‘Friendly’ Trop­i­cal Cup set to re­turn

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

AUSSIE RULES: The Whit­sun­day Bald Ea­gles are back with their mas­sive an­nual Trop­i­cal Mas­ters Cup.

This Easter long week­end, teams from across the coast will con­verge on the Whit­sun­day Sportspark to play and make a few mates at the same time.

Bald Ea­gles pres­i­dent Jack Lumby said they were ex­pect­ing around 100 play­ers.

“It’s a game for over-35s and up to over-60s and we even have at least one fe­male in each team. We bring peo­ple from all around Aus­tralia nor­mally to en­joy it. You can’t travel at Easter time with a team so the play­ers in­di­vid­u­ally nom­i­nate and we give them a chance to meet friends, old friends – the whole idea is a friend­ship game,” he said.

On Fri­day night there will be a player draft, fol­lowed by two days of games on Satur­day and Sun­day fol­lowed by pre­sen­ta­tions.

“The car­ni­val teaches the younger ones how to play mas­ters, where you have to ap­pre­ci­ate the bod­ies of oth­ers. We all have to go to work to feed our fam­i­lies on Mon­day, so you can en­joy the sport with­out the spite,” Lumby said.

Play­ers can nom­i­nate by con­tact­ing 0417 628 939.

PHOTO: INGE HANSEN

CATCH: The Bald Ea­gles in ac­tion last year.

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