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Whitsunday Premiers in 2010

The Whitsunday Sea Eagle are still celebrating their eighth AFL Mackay premiership title. Back: Coach James McKenzie, Mark Pollard, John Ryan, Simon Dymmott, Brodie Tebbutt, Nick O'Reilly, Daniel Keeley, Dylan Lambert, Blake Batt, Rob Gillespie, Matt Galonski, Todd Hounsell, Darren Boase and James Rockliff. Front: Assistant coach Col Hounsell, trainer Stacey Lynch, Aran Hayes, Robert Whitton, Jake Gswandtner, Dave Ada, Zane Templeman, captain Peter Bond, Luke LeBrocq and president Andy Ward.

Photo by Blue Turtle Digital.
The Whitsunday Sea Eagle are still celebrating their eighth AFL Mackay premiership title. Back: Coach James McKenzie, Mark Pollard, John Ryan, Simon Dymmott, Brodie Tebbutt, Nick O'Reilly, Daniel Keeley, Dylan Lambert, Blake Batt, Rob Gillespie, Matt Galonski, Todd Hounsell, Darren Boase and James Rockliff. Front: Assistant coach Col Hounsell, trainer Stacey Lynch, Aran Hayes, Robert Whitton, Jake Gswandtner, Dave Ada, Zane Templeman, captain Peter Bond, Luke LeBrocq and president Andy Ward. Photo by Blue Turtle Digital.

AUSSIE RULES

Whitsunday 16.10.108 def Mackay City 7.6.48

THE Whitsunday Sea Eagles are still celebrating after they posted a 60-point victory over the Mackay City Hawks in the 2010 AFL Mackay grand final at Harrup Park on Saturday.

The minor premiers had clearly removed last year's heart-breaking grand final loss from their memories and were simply unstoppable in this years decider.

From the outset the Whitsunday side dominated the match as ruckman and best-on-ground Simon Dymmott layed the platform for a Sea Eagles victory.

Coach James McKenzie said that he was the happiest man alive following the win.

“It was the best feeling I've ever had in my life,” he said.

“It was the best I've ever seen a team play for this club.”

The win ensured the eighth senior premiership for the club, the first since 2006.

In his first year as captain, Peter Bond described the premiership win as one to remember.

“It was the best game all year by a mile,” he said.

“But now, I just can't wipe the smile off my face.”

“It came down to the fact that we really wanted it more.”

Bond said that the victory showed that the club has come long way in 2010 after they started the season with only six players at their first training session of the year.

“It was the most depressing training of my life,” he said.

“I thought we were in big trouble."

 

 

 


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