The Sun City Plumbing Geraldton Buccaneers are gearing up for their first home game of the season on Saturday and Buccs' recruit Bennie Lewis is encouraging Geraldton to come down and support the side.
“I want the whole city to be here, standing room only,” the Buccs recruit said.
The side will take on the Joondalup Wolves at Activewest Stadium tomorrow night which is set to be a payback game for the Buccs after the Wolves knocked them out of finals last season.
Newest import Odartey Blankson is set to arrive in Geraldton today and and debut with the Buccs tomorrow night.
Bennie, Odartey and second year import Carter Cook are all set to be huge assets for the team as they head into the second round of the SBL season.
Carter said that the Buccs have the best fans in the league.
“Geraldton crowds are the best crowds,” he said.
“Even when we play in Perth we bring more fans with us then the Perth sides do.”
Both Bennie and Carter spoke to Everything Geraldton yesterday and said the side is looking prime for a good season.
“With a few more training sessions and games under our belt I think we can go all the way this year,” Carter said.
“I think last year we hit our stride a little too early and we went a bit flat towards the end of the season.”
Bennie played for the Redbacks last year so he has been on the other end of the Geraldton crowds but says he is excited to be part of it this year.
“We want to entertain our fans. That’s the reason we play. If fans don’t come, we don’t have a team,” he said.
Tip off is at 7:30pm tomorrow night with tickets available at the door.
Check out Everything Geraldton during tomorrow night’s game for all the latest updates.