New coach to head Sea Eagles
BRETT Laskey will be the new coach leading the Whitsunday Sea Eagles in their 2014 season.
Laskey relocated to the Whitsundays from Tasmania last Thursday, and held his first training session with the side at the Whitsunday Sports Park on Tuesday night.
He is reuniting with his son, senior Sea Eagles player Matt Laskey, and will take over from last year’s coach Troy Weller.
Laskey gained much of his coaching experience when he was an assistant coach to former Sydney Swan Paul Atkins at the North Launceston Football Club in the Tasma- nian State League in 2010.
His job there was decoding the opposition, which is a skill he believes will come in handy in his quest to take the Sea Eagles to the finals this year.
He said there was plenty of enthusiasm in the side and was looking forward to doing things a little differently with a free-flowing game plan.
“As a coach it’s good to make the finals but we want to have a fair dinkum shot at the premiership,” he said.
“I take defeat well but I love success and we have a great core group so I think we will do well.”
Laskey said the whole club was getting behind the side and spoke highly of the tire- less efforts of new club president Daniel Fletcher.
“We are coming in as the underdogs in the competition and we will definitely be using that to our advantage,” he said.
“I think if you can be the most disciplined side in the competition and the best running side, you will be hard to beat.”
The Whitsunday Sea Eagles train every Tuesday and Thursday at the Whitsunday Sports Park from 6pm.
All past, present and prospective training are encouraged to attend training.
The first game of the 2014 season will be held on May 5.
FRESH START: New coach of the Whitsunday Sea Eagles Brett Laskey (right) has reunited with his son Matt Laskey (left), and will lead the team for 2014.