Childers teams mix it up with best in State Cup

Isis Town and Country - - Sport -

HER­VEY Bay will play host to 200 teams from across the state for the Queens­land Touch Ju­nior State Cup.

The event kicks off at 8.30am to­mor­row and fin­ishes on Sun­day, July 12.

Two teams from Childers will be head­ing to Her­vey Bay for the big week­end.

The girls Un­der-12 and boys Un­der-14 teams will play three games on Fri­day and Satur­day, with one game on Sun­day, in­clud­ing the fi­nal rounds.

Sec­re­tary San­dra Scot­ney said she was look­ing for­ward to the week­end.

“For many kids it will be their first Cup game and they are truly ex­cited,” she said.

The Childers teams have been train­ing all sea­son for the State Cup, in­creas­ing the train­ing to three days a week. “Our chances of win­ning are slim but for us here in Childers, the kids and par­ents just love the game,” Scot­ney said.

“If it wasn’t for the par­ents, we wouldn’t have a game. All our par­ents are the driv­ing force for our teams and I am very grate­ful for their in­put.”

With 200 teams ex­pected to ar­rive in Her­vey Bay this week, ac­com­mo­da­tion houses have been booked for 12 months in prepa­ra­tion for the Queens­land Touch games.

“I will be mak­ing the drive from Childers to Her­vey Bay each day be­cause I couldn’t find any ac­com­mo­da­tion. I even tried out at Howard – no luck.” Scot­ney said.

Childers lo­cals are en­cour­aged and in­vited to make the trip to Her­vey Bay this week­end.

“We are only a small town with two small teams in the com­pe­ti­tion,” Scot­ney said.

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