From 'tiny' half-forward to bollocking AFL star, David Armitage proved Mackay can produce Aussie rules excellence
Ahead of the club's first foray into finals footy since returning to the competition, the Swans coach laid praise at the feet of his enthusiastic playing group.
Coach Gary Downes put the challenge to his playing group to make up for their upset 11-point loss to Bakers Creek earlier this season.
A North Mackay Saint defender has a message for the Eastern Swans' back six ahead of tomorrow's blockbuster qualifying final at Zeolla Park.
David Armitage announced his this week he would leave St Kilda after 13 seasons and 169 games for the AFL club.
The Eastern Swans junior was drafted with pick 9 in the 2006 National Draft and quickly established himself as a fan-favourite at St Kilda.
With an FFA Cup quarter final berth in their sights, Magpies Crusaders travelld to CB Smith Reserve in Melbourne to face Moreland Zebras.
Two teams with differing styles, suffering from the same frustrating consistency issues and left with nothing but pride to play for.
With the Mackay Cutters out of Intrust Super Cup finals contention, coach Steve Sheppard has extended an olive branch to local clubs
The weight of history, 70 years worth, and expectations placed on a proud club languishing lower than ever before will come to bear in Fawkner tonight.