Father and son aim for grand finals
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.