Whales celebrate 10 years
EVANS Head Village Rugby side the Killer whales celebrated ten years of competition on Saturday with a long winded toast to past and future success.
More than 120 people attended the function at the Evans Head Bowling Club with some former players travelling to town from as far as Darwin, Emerald, Sydney and Canberra.
Founding president of the Killer whales, Ben Fisher, said the celebrations on the day began with a hard fought battle against Iluka, at the Evans River school grounds, with the result a 31-all draw.
"The game was all the more relevant as the club played Iluka in its very first match ten years ago," said Ben.
After the game, players and supporters went home to change from sweaty paddock gear to dancing shoes and met again at the bowlo for much needed refreshment and friendly banter that continued well past Big Dog's parent's bedtime.
Ben said the Whales were comfortable placed in third spot in the village comp, behind Mullumbimby and Lismore and he was confident that Evans Head could secure a spot in the semis, "with high expectations of a successful grand final berth and subsequent win.
"We have beat both Lismore and Mullumbimby before," he said. "We have got their measure."