Sea Eagles to kick-start season
AFTER a promising preseason which has reaped three wins from four games, the Whitsunday Sea Eagles are ready to soar.
The AFL Mackay Allied Pickfords Cup will kick-off this weekend, with the Sea Eagles hoping to take their impressive pre-season form into the season opener against Eastern Swans.
Whitsunday, who finished fifth in last year’s competition, accounted for Bakers Creek and Magpies when they hosted the pre-season carnival earlier this month then backed-up to defeat Rockhampton’s Glenmore Bulls.
However this week’s challenge will be a far sterner test, with the pre-season premiers turning heads at the Whitsunday carnival.
The Swans went undefeated in the competition at the Whitsunday Sportspark, thumping last year’s grand finalists Mackay City in the decider. The teams will do battle at Rogers Oval on Saturday from 2.45pm.
In other matches, Saints will host Hawks while Tigers and Magpies will do battle.