Girls' lose but charity still wins



THE Whitsunday Sea Ea-Girls Australian football team travelled to Mackay on Saturday where they took on the Bakers Creek Babes in this year's Women's CQ Rescue Charity match.

Unfortunately the Sea Ea-Girls were outplayed on the day as the Babes raced away to a 72-19 point victory.

Despite the result, the Whitsunday side were proud of their efforts as the charity match is thought to have raised close to $10 000 for CQ Rescue.

“It's fantastic and that's what it's all about,” captain Stacey Lynch said.

“It was amazing to be apart of and the atmosphere on the day was just exhilarating.

“If the money raised helps CQ Rescue to save just one person's life then it was all worth it.”

The concept of the match came about in 2007 after four members of the Bakers Creek football club were involved in a serious car accident.

Although one of the Bakers Creek players died in the crash, CQ Rescue helped to save the lives of the other people in the vehicle.

The game had a strong emotive feeling behind it and the Sea Ea-Girls put up a good fight, tackling well for the entire match.

The Sea Ea-Girls best players on park were Hayley Hatcher, Alicia Megee, Cara Megee and Kelsey McCarthy while Hayley Hatcher and Stacey Lynch scored the side's only goals.

The Whitsunday Sea Ea-Girls thank their sponsors Evolution Lounge Bar and Niteclub, Whitsunday Transit, Waterline on Shingley, Body Beautiful and Cannonvale Reef Gateway Hotel who made it possible for the girls to compete in this year's match.

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