Footy wins a cause for celebration
DOUGLAS Shire’s historic premiership glory will be celebrated when a “Premiers Parade” takes to the streets of Mossman and Port Douglas on Tuesday.
Council and police have organised the processions to span two towns and celebrate the successes of the Port Douglas Crocs and MossmanPort Douglas Sharks.
The parades could be even more special if the Douglas United Football Club win their grand final on Friday night.
Douglas Shire Mayor Julia Leu said the region’s outstanding sporting prowess needed to be recognised.
“This is a really special moment for these clubs,” she said.
“It absolutely fantastic to see sporting success stories, which helps puts Douglas Shire on the map and reminds everyone that we live in the greatest Shire in Far North Queensland.
“You can still feel a real buzz around town and these premiership titles have really given everyone a big lift.”
The parade starts at 12 noon on Tuesday (October 9) from Mill Street.
In Port Douglas the convoy departs at 1:30pm from Market Park along Macrossan, Owen and Wharf streets.