The Whitsunday Sea Eagles are going into the Grand Final in a commanding position.
The Whitsunday Sea Eagles are going into the Grand Final in a commanding position. Jacob Wilson

Sea Eagles will enter the Grand Final with pride

AFL: Whitsunday Sea Eagles president Daniel Thomas can't remember a time where the club had been in a stronger position heading into grand final week.

With the Under 14 side defeating Moranbah this afternoon with a tight 12 point margin - the juniors will join the Under 17 and Senior sides in the pursuit of grand final glory.

The Sea Eagles were ahead of Moranbah at half time and maintained their lead in the second half despite a more difficult challenge toward the end of the game.

If the Under 14 side comes out of the Grand Final victorious, it would be the third year in a row where they have staked their claim to the title.

Thomas said this impressive achievement was potentially history in the making.

"We were trying to work that the last time all these teams were in the finals together, I have been in the club for five years and its the first time since I have been here where we have had all the teams make it. I couldn't say on record last time it happened,” he said.

Ahead of the biggest weekend of the AFL season, Thomas said the biggest challenge would be making the most of the extensive range of talent available.

"We have blokes knocking on the door but some of them will be missing out come the Grand Final,” he said.

"It is a good position to be in to have 25 fit players to squeeze into 22 spots, it will be the same with the Under 17s, with so many good players ready to go it will be a hard decision for the coach.”

"It is a game that doesn't come around very often so the boys will wear their jumper with pride, they need to put in 110%, we can't ask for any more than that and if they can do they then we will walk away with the win.”

The Whitsunday Sea Eagles will be running two supporter buses on September 9 for anyone who wants to cheer the Sea Eagles on in their final clashes of the season.

Tickets will cost $10 for return trips, with one bus leaving at 7am and a second one leaving at midday.

To reserve a ticket call Cabe Ayton on 0427427612.


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