Childers teams mix it up with best in State Cup
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.