Op­ti­mistic out­look for Sea Ea­gles

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

AUSSIE RULES

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

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