Eagles put out message to the kids up the Cape
YOU do not have to live at AFL Cape York to play for the Cape York Eagles, says coach Rick Hanlon.
It is a common misconception with the Cape York Eagles, who went undefeated in the AFL Cairns Colts compet- ition last season claiming its second premiership, that you need to be living at the house to play with the fledgling club. AFL Cape York manager and under-17s coach Hanlon wants to increase to three teams in 2017: under-17s, under-15s and a new under-13s.
“We are in our fourth year now and looking to build the consistency in the age groups,” Hanlon said.
“But, a message I want to send is – the footy teams are not just kids that live at the house.
“We are an inclusive club for all people in the age groups. It is hard for us to call in family support and volunteers when all the kids’ families do not live in Cairns.
“We are in a different situation to most clubs. Hopefully, we can get a couple more kids around the teams this year.”
Crystalbrook Collection has come on as a sponsor for the Eagles for the 2017 season.
AFL Cape York has recieved a grant of $52,000 to upgrade the facility's playing field. (L-R) Ashton Koongotema and Dylen Landis of Arakun, Kasamba Nona of Badu Island and Bernard Charlie of Cohen all play for the Under 13 Eagles side