Fa­ther and son aim for grand fi­nals

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

AUSSIE RULES

FI­NALS footy is on for the Whit­sun­day Sea Ea­gles with fa­ther and son duo Brodie and Dar­ren ‘Bangers’ Jack­son ready to take on their Mackay op­po­nents in Mackay this week­end.

This is the fourth year in a row the pair has played fi­nals for the Sea Ea­gles, with Dar­ren run­ning out for the re­serves and Brodie tak­ing to the field for the un­der-13s and 15s.

“Its go­ing to be a long day on Satur­day, driv­ing down to Har­rup Park in Mackay at about 5am to get Brodie there in time for the un­der-13s fi­nal and get­ting back af­ter 7pm af­ter the re­serves,” he said.

“With the se­nior team not mak­ing the fi­nals this year it’s up to the re­serves to fly the flag and we are com­ing off a mas­sive win against the North Mackay Saints in our first fi­nal on the week­end.”

The re­serves scored an im­pres­sive 8.6.54-6.3.39 win over the Saints to book a show­down with the Mackay City Hawks this Satur­day.

The un­der-13s also clash with the Hawks this Satur­day while the un­der-15s face off against the North Mackay Saints.

A win on Satur­day will see the teams move into next week­end’s grand fi­nals to be held in front of a bumper crowd at Har­rup Park.

“The ud­ner-13s have lost in the grand fi­nal for the last three years and it would be great to see them get an­other chance this sea­son. A grand fi­nal win for any of our teams would be a good way to cap off a tough year and we want to see a com­mit­ted ef­fort from all the play­ers,” Jack­son said.

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