Colin Pope, (back L-R) Brodie Bloomfield, Cassie Stanbury, Cheryl Pope, Karen McKavanagh and Jo Stanbury hope the Redbacks can pull off a win to bring home their first A-grade trophy.
Colin Pope, (back L-R) Brodie Bloomfield, Cassie Stanbury, Cheryl Pope, Karen McKavanagh and Jo Stanbury hope the Redbacks can pull off a win to bring home their first A-grade trophy. Shannon Newley

City set to cheer on Redbacks

RED and blue was splashed around Warwick this week as excited Redbacks supporters geared up for today's AFL Darling Downs grand final.

With the Warwick Credit Union Redbacks taking on the Toowoomba Tigers in the premiership game, the team's operations manager, Colin Pope, said the whole community, not just AFL tragics, were standing behind them for their first grand final appearance since 2002.

"We have had so many phone calls from people from all different codes of football," he said.

He said he hoped to see plenty of red and blue in the crowd today, despite the game not being played on home turf.

"We have a 61-seater bus going down and that is nearly full, plus the player and support staff bus," he said.

Warwick Credit Union senior manager sales and marketing Helen Roche said as the major sponsor for the team, the company was proud of how far the team had gone in the competition this year.

"We are very pleased to be the major sponsor of the team and we wish them every success," she said.

"It's great for community spirit if they bring the trophy home, not just the AFL supporters."



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