Sea Ea­gles to hon­our Bloods premier­ship team

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AUSSIE RULES

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.

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