QRL game a coup for Air­lie Beach

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.

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