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