All set for inaugural carnival
MASTERS AUSSIE RULES
IT IS that time of year again that the not so young dust off their footy boots and once again prepare their once highly tuned bodies for the North Queensland rounds of Masters AFL.
But this time the Whitsunday Bald Eagles will be the host of the inaugural Whitsunday 12s Masters AFL Carnival to be held at the Whitsunday Sports Park over Easter.
Carnival organiser Jack Lumby said he was looking forward to a great weekend.
“No one has ever done this before,” he said. “I've wanted to do something like this for a while.
“It's mateship, it's all about having fun.”
He said although players memories have lasted longer than their fitness their desire was still as strong as ever.
“The unforgotten bond between team mates lives on even though the fastest thing on the training track is our receding hairlines,” he said.
The carnival will be a twelve a side tournament with teams travelling from Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Rockhampton for the event.
Lumby said although their will be some fierce competition on the park, the whole Easter carnival was about socialising with people with a similar interest.
“As you can see we do not take ourselves too seriously and fun, laughter and mateship are what the Whitsunday Bald Eagles are all about,” he said.
Lumby encouraged anyone over the age of 35 to come and join the Bald Eagles for training tonight from 6pm at the Whitsunday Sports Park or contact Jack Lumby on 0417 628 939.