Sea Eagles may fly again in 2011
THE mighty Burnett Heads Sea Eagles will fly again if a grass-roots collective of football lovers gets its way.
The former Bundaberg Junior Rugby League club folded three years ago after a lull in numbers.
But residents have spearheaded a push for inclusion of the team in the 2011 competition.
Bundaberg Junior Rugby League treasurer and former Sea Eagles coaching co-ordinator Dale Evans has appealed for league enthusiasts in the town to throw their support behind a push for the re-instatement of the club.
“Ultimately it’s the kids that are missing out from all this,” he said.
“We’ve got a great field, jerseys and a dressing shed full of equipment that is just going to waste.”
The move comes after the Burnett Heads United Soccer Club folded in March.
Evans said many parents had the either the means or the time to transport their children to training sessions and games in Bundaberg and said the local club would give youngsters a vital social and sporting outlet.
“It was a real shame to see the club go under,” he said.
“Kids are running out of things to do and sports to play.”
Evans has joined with Bundaberg Junior Rugby League president Paul Barritt to organise a meeting to canvas support for the initiative.
“We’re asking for people with a passion and interest in rugby league to come and help out and bring some ideas to the table,” he said.
“We need local people in the Burnett Heads community to put their heads together to come up with a plan and take some ownership of the club and try to build it back up to what it was.”
The meeting will be held this Saturday at the Lighthouse Hotel 3pm.