Pre-sea­son car­ni­val to kick-start year

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY SEA EAGLES READY FOR 2015 -

SPORT fans are in for a treat on March 7 with 10 hours of AFL set to take over the Whit­sun­day Sportspark for the Sea Ea­gles’ pre-sea­son car­ni­val.

The tour­na­ment is an an­nual tra­di­tion for the club which has been em­braced by Mackay AFL and be­yond.

This year, 15 teams will take part in the pre-sea­son hit-out, in­clud­ing a record five women’s teams.

The usual teams from Mackay AFL, in­clud­ing City Hawks, Eastern Swans, North Mackay Saints, Mo­ran­bah Bull­dogs, Bak­ers Creek Tigers and Mag­pies, will be joined by the Rock­hamp­ton Pan­thers, the Townsville City Li­ons and the Thuringowa Bull­dogs in the men’s com­pe­ti­tion, while the fe­male teams will be rep­re­sented by Bak­ers Creek, Mo­ran­bah, Swans, Saints and Mag­pies of Mackay. The over­all win­ners of the day will pocket $600 and the cov­eted pre­sea­son tro­phy.

For the Sea Ea­gles it’s a chance to raise much-needed funds for the club, with a new stretcher atop the club’s wish list.

A va­ri­ety of raf­fles will be held through­out the day with prizes in­clud­ing trips with Cruise Whit­sun­days, foot­ball me­mora­bilia and meat trays.

Free buses will also be op­er­at­ing be­tween Can­non­vale and the Whit­sun­day Sportspark through­out the day, which will run from 8.30am right through un­til 6.30pm.

FOOTY IS BACK: Whit­sun­day Sea Ea­gles' (From back) Jack Berry, Isaac Matthew, Tim Plummer, (mid­dle) Greg Tay­lor, Rhys Adam­son, Leigh Cherry, Josh Brace, Brad Devlin, Leigh Maskell, Luke Nightin­gale, Cale Bar­nett, Will Day­man, Matthew Sul­li­van, Ni­cholas Roach, Robert Whit­ton, Jake Laskey, Jade Der­byshire, An­drew Goldson, Luke Adam­son, Daniel Fletcher, (front) Matthew Laskey, John Ryan, Aaaron Murtagh, Troy Weller, Luke Somerville, Cody Wright, An­drew Hock­ing, Dar­ren Cross­ley and Matthew Galon­ski at the 2013 pre-sea­son car­ni­val in the Whit­sun­days.

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