First cricket club home game in years for Sunbury football
FOR the first time in ten years the Sunbury Blues Football Club will play a home game at the Maryborough Cricket Club.
A rostering change by the Wide Bay Football committee meant Sunbury could host eight home games this year.
Division one player Josh Linwood was looking forward to running onto the field for tomorrow night's match against Across the Waves.
"The whole club is pretty excited about it really," he said.
The match will feel more like a carnival with hundreds expected to descend on the oval pitch to cheer on the Blues.
Linwood hopes there will be a sense of club spirit at the match with the juniors also expected to get involved in the night's proceedings.
At half-time of the division one game the Sunbury under-7s will play in front of the large crowd while the under 12s will be acting ball kids.
"It's what we're hoping to do this year for all the home matches we play," Linwood said.
"We're super excited to be playing at the cricket club.
"They've bent over backwards to help us out since we've been there."
For about ten years Sunbury has trained at the cricket club but played most of their games at Federation Park in Granville.
As for the game itself, Linwood is confident the complete Sunbury outfit can outplay the Waves.
"They're a good physical team and will be hard to beat," he said.
"Our boys will be looking to bounce back after last week's poor performance."
That poor performance was a six goals to two thumping by United Warriors at Hervey Bay.
Linwood hopes the Blues will put on a good show and draw people to the cricket club.
"It's a great little club - they've got the eatery and we really want to promote the cricket club as much as our own club," he said.