Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Lack of Commitment over Long Weekend Extremely Disappointing

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Lack of Commitment over Long Weekend Extremely Disappointing

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LAST weekend highlighted to all clubs, junior and senior, the standard of commitment that exists in all levels of league, with the long weekend decimating player numbers and team involvement.

The disappointing aspect that this lack of professionalism causes is that the clubs hosting the day of league have ordered food etc for the canteen and arranged volunteers and referees, only to have the day shattered by forfeits, leaving a black hole in their income for the day and a sour taste in the mouths of those volunteers who prepared for the day.

This weekend in the Skills Training Mackay League Cup we see what looks on paper to be some great games of league.

Norths and Brothers are both hosting a super Saturday of league, with junior and senior games being played at both venues from 8am today and finishing with a 7.30pm A-grade kick-off.

Brothers will be at home to Souths in what will be a litmus test for Brothers, who have struggled to put their best side on the paddock so far this season.

Norths take on Magpies in the North of the River Shield and the entertainment planned for the day will be nothing short of spectacular. It will be a great day out for the family, with skydivers, fireworks and countless other forms of entertainment.

Joel, Corey, Duane and the team at Norths are to be congratulated on the initiative and effort put in to make this day not only a festival of football but a family fun day.

Norths should deliver the win for their fans, with Magpies missing a few key players and, having had a bye last weekend, might be just a bit lacking in the fitness stakes.

Tomorrow Sarina is at home to Whitsunday.

The Crocs will be keen to avenge the round one loss, when the Prossie boys stormed home in the second half, and Whitsunday will want to bounce back from last weekend's loss to the Tigers.

Also tomorrow, the form teams of the competition so far, Wests and Moranbah, will clash in what will be the game of the weekend.

These games will be played at Shark Park, Milton Street, on the same card as the Cutters game. The under-15s will start the day at 9.30am, followed by under-18s and Reserve grade, before the Cutters v Wynnum Q Cup match and the top-of-the-table A-grade match, which will kick off at 3. …

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