Bundaberg Bears and Bulls need your help
THE Bundaberg Bears and Bulls get plenty of support to play each week in the Queensland Basketball League and for the round 11 games the players will need extra help.
Playing Mackay is tough enough, but imagine playing one of the best teams in the competition after a 900km road trip.
Because that is what the Bears and Bulls have to do before backing up Sunday to take on Suncoast at WIN Stadium.
After the last training session for the week, the players boarded a bus bound for Mackay and with a couple of cramped hours of sleep under their belt will arrive at the motel for some more rest.
Are you starting to consider getting to WIN Stadium for Sunday's game?
If those few facts didn't, the next few might convince you.
At 6.30pm tonight the Bears play their game against a team which is on a five-game winning streak and is intent on building towards the finals.
The last-placed Bulls hit the court against ladder-leaders Mackay at 8.30pm. Mackay lost its first game for the season at the weekend which spells bad news for the Bulls, coming up against such a powerful team on the rebound will be a tough task.
The bus will leave Mackay at 11.30pm after the players and staff has a bite to eat and will hopefully be home by 9.30am.
Bundaberg Basketball is hosting a roller derby bout Saturday so there is little rest for the players then, some will be manning the canteen and bar and others will help around the stadium.
What about now?
Do you understand how much the Bears and Bulls need your support Sunday.
The Bears play at 2pm and the Bulls at 4pm and while Suncoast isn't a QBL powerhouse this year, after the long road trip the game will be a challenge for Bundaberg.
In the men's game the Bulls are desperate to break a nine-game losing streak which has resulted in them anchoring the ladder. Bundaberg's only win for the year was against Suncoast and it will want to keep bragging rights.
For the Bears, Emma Mahady registered 18 points against Suncoast in late May.
After a quiet patch the Bear's will be hope she can produce at this level once again.