Baldies hit Bali

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

THE Whit­sun­day Bald Ea­gles have re­turned from the Bali Mas­ters 9s Aus­tralian Football Tour­na­ment and changed lives along the way.

The tour­na­ment, now in its 11th year, was set up as a fundraiser to help vic­tims of the 2002 Bali bomb­ings.

It is the third year the Bald Ea­gles have been in­volved and ac­cord­ing to club pres­i­dent Jack Lumby, it was “by far” their most suc­cess­ful trip.

“Our high­light was beat­ing the home team, the Bali Geckos, by 10 points on their home turf,” he said.

“It was a game played to the fi­nal siren and the true grit of the Baldies was tested. We were one of the older teams play­ing in this over-35 cat­e­gory, with most of us on the wrong side of 50.”

Twenty-two teams from across the world took part but the tour­na­ment was mostly made up of Aussies.

As part of the Whit­sun­day Bald Ea­gles’ tour to Bali, they also vis­ited and do­nated gifts to the Yayasan Pem­bi­naan Anak Ca­cat or­phan­age in Denpasar, a home for chil­dren with dis­abil­i­ties.

GOOD SPORTS: Whit­sun­day Bald Ea­gles play­ers re­cently went to Bali.

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