Dragons ju­nior car­ni­val

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

MORE than 200 chil­dren from through­out the Cairns district par­tic­i­pated in Dou­glas United’s an­nual car­ni­val at Cas­sowary Park on Satur­day.

Teams from Le­ich­hardt, Redlynch, TAS, Mar­lin Coast, Strat­ford and the Southern Cross Strik­ers ven­tured north from Cairns and took part in a day high­lighted by great skills and plenty of fun in the non-com­pet­i­tive games.

For the Dou­glas Un­der-6s this was their first taste of op­po­si­tion teams as they, to­gether with the Un­der-7s and Un­der-8s, nor­mally play games at the club as a hub base.

The ex­pe­ri­enced Un­der-9s, Un­der­10s and Un­der-11s showed skill, te­nac­ity and courage with their en­deav­ours with the Un­der-10s hav­ing the most suc­cess­ful day.

Many new friend­ships were made and grudge matches re­played.

Trav­el­ling play­ers were im­pressed by the cane sur­rounds and nat­u­ral val­ley set­ting of the club and grounds.

The play­ing fields were sur­rounded by tents and plenty of parental ac­tiv­ity.

Dou­glas United is the first club car­ni­val in the football sea­son and is pop­u­lar due to its tim­ing at the begin­ning of the school hol­i­days.

Sup­ported by the Rain­for­est Habi­tat Port Dou­glas, the car­ni­val has gen­er­ated vis­i­tors who promised to re­turn again next year.

Mini Dragons: Kai North, Luka Govorko on the ball, Jet­son Parry, Oliver Staine and Jack Samp­son watch­ing on

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.