Football stars entertain Airlie crowds
THE Whitsunday PCYC welcomed a couple of football stars last night in a fundraiser for the Whitsunday Brahmans.
Nathan Hindmarsh and Bryan Fletcher entertained audiences with anecdotes from their playing days and their views on the state of the game today, while ticket sales and an auction on the night raised cash for the senior Brahmans.
The 'Fletch and Hindy Show' only tours a handful of times a year and the Whitsundays was one of the lucky places chosen.
"For rural areas and small places like the Whitsundays, sport plays a big part in the community and we like to do our best to try and keep those things continuing," Hindmarsh said.
The pair said most of the places they visited were for a charity or cause. They recently travelled to Emerald to raise money for the Mark Hughes Foundation.
While they do it for a good cause, they also said it was fun.
"Honestly, we enjoy it," Fletcher said.
"We enjoy coming to different parts of Australia. We just think it's (the Whitsundays) one of the most beautiful places."
The pair have both been to the Whitsundays before but not on official business.
"It was the year I won the grand final, which was the best day of my life. I was the last try scorer," Fletcher said.
With State of Origin III on Wednesday night, they agreed that the Blues team was the best so far this year.
"I think they're starting to get those players that are Origin players," Hindmarsh said.
"It's a better team," Fletcher agreed.
If you missed the pair you can catch them on Monday Nights with Matty Jones on Fox Sports.