QRL game a coup for Airlie Beach
RUGBY league fans in Airlie Beach will get the chance to watch the Mackay Cutters in action when they play a home game at the Whitsunday Sports Park on Saturday, August 3.
Round 17 of the Intrust Super Cup is the competition's country round and the Cutters chose Airlie Beach to host their game against Brisbane Broncos feeder team, the Norths Devils.
Cutters CEO Glenn Ottaway was excited for rugby league fans in Airlie Beach and said the entire team was looking forward to playing in front of a big crowd in the Whitsundays.
“The QRL country round sees each team play in a non-typical regional area and we thought Airlie Beach was a pretty ideal location,” he said.
“The Intrust Super Cup is the second best rugby league competition in the country and fans will get to see some genuine NRL-calibre players in action.”
Mr Ottaway praised the efforts of all the Whitsunday business who have pledged support to help the event happen and said the team would come up a few days earlier to do school visits and other community engagement exercises.
Whitsundays Marketing and Development CEO Danial Rochford said the Cutters game would be a massive boost for the Airlie Beach and Whitsunday region.
“I’m sure the event will draw a bumper crowd and help out our tourism industry,” he said,
“The support from our community has been great and it’s exciting to see events like this that will drive up visitation to our area.”
CUTTERS COMING: Sandi Holman (Peppers Airlie Beach), Michele Mayhew (Long Island, Club Croc) Kon Flaherty (Green Enenrgy Technologies), Mike Muller (McDonalds), Steve Tween (Whitsunday Sports Park), Jodi Shambrook (Peppers Airlie Beach), Michael Brady (Cavalier Homes), Whitsundays Marketing and Development CEO Danial Rochford, Whitsunday MP Jason Costigan and Mackay Cutters CEO Glenn Ottaway are all supporting the Mackay Cutters home game in Airlie Beach in August.