11 September, 2023

Eagles soar into grand final

THE young Atherton Eagles will be swooping into their grand finals this weekend, with their Under 13, 15/16 and Division 1 Men’s team climbing the leaderboard this season.

The Atherton Eagles under 13s team.
The Atherton Eagles under 13s team.

Their journey, fuelled by unwavering dedication, has been expertly steered by coach Johnson Makoti and the commitment of the parents who drove to Cairns most weekends.

The Under 13’s team, who finished on top of the ladder this year, going undefeated all season and winning the minor premiership, will take on Redlynch Strikers at 7.30pm on Friday night.  

The 15/16’s team, who had a slightly slower start to the season, finishing fourth on the ladder, have trained hard and fought hard on the pitch the past few weeks, their efforts paying off in the finals rounds as they’ve come up through the ranks and deservingly earnt their spot in grand final.

Knowing they’ve always been capable and believing in them, their coach and Eagles vice president Jason Cummings, has been impressed with their commitment and looks forward to watching them give it all they’ve got on Friday night when they take on Edge Hill Yellow at 6pm. 

The senior team, who have been put through their paces by coach Joson Curcio, will be looking to hold their title from last year as grand final winners to make it two in a row.  

It’s been a tight competition all season in the  Division 1 Men’s compeition and even with a strong team, there’s been no room to let their guard down. 

Narrowly missing out on the minor premiership to Port Douglas in the last round, they will be out for redemption as it is Port Douglas they will again meet in the grand final at 8pm on Friday.

Feeling nothing but pride, Cummings hopes all three teams in the grand final can keep their winning streak going and take home a few more trophies for the cabinet. 

 “It has been a great year for the club, We’ve had a lot of dedicated people and players with so much passion for the club and for the game, it is fitting to have three teams contesting the grand final,” he said.

“So get yourselves down to Endeavour Park, the zone of FNQ Football this Friday night, put your brightest blue and yellow on to catch all the action and cheer on our teams. 

“Good luck to everyone, and thanks to everyone who has helped us get there.”


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