Sea Ea­gles soar over Bulls

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

AUSSIE RULES

The Whit­sun­day Sea Ea­gles downed the Glen­more Bulls dur­ing a pre-sea­son prac­tice match at the Whit­sun­day Sportspark on Satur­day.

Beat­ing out the North Rock­hamp­ton team by seven points, and hot off the back of their two wins at the an­nual pre-sea­son car­ni­val the week be­fore, the Sea Ea­gles are look­ing for­ward to a solid sea­son of AFL.

Sea Ea­gles coach Matt Laskey said the prac­tice match was a good hit-out for the play­ers.

“We played a lot of younger guys on the week­end and we also played some new guys to the club that had their first games,” Mr Laskey said.

“The boys are def­i­nitely keen and we were first to the footy most times against the Bulls on the week­end, we cer­tainly wanted it more.

“I think ev­ery­one’s just look­ing for­ward to round one and the be­gin­ning of the sea­son to be hon­est, they’ve got itchy feet.”

Laskey said the team’s ef­fort over the week­end showed the Sea Ea­gles had a bit of depth to their side, some­thing the club had is­sues with last sea­son.

“We sort of strug­gled for num­bers a lit­tle bit last year so we’ve picked up five or ten play­ers and it’s mak­ing it a lot eas­ier,” he said.

Train­ing takes place from 6pm on Tues­day and Thurs­day nights and all new play­ers are wel­come.

The Sea Ea­gles have their open­ing match of the sea­son at Rogers Oval in Mackay against the Eastern Swans on March 28.

MIGHTY: Matthew Laskey hand­ball's in Satur­day's game against Rock­hamp­ton.

WIN­NERS: Cooper Christ and Cal­lam Ogilvie Al­cock be­ing pre­sented with their tro­phies from the event or­gan­iser, Tim Robin­son.

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