Back from the brink for Falcons
RUGBY LEAGUE: Sunshine Coast Falcons CEO Chris Flannery has paid tribute to those working hard behind the scenes following the their charge to the state leagu grand final.
The club has endured a roller-coaster of highs and lows over the past few years, with the death of team-mate James Ackerman plus stints on the lower rungs of the competition ladder.
But Flannery said the Falcons never stopped working and he was pleased to see efforts finally pay off.
“I’ve only been here since 2014, but the club was in a really dark place and to be here, going into the grand final is an amazing feeling,” he said.
“A lot of people have done a lot hard work for this club and it’s not just the people which are here now. It’s a lot of people that put a lot of time, effort and money into this club and it’s great to finally reward those guys.”
Flannery looked forward to watching the Falcons run out onto Suncorp Stadium against the Hunters.
“They’re a great side and have been the best side all year and we’re going to have to beat the best side in the competition to lift the trophy,” he said.
The Sunshine Coast Falcons have secured an Intrust Super Cup grand final berth after crushing Redcliffe Dolphins in the preliminary final yesterday.
The Falcons were dominant throughout their game at Dolphin Oval and walked-off the field with a 40-14 victory.