Brahmans band together for Tully
THE Whitsunday Brahmans are ready to help the Tully Tigers this weekend when they play in their first trial match at Les Stagg Oval.
On the field from 5pm, the Brahmans will go head to head with the Mackay Magpies, but off the field there will be a more important aim – to raise money for the Tully Tigers.
The Brahmans had initially envisaged raising funds for a Brisbane-based club following the State's flood disaster but this idea was quickly changed when Cyclone Yasi hit North Queensland earlier this month.
All canteen proceeds will go towards the Tigers as they try to rebuild their club.
Club treasurer Marlene Malone said spectators would have free entry on the day and were encouraged to help raise as much money as possible.
Brahmans coach Adam Wright agreed.
“It's a good idea,” he said.
“Anything we can do down here to help North Queensland rugby league is a good thing.”
While the focus off field will be on raising money, Wright said the focus on field would be to give new and existing players a chance to prove their worth.
“We've got a few new blokes we haven't seen play,” he said.
“It really is a trial for positions.
“There's probably only two or three players who have secured their spots so we will try a few different combinations during the match to determine the rest.”
Kick-off is at 5pm on Saturday.