Baldies ready for Trop­i­cal Masters Cup this Easter

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AUSSIE RULES MASTERS

FOOTY fans are in for a treat this Easter as the Whit­sun­day Bald Ea­gles gears up to host the Trop­i­cal AFL Masters 12’s Cup this weekend.

In­di­vid­ual play­ers will be nom­i­nat­ing to be drafted into a team for the unique com­pe­ti­tion to play off for a first place cash prize of $500 and $250 for the run­ner-up.

Spec­ta­tors will be able to catch all the live Aussie Rules ac­tion as their favourite play­ers take to field in four spon­sored teams of the Reef Gate­way Gators, the McDow­ell’s Pan­els Pi­rates, the Shirt Front So­lu­tions Shirt Fron­ters and the Prickly Pineap­ple Vik­ings.

The weekend will be­gin with a player draft to­mor­row night (Fri­day, April 18) at the Air­lie Beach Bowls Club from 6-10pm.

In the spirit of Good Fri­day, a seafood bar­beque will be avail­able for all play­ers.

Games will be held on Satur­day at the Whit­sun­day Sports Park from 12-4pm.

A din­ner will be hosted by the Ju­bilee Tav­ern on Satur­day night and all play­ers, sup­port­ers and their fam­i­lies are en­cour­aged to at­tend.

Teams will then re­turn to the field to play the fi­nals on Easter Sun­day from 10am-12pm. Jack Lumby from the Whit­sun­day Bald Ea­gles said ev­ery­one was in­vited to cel­e­brate at the Reef Gate­way af­ter the fi­nal where “play­ers will be re­plen­ish­ing their flu­ids and lick­ing their wounds from the weekend”.

“We have play­ers aged from 36 up to the age of 72 play­ing in the Trop­i­cal Masters 12’s Cup so it will def­i­nitely be a fan­tas­tic weekend for sup­port­ers and play­ers’ fam­i­lies to en­joy,” he said.

Play­ers are trav­el­ing from Syd­ney and as far north as Cairns as well as nu­mer­ous lo­cal and re­gional ar­eas to com­pete for brag­ging rights of the Masters 12’s Cup.

There is also a part­ner pro­gram for the ladies with an is­land lun­cheon planned on Satur­day.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the event, con­tact Jack Lumby on 0417 628 939.

Last week the Whit­sun­day Times re­ported in a so­cial pic­ture that a Fire­man Sam cos­tume worn by Sarah Berry at the Whit­sun­day Sea Ea­gles pre-sea­son car­ni­val was do­nated by the busi­ness Cos­tume Box Whit­sun­day which was in­cor­rect.

The busi­ness that do­nated the cos­tume was Dress Up Party Hire.

EASTER CAR­NI­VAL: The Whit­sun­day Bald Ea­gles will be host­ing the Trop­i­cal AFL Masters 12’s Cup this weekend at the Whit­sun­day Sports Park. Event or­gan­iser Jack Lumby (cen­tre) is pic­tured here with Bald Ea­gles rep­re­sen­ta­tives Mal Har­ris and Al McCar­ragher.

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