the things he does off the field and how he talks to people. It doesn't matter if you're the first player or the 23rd player picked, he goes out of his way to make you feel part of the side."