Seahawks eager to hike to glory for fans
YARRABAH players are hopeful a spot of hiking is a metaphor for what’s to come in the CDRL finals starting this weekend.
The A-grade squad got together for the team-building exercise during the week and captain Milton Mossman said it was a reminder of who they were doing it for – their loyal fans who are set to leave Yarrabah a ghost town by the time they take on Mareeba tomorrow.
Mossman said they’d had their fun during the week and the season, but now it was time for the refreshed side to make the most of their finals opportunity.
“We’ve trained really well all week and the boys are really looking forward to getting on the field again,” he said.
“It has been a while so for a couple of people it will be their first A-grade semi but we’ve got good leaders in our team ... and I’m pretty confident we can get a win.”
The Seahawks, who also have their reserve grade side in action today, are only missing Dale Ambrym from their Agrade line-up due to injury.
Joey Burchell is set to line up for Mareeba tomorrow despite an eye socket injury last week.
Gladiators coach Tye Ingebrigtsen will put his side through their paces today after a light training week and said he was confident his “tight group” would be up to the test against Yarrabah.