We love a day at the footy

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

ON SATUR­DAY, my­self, and a regular, but small bunch of diehard sup­port­ers of the Whit­sun­day Sea Ea­gles AFL team, rolled up to the Sportspark, to cheer on our team, as we al­ways do when they play at home.

We were greeted with a mar­quee and a sign “Ea­gles Su­per Spe­cial Mem­bers”.

Their cap­tain, Matt Laskey wel­comed us and said, as we sup­port the club, the club wanted to show its sup­port for us.

They treated us to an Esky with re­fresh­ments, and plat­ters of nib­bles. What a won­der­ful ges­ture. As usual, the Ea­gles played their hearts out, un­for­tu­nately, with­out suc­cess.

As sup­port­ers we re­alise there will be good, and not so good weeks, but that doesn’t dampen our re­solve, or lessen our en­thu­si­asm for “our” team.

Each week, in the Whit­sun­day Times there is a match re­port and in­for­ma­tion as to where their next match will be played.

I’m call­ing on all lovers of Aussie Rules in Air­lie and sur­rounds, to come and sup­port your team at home games.

I know there are masses of for­mer South­ern­ers’ out there.

Get out for the day, bring the grand­kids, make an arvo of it, you’ll have a ball.

The team and their won­der­ful bunch of vol­un­teers would wel­come your sup­port.

Per­haps you could even put your hand up to help out in some ca­pac­ity.

Af­ter all, there’s noth­ing like a day at the footy. Bob Fen­ney Can­non­vale

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