Townsville is embracing finals fever and is displaying its true colours at one of the city’s biggest roundabouts.
A giant JCU Townsville Fire flag was raised at the University Road roundabout at Douglas yesterday ahead of Friday’s second Wattle Valley WNBL Grand Final at Townsville RSL Stadium.
Flying the flag above the Douglas roundabout will mean thousands of motorists will see the Fire’s colours in the lead-up to the big game.
Townsville mayor Cr Jenny Hill urged residents to get behind the Fire in their shot at back to back national league titles.
“The Fire are just a win away from bringing home back-to-back national leagues for Townsville,” Cr Hill said.
“It’s even better that they have a chance of sealing the title here in their home town in front of their loyal fans.”
The Townsville City Council has made arrangements with the club to stage a community reception for the Fire players at Townsville Bulletin Square at 11am on Sunday during the Cotters Markets should they win on Friday night.
A live stream of the second WNBL Grand Final – http://bit.ly/WNBLGFStream – will be available via Youtube from 7pm on Friday night.