Optimistic outlook for Sea Eagles
THERE’S plenty of cause for optimism for the Whitsunday Sea Eagles as the club warmed up for the 2015 season in positive fashion.
The platform for the year ahead was laid on Saturday at the Whitsunday Sportspark, where the team won two from their three pre-season outings.
The annual pre-season carnival, hosted by the Sea Eagles, saw Whitsunday knock over Northern Beaches Magpies and Bakers Creek before falling to eventual winners – the Eastern Swans.
Overall the Sea Eagles unveiled some promising recruits and got crucial game time into developing young players in what was a successful initiative for the club.
Hundreds packed into ‘The Nest’ as AFL Mackay got its first taste of action for the year.
“What a fantastic day for the region, a great carnival atmosphere and well done to the Whitsunday Sea Eagles on hosting a terrific pre-season challenge,” regional manager Jeff Neumann said.
“To have teams spread across three different development regions is a very unique concept for Queensland and one of the very [best] preseason carnivals up and running in the country.
“Eastern Swans were a very slick