Sharks, Crocs and Dragons prove a merry lot

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

THE Dou­glas Shire cel­e­brated their cham­pion teams dur­ing the Pre­miers Pa­rade along the main street in Port Dou­glas and Mossman on Tues­day.

A sin­gle flatbed truck cruised through Macrossan and Front streets with a mix of Sharks, Crocs and Dragons on­board, with a po­lice es­cort — wav­ing and cheer­ing with those who looked on.

Though the tim­ing of the event wasn’t the most favourable, the clubs ap­pre­ci­ated the ges­ture.

“The ges­ture was fan­tas­tic,” Port Dou­glas Crocs pres­i­dent Chris Bradsworth said.

The orig­i­nal plans for the pro­ces­sion called for three flatbed trucks for the Dou­glas United Dragons, Port Dou­glas Crocs and the Mossman-Port Dou­glas Sharks.

“Most of our guys were un­avail­able after hav­ing a week off after the premier­ship,” Mr Bradsworth said.

Stu­dents from St Au­gus­tine’s in Mossman proved to be very vo­cal sup­port­ers of the lo­cal teams as they trav­elled ed down Front St.

Many res­i­dents raised the ques­tion on Face­book as to why the event wasn’t held on a week­end so all could be in­volved.

Mayor Ju­lia Leu said that the coun­cil had worked with the clubs and lo­cal po­lice to find a suit­able time for all in­volved.

Pic­ture: SUP­PLIED

Crocs, Sharks and Dragons play­ers are cheered by stu­dents dur­ing the pro­ces­sion.

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