Eagles soar north
THE Bald Eagles flew proud at the North Queensland Country Championships over the long weekend.
The over-35 team comprised players from Whitsunday, Mackay City Hawks and North Mackay who took on the northern teams from Townsville and Cairns.
Although going down in both games, the team showed great grit and all the skills of old were put out on show.
Wayne Scholberg impressed in his first game and Dave Thompson, Peter Sprattling and Mick Jarvis were among the Bald Eagles best on the day.
In the over-45s the Eagles joined with players from Cairns and Mackay to field a combined team.
They too went down to Townsville but both games were very tightly fought out.
Al McCarragher was dangerous in forward line, and Mick Murtagh combined well with Rob Davis to run the ball out of the backline.
Club President Jack Lumby was impressed with the players as they gave their all in Townsville.
"Tim Gladstone also played his first game with the home team and was a running machine all day and worked well with Mal Harris and Dave Crook in the backline.
They were kept very busy all afternoon," he said. The next game for the Baldies is on Saturday, June 23, at the Whitsunday Sports Park starting at 3pm. "The teams will be competing as part of the NQ Games with medals on offer. We have players coming from Cairns, Townsville and Mackay so it will be a great afternoon," Lumby said.
For details, phone Jack on 0417 628 939.