Sea Eagles to honour Bloods premiership team
TWENTY years after their famous premiership win over the Mackay Eastern Swans the classic blue and red ‘Bloods’ jerseys of the past Whitsunday Sea Eagles team will once again be worn by the club’s teams.
To help mark the 20th anniversary of their 1993 premiership win over the Swans, the current reserve and senior teams will run out in replicas of the past jerseys on Saturday, August 3.
Club representative Barb Adamson said all past players and supporters are encouraged to come along on the day which will see all junior and senior teams in actions.
“It’s good to bring the history back into the game. We never had a club house in the 80s and the original games were played on the Cannonvale State School grounds,” she said.
“It is great to see the new facilities that are here and it is nice to know that we started it all.”
The 1984 Coral Coast Whitsunday Australian Football League competition was played between Bowen, Airlie Beach, Collinsville and Home Hill and the Bloods won their first ever flag in the 1993 season.
A number of original Bloods players will attend the event next month and the club will have live music, drinks and food available at the club house after the senior games.
For more information contact Barb Adamson on 0458 525 700.
STANDING PROUD: Ken ‘Killer’ Compassi, Dale Quinn (life member), vice-captain of A grade Matty ‘Ladder’ Laskey, A grade captain John Ryan, reserve coach Michael Jarvis and Steve ‘Animal’ Thompson tried on the new Bloods jerseys for the first time in preparation of the 1993 AFL premiership rematch between Whitsunday Sea Eagles and Mackay Eastern Swans on August 3.