The Eagleby Giants JRLFC had a huge Saturday with exhibition games from all their junior teams followed by the men’s division three game between Mustangs and South’s and then the division two seniors team playing South’s.
After all the football, the club held a Meat and Greet at the local community centre where the 60 attendees helped raise $1000 for the club.
The Eagleby Giants club has been busy in the offseason with their field preparation to make it one of the best in the competition. They have also been out pushing for players to come and join the club and get their feet into competitive football.
The Super Saturday Spectacular at the Bishop Street grounds saw six games of footy played with under sevens through to the opens hit the field. The club was also packed with spectators from the competitors clubs and many locals who came out to watch some awesome games.
In the men’s division two seniors game, the team, who were a little mismatched in their trial games, pulled it all together for a strong fight and team effort in the opening round of their season.
Unfortunately, in the first half of the game, one of the Giants players was injured with a dislocated knee and the game had to be stopped for half an hour.
The teams resumed the battle and despite the Giants overcoming the loss of a player, Souths were too strong and toppled the Giants 22 -12.
Post-game, the Giants Club held a fundraiser which was all about eating meat and having a good laugh with the others in attendance.
Tastepoint Australia is new to south-east Queensland and how they work is for every group of 60 people, they donate $1,000 towards a fundraising drive. No other strings attached, no further effort from the club.
Everyone is given a booklet and then the seven courses are served. Eat the meat and mark down the score in a survey and have a laugh while doing it. All of that and the club makes some money.
Cr Karen Murphy attended the events and said the Tastepoint fundraiser for the Eagleby Giants is like nothing I have ever done before but it was an absolute blast.
“We got seven courses of samples of lamb to do some taste testing and it was a highly successful event and gave the Eagleby Giants a $1000 towards their fundraising.
“It is a great club, and they deserve all the help they can get, and I was pleased to be able to help them out to raise those funds.”
Chappy Nick Carroll who is the vice president of the Giants was one of the main organisers for the fundraising event and said the event was Tastepoint where we had seven cuts of lamb and we got to grade it and it was the final to a big Saturday Spectacular event at Bishop Street park in Eagleby.
“We got 60 participants and Tastepoint donated to us $1,000 so it was a fund-raising event that was lots of fun too.”