Support builds for game
SOCCER is the game of choice for a lot of parents and children in Mundubbera and Gayndah.
Two-way meets between the two towns have been the only soccer played in the North Burnett for many years.
But the numbers are building and the prospects of having a stronger competition are good.
“I like to play soccer because I like to be a goalie in these two-way meets,” 11-year-old Gayndah player Lochlann Terms said.
“I get to kick and run the ball without getting tackled.
“Playing against the other towns gives me a chance to find new friend that don’t go to my school.”
Playing at the Mundubbera State School oval and running a canteen also gives the small clubs a chance to raise some funds to keep the clubs alive and running.
When in Gayndah, the clubs play at the football grounds and support is gaining momentum.
“Gayndah players have been coming to Mundubbera for the first half of the season and this was our last home game,” parent and coach Dutch Anbeek said.
“In two weeks’ time we will start going down to Gayndah to play.”
Primary school-aged children are most represented in the clubs and both clubs are always looking for players.
Soccer is a growing sport and there are the opportunities for both girls and boys.