BEAT THE DRUM: The Tucabia Bears interchange bench spur on teammates with their musical influence during the 2014 NCF Men’s 3rd Division North grand final. PHOTO: LEIGH JENSEN
BEAT THE DRUM: The Tucabia Bears interchange bench spur on teammates with their musical influence during the 2014 NCF Men’s 3rd Division North grand final. PHOTO: LEIGH JENSEN

Return to Wooli music to football club’s ears

TUCABIA Bears will get the ball rolling with a musical extravaganza at Minnie Water Hall this Saturday night.

The club has experienced strong growth in its junior ranks while 2014 saw its return to senior competition with the Bears reaching the North Coast Football Men's Third Division North grand final, going down in a penalty shootout to Westlawn after scores were locked nil-all.

This weekend's fundraiser, entitled the Grin And Bear It Ball, features more than 30 performers with acts such as Living Proff, Julius Chowduary and Sweaty Palms Orchestra set to entertain the crowd, with the evening starting at 7pm.

"The main purpose is to help keep fees down for the kids," past president and current player Jamie Trevillian said.

"There's a lot of community support which makes it more affordable for everyone.

"We will have over 30 performers donating their time with over 200 years of musical experience between them."

A gourmet barbecue will be served al fresco to coincide with the full moon rising over the ocean in what is shaping up to be a wonderful family night.

This season Tucabia will field under-6s, 8s, 9s, 11s and 12s in juniors and training starts on Friday, March 13 at 4pm.

The big news for the club is the relocation of the home ground to Wooli Sports Fields.

Volunteers have been busy levelling and top-dressing the surface and constructing goal posts.

The seniors in particular are looking forward to the move - a return to some memories for many of the players with the drums greeting players at the ground now part of folklore in the local soccer community.



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