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Bald Eagles named Queensland's best

GREAT SUPPORT: Karen Tulk, Louisa and Jack Lumby and Rod Tulk at a recent Bald Eagles luncheon. The Bald Eagles were named AFL Masters Queensland team of the year at a function in Townsville earlier this week.
GREAT SUPPORT: Karen Tulk, Louisa and Jack Lumby and Rod Tulk at a recent Bald Eagles luncheon. The Bald Eagles were named AFL Masters Queensland team of the year at a function in Townsville earlier this week.

THE Whitsunday Bald Eagles received the state's highest honour earlier this week, being named the club of the year by AFL Masters Queensland.

Currently competing in the AFL masters nationals in Townsville, the Bald Eagles' fantastic work on and off the ground was recognised as the club beat 51 other masters clubs for the 2012 award.

Bald Eagles president Jack Lumby said it was great for the team to be recognised on a state level and was quick to thank his team-mates and the people of the Whitsundays.

"It's always nice to be recognised by your peers and this award is a reward for all of our hard work within the Whitsundays community," he said.

"I had a lump in my throat when I went to accept the award on behalf of the Bald Eagles. It's a fantastic achievement for our club. This is an award for all of the Whitsundays, not just the football team."

The Bald Eagles host a series of fundraising ventures all-year round to help support the Whitsunday Sea Eagles senior team and also assists with a range of charitable causes in the Whitsundays.

With 14 players currently competing at the AFL Masters nationals in Townsville, the Bald Eagles are the most represented Queensland club at the tournament which features hundreds of players from across the country.

Games started last weekend and will continue this week before wrapping wrap up on Saturday.


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