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Black and gold army ready to cheer Falcons to win

BRING IT ON: Falcons supporters can't wait for the big game against PNG Hunters on Sunday.
BRING IT ON: Falcons supporters can't wait for the big game against PNG Hunters on Sunday. John McCutcheon

WHETHER it's from the stands of Suncorp Stadium or simply a prime position in front of the TV, a black and gold force will be cheering loud for the Falcons in the grand final on Sunday.

Some are veteran supporters of the Coast's state league side while others are new on the scene, but one thing both have in common is a passion to see the Falcons succeed.

Among them will be Eunice and Allen Krome who have flown the Falcons flag since 2014.

The couple have been vocal supporters for the side ever since but stepped up their involvement this year.

"We've been coming here (Sunshine Coast Stadium) for the last 12 months because my son gave me membership to the Falcons for my 70th and we've been coming to home games ever since and it's sucked us right in," Mr Krome said.

The couple share more than just a fan connection, and have worked alongside some of the players.

"Louis (Geraghty) used to work with me up in Nambour at Sundale (retirement village)," Mrs Krome said.

"He was helping with physio care in there and (I'd always ask) 'did you win?'."

The couple won't be able to make it to the grand final to watch the Falcons play PNG Hunters, but they will be watching on from their caravan at Tewantin.

Some of the team's youngest fans won't just be watching it, but at ground level running on the sidelines.

Talan Kraut and Brad Higgins have both been selected to be ball boys for the match.

Talan said he was looking forward to "watching the crowd go wild" when the Falcons score a try.

"Seeing the Falcons win the grand final (will be good too)," he said.

While Brad said running on Suncorp Stadium's grounds would be "an experience" and expected an electric atmosphere.

Sunshine Coast Falcons CEO Chris Flannery was appreciative of the loyal fan support and said the club averaged about 1000 spectators at each home game.

"Our fans have been through some dark periods...and it's great that we can bring some success to those guys," he said.

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