Thursday, May 25, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Whitsunday Sea Eagles hosted the first of two Indigenous Rounds on Saturday where Ngaro elders spent time with Junior teams.
All Sea Eagles teams took on Eastern Swans decked out in Indigenous guernseys created in conjunction with Ngaro people.
Thanks to Leo and Mark for their Welcome to Country and for taking time to celebrate our unique Australian culture with the Sea Eagles.
In a fiery clash against the ladder leaders the Sea Eagles Senior Men matched the physicality of the Swans throughout their match with scores even at first break.
Sea Eagles came out hard in the second with missed opportunities keeping Swans in the match. Swans hit the ground running in the third lifting their pressure around the ground leaving Sea Eagles trailing by 5 points headed into the last term.
Sea Eagles wanted it more and started taking control of play around the ground with the home crowd bringing them in winners 60 – 54 in a close entertaining match.
Sea Eagles Senior Women showed great commitment to each other against a full side of Swans who were able to keep up to Sea Eagles for the first half.
Sea Eagles rallied in the second half to put on a solid lead coming into the final term and after a gutsy effort without a break Sea Eagles won the day 42 – 30.
Under 17s took on the Swarks putting them through their paces and coming away with a 50-point win 69 – 19 remaining undefeated so far this season.
Sea Eagles fielded a full team of Under 14s enabling them to link well together for their best game this season winning 66 – 6 (adj).
Under 12s Sea Eagles were valiant against the undefeated competition frontrunning Swans going down 27 – 36 in a close game.
This Saturday May 27 Indigenous Round 2 sees further celebrations at Whitsunday Sea Eagles home ground Whitsunday Sportspark at 1.30pm prior to the Senior Womens and Mens matches against the Hawks.
Come down and be part of the fun with Sea Eagles Juniors from 10:40am and Seniors from 1:50pm.
Contributed by Whitsunday Sea Eagles