Ea­gles pre­pare to fly

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

THE first of­fi­cial sport­ing matches since Cy­clone Deb­bie will be played this week­end as the Whit­sun­day Sea Ea­gles host home matches on Satur­day, with the women’s team to make their com­pe­ti­tion de­but.

Af­ter a cou­ple of clean-ups at Whit­sun­day Sportspark, the Sea Ea­gles will be in full flight with their un­der-12s, U14s, U17s, women and se­nior men’s teams in ac­tion.

Com­pe­ti­tion and Club De­vel­op­ment Man­ager Paul Scul­lie said it was time to get things back to nor­mal.

“The Sea Ea­gles will have foot­ball re­turn to Air­lie Beach this week­end,” Scul­lie said.

“It will be great for the com­mu­nity to have some sort of pos­i­tiv­ity in what has been a test­ing week.

“This is what the club wants and we hope the en­tire com­mu­nity gets be­hind them.”

It’s been an in­ter­rupted start to the Whit­sun­day Sea Ea­gles sea­son as their A-grade, U14s and U12s won their first round matches. The newly formed women’s team is yet to make their of­fi­cial com­pe­ti­tion de­but and the U17s will play their first game of 2017.

Sea Ea­gles co-vice pres­i­dent Ben Hall said the oval at Whit­sun­day Sporstpark had re­cov­ered well fol­low­ing Cy­clone Deb­bie.

“The oval is re­ally great and is ac­tu­ally look­ing pretty green,” he said.

“The rest of the grounds are pretty dev­as­tat­ing.”

Hall said he’d love to see a big crowd on Satur­day.

“We’re ready to play games. Come on down and sup­port the club,” he said.

The first match will start at 9am on Satur­day at Whit­sun­day Sportspark.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

BLOW OVER: The Whit­sun­day Sportspark club­house suf­fered some cos­metic dam­age but the field is ready to go.

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