Sea Ea­gles rep play­ers make waves at Rocky

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

AUSSIE RULES: AFL Mackay’s se­nior rep­re­sen­ta­tive squads trav­elled to Rock­hamp­ton on Satur­day for their highly an­tic­i­pated match with Capri­cor­nia.

In a mas­sive coup for the Whit­sun­day re­gion, a to­tal of eight Whit­sun­day Sea Ea­gles were se­lected to rep­re­sent the re­gion.

Men’s play­ers Mitchell Bell, Wil­liam Hill, John Miles, Aaron Thomp­son and Bryce Matthews were joined by ladies’ play­ers Tayla Goody, Lea Pic­cinelli and Made­line Richard.

Un­for­tu­nately nei­ther side man­aged a win but they both did their re­gion proud at Sten­lake Park on Satur­day.

It was a con­vinc­ing vic­tory to a very classy AFL Capri­cor­nia out­fit against the Mackay men’s side as they ran out 131-point win­ners. The fi­nal score was Capri­cor­nia 25.15.165 over Mackay 5.4.34.

How­ever it wasn’t all bad news for the Whit­sun­day boys, with Thomp­son pick­ing up the pres­ti­gious Jose Rogers Medal and Bell named one of the best on field.

The ladies’ match was a much closer af­fair but Capri­cor­nia proved too good in the end, run­ning out 14-point win­ners – though not with­out a fight. The girls han­dled them­selves ex­tremely well in a com­pet­i­tive and well-fought game, with Capri­cor­nia 7.2.44 to Mackay 4.6.30.

Again it was one of the Sea Ea­gles’ own who im­pressed on the field, as Pic­cinelli was awarded the Mackay Medal af­ter the match.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

HON­OUR: The men’s AFL Mackay rep­re­sen­ta­tive side in­cluded five Whit­sun­day Sea Ea­gles.

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