Footy tipping is back
THE 2014 NRL and AFL footy seasons kick off in just a few weeks, which is great news for passionate footy fans as it means the Whitsunday Times tipping competition for both codes will begin again.
The competition runs for the length of the home and away season, finishing up as the finals begin.
It is open to Whitsunday businesses with some great prizes up for grabs, including a trip for two to the NRL grand final and a home entertainment package in the AFL.
Every week, the tips will be displayed in the sport section of the Whitsunday Times, alongside a head shot and the business details of each tipster.
Allan Robinson, owner of All Marine Services at Abell Point Marina has been part of the competition since the Times’ introduced it in 2011.
He said the fun of participating in the competition was just as good as the great exposure it gives his business.
“It’s a good form of advertising. People really do watch it to see how you’re going. They come up to you in the street, tell you where you how you’re going, where you’re going wrong. Everyone has an opinion,” he said.
“And it’s a lot of fun, there’s a lot of camaraderie between the tipsters.” Robinson, a keen Lions supporter in the AFL, was pipped at the post in the last round in 2011, and came mid-competition in 2012 and 2013. This year, he hasn’t established a plan as yet to bring home the bacon, but he does have a few tricks up his sleeve.
“Don’t tip Collingwood,” he said.